It may look like the most traditional of villas on the outside, but inside the Byblos Art Hotel, located near Verona, Italy, is a glorious blend of Old World meets hot-right-now, for an over-the-top effect of modern madness. Furnishings with Baroque and Napoleonic silhouettes are executed in acid hues, mid-century masterpieces are nestled in front of ornate moldings and wall panels, and formal grounds are dotted with vibrant sculpture.
Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in the Arctic Circle in Finland. In wintertime, accommodations include snow igloos and glass igloos – yes, igloos! There’s also a restaurant and a chapel for fairytale winter wonderland weddings. The glass igloos are built from a special thermal glass so the temperature inside the igloo is plenty toasty.
Take a Swedish adventure into the wilderness with this month’s Destination Design — the curious and odd vacation destination called Treehotel. Located in the small town of Harads, Sweden, Treehotel takes advantage of the natural surroundings and dense forests using them to serve as privacy for their sweet little getaway cabins nestles in the trees. Each small themed treehouse guestroom is suspended above the ground.