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Country Caper Hotel Focus: The Hoxton

Design Trends

Continuing with our Color Trends 2019, we are focusing on designs that explore the color and design of the "Country Caper" trend. Classic country characteristics work beautifully in contemporary settings and are used by some of the finest interior designers to create eclectic spaces. Timeless with a contemporary twist, this look draws on elements such as stressed timbers, green and pastel hues, floral patterns and themes, all offset against a modern backdrop.

Country Caper trend

hotel lobby


Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal houses at Herengracht 255, which now play host to The Hoxton — a new ultra-cool hotel whose interior, while both chic and slightly eclectic, complement the historic buildings that date all the way back to the 1800’s. Designed by local studio Nicemakers, the cozy interiors balance the buildings' original glory with modern sensibilities.

Hotel exterior

hotel exterior


The handsome red-brick facade of the original buildings by Dutch architect W.J.M. Poggenbeek, is a great indication as to the elegance and warmth that lays behind those walls. You’ll find autumnal hues carry on from the lobby’s communal spaces right through to each of the 111 guest rooms. Tans, blues, golds and reds feature throughout to create a warm and inviting ambiance.

Roomy guest

roomy guest room


A more contemporary vibe plays out in the "Shoebox"(single), "Cozy" (double) and "Roomy" (deluxe) rooms. Block colors of delft blue, petrol, light sage and taupe feature against the heritage features of dark parquetry timber flooring and wood paneled walls.

Concept guest room

concept guest room


In the "Concept" rooms you’ll find a beautifully restored golden ceiling, as well as more of an ornate and traditional color palette involving gold leaf walls and warm off-whites — paying homage to the 17th century Mayor who resided in the building. Despite the overall classic beauty of the "Concept" rooms, modern fittings and furniture feature throughout to create a point of difference.

Hotel lobby

hotel lobby


The lobby’s laid-back living room aesthetic is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the tree-lined streets, its cool appeal extending to a restaurant and bar to be enjoyed all day and night by guests and locals alike. For more information on the Hoxton, visit thehoxton.com/holland/amsterdam/hotels.

All Photographs Used with Permission. All photos by Nicemakers.