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The Hermitage – Quality Hotel Expo, Oslo, Norway

A brilliant example of using indoor plants and vertical gardens to complement a space can be found at Quality Hotel Expo in Oslo, Norway.

Designed by London studio Haptic Architects, it is a beautiful balance of green living mixed with the classic tones of Norwegian style. They have created an environment which is contemporary, classy and surprisingly serene. The design draws inspiration from the Norwegian landscape and incorporates natural materials such as wood, stone and of course the plant life to mimic the tones and atmosphere of the surrounding area.

There are 300 rooms and a conference centre within Quality Hotel Expo which are all styled in a calming neutral palette of greys, whites and blues and warmed with the addition of wood. But the area that I find most spectacular is the lobby and communal eating area where Haptic have created a stunning natural oasis. The neutral palette is continued in the area but is punctuated with pops of colour and the vibrance of living plants.

The communal dining area sits beneath a canopy of trees where during the day light filters through from the skylight above and at night creative up lighting is used to play with the shadows of the canopy. This area also included a mixed setting of dining chairs by famous designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Jasper Morrison, an eclectic collection which mimics nicely the variety of hotel guests that make use of this area.

Isn’t this an amazing example of how a few large indoor plants can completely transform and lift a space!

The Hermitage – Quality Hotel Expo, Oslo, Norway

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Photography is by Trine Thorsen.

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  1. yvette mundell #

    Love this style. Very clean, calm and fresh. Wish my home was styled in this way.

    September 18, 2013

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