English Lesson: Grzywinski + Pons Designs Urban Villa in London
You’ll want to take your time at the Urban Villa, an extended-stay boutique hotel near London. Grzywinski + Pons outfitted the 100 suites with bespoke furniture, homey kitchens, and glass-enclosed terraces. The lobby encourages lingering, too, with an open horseshoe-shape plan that rolls the reception area, lounge, bar, and café into one light-filled, airy environment. Wide floorboards, cork ceiling panels, and a soft color palette add to the breeziness. Check-in takes place at the bar’s white Calacatta marble counter, a nod to the British pubs that once doubled as boarding houses.