Hotel Picks From The Right Bank: The Olive, Namibia

I’ve been sick on and off ever since I got back from New York so all work has been at a complete standstill at my house – unless you count getting through all my DVR’d episodes of Interior Therapy with Jeff LewisMillion Dollar Listing New York and Bethenny Ever After. (Don’t judge. She’s renovating a condo. How can I not watch?)

Not only is no work getting done but you should see the state of my house! It’s a horror and I’m longing for daily housekeeping, turndown and room service. Which brings me to the latest Hotel Pick FROM THE RIGHT BANKthe Olive Boutique Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia. You’re going to flip. I did.

What did I tell you? Great hotel design, to me, is current while paying homage to the surroundings and local heritage and I think the Olive just knocked it out of the park.

I’m feeling almost human today so I’m hoping this means I’ll be able to make up for lost time this weekend and tackle a bunch of neglected projects. Enjoy yours and I’ll see you Monday!

(Photos: The Olive)


  1. Cerkia Bramley says:

    I stayed at the the Olive over December, took loads of inspiration back home with me! Awesome design.

  2. OMG! It’s beautiful. Puts my inspirations to shame.

    I just posted my dining room redo….I think I need to broaden my horizons. Makes my little ole’ ideas about decor seem woefully outdated.

    • One of the reasons I blog is to open people’s eyes to all the wonderful inspiration out there in the world so thank you so much for your comment. I just had a look at your room and it’s gorgeous and elegant. You did a great job! The mere fact that you want to expand your horizons in itself is huge and exactly why your ideas will never be outdated! Thanks again for your comment and enjoy that lovely room of yours!

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