The works of American film producer, screenwriter and director Wes Anderson are visual masterpieces that boast a truly distinctive aesthetic: they combine exaggerated symmetry, retro elements and pastel tones – namely candy sweet colours – with rigid movement. Prime examples would of course be The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
It’s no wonder, then, that Anderson’s very unusual style often influences interior design, too, offering as it does a huge wealth of interiors inspiration. But why stop there? Here are a few places where his aesthetic seems to have broken the fifth wall!
1. Catherine Palace
The mesmerising Catherine Palace is a Rococo-style palace in Pushkin, approximately 25km from Saint Petersburg.
2. The Red Wall (La Muralla Roja)
These fascinating buildings were designed by architect Ricardo Bofill. They’re located in Spain on the Costa Blanca in Calpe, Alicante.
3. Gotha Public Baths (Stadtbad Gotha)
The Thuringian city of Gotha awaits with its art nouveau-style baths in soft tones of jade and turquoise.
4. The Tamburlaine Hotel
Cambridge, a British university city steeped in tradition, has since March 2017 also been home to the Tamburlaine Hotel and its colonial-style garden room.
5. An underground station in Singapore
If you’re ever in Singapore, hop on the underground to Redhill Station, and step into a world seen through rose-tinted glasses à la Wes Anderson!
6. The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California is the former villa of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Its ornate Roman-style indoor pool is truly captivating.
7. The Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, The Hague Scheveningen
Located right on the beach in The Hague, this exclusive hotel is definitely worthy of Wes Anderson.
8. The Belvédère Hotel
Even James Bond drove by this beautiful hotel in the Swiss Alps in 1964. It’s no longer open to guests, but the view from Obergoms-Strasse remains and it is a real sight to behold!
9. The Manner Factory
These little Austrian waffles aren’t just delicious, they’re also sweet to look at! Their pale pink packaging looks like it has come straight from Mendl’s confectionery in The Grand Budapest Hotel. If you’re ever in Vienna, be sure to have a look around the shop!
10. Ribersborg open-air bath (Ribersborgs kallbadhus)
Right on Malmö pier on the Öresund strait you’ll find the perfect place for a swim, with a public pool right next to the sea. It’s entirely up to you whether you’d rather enjoy this indescribable view in your swimmers, or if you dare to brave it au naturel!