About Simone Aïda Baur

Awarding winning interior designer and blogger and founder of Global Inspirations Design offers interior design services for new builds and renovations, as well as interior design coaching and workshops.

Home Office Design Inspirations You Will Love

Working from Home has become the norm. In fact, there’s even a hashtag for it #WFH! With second and third rounds of lockdowns across the globe and many large and small corporations reducing their office space, it is safe to say that Working from Home is likely here to stay, even beyond the pandemic. WFH not only impacts our daily life, but also the way we use our domestic space. In order to work effectively and productively, it is really important to have a home office design set up that works for you. Regardless, whether you’ve got […]

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    Interior Design: Curtains and their power to transform a room

Interior Design: Curtains and their power to transform a room

This post will really open your eyes to the power of curtains and window treatments in general and how they can transform a room. To me, curtains are a bit like lipstick. Would you spend time putting on the perfect make up, but leave out the lipstick? Probably not. Even though I’m no expert when it comes to make-up, I sure know the power of lipstick (as it’s sometimes the only make-up I wear). So, think of your curtains as lipstick and with that, we are actually only addressing the aesthetic aspect of curtains. Curtains are essential […]

Interior Design Project: China meets Switzerland

‘Interior Design Project’ is a blog post series, where I give you a glimpse behind the scenes of some of my interior design projects and share insights about the design process. Inspiration for a new design scheme can come from many sources. In some cases it comes from existing pieces of furniture, for example treasured antiques and travel memorabilia. Such was was the case with this particular project, where it was all about mixing styles.

Having lived in 7 countries and on 3 continents myself, I fully understand how certain pieces can carry beautiful memories of […]

Interior Design Project: New York meets Nature

With my recently launched blog series ‘Interior Design Project’ I give you a glimpse behind the scenes. And share some insights about the interior design process from concept to realisation. As I always say “Interior Design is the secret ingredient of feeling at home anywhere in the world.”

Living in 7 countries and on 3 continents myself, this has been my personal experience. Now I use this experience to help my clients, who are mostly ex-pats living in Switzerland, create a home that reflects who they are and also reveals a bit of their story. So […]

Interior Design Project: Comfort meets Luxury

With my new blog series ‘Interior Design Project’ I would like to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of my full service interior design projects. Even though I typically work with busy expats living in Switzerland, each project is different, because each client is different in terms of their needs and preferences. It is crucial for me to take the time to get to know my clients and their lifestyle and find out what makes their eyes light up. This way I can ensure to create a space for them that not only reflects their personality […]

Making the best of staying home during Covid-19

The current health crisis is affecting each and every one of us on a global scale. Whether we live in a country with a full or a partial lockdown due to the Coronavirus, our daily life has drastically changed. The word home has taken on a whole other meaning. I think it is fair to say that collectively and individually we have been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. Unless you are a so-called essential worker (thank you!), you have probably been spending more time at home than ever before. What if your home does not inspire you, […]

The Hide Hotel Flims: design meets convenience

In the late 18thcentury the English poet William Cowper exclaimed: “Variety is the very spice of life” and I couldn’t agree more. This probably explains my multiple interests and passions, such as travel, discovery and interior design. Hence, visiting unique hotels in the Swiss Alps not only satisfies my aforementioned passions, but also my love for nature. So when I heard that a new hotel with bold design had opened its doors in Flims, I had to go and see it for myself.

The Hide Hotel Flims is an urban experience in an alpine setting. Conveniently […]

M Maison Particulière Porto: a labour of love

Discovering new places and spaces fills my soul with joy. Some places even make my heart skip a beat. Such was the case with Porto! Without any particular expectations, I couldn’t help but fall head over heels with the authentic charm of this historic city on the river Douro. It’s hard to say whether it was the city’s unique architectural style, the ‘chic meets patina’ feel, the friendliness of the people, the food or all of the above. On second thought, maybe the M Maison Particulière also had something to do with it… as it sure set […]

Beau-Rivage Genève: a princess’s tale

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who loved running through the maze of corridors at the Beau-Rivage Genève and play hide and seek with his sister. Those are some of Monsieur Jacques Mayer’s first memories of growing up in a Grand Hotel. He’s one of the fourth generation owners of this historic hotel, where royalty, heads of state and movie stars have rubbed shoulders for more than 150 years. As he was reminiscing about the past and sharing stories of his family legacy over a drink in the Atrium Bar, which is where I […]

Amara Interior Blog Awards: Will you vote for my blog?

More than five years ago I embarked on this journey of writing my own blog. What started out as a marketing tool, has now become a vital part of my business and more so, an integral part of me. There is something truly special about writing down your thoughts, insights, inspirations, ideas and dreams and then put them out there for anyone to see…

My blog has taken me on many an adventure and has allowed me to see and experience places and spaces I could otherwise only dream of. At the same time, I have also […]

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