About Simone Aïda Baur

Simone Aïda Baur is an award winning interior designer, blogger and founder of Global Inspirations Design, a Switzerland based boutique interior design consultancy specialised in full-service interior design. Having completed projects across Switzerland, Europe and the Caribbean, she shares her expertise in her blog.

Maiensässhotel Guarda Val: pampered with authenticity

Spending time at the Maiensässhotel Guarda Val felt like stepping into a Swiss fairytale. When I was a little girl I had two favourite books; ‚The Jungle Book‚ and the ‚Schellen-Ursli‚ (A bell for Ursli). The latter is one of Switzerland’s most famous children books (after ‚Heidi‘) and […]

Huus Gstaad: multi-cultural melting pot in the Swiss Alps

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a beautiful design hotel in the region of Gstaad. Gstaad may be difficult to pronounce for many, yet it is one of the best known mountain resorts in Switzerland, especially amongst the elite. Like many people, I used to think […]

Vitznauerhof: lots of smiles and a touch of magic

The scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne set the mood for the weekend ahead. Glorious sunshine, blue skies and glistening water against a stunning mountain range and picturesque villages got us equally excited as the Chinese tourists onboard. The Vitznauerhof, a building like from a fairytale, caught our […]

Milan Design Week 2018 – colours, jungle fever and more

Colours, lots of colours and jungle were the dominant themes of this year’s Milan Design Week! For a design addict like me Milan Design Week is the most anticipated design event of the year and it never disappoints. However, this year’s buzz was almost intoxicating and as […]

At home at The Capra Saas-Fee

As I walked into the Capra Saas-Fee I felt a strange sense of familiarity and was overcome by a feeling of relaxation, thanks to the soothing design and the warm welcome. The hotel manager greeted me, took my coat and led me to the lounge, where I […]

Home Detox: more than a spring-clean

“Spring is in the air” – or at least it was when I started writing this post… With the official change of season in March, people living in the Northern Hemisphere are eagerly awaiting spring. Personally, I’ve been ready for spring since the day after Christmas, but […]

Mood board: the right style for your home

As an interior designer I get to see many homes every year! My clients contact me because they either don’t know where to begin with their home project or they get stuck along the way when designing their home. As different as these people and their homes may […]

Hotel Nomad: a hip place for 21st century nomads

Today we live in a society, where terms such as ‚digital nomad‘ or ‚Citizen of the World‘ are commonplace. If you fall into one of these categories or consider yourself someone with a global mindset, then the Nomad is just the place for you. It’s a place where hip […]

How to avoid costly mistakes when building a home

Having lived on 3 continents and in 7 countries, I am lucky to call many places ‘home’. The Caribbean, however, is by far my favourite place on earth.  There is something very unique about these small islands. There is that sensation of ‘home’ the moment I step off […]

Penha Longa Resort: history, nature and luxury

At the end of my holidays in Portugal I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at the fabulous Penha Longa Resort in Sintra. Penha Longa literally translates to ‘long rock’ and is associated with the large-scale rocks that were piled up by nature forming a […]

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