A refreshingly different Italian retreat

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof

Exterior of Apfelhotel Torgglerfhof, Italy

Our dose of home interior design inspiration from around the world this month takes us to the South Tyrol region of Italy to discover a unique wellness hotel where nature, architecture and people work together communally to create an oasis for the senses in a contemporary yet ultra-relaxing space.

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof is nestled between the mountains, woods, apple orchards and meadows in the small town of Saltaus at the entrance to the Passeier Valley, Italy. This award-winning family-run hotel is an architectural gem that beautifully combines old and new with finely crafted details, natural materials and a well-thought-out design. The focus at Apfelhotel is on rejuvenation and guests are encouraged to connect with nature in a modern yet homely design interior that blends tradition with a modern aesthetic.

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof bedroom

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof bedroom exterior

Nature and the characteristics of the region play a key role within the interiors with wood cladding, milling and rustic natural fibres used throughout to complement the rural surroundings. The addition of dark metal details contrasts beautifully with the materials running like a thread through all the carefully designed bedrooms, whilst textured and patterned finishes to the rustic furniture radiate cosiness and freshness.

interior of bedrooms at Apfelhotel Torgglerhof, Italy

The new wellness centre is an award-winning masterpiece of design and architecture. Embedded in nature, the building is clad entirely in grass and has been carved into a natural green slope so that it blends seamlessly into the landscape, so much so that it is hardly visible. Inside muted hues, stone, wood and wooden furniture, along with plenty of natural light ensure a pure and relaxing experience.

exterior of spa at Apfelhotel Torgglerhof

Guests are encouraged to eat outside ‘farm-style’, but the light and airy dining room exudes a contemporary rustic charm that is design-conscious yet inviting. The wooden dining tables featuring black-painted spider-legs have a matt finish to blend with the modern grey stone floors, whilst the curved spindle back wooden dining chairs in black and black wishbone chairs bring a cool Nordic feel. Natural rattan hanging pendant lights and plants soften the scheme.

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof dining room

Get the look

hotel bedroom interior with cutout of reclaimed wood sideboard


reclaimed wood round dining table


garden armchair in outdoor seating area


If you’d like to stay at this stunning hotel visit Apfelhotel Torgglerhof for more information and inspiration. Or to shop the look, browse our stunning collection of modern and reclaimed wood furniture at Modish Living. All images courtesy of Apfelhotel Torgglehof and @AlexFilz.

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