Island Home: Design Inspiration

TIt’s 2017 and while the holiday season may be over,
it doesn’t mean our homes cant reflect a little piece
of our vacation paradise. If you are anything like me,
it isn’t only location and price point that attract me to
book that resort, hotel, bungalow or chalet for the once
a year retreat from our normal lives – it is the style, look
and feel a place promises to offer us in the images and
reviews that makes me click the ‘book now’ button!

With designs we can all take a little bit of inspiration
from to help us create a magical retreat in our own
home – here are some of my bucket list locations:

Casa Cook, Rhodes, Greece
The laid back, natural style of this boutique hotel
perched on the rugged coastline of Greece has the
perfect luxe blend of bohemian, beach chic. I love the
natural weaves, teamed with the simplicity of the build,
where the rooms are seamlessly built in white polished
concrete to avoid the use of tiles, which is fabulous for
a clean look as well as reducing expense!

Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, Australia
Halcyon House has a refreshingly familiar, yet updated
style of the Bahama’s plantation home look blended
with the Hampton’s. The vibrant blues, textured
statements pieces, shells and art gives this seaside
retreat something different in a location teeming with 5
star resorts and up and coming accommodation houses.

Le Riad Yasmine, Marrakech, Morocco
So you don’t have a view out to the beautiful gulf of
Thailand? Why not create your luxury pad within! I love
the enclosed courtyard of the Moroccan Riads, with
the eclectic tiles, stunning architecture and plant filled
dreamy pool side entertainment areas. Comfortable
cushions and brilliant lighting add to the romantic vibe
of this beautiful accommodation style.

CAMP Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
I know a tent isn’t something we generally consider
when looking for style inspiration for our homes, but
CAM P Chiang Mai has created something very different
from what most of us associate with camping. It is no
doubt ‘Glamping’ when you look at the images from this
luxury accommodation hot spot in the hills of Chiang
Mai. The soft whites, luxurious linens, beautiful lighting
and a touch of timber has created a haven for any 5 star
traveller. The style can be incorporated into bedrooms,
lofts or mezzanines and will create an instant holiday
retreat vibe.

Natalie Stevenson
Orchid House Design & Interiors Co., Ltd.
M: 091-159-9673
E: orchidhousesamui@gmail.com
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