Keith Interior Design and Stauch Vorster Architects collaborated in designing the Long Beach Hotel in Mauritius. Putting aside the fantastic Mauritius Island, there are numerous features that make this a dream destination. Drift wood was combined with grey stone work and a relaxing color palette including pure white, aqua, chartreuse and coral place the focal point on the beautiful resort. These colors create a stunning atmosphere, which brings comfort and relaxation on the verge of dreaming. Each space has its unique mood, welcoming guests with a powerful connection to the radiant surroundings.
Located on the Eastern Coast of Mauritius, the Long Beach Hotel was styled and prepared to be the perfect place to enjoy a dream vacation. As described by the designers, the resort is a serene, comforting oasis overlooking fresh, inviting surroundings: “Each public space has its own styling and mood; the different languages were created by using different pieces of furniture (sometimes having signature statement pieces). We kept a strong link between the different areas by using dominant neutral tones, natural stones, raw timber and crisply finished aluminum. Throughout the hotel we adopted clean lines, texture and fresh colors. The Spas calm, serene mood was enhanced using neutral colours infused with aquas and soft coral tones. Natural textured wood was mixed with high gloss finishes and natural stone. The resort has a luxurious appeal, while keeping the setting contemporary, fresh and casual, attractive qualities for families.” All you need to do is enjoy the sun!
A small apartment can easily look cluttered. Storage is often limited, and items without a home end up in piles on the floor and every other surface. Visible storage solutions like boxes, jars and baskets often add to the clutter problem. The solution is hidden storage. Hiding life’s necessities behind doors or other clever cover-ups gives your apartment a clean, minimalist feel. It also lets your favorite design elements — a sofa, a piece of art, a great view — be the star of the show.
Companies such as West Elm and CB2 have developed a whole range of apartment-size sofas and seating for small-space dwellers, and for good reason: The sofa is usually the most space-consuming furniture piece in a home. Opt for sofas that have a shallower depth, 37 inches or less. Skip oversized, rolled arms — which can waste a foot or more of floor space — and pick a modern, streamlined style with thinner arms. Less arm space also means more seating; in fact, an armless sofa or a one-armed chaise is the ultimate space-saving seating solution.