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!
Here’s the catch: San Diego comes with what locals call a “sun tax.” It’s pricey to live in “America’s Finest City” and the surrounding county, and the region perennially ranks among the most expensive in the country. It’s often a landlord’s market on the apartment front, and home prices are well beyond what many locals can afford. Still, millions of people manage to make San Diego their place in the sun. We spent more than 30 hours conducting extensive research on San Diego’s apartments, neighborhoods and residential options. We looked at more than 80 apartment complexes in the San Diego area, categorizing them by location and comparing them with a set list of criteria. Besides basic information such as year constructed, number of units and average rent prices, we factored in community amenities such as outdoor spaces and fitness facilities.
Bookcases are a lifesaver when it comes to living small. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Our picks are not only functional, they’re attractive. Some ways to use a bookcase creatively in a small apartment include. As a room divider, floating it in an area to split up the space. To house collections of items to clear clutter and give a room a design boost. As a home office, with a shelf set at a height of 28-30 inches to serve as a writing or laptop spot, plus a section for a printer. As an entry, breakfast, media or sofa table. As an armless sofa bookend instead of a side table.