Creating the Urban Sanctuary

Creating the Urban Sanctuary - Olan Living

How to achieve the Interior Design Trends?

 As an interior designer, I am accustomed to complex design situations and the marrying of several styles to create a unique look. Partners often have completely different ideas of what a particular style is (i.e., French or Provincial – these are not the same). This year, the tail end of 2023 and into 2024 has created a very different need for people, affecting not only their interior design preferences but also their outdoor entertaining spaces.

  Let’s call this "Contemporary Cocoon Living" Leading up to and during COVID-19, the trend was to have your home feel like a resort - the words serene and sanctuary were in constant use. During lockdown when we were all taking “staycations” in our backyards, this became even more important.

We looked to our homes to provide the calming luxury that we normally receive from resorts. Then, just like that, we were travelling again - the thing is - now we want our hotels to feel like home. Today, there is a growing demand for hotels to go beyond mere functionality and provide an experience that feels like a home away from home.

The shift in preferences indicates that modern travellers are seeking comfort, familiarity, and a sense of belonging during their stays. This has led to a significant transformation in the hospitality industry, with hotels striving to create environments that evoke the warmth and coziness of home.

Homeowners are increasingly investing in creating living spaces that provide the same sense of luxury, tranquillity, and indulgence experienced at high-end resorts while maintaining that homelike feel.

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Transforming your home by Interior Design Trends

Transforming a home into a personal resort represents a shift towards a lifestyle that prioritizes luxury, relaxation, and indulgence. By incorporating elements of opulent design, creating private oases, focusing on wellness, and embracing gourmet dining and entertainment, homeowners are successfully recreating the allure of resort living within the confines of their properties.

The integration of smart home technology further elevates the experience, making it easier than ever to turn the dream of everyday resort living into a reality. As this trend continues to gain momentum, more individuals are discovering the joy of experiencing the serenity and luxury of a resort within the comfort of their own homes. Striking a balance between the two is key, and the best way to do that is through personalization and understated luxury.

  This is best achieved with quality, luxurious products that have simple clean lines.  Consider your larger pieces - sofas, and tables with this in mind.  Keeping your furniture simple allows you to add more intricate details with your smaller accessories. 

Textured cushions & rugs that are more intricate allow you to add that touch of coziness.   The Paddington and Ora modular sofas provide excellent options for the resort at home feeling.  Simple with clean lines and purpose built for the outdoors.  Crafted with high performance materials they are low maintenance; good looking and comfortable.  What could feel more resort-like than that?

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