Polynesian islanders spent several centuries in almost total isolation with little to no connection with surrounding mainland countries. Because of this much of the interior and exterior décor of the South Pacific is composed of all natural materials such as sandalwood rosewood or mahogany – lumber which comes from trees native to these islands. Furniture or décor made with these exotic woods or woods finished in colors similar to these woods will help create a tropical feel.
Comfortable cabins set in nature’s lap are indeed a great way to spend a memorable holiday and definitely help when it comes to escaping the hustle and the rush of the monotonous city life. And while traditionally the mental image of a cabin set in a lush green outback is of a structure clad and crafted out of wood the Swinomish Indian Reserve cabin breaks away from that trend. This dramatically distinct cabin has been clad largely in glass and pretty much looks like one giant ‘glass house’ which enables you to stay connected with nature at all times.
Terraces and infinity pools that offer stunning panoramic views are all the rave and be it a view of the ocean and white sands or the sun rising from the city skyline providing unobstructed views is the latest challenge for modern architects.
Contemporary homes and modern architecture are indeed all about smooth designs with well defined edges and a touch of minimalism. But the growing pattern among architects and designers seems to be the integration of the exterior with the interior and offering the residents the best possible views that each location can provide.
The wooden folds that can be opened and closed at your will give the bedrooms in the top floor all the privacy that they need and also allow for ample natural ventilation during daytime. Neutral shades and the use of grays ensure that the interiors are chic and fashionable with décor being kept uncomplicated and elegant. The design of the pool also complements the basic structure beautifully while the ample patio space allows you to kick back and put your feet up after a long day’s work.
Of course unless you’ve hit the jackpot or are embarking on a dream retirement most of us don’t have the opportunity to spend our lives in such a beautiful tropical locale. The next best thing to actually being in the South Pacific however is decorating your home in a South Pacific theme. Here are some tips for accomplishing this feat:
Contemporary homes not only seem to rely heavily on the interiors for their look and appeal but seem to be borrowing extensively from the surroundings. Stunning terrace views are becoming more and more often and that is all the more true in case of structures that are taking shape close to the shore.