The interior design of a high-end boutique resort in the desert. A luxurious and modern interpretation and adaptation of traditional desert lifestyle. The surrounding desert landscape and subtle historical qualities of Arabian architecture are the inspiration for the interior design.
The exclusive two-bedroom 845m2 villa is centred around an open-air courtyard with a large swimming pool and has a private rooftop terrace. The living area connects two large bedrooms suites and opens onto the pool and courtyard. Each suite had a luxurious bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, and a private diwan and garden. The villa is serviced from a discreet butler's pantry.
with Kerry Hill Architects
The interior design of guest rooms and suites as part of an extension to the existing Amara Sanctuary Resort, housed within a two-storey heritage colonial-style former British Sergeants’ quarters from the 1930s.
Inspired by the nature of the building, the interior design of each space is understated and simplistic, reflecting the cool minimalism of tropical design. The interiors are graced with touches of colonial and tradition Asian accents. These are reflected in the dark timber, rattan, and other textured finishes. Colours are fresh, and monotone but textures are gorgeous.
Bogawantalawa Valley, Sri Lanka
The restoration and interior design of four classic colonial tea estate managers' bungalows offering the unique experience of life on a working tea estate. The bungalows comprise of 20 luxurious rooms and suites in all. Each has been decorated in a unique style that is reminiscent of its historic past, with 4 to 6 individually decorated suites.
The bungalows are part of Tea Trails where guests have the opportunity to explore the tea country of Sri Lanka by walking from one bungalow to the next, and enjoying a distinctive luxury guest experience in each different bungalow.
Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice 2012 Awards - Winner Best All Inclusive Resort, Asia
Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice 2010 Awards - Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World & Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Asia
Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice 2009 Awards - Winner Best Hidden Gems, Asia & Best All-Inclusive, World
Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2006 - Best New Hotels in the World