To be surrounded by nature is a luxury for city-dwellers, but it is not impossible to recreate this environment in your home.
#1 Have these important features
“Incredible views, privacy, and spaciousness make up the villa experience,” says Anthony Lark of beachfront resort Trisara Phuket. “Imagine your home as part of a garden. Your bed should face a view and the interior should be simple.”
#2 Bring nature indoors.
The interior designers of the Nihiwatu resort in Indonesia, suggest using materials such as rope, woven fabric and wood. “The authenticity of artisanal accessories such as handmade baskets and traditional ikat prints will also add character,” they say.
#3 Bring the outdoors in
Use colours inspired by the landscape; Nihiwatu uses terracotta-hues, greens and blues, whereas Trisara opts for a dark brown-and-white colour scheme, in the form of teak furniture and white orchids.
#4 Create a sense of privacy and tranquillity
Geraldine Dohogne of Phum Baitang Cambodia (pictured) says the resort focuses on features that ensure total relaxation: quiet air-conditioning, dimmers to create various atmospheres, and a firm and thick mattress with quality linen.