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  • Joe Pitcher

Luxury Unveiled: Behind the Scenes of Hotel Interior Design

(A series – No.2)

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Philip Cowans - Behind the Scenes of Hotel Interior Design

Elevating Elegance

Material Selection that makes a difference

When crafting luxury hotel interiors, the choice of materials goes beyond aesthetics; it's about curating an environment of opulence and sophistication. Let's look at material selection, exploring how premium choices can elevate the overall ambience of your space and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

The Power of Quality: Quality materials are the foundation of any luxurious space. Opt for premium fabrics, such as velvet or silk, for upholstery and draperies. These materials not only exude opulence but also offer tactile comfort that resonates with guests on a sensory level.

Natural Elements for Timelessness: Incorporating natural materials like wood, stone, and marble adds an element of timelessness to your design. Rich wooden textures and intricate marble patterns evoke a sense of grandeur, making guests feel immersed in a world of luxury.

Metallic Accents: Metallic accents, such as gold or brass finishes, lend an air of glamour to various design elements. Consider using them for lighting fixtures, furniture legs, or decorative hardware. These accents catch the light and contribute to the overall sense of extravagance.

Textured Delights: Experiment with textures to create depth and visual interest. Embossed wallpapers, textured tiles, and fabric with intricate weaves introduce layers to your design, making spaces visually engaging while maintaining an air of sophistication.

Luxurious Linens: In guest rooms, the choice of bedding and linens significantly impacts comfort. High-thread-count cotton sheets and plush duvets provide a sense of indulgence. Layering with decorative pillows and throws adds a touch of extravagance to the sleeping experience.

Statement Art Pieces: Consider incorporating statement art pieces crafted from premium materials. Sculptures in marble or metal, hand-painted canvases, or intricate glass installations become focal points that command attention and reinforce the luxurious atmosphere.

Bold Flooring: Flooring sets the tone for a space. Opt for materials like hardwood, marble, or intricately patterned tiles. These choices not only define the aesthetic but also withstand the test of time, ensuring a lasting luxurious appeal.

Harmonious Palette: Choose a refined colour palette that complements your material selections. Rich, deep hues like emerald, sapphire, and burgundy evoke a regal feel, while soft neutrals create a serene and elegant atmosphere.


By selecting high-quality materials that evoke both visual and tactile luxury, you create an ambiance that transcends mere decoration. Each touchpoint becomes an opportunity to envelop your guests in an atmosphere of opulence, making their stay not just memorable but truly exceptional.



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