Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year & A Dream Hotel

Happy Monday, I am so excited to share this dream hotel with you today! I have always been fascinated with the culture, traditions and unique design that can be found in Bali. A good friend of mine told me about the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali last winter and I am dreaming of visiting!

Located on a cliff overlooking Bali's southern coastline on the island's Bukit Peninsula, the views of the Indian ocean are endless! Not only is this design exquisite it has won many awards for being eco-conscious. Using Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles, including local materials, water conservation, rain gardens, water recycling with grey water systems, heat pumps for water heating, salt water pools and so much more.

Check out their website for more information and breath taking photographs.

A view from the ocean...

Horizontal lines are used throughout the design of the Alila Villas, leading your eyes to the stunning views of the Indian ocean in the distance.

The villas have a great sense of privacy while maintaining an open and airy feel.
I love when indoor spaces are linked to each other by outdoor courtyards.

 The indoor spaces were designed using local and regional materials to reduce the environmental impact and support the local economy.

 What a relaxing 180 degree view of the ocean!

A traditional Indonesian restaurant boasts thick slabs of reclaimed wood that serves as a
dining table for guests.

 Throughout the property there are shade huts that give guests a place to escape and relax away from the sun. The repetition of the random horizontal wood slats gives plenty of shade while casting amazing shadows. What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon!
I love the assorted patterns and textural fabrics used in the seating are below.

The landscaping is tropical and lush, using local plants from the Bali ecosystem,
encouraging local bird and animal life

As relaxing as the Holidays were, I wouldn't mind a vacation to Bali. I love traveling to get inspired about design projects. I hope you enjoy this bit of inspiration and have a wonderful Monday! I have lots of exciting DIY projects to share so remember to check back Monday, Wednesday & Friday for new posts...

Thanks for stopping by!

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