The trend that favours relaxed, cosy spaces, while at the same time being refined and distinctive has influenced designers and architects, who, more and more often, combine aesthetics and architectural standards of grand hotel suites with residential settings in order to create welcoming and comfortable spaces that are also visually appealing. This is how seemingly distant worlds, such as hospitality and home, influence each other: while seeking ways to imbue hotels, restaurants and co-working spaces with a more familiar look, stylists and designers borrow elements from the hospitality style to give residences that specific allure found in hotel suites.
That is why for the house the inspiration is drawn from grand hotels that have much to teach in terms of interior architecture, from the bathroom to the bedroom, through the work corners or areas for working out. Meticulously designed down to the tiniest details and often at the forefront of furniture trends, these spaces embody a collection of ideas that never overlook ergonomics and ease of use, as well as taste and sophistication.
The rooms in the most luxurious places are true alcoves: from the bed, which looks noticeably different from the one at home, to the furnishings. A meticulous selection of bed linens, as well as pillows, can be complemented by large-sized objects, around which all other choices revolve.
For example, an impressive chandelier fits well even in a not excessively high ceiling, without taking up useful floor space. Alternatively, one can opt for spectacular elements and decorations, with theatrical flair and capable of creating a striking visual effect.
The bathroom, regardless of its size, is becoming more and more refined in every small detail: it is no longer purely a functional space, but rather a place to admire, almost like a living room, thanks to the choice of furnishings.
This is also demonstrated by the growing number of searches on Pinterest that show an increasing interest for the “bathroom rituals”. There is room for small objects like trays, candle holders, niches and shelves, as well as spacious shower areas or spa-like bathtubs.
Whether it is a study corner or an actual dedicated workspace, the home office finds its place in the house by prioritising comfort and style, thanks to armchairs and tables that become breakout areas for brainstorming, well-being or hosting visiting colleagues in a more professional setting than the kitchen.
Working out at home has increasingly become a common habit for many people. It started on the living room’s carpet, then expanded on the traditional exercise mat, with the addition of other specific equipment and accessories, depending on the chosen physical activity.
To make the most out of this healthy habit, it is then necessary to identify a dedicated space and arrange it in a functional, organised, and why not, meticulously curated manner. Starting from the flooring, which can adopt a more urban aesthetic if inspired by concrete surfaces, or a more wellness-relax vibe if made with wood-effect porcelain stoneware.
Like a canvas on which to unleash creativity by combining furnishings and decorations, the selection of flooring and coverings should be carefully chosen to achieve a particularly captivating effect. The preferred materials for recreating a suite-style environment mainly draw inspiration from concrete, marble, wood and stone, and Cotto d’Este, a premium brand of ceramic surfaces that offers a rich catalogue to draw from in order to elevate the daily life and to transform design into an act of self-care, where beauty and extraordinary technical performance accompany new ways of experiencing private spaces.