This understated luxury resort works with the simple rule of editing the décor elements in each space to create a timeless elegance
There’s nothing that makes our hearts sing as much as interiors that borrow from the old world and yet blend in with the urban. Taru Villas is a shining example of this where colonial Ceylon meets modern Sri Lanka as antique furniture combines with rich fabrics and tapestry. Rough-hewn wood sits next to traditional, woven cane furniture.
A fail-safe way to create a perfect blend of the old and the new is to have a repeating element at continuous intervals. For example, it could be white or lime-finished walls, linen sofas, or similar over-sized rugs that will help tie in the entire space. Another simple idea is to restrict the use of colours to two or three shades. A white and beige combination immediately spells urban luxury with minimal effort.
Editing, instead of adding elements, is the easiest way to drift into a world of classical beauty and modern creature comforts.
You don’t have to opt for melamine finish for your doors. You can work with an antique finish to give it rough-hewn look, which works well with an urban setting.
If you work with a neutral colour scheme, you can introduce colour through a rug or carpet, which will also help you tie the look in.
You don’t always have to wait for that perfect piece to fit into your décor. You can introduce built-in seating which will blend in seamlessly you're your décor.
The dining area in Taru Villas though expansive looks cosy thanks to the oversized carpet that holds it together
If your space affords an overhead over, then you can use contrasting materials like they have used in Taru Villas, using a combination of cane or rattan furniture with solid wood pieces.
Flowing mul curtains never fail you – just apt to create the ultimate romantic bedroom. You can even add a chest of drawers or a low console to double up as a day bed.