Where to begin? From emails, to Skype calls, and flights across borders, this project was worth it in every way. Designing a space in a foreign country is quite the task, but us at KBI were up for the mission. The Seychelles is an incredibly stunning island above Madagascar, and to the right of Tanzania, Kenya and Somalia. (Just to help situate you on a map). They are a nation that LOVE colour! Therefore, this hotel had to be filled with vibrant colours. The trims of the rooms were painted a lime green, which made the rooms feel smaller. We swapped them out for a clean white, which helped brighten the room, and make them feel larger.
The colour came into play in the form of scatter cushions, artworks and various other accessories. The pale yellow paint on the walls was very outdated. Therefore, we painted the rooms more of a neutral tone. This helps tie together the bright and bold colours, without making your head spin. We opted to keep the existing furniture, such as the beds and sofas, as these are a part of this Seychelles hotel’s heritage, and would not feel the same without them.