Hotel Design: A Trend Toward Transitional
By Warren Sheets President, Warren Sheets Design, Inc. | June 02, 2013
Everyone knows there's no place like home. For this reason alone, the very best hotels seek to capture the essence of home. In turn, luxury hotels, resorts and spas serve as great inspirations for residential projects with distinctive features designed to wow and attract visitors. From a design perspective, homes and hotels are invariably linked.
That's precisely why hotel design – like residential design– is always evolving to satisfy consumer demand.
Transitional Softens Hard Edge of Contemporary Design
Following the glitz and glam of the 1990s, the last decade ushered in sleek, contemporary hotels with muted color palettes and streamlined forms.
Much like the modernist era of the 1950s, architects and designers avoided bright colors and fancy finishes as well as complex designs or surfaces.
Because of the rapid change in thinking, there was little time to develop new styles, and it was easiest to reinvent the clean line styles of the midcentury often referred to as "Modernism" or "Retro" design.
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