Located on the small tropical island of Samui, Thailand, this extraordinary villa is known as the Vastu Villa project – the first of its kind to be designed according to vedic knowledge, Vastu Shastra. For those not familiar with the traditional Hindu system of architecture, Vastu Shastra literally translates to ‘science of architecture’. It includes everything from design principles to spatial geometry, and integrates architecture with nature, ancient beliefs, directional alignments and symmetry. Many of these aspects become evident in this magnificent home tour. Sweeping architectural features, natural materials and wide stretching reveals of stunning nature views give this home design a terrifically tropical flavour that is hard to resist.
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A second bathroom design exhibits another attractively tiled shower cubicle. Thin timber beams criss cross the ceiling, continuing the nature theme all the way to the top. A wood vanity table, small side table and shower tray fascia add to the wooden accents. | 21 |.
The bedroom is blessed with panoramic views on two sides. A vanity table area sits by the second window, under a round vanity mirror. If you should ever tire of the amazing views, a flat screen tv is mounted to the wall by the makeup table. | 18 |.
Tree stump bedside tables are tucked beneath low hanging rattan light shades. A glass vase holds a sprig of green down at floor level. A rattan planter holds an indoor plant by a swing chair in the window. | 17 |.
Wood and metal kitchen bar stools line up along the dining peninsula. Three glass pendant lights create a cosy glow above the bar stools, their illumination amplified by an attractive wall mirror. On the other side of the kitchen, a recessed arch has been fitted with shelves and wooden cabinets to hold more decorative kitchen items on display. | 14 |.
White and wood kitchens provide the perfect balance of freshness and warmth, which is exactly the case in this one here. Wood wall cupboards, open kitchen shelves and dining peninsula cladding all work to break up the cold gloss white units. | 13 |.
The rustic spiral staircase design is accessorised at the bottom with a pair of rattan baskets that can be used as ‘catch alls’ to keep the downstairs looking clear and peaceful. A rattan planter also rests at the bottom of the stairs, with a plant peering into a golden wall mirror. | 12 |.
Sitting low against the rugs, the rattan pouf is a wonderfully textural piece. The base of the sofa is solid wood beneath the light seat cushions, to bring the modern piece back in line with nature. | 2 |.
A tropical scene forms the backdrop to this magnificent living room in Thailand, leaving absolutely no requirement for fancy wallpapers! A leafy indoor plant brings a touch of the tropical inside of the living area, between a light L-shaped couch and a swing chair. A cane hanging lounge chair takes up the other side of the furniture layout, at the edge of an overlapping rug arrangement. | Visualizer:.