Barefoot Luxury Interior Design at Marina Pez Vela

One of the main tenets of good architecture and interior design is the ability to draw people in. Obviously, for the new visitor center at the world-renowned Pez Vela Marina here in Quepos, this is desirable. 

 

 

The marina wanted something with a barefoot luxury vibe that would draw people in, make them feel welcome, and appreciated. So that’s exactly what I gave them. 

Simple accents for a chic, barefoot luxury design
Guest Center Design at Marina Pez Vela

Calming Color

Since this design is for the Marina’s Visitor Center, it was only natural to stick with the colors of the sea. I chose a gorgeous shade of teal blue for most of the walls with white accents.

Modern design for the front desk at Pez Vela Marina
Marina Pez Vela Vacation Villas Front Desk
Modern design for the front desk at Pez Vela Marina
Guest Center Custom Made Front Desk
Modern design for the front desk at Pez Vela Marina
Guest Center view front outside

This shade not only gives a nod to the ocean but also is a pleasant, calming color. Anything on the blue end of the spectrum makes us feel calm and relaxed, which is definitely how the Marina would like guests to feel when they visit!

Simple accents for a chic, barefoot luxury design
Vacation Villas front desk and custom displays

By choosing a muted shade, I could use the color liberally on the walls, without being overpowering. It’s just enough to give you the sense of floating in the peaceful calm of the sea.

Simple accents for a chic, barefoot luxury design
Custom made displays
Simple accents for a chic, barefoot luxury design
Changing room area

Sportfishing Vibes

Stencils of popular fish species add a chic touch
custom wall art

By far, the biggest activity at Pez Vela Marina is sportfishing. To showcase this fact, I chose white stencils to accent the teal walls depicting the favorite species of fish that visiting fishermen (and women!) are hoping to catch. Can you recognize the mahi-mahi, sailfish, and other species gracing these walls? You can rest assured that excited visitors do!

Stencils of popular fish species add a chic touch
oversized stencil

Barefoot Luxury Vibes

To fit the barefoot luxury vibe I was going for, I choose wooden and white accents for the desk/cash register and product display stands. The gorgeous natural tone and grain pattern of the wood awaken the idea of the jungle that awaits just inland from the marina. The white accents are fresh and crisp, giving the design a touch of modern chic that is very relevant to this audience. 

entrance and front desk of the marina pez vela
simplicity is the ultimate elegance
Modern design for the front desk at Pez Vela Marina
contemporary design

And don’t miss those ah-maz-ing light fixtures. The texture, color, and interest they add are like the cherry on top of the cake!

A Warm Welcome to All

All-in-all, the idea is to make visitors feel calm and welcome when they arrive. I think this design does that perfectly if I do say so myself. Wouldn’t you agree?

Modern design for the front desk at Pez Vela Marina
barefoot luxury design
Modern design for the front desk at Pez Vela Marina
commercial interior design

Are you interested in creating your own welcoming and comfortable design for your home or business? Contact me and we’ll create something wonderful together! To see more of my work, don’t miss this bold design I did at Casa Hacienda Pacifica.