Boldly Natural Interior Design: Casa Hacienda Pacifica

bold dark blue color accent wall in living room

It is always my dream to work with eco-friendly materials when I work with architecture. I firmly believe there is no reason why we can’t build comfortable, even luxurious homes, and still be kind to the Earth. 

Working with my clients at Casa Hacienda Pacifica gave me the opportunity to do just that. From beautiful woods to natural stone, there were plenty of chances to make this home shine with natural brilliance!

Browse these images to see how awesome it turned out!

kitchen and living space natural interior design
view of the kitchen and blue accent wall

Bold Accent Colors

In the sitting area next to the kitchen, I got bold with a mustard yellow couch and complementing dark blue accent wall behind the entertainment center.  Little pops of blue on the pillows and ottoman serve to tie it all together. 

bold mustard yellow couch
dark blue accent wall

In the other living room, I opted to go bold on the ceiling instead. Plain white walls accent a burnished orange ceiling. Again I complemented this palette with pops of blue in the pillows and a dark blue ottoman. 

But I didn’t leave those colors hanging. Notice that some of the bedrooms feature the colors (dark blue and burnished orange) from the living rooms to make the whole look cohesive.

dark blue accent wall in the bedroom

Natural Materials and Textures

I choose wood with exquisite wood grain patterns to use in several rooms throughout the house. Headboards in the bedrooms, a display case/entertainment center in the living room, tables on the patio — even some light fixtures got in on the fun! 

bedroom with natural wood light fixtures

For something a little funky, I even used sticks that kind of look like driftwood to hold up a glass table in the hall. 

I used rocks in an unexpected place to add both interesting textures as well as natural elements. Check out this exquisite coffee table! 

Entertainment center with beautiful wood grain

Of course, when I’m working with natural interior design, I can’t forget to make the jungle a part of the effect. A few well-placed broad-leaf plants add both pops of color and texture as the icing on the cake. 

modern design patio with umbrella for comfort

Simply Luxury in Harmony with Natural Interior Design

There’s no reason why we can’t invite nature into our homes and still enjoy modern luxurious living. The natural interior design here at Casa Hacienda Pacifica is a perfect example of that!

This is just one of the reasons I love interior design and architecture so much — there is so much that you can do with it!

Do you love what you see here? Are you wondering how you could transform your space? Contact me to find out!

If you want to see more of my work, check out what I did with this master bedroom renovation!

Villa Bella Vista, Modern Interior Design

modern interior design for beach home

The beautifully modern interior designed Villa Bella Vista is located in the heart of gorgeous Manuel Antonio in the Puntarenas province. It was designed and built to take advantage of its privileged location. With its breathtaking views and modern interior architecture design, this house truly makes you feel like you are living in paradise.

The architecture of this 5-story, 9-bedroom villa is very clean and modern. I had the opportunity to work on the interior design along with the owners. They were very easy to work with, tons of fun, and we made a splendid work team.

Come along with me and check out how it turned out!

modern interior designed villa in manuel antonio

Architectural Features

I’m going to start with the villa’s most impressive architectural feature. Way up on the 4th level, there is a delightful “floating” infinity pool. As you might guess, it offers an outstanding ocean view that will make you just want to hang out by the pool all day to enjoy it.

modern designed main entrance

Of course, you don’t have to go too far into the house to see some pretty amazing stuff. The main entrance is quite outstanding in its own right and I was honored to have a hand in its creation. Various warm natural textures, like wood and cane, expertly contrast with the cold, exposed concrete on the wall. Potted plants also play a very important role in this scene, adding some organic and soft shapes to complete the look.

The Kitchen and Dining Areas

The kitchen located on the fourth level and the bar area on the top level were both designed with very straight clean lines that play along with the symphony of the villa’s architecture. Again, we added some warm and organic textures to the spaces, to perfectly balance the simplicity of the modern interior design.

An inside dining area merges with an outside one when the glass doors are pulled to one side of the room. This makes the entire space feel big and open and you almost feel like you’re right on the beach. It’s even better though because you have the full view of the ocean and can enjoy the soft sea breeze that comes off the water.

The Color Scheme

We chose light grays for the walls in this house. You can appreciate the look in these dining room photos. It helps make the space feel bigger and lighter, and makes you feel like you’re in the clouds.

This is a very good example of how I used color psychology to enhance the spaces and reinforce the intention of modern interior design and architecture throughout the house. Light tones of cold colors used in warm climates always give a soothing effect, inevitably leaving you feeling relaxed and cool.

The Furniture

Furniture design is always a very fun part of my job. I really enjoy picking finishes, fabrics, colors, and textures that will work together in a space. It’s like putting together a puzzle that I have already made in my head. When it becomes real and works so nicely like in this lounge area, it all makes sense and my feeling of satisfaction is immense.

In this case, I designed the furniture and the owners of the villa sourced it with a local furniture shop who had this spectacular teak sofa made in Bali. The fabric is Sunbrella, which they brought from the US. The coffee table is also from Bali and it adds so much fun to the space with its organic shapes, I just love it!

modern designed outdoor furniture that suits the modern concept of the house

The outdoor furniture was sourced with Aurea Designs. These brilliant powder-coated aluminum sun loungers couldn’t be any more perfect for this wood deck.

Putting it All Together

Also, it important to note, how we reinforce a style with every piece of furniture we pick for a house. In this case, all the outdoor furniture is very modern and sleek, and the finishes were carefully chosen to go along with the house. We left nothing to chance, everything was well thought out and I believe the results show all the work and love we put into the design.

Finally, it is important to note how careful we must be when using color and textures. Everything has to be very well balanced in order for a space to not only look, but also be, comfortable.

Comfort is not simply a matter of spending a lot of money on super high-end things. Its more a matter of carefully creating a very subtle balance between architecture and interior design, and between color and texture. And also creating everything with love.

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