Blue is my new favourite colour. Blue is a colour that lets the mind relax and tap into it’s deepest creativity. Today I thought I would let it take me to some living room enlightenment.
Over the weekend I went on a press trip to Turkey with Thompson Holidays to the brand new five star Sensatori resort, Fethiye. Sensatori is a blending of two words, ‘senses’ and the Japanese ‘Satori’ meaning ‘moment of enlightenment’.
What struck me was the way the resort plays on your senses, from the taste of Turkish delight and Turkish apple champagne as you arrive, to the sound of the breeze rusting through the wild grasses and palm trees, to the other worldly scent of the shampoo, to the feel of a shaggy rug under your toes, to the sight of imaginative modern interiors with plenty of dramatic twists. It is living room enlightenment I am on the hunt for today.
Sensatori Piano Lounge
The piano bar gave me the inspiration for today’s post, I loved the chocolate, teal and stone hues, the use of pebble like shapes for the tables and the richness of the wooden floors. These pendant lights looked stunning and really make the bar area feel like somewhere you want to linger.
The tub arm chairs mimic the sea and sand, while the coffee tables are like giant pebbles. Long banks of sofas lend themselves to lazing and chatting, The deep blue cushions and black frames lift the sandy hues and bring a more sophisticated evening feel to the lounge, while remaining strikingly contemporary. Silver light fittings bring glamour and palm trees bring the outside in.
On holiday I forget everything…
I’ve picked out a few items from Wayfair, inspired by the interiors at Sensatori, but with more of a homely feel; you can absolutely take inspiration from this piano bar area for home interiors, but reaching enlightenment or ‘satori’ at home requires a slightly softer look, and, as we head in a little reluctantly into Autumn, some cosy throws too.
Have you achieved living room enlightenment yet?
It’s flying up my list of home projects…
Disclosure I was a guest of Tui News Room for this trip, all editorial and opinions are my own. Please see Thompson Holidays for more information on the resort.