Shaping The Future
PALACE Magazine|Issue 26
Design concepts for holistic wellbeing are at the centre of the latest design trends for luxury homes.
Olha Romaniuk

Shaping up to be one of the major factors affecting the latest architectural and design trends, wellness and wellness-centered living are affecting everything from clothing manufacturing, to the way gyms operate, to how cities are designed. This global movement towards health-conscious living and caring for the environment from veganism to climate change has all but avoided everyday design. Wellness-centered architecture is now the fastest growing trend in the construction industry and is also underpinning what luxury home buyers are expecting as an integral consideration in the design of their homes.

RETURN TO NATURE

Seeing a home as an escape from the everyday hectic life is driving the “less is more” mantra – designers and architects are getting rid of the ostentatious and the desire to make a loud statement. Modelling living spaces after calming sanctuaries, with natural tones and sustainable materials that evoke a sense of refined simplicity, is becoming an “in” approach to design this year more than ever.

“Buyers want natural materials and we are finding more innovative and subtle ways to show luxury through the use of raw stone, raw wood and metals,” says Dara Huang, Founder of Design Haus Liberty. “There are so much more stories to tell with ethically sourced products and this is resonating strongly with homeowners.”

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