Are we allowed get philosophical on a blog like this? I mean, what’s the meaning of life anyway, if we cannot be accurate in our description of the things around us? What exactly is a bedroom, apart from being a room with a bed in it? Why not call it a sleeproom? You sleep in it, right, just like you dine in a dining room and sit in a sitting room. Not to mention the bathroom. And did you know that the word ‘kitchen’ ultimately derives from the Latin ‘coquere’, which means to cook? What’s wrong with cookroom?
Yes, well, I think we’ll put those thoughts aside for the moment and just take a look at some of the bedrooms created for Vista Lago Residences by UDesign, the company partnered with BRIGHT, responsible for the design and construction of this exclusive, award-winning residential development. Bedrooms are what they designed, and they all contain beds that you sleep in, of course, but you can do a lot more than that in them.
Article by Vivion O’Kelly
To appreciate why Vista Lago bedrooms are so different from anything most of us are familiar with, we must first remember that almost all aspects of all 18 villas in this development are different from what went before, and different from each other. Design is the key word here, the slow and difficult process by which a living space is conceived and made real, creating a mood that conforms with a lifestyle, ensuring not just that everything works as planned, but works for each individual owner in a way that, perhaps, they were not even aware of to begin with. Everything else – construction methods, quality of materials used, sustainability and much more – is extra.
In Vista Lago, almost all interior and some exterior spaces have been designed for living in. This includes the bedroom, and while a cooking or dining space, or main patio, could also be considered a second living room, there is no doubt that in today’s world, our bedrooms have become the most important living spaces we use after the sitting room, and the ones we probably use most. Just think how much longer we tend to stay in bed or spend time in our bedrooms since fast moving thumbs were invented.
Take a quick look at the pictures accompanying this article and you’ll notice something. Apart from the bathrooms, they are all bedrooms, but you could be fooled. They could be living rooms that happen to have beds in them, and in some cases, where the bed areas are quite separate, they are indeed private living rooms, somewhat like luxury hotel suites. To illustrate the concept, we take a closer look at four of them.
They all have some features in common, the most obvious being the large windows which could be described as walls of glass, sometimes separating inside from out and sometimes not really doing that where the outside is a patio that is, in effect, an extension of the inside. These windows slide effortlessly into the walls, identifiable only by the thin vertical lines created by the edges of the huge glass slabs. This is an especially important feature of a bedroom with such stunning views.
Another common feature is the colour schemes, all muted in the interests of a peaceful night’s sleep. But muted does not necessarily mean boring: contrast is used to great effect in all of them, while splashes of colour are added where necessary, usually according to individual taste. Artworks of choice hang on the walls, lighting of choice hangs from the ceiling, sculptures of choice sit exactly where the client wants them, and all wall colours, floor rugs and other furnishings are chosen by the client, unless responsibility for this task is handed over to the UDesign team, who will happily develop less specific but no less exciting (or surprising) preferences.
The bathrooms of each suite also feature wall-to-ceiling windows with baths and other fittings designed as useable sculptures, turning what is essentially a utilitarian space into a room that can be enjoyed as is: a beautifully designed space that one can take pleasure in using or simply lingering in.
Suites 1 and 4 have a somewhat traditional feel to them, created by sharper contrasts and more classical design elements within them, while still being utterly modern in overall design. Suite 2 and 3 are lighter in overall tone, less muted and more colourful in choice of fabrics and accessories. Who could not awake in one of the bedrooms in the first two suites mentioned and not feel on top of the world from the getgo of the day? Or delight in the airy lightness and subtle colouring of the other two suites first thing in the morning, late at night or any time between the two?
All of these bedroom suites have been designed to the exceptionally high standard we have come to expect from UDesign, as are all other spaces inside and outside each of the 18 Vista Lago villas, and they bring a level of quality and comfort comparable to any five-star hotel suite anywhere in the world. And as for sleeping in your sleeproom, the truth of the matter is that the more comfortable you are, whatever you call it, the better you will sleep and the happier will be your dreams.
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