South Seas style for your home
The construction in Tahiti naturally brings the outside inside. For example bungalows in South Pacific are mainly built of materials, which come from a radius of 30 km. Craftsman call it the mother nature.
Here is a collection of bungalows in the South Seas-style, you will surely impress.
On the picture we see the outside of beach bungalows on a small island in French Polynesia, in the seaside resort of Ninamu. The Manager Chris O’Callaghan has built each individual bungalow itself with resources of the island: Driftwood stairs, woven Pandan leaves roofs, bamboo support beams. Some roofs and walls are made of coral. Ninamu is an ideal example, how to use natural materials can – there no trees were cut down, no coral reef has been damaged.
We enter now. You can see hardly a flat surface. Bamboo joints, wooden planks and exotic woven things are quite unexpectedly, as for example on the wall, on the roof.
Natural shapes and materials
These woven things actually are coconut leaves and pandus leaves. O’Callaghan has used Ironwood, lychee wood, Tamanuholz, coconut wood, Kohuholz and machined softwood in the bungalows. He says that he pellets the wood by dampness in the ocean for three weeks.
Woven from leaves and with lighter shading
Some hints how you can reach this home South Seas style:
Use natural materials – lots
Love bamboo! Making of furniture!
Be liberal with white
Forget this rule. You need not always white. There is a color palette. Different to Caribbean turquoise, South Seas style is pale yellow honey, red and green, and also dark purple.
Use Tahiti pattern.
Emphasize the warriors with different jewelry items
The coffee table here is reminiscent of surfboard, but he wears a war feeling
South Seas style products
Wandtapeten als gewebtes Holz könnten natürliche Materialien imitieren. Design von Catherine Monaghan of Kitchens Southwest
Beach rye wallpapers have a fine look by Amy LAU design
Woven Beach rye pendant
Beach rye is the favorite in the furniture accessories. Such small items make your room look more environmentally and relaxing.
Rye Beach Chair
These chairs are woven by Pottery Barn made of beach rye
This House, named bamboo, bamboo has deck furniture by Louise Lakier
Gauguin ceiling fan with lights by Minka Aire, beige
In Tahiti, I’ve more often seen fans look as huge tropical leaves. This model is named after the artist who has lived and painted in Tahiti Gauguin ceiling fan.
Branch chandelier, a small six shades of light
Branches are very common in South Seas decor. This interesting chandeliers would surely have a great importance for the decor in the dining room.
Pink and mother-of-Pearl Dresser from Graham and green
The beads are one of the most important natural resources of Tahiti. So a chest of drawers can make the room brighter.
Elegant mother-of-Pearl mirror by Caron white