Thanks to modern technology, the world just keeps getting noisier and certain businesses are taking note. Perhaps that’s why luxury resort Parrot Cay by COMO, located in the Caribbean’s Turks and Caicos Islands, changed their motto to: Silence is the new luxury.
Leverage Luxury Design Trends: Add Quiet Spaces to Your Home or Office Design
Open floor plans for the home and office have been very popular, but the times are changing. Studies are showing employees working in open office floor plans report being more unhappy and less productive than their counterparts who work in more traditional, private office spaces or work environments that accommodate both open and quiet spaces.
To counteract this public and acoustic chaos, companies like COMO and Amtrak, are taking note of people’s quest for silence and privacy and incorporating it into their design plans. Take Amtrak for example; Fortune writer Leigh Gallagher, who is a self-described sound curmudgeon, writes, “Riders in the Quiet Car are told to maintain a ‘library-like atmosphere.'”
This kind of accommodation does not go unnoticed by travelers and guests, who take solace in the silence, which makes us think that it could be the next trend in luxury design. Imagine a day where cafes or restaurants offer accommodations for patrons looking to relax and avoid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. How luxurious would it be to be seated and enjoy your coffee without hearing your neighbor’s conversations. This could really be the next big thing in luxury design.
Interested in doing a remodel that promotes silence and tranquility? Contact us today at Leslie Saul & Associates to schedule a consultation.