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.

The latest interior design trend is less about what's in your space, and instead incorporates a minimalist approach.

The latest interior design trend is less about what’s in your space, and instead incorporates a minimalist approach.

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.

Employees with traditional, quiet and closed offices seem to be happier and more productive than those with open office floor plans.

Employees with traditional, quiet and closed offices seem to be happier and more productive than those with open office floor plans.

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.'”

Looking to foster a sense of silence and serenity in your commercial or residential design? Contact Leslie Saul & Associates! We'll help turn down the noise and turn up the tranquility.

Looking to foster a sense of silence and serenity in your commercial or residential design? Contact Leslie Saul & Associates! We’ll help turn down the noise and turn up the tranquility.

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.