Jamaican Beach Hotel Uses Nardi Furniture To Bring Back 1960’s Island Glamour

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If there’s one thing the team at Daydream Leisure Furniture love, it’s our Nardi Outdoor furniture range. With a range of colours, quirky designs and accessories to mix and match with, it’s one of the most popular outdoor furniture ranges on offer! And for good reason. Made from high-quality Italian materials, this Nardi furniture range is a sure hit for businesses in the hospitality industry.

One particular hotel ‘Skylark Negril’ located in the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica, have taken the Nardi Furniture to a whole new level of 1960’s styling. Inspired by an era of interior design where pop art, bubble-gum paint colours and plastic furniture were all the rage. The Nardi Furniture used at this newly renovated resort perfectly complements the oceanfront properties and holiday escapes that most customers expect when checking in to a resort!

So, continue reading on to see how Skylark Negril have used the Nardi Furniture range to successfully build their social media platform and transform their Caribbean hotel into a 1960’s time warp.

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Image: Skylark Negril

How Social Media Has Reshaped Our Ideas on Attractive Design

Social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest have influenced the way businesses are now designing spaces. Previously, interior designers would focus on how space would make a person feel through atmospheric qualities and little priority on how space would photograph. In the year 2019, this has completely changed. Instagram-centred designs, great lighting and coloured features to accommodate the perfect photograph has taken priority.

Skylark Negril have utilised the vibrant colours and mix-n-match qualities of Nardi Furniture to their advantage. Bloggers, influencers and your day-to-day social media users love to share every aspect of their holiday, so creating instagrammable-spaces is incredibly valuable.

Just take one look at the aesthetically pleasing photos on their Instagram where minimalist design meets the retro retreat of Skylark Negril. The Nardi Furniture that you see in the image below is the Nardi ‘Net Relaxer’ chair and Nardi ‘Step’ round table.

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Nardi Furniture compliments Skylark Negril’s 1960’s inspired style

Interior design in the 1960s was a very exciting era. Following on from the soft pastels and aesthetics intended to evoke wholesome suburban comfort in the previous decade, the ’60s was far more expressive and bolder. Accent pieces and explosions of bright orange, blue, green, yellow and red colours were all the rage.

The Skylark resort was able to achieve the pops of colour using the Nardi Furniture range which complements the wall and floor-ceiling features. Mixing and matching the colours of the furniture to evoke excitement within the space, proves how the resort was successful in achieving a very 1960’s feel.

Take a look at how great the Nardi ‘Lido’ stools looks against the vibrant colours used at the Skylark resort bar. Here you can really see the explosion of colour in full effect.

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Image: Skylark Negril

Nardi Furniture benefits

The Skylark Negril design team were very strategic when choosing Nardi to furnish their resort. The Caribbean climate is not forgiving on outdoor furniture. Much like the hot Australian climate, Skylark Negril furnishings have to withstand strong UV sun rays, humidity and tropical weather.

Nardi’s outdoor furniture range perfectly complements the needs of Skylark Negril’s resort, with all of the furniture made from high quality, long-lasting, water and UV resistant properties. This ensures the rich and vibrant colours continue to look ‘as new’ even years down the track!

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image: Skylark Negril

View the Nardi Furniture range today!

 Visit our two local showrooms today to view the full range of Nardi Furniture in stock! Hotels and resorts between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast can also take advantage of our onsite consultants who can assist you to create the perfect outdoor settings for your guests. For more information, send us an email today or call us on 07 5493 4277 (Warana) or 07 5449 9336 (Noosa).

 

6 Important Reasons To Update Your Resort’s Outdoor Furniture

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With the winter season in full swing, most hotels and resorts are starting to think about the spring and summer seasons, so that they can stay ahead of the competition. Whilst you may be planning a few upgrades before the high season, one of the best improvements you can make is to your outdoor furniture.

In fact, winter is the best time to start planning these updates, so that they can be in place before the high season begins. If you are not convinced that your alfresco furniture needs an upgrade, let’s take a look at six reasons why it’s worth considering it this year.

1. Outdoor furniture and facilities in a resort or hotel are important

The style of your alfresco spaces should reflect the needs of your guests, but they also need to take advantage of the favourable climate and particular setting of your resort or hotel. Many guests love to spend time outdoors, whether they are swimming in the pool, playing tennis, chatting with friends over coffee, or simply reading a book. To gain an edge on the competition, your establishment needs up-to-date outdoor furniture, as this tells your guests that you have their best interests as a priority.

2. Outdoor spaces and leisure activities lower stress and depression

Mental wellness is important to all of us because it can impact on our physical health. Research has shown that participating in recreational activities and spending time in green spaces can significantly improve our emotional well-being, lowering feelings of depression and our stress levels. Ensuring that your resort’s outdoor furniture is both welcoming and inviting, goes a long way to keeping your guests happy.

3. Green spaces improve the quality of our lives

Research has also shown that access to green spaces improves our quality of life, so creating natural outdoor ‘rooms’ where guests can relax close to nature can give your hotel a competitive edge. As importers of quality Italian outdoor furniture that is perfect for the needs of commercial properties, we can help you to select the best alfresco settings and furniture for your guests.

4. Guest expectations continually increase every year

Guest expectations continually increase with many expecting a luxury experience every time they visit a hotel or resort. For more modest establishments, however, these expectations can be a problem, but one area where you can exceed your guest’s expectations is with your outdoor furniture, which can give your guests the luxury they demand. With quality alfresco aluminium and wicker furniture suitable for the commercial market, we can customise your outdoor spaces, regardless of the size of your establishment.

5. Guest’s spend most their time in outdoor spaces

Whilst guests want a luxury feel to their accommodation, they actually spend most of their time outdoors. This means that your outdoor spaces need to be luxurious and inviting, and one of the easiest ways to achieve this is with high-quality outdoor furniture. It’s easy to spot a hotel or resort that has skimped on their outdoor spaces, mainly because their alfresco furniture is old and dated, a problem that can be easily remedied before the high season commences.

6. Escaping the heat and anticipating the demand for the upcoming summer!

The Australian summer can be very hot indeed and whilst many guests head to the air-conditioning for relief, many others like to head to the pool or to natural shady spots in the gardens. Upgrading your outdoor furniture in these areas shows your guests that you understand their needs and want them to have a luxury experience, whether they are staying at a large well-known resort or a smaller and more modest establishment.

Hotels and resorts between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast can take advantage of our onsite consultants who will help to create the perfect outdoor settings for their guests. For more information, send us an email today or call us on 07 5493 4277 (Warana) or 07 5449 9336 (Noosa).

Encouraging Social Media Engagement Through Furniture and Décor

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With the huge popularity of Instagram and Facebook, it’s no wonder that every business wants to encourage their patrons to share snapshots throughout their social media networks. In fact, this has become one of the major strategies that restaurateurs use to engage their own customers and drum up new custom.

If you want to drive new customers to your eatery, here are five décor and furnishing ideas that should give you a head start.

1.     Themes or eye-catching interior designs

With social media, everything is about being visually appealing, which is why your business needs a theme or an eye-catching presentation that customers want to photograph. These can include digital or neon signs or menus on the walls, as well as a stand out theme, such as communal eating tables, open kitchens and using Italian style furnishings such as Nardi.

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2.     Lighting for social media engagement

Lighting is an integral part of any eatery, creating its mood and ambiance. This can include a variety of pendants, chandeliers, candles, and lanterns, all used to establish your theme. Lights need to be positioned to allow your customers to visually appreciate your theme, décor, table settings and food, all of which comes together to make an instagrammable vignette.

If you make a feature of your lighting however, this itself can encourage customers to take photographs to share with their social media followers. People love taking photos, and the more reasons you give them to photograph your business, the more you increase online engagement.

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3.     Food presentation

Why not give your chef the freedom to create food that is photogenic and instagrammable? It makes perfect sense when you want to engage your target audience via social media, because everyone wants to share a visually amazing display of food with their followers. An even better idea is to commission plate ware that is eye-catching, taking your food’s presentation up another notch. At Daydream, we stock a huge range of tableware and dining settings that are the perfect addition to any commercial business. Browse our beautiful entertainment accessories here!

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4.     Fun and branded menus

Since people automatically look for something unique and photogenic when they eat out, it makes sense to design your menus to be photographed. This means that engaging a local artist to design fun and interesting menus that complement your furnishings and theme, is a cost-effective exercise. People no longer simply photograph the food, so creating a space that has multiple photogenic factors within its décor is a win-win situation!

You can even personalise menus for special occasion bookings, making it pretty much guaranteed that they will photograph them and share it with their followers.

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5.     Create a photo wall

We highly recommend creating a unique design element or photo wall that customers would recognise when featured online and through social media. A few excellent ideas may be creating a living plant wall, planters filled with living herbs in the middle of your Nardi tables, backlit glass shelves filled with spirit bottles behind the bar or a wall covered in fabulous artwork. All of these furnishing and décor ideas make your eatery ‘instagrammable’, bringing in more customers to share your eatery with their social media followers!

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Bonus Tips!

Instead of a boring photo of a plate of food, why not hand out wide-angle selfie sticks to your customers. This is a fun and creative way to engage your customers as well as showcase more of your business (furnishings included). Also, don’t forget to leverage your own branded hashtag so you can continue to engage with your customers post-purchase! Add these hashtags to all of your own Instagram images, captions and menus to keep your hashtag trending!

If you would like any styling tips or advice on new furniture fit-outs, feel free to contact the professional team at Daydream Leisure Furniture today. We are the outdoor living specialists who can help bring life back to your hospitality business.