We take you to the dreamy Croatian island of Hvar on the Adriatic Sea, known for its beautiful summer resorts, clear blue waters and pearly white beaches. LA.M Studio designed a stylish resort here called Maslina, which means ‘olive’ in Croatian. All these atmospheric spaces radiate luxury and serenity surrounded by a piece of protected and unspoilt nature. The luxury is hidden in both the smallest details and the excellent service and serene atmosphere.
The design studio LA.M Studio was founded in 2014 by Léonie Alma Mason in the French capital. With her French, Swiss and German heritage, Mason managed to graduate with distinction from the École Camondo-Architecture d'intérieur et Design in Paris. As an architect, interior and furniture designer as well as a project owner, she focuses on small to medium-sized and large-scale business, commercial and residential customised projects, both new builds and renovations. Thanks to her infinite source of inspiration from past travels and discoveries of new cultures and driven by her eternal love of details, she brings every project to a successful conclusion. Maslina Resort was designed to be one with its surroundings and the sustainable materials such as wood and Brač island stone were chosen to mimic the interaction of natural materials in the sun.
Imitating the interaction of natural materials in the sun.
The designer wanted to create luxury with large, tasteful spaces, enchanted environment and the use of local and noble materials. Every detail was carefully considered and specially crafted to give guests the best possible experience in this easy-going and luxurious five-star hotel with fifty rooms. In addition, Mason wanted every room to have an outdoor feel, even when guests are inside. There are also three private villas available with large living spaces both inside and out. Mason opted resolutely for natural materials to create a peaceful and elegant atmosphere. The surroundings and interiors are very much in tune with each other. For example, a Brač stone (cracked but refurbished using the kinstugi technique) was chosen for the reception desk. Furthermore, exotic wood was used as a nod to the surrounding pine forest, creating a play of light with the sun. Inspired by the surrounding trees that cast their shadows inside the resort when the sun shines, the colour palette consists largely of dark colours. This is also reflected in the black terra cotta used for the walls and in the olive black lava stone tables. In addition, the designer wanted to give a warm and festive feel to the resort's restaurant and bar. For this, she again chose terracotta, but also exotic wood, bronze mirrors, glass lamps and elegant white curtains. The latter contributed to a feeling of lightness and dreaminess. Maslina Resort is a luxurious travel destination that reconnects visitors with nature and at the same time does everything in its power with its excellent customer service to refresh your spirit. In any case, our suitcases are already packed!
Photography by Claire Israel