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Hotel style: Maui's Royal Lahaina

Jennifer Melo

Bring Hawaii's calm, cool vibe to your bedroom with inspiration from a 14th floor ocean view suite that's decked out in modern luxuries mixed with casual island appeal.

Island living brings to mind carefree times and a relaxed pace of life. So it's most fitting to invite Maui bliss into your home to create an island escape that's no further than your bedroom.

The inspiration: The Royal Lahaina Resort

The Royal Lahaina resort in Ka'anapali, Maui, is perched on a beautiful half-mile stretch of golden sandy beach. Step into one of their newly renovated suites and you're greeted by cool contemporary design with bits of island character strategically placed throughout.

There are beige marble floors, rich brown wood bathroom cabinets, beige granite countertops, stony neutral sinks and a glass-enclosed shower with subdued pot lighting overhead.  

A casual living room features a sleek LCD TV screen on a gorgeous wood buffet table that has facets of hand-carved detailing which deliver raw, unpretentious style. A comfy plush sofa and a low-back chair with a dark chocolate wood frame flank a classic pedestal table. But the balcony view is perhaps the best feature of all. A mesmerizing vista of the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean sparkles at you as the sun catches its waves -- it's simply stunning.  

The bedroom
A koa wood platform bed is the defining feature of the bedroom that speaks of luxury, but its clean lines, devoid of intricate detailing, make it a modern and elegant piece. Crisp white fabrics with pale blue accents provide elegant contrasts to the bed's dark wood tones.

Chunky wood bedside tables, a dresser and desk lend rustic island appeal to the room, with wall art that sets the tone for a mental escape to Maui's natural wonders, depicting volcanoes, ocean and kayaking adventures.

While you might not be lucky enough to have the Pacific Ocean as the focal point for your home decor, you can draw on The Royal Lahaina's interior delights to capture that casually elegant look and feel in your surroundings. With inspiration from this casual contemporary suite, simply find individual pieces to pull your Maui serenity bedroom together.

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