Leading architects, interior designers and landscape experts reveal next year’s exciting new trends in luxury coastal lifestyles
THE PATH TO WELLBEING
Anne Howerton, principal of Hart Howerton in New York City and San Francisco, believes that exceptional landscape design can shape the quality of the human experience. For 2017, Howerton says, this means environments that contribute to health and mental wellbeing by promoting physical activity and social interaction. “We’re designing outdoor rooms as settings for celebrations, weddings and parties as well as quiet, reflective spaces for spiritual renewal,” she adds. Instead of corridors, the firm’s designers are finding ways to move guests through a sequence of gardens and colonnades. Residential clients, she adds, want places that pull their families and friends together, with fluid indoor/outdoor spaces and amenities such as fire pits, outdoor dining settings and bocce.
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