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 Oriental Living shows off its touchable interior design concepts in a fabulous new show home.

Oriental Living shows off its touchable interior design concepts in a fabulous new show home.

Whether you are a property developer, project manager, resort manager, business owner, interior designer or homeowner, at some point in time you will probably be looking for inspiration on interior or exterior design and furnishings. Whether for one room, an entire villa, estate of villas or resort, Oriental Living provides a one-stop design service featuring customised high-end furniture, furnishing and décor solutions for both the home and office. Solutions are offered for smaller loft spaces to large projects, including planning, construction, work details and landscaping of gardens. The company has over 20-years’ experience, especially in luxury-living and refurbishment, and has been responsible for many award-winning properties on Koh Samui, Phuket and further afield.


Oriental Living provides a professional and diligent design service that can be 100% relied upon. The company principle is to approach each job with total dedication, and to arrive at a perfect, customised solution for all your personal requirements, needs and wants. All furniture is original and hand-made, with ultra-fine workmanship and materials. It can be ordered as seen or made to your specific requirements, the dimensions, colours and materials complementing your living or office space perfectly, and most importantly in this climate, everything is guaranteed to be long-lasting.


Oriental Living’s collection of art and décor accessories is eclectic, to say the least. With many years of experience in treasure hunting, there are many unique artefacts on display that sell for just a few thousand baht, as well as individual treasures worth hundreds of thousands. If you are looking for something exclusively commissioned or a limited work of art, one of their talented specialists will certainly be able to find it for you. Oriental Living shows off its touchable interior design concepts in a fabulous new show home.Their sources are primarily from within Thailand, from Chiang Mai and Bangkok, but also from local artists in areas like Phetburi province. Some pieces are sourced from Java in Indonesia, where there is a large and growing industry in wooden furniture, each piece handmade by skilled artisans using indigenous materials and techniques.


Manging Director, Michael Dietvorst, is always looking for opportunities to increase efficiency and speed across the company. Alex Raksai, the chief interior designer creates the magic by determining the look and feel of a client’s home or office, selecting and placing decorative elements such as paint, textiles and furniture. Meeting directly with clients, he is a master of understanding how they intend to use their space and how they want it to feel,
working with their budget until each room comes to life. All team members work together on every important detail, resourcing, planning, installing and advising on technical implications, all pulling together to complete the project through to its final finishing touches.


The new show home is a jaw-dropping masterpiece of architectural genius, alongside unique and outstanding interior and exterior design. This two-story, three-bedroom contemporary pool villa is built on one rai (1,600 square metres) of land bordering Santiburi golf course.Oriental Living shows off its touchable interior design concepts in a fabulous new show home.All items in the home are for sale, and therefore the design and feel of the spaces will be continually changing and evolving. It provides the perfect opportunity to see real-life examples and touchable concepts of what the fabulous Oriental Living team are capable of. This is what their impeccable reputation is built on. Now you can see, touch and experience the feel and sense of what they can create for you. It is the perfect way to find inspiration and create confidence, whether you are starting from a blank canvas or looking for finishing touches.


Oriental Living are based on Phuket and Koh Samui, but are able to ship furniture and home accessories for any size of project throughout Thailand, Asia or further afield. Awards have been won for projects as far away as Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Malaysia as well as closer to home. So whether your property is here on Samui or you are here on holiday with project ideas elsewhere, the Oriental Living team should definitely be on your itinerary.


And be sure to drop into their retail venture LOFT. It is chock-full of furniture, furnishings, lamps, unique accessories and artwork, all for sale as seen and some available in bulk. The shop is run and managed by the same dedicated team of experts with their wealth of experience, knowledge and resources. Here the aim is to introduce more modern, minimalistic and natural Scandinavian style furniture alongside some synthetic materials which can often offer a harder wearing and even longer-lasting solution in tropical climates. Perfect for finishing touches or to furnish an entire hotel, condominium or villa.


Oriental Living are Samui’s leading interior and exterior design solution. Be sure to drop into the showroom on the ring road in Maenam, arrange a visit to the new show home or visit the LOFT store opposite Big C shopping centre in Bophut. With the new show home up and running, it’s an exciting time and a great opportunity for you to experience the tangible talent available. Wherever you visit, you will be offered coffee, water, a friendly chat or left to wander, whatever your preference, and you will definitely leave with more inspiration than you believed possible!


Karan Ladd


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