In a nutshell, this is how we could describe this project, an endeavor in a family-run hotel with a long-established tradition.
Despite long and successful tradition, after a while, the interiors may become worn out, out of date, and somewhat contribute to the loss of competitiveness.
In the case of this family-run hotel in Tučepi, on Makarska Riviera, the interiors had been receiving partial refurbishments from time to time. At the onset of the project, there was high-quality furniture in the interiors which was to be retained. Also, a reconstruction where everything would be pulled down and built anew was deemed too expensive and too much of a burden for the investor.
Therefore, the approach was to retain the high-quality base but to make numerous smaller interventions and advance towards contemporary and fresh interiors. Thus, the most significant undertakings were the colors of the walls, the wallpapers, and decors, alcoves and partitions, as well as curtains and some additional pieces of furniture.
Compromises in architecture can often be quite controversial because they restrain the freedom of the architect. However, when there is an appropriate collaboration between the architect and the investor, the results can be outstanding even when there are numerous financial or other constraints imposed.
What the hotel looked like in 2017, and what it looks like now can be seen in the gallery below: