Texture: Creating High Value Guest Room Furnishings

In many recent design blogs, the discussion regarding hospitality design trends has focused on creating textures. Panel manufacturers such as Panolam™ and Textures-3D® are making machine routed wood panels that can be finished in a wide range of colors for application to surfaces in hotel lobbies and public areas, baths, and even in guestrooms.

The variety of textures available is almost endless, but the cost can be prohibitive for most upscale projects.

Textures are also being used to warm up the guest rooms via the furniture design. Using fabrics on headboards, for instance, has been commonplace for some time, but now there are some very attractive options to consider when designing the case goods. Routed wood panels, stackwood, chiseled surfaces, sheet metal or fabric covered headboards, doors and drawer faces are options that add little to the cost, and create a very impressive guest room.

At John Ralph, you can choose from standard routed panel options or design your own pattern and finish. Machine made or hand carved panels are also a great way to enhance the furniture and tailor the design.

Sheet metal is another creative way to transform the furnishings and add texture. Our finishing department has more than 40 standard finish options, or we can match your finish. Metal is typically used as a contrasting insert on drawer faces, panel headboards, and as decorative corner trim.

John Ralph can provide 3D renderings of your design ideas for review, and send samples of the materials as well as finish options. Give us a call today.