The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Maui, Hawaii

Classic meets contemporary on the Valley Isle.

For nearly 25 years, Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui has been the preliminary destination for the ultimate in island comfort and luxury. For the property’s recent redesign, Farmboy Fine Arts wanted to expand on the sophisticated beauty of the Ritz and embrace the lush tropics and swelling blue sea that surrounds it.

Mirroring the serene, sandy palette of the rooms, the artwork draws features bold, heavy brushstrokes, recalling crashing waves or the flowering plumerias and pikakes of a lei. Beginning with a hand-painted concept piece in studio by Farmboy designers, the calmative end result represents our faceted multi-disciplinary design strategy.

For the master bedroom piece, sea-foam greens swirl in a stunning counter to meditative blues. Balancing the tone of the room by bringing in verdant tropical colors, the wrapped canvas piece brings a classic painterly interpretation of the island.

Together, the project reflects the Ritz’s trademark blend of classic and contemporary—a considered update to a legendary hotel.