Two days ago I had us all running away to the spa region of Victoria. We were renting houses and indulging (or should that be overindulging) in the local delights. Today nothing much has changed except the location. We’re off to the coastal wonderland that is Byron Bay in northern New South Wales and I’m not sure about you but I’m staying at one of the Byron Beach Abodes. The Chapel in fact. 100-year old exposed bricks, timber beams, concrete floors and raw steel staircase. A mix of old and new furnishings, vaulted ceiling and dramatic draped curtains, hand-woven carpets and fine linens. Tempting enough?
I love the relaxed, somewhat Scandinavian approach to design of New Jersey based Birgitte Pearce. These spaces make me want to sink in to them and never leave.
“An indoor-outdoor space filled with art and soft textures to create a sanctuary closely linked to the earth.” That’s what Californian interior designer Corinne Mathern wanted to create with this renovation of a 3 bedroom adobe villa in Mission Cannon, Santa Barbara. An oasis of calm (with a touch of brutalism), monochromatic and minimalist, earthy and sophisticated.
In case dark doesn’t do it for you (what is wrong with you??? 😉 ) here are some light spaces by Sean Anderson to remind you how well he does it.
White walls are the canvas on which Barcelona-based designers Cobalto Studio layer texture and colour to create a stunning interpretation of Mediterranean living. Think rustic yet sophisticated, bold yet calming, washed with light and cultural references.
Photography by Pablo Zamora