REAL LIVING HAS PUT TOGETHER SOME GREAT TAKE OUTS FROM THE BYRON BEACH ABODES SIGNATURE AESTHETIC, FROM SIMPLE STYLING IDEAS TO THE ALL IMPORTANT SELECTION OF THE PERFECT PAINT COLOUR. THEY ARE ALL SUPER EFFECTIVE DECORATING TIPS ‘TO STEAL’ FROM THE BOWER BARN AND BOWER COTTAGE LOOK, AND WILL HAVE AN APPLICATION IN JUST ABOUT ANY DECOR.
The Bower Barn is of course the most intimate and romantic of spaces with lashings of luxury, dreamy design, sophisticated elegance and a cool neutral colour palette. It’s a perfect blend of textures with lots of sumptuous linen balanced perfectly with more rustic features such as the century-old timber beam running through the centre of the barn and the piece de resistance, the cool sleek lines of an egg-shaped bath sitting under a full glass ceiling, putting Mother Nature on show day or night.
Bower Cottage is a different proposition, but of course is still beautifully stamped with BBA’s particular design aesthetic and style. It’s a place of relaxed, light-filled luxury for families and friends with its expansive living and dining area merging onto an outdoor area contained within the private, tropical gardens that encircle the cottage. It’s a symphony of bespoke pieces, flourishes of tassles, and even a touch of deco inspired design. It’s old meets new in the most perfect marriage of textures and feels.
See which ideas you want to snaffle from this edition of Real Living!
Experienced designer and owner of Byron Beach Abodes Taliah Lowry knows a thing or two about classic, timeless style. Her use of clean lines balanced with rich textured furnishings and fittings make for a refreshing interpretation of simple, relaxed luxury. With a portfolio of several stylish holiday lettings, Lowry offers everything single rooms to cabins and beautifully restored homes such as The Bower Barn and The Bower Cottage.
The Bower Barn is a unique and private accommodation offering housed under a pitched roof with reclaimed wooden beams, restored cottage windows and barn doors that slide open at each end to create an extended private living space. The Bower Barn can also be configured as part of The Bower Cottage for larger bookings.
Here we take you on a tour of these two luxurious coastal escapes, highlighting some of the best beach house decorating ideas to steal for your own home.
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Choose the right white When painting with white, keep in mind that warmer shades of this colour suit older buildings better, while cooler whites work well in modern buildings. The interior, exterior, trims, barn door and fencing of this barn are all in the same shade of white, making it feel fresh and unified. Keeping some trims exposed or sanded back will provide extra warmth in an all-white home, too.
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Opt for barely-there blinds Panelled windows as beautiful as these are meant to be seen, but if you still require the shade and security of blinds, sheer rollers are your best option. Custom-made designs in a colour that matches your wall or window frames will blend in seamlessly when not in use.
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Decorate with structural branches A single tree branch in an earthy pot provides textural, decorative interest. It will completely change the feel of the room and best of all, if you forage it from your garden, local park or a roadside verge, it won’t cost you a cent. Change it up for blossoms, magnolias or grasses depending on the season and what you can find.
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Use natural timber finishes Raw, grainy timber shelves and counters lend a rustic feel to the glossy tiles and handle-less joinery in the kitchen. Plants, art, homewares and fresh fruit keep the look casual.
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Monochrome dreams Black accents will give a coastal style interior a contemporary feel. Here, black frames mirror the dark cushions and lamp to create a cohesive, monochrome scheme. Vintage finds and one-off art pieces pair beautifully with sumptuous linens.
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Embrace original features The beauty of existing features is that patina is pretty hard to replicate. And if they’re still in good condition, why not make them the feature of the room? Concrete-look tiles with a gorgeous aged grain, brass taps and a timber vanity are complemented by a modern basin and deep egg bath which keeps the look more luxe than ‘old-fashioned’.
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Coastal meets Deco Chic striped wallpaper is sophisticated and cheery, with the brass taps and light shade the perfect accompaniment to the Art Deco-style mirror.
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Make first impressions count Give people a taste of your interior style before they step foot inside! Make sure you have a clear path with lighting at both the gate and front door. Here, the garden beds are filled with palms and ferns of varying heights that create structural interest.
Original article: Real Living 8 decorating ideas to steal from a Byron Bay beach house