(Joyce) #1

“IN BYRON, THERE’S


A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE


INTERIOR design SPACE;


IT’S ALMOST CONTAGIOUS


AROUND HERE” ~ SHELLEY


BATHROOM Shelley’s must-have – brushed copper – was a vision she
brought to life in the bathroom through the sleek tapware and sink from
ABI Interiors (top left). “I really wanted to use it, and thankfully this
house lent itself to that design,” she says. The hand-painted barn slider
doors (above) made from the same timber slabs used on the feature
wall and kitchen benches were “just an extra bit of fun”, she laughs.
“It makes all the difference to the room, because suddenly your doors
become a feature, rather than something you hope will blend in.”

MAIN BEDROOM The sweeping ‘Bhola’ jute rug from The Dharma
Door turns the floor of Shelley and Christian’s bedroom into a feature
(left). Blush pink bedding from I Love Linen and a sweet pot plant from
The Plant People borrow rosy accents from Tania Blanchard’s artwork,
titled ‘Transcendent III’, while the view of palm trees offers a soothing
reminder of their wonderfully laid-back Byron Bay surroundings.

EXTERIOR Surrounded by an oasis of greenery – from palm trees
in the garden to pot plants on the deck – the front porch (opposite)
creates a welcoming entrance. The warm tones of a round ‘Sayulita’
hand-braided jute rug from Miss Amara set a coastal scene for this
beach cottage, beneath a cane lounge from Biku scattered with cosy
cushions. This restful retreat is lit by a twin set of ‘Vega’ wall lamps
from Konstsmide, which Shelley bought in white to match Taubmans
Cotton Sheets exterior paint on the window frames and ceiling. >

FA N
‘Haiku’ ceiling fan
in Caramel Bamboo,
$1495/1.3m,
Big Ass Fans.