Design Story: Byron Bay
Design Story: Byron Bay explores why design in this part of Australia has become coveted the world over and includes well-known interior designers such as Louella Boitel-Gill and legendary locations such as Lune de Sang, The Range, Las Palmas, The Eltham Hotel, and Soma.
Childhood memories of the Canary Islands and a joint sabbatical in Spain became key influences on the design of Emma and Tom Lane’s finca inspired home, set amongst 120 acres of Byron hinterland. A last-minute halt to the demolition of a 1980’s farmhouse on the property saw the Lane’s come up wit...
Sally McGarry grew up in Fenner House, a home designed by eminent Australian architect Robin Boyd and commissioned by her grandfather, Professor Frank Fenner, a virologist and pioneer of environmental design. Fond childhood memories of garden parties and family gatherings at Fenner House inspired...
Named after the mind altering Soma plant referenced in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, this retreat in Byron Bay is a dream come true for a seasoned meditation teacher seeking an alternative to the bustle of Sydney.
Gary Gorrow taught meditation for many years with a goal of one day teaching ...
Julia Ashwood and her husband Matt Rabbidge were courting patrons of the Eltham Hotel before they became owners. They adored the historic village of Eltham, nestled in the hinterland and removed from the bustle of Byron Bay. When Julia suddenly became the proud new co-owner of The Eltham Hotel in...
Lune de Sang
🏆 Nominated for the 2022 Caesar Design Film Award
🏆 Official Selection Copenhagen Architecture Festival
🏆 Official Selection Arquiteturas Film Festival
Since 2008, Andy and Deirdre have been on a mission to start ‘putting things back’ by regenerating an ancient subtropical rainforest surrounding...
Pandanus Beach Shack
In this episode, eclectic Byron based interior designer Louella Boitel-Gill takes us to an original beach shack in Wategos, renovated for playful clients who briefed Louella to ‘embrace the shack’. Louella speaks candidly about her influences during the design process and how working closely with...