If you’ve read this month’s edition of 4 Magazine (grab your free copy here), then you’ll already be familiar with Australian hotel, The Bower, one of the best hotels in Byron Bay. Today I wanted to share even more inspiration from this idyllic hotel, located in the heart of the beach town.
Byron Bay, for those that are unfamiliar, is the epitome of laidback. Gorgeous beaches, vintage shops and a slow pace of life are all characteristics of this Australian hotspot. Which is evident in the design of The Bower Hotel.
The Bower was created by Taliah and Sein Lowry, founders of Byron Beach Abodes – a small family run business specialising in boutique Byron Bay accommodation. Comprising suites, a barn, a cottage and a house sleeping up to 8 guests, the design can only be described as effortless luxury.
Rattan and woven textures are an ideal way to bring the outside in, and oversize pendant shades such as these create a focal point in the dining space, without overshadowing the light and airy feel to the room.
A calm palette of white, greys and taupes, meanwhile, runs throughout The Bower, sitting perfectly against linen and locally sourced decorative details. By drafting in local tradesmen, landscapers and stylists, Taliah and Sein were able to maintain a truly authentic design, synonymous with Byron Bay.
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Getting back to the beauty that is The Bower, I’ve pulled together some key pieces that I think really emulate this look. Have a scroll through and see if anything catches your eye. What do you think of this hotel? Is this one of the best hotels in Byron Bay or not really your style? (Photographer Credit: Jessie Prince / Post in partnership with Explorer Travel)