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“The Bower was a direct result of a New York trip. We loved staying in the Bower District and checking out all the gorgeous boutique hotels” – Taliah Lowry
Taliah Lowry, one of the creative forces behind Byron Bay’s new boutique hotel, The Bower, says “If we couldn’t live in New York, then I wanted to have my own little slice of New York style in Byron.”
And that’s exactly the result that saw eight creatives from different fields collaborate with spectacular results — the cool, urban style on Manhattan mixed with the laid-back, beachside lifestyle of Byron, on NSW’s far north coast.
Designed by Lowry with help from architect John Burgess, the extension was a team effort, eventually bought to life with builder Greg Lyon. The finished rooms were styled by Inside Story’s Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming. The new and improved studios are finished in darker charcoal tones, offset with luxury linens supplied by Creative Blinds & Awnings.
Aesthetically opposite to the Bower’s usual white-on-white standard, the new studios are a reflection of the hotel’s new standard in luxury: less beach shack and more five-star abode.
“My design approach is always to create spaces with character that are unique, timeless and transcend trends,” interior designer Kate Sacks says of the inspiration behind The Bower’s original design.
Located only minutes away from the beach and shops, the leafy nature of the space, plus the minimal design and art-focused rooms, give the hotel a real sense of calm.
see more pictures of the updated hotel below…