Whilst the view alone will have you dreaming of the hypnotic sounds of waves crashing on the shore, it is the interior design that gets us particularly excited. Colour and soul inspirations by the interiors of Halcyon House (pronounced hal-cee-on) are the work of Brisbane based interior designer, Anna Spiro. We have been admiring Anna for a few years for her masterful art of mixing color, pattern and vintage finds in a fresh new way to create interiors with personality and soul and a comfortable and relaxed vibe with the revamped Halcyon House boutique hotel being no exception.
The hotel features rich fabric-upholstered walls, handpicked antique treasures and original art collected from around the world, combined with Australian soul. The cheerful, vibrant color palette incorporates plenty of classic whites and blues with an injection of tropical prints and colors. The result is pure happiness.
Colour and soul inspirations: much of this former beach motel’s original 1970’s Spanish style architecture were retained.
Many of the vintage pieces as well as furnishings by designers and artists, such as John Derian sofas, Madeline Weinrib rugs and drawings by Wayne Pate, were sourced on a trip to America. In addition, a team of bespoke craftsmen from Northern New South Wales and Brisbane, including lampshade makers and furniture restorers, were also engaged to bring to life many of the vintage pieces and it is this craftsmanship and attention to detail, which is evident throughout.
The pool and giant sun lounger is another feature of the hotel. The only thing missing from this photo is a cold glass of rose!
Colour and soul inspirations: Bedrooms are inviting, relaxed and individual.
Halcyon House has created the ultimate surfing experience. Join Australian Pro Surfer, Joel Parkinson for a private surfing lesson at world renowned surf break Cabarita Beach followed by an intimate and relaxed poolside lunch at Paper Daisy. Get to know a great Australian champion and tap into what drives and motivates an elite athlete. Two Day Surf Experience includes: Two nights accommodation, daily breakfast and a half day surfing lesson with Joel Parkinson followed by lunch at Paper Daisy.
Interior Designer Anna Spiro said “I love to stay in a place that wraps me up and is beautifully decorated. You want to go home and dream about visiting that wonderful place again.”
The positioning of this boutique hotel in a quiet costal surfing village rather than a well-known tourist hotspot, is something that has not been tried in Australia before.