There’s something (everything) about thoughtfully designed boutique hotels that make me wish more of my time was spent traveling –Tula Vintage has the right idea. A place that feels like home – but fresh and packed with inspiration, tucked into every detail and corner. I think I would live here if I could – Halcyon House, you are an absolute BABE. The color stories, dreamy exterior, and little details come together and create such a relaxing OZ summery vibe. On my list.
Directly behind the sand dunes in the small surf town of Cabarita Beach, between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, sits a 1960s motel that was converted into the chic Halcyon House earlier this year. The white stucco and painted Besser brick exterior hides an interior by Anna Spiro that feels less Australian coastal stopover and more international design hotel.
Each of the 21 individually designed rooms features fabric-covered bedheads, antique and handmade furniture and fittings and upholstered walls covered with a selection of artworks sourced from estate sales and markets around the world. At the in-house restaurant Paper Daisy, Noma alumnus Ben Devlin serves fancied-up summery Aussie classics such as grilled red-claw yabbies with mayonnaise and pippies with potatoes and peas. This nostalgic slice of hotel heaven on the New South Wales coast is set to be the base for many long summer days of memory-making.
Australian summers start in December…the wheels are turning, the wheels are turning! How cute is this place!? xx
Photo credit | Halcyon House