IN THE MEDIA: The Bower Barn / The Beach People

JUST LIKE THE BOWER, THE BEACH PEOPLE HAVE A STRONG SIGNATURE AESTHETIC WITH A NATURAL COLOUR PALETTE OF CREAMS, WHITE, BLACK AND GREYS, AND SOFT COLOURS OF NATURE, COMBINED WITH A KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL AND USING MATERIALS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY.

Our Bower Barn was the perfect space for the photoshoot for their new bedding collection - The Eucalyptus Bedding Range.  The Barn's wide floorboards, warm white panelled walls, pitched roof with reclaimed wooden beams, restored cottage windows, linen covered chairs and textured timber furniture provided the perfect backdrop for this exciting new range in sand, white and charcoal hues, inspired by The Beach People's Australian heritage.

The Beach People are creative, grounded, all-round canny women who are building a global business that started with a single idea - to create beautiful round beach towels. That was the first sell-out product behind Northern Rivers sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie's fledgling business, and just five years on, their brand of luxe essentials, beautifully crafted from the finest of materials, has made its mark locally and internationally. They love designing unique treasures for your home, using their coastal lifestyle, a memorable experience, a special location or a particular eye-catching aesthetic as their inspiration. Mood boards loaded with images, textures and cuttings are delivered to their team of designers and artists to finalise the latest additions to their ranges of Beach, Bedding, Bath, Tableware, Kids and Accessories before testing starts in their homes. Their homes to yours is a real thing!

The Eucalyptus Bedding Range was inspired by Australia's stately gum trees and the beautiful colours of their bark: a soft light sandy colour, snowy white and deep rich charcoal, a colour palette evocative of so many Byron Beach Abodes interiors. Just like the team at BBA, the sisters are passionate about our environment and loved working with the wood pulp of the Eucalyptus trees that are grown and replaced on specialised tree farms, and produced using recyclable and Earth-friendly solvents. There are no pesticides or irrigation used, and the production uses less land and water than cotton production. The result is soft and silky sheets and a happy Earth! Win-win.

You can see their beautiful new range of luxe bedding here on The Beach People's Journal and while you're there you'll see why The Bower Barn provided the perfect backdrop for their photo shoot.

PS. A fun look at how often to wash your sheets can be found on their website too. We thought we'd share part of it with you here:

'After researching we found the ideal sheet washing scale goes a little something like this:

Once a week: Good for you - let’s be friends.
Once a fortnight: Life's busy and we’re friendly people, so that’s ok.
Once a month: Maybe outsource… a local laundry will make your life cleaner for $14 a pop.
Once every two months: Actually not ok… make a fire in your backyard and light that s#*t up!!'

Happy reading!

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay
The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay

EUCALYPTUS BEDDING

Drawing from our Australian heritage, it’s with great pride we present the long anticipated Eucalyptus Bedding range.
We chat with Founders, Emma and Victoria on how it all came about.

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WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA OF WORKING WITH EUCALYPTUS?

Victoria -  I came across some Eucalyptus textiles while doing a visit to one of our beautiful manufacturers. I asked them to tell me about the process and the material and I just fell in love. It’s such an amazing fibre to work with, with so many benefits for the earth and your sleep. 

Emma - Victoria and I loved designing this textile construction. It was exciting to work with Eucalyptus as it's one of Australia's many beautiful native botanicals. It's grown sustainably in an effort to tread a little lighter on this earth which is something that Victoria and I are passionate about. Our Eucalyptus sheets are so soft, silky and luxurious. We can't wait for you to try them!

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay
The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay


WHAT MAKES THE BEACH PEOPLE EUCALYPTUS DIFFERENT TO OTHERS ON THE MARKET?

Victoria - Eucalyptus is often paired with polyester which to me doesn’t quite make sense. We really wanted to experiment with a 65/35 blend of Eucalyptus and Cotton, and we are so happy with the result. If you are searching for that perfect, "just woke up in a luxury resort" sheet... then this is for you.

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay
The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay


WHAT EFFECT DOES THIS HAVE ON THE ENVIRONMENT?

Victoria - Eucalyptus, sometimes better known as Tencel Lyocell, is a fibre made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown and replaced on specialised tree farms. Unlike a lot of cellulosic fabrics, Eucalyptus (Tencel) is produced using recyclable and Earth-friendly solvents. There are no pesticides or irrigation used, and the production uses less land and water then cotton production. So you can rest easy knowing it's good for the earth too!

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay


WHAT INSPIRED THE THREE COLOURS?

Emma - We were inspired by Australian Gum Trees and added our touch with these three colour ways. We like to refer to the colours as Light Oak, which is a beautiful light sandy colour, Ghost, the perfect white sheet, and Midnight Gum, a deep and rich charcoal tone.

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP STYLING TIPS FOR THE EUCALYPTUS BEDDING?

Emma - I feel like bedrooms should be tranquil, like you’ve escaped from the world into your sanctuary, so I usually style to reflect those feelings by adding natural wood, soft throws and dried or fresh blooms. Minimal and functional, with a touch of luxe. I love styling the Eucalyptus sheets with our Linen Duvet as the mix of textures are a dream. I'm loving the contrast of light and dark at the moment with the Eucalyptus sheets in Midnight Gumand the Linen Duvet in the Sky Blue, as they really complement each other.

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay
The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay


HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BE STYLING THE BEDDING IN YOUR HOME?

Victoria - I have a more masculine style bedroom as per the hubby’s request. I will be pairing the Eucalyptus sheets in Midnight Gum with my Linen Charcoal Duvet cover. It’s hilarious but my husband has a 2 pillow each rule on the master bed (he sounds like a grumpy old man I know!) so I have the Eucalyptus Pillowcases for sleeping on and the Linen Charcoal Pillowcases with feature ties for the top which adds an effortless and luxurious style to the bedroom… so easy to make and looks great!

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay

DOES THIS RANGE REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL CARE?

Victoria - Just like washing any other linen or cotton sheets, we prefer to use a natural eco laundry detergent, on a gentle wash, and then line dry them in the sun. The sun has antibacterial properties, so your laundry is sanitised naturally and hanging your white sheets in the sun actually makes them whiter!

Read about how often we should be washing our sheets here.

Our Eucalyptus bedding is available in three Australian Gum Tree inspired colours; Light Oak (Sand), Ghost(White) and Midnight Gum (Charcoal). Each sheet set is available in king, queen, double and single for the whole family. Shop the new luxurious Eucalyptus Bedding range here.

The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay
The Beach People at The Bower Barn, Byron Beach Abodes - Byron Bay