The seductive and ever-so moody colour palette is a diversion from The Bower's usual aesthetic which has a focus on soft whites with punctuations of colour introduced by bespoke furniture pieces, hand-thrown pottery, curated vintage art and metres of softest linens.
These new Manhattan-Luxe influenced spaces reflect Bower's Creative Director, Taliah Lowry’s passion for The Bowery in New York, which was the original inspiration for The Bower, and the good news is their open for bookings now.
"Although previously we had mostly completed projects in the past without designers and stylists, The Bower was bigger than anything I had done before,” says Taliah. “I really felt as though I wanted a team to work with to get the very best outcome possible. We carefully chose an architect, interior designer, and stylists, along with our incredible builder and landscaper to create the ultimate dream team for The Bower, and my vision was realised.”
See the results of this spectacular team effort here, then perhaps jump online and make your next holiday booking at The Bower. We're waiting for you!
"The Bower was a direct result of our New York trip at the beginning of this year. We loved staying in the Bowery District and checking out all the gorgeous boutique hotels," Taliah Lowry, one of the creative forces behind Byron Bay's coolest new hotel, The Bower, says of the project to create a hotel from square one. "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.
With a total of 14 suites, plus a barn, a cottage and a family house, the hotel has something for everyone, all decked out in cool-palette, fresh interior design. Now, the much-loved hotel has added a series of new studios, inspired by a recent trip to Tasmania and complete with a decidedly moodier tone.
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 and laid back artwork.
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.
The Bower's signature freestanding tub reigns in the chic bathroom space, which can be flooded with light with a flick of the curtains.
"Although previously we had mostly completed projects in the past without designers and stylists, The Bower was bigger than anything I had done before. I really felt as though I wanted a team to work with to get the very best outcome possible. We carefully chose an architect, interior designer, and stylists, along with our incredible builder and landscaper to create the ultimate dream team for The Bower. The vision was kept and the result is better than I could of ever imagined," Lowry tells VL.
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.
"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.