Relaxed and retro, this motel is a family-friendly ode to endless summer.
An 80s motel you actually want to visit, The Sunseeker has been given a warm mid-century California makeover that evokes the nostalgia of long summer days. Ideally located in the popular seaside town of Byron Bay, Sunseeker fits right in – warm, relaxed and vibrant.
Focused on community, artistry and sustainability, the motel is comprised of both rooms and separate bungalows. Materials are sustainably sourced or repurposed where possible, and the owners worked with a team of people across building, interiors and landscaping to develop a place that felt inspiring, welcoming and authentic. Stop for a drink at the outdoor bar, have a midday siesta under an umbrella, or splash through the sparking turquoise water of the pool.
Rooms, bungalows and common spaces are warm, with a colour palette of rust, sienna, mustard, terracotta and cream. Textures and materials are equally inviting, with sustainable woods, brick, bamboo, copper, terrazzo and linen. Lighting is warm and inviting, with equal consideration of style and function.
Julia Ashwood chose a selection of lighting from Fat Shack Vintage for the Sunseeker project. Festoon Lighting features in outdoor spaces, offering soft ambience in public areas, and the Yardley Twin Flood Light and Middy Copper Twinlight Adjustable Spotlight are stylish and functional choices for area lighting. In the bar, a 9 Light Chandelier adds a touch of drama. Inside the bungalows, the Bakelite Swing Arm Wall Light offers mid-century industrial functionality over the seating area. Warm exposed filament light bulbs feature throughout, lending ambience to each of the carefully curated spaces.
Whether you are renovating a retro motel or building a modern hotel, Fat Shack Vintage has all the lighting you need to create atmosphere and invoke relaxation.
Location: 100 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481
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