In your career as an Interior Designer, you always will get to work on a project that you will always remember, because, it has that something extra. That project was working from the very beginning, on concepts to the completion of the Make Peace Island Resort in the Noosa River, for Sir Richard Branson. The original designs for the island were more conventional resort concepts, but we could see that there was far more scope that could be achieved for this project. So we proposed the idea of using a Balinese theme in buildings and interiors, which worked perfectly with the environmental friendly concept, that had to be adhered to when creating the resort. The resort would blend into the environment, and have minimal impact upon the site, the raised Balinese Pavilions, linked by elevated walkways worked perfectly with this concept.
All buildings were constructed in Bali, and literally flat packed and reassembled on site and finished by specialised tradesperson flown in from Indonesia. The island is not only a private retreat, but also can be used by anyone who wishes to indulged themselves, therefore many guest from around the world, have come to enjoy Make Peace for all it has to offer.
The interior concepts were to create villas and other resort buildings, of understated luxury, where guests can completely relax and let the outside world go. Finishes were to reflect this concept, stone, timber and the use of antiques sourced in Bali, blend perfectly to create peaceful spaces that open onto the natural setting of the island.
Most things were sourced in Bali for the resort, it took three trips to source what was required, and find the perfect finishes for the project, and to also inspect the progress on the buildings that were being constructed.
The end result is an international recognised resort that can be totally for one or a couple, or a small group of people, who wish to be close to the glamour of Hastings Street Noosa, but far enough away to escape the crowds and be totally removed to their very own island paradise.
It was a project that truly began with an idea, a conceptual vision and was finished off to completion by selecting everything, not just architectural finishes, lighting and furniture, but down to the china, bed linen and cutlery, every detail.
The end result speaks for itself.