Once most famed for its bohemian lifestyle, the Byron Bay of today is re-establishing itself as a boutique resort town. Alongside its stunning coastline, the region is now often most recognised for its rising number of design-savvy accommodation – unique boutique hotels that are helping to redefine the beach shack and reinvigorate the surf town. Sarah Bristow reports.
For the patio, here is an idea which can arrange a place in the patio for enjoying a meal with the family or friends. The drinks can also be enjoyed there while enjoying the weather on a fine day. It will not take much time in completion; it can be created in one day.
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Southport Residence is located in Southport, a seaside town in Queensland, Australia, and was designed by BGD Architects. The home has tall ceilings and open spaces, giving the interior an airy quality, fitting in its seaside location. Photos courtesy of BGD Architects