A Curious and Calming Retreat – Bungan Beach Beauty by Les Interieurs
Bungan Beach, NSW, Australia

Photography Nicholas Watt
Words Bronwyn Marshall

Imagined as a restorative retreat, Bungan Beach Beauty by Les Interieurs employs a deliberately minimal, muted palette and an impassioned love for the natural world, while organic elements bring a sculptural curiosity design.

Located in the coastal milieu of the same name, Bungan Beach Beauty is defined as the ultimate anti-urban escape. Les Interieurs director Pamela Makin calls this abode home, and the materiality, texture and collected curation of objects and furniture all speak to the curious mind of its owner-designer. Inspired by a love of the natural world, the home offers itself as a place of disconnection from urban life. Expansive and generous ocean views from each of the interior spaces allow a direct connection to the coast, and further emphasis the natural element that contributes to the atmosphere of retreat and contemplation. The feel is one of coastal ease, easily associated with a vacation, where the space is dotted with nods to cultural totems and hand-made crafted elements, echoing an engrained sense of heritage and sovereignty.

Located in the coastal milieu of the same name, Bungan Beach Beauty is defined as the ultimate anti-urban escape.

The feel is one of coastal ease, one easily associated with a vacation, where the space is dotted with nods to cultural totems and hand-made crafted elements, echoing an engrained sense of heritage and sovereignty.

Les Interieurs is known for work combining a love of rich texture and materiality, bringing an organic unruly approach within a more contained and deliberate interior – and Bungan Beach Beauty is no exception. A place of calm and restoration, the home is designed from a place of need. For Pamela, after working within a contrasting environment entrenched in a more urban setting where external stimulus abounds, the coastal location provided cues onto which she added her signature style, and from here, Bungan Beach Beauty was born.

Les Interieurs is known for work combining a love of rich texture and materiality, bringing an organic unruly approach within a more contained and deliberate interior – and Bungan Beach Beauty is no exception.

At the heart of this home there is an engrained sense of history and a connection to the handmade.

At the heart of this home there is an engrained sense of history and a connection to the handmade. All elements have been brought together with purpose, with their own unique storied inceptions reflective of their origins. Sitting within a wash of contrasting black and white accents, tribal and primitive artefacts sit alongside the traditional and structured. Combining the curation of designed objects, furniture and lighting throughout, the counterpoint between nature and the human hand cannot better be celebrated than through the tree trunk artwork by Pamela Makin’s husband, artist Reginald Byrne.

At the heart of this home there is an engrained sense of history and a connection to the handmade.

Inspired by a love of the natural world, the home offers itself as a place of disconnection from urban life.

As places of curiosity and a reflection of our own discoveries, our homes reflect who we are and who we want to be. Bungan Beach Beauty not only reflects the ethos and passions of its owners, but like many homes, brings the stories of each of the objects and artwork, collected by the inhabitants over time, into the fold. The injection of soul evident in Les Interieurs work prompts both curiosity and engagement, while also contributing to a calming and restful interior environment.

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Published 17 May, 2020
Photography  Nicholas Watt
Photographer:  Felix Forest
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