Polynesian islanders spent several centuries in almost total isolation with little to no connection with surrounding mainland countries. Because of this much of the interior and exterior décor of the South Pacific is composed of all natural materials such as sandalwood rosewood or mahogany – lumber which comes from trees native to these islands. Furniture or décor made with these exotic woods or woods finished in colors similar to these woods will help create a tropical feel.
This beautiful lower level uses nothing but glass walls and that pretty much brings the outdoors inside the home. The top level is surrounded by retractable wooden panels that ensure those inside can get all the privacy they need and still tap into the wonderful and fresh views of the outside world whenever they feel like.
Her work not only has an inimitable touch of combining the unusual with the ordinary but it also seems to transcend trends and create design patterns which are both new and diverse. A resident of Sydney the designer loves the city to the core and while her work leads her all across the globe Melissa admits that she loves spending every moment she can get in Sydney.
The house also sports another pool in case you would like a different view and the interiors are mostly clad in subtle neutral shades with the walls following an ‘all-white’ template. Styled with décor and furnishings that also shout out the philosophy of ‘less is more’ this is one gorgeous house that matches the grandeur of the views it offers with the elegance of its interiors.
The master bedroom in the top floor opens up into a beautiful balcony that gives the home’s residents refreshing views as they wake up each day. Similar stone flooring has been used throughout including the pool deck to maintain a sense of flowing and uninhibited space. The cool pool and the beautiful patio make this home complete.
While she happily admits that most of her work is intuition her designs seem both warm and exuberant and away from the modern trend of minimalism. Of course if needed Melissa Collison can work with that style as well … as some of the pictures showcase.
The “Sneeoosh Cabin” designed by Zeroplus Architects offers the best of both worlds as during the day time it allows those inside an opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds of the forest that surrounds the cabin while at night a heavily insulated and secure sleeping area at the top provides you all the comfort and privacy that you need.