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In Focus | The Bower Byron Bay

In Focus | The Bower Byron Bay

The Bower, is the latest addition to Byron Beach Abodes portfolio of luxury holiday accomodation, and it sure is beautiful. Conceptualised and created by Taliah and Sein Lowry, and a carefully curated team of creatives, the concept for The Bower was developed after the couple holidayed in New York in 2016. “We visited New York with the idea of moving there for a year with our boys, I had spent a lot of my childhood on the West Coast, in California and like many teenagers, I dreamed fervently about what life was like on the other side, in the Big City. I was immediately attracted to the Bowery, a neighbourhood in NYC - especially the lines of the squat square buildings and perfect awnings," says Taliah. The couple have decided to put their New York City dreams on hold for now and reinvent the inspiration in Byron Bay. With interior design and styling of the interior by Lynda Gardener, (who we interviewed here last year) and Belle Hemming Bright, the wonderful spaces are balanced through a mix of textures and tones – wood, metals, textiles, plush velvets and linens.

   The Bower Cottage   - a five bedroom cottage, drawing on the classic country home.

The Bower Cottage - a five bedroom cottage, drawing on the classic country home.

“Back home we decided to wait on the move to New York, choosing instead to jump into a new project. I could see clearly how those graphic lines and that quiet Bowery sophistication could work as a design inspiration for what has become, The Bower.”
— Taliah Lowry
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The Bower successfully reimagines the whole concept of ‘beach motel’, by combining the barefoot ambiance of Byron Bay with the discreet and effortless elegance of New York boutique accommodation. Positioned on one of Byron Bay’s original properties, the relaxed, palm-filled compound features accommodation offerings for all experiences: The Bower Suites, The Bower Cottage, The Bower Barn and The Bower House. Each experience is unique and re-envisioned to offer the understated luxury and simplicity of Byron Beach Abodes, with an emphasis on beauty and simplicity.

   The Bower Cottage   - drawing on the classic country home, the experience sits in complete privacy of  The Bower's  lush landscape.

The Bower Cottage - drawing on the classic country home, the experience sits in complete privacy of The Bower's lush landscape.

“The Bower interiors are a clever mix of old and new, with a touch of classic New York woven through the layers.”
— Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming Bright of Inside Story.
 Simplicity reigns supreme in each experience at   The Bower  .

Simplicity reigns supreme in each experience at The Bower.

 The wonderful kitchen in   The Bower Barn   - the ultimate petite private oasis, housed under a pitched roof with reclaimed wooden beams and restored cottage windows.

The wonderful kitchen in The Bower Barn - the ultimate petite private oasis, housed under a pitched roof with reclaimed wooden beams and restored cottage windows.

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The Bower | @the_bower_byron_bay | +61 2 6680 9577

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