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A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

Interiors

With its limestone wash colours and panoramic water views, the Sky Garden house by CLO Studios hits all the notes of its Mediterranean architecture inspiration.

Built by Chris Clout Design, CLO’s interior styling of this new build in Noosa Heads draws on the tropical surroundings and local art scene to create a laid-back, relaxing retreat.

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24th June, 2022

Looking out from the main living pavilion on the poolside wings and natural Noosa headland beyond! Photo – David Chatfield.

A rooftop retreat overlooks the pool and landscape. Photo – David Chatfield.

Sea water laps at the pool’s edge. Photo – David Chatfield.

The exterior is characterised by pops of pastel pink and blue. Photo – David Chatfield.

‘Bubbles Cigar’ by local artist Stanislas Piechaczek references the pastel exterior palette. Photo – David Chatfield.

Squashy furniture sits just in front of the perfectly framed natural outlook. Photo – David Chatfield.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views out over the water. Photo – David Chatfield.

Moments of greenery intervene in the built environment. Landscaping – James Birrell. Photo – David Chatfield.

The large timber dining table hewn from timber grown on a friend’s property anchors the open plan communal space. The table is made by Tyler Rhys. Photo – David Chatfield.

A commissioned piece by Stacy Madden hangs above the main bedroom. Photo – David Chatfield.

A clean, crisp bathroom. Photo – David Chatfield.

A serene moment. Photo – David Chatfield.

Sasha Gattermayr
Friday 24th June 2022

The crisp, clean lines of the newly built Sky Garden house right on the water’s edge of Noosa was the perfect blank canvas upon which CLO Studios could impart their interior styling flair.

‘The surrounding landscape was a huge inspiration for the subtle earthy tones,’ says CLO Studios founder and creative director, Chloe Tozer. ‘We were inspired by the coastline of old-world Italy, with earthy and colourful tones blended seamlessly together.’

The designers leant on local artists to anchor the new house with a sense of the location’s history and culture.

Stanislas Piechaczek’s oversized pastel work links the indoor mood to the exterior tonal palette, while large works woven from natural fibres by artist Stacy Madden hanging in the bedroom and entry-way bring a sense of earthiness and native environment to the new space.

‘She foraged for debris from the surrounding Noosa environment to create one-off wall sculptures that flow into each space,’ says Chloe of Stacy’s practice.

The dining table custom made by local furniture designer Tyler Rhys is the centrepiece of the open plan living space, made extra special by the provenance of the timber sourced from a friend’s property.

This degree of proximity and material culture is central to the styling philosophy CLO carried throughout the design.

‘Every material is natural; the key was to make sure that the interior was an extension of nature, linens, raw timber, brass, leather, and sculptures created from branches, twigs, and cuttlefish—a collection of Noosa’s treasures, formed into art that tells a story,’ says Chloe.

See more projects by Clo Studios here.

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