Long touted as the home away from home for Perth’s well to do, Smiths Beach Resort has once again upped the style stakes on the humble Australian beach holiday with a sleek new look.
Located right in front of the famous surf beach of the same name, the Smiths’ apartments and villas were already the ‘nice’ way to spend a few days on the coast in Western Australia, but clever interior design work by Perth-based designers Mobilia Commercial has taken beach chic to new heights.
With polished concrete floors, Nordic wood, and plenty of stainless steel, the one, two and three-bedroom apartments and villas were already a world away from beach kitsch we sometimes see in beach holiday homes. Now, throw in low line lounges in dove grey, soft sandy finishes for drapes and rugs, and industrial modern lamps, and the look is very 2020. Custom fine art photographs of local beaches by local heavyweight Christian fletcher add just the right pops of aquamarine blue. Kettal, Kartall and Vomdom are a few of the big brand names you’ll find dotted through the spaces. Unless you’ve seen before and after, you wouldn’t guess this wasn’t a brand new build – and that’s a successful freshen up if we’ve ever seen one.
Brand new are a range of high end ‘Signature Experiences’ designed to give guests a chance to connect to the location, which is after all, one of the resort’s best assets. Swap the car for a slow paddle down the Margaret river on a private day kayak and 4 wheel drive adventure with Margaret River Discovery Tours, forage for fresh produce with a farm tour at Arimia estate before lunch in the award winning winery, or strike out on the famous Cape to Cape walk, which heads out in either direction along the coast.
You might also be tempted to just stay in, by the fire, and the resort is catering for this kind of staycation too – with private wine and cheese afternoons or a more serious 4-hour wine masterclass with local certified wine educator Charlotte Newton.
Find out more: smithsbeachresort.com.au
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