Interiors

Boutique Hotel – Bannisters by the Sea, Mollymook Beach

  • Key Information

  • Location: Mollymook Beach, NSW
  • Photographer: Hugh Stewart
  • For Reservations visit bannisters.com.au
After 25 years of high-end fashion Collette Dinnigan has finally turned her creativity to her love for interior design and hotels.
Working with Bannisters by the Sea, a coastal boutique hotel a five-minute drive from Dinnigan’s NSW South Coast country retreat, penthouse suites 29 and 30 have been completely renovated and reimagined.
Collette’s inspiration was to capture the seaside coastal elegance of the suites in a relaxed and comfortable environment, while retaining her strong feminine aesthetic complete with luxury finishes.
The first one hundred guests will receive a limited edition Collette Dinnigan candle made in Grass, France.
Penthouse Suite 29 is instantly relaxing with the sound of waves crashing. Walking into the living room, past the kitchenette and large trestle style table, you have uninterrupted ocean views with comfortable linen sofas, handprinted cushions by textile designers such as Kathryn Ireland, Penny Morrison and Carolina Irving, a wool rug by Vaughan, a fire place with marble mantle, oak wooden floorboards, wooden shutters and doors.
The bedroom features Schumacher fabrics, brass Aerin Lauder wall fittings and a chair Collette bought in the South of France hand covered in velvet.
The bathroom is real luxury featuring hand made vanities with Carrara marble tops, Perrin & Rowe tapware, a sizeable bathtub and shower, and heated floors. There is also a separate powder room.
Australian photographers and artists who have an emotional connection to the water are featured throughout — such as Murray Hilton and John Witizg’s 1970s surf nostalgia.
Both suites have a collection of botanical and coral sea life sourced from the French markets, as well as charts from Collette’s family’s sailing journeys across the Indian Ocean.
The balcony offers customised cane furniture in a relaxed setting for two.
Penthouse Suite 30 is now accessed through a private hallway adorned with John Witizg’s nostalgic Australian surf photography from the 1970s.
Walking past a kitchenette and large dining table into the living room you have stunning ocean views towards the east, and north towards Jervis Bay. Comfortable linen sofas, handprinted cushions by textile designers such as Kathryn Ireland, Penny Morrison and Carolina Irving, wool rugs by Madeline Weinrib and Robyn Cosgrove, a fire place with marble mantle, wooden oak floorboards, then past wooden shutters and doors onto an extended balcony with antique Indian day bed filled with cushions, two sun lounges and customised cane furniture.
The bedroom features Schumacher fabrics, custom lamps and a chair Collette bought in the South of France hand covered in Belgium linen.
The bathroom is real luxury featuring hand made vanities with Carrara marble, Perrin & Rowe tapware, a sizeable bathtub and shower, and heated floors. There is also a separate powder room.
Australian photographers and artists, such as Martine Emdur and Hugh Stewart, who have an emotional connection to the water and the landscape are featured.
Both suites have a collection of botanical and coral sea life sourced from the French markets, as well as charts from her family’s sailing journeys across the Indian Ocean.
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Penthouse Suite 29 - Features a gas fire place with marble mantle, oak wooden floorboards, wooden shutters and doors overlooking the Pacific Ocean and north towards Jervis Bay.

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Penthouse Suite 29 - Uninterrupted ocean views from the living room.

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Penthouse Suite 29 - The living room features comfortable linen sofas with handprinted cushions and wool rug by Vaughan.

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Penthouse Suite 29 - Australian photographers and artists who have an emotional connection to the water are featured throughout — such as Murray Hilton and John Witizg’s 1970s surf nostalgia.

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Penthouse Suite 29 - The balcony offers customised cane furniture in a relaxed setting for two.

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Penthouse Suite 29 - The bedroom features Schumacher fabrics and brass Aerin Lauder wall fittings.

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Penthouse Suite 29 - The bathroom is real luxury featuring hand made vanities with Carrara marble tops, Perrin & Rowe tapware, a sizeable bathtub and shower, and heated floors.

image:  Hugh Stewart     7/14
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Penthouse Suite 29 - Both suites have a collection of botanical and coral sea life sourced from the French markets, as well as charts from Collette’s family’s sailing journeys across the Indian Ocean.

image:  Hugh Stewart     8/14
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Penthouse Suite 30 - Gas fire place with marble mantle, wooden oak floorboards, then past wooden shutters and doors onto an extended balcony with cliffs down to the Pacific Ocean metres away.

image:  Hugh Stewart     9/14
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Penthouse Suite 30 - The living room has comfortable linen sofas, handprinted cushions by textile designers such as Kathryn Ireland, Penny Morrison and Carolina Irving, wool rugs by Madeline Weinrib and Robyn Cosgrove.

image:  Hugh Stewart     10/14
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Penthouse Suite 30 - Wooden panelling is featured throughout and artwork by Martin Emdur.

image:  Hugh Stewart     11/14
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Penthouse Suite 30 - The bedroom features Schumacher fabrics and custom lamps.

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Penthouse Suite 30 - The large deck overlooks stunning ocean views towards the east, and north towards Jervis Bay.

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Penthouse Suite 30 - An antique Indian day bed filled with cushions, two sun lounges and customised cane furniture feature on the deck.

image:  Hugh Stewart     14/14

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