Ascend the concrete stairs of this two-bedroom boutique accommodation, Apartamento in Byron Bay, and you’ll find a space flooded with natural light and decorated in soft, natural textures. The loft-like apartment is from the duo behind fashion label St Agni, and its balance of minimalism and cosiness emulates the brand’s aesthetic.
Since Lara Fells founded with her husband Matt Fells in 2014, the label has become synonymous with the laid back, yet refined look that is so often associated with contemporary Byron Bay. Apartamento, which sits above the label’s warehouse, retail store and office space, feels homely, but is also stylishly appointed in a way that gives due consideration to form and function and reflects St Agni’s air of understated luxury.
The label’s clean aesthetic carries through to the apartment. There’s a similarly muted colour palette, with warm handmade timber furniture, grounded with concrete floors that the couple polished themselves. The curved, asymmetrical mirrors that hang in the store’s changerooms also appear in the accommodation’s sleek bathroom, with little luxuries such as a rainfall showerhead and Aesop products.
The two bedrooms each have queen beds dressed in buttery 100 per cent French flax linen bedding by Bed Threads and two choices of pillows. The look is finished with beautifully crafted tree stumps wooden logs bedside tables, large woven rugs, and an industrial-look floor lamp overhanging the bed. In the mornings, the rooms are soaked in soft natural light through the sheer drapes, perfect for lingering.
Apartamento is located just three kilometres from Byron Bay’s centre, and the beach is a two-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the property.