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AFTER 25 YEARS DESIGNING HIGH-END FASHION,
COLLETTE DINNIGAN IS FOLLOWING HER CREATIVE PASSION AND LOVE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN & HOTELS

Working with {one of our fave mini-break stays}, Bannisters by the Sea, she has completely renovated and reimagined penthouses 29 and 30 – and they’re just divine!


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COLLETTE DINNIGAN

Collette’s inspiration for both Penthouse 29 and 30 was to capture the seaside coastal elegance of the suites in a relaxed and comfortable environment, while retaining a strong feminine look and feel, complete with luxury finishes.

Penthouse Suite 29 {pictured above} 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’s also a separate powder room.

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.

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.

We cannot wait to see these suites in real life… {we won’t be able to stay there with the boys, understandably, as there’s so much white in the suites – can you imagine}! Next time we head to Mollymook, we’re looking to stay at Bannisters Pavillion, the new sister hotel… it looks like a slice of heaven right on the beach! Stay tuned for more updates!

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