When searching for concepts for interior spaces, I often seek inspiration from nature. So here I share with you a few little gems from my summer camping holiday, in the first week of this year on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, at Mimosa Rocks and Bournda National Parks.
Above, lush green intricate patterns and luxurious softness at low level.
Grey on grey vertical and diagonal lines of a Melaleuca forest.
Melaleuca screen with a floor stripped bare and a view to something inviting beyond.
Fine carpet of green, offset with striking blue and wiggly lines of dead gums on the lake edge beyond.
Rich orange, deep vertical lines and cracks contrasted with completely smooth surfaces of the sand floor and blue ceiling.
Fractal geometry of diagonal lines with rich ochres, saffron and tangerine.
Our campsite – a temporal, pop up social space created around a hearth of an open fire, and an outlook to the ever-changing ocean. Bold colours – lime green, red and navy.
The campsite terrace – for more intimate social opportunities, a signature tree and a Tibetan Prayer flag as an identifying icon.
The terrace at evening – Pensive, muted colours at sundown for letting the mind wander.
The repetition of Melaleuca (tea tree), creating a simple corridor on the journey to somewhere special. The journey experience.
The journey continues with winding, sun-bleached grey timber stairs to a portal in the rock and a reward beyond.
Soft, washed-out colours of dusk creating a gentle place for grazing kangaroos sharing with people.
Sacred waterhole for the ritual of bathing and pampering.
And also a place with a sense of fun and frivolity, inviting interaction. And yes it was cold and very deep.
Anticipation, tension, risk, release, sensation and reward.
Also note the pastel green lichen on the aubergine and maroon rock.
Compression and release of space.
Smooth mirror refection, expanding space.
Metallic shimmering, glowing amber and gold, emanating light, contrasted with deep green.
Explosion of fuchsia.
Jagged forms calmed by the serenity of the ocean at dusk.
Endless space……………….Oh take me back anytime!
Photos by Justin Condon