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weathered glamour

May 20, 2013  in inspiring places, interior styling

Sania Pell Tin Glam Australia

From Sydney we flew up to Cairns in Queensland, hired a car and drove an hour North to the sweet, relaxed seaside town of Port Douglas. It was the perfect location to visit the Great Barrier Reef and explore the Daintree Rainforest. The vibe was quite different to Sydney, but I loved its relaxed charm.

Tin lampshades - photos by Sania Pell

Tin lampshades - photos by Sania Pell

Wooden beams and steel roof - photo by Sania Pell

Wooden beams and steel roof - photo by Sania Pell

The wonderful use of corrugated tin and wooden planking as textural building materials, either painted and smart or untreated and raw, rusting patina next to weathered wood. In a local bar, where we watched cane toad racing, the rusting tin was juxtaposed against twinkling chandeliers and more utilitarian ceiling fans and pendant lights. An unexpected and successful combination.

Shiplap walls and tin roofs - photos by Sania Pell

Tin roof in Australia by Sania Pell

Photo by Sania Pell - Queensland, Australia

It was the wet season when we visited and with this comes rain, short heavy bursts of it. Looking through the car window there were rain specks dotted all over, rather like here in London but the views were however quite different. I couldn’t help snapping away as we drove the coastal highway, continuing my ‘through the window‘ series on another continent.

Seascape by Sania Pell - Queensland, Australia

Seascape by Sania Pell - Queensland, Australia

Seascape by Sania Pell - Queensland, Australia

Abstract landscape by Sania Pell - Queensland, Australia

Landscape from the car by Sania Pell - Queensland, Australia

Wonderful palm trees swaying in the wind, fields of sugar cane and the most beautiful sea views and skys. Heavenly.

 

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ABOUT SANIA

Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 18 years, and is known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for top architecture practices and property development companies. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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