taming-peace-clovelly-sunset static1.squarespace Images: Splash Imagery, The Bali Bible Head Designer Margo Reed recently returned from a fabulous holiday overseas in Bali, where inspirations ran wild and she is now integrating Balinese design influences into her current projects. We caught up with her to see how she is incorporating these ideas into the design … Whilst Bali is the ultimate playground of relaxation and entertainment my latest holiday was also the perfect source of inspiration for a clients home renovation. Sitting by the suburb of Clovelly, this family home is having a complete ground floor overhaul to suit their young family and growing needs. varna With existing architecture nodding towards a beach house look and tropical gardens at the front, the project is set to play on these features along with adding a carport over the existing driveway and closing in the garage. The new configuration of the ground level internal spaces will include a study, guest bedroom, powder room/ensuite, laundry, entry mudroom plus relocated kitchen, dining and living room. Designing the living areas to open onto the back yard and pool, the landscaping is to be softened with timber decking, textural stone walls, a timber slatted pergola and meandering stairs to the pool. The garden will be filled with colourful tropical plants mimicking the banana trees, frangipanis and birds of paradise that surrounded my villas pool at Sitara Villa Bali. The inspiration for the timber pergola originates from the timber branches used to shade the walkways along the stone walled pool of the luxury Semara Villa Resort before descending for a day at Finn’s Beach Club. The overall internal look and feel is to be kept minimal in style similar to a modern resort playing with texture through patterned stone tiles, warm timbers and pops of colour through styling. 2 A white and concrete kitchen will be lifted with the window splashback filled with colour from the tropical garden outlook.   Margo’s Destination Guide: Stay Seminyak Canggu If your looking for something more relaxed than Seminyak Canggu is the perfect location. Villa Empat is located amongst rice paddys and caters to your every need with the perfect http://balivillasatechobeach.com/villa_empat.htm villaempat1 Image: Bali Villas at Echo Beach Relax Finn’s Beach Club Organise a driver to pick you up early and drive the hour away to Ulawatu. Take in the spectacular view while the trolley brings you down to the beach where you can laze under umbrellas and swim and eat to your heaters content. Either stay until the sunsets and bonfires light up or get your driver to take you El Kabron for a magical sunset over the cliff whilst you lay in the infinity pool. http://www.finnsbeachclub.com 20160623-GALLERY-12 Image: Finns Beach Club Eat Sarong A truly sensory feast. Sarong offers guests two dining pavilions to enjoy a leisurely dinner, an outdoor lounge and an informal dining area adjacent to the bar, which is a great meeting place to taste superb cocktails and world-class wines. http://www.sarongbali.com url-9 Image: The Bali Bible