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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Design Icon Celebrates Colonial Plantation Style

Be prepared my island friends to absolutely fall in love with these stunning interiors below from a very talented designer, Stuart Membery.

A celebrated fashion designer from the 80's/90's who famously brought the Esprit brand to Australia. Who was presented the Australian Bi-Centenary Award by HRH Prince & Princess of Wales and who has successfully crossed the divide from fashion to interior design.

He is an Aussie design icon and has now further expanded his talents into the world of Architecture.

So to my newsflash, I had the most wonderful surprise yesterday to hear from the man himself and who has personally endorsed Oceania Island Living, stating he loves it.

Well we love you too Stuart, and in huge support and admiration we proudly bring these gorgeous images for you all to discover.

I love this safari inspired style, it's movie set perfect.

Furniture design by Stuart.
You can clearly see the SE Asian influences
mixed with classic Ralph Lauren style.
A beautiful combination.

Gorgeous tropical influences.

Relax in style.

A sunny spot.
Love the large Travellers Palm.

A tropical inspired tablescape.
Lots of interesting
textures on a bamboo butlers tray table.

Stuart likes to mix different cane pieces, but still
manages to keep things fresh and modern.

I like the eclectic mix of furniture pieces here.
It stops the design being too contrived and
makes the home feel collected.

Asian inspired chairs.

This home feels like its evolved over time and that
gives it a lovely relaxed feel.

Romantic, tropical, colonial, plantation style.

A coastal feel dominates this room with its fresh blues,
whites and plenty of texture.

One of Stuarts chair designs for relaxed living.

What a great idea, superb clam shell bowl - lucky Goldie's.

Cushions designed by Stuart, blue and white add such a freshness
to a scheme, adding a pop of colour to tropical neutrals.

Classic designs.

What a tough life.

Here's Stuart relaxing with his dogs. enjoying life
in his residence in Bali.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this Balinese tour.

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Happy Island Styling.


  1. i love stuart membery style..gorgeous images!

  2. Wow - those are some stunning photos! I love the way he mixes materials and styles. Just gorgeous - and he loves Golden Retrievers on top of that! Must be a wonderful person!

  3. So happy to have discovered Stuart and his interior design style. He loves the colonial plantation look and who can blame him, it's classic, timeless and always elegant.

    Thanks for the lovely comments girls.

    Happy Island Styling.

    Zoe x