#008 Bali's Mood

 

Known as the island of the Gods, Bali is a melting pot of cultures and traditions and there’s something magic about it… When it comes to interior design, Balinese certainly know how to mix up locally made modern pieces for a refined-boho look that fits with the laid-back island life. Their color palette extend from a range of warm colors to shades of blue and green and they use wood, stone and bambou as basis. Their work in wood carving, stone carving, furnishings and artefacts is unique and immediately distinguishable. In the three weeks I spent wandering around the island, I mainly focused on photographing Bali’s rawness. I wanted to show contemporary tropical indoor and outdoor spaces with nature-inspired tones and color burst.

 
 

At the Yoga Barn in Ubub, where we attended yoga classes, a white mandala on a warm terracotta wall overlook three finely crafted bamboo baskets used here for recycling.

 
 

A bright rust lights up an abandoned kitchen of the Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi while a washed blue dressed up the Mano Sea Side Beach Club in the heart of vibrant Seminyak — a sweet alternative to crowded Ku De Ta and Potato Head. Here, colored-glass chandeliers, wooden tables and chairs warm up the minimalist dining area while the bar has this Mexican vibe that I like : deep blue stripes, shiny geometric lines, yellow paint and a colorful vintage cabinet. Plants and macrame are a must when creating a tropical feel. They play jazzy music and the way to the bathroom has this reclaimed wooden wall with cactus in traditional pottery on the floor. Not pictured here is the garden with fat boy pouffes to enjoy a drink overlooking the beach. 

 
 

At the Green School in Abiansemal, entirely made of bambou, the kitchen has simple dark stone cabinets with bambou doors and a bit of blue, green and yellow cement tiles. I will write more the architecture of this non ordinary school in an upcoming post.  

 
 

Our favorite corner for lunch at the Harmony Cafe & Bungalows in Amed had a brick wall with a surprising plain orange painting and beautifully hand made wooden tables and chairs with batik pillows. Food is generously served in baskets made of banana leaves. This elegant little heaven is set in a lush garden with six separated bungalows and a pool that offers the ultimate in exotic bathing...

Happy new year 2016!

xx I am tiffanie_delune

 
 

© Images by Tiffanie Delune