A NIGHT AT THE SLOW BEAM, HOBART

Owned by creative couple - Lauren Barton and Keith Mason, Slow Beam luxury accomodation sits high in the West Hobart hills between gum and eucalyptus trees, looking over the Derwent river. Interior Architect Sarah Trotter, as well as Architect Murray Baker and Lauren herself (an incredibly talented photographer) teamed up to create this absolutely incredible stay that you simply must put on your list.


From the moment you walk in - everything is so considered. From the Miles Davis record in the record player waiting to be played, to the cocktail jars by local distillery Taylor & Smith cooling in the fridge. From each mug in the cupboard being handmade by a different ceramist to the Le Labo skin products in the bathroom… and don’t even get me started on that bath.

Each item in the home was slowly collected over time, creating this perfectly eclectic mix of textures and colours, artwork and lighting. It reminded me that interiors can be whatever you want them to be, as long as you love the items you place in your space and they evoke joy for you, your abode will slowly grow it's own personality.

The stand out features for me? The impactful monochrome kitchen (most of the walls in the home are black stained ply wood) - with crazy pave flooring and a custom Grazia + Co marble table, the undeniably fun custom carpet in the lounge by Esther Stewart as well as the bathroom, completely tiled in tiles by Sarah Ellison Studio. The expansive single pane glass windows throughout the home also demand attention - framing the rock face the home is carefully built into, as well as those views over Hobart. 

Image via Airbnb
If you plan on leaving the accomodation for a drink or dinner - we recommend Lucinda’s Wine Bar followed by Dier Makr for a delicious dinner. Why not skip the Uber and use the new e-scooters Hobart is trialling - they’re a bit of fun and often parked close by. You can download a simple app to locate them and hire them around the city. The next morning - a stroll down the Hobart Rivulet to Room For A Pony or Bear With Me for a coffee is nice way to start the day. Then, bask in the Slow Beam until 2pm (yes, you read correctly!) when it is time to check out and I guarantee you will leave feeling rested, rejuvenated and inspired.

Check it out for yourself, here.

All images c /o Airbnb or Lyndsay Scott

February 16, 2022 — Lyndsay Scott