Cup of Life Campaign Shoot at Low Head Beach House
Posted on 03 August 2017
Cathryn Cocker has exemplary taste. How do we know this, you might ask? For a start, she was the brains behind multi-award winning hair salon Blade Runner. In addition, she’s a sought after personal stylist at Worthy of Attention. And, never one to rest on her laurels, with her husband, she recently completed her next feat of beauty, the design of architectural gem, the Low Head Beach House.
Alongside partner Dean Cocker of JAC Group (responsible for such delights as Joseph Chromy and Penny Royal in Launceston, Tasmania), Cathryn had a long-held dream of filling the gap in Northern Tasmania’s luxury accommodation market.
When Cathryn approached me a year ago requesting a selection of TENILLE candles for the newly completed holiday accommodation my reaction was, “Wow, this woman really does have great taste!” And then I saw the venue itself ... double wow! The sleek beach house seemed the perfect, location in which to stage a promotional shoot for the TENILLE Cup of Life range. So we took over the space for a day!
With a crew of eight creative folk and models, plus a car full of candles, clothes and make-up, we drove excitedly toward the commanding entrance. Cathryn greeted us at the large swinging hinged door and invited us in for a tour. It was jaw drop after jaw drop as we traversed the space. I was so taken aback by its unrelenting beauty that I could barely focus on a word Cathryn was telling us about the house or where to find things.
Words simply won’t do justice to the stunning interior design, ingenious architectural concept and sweeping ocean views. Somehow Cathryn has managed to flawlessly blend understated elegance and luxury with a down-to-earth, back-to-basics beach vibe.
As you walk in, the airy open plan and floor to ceiling seascape creates an instant calm. A feeling of tranquillity washes over you as you take a panoramic look out over the sand dunes and the waves. It's just you, the flawless view ... and a whole suite of techy mod cons!
As I looked around the building I took a deep breath, stealing a moment to fantasise that this was my permanent place of residence. A pair of huge double doors opens out onto the beautiful deck, which wraps around the entire home, a gorgeous outdoor cement table with pews providing a dreamy spot to take in an evening sunset.
The impressive flooring flows out from the open plan kitchen and through the adjoining dining and lounge areas, setting the stage with a dual finish of spotted gum boards and a mix of East Beach pebbles scattered into the polished concrete. Upon it sits a lovely stringy bark timber table with matte black legs designed by Dean and produced by Clifton Furniture.
The sizeable master bedroom is complete with walk-behind robe, the perfect piece for storing our clothes and for our models to discreetly change behind. Sitting just off the bedroom, a bathroom that’s the very definition of luxe. It features its own real flame gas fire, perfect for those cold winter nights when all you want to do is fill the tub, light a candle, sip some wine and cosy in for the evening.
The deep, free-standing tub offers a beautiful view of the garden. And, rather than a standard sink splash back, island-stone-bird’s-egg-pebbles have been set into the concrete, creating a natural looking backdrop that perfectly offsets the vivid white finishes.
It was a genuine thrill to see the Cocker's personal collection of TENILLE candles sitting pretty in such a perfectly styled space. The minimalist walls interspersed with locally sourced art provided the ideal setting for the range, which I often describe as being like jewellery for the home.
Despite the space being super high-tech, it’s perfectly possible to block out all the white noise and simply take in the all encompassing deep blue sea views. We mean this quite literally, as we had quite the struggle trying to locate the TV! Not that we had any real viewing time, but we were so curious over the lack thereof that we played hide and seek until we found it neatly hidden behind a large sliding oak panel. We just love it when interior design meets modern day mindfulness!
And the best bit is, unlike a lot of luxury accommodation, there’s no minimum stay at the Low Head Beach House, meaning you can book a single night from $1,000. But trust me, there is no way you would want to leave so soon, so I’d recommend making at least a weekend or even a week out of your trip to Northern Tasmania to rest up here and properly appreciate its beauty.
Play spot the candle and check out the Low Head Beach House video by clicking the link below...
The Examiner Press Release
Big love to:
Belinda Fettke of B Photography - Photography
Georgina Limb of Convict Cutters - Hair
Dylan Kirkhope - Make Up
Sue Rees Modelling & Deportment - Chelsea Freestone, Maddie Wadley Keygan, Jessica O'brien, Bella McCaferty
Cathryn & Dean Cocker - Low Head Beach House
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