The Look of Bali: Teak, Linen & Blue Sea

The Look of Bali: Teak, Linen & Blue Sea

Tanya Lacourse
Jul 1, 2010

It's an understatement to say this year has been busy — new house, new dog, new photo business, and a day job. Every day overflows with responsibility. I didn't have to think very long about my dream escape. I want stillness, space, and warmth.

I imagine the faraway island of Bali to have exhilarating views of sparkling blue and green. My dream escape villa has soaring ceilings with windows overlooking a sundeck facing the sea. I imagine a fairly large space sparsely decorated with a few essential items. First on that list is a large, luxurious bed with ultra soft white cotton linens like the Savasana Tufted Bed pictured here.

I would want one large chest to store clothes, although I would pack light and wouldn't need all of the space. This antique elmwood dresser with petite brass hardware is unfussy and beautiful. A pair of occasional tables would flank each side of the bed and hold one simple antique brass lamp. No alarm clock in this room. I want to sleep until I am rested and wake up naturally to the morning light.

I would also include some lounging furniture like this teak bench. And of course, I would need a small beach bag to carry books, water and a yoga mat.

1. Dream escape photo collage

2. Pure savasana bed from ABC Carpet

3. 12 Drawer Chest from 1stdibs

4. Occasional table from 1stdibs

5. Hand rubbed antique brass table lamp from Mohr & McPherson

6. Sumatran teak bench from 1stdibs

7. Yellow basket with linen pouch from ABC Carpet

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