Beloved Australian TV presenter Shelley Craft is at the helm of the acclaimed Pacifico House. The residence is a celebration of industrial style and origins, as the sprawling Byron Bay beach house was built on an old whaling site.
Byron’s idealism of “cheer up, slow down, chill out” is typically expressed through breezy shacks and big bright estates, but Pacifico’s design honours the trifecta by paving a new perspective into effortless living.
Come with us as we join Shelley Craft on the journey of building Pacifico House in this four-part series.
This first episode introduces the kitchen and living spaces, and it’s clear that open-plan design is a central focus of the family home.
Understanding the need for quietude, the multiple living areas and sliding doors encapsulate privacy’s importance in a busy schedule. While a generous kitchen establishes itself as a dependable meeting point where life can be multitasked and enjoyed together.
Dark trims are layered throughout the organic communal spaces, with brushed gunmetal tapware quietly captivating the kitchen. You’re immersed in a state of calm through the natural textural selections, instilling a sense of reverence for the thoughtful layout.
The kitchen and living are certainly impressive debuts for Pacifico — but wait until you see what’s in store for episode 2.
After working through some building challenges, the master bedroom and ensuite become Shelley’s Craft unveils her sanctuary — the master bedroom and ensuite.
Grey tones are prioritised in the bathroom, but it never falters on its inherent sense of warmth and welcome. Brushed gunmetal tapware is an understated champion of the space, giving gentle contrast to the neutral scheme.
A curved timber wall soothes you into the master bedroom, where you’ll find an abundance of subtle texture vivifying the domain. At first glance, it seems like a simple design, but by understanding the intentional placement of each element, it’s clear that this area represents what’s best about Australian home design — an appreciation for the outdoors.
Skylights, windows, natural materials, and brushed gunmetal start to reveal themselves as Pacifico’s foundational aspects — but episode 3 just might surprise you.