The Brisbane-based designer behind Florence’s Bali Bungelow and other architectural wonders has unveiled the stunningly designed interior of the Bali bungalow she shares with her husband.
The iconic design and the beautiful architectural features of the home have inspired a legion of boho-inspired design fans since it was designed in the early 1960s.
But designer Marcella Lopes has found the perfect way to showcase the iconic home in a series of photos on Instagram that has become a viral sensation.
I think the people that have been asking me for a while, how do you create the atmosphere, the feeling and the ambiance of this space?
she captioned one of the photos.
Bali bungelow is one of Florence’s most iconic structures, a classic piece of architecture that sits on the Banyan, the famed hill that forms the base of the city’s iconic Bali Beach.
It was designed by architect Marcello Guglielmo di Matteo in 1966, when the B.C. government bought the property.
The home was originally constructed as a hotel for a wealthy couple in the 1920s.
The family would have stayed there for many years before moving to their other home.
It was eventually sold to a builder, but Florence’s husband, who lived at the time, would not live there, so the Bamboo Bungalows became the property of the Guglilios.
In a move that is often seen as a symbol of Bali, the Bungaloes are still in use today, with its signature architectural elements including a roof garden, a terrace and a garden shed.
Marcella shared a photo on Instagram of the interior, which has now amassed nearly 4.3 million views.
“I think they are a beautiful place and they have a sense of history,” she said.
“They have a very traditional feel, which I think is something that you don’t see too often.”
It’s so different to most of the other buildings that are so modern, so modern-day.
“I like the simplicity of the building and the fact that the floor is really flat.”
We have a beautiful courtyard and the whole place is beautiful.
“The building is a great symbol of the whole city.”
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