A Cosy Cabin Where the Outdoor Space Takes Centre-stage

I've gone a little off piste this week. OK, majorly off-piste, with not one but TWO cabins Down Under. The first: a garden hideaway, was on Wednesday, and the second - today! But who can blame me when they exude relaxed charm? 

The Woods Ocean Grove is made up of two cosy cabins nestled in the woods in the Ballerine Peninsula, Wadawurring, Australia. With the roar of the ocean and calls from the bush forever present, the property has been designed to embrace the great outdoors with an al fresco dining area, kitchen, bathroom and fire pit. 

Living in Sweden, I understand the allure of embracing the great weather when it arrives - and love the idea of carving out zones in the garden (or even a little balcony). Don't miss the snapshots of the interiors too - full of easy vintage style as well as colours and materials inspired by the ocean and bush beyond, drawing the outside in. 

Lovely inspiration for a balcony. I really like how they've added bar stools and a bar for coffee... wine.... If your balcony is covered, a swinging chair is a great idea too! 

The tiles in this outdoor bathroom give the space a complete look and an air of permanency. And you can never go wrong with a clawfoot tub, right? 

Outdoor curtains add a whimsical, soft touch to spaces which could otherwise come across 'hard'. In this instance, it's a perfect way to ensure privacy in the bathroom too! 

Anyone for tennis?

I actually used to play college tennis (many moons ago)! My serve is so bad these days though I prefer Padel. But I'd be happy to pick up my racket for a swing on this court! 

Could you imagine staying at The Woods Ocean Grove too? Find out more here

How great is the outdoor space? I know we don't all have gardens as big as this - but it's still amazing what you can do with a balcony or even a windowseat - and by adding lots of blankets, cushions and oil lamps you can enjoy it long into Autumn, maybe even winter! 

I've also always loved the idea of using colours that reflect your surroundings. Granted that in a city this can be tricky - but there's nothing to stop you from bringing in chestnut browns, rust and burnt orange come autumn, and vibrant green shades in the spring, storing and brining out items is such a quick way to refresh the home and embrace each season - and means you'll appreciate what you have even more. Do you like to update your home for the season? 

Have a fabulous weekend! I'll be back on Monday with a Scandinavian home tour! 

Stor kram! 


Photography by Marnie Hawson, styling Belle Hemming Bright. Shared with kind permission. Last picture by Nikole Ramsay


  1. I've never heard of Padel. What is it?

    Another fun rental! Makes me want to pack my bags!

    1. Padel is like a hybrid between tennis and squash. The american version is probably Pickle ball! It's great fun!

  2. What a serene retreat! This cosy cabin perfectly showcases the beauty of embracing the outdoors. The outdoor space steals the show, making it a dreamy escape.

    1. Thank you for sharing your observations, it really does!

  3. While it's a beautiful space and definitely steal-worthy ideas exist in the kitchen and terrace spaces, some others make zero sense, like two double beds in the bedroom, or an enclosed outdoor bathroom - isn't the whole sense of an outdoor bathtub to be able to see outdoors? (Not sure about the use of the tub vs a shower in Australia either, but maybe it makes sense in that particular location, don't know)

    1. Happy to hear you felt inspired by some steal-worthy ideas.

      I was very curious to read about your thoughts on the outdoor bathtub, and have been mulling it over since we are also hoping to create an outdoor bathroom at our cabin. My thoughts are that while a hot tub is likely to be a social / shared experience - and therefore lends itself to an open landscape, the bathroom (in this capacity at least) is more of a private affair - especially if you want to use it as you would an indoor bathroom (without clothes etc). For me, the luxury would be to have the open sky above and feeling of fresh air, but without worrying about prying eyes - hence why I think an enclosure is a good idea. But it very much depends on how you are looking to use your outdoor bathroom / shower as to whether you cordon it off.


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