A Roadtrip Worthy Coastal Motel with Retro Influences
Website: Blue Water Motel
Designer: Jason Grant
Photographer: Jessie Prince
Photographer: Victoria Aguirre
Situated in the picturesque town of Kingscliff along the New South Wales coastline sits a relaxed accommodation offering tranquility with a hint of nostalgia. Think playful pastels, retro influences, and a touch of luxury. Blue Water Motel is the newly revived coastal vacation spot that has been rebranded and reimagined to embody a timeless space that caters to the modern traveler. Positioned beachside with 17 uniquely designed rooms, a four-bedroom beach house, and a saltwater swimming pool, it’s the ideal family getaway (dogs included, of course). So, come with us as we take a tour of the pastel dream that is Blue Water Motel.
The boutique motel has been brought to life by Creative Director Jason Grant, who’s known for taking a relaxed, coastal cool style on his projects. Blue Water Motel completely embraces this image while still honoring the iconic motel era of the 1980s. It’s comfortable, fresh, and sophisticated, with a subtle nod to the relaxed coastal vibe of its Kingscliff location.
“Our reimagined coastal motel is centred and inspired by the colours of the beach, Northern New South Wales coastline and a feel good summer stay. Think margaritas by the pool and sunsets at Cudgen Creek.”
As soon as you step through the door of your Blue Water Motel room, you’re greeted by a soft wave of nostalgia. There’s definitely a hint of resemblance to the classic coastal motel that has been loved by Australians for decades, but it feels fresh. The sweet palette of soft peach, bright lemon, and dusty blue pastels complements the thoughtful décor and smooth surfaces. Relaxed interiors and furniture flow throughout the space, creating that cool, sophisticated atmosphere.
Each room features details that only further elevate the space. From the warm, natural furnishings, to the curved archways, and simple subway bathroom tiles, every element plays a part. The décor has been carefully selected to represent a specific characteristic of Blue Water Motel. Retro prints hang on walls to help honor the 80s, while ocean art is scattered throughout the space.
If you’re looking for a little more area to unwind in, Blue Water Motel also offers the Beach House. A spacious four-bedroom home that features the same pastel palette and luxurious touches as the boutique rooms, but it’s the details that really evoke that relaxed feeling. Between the unique décor, private alfresco, outdoor chillout zone, and light-filled rooms, Beach House really is the perfect home away from home.
Blending old with new is huge right now in the interior world and it’s easy to see why when it comes to swoon-worthy spots, like Blue Water Motel. It’s creating that balance between retro and contemporary that not only means the space will look good, but feel good too. Opting for a touch of nostalgia brings life and character into your home, and when blended with contemporary, it means you get the best of both worlds. It can also help to create a space that's completely unique to you and your style in a quality way.