ISSUE 18  |  Exotic Patterns

Hotels & Lodging: Dickebusch in Australia by Koskela

May 06, 2011 10:15 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

Dickebusch, located in the small fishing village of Patonga (an 80-minute journey from Sydney), is a weathered 1930s cottage renovated and redone by Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky, the husband and wife duo behind Australian home wares company Koskela. The living areas and bedrooms feature vintage pieces as well as items from Koskela’s own furniture line. The kitchen is fully equipped (there's also a garden with salad greens and fresh herbs); go to Dickebusch for more information.

Above: The weathered Dickebusch welcoming sign.

Above: A wide wooden deck surrounds the cottage.

Above: Koskela's own pillows decorate the living area.

Above: A rustic built-in bench offers more seating options.

Above: The kitchen satisfies all self-catering requirements.

Above: Vintage platters and plates serve as practical decoration.

Above: A long communal table is surrounded by vintage DCM Eames chairs; the Gervasoni Rattan Bell Lamps are from the Koskela showroom in Sydney.

Above: The light-filled gardening shed is stocked with Koskela products.

Above: One of the two airy bedrooms located in the main cottage (a separate smaller cottage includes a queen bed with a set of bunk beds).

Above: The soaking tub offers a view to the garden.