Designed by Split Watermelon, with furniture by Mint FF&E, Twin Towns Mantra Hotel was given a complete overhaul over several years, finishing in 2021.

Mint Furniture was started by Sue Jago and her daughter Ally when they realised a need to supply custom made furniture that is designed particularly for clubs and their clientele.

“We aim to use Australian made fabrics, materials, and manufacturers as much as possible. This ensures a top-quality product that is hard wearing, functional and of course beautiful,” explains Ally.

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The Brief

The location of the Mantra Hotel directly across from Coolangatta Beach informed the general aesthetic approach for the interior design of these guest rooms. 

With such a beautiful location, the designer’s brief was to continue the coastal holiday atmosphere throughout the hotel. Comfort and durability were the deciding factors when it came to selecting finishes for the furniture throughout the rooms and common areas.

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hotel room fit out

Guest Room Design – Materialised Product

“This hotel project needed very specific finishes that were both luxurious and durable. The Materialised custom print fabrics were perfect to achieve the exact right textured colours, and the choice of durable substrates means they can withstand a lifetime in this busy space” explains Sue.

“The deep indigo of the Materialised fabric used for the bed valance harmonised beautifully with the carpet colour and provided accents within the room through cushions and piping.”

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custom print bedhead
Screenshot of digital design for bedhead
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Unprinted Peau de Peche base cloth

The Magic of Digital Printing

The custom bedhead fabric was developed by our in-house team for the designer. Resembling a woven texture, it is actually a pattern that is digitally printed onto our softly-brushed base cloth, Peau De Peche, at our print house in Sydney. In addition to having something unique, the beauty for the hotel is that a digitally printed pattern is never discontinued, meaning continuity for years to come.

The Result

As is so common for projects over the last couple of years, Covid slowed down usual processes, but offered learnings too. Mint overcame all challenges and even developed new relationships because of it. “Covid has pushed us to create more local connections. Australian Made is becoming more competitive as well as being more sustainable, so it’s been amazing to be able to grow in this area,” explains Ally.

“The end result was the same top quality as ever! We offer a white glove service, which means the client can relax while the Mint team do all the hard graft, including delivery and placement of all the new furniture, without leaving a trace.”

The Team & Credits

Interior Design: Split Watermelon
Furniture: Mint FF&E
Materialised Team: NSW