Cape Schanck inspiration
From the region’s rugged beaches to its rocky cliffs and rolling hills, the new Cape Schanck Resort on the Mornington Peninsula draws inspiration from its stunning natural surrounds.
Oyster shells and storm clouds, the ever-shifting colours of the ocean, the golden warmth of sand and stone, crimson sunsets and ruby-red grapes and berries: At Cape Schanck Resort, the raw, uncompromising beauty of the Mornington Peninsula coastline is expressed within its walls, from the sensual, curving shapes of its corridors and salons to the soaring spaces that offer views stretching from Melbourne’s skyline to the wild shores of Bass Strait.
On a mission to capture the essence of the resort, RoyalAuto sent art director Lisa Luscombe and photographers Anne Morley and Shannon Morris to the cape, to share with readers their impressions of this extraordinary destination, located in this special corner of coastal Victoria.
In a series of moodboards, the trio bring together a collection of images and objects evoking the synchronicity created by nature – the winds, tides and seasons – and the work of the dedicated architects and builders, artists, chefs and craftspeople who have brought the resort to life.
Changing light transforms the curving lobby staircase from gold to pink and deep blue.
After a day exploring the coast, the cosy fire in the resort’s lounge is irresistible.
The bounty of the land and sea. Rich textures, shapes and forms add layers of interest, depth and comfort.
Take a walk on the coast and be immersed in wilderness. .
Art direction: Lisa Luscombe
Opening image: Judith Van Heeren Day Seagarden 2017 oil on linen image courtesy the artist and Murray White Room.