Baillie Lodges has engaged Catherine Nelson to create a series of landscape portraits that capture the magnificent Daintree Rainforest and Mossman River that surround Silky Oaks Lodge.

As works commence on a new-look Silky Oaks Lodge under Baillie Lodges’ stewardship some exciting developments are planned for the retreat’s cool interiors. James and Hayley Baillie always take a very hands-on approach to the design of the award-winning luxury lodges, and so they’re now in the process of sourcing furniture and finishes for Silky Oaks Lodge ahead if its reopening in October 2021.

Hayley first discovered Catherine’s photographic collages quite some time ago while watching an ABC documentary featuring Australian artists. Catherine’s intricate works resonated so strongly that years later when considering the interior design for Silky Oaks Lodge, Hayley set about finding the artist again, ultimately connecting with Catherine online to discuss a commission inspired by the Daintree.