Based in Bali, Caroline Usher is an interior designer. Her firm, Ushers by Design, produces beautiful interiors and architecture in restaurants, bars, and hotels. Today, she shares her insider point of view on outdoor area design with the team at TUUCI.
Designing the Customer Experience
When Ushers by Design’s commercial clients want to bring outdoor spaces to life, the studio always takes a page out of its book. Based in Bali, situated amongst lush and tropical greenery, is Caroline Usher’s one-of-a-kind studio. The building is north facing, letting the natural light filter beautifully through the surrounding flora. Off in the distance, the mountains and clouds are draped across the horizon. In a picturesque setting like this, the inspiration that comes from nature is constant.
The Ushers by Design property alone serves as an excellent example of how to create a unique customer experience for commercial clients through innovative design. At their studio, they have two adjoining properties with a garden and barbecue area that abuts the rice paddies. This outdoor oasis is perfect for creating a shaded environment that also acts functionally as shelter from the rain. A reclaimed ironwood deck spans the length of both properties and features a walkway with a seating area that includes umbrellas. The studio’s main building straddles interior and exterior spaces and showcases a show kitchen that the team utilizes for private events and soirées.
Additionally, Usher’s team planted a scenic garden inside with two Ketapang trees to serve as a lovely backdrop for their product photography needs. The canopy creates a sense of seclusion and intimacy, but the space is still open and welcoming. When they aren’t using it for photography, it’s a quiet spot for relaxing and entertaining.