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HAYMANin the Queens­land Whit­sun­days has un­veiled one-off ac­com­mo­da­tion de­signed by the queen of the wrap dress and no­madic trav­eller Diane von Fursten­berg, who says she al­ways looks for ‘‘great tables, chairs and beds’’. The light and bright DVF Pent­house on Hay­man fea­tures two bed­rooms, be­spoke con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture up­hol­stered in the fash­ion guru’s sig­na­ture fab­rics (in­clud­ing black-and-white swirls and geo­met­rics on bed­heads, cur­tains and even bathrobes), an Amer­i­can oak four-poster bed, and a mas­ter en­suite with free­stand­ing stone tub; from the spa­cious bal­cony there are un­in­ter­rupted views over the Co­ral Sea. The DVF Pent­house ac­com­mo­dates up to four adults and the rate of $5000 a night in­cludes trans­fers from neigh­bour­ing Hamil­ton Is­land, mini­bar, 24-hour but­ler, all meals and spe­cial lux­ury ex­tras. Von Fursten­berg is no novice when it comes to five-star ho­tel in­te­rior de­sign — in 2010, she cre­ated 20 rooms at the re­fur­bished Clar­idges in Lon­don (where she’s been a reg­u­lar guest since the 1970s), in­clud­ing the top-notch Pi­ano Suite, styled with an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of Mu­rano glass from Venice plus Asian hand­crafted pieces, a bold ze­bra-striped rug and framed pho­to­graphs of her trav­els. More: 1800 122 339; hay­man.com.au.

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