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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.