21 January, 2017

Aussie Weekend Escape

Gerroa Beach House-Karen Akers-01-1 Kindesign

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A house with a checkered past!

This refined, yet casual beach house was designed as a holiday home by designer Karen Akers, located on Gerroa Beach, a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia. An old style bungalow, the abode is perfectly positioned right on the beach, re-designed to meet the lifestyle needs of a young family. The interiors were infused with a soothing palette of colors, materials and textures, creating a coastal oasis. The home’s history is interesting, it was once a bowling club house, which was transported to the current site by its previous owners. The configuration was in need of an update so that the home could be used for entertaining weekend guests. The kitchen was completely redone, an ensuite was added and an original bathroom was updated. The original flooring was replaced and interior doors were moved in order to enable a better flow throughout the spaces. New decks were added to both the front and back to create more outdoor living spaces. The back of the property faces the beach, so a swing was added, allowing for a cosy nook to enjoy the soothing ocean views. Since the home is positioned on a beach site, natural finishes were selected as much as possible. The majority of the materials that are original to the home were re-purposed wherever possible in the new design. As an example, the timber flooring you see on the floor has been salvaged, which creates a warm and cosy aesthetic to the space as well as a link to the past.
Melissah xox

Photos: Thomas Dalhoff | Images via One Kind Design, fashion story

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20 January, 2017

Blue Days

Casual Style

Seaside Blues

Summer living is always cruisey when you are surrounded by ocean shades.
You can't go wrong decorating a beach house in shades of blue.
Give your look a fresh update with accessories in brighter blues
like cornflower, sku blue, cobalt and royal blue.
Mix it back with some chic accessories in metal and glass
for a glamorous update.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, collage & fashion story by Coastal Style

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19 January, 2017

Coastal Aqua Decor

Aqua Crush

A Splash of Aqua

Add a touch of aqua to create a fresh, breezy coastal feel in your home.
A bright colour mixed back with white and neutrals
will really make a room pop.
Use colour in a mixture of prints and plains to add contrast and interest.
Accessories such as lamps, prints, artwork,
scatter cushions, books, decorative ceramics and vases
are a great way to introduce colour without overwhelming the space
or breaking the bank!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8 moodboard | fashion story by Coastal Style

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18 January, 2017

White Serenity

Leanne 19 LR

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Leanne 21 LR

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Low Key Neutrals

A Picture in White

This stunning home recently featured in Queensland Homes Magazine.
Styled and photographed by The Design Villa it looks an absolute treat - a visual feast for the eyes.

The home belongs to Leanne @whiteserenity and is nestled in the leafy suburbs of Brisbane. At every turn there is beauty to be had, beautiful vignettes, treasures old and new and vintage pieces with stories to tell. The layers of white are offset with low key neutrals in beige, caramel and tan. Texture has been added with accessories such as the cowhides, leather ottomans, woven pendants and rustic timber pieces. Everything is set against a backdrop of lush, greenery for a relaxed, tropical vibe.

Melissah xox

Photos via The Design Villa, fashion story by Coastal Style

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