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Our Top 8 Tips On How To Achieve Coastal Style

family house in WA transformed into Hamptons estate

Coastal Style interior design has really taken off, especially in Australia, so we’ve decided to give you our 8 top styling tips on how you too can achieve a rustic, seaside, elegant aesthetic in your own home – which we now refer to as Coastal Style.

Coastal Style is the ideal interior style for Aussie homes. With its soothing hues, relaxed appeal, down-to-earth emphasis on the sun, sand and sea, this quirky decorating style is easy and fun to achieve.

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Coastal Boho Style – It’s the Best New Trend!

Malawi armchair

If you’re one of those people who identify with seaside and resort-style living, then you’ll probably love the Coastal Boho Style of interior designing. It’s a unique and versatile style that captures the charm of Australia’s beautiful, endless coastlines; an interior design style that strikes a careful balance between simple design and natural beauty.

Coastal Boho Style conjures up images of relaxed, interesting people with an amazing story to tell. These are people who take great care of themselves – their nutrition, the environment, and their good health. They love pretty things; they’re regulars at their local artisan coffee shop, and their homes are diverse – layered with appeal and quirky accents. Doesn’t the classic Coastal Boho style sound like an amazing, individual style? No wonder it’s become so popular in Australia.

Time to Prepare Your Home for Outdoor Entertaining

Chippendale Bench Seat

With a sigh of relief we welcome the warmer months of the year, which means it’s time to start preparing our homes for outdoor entertainment. Of course many people still entertain in the colder months, but certainly more people enjoy outdoor entertaining in the warmer weather. So whether it’s just you and your family planning

A Styling Checklist for Your Bedroom

Hamilton Bedside Table

We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, so it stands to reason that our bedroom should be optimised to promote a good night’s rest. Our bedroom is where we go to unwind at the end of a long, stressful day – it’s our most private space in our home – so this room should be a haven of tranquillity, a place where we can curl up with a good book or simply relax and unwind. It’s our sanctuary when we’re feeling unwell, and it’s our favourite place to spend a lazy Sunday morning.

White and Wood Together – We’re loving It!

Olivia armchair

Here’s a simple question: What makes a house a home? Turns out it’s not such a simple question, and perhaps there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. We need to feel free and safe in our homes and be able to escape the busyness of our lives. Our home should provide a calming environment, one where we can breathe freely and truly recharge. Either way, for most of us, there’s no place like home. Perhaps it really is a simple question and the answer is – Home is where the heart is!

Check Out These 3 Beautiful Island-Inspired Interior Styles

santorini island

Well, September 2020 is gone and it’s time to start preparing our homes for the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer. What better inspiration could there be for summer interior styles than to look at some of the world’s most popular island holiday destinations.

We’re excited to share with you 3 island-inspired interior design styles that we’re really hooked on at the moment. We’ll also show how you can achieve these looks in your own home. Of course we have to start with our beautiful neighbouring island, Bali.

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Are Coastal and Hamptons Home Styles the Same? If Not, What Are the Differences?

Hamilton cane bed

The answer to the very common question, “Are Coastal and Hamptons home styles the same?” is, “No, they are not the same.” There are some very distinct differences between these two home style trends.

And while there are differences, both these trends have seen a massive uptake in Australian design, incorporating both personal preferences and the beautiful Australian climate and lifestyle.

While both Hamptons and Coastal styles work best with clean, white canvases with neutral colour schemes, one of the main differences between these two styles is the accent colours used.

Side Tables: Important Furniture Items for Your Living Room and Bedroom

Castaway Bedside Table

A side table may not be the focal point of your living room or bedroom, but it certainly ties the space together. Side tables are often overlooked because, just like rugs and carpets, they’re not the most important piece of furniture in the room; however, a side table in itself can be a standout piece of furniture. In our opinion, aside from their practicality and storage abilities, a side table can easily make or break the ambience of a living room or bedroom.