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Coastal Homewares

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Ralph Luaren design

Ralph Lauren Design

As I sit here and write this post, outside is torrential rain and wind so not the most inspirational weather to be talking about coastal homewares but why not?

Whitewashed wicker lantern

Whitewashed wicker lantern

A beach or coastal theme is extremely popular in Australia because of our huge stretches of coast line and our love of living outdoors in the warmer weather.

You don’t need to over do it on beachy accessories, just a few different pieces around your home can give it a coastal feel.

white punched metal urn

White punched metal candle holder

Blues and pale greens and white can also be used anywhere to lighten up the room to make it more airy, if you have children and are cringing at the thought of white furniture, use it in accessories like cushions, curtains and decor.

Monterey melamine dinner setting

Monterey melamine dinner set

Your table is also an easy way to bring a coastal element to a room. Table runners and dinner settings can both be used to great effect.

Coastal twig table runner

Coastal twig table runner

Using white in accessories is one way of bringing the beach inside, a white lantern or a grouping of white candles.

l_shaynna blaze classic ivory trilogy

Shaynna Blaze flameless candles



Hampton’s Outdoor Living

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As some of you may have read in an earlier post we are in the process of owner building a home. I have been engrossed with the interior fittings lately and have neglected any research on the outdoor finishes, paving and plantings for the outdoor area. I have come across these pics as inspiration, seeing as we are going for an Australian beach house look I thought what better inspiration that the Hampton’s. There are a lot of great ideas for paving ¬†and decking here. What’s your favourite style?

Traditional Patio by New York Architect Iris Designs