Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 1: Architecture and Design

PART 1

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There’s something very appealing about the notion of living by the seaside.

Perhaps it’s the natural beauty of our beaches and oceans that provide a joyful escape from the stresses of our everyday life or maybe it’s the laid back coastal lifestyle that attracts us. Whatever it is, there’s no surprise that more and more of us are aiming to turn our dream of a ‘sea change’ into a reality.

From the Greek Isles to the Caribbean, the Hamptons to the Whitsundays, the typically tasteful design of beach style interiors is evidently as alluring as it is universal. No matter where you live, decorating using coastal style can create the feeling of a living in a beachside paradise all year round.

Throughout history, the sea has long inspired the building of beautiful homes whose main design directive has been to optimise the enjoyment of living by the seaside. In the same way, the principal objective of designers of coastal interiors is to form functional and fresh flowing living spaces that feel subtly connected to the natural surroundings.

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# COASTAL Architecture & Design


Throughout history, the sea has long inspired the building of beautiful homes whose main design directive has been to optimise the enjoyment of living by the seaside. In the same way, the principal objective of designers of coastal interiors is to form functional and fresh flowing living spaces that feel subtly connected to the natural surroundings.

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Key Features


* Open-plan living areas are an essential part of coastal design,  which provides a sense of calm and unhurried flow,  matching the spontaneous, relaxed and easy-going feel of coastal living.
* Features such as sliding doors, large picture windows, louvers, shutters, white picket fences, vertical and horizontal wooden boards, skylights, balconies, verandahs, decks and patios tend to govern main areas as to take full advantage of  the seaside ambience.

Nicki Richards

Nicki Richards

Director & Co-Founder at Beach Abode Living
Nicki is a self confessed cushion lover, director and co-founder of Beach Abode Living, an Australian owned and operated company, based on the Gold Coast. Specialising in outdoor cushions inspired by the beach and coastal living, the focus is principally on designing and creating unique, functional and affordable products that allow everyone to enjoy and appreciate the great Australian lifestyle. Style is as important with homewares as it is in fashion, so being 'on trend' requires continual development of ideas and designs, through travel, experimentation and collaboration. Favourite Quote: "You can never over-cushion!"
Nicki Richards
Nicki Richards

About Nicki Richards

Nicki is a self confessed cushion lover, director and co-founder of Beach Abode Living, an Australian owned and operated company, based on the Gold Coast. Specialising in outdoor cushions inspired by the beach and coastal living, the focus is principally on designing and creating unique, functional and affordable products that allow everyone to enjoy and appreciate the great Australian lifestyle. Style is as important with homewares as it is in fashion, so being 'on trend' requires continual development of ideas and designs, through travel, experimentation and collaboration. Favourite Quote: "You can never over-cushion!"

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