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Awesome Aussie Beachy Stores

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If you love the BEACH and all things BEACHY, you’ll might already be very familiar with these awesome beachy stores.

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Sunny Jim Sunshades, Beach Bags, Totes and Throws – All you need for a day at the beach!

Shop now at Sunny Jim.com.au

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Sunny Jim is a summer-inspired lifestyle brand that will change the way you think about beach umbrellas and beach tents with its line of beach shades. Made from quality UPF 50+ treated and tested fabrics, they allow you to enjoy the outdoors in style with maximum UV protection. And the summer 2013/14 range of beach shades, 100% cotton throws and designer bags are bold, bright and matching.

- Sun shades
- Beach Throws
- Beach Bags, Totes, Backpacks & Makeup bags

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Treasured Interiors – Coastal Style Furniture, Homewares, Fashion and Interior Styling

Kirra Beach Shop: 1 & 2, 100 Musgrave Street, Kirra, Qld 4225 Ph 07 5536-5233 | Fax 07 5536-5674 Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm – Mon – Fri 9am to 4pm – Sat – Sun
Currumbin Beach Shop: 1, 788 Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, Qld 4223 Ph 07 5534-3883 | Fax 07 5536-5674 Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm – Mon – Fri 9am to 4pm – Sat – Sun

Visit Treasured Interiors Website

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With 2 showrooms on the Gold Coast – Kirra Beach and Currumbin Beach, Treasured Interiors are renowned for their coastal chic style.
They distinguish themselves from selling mass-produced products and Interior Stylist, Deb Rockwell, personally sources the many unique items that add character and personality to your home. Each piece is of the highest quality and they pride themselves on their unique finds, however this means their stock is limited.

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Shack Yamba – Coastal Homewares – Gift – Lifestyle – Fashion

Visit shop Yamba: 30 Coldstream Street – Yamba – NSW – 2464

Visit Shack Yamba Website

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Located in the picturesque town of Yamba NSW, Shack Yamba opened its doors in May 2011 with a focus on providing beautiful quality homewares, giftware, lifestyle products and fashion. The ever-changing collection which ranges from casual chic to stylish, eclectic and unique aims to consistently inspire and delight! A strong influence of colour and design is evident throughout the store; pieces are lovingly sourced and hail from all four corners of the globe.

Whether you are looking to breathe new life into your home, find the ‘perfect gift’ for that someone special or simply indulge, Shack Yamba offers a truly relaxing retail experience each and every time you visit.

- Men’s fashion
- Women’s fashion
- Home and Gifts
- Jewellery
- Kid’s

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Freshwater House – A stunning range of Home wares & Gift wares

Freshwater House: 1/48 Lawrence Street , Freshwater, Sydney, Australia 2096
Visit Freshwater House Facebook Page

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The Outdoor Furniture Specialists – Open the doors to a fresh new way of outdoor living.

The Outdoor Furniture Specialists are the only true outdoor furniture specialist retailer in Australia. They provide only quality outdoor furniture sourced from reputable local and international suppliers.

Their vast product range features both dining and occasional pieces in aluminum, timber and wicker, as well as a variety of outdoor accessories including umbrellas, cushions and decorative pieces. They aim to complete the entire outdoor living experience for their customers.

Shop now at TOFS.com.au

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- Outdoor Dining Settings
- Tables
- Chairs
- Lounges
- Umbrellas
- Accessories

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Beach Abode Living – Quality Beach Style Homewares

Shop now at Beach Abode Living.com.au

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You don’t have to live near the beach to find something you’ll love at Beach Abode Living. They’re all about helping you create the home and lifestyle that makes you feel like you’re on holidays everyday! All their products are inspired by the sea and coastal living and designed to allow everyone to appreciate and enjoy the great Australian lifestyle.

- Outdoor Cushions and Covers- Extra Large Beach Bags
- Quilt Cover Sets
- Beach Towels
- Director’s Chair Covers
- Napery
- Gift Cards & more

Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 7: Display and Adornment

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# Display and Adornment

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Don’t you just love a beach wedding! Its definitely an occasion where you’re allowed to go a little OTT (Over The Top)

Coastal decor is an essential part of coastal style but there can be a fine line between sophisticated and tacky. Decorating your beach house with things you’ve collected, made, or have a real connection to will make it right for you.

Specimens of shells, coral and other past marine specimens are a popular way to bring the beach to your home however they should only be collected with proper regard for the environment. When adorning your home inside and out, experiment with different textures of glass, wood, stone, shell, driftwood, coral, seaweed, string, seagrass and fresh flowers.

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Key Features:
* Common shells that wash up on your local beaches can be just as inspiring and attractive as rare and antique marine treasures but less is definitely more when putting them on display. Don’t go overboard with decorative nautical paraphernalia, instead exercise restraint to maximise appeal and impact of each piece.

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* Arrange a few seashore treasures on a table, tray or bookshelf.
* I love this idea (below) The perfect keep sake of precious holiday memories… small old jars and with a few shells, driftwood, stones and sand collected from beaches you holidayed at.

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Something a bit special… A beautiful glass table lamp with shells inside

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Photo from Everything Coastal


* An odd telescope, lantern, nautical search light, barometer, nautical compass, angel, buoy, ship’s wheel or pair of paint stripped oars announce a nautical theme, similarly cotton canvas striped bunting flags, shipping charts and model yachts offer a playful oceanic feel.

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* Turkish or beach towels and straw hats hanging on hooks near the door are a perfect reminder of the casual nature of this home.

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* Soft woven raffia baskets, clumps of turquoise colours bottles and nautical artwork or old surfboard propped up against the wall achieves a look of relaxed spontaneity.

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Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 6: Fabrics

PART 6

# Fabrics That Create a Coastal Look and Feel

Calm Aqua NaperyPhoto above: “Calm Mist” Aqua Leaf Table Cloth


Coastal homes are notorious for beaming with nautical stripes and maritime motifs. Soft furnishings that are hard-wearing, high quality and simple in design and mix and match with ease. Start with a design scheme that is based on natural plain textured fabrics – and take your cues from nature.

# Key Features

* Quality rather than quantity is fundamental. The materials you opt for must be hardy, washable, and where possible resistant to intense weather conditions. Outdoor soft furnishings should be water repellent, UV resistant and mildew resistant to endure harsh weather conditions of sunny seaside abodes.

* Go for a mix and match look in similar colours but different patterns or vice versa. In your outdoor space, if you like the modest pastel coastal colour palette choose a simple mix and match collection like the Hampton’s Range or if you’re like me, you could add a splash of colour and fun. Bright stripes, and geometric patterns add a sense of fun and playfulness to your outdoor room, deck, lounge.

Outdoor Cushion Covers – UV Treated, Mildew Resistant, Water Resistant – buy them here

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* Incorporate sky blues, dusky greys or pale turquoises and foamy whites in cotton, cotton canvas, linen or hand-knitted fabrics.

There’s nothing better than high quality 100% cotton bed sheets – don’t settle for polyester, especially in Summer. Cotton is a natural fibre that allows the body to breathe and absorbs moisture keeping you cool. Nothing says coastal style – like ticking stripes…

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Photo above from The White Company


* Mixing vintage fabrics with a couple of accent pieces such as a button style or a patchwork cushions accomplishes a lived-in look and feel.

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* Create a sense of casual relaxation with the inclusion of natural or striped rugs, cushions and throws.

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Director’s chairs can be soooo beachy, but if you want to coordinate your look with everything else, chair covers can be the answer. Look for 100% cotton again, as they will be more comfortable to sit on and absorb moisture from your body, keeping you cool.


Directors chair cover GelatoEmerald

Previous Posts on this topic: 

Part 1: Architecture & Design
Part 2: Floors, Walls & Ceilings
Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light

Part 4: Using Colour
Part 5: Textures & Materials

Future Posts:

Part 7: Display & Adornment

 

 

Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 5: Textures and Materials

PART 5

# Textures and Materials

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Photo above from Broste Copenhagan at Achica.com

Texture has an important role in coastal homes in providing harmonious natural warmth and depth as well as compelling visual interest. Just as natural colours and patterns are suggestive of coastal style, so too are textures of materials inspired by the seashore.

# Key Elements

*Go natural. The classic beach house contains a plethora of textures, specimens and colours reminiscent of the nautical environment. Creating contrast by combining rough and smooth  textures, adds depth and visual interest to a room. Eg lumpy coral on a smooth wooden cabinet, or driftwood pieces placed with some smooth pearly white shells.

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Photo above from Houzz – Faux Spike Coral buy it here

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* Furniture, particularly timber, oiled, painted, whitewashed or lime-washed styles as well as wicker cane or rattan add textural variety. A single coat of paint to reveal the grain or better yet, flaking or sanded back to reveal different coloured undercoats produce an attractive weathered look.Learn how to paint wicker here

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* Floor coverings such as rugs and mats made from jute, sea-grass or other natural looking fibres continue the native feel through the home.

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Photo above from Overstock.com buy seagrass floor rugs here

Soft furnishings that you love the feel and look of will also add that textural variety. Stick to your colour palette and don’t go over board. See my next blog post on coastal fabrics…

 

Previous Blog Posts for Coastal Style Decorating Guide:

Part 1: Architecture and Design
Part 2: Floors, Walls, Ceilings
Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light
Part 4: Using Colour

Future Blog Posts for Coastal Style Decorating Guide:

Part 6: Fabrics
Part 7: Display and Adornment

Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 4: Colour

PART 4

# Use of Colour to Create a Coastal Look

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Part of the charm of living by the sea is the myriad of calming colours that unmistakably define the coastal environment. By using some of these relaxing colours in our homes, we can create a similar sense of  tranquility. Bring the beach to your home by choosing colours and textures that reflect the natural elements of beach side environment.

I just love the RSL Prize homes for demonstrating this philosophy as the design sense in beach side properties usually have broad appeal – I buy a ticket everytime – just in case!

#Key Features


* White On White – Classic coastal style is all about casual, relaxed, spacious, breezy interiors that flow seamlessly into the outdoors.
* Resist the urge to put too many items of furniture in the room. Choose only what is absolutely necessary and accessories with soft furnishings and decor.

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* Don’t be afraid of large areas of white on white. Instead, be inspired by the seashore and indulge in some of the many shades of ‘white’ that exist such as:
         – natural whisper whites resembling pure white sea shells
         – sandy whites reminiscent of warmer toned sandy beaches
         – bone whites like the sun bleached shimmer of driftwood
         – or blue and green-toned whites recall the tumbling whitewash foam of waves crashing on the seashore.
* Sparingly splash your favourite coastal accent colour – mine is turquoise but here, RSL Prize Home designers have gone for tones of coastal blue.

*Note the 3 indoor plants add their own splash of green making the indoors somehow feel part of the outdoors too.

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* Using more shads and textures of white will make your coastal home seem lighter, bigger and brighter.
* Combine shades of white from the same group to add diversity and avoid looking cold and bland. Creamier tones of white will warm up a home in cooler climates while grey, silvery and bluish tones of white are great for creating a fresher, cooler oceanic feel.
* Matching / coordinated soft furnishings gives a ‘designer’ feel

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*Adding some fun textures that you like within the colour palette can add subtle variety within uniformity, such as slightly patterned porcelain dining setting on plain cotton napery, natural coloured fabric lounge with chevron or fishscale patterned scatter cushions, a sleek low coffee table and a pale linen lampshade.

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* White interiors provide a ‘blank canvas’ for displaying art, knickknacks and other articles reminiscent of the theme.

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Previous Posts on this topic: 

Part 1: Architecture & Design
Part 2: Floors, Walls & Ceilings
Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light

Future Posts:

Part 5: Textures & Materials
Part 6: Fabrics
Part 7: Display & Adornment

Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 2: Floors, Wall, Ceilings

PART 2

# Floors, Walls & Ceilings in Coastal Homes

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photo By Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design Fresh And Relaxing Beach House Design

Consider hardy flooring in natural materials – timber or stone look are ideal for beach house homes. Tiled or laminate open plan living areas keep the whole family cool.

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I just love stackstone or stackerstone feature wall tiles indoors and out for a stunning textured look. Find them online in Australia here

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For a casual, less modern, perhaps almost grunge look on a feature wall, try Retro Wood panelling or wood-look wallpaper. (So hot right now) Look for it here

If you prefer paint to wallpaper and planning on DIY – read “6 Top paints for the ultimate beach house”

Key Features

*  Light coloured wooden planks or cladding fitted either horizontally or vertically helps establish a feeling of space, harmony and order.
* Natural, polished, painted or whitewashed timber floorboards or beachy sandstone pavers throughout living areas can create a cool openness and flow.
* Choose darker timbers or polished mahogany for a Balinese beach resort feel.

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Photo from Trip Advisor “The Legan Bali – A GHM Hotel”

Previous Posts on this topic: 

Part 1: Architecture & Design

Future Posts:

Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light
Part 4: Colours
Part 5: Textures & Materials
Part 6: Fabrics
Part 7: Display & Adornment

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.

Choosing The Right Outdoor Cushion Covers

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When choosing cushion covers that you intend to use outdoors, you want to know they will endure the harsh Australian Summer sun, wind, rain, mildew and dirt.

Discover the 3 key things you need to know to get GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY when choosing outdoor soft furnishings. 

Watch the short video below.

Beach Abode Living are the experts in outdoor cushion covers and have designed a range especially for the Aussie outdoors.

* Made using top quality fabrics and technologies

* Digitally printed for more vibrant and more durable colours in UV

* Multi-Purpose (Indoor/Outdoor use) which means value for money

* Designed especially for use outdoors

* UV treated / Anti fade

* Water Resistant

* Mildew Resistant

* Stain Resistant

* Non-Toxic

* Feels nice and SOFT against your skin

* Look amazing

* Mix and match

* Available in a range of modern designs

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So, how does it feel to know your soft furnishings are especially made for the outdoors?

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Don’t buy cheap cushions that will fade and fall apart in a few months. They will cost you money! Go for something made specifically for the outdoors and know that they’ll LAST FOR YEARS.

* Beach Abode Living outdoor cushions have been made using HIGH GRADE 100% POLYESTER. Natural fibres such as cotton are not as durable as polyester and tend to absorb moisture, dirt and odours and will deteriorate if left outdoors.

* The polyester fabric used in Beach Abode Living outdoor cushions is SOFT TO THE TOUCH and very comfortable to lean against, but you can be assured it is tough and durable and can withstand full sun and rain.

* 100% Clean Polyester filling inserts are used for all Beach Abode Living cushions as they are allergy free, odourless, and washable.

* Heavy duty plastic zipper sliders have been chosen instead of metal sliders which can rust over time

* Clever reversible design is like having two cushions in one.

* Attention to detail including stylish contrast piping just adds a touch of class to your outdoor decorating.

 

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