They’ve been coming thick and fast lately. I’ve been decorating my little heart out this year! If you’re new here, we’ve just moved out of our River House and relocated to the beach. (You can read more about our move here.)
Come on in to our new abode and let me give you a tour.
And here’s where we ended up!
I just adore this coral shaped bowl. It’s beachy but abstract, and the pewter/ silver finish gives it a modern glam edge. I love sourcing unique one-off pieces from local stores – this was from Something Different Coastal (in Yeppoon) for any locals.
I love how the silver of the coral platter is picked up in the drum stool.
I put together a little side table vignette with a noughts and crosses game, a carved wooden herringbone box, and a sprig of artificial succulents and gum-nuts in a little vase of clear resin.
Can we just talk about this artwork for a minute? It is HUGE. It takes up the entire wall – and I love it! So perfectly beachy, and it helps tie all the colours together.
I found an interesting glass lantern and filled it with shells.
The rug is simply gorgeous. It’s also woollen and sheds like a moulting sheep. I can vacuum that floor in the morning, and by afternoon it looks like a giant cat named Fluffy with serious hair-loss issues just spent five hours rolling around on the floor. I keep hoping if I vacuum it enough, it will stop shedding some day soon. Clearly, I just don’t vacuum it enough.
I found some lovely white vases with organic shapes that play off the fake palm, and grouped them on the TV unit.
On the other side of the room is the buffet.
Of course, I had to group lots of glass and ceramic vases on top.
The wicker lamps add some symmetry and, you know, coastal vibe and all.
Plus can we just take a moment to admire those stunning indigo seaweed prints?
Next to the lounge is the open-plan dining room.
The star piece in this simple, light-filled area is that oversized driftwood mirror.
There’s something about this picture that makes me feel like I should live in a farmhouse. It’s so wholesome and rustic and also modern and classic. I’m not sure whether it’s the replica Tolix chairs and chunky wooden table, or that simple rope-handled platter of rosy apples. Whatever it is, it’s giving me the urge to start churning my own butter and baking my own bread. (An urge that will never actually turn into reality… let’s not get too carried away.)
Here’s that mirror again. I really wish I made it. Except if I did, I’m sure it wouldn’t look this good.
And back around to the living room.
Couches (these styles not currently available), Cancun buffet, Cancun TV unit, Stockholm coffee table, Rug (not currently available), Drum stool, cushions, Autumn shore canvas, seaweed prints (not currently available), white ceramic vases, Twine wicker lamps, Driftwood mirror.
Typographic cushion, Herringbone box, white vessel, glass lantern, miniature vase with gumnuts, large resin shell
Artificial palm – Joyce Mayne
Woven basket – Bunnings
Coral platter, palm cut-out vase, assorted shells – Something Different Coastal
Blue glass vases – Target
Wooden rope-handled platter – Pillowtalk