24 October, 2014

Sydney Beachside Apartment














Loving this sleek looking, modern beachside apartment in Bondi.
It is a clever mix of city meets surf ~
with contemporary pieces happily sitting alongside 
textured, earthy accessories such as sisal rugs, straw baskets and rustic timber stools.
The things that caught my eye were the Carrara marble hexagonal tiles
and those very groovy light fittings in the kitchen.

 


Bondi is one of my favourite hang outs in Sydney
it is so full of life and vitality.
The shops, bars, cafes and beach are all totally buzzing.
It has this relaxed, chilled out 'beachy' vibe yet it's so close to the city.

Melissah xox

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My Walk In Robe




 












I have been dying to show my Walk In Robe to everyone 
simply because I am so excited to have one at long last.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would end up with such a gorgeous space
to hang my clothes and display my most treasured items.
Every time I walk in there it makes me feel special and girly.
It's a little bit of luxury even though the fit out is just cheap and cheerful melamine.
I beefed the shelves and dividers up to the 32mm board with a shiny, white ABS edging 
which makes it look a lot classier than it really is.
You'll also note there's no holes for adjustable shelving ~
I think it looks so much more stylish without all of those messy holes.
Now if you think I'm a neat freak - we'll you'd be right, I am!
I spent 10 years in retail and 5 years as the head of 
Calvin Klein Visual Merchandising and Interior Design
so it's my blood to colour block, merchandise and display!
It's a hard room to photograph ~ so you are only seeing half of it.
There's only a sky light so there's not much natural light and
there's joinery on 3 sides so it's tricky to get back to get a good angle.
It may not be a glamorous as Carrie Bradshaw's 
but I'm still feeling pretty lucky to have this chic little walk in!

Melissah xox

Photos by photographer Matt Lord & Melissah for Coastal Style

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23 October, 2014

Tahitian Dream











Tropical Paradise


When listing my favourite travel destinations
Tahiti would have to be at the top of my list.
When I was young and adventurous I wanted to explore the world,
trekking jungles, climbing mountains, camping through Africa,
backpacking through Europe, Asia and America. 
Now I'm older and lazier ~
I just want to go somewhere beautiful,
stay in luxury resort, laze by the pool and sip cocktails at sunset.
It's funny how things that make you happy change so much over the years!

Melissah xox

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22 October, 2014

Watermelon Crush




Watermelon Crush






One of my favourite summer fruits is watermelon.
It is the perfect antidote to a hot summer's day.
Simply slice it up and serve it chilled
for a deliciously refreshing summer treat.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous
why don't you make some watermelon popsicles
or a batch of icy granita.

Melissah xox

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