30 June, 2013

Sea Island Sophistication


Sea Island Style - Get The Look

Sea Island Green

This classically styled Sea Island holiday house embraces a vivid coastal palette of sea green and turquoise. I generally prefer a more relaxed, low key feel for a beach house but this coastal retreat inspires me because of the strong use of statement colour. These something about the bold use of colour that screams confidence!

Melissah xox

Images via 1-4, 5-67

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29 June, 2013

Coastal Chic

Coastal Xhic

Homeowner and designer Laura Fisher transforms her family beachside cottage
 in Canada from bold and busy to simple and refined. 

The muted palette of white, grey, beige and dusty blue enhances the cottage’s relaxed, elegant style. The oak floors suit the coastal casual setting with their light wood tone reminiscent of driftwood. I love the chic fireplace design, it adds a sophistcated touch to this stylish beach house. The cottage faces the water and features large windows that let the light flood in and connects the house to it's spectacular surroundings.  

Melissah xox

Images via Style At Home, mood board by Coastal Style

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28 June, 2013

A Taste of the Tropics



With the winter chill firmly entrenched ~
I am wishing away grey skies with thoughts of tropical destinations.
This time two years ago I was lazing under a coconut palm in Bora Bora.
This year, we are madly renovating our new beach house
for an August move in date.

Would I rather be sipping Pina Coladas in Tahiti 
or up a ladder painting ....???
Mmmm..... I wonder!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 345, 6, 7

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27 June, 2013

Fashion Fix


As we ease towards Spring
my mind drifts off dreaming of :
sunshine and warmer days
lightweight Spring knits
walks on the beach and
cappuccinos at outdoor cafes. 

Melissah xox

Fashion images via BDBA, beach images here

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26 June, 2013

Beach House Accessorising - Decorating Tips




Homewares and Accessories

Accessories chosen for their coastal or nautical theme evoke a sense of a magical life by the sea.  Model ships, sailboats, fishing floats, baskets, coral, artwork, driftwood, nautical equipment and hurricane lamps all contribute to a coastal theme.

Use coffee tables, side tables, wall units and consoles to display your accessories. Beautiful bold corals are stunning and give an instant ‘wow’ factor to your room. Small accessories look great in fisherman’s baskets on the floor, fill them with rope balls or fishing floats. Simplicity is the key when deciding on accessories so keep the look clean, breezy and clutter free.

Melissah xox

Images via Coastal Style Pinterest, homewares via John Lewis

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25 June, 2013

Palm Beach Style



Palm Beach Style

Palm Beach Style

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to retire someplace warm, I'm not wishing my life away but I figure there's no time like the present to start planning for tomorrow. 

I love the colorful, vintage vibe that Palm Beach fashion and interior design style exudes. I can see myself sipping cocktails by the pool in Palm Beach, St Tropez or Queensland looking very chic in my Lilly Pulitzer style apartment soaking up the sun!

Palm Beach Cocktail

1 1/2 oz of gin
1 1/2 teaspoons of sweet vermouth
1 1/2 tsp of grapefruit juice

Shake and serve on crushed ice

Melissah xox 

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8 Moodboard by Coastal Style

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24 June, 2013

Make The Most Of Life

Here are a few little tips to start off a brand new week 
and make the most of your life 
1. Eliminate shoulds.
 2Embrace self-responsibility.
3. Run towards your fears.
 4. Be dependable.
 5. Enjoy down time.

6. Be completely honest.
 7. First meet your own needs.
 8. Notice the beauty around you.
 9. Open your mind to change.
10. Respect your body.
11. Learn to relax.
 12. Meditate.
 13. Say no more often.
 14. Experience new things.
15. Take mini breaks throughout the day.

 16. Schedule fun times for yourself.
 17. Look after your appearance..
 18. Create personal affirmation cards, use daily.
 19. Make your car a sanctuary.
 20. Hang out with positive, happy people.

Melissah xox

{Source: The Bold Life image: Pinterest - Beach Love

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