31 October, 2014

Happy Halloween

At the moment I am obsessing over white pumpkins.
If we were to celebrate Halloween in Australia
This is the sort of look I would be putting together ~
a rustic table setting with white pumpkins and a vintage pieces.
These stylists have all got it spot on.

Wishing all of my American blogging friends a

Happy Halloween

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7

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29 October, 2014

All White With A Touch of Copper






Copper Trend

This home styled by Kim Timmerman is almost entirely decorated in white.
 Copper accessories give this house a touch of color.
 I am ‘white lover’ so this house has lots of appeal ~
 clean and simple with great attention to detail.
 A look that could easily be achieved on a budget.  
Proving once again that stylish interiors do not have to cost the earth!Text

Melissah xox
Source: Kim Timmerman. moodboard by Coastal Style

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28 October, 2014

Lakehouse Inspiration

Get The Look

Hamptons Style

This beautiful lake house is just gorgeous.
 It has the perfect laid-back holiday home feel to it …
 in such an amazing setting at the top of Lake Muskoka.
And although it is a lakeside property, 
this Hamptons style decorating would be right at home in any beach house.
The modern bath combined with the old fashioned tapware and 
shower curtain rail caught my eye. 

Interiors designed by Muskoka Living.

Melissah xox

Images via Muskoka Living, moodboard by Coastal Style

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Primitive Wood Furniture


These days I'm very much into chunky wood furniture.

I love how these textured, rustic pieces contrast with crisp, clean whites. They bring warmth and character into a space and give a room a sense of history. These pieces usually look like they have a story to tell! They can easily be mixed back with modern furniture to create an eclectic feel and they look very much at home in a beachside environment. These timber beauties come in all shapes and forms and can serve you well as a coffee table, occasional tables, stools or bedside tables. They are right on trend at the moment so they are easy to pick up. 

Here are a few of my favourite styles.

Statement Stools

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8 9 moodboard by Coastal Style

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27 October, 2014

An Inspirational Beach Cottage



This very cute beach cottage is available for rent.
Naturally it's right up my alley - white, quaint, beachy and rustic.
Tonnes of natural light, vintage pieces galore and lots of white paint
all combined to create a homely feel with plenty of character.
Distressed finishes gives it a laid back feel ~ nothing looks too precious.
You would be forgiven for thinking it's somewhere in Scandinavia
but it's actually in the UK.
It's used a lot for photographic shoots and I can see why.

Melissah xox

Images via Beach Studiosfashion 

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26 October, 2014

Portugese Coastal Retreat

Missoni Beach Style


This eclectic style country home in Portugal is full of inspirational ideas that would be perfectly suited to a beach house. The furniture is a mix of designer pieces collected from across the globe as well as vintage finds picked up at local markets. It has all been cleverly put together by interior designer Monica PenaguiĆ£o. The building itself is simple and rustic but it’s the mix of modern furniture and quirky details that gives color and personality to the rooms. The alfresco lounge area looks incredibly inviting with its thick mattresses and cushions made from Turkish fabrics which are perfect for an afternoon nap! The kilim rug is an antique brought back from their OS travels. The stools and chairs are from Tolix. The stone sink in the kitchen is mounted on an iron frame is a local find. An old wood oven is used for old fashioned baking and gives warmth in winter. The handmade pergola gives shade to the pool area and I love the jewel like tones in the Missoni towels that brighten up the wooden sun beds which were purchased on a trip to India. Long, lazy lunches are enjoyed under a shady tree with a bottle or two of the local vino!!

Melissah xox

Images via The Style Files, 2 moodboard by Coastal Style, 4 collage

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