It’s time to get ready for Summer and I thought as I am currently building anew home that is a Coastal design, what better style to feature for summer ! Generally, when you think of a Coastal look you may automatically think of blue and white stripes, anchors, and tonnes of seashells but this is actually not the case. This look and feel is actually more a Nautical style and is very different from the Coastal Style. The Coastal style or in our case we have called it Beside the Sea is one of the most popular designs styles in the world and especially in Australia. I wonder why? We have the perfect landscape to envelop the natural environment and we are surrounded by water at our doorstep. However, if you do not live near the water like many people this does not mean you cannot bring a little piece of this paradise to your home and feel like you are on vacation. Beside the Sea is Light, airy, has soft tones and delivers a sense of total relaxation. We love going on a beach holiday, watching the water, and sitting on the sand. The Beside the Sea Style brings the stunning tones of the oceans landscape into your home. This style is very tactile and is all about textures. Start with sandy neutrals layered with oceanic tones in soft furnishings. Weathered timbers mixed with white pieces create the perfect partnership and a fresh white wall palette completes the style.