Interior Style - Coastal

Cool, calm and effortlessly elegant – our Coastal Chic look is perfect for Australia’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Featuring natural materials and light-filled, open spaces, it speaks of relaxed, beachside holidays, backyard barbecues, and a barefoot way of life that many families dream about. And whether you favour a classic coastal look, complete with nautical stripes and white-washed furniture, or a more minimalist, modern aesthetic, with the right furnishings and features, it’s a look that’s easy to bring to life in your new home.

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Coastal - Kitchen

Bright, open spaces, white-washed walls & supremely comfortable furnishings combine to create a relaxed and inviting look.

See this look on display at Clyde North
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Coastal - Master Suite

Soft colour palettes, sandy neutrals, and crisp whites evoke a tranquil atmosphere.

See this look on display at Tarneit
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Coastal - Activity

The overall design promotes a relaxed, airy, and comfortable space reminiscent of coastal living.

See this look on display at Tarneit
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Coastal - Ensuite

Bright, open spaces, white-washed walls & supremely comfortable furnishings combine to create a relaxed and inviting look.

See this look on display at Aintree

“The coastal look is all about light tones, organic materials and earthy textures – embrace it by integrating soft fabrics, coastal colours, and one or two pieces with a naturally weathered finish.”



Create the look

Exterior colours

Keep it simple with a clean-lined façade featuring classic weatherboard panelling and sections of smooth, render. When it comes to colour, think soft coastal shades, such as white, pale grey, dusty blue, or earthy neutrals that bring the beachy look to life.

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Interior flooring

Choose flooring that is easy to care for and evokes a warm, natural feel, such as wide oak floorboards or stone-look floor tiles in sandy tones for communal areas. Layer hard floors with woven jute or sisal rugs to add some coastal cosiness to living areas. 

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Feature lighting

Use feature lighting to bring in texture and interest, such as a trio of woven rattan pendants over the kitchen island or a rustic, beaded chandelier over the dining table. Love a classic coastal look? Try glass, lantern-style pendants or wall sconces with fine rope detailing.

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Kitchen styling

Make your cooking space light, bright and casual with two-tone cabinetry in oak and a beachy shade of dusty blue, soft green or cream. Flat-panel cabinetry in a matt finish, with breakout sections to pop a cookbook and décor item, is right on-trend – and it’s perfect for evoking a neasygoing, coastal vibe.

For benchtops, think creamy white or warm grey stone. Alternatively, add luxury with a marble-look finish. Bring in natural texture with a handcrafted-tile splashback, rattan pendants, and hardy wooden bar stools with woven leather seats.

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Bathroom bliss

Our Coastal look translates beautifully to bathrooms, where it sets a calm and serene tone reminiscent of carefree beach holidays. Combine natural materials and timeless neutrals, such as a simple oak vanity with a crisp white or pebble grey countertop, textural wall tiles in a sandy hue, or marble-look tiles for a dash of luxury.

Complete the look with a large mirror that bounces light around and makes your bathroom feel bigger and brighter.

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See the Coastal look on display at these locations:

Glenbrook 27 on display at Clyde North
Glenbrook 27

Meridian Estate, Clyde North

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Springwood 23 on display at Wollert
Springwood 23

Aurora Estate, Wollert

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Granville 29 on display at Clyde North
Granville 29

Smiths Lane Estate, Clyde North

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Redcliffe 27 on display at Aintree
Redcliffe 27

 Woodlea Estate, Aintree

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Westlake 25 on display at Officer South
Westlake 25

Kaduna Park Estate, Officer South

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Thornleigh Grand 37 on display at Tarneit
Thornleigh Grand 37

Alamora Estate, Tarneit

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Granada Grand Master 45 on display ay Clyde North
Granada Grand Master 45

Berwick Waters Estate, Clyde North

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Kensington Grand 40 on display at Mickleham
Kensington Grand 40

Botanical Estate, Mickleham

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Furniture & Styling

Keep things as natural as possible with furniture in light, weathered timber, wicker and rattan, cosy sofas upholstered in slubby linens and cotton, and textural jute rugs underfoot. And don’t be afraid to mix different timber tones and grain levels – it only emphasises the uncontrived, easy-going vibe.

Add in scatter cushions, artwork and décor pieces in warm, beachy tones or terracotta, cream, pebble grey and tan. A few nautical stripes won’t go amiss, but don’t go overboard if you want to keep the look contemporary.

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