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Alex Walls creates a coastal inspired lounge just in time for summer

Bring the colours and textures of the coast into your home and create a relaxing lounge area where summer is always just around the corner

Alex Walls creates a coastal inspired lounge just in time for summer

Warm, balmy days will soon be with us, which means we can start looking forward to coastal getaways – or at least some lazy hours in a relaxed, beach-style living room.

Inspired by my beloved family beach house, this room brings the outdoors in with the sandy hues of Dulux ‘Molesworth’ and the grounding natural textures of rattan, timber, feathery toetoe and fluffy cotton stems.

The heart of this set-up is the amazing, low-lying Frederick sofa with its minimal, modular form providing the perfect spot for putting your feet up after a swim. Just add a generous coffee table for chilled lemonade and a pile of good reads.

Having vessels of various shapes and sizes on hand makes it easy to play with accessories. From this hold-all woven table tray that keeps sunglasses and other essentials close by, to the large green glass vases for displaying your daily beach and bush finds, clutter is kept to a minimum but chance discoveries have a special place to be admired and enjoyed.

So kick off your slides, take a seat and enjoy some laidback style this summer!

Words by: Alex Walls. Photography by: Bayly & Moore.

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