Accessories & Decor

How to nail the coastal-cool look

At the bach or at home, a coastal look creates instant relaxation. Nail the coastal chic look at your place with a few tips and tricks



A colour scheme with natural accents of brown, taupe and grey emulates the beach, while sky blue and deep navy is reminiscent of the ocean and summer sky. Get the look with Resene ‘Smokey Ash’ stain (used on the wall) and Resene ‘Limed Ash’ stain (used on the decking). A surfboard doubles as art and a swathe of fabric adds shade and that holiday feel when billowing in the breeze.


Concrete stools (from Indie Home Collective) can be used as a side table or extra seating, and won’t weather when left outside. The Shibori stripe cushion is from Collect Living and the chair is from Poynters.


Accessorise with plenty of natural fibres such as straw, linen and wool in neutral tones and soothing blues to create a relaxed beachy feel. Let nature in with potted grases – they’re low-maintenance and look cool. The pot is from Kings Plant Barn.
Styling by: Claudia Kozub.

Photos by: Melanie Jenkins.