Neutral but nice...

As much as Dwell LOVES colour we also find serenity in a neutral palette.  How calming and yet interesting is the room below?  This is a beautiful and eclectic mix of items, the shell chandelier, organic table, french linen arm chair and country pot with flowers.  The wall treatment is also quite lovely, almost a whitewash effect which gives depth to the wall surface.

image via qaaks.com

image via qaaks.com

The room below is so simple in its colour palette and the introduction of timber, paper and cane give it softness and warmth.

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image via athomeinlove.com

This fabulous room is cool, clean and sophisticated.  Again softness is introduced by adding fur cushions and bringing nature into the space provides a clever colour accent that can be changed season by season as your garden (or florist) allows.

image via stylizimoblog.com

image via stylizimoblog.com

Another simple palette and are you sensing a trend??? Yep, more fur - kinda feeling the love aren't ya?  It also lends a scandi touch to the space.  So much contrast here, rustic table, mid-century designed chairs, textured wall art, modern lamp all against a pure white backdrop.

image via tumbr.com

image via tumbr.com

More fur, more timber, more green - it just works!

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image via trendenser.se

And again - you get where I'm going with this right? Can't help myself, I can just imagine the snow piling up outside, a roaring fire and a glass of red… but maybe not near the sofa.

image via elle.fr

image via elle.fr

But if you live in a warmer climate the following image may be more to your taste.  Such a peaceful place to relax, I can feel the balmy summer breeze dancing over my skin… the only thing missing - a cool refreshing glass of Sangria...

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image via style-files.com

And if you are wondering where to find gorgeous neutral and earthy homewares you can't go past Verandah Interiors - yes I know they are in Brisbane but locally you could try Deer Willow in Kiama or Haven & Space Berry.

image via adoremagazine.com 

image via adoremagazine.com 

High Summer on the South Coast

Summer is in full swing here on the stunning South Coast of NSW which means lazy, hazy days watching the world go by...

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image via vickys-home.blogspot.com.es

 

surfing up a storm...

McTavish Surfboard

McTavish Surfboard

 

holidays at the beach house...

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image via styleathome.com

 

seaside meals with family and friends, lots of love and laughter...

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image via starfishcottage.typepad.com

 

before we pack up our beachy collections,

image via itmesbydesignbird.blogspot.com

image via itmesbydesignbird.blogspot.com

 

and head home with happy hearts, sunburnt souls and memories of a long hot summer x

image via indulgy.com

image via indulgy.com

Coastal Style Dining Chairs

We love our job sourcing furniture for clients.  In 2015 we spent a lot of time looking for just the right pieces for our clients with coastal properties.  Dining chairs are so varied in shape, style, form and function but we found a few that we really loved that suited the coastal style brief perfectly, which is your favourite?

First up… the 'Anita' chair by Matt Blatt.  Dwell loves the contrast of light timber with plush cushioned seating.  At $325 it's the most expensive of our beachy chairs but definitely worth it for a stylish and sturdy designer chair don't you think?

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This replica Thonet Bentwood is a great beach house chair and looks pretty schmick painted in a delicious sea foam blue.  Find similar at www.sokol.com.au.

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At www.clickonfurniture.com.au Dwell found the 'Antonio' chair, very reasonably priced at $149.  Quite modern and angular, we love how it looks sort of dip-dyed.

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We couldn't leave out a rattan chair now could we?  The beauty below is from Freedom Furniture and retails at $199, this is one I could live with and I can tell you it's very comfortable - yes I've taken it for a test drive!

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And lastly there's this little cutie from Domayne, it's called Olivia and is a steal at $109.  I really like how the pattern of the chair looks like seaweed. 

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Hope you liked Dwells selection of beachy dining chairs, which one is your favourite?

Basil Bangs - Umbrella Envy

I have to confess my current obsession - Basil Bangs digital print sun umbrellas...

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Love the bold 'Pixel' print above but also adore the 'Calypso' below.

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'Mr Huckabee' with it's green and blue parrot print is just delightful...

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Then theres the 'Princess and the Pea loves Paisley' (so do I actually)

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Love the 'Collaboration with Missoni'

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'Kaleidoscope' is quite similar to the 'Pixel'

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But my absolute favourite is 'The Shrubbery' - got to have it!

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Though I'm thinking 'The Hideaway' could be in with a chance!

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And there's always the 'Partly Cloudy' with it's delicious palette of reds...

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It's just so hard to choose only 1 don't you think? So which one is going home with you?