Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Coastal Vintage Style Interiors

Below is a collation of my favourite coastal vintage style interiors that I blogged about last year - all based in bars, cafes, shops, restaurants and resorts.  
The River Bar in Brisbane is a great source of inspiration for decorating with lots of vintage nautical items. Isn't that crab pot light and the wall filled with fishing & maritime memorabilia just fabulous?
A simple old sisal rope draped across a beam with lights is very cool indeed.  
Vintage nautical flags displayed behind a model sailing yacht. 
Such a lovely collection of old bottles, a big old fishing float and other beautiful old nautical finds. 
Port holes with mirrors and ship's lights complete another wall. 
The Riverbar is well worth a visit and is located at Eagle St Pier. 
One of the highlights last year was visiting the QT Resort in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland. At the entrance you are greeted with this incredible glass float display.  It was huge. 
The ship's lights at the base are around a metre tall. 
And as you can see there was also an amazing collection of old ship's portholes of all shapes and sizes. All of them have been turned into mirrors and adorned the bar area and in the bathrooms. 
Great idea isn't it?
Aren't these lights stunning? 
These are located at the Drift Bar in Caloundra. It is a new funky bar where the owner has decorated it beautifully with quite a large range of items from Coastal Vintage. 
Here are a few pics of my favourite pieces. 
Just before The Brightwater Hotel opened here on the Sunshine Coast, they invested quite a lot into their interior including a large range from Coastal Vintage.
Including this wall of oars and many old lobster pot buoys from Maine. 
Scattered throughout the hotel are several vintage nautical flags that they had framed. 

And lots of lovely rustic oars & life rings that fill up blank wall spaces perfectly.  
And finally a gorgeous resort style wear shop on Hastings St, Noosa. 
Another gorgeous lobster pot light, oars & old fishing net with glass floats on the floor.
If you would like to see more photos, you can find more by browsing this blog. Or if you see something that you love, please pop over to the website. If it's not there, contact us and I will see if I can find it for you. 

until next time, lover of the sea and tall things coastal vintage


Friday, 16 January 2015

Beach Vintage Style Home - Sunshine Coast, Australia

This stunning home belongs to lovely IG friend Tanya of Chesterton Smith Photography. Tanya is a professional wedding photographer and these are her photos. It is truly a beautiful coastal home filled with gorgeous treasures. From a young age, Tanya has always had a great eye for vintage and styling, and mix that with her love of the sea, she has created a beautiful coastal vintage style home. 

Take a peep, it's worth a visit! 

All these stunning images were taken just before Xmas last year.
Immediately, upon arriving there is a relaxed sense of style. Thongs at the door, tropical plants, painted oars, a coastal wreath and the doormat stating 'Beach'. 
You just want to go inside don't you?
The foyer welcomes you with a gorgeous denim style rug that Tanya picked up from Temple & Webster.
Old shells have been passed down from her grandmother.
It certainly is a little piece of paradise in this lovely abode.
The beautiful old creel & the PNG baskets once belonged to Tanya's Grandfather. The old brass propeller and telescope was passed down through Tanya's husband's family.
As you walk up the stairs, there is a gorgeous collection of family photos.
At the top of the stairs, you're greeted with an open living room & it is dotted with lots of coastal vintage style goodness. I love the oar place above the sliding door, the letterpress tray filled with shells & little knick knacks, and in the middle is an old Singer machine packing box with lid used as a coffee table. These are quite hard to come by particularly with a lid as the box was usually thrown away. 
Isn't that Christmas tree just divine?
Isn't it a gorgeous collection of small treasures?
A lovely old bookcase that has been painted white and filled with lots of gorgeous aqua & white items - a common theme throughout the home reflecting the colours of the sea.
Displayed on the shelves include these gorgeous vintage blue books which are old 'Shipping of the World' books. They were given to Tanya by her Great Uncle.  The little pottery jars were made by her Grandfather who was once a potter. 
It all seems to fit in so perfectly together doesn't it? So beautifully styled.I love this sweet collection of old lanterns & of course the vintage glass float.
This gorgeous old fan has found a perfect home in this corner alongside the package of vintage books. 
And a coastal home is complete without a stunning piece of coral is it? 
This old baler shell once belonged to Tanya's Grandfathers and it sits on the beautiful old singer crate  alongside the 'i lost my heart the sea sign' below. Sweet isn't it?
Tanya's kitchen continues with the pop's of aqua colour and vintage pieces. 
Old scales and tin canisters blend in so perfectly with this modern kitchen & so beautifully. 
A beautiful old trunk & suitcase fills a spot in the dining area and a shell wall hanging adorns a corridor wall.

So many vintage treasures styled beautifully.
And finally, another letterpress tray just outside the bathroom door being filled with small pieces of soap. 

Isn't it just the most divine beach vintage style home?
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home Tanya. 

and until next time,

lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage

Sally x