Showing posts from 2018

Styling with Portholes & Porthole Mirrors

There are some wonderful ways to add a little nautical style into your home, cafe, bar or restaurant with portholes and/or porthole mirrors.  With their lovely patina only developed from years of exposure to the elements, they make the most fabulous feature pieces.  Here are some inspirational & stylish ways you can add portholes into your space. Have you got a front gate?  Why not add a porthole peephole like El Capitano restaurant has done here. Or add one in the shower At the QT Resort in Port Douglas there is this fabulous wall of porthole mirrors. It looks fantastic doesn't it? A porthole mirror looks in the bathroom or powder room adds some character to the space. They look great don't they? Or how about adding one or two in the kids room in the doors or above the bed.   Or add one to the gallery wall or above a chest of drawers  And my favourite porthole idea, why not as a laundry chute? Love any of these ideas?
If so, check out the variety of old authentic porthol…

Nautical & Coastal Interiors @Riverbar

For those that have been following this blog since 2014 you may recall one of my first posts on the styling of this fabulous bar/restaurant on the river in Brisbane. As soon as you walk into the place you are drawn into a 'Coastal Vintage' heaven. It is like my warehouse without the bar and seats, and is entirely decorated with the most amazing coastal vintage finds. They include all those magical old things that takes one to being back on the sea.  And you will find many similar items available on our website.
Scroll down and you will see why this place in my eyes is a slice of 'Coastal Vintage' heaven...
The hanging ferns and the huge chunky sisal rope draped around the centre lighting of the bar/restaurant immediately captured my attention.  This beautiful corner is all things coastal vintage! An old craypot used as a light shade, old wooden hand reels on the wall, the brass ship's wheel, Queensland soda drinks crate and a box of old mariti…

How to Hang Oars

Have you ever wondered how to hang oars?  Well my friend Kylie from DIY-Decorator has hung the reverse stripe new oars that we sell ying & yang style perfectly over her TV unit, and she shows how to do it over on her blog. 

Check out her blog here:
until next time, 
lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage
Sally x

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