Life & Style Magazine

It was a wonderful surprise to be featured in the latest Queensland Life & Style Magazine. 
Written by Danni Morrison of Design by Danni, it is a lighthearted and fun article. 

Thanks Danni,
Until next time,
lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage
Sally x

Nautical Charm

Decorate your space with a little nautical charm!
For those who love boating, sailing or cruising on a luxury liner, adding a little nautical charm into your home can remind you of those wonderful memories of being out at sea. 
Hope you are inspired with these nautical style decor images.  Hang an anchor or two in the bar and decorate it with a nautical chart of the area you loved sailing to.  Frame a maritime flag or two with the first letters of your name. A lifering in a bedroom or living area looks great. Were you in the Navy? This old French laundry bag made into a cushion cover is a great nautical addition to the room. We have one left in stock. Click here: 
French Vintage A ship's wheel can certainly make a grand feature piece.  Bulk head lights look great in a living space or on either side of the front door. We stock a range similar that have come off old ship's. A model yacht makes another great feature piece.  Oars & portholes certainly make a statement inside or out. And f…

Coastal Bungalow Living

This beautiful home belongs to one of our clients Monique @coastaldrift and recently featured in Homes+ magazine. It is a lovely post-war weatherboard bungalow located on Sydney's Northern Beaches and has been renovated to restore the essence of a true beach house. Monique calls it 'La Casa Bianca' white cottage in the sky and the most consistent theme of the house is that is is white, white, white and her stunning cane furniture that she imports from Malawi. Monique has also incorporated some old pieces from Coastal Vintage to bring in a few memories of holidays by the sea. I love the old sailing yacht rope ladder that showcases on the wall in her living room and the lovely old ship's light on the shelf alongside one of her chairs.  An old world or maritime chart makes a great centrepiece above the office desk. We have a huge range of old charts from all around the world on our website. check them out here: Old Maritime Charts I love how Monique has left her bedroom s…

Beach House Decor

The Beach House typically incorporates all elements of seaside life and what better way to evoke wonderful memories by bringing in those elements from the sea and from our time spent on boats.  Check out these beach house images for some inspiration.  You can find similar items in-store at
Model yacht, telescope, old ship's helm & brass lanterns make great decor for the beach house! 
A beach house isn't complete without a collection of coral & shells. Have you ever thought of framing an old maritime chart?  We have quite a few listed available on our website from all around the world. Shell Chandeliers look great out on the deck!
And so do old fishing floats out on the verandah.  Hang a few of our lobster pots as lights like our friend Karen has done here in her Hervey Bay home. Or decorate a bedroom with all things from boats like our friend Jan has done here in Noosa.  Capriz shell chandelier looks great out on the deck too. We have a couple of differ…

Laid-Back Coastal Style

Laid-back coastal style with a few nautical accents is what Coastal Vintage is all about. With relaxed textures & unique vintage pieces, these laid-back coastal decor photos offer neutral tones & a few breezy blues.
You can achieve a similar look with items from our store. French enamel pitchers, fish traps, wooden buoys, rope fenders, model yachts, lobster pot buoys,  glass floats & old shutters, windows and doors. Glass Floats & old bottles  A collection of old shells & coral in a cabinet.  How about a collection of pulleys going up the stairs?   Or a gallery wall of vintage paintings up the staircase. I love the rope railing.  How about a porthole mirror in the bathroom and old deckhead lights? We stock both these items.   Our painted life ring found inside Tides Reach at Pittwater.
If you would like a custom painted life ring, please get in touch.
And lobster pot lighting looks fabulous doesn't it? We stock those too. An oar or tw…

Gidgets Beach House - Part 2

Last week I showed you the inside of Gidgets Beach House - a beautiful old beach house that was completely transformed by Jodie Holmes from Seaside Creative Interiors. We were thrilled to be able to help find some unique pieces for the project. This week is all about the outside and the garage that was converted into a games room. 
Once again, we were able to provide a bunch of old coastal style items to add a bit of character. Jodie has also tied these in with the new and created a super space for the guests of Gidgets to enjoy! The outside was given a fresh coat of paint, a new timber garage door and timber facade around the balcony to give it a fresh modern day look. And inside the garage is the ultimate holiday games room!  To give the place a fabulous coastal feel, Jodie installed some old fishing gear and a huge range of authentic old lobster pot buoys that we source from Maine.   So much coastal goodness & lots of lovely bright colours! She also added some custom designed oars…

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