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Coastal Living



We gave this home a beautiful coastal look using only Perth suppliers, see how we did it!

When searching Perth for the right furniture and accessories for your home, it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for, especially when you know exactly what you want! But buying certain items online can sometime be impractical, like a large sofa in just the right colour and size, or untrustworthy and risky. Most of us know what we want, it’s just finding it that seems to be the problem! We want to show you that you can get anything you need right here in Perth, you just need to know where to look. We recently completed this project below and its a great example of how you can transform your home using Perth suppliers at an affordable price.

Perth Interior Decorating

The initial brief was to update a family living space with adequate seating for family and friends of teenage children and to flow to the alfresco area and pool whilst giving an overall ‘beachy’ feel. We had a budget that was reasonable but not extravagant and a client that is quite handy as is her husband!

Perth Window Furnishings

The starting point was this picture and the first thing I did was move it over the timber unit to become the focal point. We also had to consider the existing curtains and pelmets which luckily are quite neutral and in the right colour palette, the floor is a light timber.

Sofa, scatters and ottoman

Perth Sofas

Perth Ottomans

Next came the main seating. Although custom made sofas done locally are not over the top cost wise I knew that might push the budget and not leave any spare money! I found a design of an Australian made sofa at Domayne that had the look we were after at a very good price. The deal was in a Zepel fabric so I got the sample so we could put the colours together. We picked the blue for the beach look and as the price included four large scatter cushions we picked a sand colour as a contrast and the client placed the order. We then set about designing a custom made large ottoman using a combination of the sofa fabric and a fun beach style print that we also decided to use for some smaller scatter cushions.

Accessories

Perth Accessories

Perth Soft Furnishings

The client sourced some complimentary accessories including a fun lamp from Ikea, her husband made the large shadow boxes and also a narrow sofa table behind the sofa that is against the wall. The family love the beach and have collected a great assortment of shells and driftwood that have been added and we made a table runner from the left over fabric after the cushions and the ottoman were complete. A plain sisal mat under the ottoman in a sand colour completes the picture. Jackpot! A great space that is now really usable and will accommodate the family and the visitors, the sofas are not too low for the more mature visitors and the teens can perch on the ottoman {or the floor} All we are thinking of adding is some refurbished directors chairs for when there are extras and these could also be used outside, this is plan B. So, the moral of the story, you don’t need to search overseas and interstate websites and get frustrated that you can’t find the look you want. There is so much available right here in Perth and more than one way decorate in a way that is stylish, comfortable and doesn’t break the bank! Give us a call on 9457 5522 or email [email protected] if you need help with your decorating, we have decades of experience and are here to help.