Pearl BeachBeach Style Bedroom, Sydney
Thomas Dalhoff www.hindenburgdalhoff.com
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Is there more than one shade?Yes, says Rennie: “Choose from pastel tones of sage that are light and airy, and deeper tones that have a more calming, intimate feel.”Picture Perfect: 24 Enviable Outdoor Dining Areas Worldwide
Add some vertical panelling to the wall and paint it in a soft colour for a casual beach-inspired style.
7. Location: Pearl Beach, NSWWhy we love it: If privacy isn’t a concern, you could omit a window treatment altogether and opt for a louvred window that captures the breeze and maximises the light instead, as the owners have done in this coastal home.
Strategy 1: Be pale and interesting If you are feeling skittish about adding colour to your decor, pastels can perk up a neutral palette, adding colour by stealth. Pale colours aren’t so demanding and work beautifully with natural tones, such as grey and taupe.An automatic response to decorating this room might be to paint all walls white, but I think you’ll agree the mint-coloured feature wall gently breaks up the various neutrals without being overwhelming. It is also a nod to the home’s coastal location.
Work your windowsIt’s essential that any bedroom facing east has some kind of block-out curtain or blind. And if you’re lucky enough to have views then certainly maximise them, but only during the day. In the summer months you’ll be up at dawn if you don’t block out the rising sun. Plantation shutters add a casual, beachy note and provide the full block-out you’ll need for weekend lie-ins.TIP: Louvred windows are wonderful for catching the cross breezes and have a laid-back Aussie feel to them.