The Project – 77 McLachlan Avenue, Long Jetty

Project Address: 77 McLachlan Avenue, Long Jetty

Lead Stylist On Project: Abbie Teale

Client Brief/Desired Style: Australiana Coastal. The client was after a coastal style that embraced our native surroundings, coastal location and our relaxed way of living.

Key items used to achieve the design: 

  • ART AND HOOKS AT FRONT DOOR: Using a natural, calming print at the front door along with wall hooks it instantly created a casual and homely vibe to the property, as if you had just walked in from the beach with sandy feet.  This careful selection of items and colour palette started the story and journey of the property, we wanted to make sure that the Australian lifestyle was captured the moment you stepped through the front door.
  • DINING TABLE; CHAIRS: The large timber dining table was used to compliment the floors and timber features found within the home. Touches of wood and natural textures are integral to an Australian style and for creating those fabulous beachy vibes, which should feel comfortable and relaxed. With the open plan back room we wanted to combine rustic comfort with relaxed glamour, like a high-end retreat. Along with the timber table we chose a classic simple white dining chair. The space was then completed with a beautiful native floral centrepiece and carefully selected range of textured cushions.
  • UNIQWA CHAIRS: The white organic styled arm chairs were in keeping with showing  a relaxed way of living. Australian design cleverly blurs the lines of indoor and outdoor living, and this is something we really wanted to play on in that back living room. It flowed beautifully to the covered alfresco so these spaces really need to tie together, telling the same story.



MARKET SNAP SHOT: This gorgeous home hit the market during the peak of COVID-19 and amidst the unknown property market the home sold for a premium price of $1,400,000!

Creating this Australian design meant tasteful nods to coastal style, simple frames, coastal-inspired artworks and photographs, ceramics in ocean-inspired hues and tactile woven wall hangings.  The use of wicker baskets, rattan accents and beautiful indoor greenery; their deep green foliage acts as contrast to the colour scheme of neutrals and whites.  Lounges in this design needed to be invitingly comfortable, no room for stiff or stuffy formal furnishings which is why we chose a neutral linen slipcover and unique armchairs.  The layering of our soft furnishings and artwork allowed us to inject some colour and further personality throughout the home.



“I think overall, Australians love an ‘uncontrived’ style — interiors that are relaxed, casual, forgiving and authentic, rather than formal and perfect. We have crisp light here, unlike anywhere else in the world, and a climate that lends itself to open indoor spaces. This property had all the quintessential Australian attributes which allowed me to use colour, pattern and playfulness to really fulfill the modern Australiana interior design” – Abbie

Staging. Styling. Creating Beautiful Lifestyles.