Silk Home, Beachfront Living

Another client project!

A beautiful, modern home, overlooking amazing beach views, that was clearly made for entertaining.

This home needed a refreshing makeover of furniture and décor. The clients, a middle aged working couple with kids who had moved out of home, wanted a space to entertain their family and friends.

Our clients wanted their entire entertaining area decorated and styled – their kitchen, dining, lounge and two balconies. The couple love absorbing their amazing view, spending as much time out on the balcony, and they love reading. The couple had a beautiful leather 2 seat and 3 seat lounge that they were unsure of whether to replace or not, but it was essential that we include the couples amazing existing pieces of art into parts of the design.

It was clear to us from this point that we needed to bring as much of the outdoors in, and create a design that worked around the couples lounges and art. All the entertaining spaces has to flow and talk to each other as it was an open plan design.

We introduced a deep navy blue into the design to represent the ocean, and lots of timber created flow and warmth in the spaces. There was also lots of seating included in the design for relaxing spots to sit down and read a book, as the couple love doing, and also for entertaining purposes!

We included lounge options into the design so the couple could decide whether to keep their existing leather lounges or go with a grey fabric lounge. We were so excited when the couple decided they were keeping their beautiful leather lounges as this gave the design a lot of character!

It is the perfect example of combining a little bit of old and a little bit of new to create a welcoming and homely entertaining space.

Modern coastal dining space Modern coastal lounge space Modern coastal outdoor space 1 Modern coastal outdoor space 2 Modern coastal reading nook space


Written by

Naomi is the creative director of Silk and the founder and principle educator at the International Institute of Home Staging (IIHS). Combining her passions for interiors and real estate, Naomi thrives on styling great spaces for clients selling or staying in their property. Her stylish, unique and simple styling system led to her becoming an author of the book Ignite Your property Mojo and regular feature writer for