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After converting to a two-bedroom boutique home, we had much fun decorating it. Just sharing some Australian coastal home styling ideas. Reef Cottage is 200…
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We love mixing modern and old and the combination of this modern crystal candelabra with an old pewter tray just speaks tales.  #oldworld #moderncandelabra #oldtray #ambience #moodlighting
A little outdoor lantern that we converted for indoor use because it has a lovely intricate cut-out pattern with a romantic effect when lit up.  Tip for applying outdoor metallic lanterns indoor - ensure you line the bottom of the lantern with material that stops heat transfer onto an internal surface. #tabledecoration #moodlights #lasercutlantern #exoticlantern #homeaccessories
Our coral table lamp on the kitchen bench top is full of beach vibe and gives a romantic glow if you don't want the ceiling lights on. You can make your own coral lamp by gluing aquarium coral to the bottom of a lamp stand.  Be careful with the heat from your lamp on those acrylic forms.  #tablelamp  #funkylamp #artlamp #corallamp

Lighting

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Our boat builder friend Grainger custom built this piece for us using leftover VJ wood for the sail and a piece of Papuan Red Cedar which he cut to traditional shape for the keel.  The two parts were glued to a backing piece of plywood.  Placing the key holding hooks is great as it means that the artwork is also functional!
This wall hanging was compiled by an artist for us by attaching some driftwood together.  Driftwood for craft work is widely sold however, you need to ensure that solid pieces are used for your project as this material is notorious for crumbling when pressure is applied.  Once it's complete, you be amazed at the beauty of weathered wood, such a beach signature.  #driftwood #wallhanging #craftwood #coastalvibes  #recycledwood
The glass top for this coffee table depicts streaky sand at the water margin - meant to reflect our seaside theme.  You'll need to work with an artist and an industrial glass factory if you want to make this.   Contact us if you would like to know more.  #coffeetable #glasstop #coastalstyle #formedglass

Coastal art

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Adding luxury touches to promote fine dining in the little cottage. #wineanddine #diningtable #crystalware #lounge #beachhouse #interiors #coastalliving
The verandah was enclosed by the heritage facade during renovation.  Its length was broken by a hallway table with a collection of local materials. #verandah #sidetable #coastaldecor #ecowood #coastalvibes
Photoshoot for a getaway.  Use of tone and texture to convey the beach feel. #couplesgetaway #masterbedroom #beachhouse #coastalliving #homedecor

Interior view

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Having a fire pit in the backyard adds character and also serves well as a social focal point.  Contact us if you would like to find out how to create this fire pit in your backyard. #backyard #firepit #brazier #outdoorsocialise #riverrocks #pavers
Seashells and external lantern on a garden table makes it more interesting than a single shade of brown. We kept simple accessories so that they can be easily removed for cleaning and replaced if necessary. #details #outdoorlantern #outdoorfurniture #seashelldecor #backyard #deck
As part of our beach house theme, we surrounded the Cottage with rock beds, stones and pebbles.  These large mussel and whelk shells decorating the rocks constantly remind us of the sea.  #rockbeds #garden  #landscapedesign #shells

Outdoor

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Adding fruit to complement home decor is interesting especially as there's plenty to choose from in our topical climate.  Don't forget to visit Mossman Markets for exotic fruits.  #tropicalfruits #homedecor #detoxdiet
Using local gourmet foods with home decorating.  The food tasting trail is long - from Cape Tribulation to Atherton Tablelands. #wineandcheeseplate #kitchenbench #gourmetfoods #foodcharm #homedecor

Kitchen and food

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Shell-filled glass jars are simple yet effective for conveying the beachy look.  Placing glass near natural light enhances its beauty. #seasidethemes #seashells  #jars #shelfdecor #coastalthemes #homedecor
The Cottage's seaside theme is aided by display shells of all shapes and sizes.  Using a tropical coloured scarf as a base offsets the neutral tones that shells come in. #seashells #coastalthemes #coastalvibes #homeaccessories

Shells

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We wanted an original design for our cottage.  The front of the house is based on the traditional Queenslander.  We enclosed the verandah and used casement windows for the heritage look. #Australianheritage #beachhouse #renovation #cottage #coastalliving #coastaldesign
These casement windows are architectural salvage and no longer produced.  Contact us if you need to find out where to find such materials.  The turquoise glass is thicker than normal.  The view towards the beach front became quite serene after adding these windows.  #casementwindows #queenslander #beach #renovation #heritage #architecturalsalvage

Exterior View

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Our boat builder friend Grainger custom built this piece for us using leftover VJ wood for the sail and a piece of Papuan Red Cedar which he cut to traditional shape for the keel.  The two parts were glued to a backing piece of plywood.  Placing the key holding hooks is great as it means that the artwork is also functional! Hooks, Wood, Plywood, Boat, Us Boat, Builder, Cedar, Two By Two, Parts
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Our boat builder friend Grainger custom built this piece for us using leftover VJ wood for the sail and a piece of Papuan Red Cedar which he cut to traditional shape for the keel. The two parts were glued to a backing piece of plywood. Placing the key holding hooks is great as it means that the artwork is also functional!
Adding luxury touches to promote fine dining in the little cottage. #wineanddine #diningtable #crystalware #lounge #beachhouse #interiors #coastalliving Interior, Décor, Home Décor, Home, Two Bedroom, Luxury, House Styles, Decor, Fine Dining
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Adding luxury touches to promote fine dining in the little cottage. #wineanddine #diningtable #crystalware #lounge #beachhouse #interiors #coastalliving
We wanted an original design for our cottage.  The front of the house is based on the traditional Queenslander.  We enclosed the verandah and used casement windows for the heritage look. #Australianheritage #beachhouse #renovation #cottage #coastalliving #coastaldesign Queenslander, Beach Cottages, Windows, Design, Coastal Homes, Coastal Living, Coastal Design
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
We wanted an original design for our cottage. The front of the house is based on the traditional Queenslander. We enclosed the verandah and used casement windows for the heritage look. #Australianheritage #beachhouse #renovation #cottage #coastalliving #coastaldesign
The verandah was enclosed by the heritage facade during renovation.  Its length was broken by a hallway table with a collection of local materials. #verandah #sidetable #coastaldecor #ecowood #coastalvibes Bedroom, Facade, Verandas, Veranda
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
The verandah was enclosed by the heritage facade during renovation. Its length was broken by a hallway table with a collection of local materials. #verandah #sidetable #coastaldecor #ecowood #coastalvibes
Photoshoot for a getaway.  Use of tone and texture to convey the beach feel. #couplesgetaway #masterbedroom #beachhouse #coastalliving #homedecor Texture, Beach House, Beach, Bed, Photoshoot
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Photoshoot for a getaway. Use of tone and texture to convey the beach feel. #couplesgetaway #masterbedroom #beachhouse #coastalliving #homedecor
Neutral colours in the second bedroom to reflect the islander theme. #islander #beachhouse #bedroom #coastaldecor Coastal Decor, Neutral Colors
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Neutral colours in the second bedroom to reflect the islander theme. #islander #beachhouse #bedroom #coastaldecor
These casement windows are architectural salvage and no longer produced.  Contact us if you need to find out where to find such materials.  The turquoise glass is thicker than normal.  The view towards the beach front became quite serene after adding these windows.  #casementwindows #queenslander #beach #renovation #heritage #architecturalsalvage Turquoise, Architecture, Casement Windows, Architectural Salvage, Salvage
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
These casement windows are architectural salvage and no longer produced. Contact us if you need to find out where to find such materials. The turquoise glass is thicker than normal. The view towards the beach front became quite serene after adding these windows. #casementwindows #queenslander #beach #renovation #heritage #architecturalsalvage
Having a fire pit in the backyard adds character and also serves well as a social focal point.  Contact us if you would like to find out how to create this fire pit in your backyard. #backyard #firepit #brazier #outdoorsocialise #riverrocks #pavers Outdoor, Fire Pit, Backyard, Outdoor Decor, River Rock, Pavers, Pit
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Having a fire pit in the backyard adds character and also serves well as a social focal point. Contact us if you would like to find out how to create this fire pit in your backyard. #backyard #firepit #brazier #outdoorsocialise #riverrocks #pavers
This wall hanging was compiled by an artist for us by attaching some driftwood together.  Driftwood for craft work is widely sold however, you need to ensure that solid pieces are used for your project as this material is notorious for crumbling when pressure is applied.  Once it's complete, you be amazed at the beauty of weathered wood, such a beach signature.  #driftwood #wallhanging #craftwood #coastalvibes  #recycledwood Driftwood Projects, Diy, Wood Crafts, Driftwood Sculpture, Driftwood Diy, Driftwood Seahorse, Driftwood, Weathered Wood
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
This wall hanging was compiled by an artist for us by attaching some driftwood together. Driftwood for craft work is widely sold however, you need to ensure that solid pieces are used for your project as this material is notorious for crumbling when pressure is applied. Once it's complete, you be amazed at the beauty of weathered wood, such a beach signature. #driftwood #wallhanging #craftwood #coastalvibes #recycledwood
Break up the monotony of a book shelf by sharing space with collected items.  Having a see-through shelf can be a feature in a room as it means that items can be viewed from both sides of the shelf.      This was an addition from our renovation.  #bookshelf #artobjects #seethroughshelf #beachhouse Bookshelves, Entryway, Bookcase, Shelf, Room, Home Decor, New Room
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Break up the monotony of a book shelf by sharing space with collected items. Having a see-through shelf can be a feature in a room as it means that items can be viewed from both sides of the shelf. This was an addition from our renovation. #bookshelf #artobjects #seethroughshelf #beachhouse
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Shell-filled glass jars are simple yet effective for conveying the beachy look.  Placing glass near natural light enhances its beauty. #seasidethemes #seashells  #jars #shelfdecor #coastalthemes #homedecor Seashells, Jars, Glass Jars, Decorative Jars, Jar
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Shell-filled glass jars are simple yet effective for conveying the beachy look. Placing glass near natural light enhances its beauty. #seasidethemes #seashells #jars #shelfdecor #coastalthemes #homedecor
The glass top for this coffee table depicts streaky sand at the water margin - meant to reflect our seaside theme.  You'll need to work with an artist and an industrial glass factory if you want to make this.   Contact us if you would like to know more.  #coffeetable #glasstop #coastalstyle #formedglass Industrial, Flora, Seaside, Sea Inspired, Seaside Theme, Table
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
The glass top for this coffee table depicts streaky sand at the water margin - meant to reflect our seaside theme. You'll need to work with an artist and an industrial glass factory if you want to make this. Contact us if you would like to know more. #coffeetable #glasstop #coastalstyle #formedglass
Renovating the Cottage brought us a bathroom with a rainforest view, so we placed emerald green glass bottles on the shelf at the bottom of the window.  When the afternoon sunlight filters through, the whole bathroom fills with a lovely light green hue.  The lime green floor tiles look super with that combination.  #green #greenglass #rainforestview #recycledbottles #homeaccessories Bathroom, Hue, Green Glass Bottles, Glass Bottles, Green Flooring, Tile Floor
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Renovating the Cottage brought us a bathroom with a rainforest view, so we placed emerald green glass bottles on the shelf at the bottom of the window. When the afternoon sunlight filters through, the whole bathroom fills with a lovely light green hue. The lime green floor tiles look super with that combination. #green #greenglass #rainforestview #recycledbottles #homeaccessories
A mosaic glass hanging that depicts the Daintree landscape with Daintree River flowing out to the sea, made by a local artist.  Matches our rainforest to reef theme. You may attend a stained glass art workshop and learn to glue pieces of coloured glass onto clear glass to make your own mosaic art piece.  #mosaicglass #mosaicart #stainedglass #glassart #freeform Mosaic Art, Stained Glass, Art, Workshop, Mosaic Glass, Stained Glass Art, Coloured Glass, Colored Glass, Reef
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
A mosaic glass hanging that depicts the Daintree landscape with Daintree River flowing out to the sea, made by a local artist. Matches our rainforest to reef theme. You may attend a stained glass art workshop and learn to glue pieces of coloured glass onto clear glass to make your own mosaic art piece. #mosaicglass #mosaicart #stainedglass #glassart #freeform
Our friend Ellen Terrell made this ceramic incense holder for us.  It is beautifully painted in blue with gold leaf trimming to match our interrior design features of reef and rainforest.  #blue #incenseholder #ceramic #lustreart #goldtrimming  #leafpainting #homeaccessories Ceramics, Color, Terrell, Interrior Design, Home Accessories, Painted Leaves, Boutique Homes
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Our friend Ellen Terrell made this ceramic incense holder for us. It is beautifully painted in blue with gold leaf trimming to match our interrior design features of reef and rainforest. #blue #incenseholder #ceramic #lustreart #goldtrimming #leafpainting #homeaccessories
The Cottage's seaside theme is aided by display shells of all shapes and sizes.  Using a tropical coloured scarf as a base offsets the neutral tones that shells come in. #seashells #coastalthemes #coastalvibes #homeaccessories Coastal, Tropical
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
The Cottage's seaside theme is aided by display shells of all shapes and sizes. Using a tropical coloured scarf as a base offsets the neutral tones that shells come in. #seashells #coastalthemes #coastalvibes #homeaccessories
We love mixing modern and old and the combination of this modern crystal candelabra with an old pewter tray just speaks tales.  #oldworld #moderncandelabra #oldtray #ambience #moodlighting Crystals, D Lighting, Ambience, Candelabra, Old World, Crystal Candelabra, Cottage
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
We love mixing modern and old and the combination of this modern crystal candelabra with an old pewter tray just speaks tales. #oldworld #moderncandelabra #oldtray #ambience #moodlighting
A little outdoor lantern that we converted for indoor use because it has a lovely intricate cut-out pattern with a romantic effect when lit up.  Tip for applying outdoor metallic lanterns indoor - ensure you line the bottom of the lantern with material that stops heat transfer onto an internal surface. #tabledecoration #moodlights #lasercutlantern #exoticlantern #homeaccessories Lanterns, Exotic, Indoor, Intricate, Light
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
A little outdoor lantern that we converted for indoor use because it has a lovely intricate cut-out pattern with a romantic effect when lit up. Tip for applying outdoor metallic lanterns indoor - ensure you line the bottom of the lantern with material that stops heat transfer onto an internal surface. #tabledecoration #moodlights #lasercutlantern #exoticlantern #homeaccessories
Adding fruit to complement home decor is interesting especially as there's plenty to choose from in our topical climate.  Don't forget to visit Mossman Markets for exotic fruits.  #tropicalfruits #homedecor #detoxdiet Fruit, Tropical Fruits, Exotic Fruit, Peach Fruit, Pineapple
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Adding fruit to complement home decor is interesting especially as there's plenty to choose from in our topical climate. Don't forget to visit Mossman Markets for exotic fruits. #tropicalfruits #homedecor #detoxdiet
Using local gourmet foods with home decorating.  The food tasting trail is long - from Cape Tribulation to Atherton Tablelands. #wineandcheeseplate #kitchenbench #gourmetfoods #foodcharm #homedecor Kitchen Benches, Atherton Tablelands, Gourmet Foods, Gourmet Recipes, Gourmet, Food Tasting
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Using local gourmet foods with home decorating. The food tasting trail is long - from Cape Tribulation to Atherton Tablelands. #wineandcheeseplate #kitchenbench #gourmetfoods #foodcharm #homedecor
Seashells and external lantern on a garden table makes it more interesting than a single shade of brown. We kept simple accessories so that they can be easily removed for cleaning and replaced if necessary. #details #outdoorlantern #outdoorfurniture #seashelldecor #backyard #deck Outdoor Lanterns, Outdoor Table, Garden Table, Sea Shell Decor
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Seashells and external lantern on a garden table makes it more interesting than a single shade of brown. We kept simple accessories so that they can be easily removed for cleaning and replaced if necessary. #details #outdoorlantern #outdoorfurniture #seashelldecor #backyard #deck
As part of our beach house theme, we surrounded the Cottage with rock beds, stones and pebbles.  These large mussel and whelk shells decorating the rocks constantly remind us of the sea.  #rockbeds #garden  #landscapedesign #shells Bedding, Rock Bed, Rocks, Garden, Sea
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
As part of our beach house theme, we surrounded the Cottage with rock beds, stones and pebbles. These large mussel and whelk shells decorating the rocks constantly remind us of the sea. #rockbeds #garden #landscapedesign #shells
Glam up those deluxe canopy chairs!  They are handy for use around the garden, the beach, anywhere you want shade over half your body.  Sunglasses are de rigueur in the tropics.  #sunglasses  #relax #chair #beach #garden #outdoors #shade Chairs, Outdoors, Relax Chair, Chair, Relax
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Glam up those deluxe canopy chairs! They are handy for use around the garden, the beach, anywhere you want shade over half your body. Sunglasses are de rigueur in the tropics. #sunglasses #relax #chair #beach #garden #outdoors #shade
This was a ceramic fish plate that we had great fun converting into a piece of art.  Just add shells and craft glue.  #seashells #fishplate #shellart #seashellcrafts #craftprojects Crafts, Seashell Crafts, Ceramic Fish, Fish Plate, Shell Art, Plate
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
This was a ceramic fish plate that we had great fun converting into a piece of art. Just add shells and craft glue. #seashells #fishplate #shellart #seashellcrafts #craftprojects
Our coral table lamp on the kitchen bench top is full of beach vibe and gives a romantic glow if you don't want the ceiling lights on. You can make your own coral lamp by gluing aquarium coral to the bottom of a lamp stand.  Be careful with the heat from your lamp on those acrylic forms.  #tablelamp  #funkylamp #artlamp #corallamp Coral, Glow, Island Pendant Lights, Coral Lamp, Island Light Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures Kitchen Island, Kitchen Island Lighting Pendant, Funky Lamps, Led Outdoor Lighting
Boutique Beach Cottage in Tropical North Queensland, Reef Cottage Wonga Beach
Our coral table lamp on the kitchen bench top is full of beach vibe and gives a romantic glow if you don't want the ceiling lights on. You can make your own coral lamp by gluing aquarium coral to the bottom of a lamp stand. Be careful with the heat from your lamp on those acrylic forms. #tablelamp #funkylamp #artlamp #corallamp