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Welcome to Oceania Island Living. We absolutely adore coastal island lifestyle, forever stylish and serene, fresh and authentic and always creative and inspiring. So pull up your sun lounger and experience coastal island style by our shores, we guarantee you'll not want to leave...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Coastal Christmas

To all my wonderful new readers, followers, supporters, friends and family a big thank you for making Oceania Island Living a huge success during its recent online launch. Much more good stuff to follow in the new year and I just can't wait!

image pacific weddings magazine

I wish you all and your family a safe and Merry Coastal Christmas and absolute best of wishes for the New Year ahead.

Happy Island Styling!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Think Pink

Pantone has recently announced its predicted colour for 2011.

Pink is the feel good colour of the spectrum, it relaxes and cheers people up. What a nice way to enter 2011. This particular tinted pink is mid-tone due to the amount of white in it. Its soft and rounded yet still grabs your attention.

My ode to this colour is the spectacular frangipani flower, whose varieties sing out with all the honeysuckle pink you could wish for.

Happy island styling!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jamaican Gem

I just love the crisp freshness of the decor at Round Hill hotel, Jamaica.

The bright cobalt blue and hot pink are sensational together, set against dazzling white and beautiful deep dark timbers. The mix of traditional with contemporary really works here and the overall look is simple but very striking.

The perfect bedroom

Simple, but stunning

Cobalt blue punctuates the blue sky & pool

A subtle retro nod to regency

Stunning bedroom

This reminds me of Greece, with its cobalt blue and
crisp white colour combination

This is my favourite. Simple, striking, stunning

Colonial accents like these gorgeous chairs add 
romance to the bedroom

Relaxed verandah

Striking use of blue and white striped fabric

Dinner under the island stars

Happy island styling!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pacific Pearls

Today, I'm sharing some beautiful discoveries fit for any island paradise abode. No matter what your decorating allowance is, you can create beautiful island decor with the right list of ingredients, so sit back and enjoy.

Image from alfrescoemporium.com.au

Simple wicker chest for chic storage
Image from ikea.com.au

Classic colonial style piece, white washed and perfect for a beach cottage look
Image from myislandhome.com.au

Traditional Colonial piece
Image from sentosadesigns.com

Modern Tropical - I just love this chair
Image from sentosadesigns.com

This stool gives a modern tropical relaxed feel to any home
Image from ikea.com.au

My all time favourite colour - a beautiful collection of aqua glass bottles
Image from alfrescoemporium.com.au

You can never have too many directors chairs.
They give an instant island feel to any home
Image from myislandhome.com.au

Happy Island Styling!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Island Styling

A few of my island styling endeavours to inspire you this weekend, enjoy!

 Glamorous neutrals

 Tropical shells in large glossy black bowl makes a
beautiful centre piece

 Natural Materials

Watercolour by Zoe Milburn

A burst of tropical island colour.
Cushion from escapetoparadise.com.au

 Last summers sun hats make a carefree display

Natural heart shaped pebble treasure from a
small beach on the South Coast of NSW - too cute.
Makes a great paperweight.

Happy Island Styling!

All images by Zoe Milburn

Monday, November 22, 2010

Island Style Treasure Boxes

Not only do shells make beautiful displays, they also make beautifiul vessels to display your trinklets and prescious items in. Team these items with a touch of vintage and voila gorgeous displays in seconds.

Giant clam shells and abalone shells make fantastic display bowls, and starfish, pointed shells and even driftwood make beautiful ring holders. All you need is a little inspiration (see below) a little imagination (see what you have to hand) and mix together to create a beautiful display.

image from paleandinteresting.com

image from paleandinteresting.com

image from marthastewart.com

image from marthastewart.com

Happy Island Styling!