Welcome to Oceania Island Living

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...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oceania Newsflash - We Are Moving...

It's time island lovelies for Oceania to really start blossoming.

So we are moving to a brand new and exciting site very soon.
We'll keep you posted this week as developments take shape, but meantime you can still indulge your Oceania passion at my Pinterest site - just hit the link button on the right.

We've added gorgeous new images for you to pin and will be uploading some beautiful new images very soon to share around.

So relax, enjoy the sunshine here on Oceania whilst our team gets super busy setting up a gorgeous new resort for us all to enjoy.

Happy Island Styling.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Exciting News - Plumeria Coastal Home Giveaway

Hello island lovelies,

Plumeria Coastal Home are giving away a cool coastal retro Hawaiian inspired triptec print set. If you love vintage Hawaiian graphics you'll this set. The image of the hula girl is exotic and romantic and is synominous with the allure of the tropical Pacific. The stylised hula girl is one of the most iconic images in popular culture that's still going strong today!

This beautiful artwork is all gorgeously framed and ready to hang. For an amazing chance to win this item simply go to Plumeria Coastal Home's facebook page (link below), click the like button on the article and I'll keep everything crossed for you to win it.

Good Luck!

Happy Island Styling.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flip Flop Friday - Take Me There

All aboard...

...to beach heaven!

Have a super splendid weekend.

Happy Island Styling.

(images Pinterest)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beautiful Coastal Wedding Inspiration - Joy & Me

I just have to introduce you all to the gorgeous and inspiring Lisa from Joy & Me. Lisa is an event stylist and a very clever and talented girl at that.

Here are just some of her gorgeous creations to enjoy, have a thoroughly beautiful Thursday.

Details from a Hampton's style wedding.

Beautiful boutonniere.

What a gorgeous idea, sea glass in small bottles as favors.

The detail that went into this children's party is amazing.

These look so delicious, sea urchin inspired cupcakes.

 I just love these Coconut cups, perfect for any cocktail!

To see more of Lisa's gorgeous work head over to

Happy Island Styling

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sea Of Love - Happy Valentines Day Island Lovelies

I'm sending you all big, big coastal island love today wherever you may be in the world.

Have a gorgeous day.

Happy Valentines Island Styling.


(images Pinterest)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Island Queen Of Interiors - Welcome Amanda Lindroth

I just have to introduce you to Amanda Lindroth. You may have seen her work in Coastal Living magazine recently where she decorated Dunmore Beach Hotel in the Bahamas.

Amanda looking very relaxed and beachy.
Amanda is a Bahamas based interior designer and a master of the Island Style, her interiors speak volumes for themselves. They are absolutely gorgeous in every way. If you love the look of India Hicks style you really most see Amanda's work because it takes it to the very next level.

Today I'm showcasing the Club Villa that Amanda has worked her style charm on. Her interior style effortlessly crosses the bridge of past, present and future. You can see her love of the past and how respectfully she intertwines it with modern living.

This is true classic design. Design that stands the test of time because Amanda is a big believer in making things so beautiful that they will last for generations.

Mixing old world Caribbean colonial charm with a minimal modern aesthetic creates such calm and peaceful interiors.

I love the easy breezy style of the kitchen, it feels so comfortable and laid back. The directors chairs are stunning brought indoors around a simple kitchen table.

More directors chairs, this time around a larger casual dining table. Note that Amanda uses a lot of natural materials, wood, bamboo, wicker, rattan, shells etc.

Sheer elegant simplicity creates a serene bathroom space, with just a small pop of colour in the tangerine coral - simply beautiful.

Amanda likes to decorate with shells and introduces many into tablescapes.

A stunning bedroom with the quintessential four poster, again accented with tangerine to add warmth and intimacy into the space.

More bathroom details.

And finally I just wanted to show you a picture of the Old Fort Bay Amanda has completed, isn't it stunning? What a location, what a fantastic old building.

To see much, much more please visit her site and check out her stunning portfolio, I promise you'll love every single thing!

Have a gorgeous Saturday.

Happy Island Styling.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Flip Flop Friday - Relax, It's The Weekend

What a busy and fruitful week I've had.

I've learnt lots of new and interesting things, spent lovely time with my daughter as she became a Joey (young scouts) and a Phoenix netball player and put plans in motion for a very exciting new chapter.

I think it's now time to relax and have a cool summer beer.

Cheers everyone.
Have a beautiful and relaxing weekend.

Happy Island Styling.

(image Donna Hay)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jet Set in an Island Bottle - The Ultimate Destination Fragrance Collection

Michael Kors Island fragrance collection keeps on expanding as he travels to more exotic islands in search to redefine and create wonderful fragrances evocative of tropical island living. This kind of island hopping never smelt so good!

I love the strikingly simple chunky chic square glass bottles and the wash of tropical colours within each edition is so unbelievably gorgeous.

This is modern island style, like Kelly Wearstler's rendition of the luxury resort in Anguilla, West Indies these fragrances capture the new coastal traveller who wants it stylish, evocative and luxe.

Michael Kors Island collection is jet-set style in a bottle with a real fragrance destination.

The turquoise glass bottle was inspired by the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Michael has brought the island spirit to life in this amazing hued bottled and fragrance.
The fragrance is fresh and voluptuous, a succulent scent that combines lush florals with subtle fruit and woodsy accords. It contains dewy, sparkling top notes of Chinese kiwi, honeysuckle, and parrot tulip. Lush, vibrant heart notes of champaca flowers, ginger lilies, Bulgarian rose, and stephanotis. Woody, smooth base notes of white bark accord, driftwood, and rice fields accord.
This is the most beautiful shade of coral pink glass. Island Bermuda by Michael Kors was presented in 2008 and was created by two perfumers, Loc Dong and Jean-Marc Chaillan, who enriched it with floral waves of freesia, hibiscus, black currant buds and leaves, tiare, peony,orange blossom, peony, passionflower, woody accords of cedar and leather.         

 Amber colours evoke a Hawaiian sunset in this bottle. A luminous scent bursts open with a kaleidoscope of citrus sensations; exhilarating clementine and juicy orange fuse with luscious neroli. Accents of hydroponic pineapple add to the tropical bliss. Exquisite orange flower accentuated with luxurious jasmine sambac and exotic Hawaiian ginger lilies transport the soul to the island destination and is amplified by sexy white amber, creamy sandalwood and rich, flowing balsamic notes reminiscent of warm tanned skin.

Exhilarating. Luminous. Exquisite.

Island Fiji is a full floral fragrance drawing inspiration from the Fijian tiare flower. The richness of tropical petals combines with the lushness of Polynesian waters. The striking fuchsia glass bottle is just gorgeous typifying tropical femininity.
The classic Mediterranean deep blue of the Aegean has been captured in this bottle of Island Capri.  Sparkling, colorful, carefree. You have arrived at the true beauty utopia, a vision of crystal waters, cascading rocks, and lush green expanse. A ray of sunlight, a sublime outdoor freshness, the intoxicating scent of succulent flowers-breathe in the true Mediterranean experience. Island Capri is a bright sparkling floral that is irresistibly elegant.          

Island Palm Beach, joins the Island collection as a fragrance that represents the retro glamour of the American destination.The fragrance is based on scents of pink grapefruit, sweet orange from Florida, jasmine, pink pepper, rum, black tea and vanilla.
The newest addition to the island collection Very Bali. Escape to Bali in a bottle, a getaway to the ultimate paradise filled with sexy sunsets that melt into ocean waves and lush green palms trees that sway in the cool breeze. Lose yourself in soft, sexy musk and a brilliant, textural fusion of earthy pamplewood and dry woods, inspired by the golden rays of the sun and the warm breeze off a sparkling ocean.

Michael has proved that fragrance really can transport you, so forget the travel agent this year and head to the perfume counter instead, were you can go island hopping in an instant courtesy of this gorgeous collection.

Wonder which island Michael's got in mind next?

Happy Island Styling.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blooming Marvellous Monday Inspiration

Good morning my coastal island lovelies, it's another gorgeous summers day here in Queensland, Australia.

Lets start the week off with some beautiful tropical floral inspiration to help clear away any (winter) blues and replace them with some sheer joy and happiness to uplift your spirits.

Absolutely stunning colour.

Graphic and sculptural tropical bloom.

Like pretty maids all in a row, frangipani (plumeria) an iconic symbol of tropical summer.

Luscious tropical pink Bougainvillea, its paper like petals gently cascade over summer walls -
 I just love it.

Hibiscus are the fancy dressers of any tropical bloom, some reach the size of dinner plates, they shout tropical coastal summer with a glorious riot of colour.

The unusual and yet fascinating Passion flower. This striking little bloom adorns the Passion Fruit vines across Australia.

To be greeted with one of these from a stranger in paradise is such an honour, and that's how it is in the South Pacific. Polynesian hospitality is so endearing it's infectious and these beautiful leis of frangipani are wondrous Aloha gifts.

Finally, my new Hibiscus - Tradewinds Reggae Breeze, am currently debating the perfect spot for this little beauty to flourish.

Having a blooming lovely Monday and a gorgeous new week.

Happy Island Styling.