03 August 2016, By Mater Lotteries
Why you need a nautical style palette
3 min read
Imagine a house by the sea, and you’re instantly transported to a more joyful place, with a more relaxed pace. Our new Bribie Island, Mater Prize Home lottery No. 266, embodies breezy, nautical style and you can too.
So much more than a beach shack: you’ll be living in resort-style luxury all year round if you win our new Bribie Island prize home. You can enter the draw for as little as $2.
Featuring four beautifully-appointed bedrooms, the double-storey home is designed to overlook the pool, spa and alfresco area (with outdoor dining and lounging spaces) from all sides—giving the whole house a light-filled, spacious feel.
But it’s in the detail and decor that the house truly shines: with a classic and bright nautical style that still manages to create a cosy mood.
Sea-faring is sophisticated
Having a beach house is a dream for many people, because it symbolises a lifestyle of both comfort and elegance. That’s why so many people choose a coastal theme when they’re decorating.
Tips for bringing a beach feeling inside include using white as a colour base with blue accents, wooden furniture as a contrast and adding a few naval elements.
Our Bribie Island prize home offers luxury and island style in the perfect combination.
Because white never gets dull
As Australian designer Melissah Weigall says on her Coastal Style blog, “white catches the light, maximises space and feels crisp, clean and contemporary compared to other busy colour palettes.” She says even small touches of white can “…add calmness to everyday life.”
All the elements of a space work together to allow us to unwind and express our identity: often it starts with white walls, just as in our fabulous Bribie Island prize home.
Refined style and relaxed mood
Stylists understand the way colour affects mood. While white provides a pure canvas to work on, the addition of other colours makes rooms feel more expressive. Touches of blue, green and grey create a fresh atmosphere.
Colour, texture and pattern is used cleverly: the bedrooms include beautiful blue hues in the bedding, matched with stylish, neutral lamps as well as wooden and wicker furniture.
The ensuite includes frosted, aquamarine glass and a louvered wall, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors and adding a tropical vibe. Soothing pale, grey tiles in the main bathroom work with the white fixtures, mirrors and glass to turn the room into a tranquil setting.
On-trend and chic
What’s something that never goes out of style? Stripes are timeless when it comes to fashion, and that extends to interior design. Just as the classic striped tee is a staple of your wardrobe: stripes are an essential element to the decor of any beach house.
Our Bribie Island prize home uses stripes in a variety of elegant ways to convey beachside chic: from the wide strips of navy and cream on the rug in the study, to the grey and white striped sofa in the main living area. Prints, furniture and artwork are seamlessly blended to create symmetry with refined touches of flair.
Win your stylish seaside home
Interior style and decor are some of the most popular searches on Pinterest for a reason: our homes are our sanctuaries and we want them to look and feel amazing.
In an ideal world, the location, architecture and interiors of your home combine to create a haven from the pressures of life. The winner of our Bribie Island prize home will walk into just such a home: situated in a fantastic spot, well-crafted and carefully styled to achieve beachy perfection.