Coastal Luxe Style Guide

The Basics

Elegant, inviting and relaxing, coastal interiors on the Sunshine Coast are timeless, but now, Australian homes are evolving to a modern style of coastal luxe. Traditionally, coastal style homes feature a range of iconic design elements such as white timber panelling, polished hardwood floors, high coffered ceilings and soft, neutral colour palettes in shades of soft whites, muted greys and inky blues.

Coastal luxe styled homes cleverly blend a mix of coastal, tropical, white, timber and patterned elements with modern materials to give our homes a relaxed yet luxurious look and feel whilst maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.

Together, these contrasting materials strike the perfect balance between sophisticated elegance and coastal luxe to achieve the timeless look that coastal style homes have become known for in Australia. Synonymous with relaxed living and beach culture, coastal homes tie in exceedingly well with the Australian way of life and are generally quite accommodating of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Coastal style properties continue to be in high demand across the country.

Coastal luxe is the perfect balance of white, timber and modern finishes.


The home decorating style that is coastal luxe has become increasingly favoured on the Sunshine Coast, and the trend doesn’t appear to be fading in popularity any time soon.

Creating a coastal inspired home doesn’t have to be complicated.  In fact, with some simple styling tips & tricks and some easy and affordable upgrades, you too could transform your home into an idyllic escape — reminiscent of a luxury seaside home.

Here in Noosa, the coastal luxe look has become a mainstay of interior design and property styling, with many properties undertaking head-to-toe refurbishments in favour of achieving the look. As one of the most desirable seaside locations in the world and a suburb made famous for being one of Australia’s most picturesque holiday destinations, it’s little wonder that Noosa residents are so taken with the trend or why homeowners are so intent on creating a coastal luxe retreat of their own.

Designed & styled by Simone Barter Design Studio

Photographed by Rikki Lancaster