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BB Aloha Atlantic

Byron Bay is a beach side town located on the east coast of Australia just south of Brisbane and well north of Sydney.  With an eclectic mix of surfing, sophistication, and a big dose of bohemian culture, a thriving design scene has recently emerged.  One of the most notable additions is the hip but laid back Byron Bay Atlantic,  “a unique coastal estate of three original beach cottages that have been transformed into Caribbean styled plantation houses and joined by meandering sun bleached paths.”

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With only a few days left to fulfill your friends and families’ wish lists, check out these original beach-inspired gift ideas.  If you’re done with all your holiday shopping and you’ve been nice (and not naughty), go on and get a little something for yourself.  You deserve it.

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Malibu shot glass

For the stylish party animal, the Beach Set glasses courtesy of Sisters of LA and available from Kitson.

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The calendar may say October but don’t let that force you into a color scheme of brown and orange.  Equally rich but not nearly as expected is the pairing of pink and wine.  Like a great cab served with a perfectly seasoned filet, spice up your fall with this interesting and autumnal candy-colored combo.

David Hicks for Lee Jofa’s La Fiorentina fabric is a great geometric pattern for pillows like this one from Arianna Belle on Etsy.

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Just because boys love cars and trucks and girls gravitate towards princesses and pink doesn’t mean their bedrooms have to reflect that. Designing a child’s bedroom in good taste from the get-go will allow them to make the transition from terrible twos to tweens and even teens without spending a fortune along the way.  And better yet, their rooms will flow more naturally with the rest of the house instead of looking like something out of Romper Room.  Have some fun creating a haven for the little ones with all the amazing choices out there.

There’s nothing wrong with pink as long as it’s done sparingly like this aesthetically pleasing girls bunk room courtesy of Coastal Living.  Curtains in Raoul Textiles‘ Amijao in sea.

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Shabby chic may be a term of the past but elements of its style are not forgotten.  Keep the elegance of the french caned furniture and simple, white, slip covered furniture and painted floors but switch it up by substituting the floral, frilly and sometimes frou frou look with warm rustic wood, classic striped fabrics and industrial vintage finds to define a new style affectionately called Beach Country.

This North Carolina lake house was renovated by its owners with lots of flea market purchases and their own elbow grease.  The Craigslist caned sofa and Goodwill wing back chair were both reupholstered in thrifty drop cloth which looks a lot like linen at a fraction of the cost.

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