“We love our lifestyle here. There’s a beautiful beach just eight hundred metres down the road. Also local is our favourite coffee shop that we visit daily and the farmers market.”
What advice can you give to people decorating their homes?
“Find a style and colour palette that you are loving and follow that. Some wood and white tones also help keep a space fresh and clean.”
What are your favourite pieces in your home?
“Since I am a foodie, all are related to food of course. I love our dining table and chairs as they are beautiful and minimalist. I adore our smeg fridge as it adds a retro and scandi vibe to our home. I find the olive tree in our living room to be just divine.”
The couple’s bedroom has the added convenience of a walk in robe and ensuite. Ellie’s favourite feature in the room itself itself? “The statement rainbow print by Tess Guinery above our bed makes me feel so happy every time I enter.” Their Koala bed is made with sheets from I Love Linen, the side table is by Trader Trove and the vessel holding pampas grass is by The Clay Date. “All the pieces in our bedroom are designed to make you feel happy and relaxed. This is where you come at the end of the day and you want to wake feeling refreshed.”
With only a few small tweaks needed- adding concrete sinks in the bathroom and modifying the kitchen cavity to fit their Smeg fridge- the couple moved straight to filling their new space. “I like to source most of my furniture and homewares online,” Ellie says. “Instagram is one of my favourite places to find great Aussie brands.” Timber and rattan furniture ties in with the home’s wooden features while a warm palette of mustards, pinks and creams reflects her modern boho style perfectly. At least once a week, Ellie can be found in the guest bathroom taking a bath in the Caroma Aura bathtub. She likes to do a body scrub while catching up on her latest netflix obsessions. The couple added a concrete basin from Nood Co to the Tasmanian oak topped vanity.
And while this is the couple’s place of work where Ellie spends her days writing and editing and Alex deals with customers from their online shop + photo shoots, they’re careful not to overdo it. “We end each day sitting by the pool or with a walk down to the beach and we have a strict no work in the bedroom rule,” Ellie says. “It really is the perfect house for us.” The precast pool with semi frameless glass fence gets year round use. “It’s the perfect low maintenance size and doubles as a cold plunge pool in winter to restore our muscles after workouts,” Ellie says.