An Un-Beachy Beach House On The NSW Central Coast

How to do justice to an incredible site overlooking Killcare Beach and Bouddi National Park? Design an equally spectacular home. 

Drawing on the location and design of the new house by Square Design, Decus Interiors have created a special interior scheme more than worthy of the home’s prized position. 

The brief was for a home suitable for regular entertaining, adopting a textured yet practical style referencing the clients’ love of travel.

Initially brought in to curate the decoration only, Decus were eventually engaged to imagine the entire interior fit out, including floor and wall finishes, hardware, and window treatments. 

The resulting home contains free-flowing spaces, each with their own distinct aesthetic facilitated by textured materials and vibrant art. 

‘We took references directly from our clients’ love for travel – each year venturing to the Italian Alps – as well as their love for France,’ says Alexandra Donohoe Church, founder

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A Natural, Textural and Sustainable Living Room Makeover


Lighting is so important in any space – it really can make or break the ambience of a room. If you’ve created a soft, cosy, textural space like this one – you really don’t want light fittings with hard, shiny surfaces like glass and metal. Instead, look for lamps and overhead pendant lighting with paper shades, for a delicate, perfectly translucent glow.

Koala’s new Cork sofa (an Australia first!) is a contemporary, versatile sofa designed to complement a variety of spaces. It comes in Yarra Cork and Jenolan Black, view the complete range here.

Koala’s Cork Sofa is animal-free and uses only natural and sustainable cork, designed to keep both you and the planet comfy.

Like all Koala products, the Cork Sofa comes with their famous, fast and free delivery and risk-free 120-night trial! With every Koala lounging sofa sold, Koala Furniture adopts a turtle, through their ongoing

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