Style Steal: Our Favourite Coastal-Style Homes (and How to Replicate Them)

Nailing the coveted coastal style in your home can be a tricky feat. There are so many ways to approach this aesthetic — chic and minimal, pops of colour, crisp and white or with a nautical nod. With so many options on the table, it can help to seek inspiration from folks who have been there, done that and totally crushed it in the process. To help you find your ideal coastal vibe, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite homemakers on Instagram who have curated their own dreamy oases in this style. That’s not all — we’ve also given you our hot tips on how to replicate some of these stunning spaces with TileCloud tiles!

Ready to ride a wave of inspiration? Hop on board. 

The list

Vanilla Palm Abode
Noa by the Beach
Dilly Shack
Our Coastal Hinterland Home
Sandy Pines House
My Burleigh Reno
O H I Beach House
Talm Beach House

Vanilla Palm Abode

We’re kicking things off with the jaw-dropping Vanilla Palm Abode, a haven of picture-perfect coastal style — and we mean that literally, as this spot was tailor-made for photoshoots. Vanilla Palm leans into the bright and breezy aspects of a beach-inspired locale — you’ll see a lot of white stone, concrete and timber broken up with pops of rattan and natural greenery. 

Steal their style

Keen to create your own show stopping outdoor space? We’ve got you covered. Contrast our Thirroul travertine matte subway tile with our Clovelly stone-look crazy paving tiles. These two styles have the same gorgeous natural earthy tones but offer completely different shapes and paving styles. Using them together is an easy way to differentiate between spaces or sections of an area while keeping the colour scheme unified. 

Noa by the Beach

Wouldn’t it be nice to take an extended holiday in a six-bedroom, fully decked-out beachside palace in Noosa? Despite its large size and fancy appearance, Noa by the Beach manages to retain the whimsy and carefree atmosphere of a classic seaside shack — and it’s all tied to the design and decor. Gleaming whites complemented by soft greys plus touches of wicker and wood all mingle harmoniously to create an effortless yet elevated seaside aesthetic.

Steal their style

Fallen in love with Noa’s knockout bathroom tile combo? Us too — so we figured out how to recreate it with our very own TileCloud goods. Use the Paddington terrazzo-look grey tile as a feature in the shower, surrounded by Newport matte white small square tiles on the remaining walls. The speckled texture of the terrazzo-look tiles creates a visual focal point, while the crisp white square tiles keep the space light and bright. 

Dilly Shack

The Dilly Shack is a spectacular, sprawling home that captures the true essence of Gold Coast living — sandy beaches, sunny days and blue skies all around. Making good use of the classic white and wooden colour palette, this spot sets itself apart with thoughtful details and pops of colour — can we talk about the blush-pink front door? All the tiled elements of the home stick to a neutral base, where creams, greys and sandy tones create the ideal calming atmosphere that coastal style calls for. 

Steal their style

The perfect powder room or bathroom is only made possible by the perfect tiles — and we’ve got just the thing to help you steal the Dilly Shack’s style. The Brunswick Kit Kat tile in matte white is the ideal companion to any bathroom backsplash. Pair it with matching Mapei silver grey grout to create a seamless and crispy-clean look that will work with your mirror to make the space feel open and airy. 

Our Coastal Hinterland Home

If you’re a sucker for modern coastal style, this house will get you feeling super inspired. As its name suggests, Our Coastal Hinterland Home is halfway between the bush and the beach — a homage to the lush lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. Sheer linen curtains, pale wooden floors and delicate, neutral accents create that serene, still atmosphere that coastal style is famous for. The breezeblocks by the pool also add a touch of retro beachside charm. 

Steal their style

Want to induce some major kitchen envy in your guests? You can get the Coastal Hinterland look with our Newport matte small subway tiles in white. Laid vertically and matched with a Mapei white grout, these tiles create a dazzling backsplash that adds an airy, open feel to the space. 

Sandy Pines House

Going for a coastal theme doesn’t necessarily mean you’re bound to the lighter end of the colour spectrum — and Shady Pines House is proof. This gorgeous home was created by influencer Courtney Adamo as an ode to serene seaside living. The house features deeper tones of greens, greys and browns throughout, complemented by natural wood panelling that keeps the whole atmosphere very earthy and natural. One major stand-out feature is the terrazzo floor tiles that make an appearance throughout the kitchen and living spaces — it’s a bold move that’s totally paid off. 

Steal their style

If you want a more offbeat and less bright-white version of the coastal look, terrazzo-look tiles are just the ticket. Our Paddington terracotta terrazzo-look tile offers a point of visual interest without being too over the top — perfect for that effortless coastal aesthetic.

My Burleigh Reno

When the house belongs to an interior and exterior stylist, you know it’s going to be picture-perfect. In the case of My Burleigh Reno, this is quite literal — the space is frequently used for photoshoots. This immaculate beachside home has a distinct thread of boho chic weaved in with its seaside aesthetic — among the whites, creams and other neutrals, you’ll find macrame curtains, lampshades woven from natural fibres and earthy clay vases. It’s coastal with a touch of hippie chic, and we love it!

Steal their style

My Burleigh Reno’s kitchen backsplash is a testament to subtlety and simplicity with just the right amount of visual interest — and we know how to replicate it. Use our Newport gloss subway tiles in white laid in a herringbone pattern to get the same stunning effect.

O H I Beach House

Looking for a less traditional and more playful take on the coastal trend? O H I Beach House is loaded with fun and modern inspiration. Owners Damian and Britt were inspired heavily by Britt’s California upbringing when it came to theming the house — tall palms, cacti and a wooden surfboard in the living room are all nods to her roots. Rich, wooden tones and crisp white walls are broken up with colourful wall art and joyful printed textiles. These touches give O H I a distinct family-friendly feel — the home looks loved and lived-in. 

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One of O H I’s highlights is the awesome open-plan kitchen featuring a chic tiled backsplash. If you want to get this look going for your own project, all you need is our Riverton matte white subway tiles and a darker-coloured grout — the contrast combined with the horizontal-stacked pattern is what makes this look so powerful. 

Talm Beach House

Talk about bucket-list vacay homes! Talm Beach House is a coveted holiday destination in Port Stephens that will take your breath away at every turn. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the spacious house with natural light filtered through dreamy sheer curtains — the massive, open ocean-facing facade has to be seen to be believed. Every decor and design detail has been thoughtfully curated to enhance the natural beauty of the space — creamy linens, natural fibres and wooden furniture and accents feature heavily throughout. 

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While we can’t promise panoramic ocean views, we can promise tiles that will make you feel like you’ve just stepped off the beach into your own private oasis. You can replicate the look of Talm’s gorgeous outdoor entrance area by using our Paddington terrazzo-look tiles in grey as a base, then finish off with the Annangrove French-pattern ivory external travertine-look tile for the entryway. This combo creates a solid definition from the courtyard to the front door, making for a very grand entrance. 

Your home of coastal-style tiles

If this list has got you itching to get started on your next beach-inspired project, we’ve got your back. In fact, we’ve got a whole category on our site dedicated to coastal-style tiles that have been handpicked and curated by our in-house design experts. Shop for tiles and fixtures that perfectly encapsulate the easy, breezy and effortlessly cool vibes of coastal style. Need a little extra help? Book an in-house design appointment with one of our interior designers — these folks are experts at working with you to bring your vision to life. 

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