Every­thing but crash­ing waves

Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - with Danni Mor­ri­son

STEP­PING foot into Coastal Vin­tage, I im­me­di­ately wanted to cover an eye with a black patch, grab a wooden stein of rum and perch a par­rot named Flint on my shoul­der.

Ahoy, me hearties… this place at Noosav­ille is a nau­ti­cal lover’s dream and that’s ex­actly what Sally Oul­ton had in mind when she opened Coastal Vin­tage two years ago. Af­ter spend­ing a decade trav­el­ling the world by boat be­fore set­tling on the coast, Sally wanted to bring those mem­o­ries of be­ing at the sea to her home.

Coastal Vin­tage prod­ucts won’t suit ev­ery style. It tar­gets a niche mar­ket, yet they un­doubt­edly lend them­selves to our re­laxed, coastal life­style here on the Sun­shine Coast.

Some­times be­ing niche and spe­cial­is­ing in some­thing you ab­so­lutely love and are pas­sion­ate about will re­sult in more suc­cess than if you sup­ply a broader range and cater for the masses. This is most cer­tainly the case for Coastal Vin­tage who not only sup­ply prod­ucts to Queens­lan­ders and con­sumers Aus­tralia-wide, but over­seas to coastal lovers around the world.

This makes sense con­sid­er­ing Sally pur­chases her prod­ucts lo­cally (big tick from me for sup­port­ing our lo­cal trade) but all over Aus­tralia and the seven seas. They have a very im­pres­sive client port­fo­lio, in­clud­ing in­te­rior de­sign­ers and stylists like me, wed­ding plan­ners, ho­tels, cafes, restau­rants and bars and would you be­lieve movie sets? Yes, their home­wares fea­tured in

Pi­rates of the Caribbean. Shiver me tim­bers!

My re­cent visit was like a fes­ti­val for my eye­balls and a fu­neral for my credit card be­cause I wanted one of every­thing.

While it was quite over­whelm­ing (in a good way of course), I was im­pressed that I could pur­chase beau­ti­ful and unique home decor sourced from all over the world just down the road in Noosa.

They have oars, tra­di­tional glass floats, an­chors, ship’s wheels, port­holes and pro­pel­lers, vin­tage mar­itime charts, fish­ing reels, flags, coral, clams and shells and every­thing brass. It’s se­ri­ously boatie heaven.

And the best part about the won­drous items at Coastal Vin­tage? You can pur­chase all of their authen­tic nau­ti­cal and coastal col­lec­tions on­line and have the prod­ucts shipped straight to your home. Again, with the fu­neral for your credit card…

With a sat­is­fied smile on my face, I walked out with the most mag­nif­i­cent piece of coral and a tra­di­tional Ja­panese glass float.

I’d pre­vi­ously pur­chased my navy and white striped oars from their huge col­lec­tion which you’ll see in my pho­tos. How oar­some!

For more in­te­rior design in­spi­ra­tion visit www.de­sign­by­danni.com

‘‘ My visit was like a fes­ti­val for my eye­balls and a fu­neral for my credit card be­cause I wanted one of every­thing.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

Coastal Vin­tage is well stocked with nau­ti­cal prod­ucts, many pro­duced lo­cally.

A ship’s wheel, an­chors, glass floats and rope.

A wall ded­i­cated to oars, pad­dles, glass floats and flags.

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