MY SURF HOUSE

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. AND WHO WOULDN’T LOVE THAT HOME TO BE A GOR­GEOUS BEACH HOUSE BY THE OCEAN? FOR SOME OF US IT’S JUST A PIPE DREAM, BUT WITH A LIT­TLE EF­FORT WE CAN ALL GIVE OUR HOMES A BEACH-STYLE MAKEOVER. WE ASKED THREE SURFERS HOW THEY STYLED

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Thr surfers style their homes to suit their beach life­style.

Hay­ley Shaw McGui’e Aus­tralian surfer and all round awe­some woman Hay­ley Shaw McGuin­ness lives on Syd­ney’s North­ern Beaches, with her hus­band Josh Moody, her dog, a flat­mate, and soon, a brand new baby boy.

Ev­ery­thing in our home has a story. The only ‘new’ thing is our new sofa, as the one I did have was 40 years-old and the leather had well and truly been loved to death. Lots of the beau­ti­ful sec­ond-hand cane fur­ni­ture came from lo­cal coun­cil road­side pick-ups, and some other great finds in­clude an awe­some round ta­ble that I just had to get some new glass cut for, and a comfy chair that has hand tie-dyed pil­lows from In­dia to re­place the hor­ri­ble ones that I found with it.

We have a cool cof­fee ta­ble hand­made by a friend, that houses seashells that I have col­lected from all over the world. And we have lots and lots of plants – some hang­ing and some out­doors – and I love all of them and chat to them reg­u­larly. One of my fave hang­ing ones is in a macramé pot that my Nanna found in her garage, from when my mum was a lit­tle girl. We have a hand­made wooden surf­board with love notes from ev­ery­one who came to our wed­ding. Ev­ery­thing in our lit­tle home means some­thing spe­cial to us. We try not to buy new stuff, but to be re­source­ful in find­ing sec­ond-hand things that serve a pur­pose and also fit into the aes­thetic of our home.

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