Seaside Serenity

By Interior Stylists Alenka Dirnbek & Melissa Mcleod
Our interior styling team at St. Barts was delighted to assist our interstate clients in transforming their cosy beachfront holiday apartment into a tranquil coastal haven. The goal was to encapsulate the essence of 'by the beach' living, providing a serene escape from the bustling city life of Melbourne. With the challenge of limited space, we carefully selected furniture of appropriate scale to optimize the apartment's proportions. Incorporating the clients' vibrant artwork into the design, we derived our colour palette from these pieces, infusing the space with character and charm. To maintain a harmonious balance, we softened the bold hues with light elm furniture and soft, muted tones for bed linens and cushions. By painting the apartment in Dulux natural white and adorning it with sheer curtains, we further enhanced the airy, beachy ambience. Our clients were thrilled with the end result, appreciating the comprehensive service our St. Barts styling team provided to create their dream beach retreat.

Kind words from our clients

“We found out about StBarts via family and friends, all had very positive experiences. We visited the Burleigh store a number of times for coffee, and assessed what was on offer as we were looking to buy a beachfront apartment somewhere around Currumbin. In July we purchased a run-down apartment right on the beach at Bilinga. It was much in need of an upgrade but had great “bones”. After some web searching, we decided to engage with StBarts design consultancy to assess not only fit out, but just as importantly style, character and feel consistent with how we wanted to live “by the beach”. Alenka and Melissa introduced us to the detailed but enjoyable process to identify outcomes for all apartment living spaces. This process is centered on a detailed questionnaire, Zoom sessions, mood board presentation of themes, and an online interactive schedule of products that matched the well developed and agreed brief.The outcome has been fantastic. At all times Alenka and Melissa have been professional, timely, focused, good empathic listeners and always responsive to our ideas around lifestyle choices. This demonstrated to us St Barts is not just a suite of excellent products, but also a customer value proposition that is adaptive to customer needs. Our budget was delivered as planned, and whilst the great outcome for our apartment was not cheap, our view is that the outcome transcended price on multiple fronts. Thank you Alenka, Melissa and the St Barts team for a great and unique Brand experience.”

Peter & Delphine Bilinga