Recently, Homes & Gardens UK featured our curated accommodation, Salt Creek Cottage, in their May 2021 issue. Since then, we’ve received a million and one DMs asking us about the details of the cottage… What colour is the wall? Where did you get that gorgeous wall light? Where on earth did you find that dining room furniture?!
So, I decided to let you all in on what we’re calling the ‘Salty Styling Secrets’, with the help of stylists Belle Hemming Bright and Lynda Gardener from Inside Story Studio, who helped myself (Amanda), to style our beloved Salty. This story also features beautiful photography by Marnie Hawson (all photos but this first one here, which was taken by Georgie Mann Photography).
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But First—A Recap on The Salt Creek Cottage Styling Story
Salt Creek Cottage has been a whirlwind experience…
I didn’t even have a B&B when I decided to attend Sarah Andrews’ amazing workshop and course, The Hosting Masterclass in Melbourne. I’d adored it from afar for FAR too long, and longed to be a part of the magic. So, I booked my ticket, threw caution to the wind, and just went.
By the purest sequence of coincidental events, the prettiest little cottage was presented to me, just ONE DAY after I started the course.
This was an opportunity that I wasn’t going to miss; a chance to apply everything that I was learning at the masterclass. What a classic manifestation moment it was!
At the workshop, I met the incredible photographer Marnie Hawson who casually mentioned that she was doing style & shoot installs with Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming Bright from Inside Story Studio.
I’d been a massive fan girl of all these clever powerhouse women for so long that I leapt at the chance to realise my dream; that is, to style an inspired space with some of my biggest interiors idols.
So, that was in November 2019.
Fast forward to 2021, and our little (but mighty) project, Salt Creek Cottage, has been featured numerous times in esteemed local and international print publications, online magazines and blogs, including Country Style Magazine, Good Weekend Magazine, and recently, Homes & Gardens UK.
We overcame multiple COVID lockdowns, supply issues, guest bookings needing to be cancelled… and we still made it out bouncing—you will rarely see Salty available, it’s been that popular!
After having all of these incredible features, I’ve started to get countless enquiries from guests and my Instagram community, asking me allll the details about Salt Creek Cottage.
Of course, I’m happy to answer, but I thought it would be much easier just to pop it all in a blog for you. If you do have questions though, feel free to reach out.
Ok, without further ado, here are our Salty Styling Secrets, divided into rooms for ease.
SHOP THE BITS AND PIECES
- Wall colour — ‘Amphibian’ from Porter’s Paints
- Floor cushion — The Grampians Goods Co Paddock Pillow
- Floor Rug — ‘Smith Stripe Jute Rug’ from Zebra Home
- Sofa cushions — Hunting cushion in Tally Ho fabric by Sanderson at The Upholstery House and the ‘Favorite Cushion’ from French Consul
- Sofa — ‘Sorrento’ from Provincial Home Living (discontinued in Bark but still available in White)
- Coffee table — Streamline Coffee Table (Wood) – West Elm
- Trunk & Vintage wall art — Nook Vintage
- Blanket — Recycled Wool Tartan Blanket from The Grampians Goods Co.
- Table & Antique keys — Geelong Vintage Market
- Chairs & kettle — Nook Vintage
- Floor rug — from Revival Rugs (they often only make one of each kind, but you will be able to find similar)
- Crockery — from Made and More (Melbourne)
- Curtains — Curtain Set from I Love Linen
- Kitchen lights — Hanging lights from Zenith Tiles & Lighting (Hamilton)
- Wall mural — Etched Arcadia Mural from Anthropologie
- Top bedding — Linen quilt covers from I Love Linen
- Undersheets — Cotton bedding from The Good Sheet
- Throw — Hepburn Blanket in ‘Rain’ from L&M Home
- Headboard & Cushion in plaid fabric — Romo at The Upholstery House
- Wall colour — ‘Stormy’ from Porter’s Paints
- Candles — Aromatherapy Candles from The Grampians Goods Co.
- Antique wall sconces — Sourced from Paris by Lynda Gardener
- Charcoal hooks — From a bistro in Paris, found at Butlers Vintage Depot (Olinda)
- Wall colour — ‘Oyster grey’ developed by Sibella Court for Murobond
- Wall and floor tiles — Zenith Tiles & Lighting
- Stool — Lawson Stool from Provincial Home Living
- Ladder — “Antique” Wooden Ladder from Provincial Home Living
- Bath products — Grampians Grown Hair and Body Collection from The Grampians Goods Co.
- Towels — Paros Bath Sheet in Slate from Aura Home
- Mirror — Similar to TOFTBYN from IKEA
- Plant baskets — from Aura Home & Provincial Home Living
- Salt Creek Sign — Custom-made by Overwrought (Ballarat)
- Chairs — Seville Rattan Couch & Armchair from The Hamilton Hamper
- Plant pot — from The Ladybug Nursery (Hamilton)
- Exterior wall — Dulux Weathershield (White)
- Bell — Sourced from Geelong Vintage Market
- Wall hooks & Market basket — Imprint House
- Pendant lights — IKEA
- Antique fauna sketches — Antique Print & Map Room