Welcome to Where the Heart is; a Q&A series unveiling the inspiration and essence behind unique and beautifully styled homes. Meet Craig, and Eden Hill, the wanderlust, coastal couple renovating boutique stays in beachy-luxe Airbnbs. Passionate about minimalist design, the pair have brought to life their Kingscliff project, The Beach Flat, while masterfully incorporating ABI products throughout the space.
Take a peek and see how Eden & Craig have styled their Beach Flat.
Q1. How would you describe your home’s design style?
“It’s a mix-match of all the things we love: raw timbers, unique pieces, thrift finds, warm earthy tones, bright and white spaces, with pops of greenery here and there. This theme was kept consistent throughout the renovation process and held together with our key ABI pieces and Brushed Copper finish.”
Q2. What are some things that embody your home’s style?
“We both wanted a space that felt effortlessly minimal while maintaining a welcoming and homely vibe. We live by the motto ‘less is more’ – so when styling each area, we worked from one room to the next, ensuring that we eliminated any unnecessary ‘extras’.”
“We chose the ABI Brushed Cooper tapware as the base for each room – we wanted to create the feeling of seamless flow throughout our home. This was really important for us as our Beach Flat is small and we wanted to achieve a real sense of openness.”
Q3. What inspired you to choose the finish for your home? And how did that choice enhance your home’s style?
“We LOVE the warm feel that Brushed Copper gives our space. We genuinely believe the Brushed Cooper finish is the focal point of our styling, and hero piece in our bathroom, kitchen and laundry. It is simple and sleek in design but ever so eye-catching.”
“We love the contrast it provides to our very minimal white kitchen, rattan filled laundry and bathroom. This finish was the main feature of our renovation room reveals, and we couldn’t be happier!”
Q4. What was it that inspired you to purchase ABI Products?
“We were drawn to the minimal and sleek design and diverse range of colour choices. We visited the ABI Interiors showroom and instantly fell in love with the brand. Before we even started our renovation journey, we had already chosen the Brushed Copper finish for our project. ABI offers a high-end product at an affordable price, with on-trend design.”
Q5. Do you have any recommendations for styling your space? Any must-have decor pieces or accessorising tips?
“When renovating, remember to keep your space simple. Add your personal style through colour in your furnishings, and don’t forget that less is more – go with your gut.”
“If you love it, that is all that matters. Enjoy the journey, and don’t be afraid to try something a little different and get creative!”
NOW GO & GET CREATIVE
Touches of natural decor, raw timbers and earthy textures are integral to the beach style. When it comes to creating your very own Coastal getaway, ensure that it remains comfortable and relaxed; combine the rustic warmth and practicality of a seaside shack with the charm of a high-end retreat. The second that you step through the front door, everything should flow from there, onwards.
As the team at The Beach Flat put it – “if you love it, that’s all that matters.”