‘Coastal’ is by far one of the fastest growing home decorating trends, and for good reason. It reminds us of holidays spent at the beach relaxing, and provides a tranquil home haven to escape the daily grind.

There are three distinct coastal styles. ‘Cottage coastal’ is defined by relaxation and comfort: timber surfaces, raw fibres, nautical décor, natural light, warm white and ocean hues. ‘Tropical coastal’ includes cane furniture, indoor palms, bright floral fabrics and tribal art. ‘Mediterranean coastal’ emulates Greece, Spain and Italy with cool whites, bold blues, terracotta, black iron and metal trim.

At Saskia on Bargara Road you’ll find everything you could want to create your own classically chic coastal retreat or resort-style wardrobe.

Everything in store is hand picked personally by owner, Saskia DePaoli, who started the boutique almost a decade ago. “I’d always wanted to have my own shop since I was a little tiger, window shopping, walking the streets with my Dad in Holland,” Saskia said.

Lose a calming hour or two browsing Saskia’s extensive range of furniture, art, homewares, womens’ clothing, jewellery and gifts.

“Everything is seasonal and in Summer we do a lot for outdoor entertaining and coastal living,” Saskia said.

“Our Australian-made beauty products, home fragrances and candles are always popular.” Saskia also stocks an extensive range of nursery items and baby gifts, books and faux flowers.