Villa Styling is a creative styling and photography studio capturing the essence and story of brands and beautiful interiors. Louise creates homes that are not only memorable, and inspirational but evoke that holiday-at-home vibe.
Louise’s had the task to design a moodboard and then create a vision of how she wanted her dream façade to look. Louise found the moodboard helpful in narrowing down her material choices and found it gave her clarity when her vision appeared in form of a render.
Tell us a little bit about the Modern Coastal style and what are key features?
LR: Modern Coastal style is simply all about the beach and creating that feeling of summer all year round at home! Natural light, swaying palm trees, soft organic tones, clean lines, layered linen + jute textures. Modern Coastal takes hints from natures colours; soft sandy earthy tones, fresh greens, and hints of cool blues or muted aqua tones inspired by turquoise oceans to round out the palette.
What do you find most difficult when designing a facade?
LR: Designing a facade can be challenging when there are major provisions in pivotal design areas that just cannot be shifted eg.Air conditioners for an example.
Working with tight access areas can also limit what could be achieved design wise if there is not enough room for trades to easily access.
What is your vision for this home?
LR: The vision for this home has always been 70’s beach shack style, a relaxed but modern, coastal tropical take on it!
We holidayed on the Gold Coast growing up all the time and we often stayed in cute beach front shacks before all the high rises came along, we had so much fun then, my own home has always been about bringing that vibe and those fun times back.
What are your 3 top tips when pulling together the vision for your home?
What are your tips when creating a mood board for your home?
LR: Research and collect images of your favourite homes and details. There will be parts that resonate and parts that don’t, mood boards help narrow down what will and won’t work together!
When creating my mood board for our front facade I chose , Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding because of the endless design possibilities, it sparked my imagination when I came across it, it is a versatile product and I have so many exciting ways I can introduce this to our very own front facade renovation. Since the cladding is pre-textured, pre-sealed and ready to paint, it’s something I can do myself so I’m not fully relying on my tradie hubby to create my dream! I can pick up a roller, get on the tools and be part of the process of making our house, a home together!
Try designing a moodboard for yourself, simply narrow down your material choices and head over to Style Sourcebook and start layering each product, this will create a clearer vision for your façade.