This Home’s Soft Pastels, Patterns, and Textures Are the Epitome of Coastal Style

updated Feb 26, 2020

This Home’s Soft Pastels, Patterns, and Textures Are the Epitome of Coastal Style

updated Feb 26, 2020
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Name: Briony Delves and family
Location: Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia
Size: 1938 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

Briony actually grew up in Jan Juc, and moved into the coastal home she shares with her family in 2013. In the time since purchasing, she has rescued the home from its bright 1990s color scheme past using soft paint colors, wallpapers, and paneling to update the home. Alongside those updates, she’s also styled the home with soft furnishings from her own label, Society of Wanderers. With her background in fashion and interior design, Briony has created a calm coastal vibe in their home. Sadly, since finishing the renovation, the family has to decided to move again and are about to undertake another renovation in the area. We’re sure it’ll be just as lovely as this home!

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: My style is very fluid and determined more by individual pieces I happen upon and different architecture I have grown to admire. If I were to pinpoint, or summarize, my style, I would say it is a nod to Scandi, with an elemental appreciation of French design but always with respect to where we live; coastal. From my home to my fashion, I don’t believe in rules. Whether it’s a piece of furniture or fashion, as long as it resonates with you, it will work! 

Inspiration: My inspiration has been the many roads I have traveled, which are some of the most magical and sensory delightful locations on earth. My two sons have also helped inspire me to keep things young at heart, playful, and fun and always true to who I am and where I am at in life. 

Favorite Element: I am really fascinated with the power of wallpaper. I used the Boras Tapeter wallpaper for the boys’ bedrooms and hallway. Wallpaper can instantly make a space warm and fun—almost like you are getting a huge hug when you walk into the room.

Biggest Challenge: When we bought the home it was really in dire straits. It had seen the best of the ’90s—think primary colors in every room. The house had great bones and an even better location, so I had to squint my eyes and let my imagination run wild. 

What Friends Say: WOW!! Our friends and family love the home, it has a warmth to it that they say images don’t capture. When my vision comes to fruition, it’s such a nice feeling to be able to share it with those I love.

Proudest DIY: Learning to hang wallpaper. I had heard the many wallpaper horror stories; however, I found it strangely stimulating. It played into my perfectionism, so I enjoyed the challenge and the end result. 

Biggest Indulgence: My Paul Ryan artwork. His contemporary work transports you into a dark and dry narrative while simultaneously filling you with wonder and joy. It’s perfect. 

Best Advice: Don’t follow rules. Buy pieces and make design choices that resonate with you. This will translate into your home and make your home or whatever space you’re working with feel authentic. 



  • Interior Dulux — Flooded Gum, Gnu Tan, Spanish Olive, Mornington Pink and Antique White USA
  • Exterior — Dulux – Lexicon Half, Domino and Black








  • White Pots — Mr Pinchy and Co
  • Outdoor Stool — Fenton and Fenton
  • Umbrella — Basil Bangs
  • Dining chairs outside — Magis
  • Outdoor armchairs and table — IKEA
  • Succulents — Arizona Living and Roraima Nursery
  • Curtains — Society of Wanderers

Thanks Briony & Family!