When Karina O'Neil contacted us back in late 2018 to source some wares for a project, we had no idea at the time that the products were to style the homesteads of the Gulf Coast Agricultural Co, a privately-owned pastoral enterprise in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Across four contiguous stations they raise pure Brahman cattle right on more than one million hectares and over 90km of pristine coastline in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
So it was a great surprise and a delight to discover that all the wares they source from us would be used to add a touch of coastal style to the station homesteads.
With the stations located in the tropics and by the sea, it only makes sense to add a touch of coastal vintage style to these homesteads.
Karina has a great eye for design and detail. Adding beautiful modern pieces with vintage pieces that add character, warmth and tell a story to a space.
Oh I wonder who this chap is in the painting watching the coming and goings of the staff.
Old creels remind one of fishing bygones.
Simple sea treasures & lovely old stoneware pots add style & interest in the kitchen areas.
Old French demijohns cleverly reused as vases.
So many beautiful touches in every space including a vintage painting gallery wall.
And in the evenings the crew of the stations congregate to the cabana or verandah for sunset drinks and dinner. What gorgeous spaces. The cabana is decorated simply with large giant glass floats, lobster pot buoys from Maine, pineapple hooks and giant clam shells.
What an extraordinary and beautiful place to work and reside. Imagine the adventures the crew have working on these enormous stations.
Thank you to Karina & the Gulf Coast company for sharing these gorgeous snaps.