Timber flooring from Havwoods Fendi collection was installed throughout a new home in Freshwater, NSW as part of a beautiful interior design scheme that also addressed the need for functional and hardwearing materials to suit both oceanfront living and a young family.

Located right up on the headland of Sydney's stunning beachside suburb of Freshwater, this newly built home required an equally stunning interior design, which would be achieved through a carefully selected materials palette.

Designers Your Beautiful Home took on the challenge of delivering a coastal design that would stand apart from the typical seaside design scheme, by incorporating warmth and elegance through materials that were a little bit different to those typically used for seaside homes.

The flexible brief from the client sought a beautiful classic yet coastal look for the home. The designers set out to deliver a seaside home that would exude a real sense of elegance and warmth that would differentiate it from a standard coastal aesthetic.

On the lookout for materials that were a little bit different to those typically chosen for a coastal theme, Your Beautiful Home selected Havwoods Fendi to feature as the timber flooring throughout the home.

This newly built home was quite large and so flooring choice was a key element to the overall design. The entranceway to the home is a beautiful long hallway that leads out to a view of the headland so the flooring choice needed to suit the coastal theme, while also delivering a sense of depth and elegance.

"I always say to clients the flooring and the kitchen are the two things that are so critical in giving that sense of quality to your home and sometimes they're a bit surprised that the flooring is such a key part. After it goes down, they really understand why I said that in the beginning," said Anna Williams, Your Beautiful Home.

"When we found Fendi, it was perfect! We just knew straight away – and thankfully the client agreed – that it was perfect flooring. It has just a beautiful amount of character and interest to it, and has a real authenticity and sense of warmth and depth of colour that was really appropriate, while still feeling quite relaxing coastal," explained Williams.

"It was really important to us that the flooring was also really functional and really hardwearing for a young family so, we were always keen to use an engineered board, rather than a solid board. Fendi was perfect and delivered on everything that we needed."