Sorrento Beach House, Australia | Shareen Joel Design

Sorrento beach house in Sorrento on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Australia, is the home of one of our favorite blogs' founder. It belongs to industrial & interior designer Shareen Joel, founder and creative Director of Share Design.

The weekend house is designed with a unique approach on simplicity, comfort and concern for its responsive integration into the coastal surroundings. In the contemporary, light filled minimalist interiors, whitewashed walls and wooden floorboards are combined with vintage furniture mixed with new design pieces.

All Images © Courtesy of Share Design | Photography: Brooke Holm | Styling: Marsha Golemac


“Tucked away in Sorrento on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this weekender was designed by Shareen’s interior design company, Shareen Joel Design (SJD).

With a wish to have a relaxed coastal retreat for her family of four, Shareen Joel Design were faced with a brief that called for a design that was casual, had plenty of room for entertaining family and friends, and of course offered enough storage for her husband and son’s sailing equipment. Ultimately, SJD had to create something that felt casual, relaxed, and wasn’t too precious.

Conscious of the relatively small block of land and concern for sustainability, SJD cleverly integrated the design into the coastal surroundings with little disruption to the landscape. The innovative L-shaped floor plan, which was built around a beautiful existing Moonah tree, feels spacious and easy to live in, even with a full house of family and friends. Natural light and cross ventilation were a must, as was the use of recycled materials. SJD incorporated beautiful Larch floorboards throughout, as well as timber window frames and external cladding. Inside, SJD layered textures and tones heavily with vintage furniture, mixed with new design pieces including the September Chair, Safari Chairs and Spanish Chair.

SJD’s cleverly resolved design captures the essence of everything that a coastal retreat should be; relaxed, easy living and enjoyable.”

Source: Sharedesign