Three Birds Renovations Share How They Created Mick Fanning’s Rolling Seas

NOV 30|5 min read

In an exclusive guest article for Adairs Insider, Three Birds Renovations share their expertise in styling Mick Fanning's coastal property, Rolling Seas.

Bring coastal styling to your home, with 5 ways recreate Mick Fanning's dream holiday home.

It’s not every day that a 3 x World Champion surfer asks you to help turn his family home into the ultimate coastal holiday pad. So, when Mick and his fiancée, Bree, contacted us to style their stunning beachfront property at Bilinga on the Gold Coast, we jumped at the chance.

Aptly named ‘Rolling Seas’, the home was built by Mick back in 2014 and features a three-storey main house and self-contained cottage, sleeping up to 20 guests. It features white walls and white-washed floorboards with many reclaimed materials used throughout the property, like mis-matched timber doors, exposed beams, an intricately detailed wrought iron balustrade and recycled bricks.

As you’d imagine, at Three Birds Renovations, renovations are usually our thing so this project was totally different for us because the house was already fabulously renovated. Our brief was simple - to go to town with all the furnishings and styling required to create a beautiful and comfortable stay for guests.

Love this look? Here are 5 ways you can recreate the magic of Rolling Seas at your place:

1. Natural tones

2. Textures galore

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3. Labour of love

We love to create kitchens that you’ll actually want to slave away in. Traditionally they’re a functional space but that doesn’t mean you can’t style your kitchen to make it look good too. Open wall shelving is a simple way to store and display your fancy glasses, jars and vases, like the San Marino vessels we used at Rolling Seas.


Easy Kitchen Styling Tip:

Start with art! We chose these cute artworks to sit on the top shelf and used the colours from them to select the other styling pieces.

4. Luxe linens

Comfy beds and cosy bedding are essential for a good night’s rest after a long day at the beach.

In the main bedroom at Rolling Seas, we chose fresh white Vintage Washed Linen bedding as the base, and then added earthy, rusty accent tones through the cushions and throw.




"Use a sheet just like a throw to add a layer of colour to your bed. We draped an earth coloured stonewash cotton sheet to achieve this look."

5. Add some coastal accents

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