Ever wondered what the ideal, modern family home looks like? We think we may have just found it!

The Light House Project at Norah Head is a project developed by homeowners and directors of Loughlin Furniture, Rob & Jess Loughlin. Situated in an idyllic location on the coast of NSW, this family home is light, bright and inviting, with lots of natural textures and earthy tones to enhance its coastal feel. In collaborating with DIY Blinds, Rob & Jess were able to provide a clear vision of contemporary harmony with splashes of their sensational style choices, all which contributed to choosing the perfect window furnishings to match this remarkable family haven.
11 21 Light House Project Ben Cole Living Sheer Curtains Allusion Pearl 3
On entering this stunning home through the uber-stylish Satwell shiplap vertical entry door, you’re immediately hit with touches of 60s-inspired features including elevated wood cabinets, subtle green and pastel tones, custom-made joinery, and impressive stone and masonry blade walls. It’s modern yet timeless. Classic yet contemporary. A phenomenal feat.
  • 11 21 Light House Project Ben Cole Kitchen Sheer Curtains Allusion Pearl 2
  • 11 21 Light House Project Ben Cole Kitchen Sheer Curtains Allusion Pearl 3

Helping to create warmth and matching the natural textures of the open-plan kitchen and lounge, sheer curtains from the ever-popular Allusion range in colour Pearl were the perfect choice.

There’s a reason this range is so sought-after in lounge and bedroom settings - they’re soft, light-filtering, delicately textured and help to create the right light for both early mornings as the sun shines in and late afternoons as it descends into darkness. Rob & Jess also chose a ‘just touching’ finish, strengthening the relaxed and comfortable aesthetic of the space.

A modern home means indoor-outdoor living is a must, and as witnessed here, The Light House effortlessly achieves this integral aspect every homeowner desires to accomplish.

Needing to feel intimate when closed-off and pared back when open, Rob & Jess chose to incorporate motorisation with their sheer curtains for added convenience. The curtains stack nicely to the side, leaving space to take in the breathtaking alfresco dining area and jealousy-inducing outdoor kitchen with inbuilt barbecue, double-door fridge and, yes, a woodfired oven.
11 21 Light House Project Ben Cole Bedroom Sheer Curtains Allusion Marzipan 1
Upstairs, the main and kids’ bedrooms again utilise the versatile Allusion range of sheers plus motorisation, but in this case, these double curtains feature two fabrics for added light-filtering flexibility - a smart choice for bedrooms. While still balancing texture, tone and natural light, practicality is an understated detail that was clearly never an afterthought for Rob & Jess. For the entryway and extra bedroom, Rob & Jess make use of Somfy motorised roller blinds to block out any light at night and to help in creating a more cosy and snug feel in these particular spaces.

Understandably, the impeccable style choices, custom-made joinery and accents from Loughlin Furniture are where The Light House Project really shines.

The purposeful choices in materials used, natural colour palette and clever architecture ensures that this family home will never feel outdated, and will have its occupants feeling fortunate to wake up in such a homely environment every single morning. This DIY Blinds and Loughlin Furniture collaboration has resulted in an outstanding home that has Rob & Jess beyond thrilled with the outcome - a beautiful coastal refuge fit for any Lighthouse Keeper.