Behind The Scenes

Whether you’re looking for a signature piece of furniture or special artwork, or you need your house styled from top to bottom to sell or to lease as a holiday home, Leah and Cathy are here to help.

The powerhouse duo have combined their design skills and expert knowledge of the Coast’s real-estate scene to create the Life & Style store – a combined showroom, retail store and hub for a wide range of interior design, styling and concierge services.

“Cathy and I established the store to showcase the services that we offer to our clients, and to display some of the unique brands of furniture, furnishings, homewares and collectibles that we bring to the Coast,” Leah explains.

“Generally, we stock brands that are not stocked elsewhere locally, brands that we love or brands that we use in our styling or have in our homes. We have moved towards an eclectic mix that reflects both our style and the demand that is filtering through from our clients for pieces and looks that reflect their personal style.”

The Life & Style store features sought-after collections such as Globewest, Horgans, Wisteria Design, Ferm Living and FatBoy. It stocks soft furnishings and homewares from Weave Home, The Moorish Co, Bloomingville and Walter G, select pieces by iconic brands Dinosaur Designs, Maison Balzac and Marimekko, and products from boutique makers such as Nonna’s Grocer, Pony Rider, The Foundry Home, YiaYia and Friends, Studio Roof, McMullin & Co, and Leif.

Most people today use the services of a home stylist when they put their houses on the market, but the Life & Style team offers clients much more than that. Cathy says, “We can take care of all your property needs, from packing up your home, taking care of removals and storage, renovation, interior design, styling to sell and styling to live.

“We have trusted tradespeople, housekeepers, gardeners and other experts on our database, so we can organise just about anything you might need when selling your property or preparing for holiday lets. We enjoy looking after our clients and the main aim for us is to make life easier for them.”


For more information, see or visit the store in Araluen Drive, Hardys Bay, NSW 2257