When Melbourne-based interior designer Simone Haag first visited Phillip Island almost a decade ago with her now-husband Rhys, she didn't expect she would ever own property there.   

Over the years, however, Simone and Rhys made regular trips back to the island – always staying at Rhys’ parent's property, lovingly dubbed Angler’s Shack – and it soon became a place very close to their hearts. After their wedding, the couple often scouted the area for their own beach house, but could never find anything quite like Rhys’ family abode. So, when Simone’s in-laws decided to move to a more retirement-worthy place, Simone and Rhys jumped at the opportunity to make Angler’s Shack their own and keep the home in the family – as well as all the memories they had made there.

Full story: Inside Interior Designer Simone Haag’s Relaxed Beachfront Weekender On Phillip Island

Words: Juna Xu
Styling: Beck Simon