Whether you are passionate about a design style or wish to create a home that reflects a culture you would rather be living in, your home is your own blank canvas to work with. Take time to decide upon design, and decorate it to mirror a style that suits you!
Do you love the white and blue stripe linen look with well-worn timber floorboards? Do you dream of waking up to ocean views and surfing the break until sun set? Then coastal life is the style for you. Wide, light filled spaces and pale colour palettes are the essentials of a coastal themed home. Sand-covered bare feet and damp bathers should be welcomed.
Sophisticated, elegant and savvy, the city slicker style is made up of monochrome colours and funky patterns. It the perfect look for any apartment or home that wants to resemble a fresh and contemporary lifestyle. Animal print rugs and varnished wood go hand in hand for the city slicker style.
If you love dark colour schemes with rich woodwork and statement art pieces than the contemporary minimalist is the look for you! Large leather sofas and deep fireplaces matched with suede cushions in an array of colours bring out the dark and ominous mood. Grey, polished, concrete floors beg for a deep coloured rug and matching artwork on the walls.
Stonewalls and white linen beg for some Italian wine and cheese but you don’t have to be living in the vineyards of San Gimignano to create your own Tuscan delight. The elements of a Tuscan home are perfect for the Australian climate, enabling a cool environment throughout the summer and toasty evenings in front of the fire throughout winter. Wrought iron, rusted metal and stone embellishments go hand in hand with a large wooden dining table lit up with candles.
Think high ceilings, uncovered beams, raw surfaces and exposed brick. These are the crucial elements of an industrial styled apartment or home, crafted from woods and metals and ample in space. Bold lines and timeless furniture pieces decorate the space and complement the abstract artwork and sculptures.
A variety of lighting fixtures and industrial factory pieces can be picked up at modern recyclers and used for just about anything. Why not make a table out of an old vehicle door or a stool out of an old wine barrel.