Today I am going to be sharing with you the brand-spanking-new ‘Pembrooke’ Homebuyers Centre Display Home that I recently completed. It is such a beautiful family home and the floor plan has been cleverly designed to make the most out of every space. From the L shaped kitchen with coffee station, double door pantry, alfresco access from both the living and games room, spacious ensuite with dual showers and vanities, right down to the laundry having it’s own walk-in linen space – the potential and opportunity to create your dream home is made simple with this all-rounder home design.
The style we wanted to achieve in the ‘Pembrooke’ is an Urban Australian fit out with sleek, modern furniture and an earthy accent colour palette. Think subdued sage green tones, spiced tan and amber hues with a high contrast of black and white selections. I love the overall look and feel of this home and have already had so many questions about the artwork and furniture, so I’ve decided to do a brief directory for you to easily shop the look at home!!! If you’d like to visit the ‘Pembrooke’ in person (or even take a virtual tour) you can click here to view the opening hours, address and digital walk through.
The artwork featured throughout the ‘Pembrooke‘ display home needed to heavily reflect an Australiana theme without being repetitive. I didn’t want too many native plants, or too many animals as subject matter, so I set out to achieve a wide variety of art that could translate into an Australiana style when paired with the rest of the furniture and decor selections. There are some photographic prints, a few abstract, a good mix of framed prints and stretched canvases, a couple of paintings (including an indigenous art piece,) and I’ve also included the main kid’s bedroom selections as well. Feel free to shop the look and rest assured knowing that these artworks will all compliment each other and the Urban Australian style seamlessly.
Designer Tip-Before purchasing feature artwork, think about where it is going to hang. If the piece is near or opposite a large window, you might want to consider a canvas print over a glass framed artwork to minimise harsh reflections.
Onto furniture now, and I wanted to avoid a stereotypical country-take on Australiana. Instead, I opted for a more modern approach, with high contrast selections and sleek, open-weave rattan materials. I focused on finding furniture items to achieve the earthy colour palette which emphasises the theme and (like the artwork point above) runs fluently through each area of the home. Below are some of the key pieces featured in the ‘Pembrooke‘ display home that I think you will love. You can easily shop the look by clicking the relevant links and voila, you’ll be taken directly to the store website.
Designer Tip-Use repetition in materials and finishes to ensure a cohesive and fluent interior. You might notice the consistent use of open rattan weave and sleek black trims featured throughout the ‘Pembrooke’ display home.
Feature Paint and Wallpaper
I chose a selection of soft sage paint colours and wallpapers to emphasise the Australiana interior style in the ‘Pembrooke’ display. We painted the main games room wall in Wattyl Deep Sleep and continued that same colour onto the overhead section of the kitchen. This makes a nice contrast against the white cabinetry and a lovely feature since the glass splashback is clean and sleek (without texture.) The Master main wall is painted in Taubmans Grey Heron and this is a beautiful deeper sage tone- perfect for a calming, restful bedroom. Both kid’s bedroom wallpapers are transitional so they can remain age appropriate as the child grows older and adapts their own personality.
Designer Tip-Don’t be afraid to experiment with paint. It is one of the easiest ways to achieve an affordable feature, and can really pack a punch. It can also easily be changed without too much fuss down the track if you want a fresh, new look.
One of the easiest ways to inject colour, including warmth, is through the use of homewares and artwork. Think vases, vessels, books, cushions, linen, candles, foliage, plates and tableware. The possibilities are endless! If you’d like to cleverly purchase homewares- choose a neutral accent colour like ‘tan’ because this hue works beautifully with cool, warm and monochrome colour palettes. They also tie back any timber tones you have throughout the home and inject a layer of warmth, which is particularly great if you have a concrete, or grey tiled floor. Below are some of my favourite tan/amber/spice decor finds, along with shoppable links.
Designer Tip-Foliage can also act as a pop of warmth in your home styling. Magnolia leaves have a beautiful burgundy/brown underside and dried florals like cotton, berry stems, gumnuts and king protea all display brown tones when preserved.
I have attached the floor plan of the beautiful 4×2 ‘Pembrooke’ display below, so you can piece all these images together and make sense of how each area flows onto the next. I find this really helps when visualising scale and shopping for your own home, alternatively you can take the virtual tour here. If something has caught your eye in the home images (and I haven’t linked it) please leave a comment below and I’ll reply with supplier details. Homebuyers Centre make it super easy for their clients to have a fun, enjoyable building journey, including engaging me to share all these fabulous products with you all. If you are wanting to achieve an Urban Australian style interior (or just love the look,) I hope found this post helpful, insightful and inspirational!
Have a beautiful evening everyone,
Homebuyers Centre WA has kindly sponsored this blog entry, based on my experience as their Interior decorator. All thoughts, design work, styling and written content are my own.