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Find your style with us – Brickworks x Style Sourcebook

Our House Styles Guide takes the guesswork out of selecting the perfect colour and material palette for your house and provides inspiration to kick start designing the house of your dreams.
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25.03.2022

Whether you’re currently in the process of building a new home or you’re considering building, we understand that knowing where to start when it comes to deciding on your overall house style can be quite a daunting process. Anyone who has ever built a house can relate to the fact that choosing your building materials and colour palette can often be the hardest part of the build journey. From the endless choices of bricks and facade materials to deciding what overall style and look you’d like your house to entail, it’s safe to say that the sheer number of choices can become overwhelming. With that being said, having a home that reflects your own personal style from the inside out is crucial and makes all the hard and tireless decisions worth it.

We have teamed up with Style Sourcebook to help you find your style with us. Our House Styles Guide takes the guesswork out of selecting the perfect colour and material palette for your house and provides inspiration to kick start designing the house of your dreams. If you want to know for sure, take our House Styles Quiz to determine which house style you are, then head to Style Sourcebook to create a mood board for your dream facade. All our products are on Style Sourcebook to help you match up your bricks, roof tiles, feature cladding and landscaping materials with your ideal colours, feature pieces and overall interior of your home.

Defining your own personal house style and planning your facade is just as important and deserves the same, if not more focus, as the interior of your home, as it really is what sets the tone for your whole house. A good starting point for identifying this is to find 10-15 exterior and interior images that you are drawn to. Then, find the commonality between those images. This could be a repetitive colour, texture or general style that will become the blueprint for defining your aesthetic and discovering your design DNA.

Below, we explore our most loved house styles in more detail and give you the run-down on the main elements in each and how you can achieve the look in your very own home.

Classic Hamptons

Builder - Beachwood Homes, Photographer - Urban Angles

Classic in its architecture and timeless in its aesthetic, Hamptons style crosses the thresholds of coastal and traditional, modern and minimalist, with a touch of glamour. A neutral palette dotted with accents of ocean-inspired hues, warming hints of timber and an abundance of natural light are all at the core of this timeless decorating style. Stylist and tastemaker Steve Cordony gave us a hot tip on achieving this look “Recreate this enduring style with a palette of neutral textures and clean lines. For a contemporary update, embrace mixed-materiality that both complements and contrasts with the strongest exterior elements.”

Our Neutrals colour palette is perfect for executing a Classic Hamptons house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Concrete Roof Tile – Bristile Roofing – Light Collection (Classic) in Linen

Brick – Austral Bricks – Hamptons in Whitehaven

Feature Stone – Austral Bricks – Landmark Stone in San Moritz Fieldstone

See how Eliza Grace Interiors used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Classic Hamptons house style mood board below.

Palm Springs Modern

Builder - Webb and Brown-Neaves, Photographer - D-Max Photography

The iconic calling card of this classic mid-century favourite easily lends itself to the Australian modernist aesthetic. Breeze Blocks and statement brickwork invite a subdued palette of mixed materials, clean lines and playful glamour, with pops of bright colour providing a balance of fun and functionality.

Our Earth colour palette was made for the Palm Springs Modern house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Terracotta Roof Tile – Bristile Roofing – Curvado in Roja

Brick – Daniel Robertson – Overland (Pristine) in Huon

Retaining Wall – Austral Masonry – Heron in Limestone

See how Black Koi Design Studio used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Palm Springs Modern house style mood board below.

Industrial Urban

Architect - Jackson Clements Burrows, Photographer - Derek Swalwell

While its origins can be traced back to the factory floor, the residential form of this look is about imperfections and raw, textural finishes. Brickwork provides a coarse, textural feature while balancing smooth and intricate detailing with softer finishes provides the play on materiality central to an industrial aesthetic.

Our Raven colour palette is perfectly suited to the Industrial Urban house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Brick – Austral Bricks – Wilderness in Blackbutt

Brick – Austral Bricks – Venetian Glass (Natural) in Arctic Crystal

Paving – UrbanStone – Opulence in Ash

See how The Whole Room used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Industrial Urban house style mood board below.

Box Modern

Builder - Fowler Homes, Photographer - Robert Cameriere

Dark, moody and bold or white, bright and tonal finishes make for a crisp contemporary palette that has become increasingly popular within the modern Australian aesthetic. Create a feeling of warmth with textured surfaces in complementary tones for a pleasing palette that enhances that casual vacation feel.

Our Nero colour palette is the perfect bold statement for the Box Modern house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Concrete Roof Tile – Bristile Roofing – Matte Colour Through Collection (Eton) in Matte Black

Brick – Austral Bricks – Panorama 50 in Midnight

Retaining Wall – Austral Masonry – Heron in Charcoal

See how Designingly used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Box Modern house style mood board below.

Natural Contemporary

Architect - Benn and Penna Architects, Photographer - Tom Ferguson

Based on a gentle palette of nudes, sand and off-whites, modern Australian builds tend to favour a mix of materials that speak to the surrounding nature. Organic materials like stone and textured surfaces make a quiet statement accented by charcoal elements and natural timbers.

Our Rustico colour palette is perfect for executing a Natural Contemporary house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Brick – Austral Bricks – San Selmo Smoked in Grey Cashmere

Brick – Bowral Bricks – Bowral Highlands in Bangadilly

Feature Masonry – GB Masonry – GB Honed in Porcelain

See how Flawless Interiors Melbourne used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Natural Contemporary mood board below.

Modern Farmhouse

Designer and Builder - Dean Bolger from Castle Glenn Homes, Photographer - Black Bee Studio

Rustic, minimal, cosy and modern - this style allows you to highlight a multitude of different elements from exposed brick to timber beams, boards and battens, with an aesthetic that adds instant warmth and character and sets your home up for timeless appeal. Stylist and tastemaker Steve Cordony gave us a hot tip on achieving this look “The Crimson palette is the ultimate starting point for recreating a warm and inviting modern farmhouse feel with a contemporary designer edge. Terracotta tones, rich browns, deep-textured greys and reclaimed brickwork form the perfect partnership for a rustic retreat.”

Our Crimson colour palette was made for the Modern Farmhouse house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Brick – Austral Bricks – San Selmo Reclaimed in Aged Red

Feature Masonry – GB Masonry – Breeze Block (Cloud Breeze) in Pottery

Paving – UrbanStone – Soul by Keope in Walnut

See how Oleander & Finch Interiors used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Modern Farmhouse house style mood board below.

Mediterranean

Builder - Webb and Brown-Neaves, Photographer - D-Max Photography

This particular style is all about texture and rich, warming neutrals with additions of natural colours like soft sage, terracotta and fawn. A mixture of luxury European aesthetic with a casual Australian ease, contemporary villa style leans into the grandeur without pretension.

Our Sand colour palette is perfectly suited to the Mediterranean house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Concrete Roof Tile – Bristile Roofing – Mid Tone Collection (Prestige) in Storm Grey

Feature Brick – Austral Bricks – Venetian Glass (Polished) in Smokey Quartz

Brick – Austral Bricks – Mineral Contours in Mica Grey

See how Vienna Rose Styling used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate Mediterranean house style mood board below.

French Provincial

Builder - Stannard Homes, Photographer - D-Max Photography

Arguably one of the most enduring interior design styles of all time, the focus on combining beauty and elegance with pastoral, country-style features is paramount to recreating this look and feel for contemporary living. Ornate carvings, mouldings and simple textures by way of soft brickwork, porcelain tiles and natural stone create a rustic sophistication.

Our Blanco colour palette is the perfect bold statement for the French Provincial house style. Popular products to achieve this look are:

Terracotta Roof Tile – Bristile Roofing – Planum in Ghost White

Feature Brick – Austral Bricks – Panorama 50 in Snowfield

Brick – Austral Bricks – La Paloma in Castellana

See how Airey Interiors used Style Sourcebook to create the ultimate French Provincial house style mood board below.

There you have it, eight different house styles that you can choose from when deciding on the style of your house. From the beloved Classic Hamptons to the charming French Provincial, we’re sure you’ll find a house style that you’ll fall in love with. To explore what house style might be best suited for you, try taking our House Styles Quiz to discover your personal house style, then head to Style Sourcebook to start your mood board and be one step closer to creating the house of your dreams.

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