Industrial house styles are often known as ‘warehouse chic’; think large open spaces, sharp lines, raw materials, and monochromatic colour palettes. Industrial homes are ideal for the modern family that wants to minimise clutter, and prioritise wide open spaces. Brick, steel and timber are favoured materials for industrial builds, working together to blend the old and the new. The industrial style is inherently minimalistic, creating the opportunity to make a big impact through simple, minimal design tropes.
Mid-century modern homes are quintessentially Australian. The defining features of this house style are large windows, geometric lines, changes in elevation throughout the home and integration with nature. Considering Australia’s love for the great outdoors, there’s no question why mid-century modern homes are so popular with Aussies. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a great way to welcome light into your home and connect with the outdoors, whilst bi-fold doors and indoor/outdoor rooms can help to encourage more time spent outdoors.
Coastal homes are incredibly aspirational, but with the demand for coastal living at a premium, many Australians are choosing to live further inland and taking inspiration from the coast in the design of their home. Key elements of coastal homes include lots of light, windows to welcome plenty of fresh air, lots of open space and bright white colour palettes. Light coloured bricks are huge for coastal homes, with Austral Bricks Hamptons brick in ‘White Haven’ surging in popularity. For coastal homes brick is an absolute necessity, as not only do they look great, but they’ll be able to withstand the harsh weather extremes while requiring no maintenance.
With many businesses now offering permanent remote work to their employees, people are increasingly choosing to leave CBD’s and move out into more affordable homes in regional areas. Rustic styled homes are ideal for regional residences, best known for the use of raw materials, earthy tones and reclaimed furniture and materials. Texture is a huge aspect of rustic homes, and exposed brick is a great way to incorporate this trend into your home. San Selmo’s Reclaimed bricks are a great option to add a rustic charm into your home, featuring a textured finish with gorgeous hues that transition from light to dark.
Inspired by the iconic architectural style of the US east coast, this popular home style trend continues to grow down under. With Australia’s expansive coastal climate, the Hamptons style is a crowd favourite among many seaside residents, best known for its distinctive all-white colour palettes, timber flooring and abundance of natural light. Whilst Hamptons style homes are typically known for their weatherboard cladding, we are seeing a real surge in brick Hamptons style homes, which enjoy the aesthetic benefits of light-coloured brick, with the added practical benefit of thermal insulation.
As the Palm Springs aesthetic remains one of the biggest home style trends of the past two years, America’s desert design hotspot continues to inspire homes across Australia in 2021. With a demand for increasing the synergy of indoor/outdoor living, the Palm Springs style is an effortless take on the mid-century modern home which favours low-slung profiles and dramatic roof lines. Ideal for coastal home lovers, the palm springs style is brought to life by lush green gardens, stone pavers, terracotta colour palettes and breezeblock retaining walls. To achieve this look, check out Adam Goodrum’s latest breeze block, ‘Kite Breeze’, which is a contemporary take on the modernist breeze block which features a half inset panel that delivers an array of artistic shadows, patterns and airflow to any space.
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