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Defining your own home style

Discovering your personal design style can be an overwhelming process. From mid-century modern to coastal cool, there are countless design styles to choose from. Building a world around you, one that suits the way you'd like to live, is all about creating beautiful spaces that sing with personality and warmth.

Exterior Styling with Steve Cordony

As Australia’s leading interior stylist and tastemaker, Steve’s expert eye led to his role as style director-at-large for one of the country’s most prestigious homes title - Belle magazine. His knowledge of design is second-to-none, and he is one of Australia’s top 10 interior Instagrammers.

Drawn to international design destinations as a constant source of inspiration, Steve’s aesthetic blends French detailing with a monochromatic overlay - taking cues from French architecture and 1950s-1960s European design, contemporising it with a classic, yet fashion-forward direction for the modern world.

Steve has curated four colour palettes to inspire your exterior design.

MODERN MEDITERRANEAN

Lean into the casual ease of this coastal pairing with suitably organic finishes and rich accents with a marine-inspired decadence.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

Scalloped brickwork makes a statement while terracotta tones and rich, raw finishes create a symphony of texture accented by pops of bronze and charcoal.

URBAN ESCAPE

The textural shades of charcoal, chocolate and umber, accented by touches of gold and polished concrete, are lifted by the inclusion of statement materials and gentle bursts of green.

NEUTRAL GROUND

Tones of terracotta blend seamlessly with decorative accents such as the ornamental block and raw finishes of the selected brickwork.

Our Most Loved House Styles

We've compiled 8 of Australia's most loved house styles and have carefully paired them with one of our colour
palettes that will help bring it to life. From Classic Hamptons to Box Modern and everything in between, explore
Australia's most loved house styles and discover your design direction.

CLASSIC HAMPTONS

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.

PALM SPRINGS MODERN

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.

INDUSTRIAL URBAN

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.

BOX MODERN

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 enhance that casual vacation feel.

NATURAL CONTEMPORARY

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.

MODERN FARMHOUSE

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.

MEDITERRANEAN

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.

FRENCH PROVINCIAL

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 Most Loved Colour Palettes

Our Brickworks colour forecasters and design experts have specially curated eight signature colour palettes that
perfectly align with the most popular house styles.

NEUTRALS

Our Neutrals colour palette pairs well with a Hamptons house style and is our very own 50 shades of grey

EARTH

Our Earth colour palette is perfect for a Palm Springs Modern house style with its natural colours mixed with pops of bright colours providing a balance of fun and functional.

RAVEN

Our Raven colour palette complements an Industrial Urban house style as it beams with raw and textural greys and silvers.

NERO

Our Nero colour palette was made for a dark, moody and bold Box Modern house style that wants to stand out from the crowd.

RUSTICO

Our Rustico colour palette pairs well with a Natural Contemporary house style with its light and earthy foundation mixed with charcoal elements.

CRIMSON

Our Crimson colour palette is perfect for a Modern Farmhouse house style with its beautiful red and brown shades and black accents.

SAND

Our Sand colour palette complements a Mediterranean house style as its all about rich, cream, warming neutrals.

BLANCO

Our Blanco colour palette was made for a white, bright and classy French Provincial house style that creates a rustic sophistication.

Style Collaboration

Brickworks has collaborated with the following industry professional to create a selection of colour
schemes that will not only inspire, but also give you the confidence to create your perfect home.

Style Inspiration

“This unique range of curated colour schemes has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the style-conscious consumer — you. All of our schemes speak to current trends and have been created with longevity and timeless elegance in mind. Using our industry insider knowledge, we’ve interpreted current market trends, as well as looking to the future of residential design.”

KIM CHADWICK

Trend Forecast Director

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