A neutral color palette is typically the safest choice when it comes to a clean, modern design. But in the right hands, neutral tones can act as a simple foundation from which the designer can take big, bold leaps. In this home, white and off-white set off big splashes of burgundy red, deep blue, and even black. Without the calming neutrals, these bolder choices could come off as too loud or garish, but here, a balance is struck and the result is sophisticated with a pop of playfulness.

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There is no single color palette that makes a home beautiful, welcoming, or stylish. However, there is no denying that the right shade of blue can make a room feel just a bit calmer. Bringing with it the context of water, nature, and life, blue is easy to incorporate in nearly every type of decor. In these two homes, blue is used as a beautiful accent while neutral tones and other colors work to set off the blue and create a harmonious feeling for the entirety of the home.

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We’re showing two ends of the size scale for industrial style concrete themed interiors here. Our first is a particularly large two story home with three double bedrooms to boast of, and a few colourful accent colours to brighten the mood. The other is a much smaller home with a single level studio apartment layout, and is tinted with a more muted colour palette. Both of these strong interior schemes feature raw grey concrete decor stretching across their walls and ceilings. Exposed ducting and electrical wires streak the rugged rooms. In contrast, the furniture is high-end with sleek edges and smooth finishes. Modern artwork and plants bring in personality and life.

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There’s nothing more exciting than reaching the end of the bitumen road and gearing down into what will ultimately be the ride of your lifetime. 

But before you head off – you might be wondering if you’ve packed right. After all, some of Australia’s off-road tracks can be formidable to say the least – it’s high-risk, high-reward. With unruly terrain, wild beaches and sinking sands, danger lurks around every corner – but so do untouched landscapes, unique camping spots and a million photo opportunities.

Here’s your definitive guide to everything you need to take on your next 4×4 trip. 

1. A spare tyre (or two)

Going off-road without a spare type is like jumping off a plane without a backup parachute. Okay, maybe not that extreme, but it could well be as deadly if you’re caught in the middle of nowhere without reception or an easy way out. Even innocent … Read More

Grey and white decor fashions fresh feeling interiors that come alive under scattered elements of warmth and interest. So, how do we include just the right hint of colour and creativity into a modern neutral backdrop without completely overpowering a cool minimal aesthetic? These two inviting contemporary home designs feature multiple ways in which to introduce a little life into the peaceful palette, from examples of modern art to understated yet mood boosting personal collections. We’ll also see how the raw concrete industrial aesthetic can become part of a warm and inviting interior with the right partnerships of furniture, soft furnishings and uplifting home accessories.

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