Monochrome love

I know the common perception is an injection of colour is always required within an interior pallete. However, when limiting a scheme to neutrals, the results can be timeless and restful. It also allows the mix of eclectic elements (mostly simple and inexpensive items) to happily co-exist together. The other reason for my passion for monochrome is that it allows me to experiment with mixing different materials, textures and pattern. My belief is this often adds to the soul of the home. The following photos have been taken at the Thorne Group showhome at the Lakes.

Below: White as part of the monochrome story

20mm stone benchtop with a negative detail

Magnetic feature wallpaper in 'little girls' room.

Below: Marine plywood feature wall (stained a walnut colour), new matt black bricks (through the opposite interior spine wall), and exposed concrete flooring.

Woods don’t have to all be the same, l combined solid American oak, which is a slightly blonded colour with the walnut stained plywood. They weren’t just used in isolation and randomly, but instead made up a consistent story of warmth combined with the monochrome interiors.

Below: Solid American Oak shelves

Below: The same wood was used in the study nook and customised vanities in the bathrooms

Cheap blackboard sticker added just that little bit of extra interest to this desk. The desk was customised plywood stained walnut (matching the entrance panel, window seat and built in dining area.

The walnut wood touch was carried through to the master bedroom with in shelving.

And touches on black and neutrals in lighting, linen and soft furnishings.


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