By Caroline Tahana
Industrial but with a hint of Hamptons. How can we make this work?!
When it comes to our own home renovations the first question a lot of people have asked us is will the famous “Scandustrial” style be making an appearance in our own home? Will we have a graffiti bath? Well the answer is yes. And no!
Kingi loves the industrial style and so do I, but I’m also draw to the Hamptons style which I think will suit our 1970s home.
Industrial style can be sometimes come across as cold and hard but my aim is to work my magic and soften the whole feel and look of the house. I love the rawness of industrial but I love the warmth of that Hamptons/Country style brings to any family home.
Being married to a super talented man like Kingi you can be assured we will definitely be having his signature rendering work throughout our home, and why wouldn’t we? He’s amazing at what he does! (Insert proud wife here). Render doesn’t have to look hard or rough and what Kingi can do with Marrakesh and his Venetian plaster range will showcase in our home without a doubt.
Our colour palette for the new home will consist of greys, blacks, whites, warm timber floors and of course rendering. I love the texture and feel faux leather furniture brings to any living area, but with children I also love how easy it is to clean!
We want to create a style which has neutral colours as its bones so we can change the décor as the trends change over the next 15 years or so without it costing too much! I’m in love with the soft Scandinavian pastels at the moment so our bedrooms will have the lavenders and violet colours without being too feminine. The industrial element will even this out and make our master bedroom perfect for the both of us.
When we designed our Block apartment, we took in the location and what was around it. With the famous Chapel Street just 600m down the road, we knew we had to style it to suit the area. But now with our own home it’s a bit different. This will be our forever home; where we will grow our family, were the kids will go to school down the road. I won’t be making quick decisions with this renovation, that’s for sure! I think agreeing on the design and style of our own home might test us a little bit more than The Block did! Until next week…happy renovating!