17 Jun The global design trends making their way to Perth
We gather and bring home a wealth of inspiration from the places we explore around the world.
From the secret sugo ingredient shared by a nonna in Naples to the new love for black coffee after sipping it on cobbled streets of Le Marais, these memories shape the way we see the world on our arrival home.
The same goes for global inspiration within our homes. In Perth, we can see inspiration from across the globe incorporated into home design, from facades, through to materials, landscaping and interior design.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your dream home, without the travel costs, jump on board as we explore five global design trends.
If there is a design style that Western Australians can’t get enough of, it is the mid-century modern design style known as Palm Springs, just take a drive through the leafy streets of Mosman Park to see why.
The style focuses on clean lines, an abundance of glass to invite light and the outdoors inside and breezeblock features.
This obsession makes sense, as Perth shares a similar warm year-round climate to its US counterpart, plus we love entertaining at home, particularly when the sun is out.
Not only does Perth embrace Mediterranean influences in home design, but the saying “mi casa es su casa” rings true for many too.
Meaning making yourself at home, we see WA homes embracing this sentiment through generously sized kitchens with oversized benches, encouraging people to linger longer with the family.
In terms of design, European influences can be seen through rustic materials and touches, raw textures and welcoming outdoor areas that lend themselves to relaxing with a glass of pinot.
We couldn’t explore international design trends without talking about the Hamptons, because you don’t have to go far along Perth’s coast to see influences of the timeless style.
Inspired by the holiday homes scattered across the Hamptons coast in New York, this style slips right into Perth life with its wide, wraparound porches to make the most of warm days, use of feature timber inside and out and a clean white palette with natural textures and tones mixed through for warmth.
When it comes to creating an inviting and stylish space, the Danes sure know their stuff.
From bringing the idea of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga and translating to the feeling of being cosy, content and appreciating the small things) to the world, to their seemingly effortless and minimal approach to interior design, it is no surprise the style is huge in Perth.
We see the aesthetic incorporated predominantly within the living spaces of the home through minimal and clean furniture choices with a focus on craftsmanship, warm and cosy textiles and some indoor plants.
After a trip to New York, or staying in a Big Apple-inspired hotel or Airbnb, most have seen the attraction in the trendy loft style, filled with light, space and raw materials.
While renovated loft-style spaces can be hard to wrangle in Perth, introducing elements of this industrial trend into your home isn’t.
Think exposed raw surfaces like a brick wall or beam, recycled objects or materials that are given new life when paired with polished concrete floors if you’re looking to create the uber-cool NYC vibe.
If you’d love to embrace the Palm Springs, or invite some Hampton’s style elements into your abode, Webb and Brown-Neaves can help you bring your dream home to life. Head to their website for more inspiration and information.