The interior styling and colour palette of our latest display home open in Mount Duneed is a Boutique first – not surprising for a never before built, brand new floorplan – the Catalina 31.

The monochrome style embodies a new interpretation the subtle hues of tans and timbers for an overall warm and inviting feel.

                              Boutique Homes, Catalina 31, Mount Duneed, Monochrome, Internals, Katie Hillary

Interior designer Katie Hillary had envisioned the monochrome palette long before the home had been constructed.

‘There was definitely a theme right from the very start when we were doing the internal fixtures, so the tiles, the floors, the cabinets - it was in my head the sort of look I wanted to achieve’ she said.

During the design stage of the house, Katie saw the designs of the home as drawn by Designer Andrea Grover.

‘I saw the façade that Andrea had drawn and thought she’d done a great job with the design of the façade in that it was quite straight and minimal, with not too many elements to it’ Katie said. 


‘I wanted really contemporary furniture with clean and simple lines that wasn’t fussy’.

Most often, interior design heralds the use of single or themed bold colours which run throughout the home.

The opposite runs true for monochrome where colour is not promoted or featured, lending itself to a calm and tranquil sensory environment.

 ‘The style of the home is contemporary where especially prominent, but I wanted to create a home that was equally warm and inviting, even on a winter’s day.’

                              Boutique Homes, Catalina 31, Mount Duneed, Monochrome, Internals, Katie Hillary

‘Because it is such  a large floorpan with large open spaces, the colours that we had selected for the internals also really set the scene for incorporating warmth with the use of timbers in the kitchen and furniture selections such as the coffee tables, the dining table and bedside tables.' 

The floor tiles used add to the overall warmth by selected warm-grey tones.

‘I really wanted the home have a really clean feeling, but warm feeling, and that’s what I feel when I walk through it – it’s clean and simple and contemporary, but because of the colours selected throughout it’s a very warm feeling’ Katie said.

                              Boutique Homes, Catalina 31, Mount Duneed, Monochrome, Internals, Katie Hillary

‘And that’s the thing about design’ she continued, ‘you can choose pieces, but in the end it’s all about how you layer it.’

The Mount Duneed display home holds another first for boutique we have showcased the artwork of local artist and Boutique customer Jacqui Mac of Inkah Art.

When incorporating the artwork into the interiors of the home Katie said that Jacqui has some beautiful pieces that go with anything.

                              Boutique Homes, Catalina 31, Mount Duneed, Monochrome, Internals, Katie Hillary

‘I had chosen a neutral bed linen palette so that the artwork would be the feature.  The use of the grey fabrics and linens tied in with the grey and charcoal artwork we selected.’

‘One of the artwork pieces had running blue and pinks throughout it, so I chose to tie in the pink colour of the artwork with the use of cushions. ‘

We are proud to support local art and a member of the Boutique family.

To see more of Jacqui’s art click here

And you can see pictures of her Barcelona home and artwork on her Instagram page: @inkahartgallery

To visit this display click here

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