The Oslo 29 at Edgebrook estate in Clyde North combines the best parts of two distinctive home styles; classic country and industrial.
With an overarching monochrome palette present in both the home’s interior and prominently on the façade, visitors will be greeted by a white and black toned Southampton facade that, until now, has typically appeared in traditionally coastal colours.
Senior Interior Designer, Mitra Whittle has taken the neutral monochrome palette and diffused the stark contrast with the use of texture, rich timbers and masculine grey tones, bridging together two styles to form a distinguished, contemporary fusion of countrified-industrial.
With neutral finishings of pale walls, cabinetry and benchtops, Mitra lifted the home’s subtle appeal with the use of timber, present in the flooring and furnishings.
‘Timber plays a huge role in the country appeal and composition of the home’ said Mitra.
‘Oak or Ash woods tend to have an even temperament and grain, I wanted woods with personality, so I opted for American walnut because it has more personality than other types of walnut, with knots and grains and light, dark and warm tones, which would lift the neutral palette’.
Mitra also selected profiled cabinetry and doors for its country-style character, but then applied matte black handles to bring in an industrial element.
‘Black is something that you can apply to any standard scheme and come up with something completely different’ she said.
Matte black has played a big role in the countrified-industrial look, which has toned down and steers away from organic and wholesome country-living that centres around the classic plantation and rustic styles.
‘I tried not to let one style overpower the other, balancing the best parts of both concepts to ensure the home is not geared toward one of the two styles.’
Introducing matte black metalwork in the window frames, door handles and curtain rods emphasises the semi-industrial feel.
‘It’s quite a masculine look, it’s modern edgy, but at the same time very tactile and warm using texture and easy to use tone-on-tone greys’ added Mitra.
Adding texture such as panelling, fabrics and mixed materials to a monochromatic theme is important to add personality to the house and acts as a bit of a feature.
Keeping in-theme, Mitra chose the colours of the facade at the same time as selecting the home’s interior colours, enabling the overall home to come together cohesively for consistency.
The black and white Southampton facade is a fresh take on the traditionally coastal-hued look, adorned with eye-catching black gables and slate roof tiles, contrasted with pale tone-on-tone render and piers.
‘Having a black and white foundation to a home’s style appeals to many people of all ages. Monochrome can easily be enhanced by adding any other colour or styles.’
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