Discover: Our Onyx Interior Style

by Carlisle Homes


Channel the cosy and sophisticated vibes of your favourite high-end hotel with our new Onyx interior style.

The holiday may be over, but that’s not to say you can’t enjoy five-star luxury every day of the year at home. Meet our new Onyx interior theme – a dramatic blend of tonal greys, sumptuous natural stone and touch-me textures that captures that elegant yet inviting vibe you’d find in a top hotel. Love the sound of it? Why not pop along to our Canterbury Grand Deluxe 47 display home at Aurora Estate in Wollert, which is decorated top to toe in the Onyx interior style.

Here, our interior design team share the key elements that make up this timeless interior style.


Get the Onyx look by incorporating luxurious shades of blue and grey, feature natural stone, and brass decor.

Featured here: Canterbury Grand Deluxe, Aurora Estate, Wollert.

Credits: 1. Stella King Size Winged Bed Head - Ocean Blue, BROSA. 2. Mason Wylde Travertine Abstract Vase, 3. Halo Organic Quiltcover Pebble, Aura Home. 4. Travertine Archie Arch, Fenton & Fenton. 5. Selma Black Cushion, Linen House. 6. Coquette Table Lamp in Polished Nickel and Black Marble with Black, The Montauk Lighting Co.

Dramatic tones

Set the scene for luxury with cool whites and varying shades of grey across flooring, soft furnishings, and surfaces. Introduce accents of inky blue and rich chocolate in scatter cushions and artwork, and hints of brushed brass in décor pieces, for an opulent edge.

Natural stone

Natural stone in all its glory is the undisputed star of the Onyx interior style. Think dramatic, richly veined stone bench tops on your kitchen island, large-format stone tiles running from the floor to walls of your bathrooms, eye-catching stone mosaics on splash backs, and marble or travertine-topped coffee and side tables in your living areas.


Opt for deep tones such as walnut and elm that convey luxury, and feature rich textural boucle armchairs and cushions. Featured here: Canterbury Grand Deluxe, Aurora estate, Wollert.

Layers of texture

Create a wonderfully inviting feel by layering plush elements in a medley of different textures, such as soft woollen rugs, boucle armchairs, sumptuous linen bedding, chunky throws, and velvet scatter cushions.

Dark timber accents

A dramatic aesthetic like Onyx calls for rich timber finishes. When it comes to furniture such as the dining table and side tables, and the joinery in your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas, opt for deep tones such as walnut and blackened elm that convey an unmistakable sense of luxury.


Keep your kitchen sleek and refined by incorporating sophisticated joinery to nail this clutter-free look. Featured here: Canterbury Grand Deluxe, Aurora Estate, Wollert.

Sleek joinery

Keep things simple with flat-fronted kitchen and bathroom joinery, minimalist hardware, and clean-lined furniture. Not only does this help reinforce the calm, clutter-free aesthetic of the Onyx interior style, but it ensures the focus remains firmly on those beautiful stone finishes.


Add some circular dimension by adding round coffee tables, arm chairs and ottomans. Featured here: Canterbury Grand Deluxe, Aurora Estate Wollert. 

Curves for softness

Introduce a few curves to add softness and light to the Onyx interior style – consider arched mosaic tiles on a bathroom feature wall, a couple of curvy occasional chairs in the theatre room, a circular coffee table in the lounge, and round joinery handles on your bedside tables.


Go bold with a headboard! Choose a rich velvet or a linen headboard to make a striking addition to your bedroom. Featured here: Canterbury Grand Deluxe, Aurora Estate, Wollert. 

A dramatic headboard

No luxury hotel room is complete without a beautiful bed. Add high-end impact to your master suite or guest bedroom with a striking headboard in velvet or linen that contrasts with the colour of the wall behind it.

Subtle wallpaper patterns

There’s nothing quite like wallpaper to add depth and interest to a room. Keep patterns simple and abstract, with gentle colours drawn from your grey-greige palette. Or up the cosiness factor by lining your walls with fabric – a signature design move seen in luxury hotels around the world.

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See the Onyx look for yourself and pick up more great decorating ideas by visiting our Canterbury Grand Deluxe 47 display home at Aurora Estate in Wollert. Find more details here. To discover many more of our unique interior styles handpicked by our interior designers click here to learn more.


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