Interior Style - Light Meets Dark

If an interior that exudes elegance is your goal, you’ll find our Light Meets Dark theme hard to resist. This carefully curated look uses crisp white walls and reflective surfaces as a backdrop to showcase striking features, such as intricately veined marble, richly grained timber, stunning light fixtures, and bold furniture shapes.

The focus is on quality and timelessness, with beautiful detailing at every turn, be it sculptural kitchen tap or a wall of exquisite mosaic tiles that elevates a hardworking room like a laundry. Meanwhile, comfort is assured with plump, upholstered seating and tactile silk rugs that foster a sense of togetherness and relaxation.

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Light Meets Dark - Staircase

Sumptuous fabrics, shapely furniture & beautiful detailing transcend trends, creating an interior you’ll never tire of.

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Light Meets Dark - Kitchen

A harmonious blend of contrasting elements, combining light and dark tones to create a balanced and visually intriguing space

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Light Meets Dark - Living

This style adds depth and drama to the interior, creating a dynamic and sophisticated atmosphere.

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Light Meets Dark - Master Suite

Experiment with different combinations of colours, materials, and textures to achieve a unique aesthetic.

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“A crisp white and neutral base creates the perfect canvas for pops of petrol blue, rich forest green and charcoal to shine, which can be a great way to showcase your favourite, darker pieces.”


Create the look

Exterior colours

Use the power of contrast to add drama to your façade by combining deep, earthy tones of chocolate and charcoal with taupe and pale grey across your rendered surfaces, and rich timber roof and window detailing. For added luxury, tile your front pier in serene cream or greige.

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Interior flooring

Set a luxurious foundation in your main living spaces with chevron or herringbone timber flooring or high-gloss, marble-look floor tiles. Introduce softness with plush silk rugs or textural cut-and-loop pile styles in a solid or stippled colour. For bedrooms and cosy spaces, consider fine loop pile carpets in a gentle neutral like soft grey or greige.

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Feature lighting

Lighting plays an art-role with this look. Seek out sculptural, modern styles in glass and aged brass, finely woven black pendants that create intriguing interplays of shadow and light, decorative wall sconces, and shapely hanging lights that instantly capture the eye.

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Kitchen styling

Evoke a natural feel in your kitchen with two-tone timber and white joinery, combining flat-face panelling with sections of v-groove panelling for a touch of texture, creamy stone benchtops, and a window splashback overlooking the garden.

Or make a statement with a bolder palette of basalt grey joinery, thick marble-effect benchtops, and marble mosaic tiles on your splashbacks.

Complete the look with an oversized sculptural timber pendant over your kitchen island, and soft, padded bar stools in a look-at-me hue like navy or black.

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Bathroom bliss

Make your bathrooms havens of relaxation with layers of elegant marble- or limestone-effect tiles running from floor to ceiling. You might, for example, combine basketweave marble mosaics on the walls and in the shower area, with simple square or rectangular tiles in a harmonising finish across the floors.

Inject a crisp, modern edge with under-mounted basins, gunmetal or brushed nickel tapware and joinery handles, and clean-lined wall sconces in black or white.

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See the Light Meets Dark look on display at these locations:

Astoria Grand 54 on display at Clyde North
Astoria Grand 54

Meridian Estate, Clyde North

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Canterbury Grand Atrium 47

Alamora Estate, Tarneit

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Rothwell 29 on display at Clyde
Rothwell 29

Eliston Estate, Clyde

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Clovelly 33 on display at Aintree
Clovelly 33

 Woodlea Estate, Aintree

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Matisse 33 on display at Clyde North
Matisse 33

Orana Estate, Clyde North

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Rothbury Grand Atium 50 on display at Donnybrook
Rothbury Grand Atrium 50

Peppercorn Hill Estate, Donnybrook

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Sorrento Grand Deluxe Theatre Atrium 48 on display at Truganina
Sorrento Grand Deluxe Theatre Atrium 48

Mt Atkinson Estate, Truganina

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Furniture & Styling

Centre your styling around comfort and luxury, with simple, elegant sofas and seating, topped with scatter cushions in chenille, velvet, silk and faux fur. Add softness with lavish rugs, arched mirrors, an oval dining table, a round coffee table in striking black or grey marble, and a curved bench at the foot of the bed.

Ensure every room has a captivating focal point, be it an intricately tiled wall, an eye-catching work of art, a shapely light fitting, or a gorgeous, velvet-covered bedhead.

Use the walls (and even your ceiling) to bring depth and cosiness, with tongue and groove panelling, or textural, woven wallpapers.

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