Interior Style - Relaxed Traditional

Classic with a modern twist is how we’d describe our Relaxed Traditional interior theme. Blending time-honoured favourites, such as plaid and checked patterns, rich timber furniture, and traditional feature lights, with contemporary touches, like rugged concrete, retro rattan and punches of black against a bright, light-filled backdrop, it’s old-meets-new done in a thoroughly Australian way.

Homely, inviting and versatile enough to accommodate busy family life and more formal occasions, it’s the perfect look for anyone who can’t go past a classic – be it fashion or homewares – but loves putting their own modern-day spin on style.

Earthy & alluring

Relaxed Traditional - Kitchen

Deep, modular sofas, comforting textures, and a blend of matt and gloss finishes create a low-key luxe vibe you’ll love.

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Relaxed Traditional - Master Suite

Classic furniture, muted color palettes, and comfortable fabrics create a welcoming space that exudes elegance.

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Relaxed Traditional - Ensuite

Timeless fixtures, soft color schemes, and comfortable furnishings create a welcoming and soothing atmosphere.

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Relaxed Traditional - Living

A relaxed traditional interior style combines timeless elements with a laid-back atmosphere.

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“With its earthy, neutral base and pops of burnt orange, mustard and olive, there’s a lot of warmth to this look – dial it up further with chunky textures, patterned timbers, fringed detailing and pops of leather.”


Create the look

Exterior colours

Evoke a classic coastal feel with soft grey render, white weatherboard and generous glazing, or set a moody and dramatic tone with layers of rich grey across your render and garage door, paired with timber accents. Architectural detailing, such as mouldings and decorative window trims, will add another layer of interest.

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Interior flooring

Create a robust, easy-care foundation in your entry and main living spaces with large, polished stone-look floor tiles (the bigger the better, if you want a luxe look) in camel or beige, or wide timber floorboards. Create softness in areas where you relax with fringed rugs featuring subtle, neutral patterns and cosy wall-to-wall carpet in ecru or pale grey. 

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Feature lighting

Classic glass and black iron feature lights are a great starting point for this look, creating the perfect balance of old and new; think Art Deco-style glass pendants over the kitchen island or dining table, and delicate glass orbs suspended over your bedside tables. Add a modern edge with sleek black floor and lamps in spots such as the kids’ activity area and study. 

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Kitchen styling

Make the heart of your home wonderfully warm and inviting with dual-tone cabinetry in richly grained oak or walnut and taupe, flat-fronted cabinetry, and pale grey or concrete-effect benchtops. A splashback in kit kat tiles or matt-finish subway tiles will add a cosy, textural touch.

Emphasise the old-meets-new aesthetic with classic glass and black iron pendants over the island, ornate joinery handles, and a sculptural gooseneck tap in chrome. Complete the look with simple black wooden bar stools that make a striking contrast against your island facing. 

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Bathroom bliss

Foster soothing, spa-like vibes with a floating vanity featuring flat-faced doors in matt taupe or mid-tone timber, with wood-look benchtops or ones in creamy stone, a rounded basin and a sleek chrome tap. Add to the cocooning feel with large stone-look tiles in a soft neutral on the floor and lower portion of the walls, and warm white paintwork on upper walls.

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See the Relaxed Traditional look on display at these locations:

Amberley Grand Pantry 29

Meridian Estate, Clyde North

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Kensington Grand Deluxe 46

Newhaven Estate, Tarneit

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Pasadena Grand Pantry 26

Alamora Estate, Tarneit

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Furniture & Styling

Build your scheme around simple, statement pieces, such as a classic timber dining table, a low-profile modular sofa in a forgiving shade like soft grey, and bentwood dining chairs with textural rattan backs in black and oak.

From there, add in layers of texture and interest with woven rugs, painted v-groove wall panelling, a coffee table with a chevron-patterned top, a rugged concrete or terrazzo side table, and plain, checked and striped scatter cushions with flanged edging. An unexpected piece, such as a curvy accent chair in sumptuous olive velvet, will keep the scheme exciting. 

For a cosy and cohesive effect, keep the colour palette restrained; warm, coffee and grey tones, accented with black, khaki, rust and burnt orange. 

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