Interior Style - Urban Edge

Make a statement with our Urban Edge look, where dark tones and striking furniture shapes take centre stage against a soft, muted colour base. Bold, dramatic and packed with character, it’s a sure-fire way to create an unforgettable interior.

Creating some balance is key to preventing your scheme from appearing stark; pair clean-lined furniture in dark timber stains with tactile natural materials like linen, leather and woven fibre, accents of rich colour like burnt orange, olive and burgundy in soft furnishings and art, and lashings of natural light.

Our top tip? Ground your space and boost the visual impact by keeping most of the darker tones in the lower portion of the room, with lighter tones above. 

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Urban Edge - Kitchen

Contrasting finishes– polished tiles, coloured glass décor & distressed leather – adds richness and complexity to your scheme

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Urban Edge - Ensuite

Metallic fixtures, sleek surfaces and strategic lighting create an edgy ambiance.

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Urban Edge - Lounge

Characterised by raw materials, exposed structures, and a mix of modern and vintage furnishings.

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Urban Edge - Master Suite

Contrasting finishes– polished tiles, coloured glass décor & distressed leather – adds richness and complexity to your scheme

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“Dynamic furniture shapes are the hero of this look – choose pieces that are structured and purposeful, like tailored, deep-seated sofas, curvaceous side tables, and coffee tables with slender frames that allow the eye to travel through the space.”

INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGER, JESSICA HODGES

Create the look

Exterior colours

Clean lines, rich earthy tones and natural touches will give your home a dramatic, modern street presence. Keeping architectural detailing to a minimum, layer your façade with rich espresso-toned brickwork, sections of render in various shades of grey and warm, and timber-battened detailing for a touch of texture. For added drama, consider adding timber lining boards on your porch ceiling.

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Interior flooring

Keep the focus on your striking furniture forms with understated flooring. For busy, social spaces, consider polished or matt porcelain floor tiles in a solid, neutral tone such as taupe or beige, or timber floorboards with a minimal grain. Add subtle luxury to your formal living area, study and bedrooms with a cut pile twist carpet in soft grey or ecru.

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Feature lighting

Introduce bold, black lighting in a mix of different materials and forms – for example, a trio of curvy, woven basket pendants over the kitchen island to cast a cosy glow in your everyday living/cooking space, sleek black cylinder downlights overhead, dainty tubular pendants suspended over your bedside tables, and minimalist modern floor and table lamps.

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Kitchen styling

Offset your dark furniture with a kitchen in fresh, light tones. Consider soft grey joinery and sleek stone benchtops, coupled with a splashback in white subway tiles or a glass splashback that blends in with your wall colour.  

Or add a warm, natural feel by combining white lower cabinets with an island and overheads in a mid-tone timber. Including a few open shelf sections will give you a handy spot to store cookbooks or display artwork and ceramics. Minimalist stainless steel handles on your lower units and push-to-open mechanisms on overhead units will emphasise the seamless aesthetic.

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Bathroom bliss

Give your bathrooms a modern urban edge with sleek cabinetry in warm walnut or dark-stained oak, contrasted with charcoal or creamy white stone countertops. Accessorise with angular tapware in gunmetal or matt black, and simple stainless steel or black door hardware. Run large tiles in a crisp white in a solid neutral tone across floors and halfway up walls, with white paintwork on the walls above. 

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See the Urban Edge look on display at these locations:

Beaumont 25 on display at Wollert
Beaumont 25

Aurora Estate, Wollert

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Edgewood 23 on display at Lara
Edgewood 23

Coridale Estate, Lara

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Highview Grand 33 on display at Clyde North
Highview Grand 33

Meridian Estate, Clyde North

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Piermont 29 on display at Sunbury
Piermont 29

Redstone Estate, Sunbury

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Brooklyn 27 on display at Tarneit
Brooklyn 27

 Newhaven Estate, Tarneit

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Redcliffe 27 on display at Clyde
Redcliffe 27

 Eliston Estate, Clyde

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Springwood 23 on display at Aintree
Springwood 23

Woodlea Estate, Aintree

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Portland 25 on display at Wyndham Vale
Portland 25

Jubilee Estate, Wyndham Vale

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Granada Grand 40 on display at Officer South
Granada Grand 40

Kaduna Park Estate, Officer South

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Kensington Grand 40 on display at Clyde North
Kensington Grand 40

Orana Estate, Clyde North

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Portland Grand Pantry 29 on display at Clyde North
Portland Grand Pantry 29

Berwick Waters Estate, Clyde North

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Renwick 23 on display at Officer South
Renwick 23

Kaduna Park Estate, Officer South

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Furniture & Styling

Anchor your main living space with a simple, modular sofa in soft grey, styled with cushions in burnt orange, navy, olive and burgundy. Then look to introduce striking furniture pieces in the surrounding spacees, such as a dining table, coffee table, and entertainment unit in dark-stained timber. Pieces with an interesting silhouette or unexpected detailing, such as an angular base or a patterned finish, will add depth and drama.

Add softness to the space with pale grey linen sheers, richly textured rugs in light or dark tones underfoot, and comfortable, upholstered dining chairs and barstools. Maintain your home’s open and airy feel with swathes of white across walls and strategically placed mirrors that bounce the light around.

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