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Find your spring style inspiration with the Kimber

Casey Dann

Words by Casey Dann

Sep 23, 20196 min read
Find your spring style inspiration with the Kimber

For all your home style inspiration, look no further than Ausbuild’s new display home, the Kimber.

The beautiful family home is part of the Refined Living Collection on display within the Capestone Display Village at Mango Hill and is ideal for those growing families looking to build their forever home.

Ausbuild’s design studio manager Marissa Lintott said the home’s styling inspiration comes from relaxed yet sophisticated aesthetic pieces, which give off luxe, urban resort vibes.

“We’ve used a soft, neutral palette throughout the home with statement lighting and eye-catching feature wallpaper, while the beautiful brushed gold hardware and tapware completes the look,” she said.

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to switch out the style of your home for the warmer months, a visit to the Kimber will certainly set you on the right path."

Be inspired by this season’s ‘must-have’ colours with subtle pops of pink clay, moss greens and caramel tones, which have been paired with a soft palette to accent the more intimate spaces like the media room, upstairs retreat, and grand master suite.

But that’s not all you’ll find inside – the likes of oak timber veneer flooring, paired with a minimalistic yet modern kitchen will draw you in to the home.

“Generous sliding glass doors line the kitchen and living areas, letting an abundance of natural light in while inviting you out into the grand alfresco space, complete with outdoor kitchen for those avid barbeque-ers,” Marissa said.

The Kimber Open Plan Living
Enjoy a stunning open plan feel to your new home in the Kimber

Now that you've seen the home, Ausbuild's Interior Designer Emma Boulter shares how to get the key style elements!

Colours

Fresh grey-based green, bright cool-toned white, and natural oak timbers are the focus of this colour scheme. This scheme creates a tropical inspired home that is both refined but still organic and natural at its core. 

The Kimber Bedroom
An easy way to jazz up a bedroom is with painted feature wall that's just subtle enough to make a difference

These tones have been intentionally selected for the main living areas due to the brightening yet soft and calming presence they deliver. Pops of pink clay, moss green, and caramel have been used in addition to the soft palette to accent more intimate spaces, such as the Media, Retreat, and Master Suite.

Patterns

Subtle and not so subtle patterns have been used in and throughout the home. Focus should be on not only the literal designs, such as palm prints, but also non-literal patterns such as symmetry, curves, and repetition. 

The Kimber Downstairs Media Room
Add a splash of something 'extra' with a playful wallpaper

The Stackbond Vertical Finger Tiles used on the Splashback mimics the pattern of bamboo delicately, whilst the bolder Balga Grass Plant Wallpaper is a striking literal way to keep the Media Room playfully and kitsch. Both have their place, and both work well in the home, but the key is to nailing heavy patterns is to identify the mood of space. By focusing on the intended use of the room it is easy to identify if it requires an informal, fun, pattern or a more formal, sophisticated, pattern.

The Kimber Bathroom
By focusing on the intended use of the room it is easy to identify if it requires an informal, fun, pattern or a more formal, sophisticated, pattern.

Textures

Raw textured such as grained timbers, linen, Jute, woven rattan, as well as both matte and gloss ceramics are paired effortlessly with the luxury of brushed gold accents. 

The Kimber Upstairs Retreat
The couch is the feature of the room, so why not make it stand out!

The mixture of smooth, rough, soft, and hard are layered together to produce a tactile environment. Texture adds an additional dimension, to what could easily become a more minimalist interior, and should not be underestimated. By using multiple textures in the same colour tones you will create depth and layers in the space, without feeling inundated or overwhelmed.

Styling / Furniture

Focus for décor should be on pieces that would feel at home in either Baja California or Bali Indonesia. Whilst these more tropical accents are consistently evident in the home, they have been effortlessly mixed with the simple form of modern and mid-century inspired furniture. 

The Kimber Open Plan Living
Feature lamps draw the focus in but offer a softness to the room with ambient lighting

Natural timbers, moulded plastics, black metal frames, and woven furniture have been paired with softer decor such as linen cushions, burlap poufs, and billowing curtains to create an easygoing but polished space.

The Kimber Kitchen
Try a modern twist on the kitchen 'must have' and go for a dining set that's a bit different or non-traditional