A look born from three countries that often rank highly as the best places to live in the world, can you blame us for wanting to take a leaf out of their book? Scandi design incorporates hues of natural timber, crisp whites and soft greys to culminate into a minimalist yet inviting interior aesthetic. These elements create a soothing ambience ideal to unwind in after a long day of work.
A Scandi space embraces the daily rituals of life and is functional at its core — easy-clean surfaces and open shelves are a must for a personalised, low-maintenance kitchen. Pull certain elements from your kitchen such as a tile or cabinetry details and incorporate them in the laundry and bathroom for continuous serenity. Add warmth to a Scandi-style room with pastel pink or blue plateware or towels.
Of course, what style is more practical than the Family collection? Celebrating connected living, this theme is all about creating an entertainer’s paradise with a cohesive design throughout all living spaces. Functional L-shaped island benches are ideal to open up the kitchen for family to work, complete homework or simply spend time together. Smart storage is also a must, with innovative cabinetry and pantry solutions maximising every
centimetre of available space. Select a cooktop with an integrated rangehood to feature on your island benchtop for an open spacious look in the kitchen. Perfect Sense Supermatt soft close drawers and doors with a hidden J-pull handle provides an easy clean seamless design.
Extend these ideas to the bathroom by including a bathtub for long soaks for yourself or the little ones. A walk-in 10mm glass panel for the shower opens the space and provides easy access. A double vanity will also speed up morning or evening routines and cater to shared bathroom spaces among kids.
Originally inspired by a group of villages called The Hamptons on Long Island, New York, this look encapsulates elegant coastal living enriched by a calming neutral palette. The Hamptons is all about family and entertaining, so open-plan spaces, tonnes of natural light and plenty of texture (think: subway tiles!) will help you achieve this beachy aesthetic. A large island bench doubles as both a spot for entertaining and a secondary storage solution, with hidden cupboards on both sides.
Continue these features into your butler’s pantry, laundry and bathroom for a seamless transition between spaces. Introduce large-format tiles and marbles into your bathroom, alongside chrome fittings, for a true Hamptons haven. Don’t forget a circular mirror or rounded tapware for a bathroom that goes with the flow.