Homes and Lifestyle

Live like a celeb: Home styles to inspire

Transform your home with these easy tips.

If you’ve been scrolling through social media lately, you’ll have noticed that the hot new trends for homes revolve around a growing desire for greater connection with nature and a return to slower living—no doubt due to all the stress we’ve all been experiencing these past few years! Country Luxe, Modern Zen and Parisian Glamour are three such looks currently having a moment, and they’re incredibly easy to adopt.

To help you incorporate these trends into your space, we’ve enlisted some expert help. The team at Metricon Homes, Australia’s number one home builder, take us through some simple tips to have your interiors looking like they’ve come straight out of the latest editorial photo shoot.

Country Luxe


Imagine sprawling postcard vistas and green pastures for miles. Modern farmhouse-inspired style is understated and sophisticated, and you don’t need to live on a farm to achieve it. This look is for anyone who wants to boost their family home’s comfort and character.

To pull it off at your place, style with hessian, linen and natural timber to give warmth and a peaceful vibe to any room. Or gather the best our Native Australian fauna has to offer and display in a vase as a statement-making centrepiece on your dining room table.

If you’re renovating, try to stick to natural timber floors in rich walnut tones for durability and long-lasting appeal. Soft furnishings and black industrial pendants are also quintessential markers of the look. Stick to calming tones like washed navy, moss and sand, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving this timeless style.

Check out Metricon Homes’ Country Luxe Lookbook for some awe-inducing photos that’ll inspire you to make a start.

Modern Zen


Breathe simplicity and nature-inspired style into everyday living with the Modern Zen look. Inspired by Australia’s natural beauty, the focus here is on harmonious colours, greenery and natural timbers. 

Sheer curtains in white reflect the bright and light Aussie lifestyle, while textiles like linen, washed cotton, canvas and wool take you on a sensory adventure and connect back to the outdoors. Add a sophisticated touch with laminate timber cabinetry in the kitchen or bathroom, or opt for concrete-inspired benchtops to balance the timber.

Go for textured, painted walls that mimic the look of natural stone and add artisanal elements with rattan seating or woven details. And enjoy the sensation as you exhale a sigh of relief and relaxation every time you enter your home. 

Parisian Glamour


For those that swoon over luxurious fittings and high-end design, Parisian Glamour will tick all the right boxes. Neither flashy nor vulgar, this is a classic, timeless style with that je ne sais quoi Parisian touch. 

Like most things French, interiors should be kept subdued and effortless, with the beauty found in the details. The dominant colour is white, which is always on trend and can be easily matched with almost anything.

Soft colours should be paired with marble finishes, ornate elements and gold details. For an extra dose of glamour, gold polished tapware in bathrooms will add a touch of bling to elevate your morning routine.

If you’re in the position to make some big changes, look to dark timber stains and consider incorporating wall panelling into a feature wall for traditional old-world charm. Choose velvet upholstered seating – ideally in neutral tones – with winged elements and high backs for extra drama.

Brought to you by Metricon Homes. Make a start on bringing the hottest trends into your everyday lifestyle with plenty of inspiration right here.

Related stories