A Nordic Twist To Design Showcased on Metricon’s LookBook

It seems Australians just can’t get enough of fabulous Scandinavian homes and their stunning interiors. But if in the New Year you are looking to mix up a standard Scandinavian approach, the latest theme to hit Metricon’s LookBook, Nordic Elk, is sure to inspire anyone who is in need of some fresh Norse inspired decorating ideas.

Informed by the renowned traditional styles from Northern Europe, Nordic Elk is all about pairing timbers with a clean, crisp, minimalistic base. Bright whites and monochromatic tones are the basic building blocks in creating a look within this style.

Distinct from a simple Scandinavian theme, Nordic Elk adds a wide range of feature textures to the look with organic inspired elements, neutral textiles and wintery motifs, to transform a striking blank canvas into cozy and warm inviting spaces.

The colour scheme in this theme reflects the outdoors, with charcoal and tan tones working as feature colours to contrast the classic monochrome. With this style, a good rule of thumb is to never use colours that you wouldn’t see appear in nature.

While the well worn Scandinavian path style revolves around the classic lines of mid–century retro furniture, the Nordic Elk theme includes key pieces of timber crafted furniture inspired by nature. As a result you will see a lot of grey lounges and natural wooden tables used to create uncluttered, minimal spaces, filled with natural fabrics.

A common feature of this style is motif’s featuring woodland animals such as deer’s, elks, owls and rabbits.  Woodland artifacts such as faux antlers are also a great way of paying homage to the Nordic style.

Nordic Elk is the tenth design theme to be added to Metricon’s LookBook that sits in the inspiration section of their website, alongside the extensive image gallery and MyHome feature where browsers can collect and organise their favourite images, plans or packages from the site. On LookBook, Metricon’s team of expert Interior Designers share their passion and insights with exclusive information and insider tips and hints, to guide visitors through the latest interior themes and teach them how easy it is to recreate the most on-trend looks. 

Metricon’s Digital Marketing Manager, Kelly Millar explains the premise behind LookBook: “We know people love our display homes and are always looking to Metricon for inspiration and help to recreate the design. That’s why we created LookBook to present an online inspiration destination that covers it all from being inspired by the latest styling trends from around the world.

“On LookBook you will now discover ten interactive mood boards of fresh interior design ideas and a wealth of information. Everything on Lookbook has been designed to take the hard work out of styling a home. Excitingly, with a display network of more than 150 contemporary homes across Australia, if you fall in love with a theme on LookBook your admiration doesn’t have to be confined to online, LookBook will direct you to a display home near you that has been styled with that look, so you can immerse all your senses in the theme and experience it first –hand,” said Kelly.

To explore LookBook visit http://www.metricon.com.au/get-inspired/lookbook

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