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27/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Metricon’s High St Style Delivers Timeless New York Design

New York’s much loved Fifth Avenue has forever been a mecca of style and class, offering countless years of design inspiration. Metricon’s new LookBook theme, High St Style, offers a how-to guide for bringing the Big Apple’s classic styling to life in your own home.

Taking inspiration from the period charm of iconic Fifth Avenue architecture, High St Style offers an idyllic blend of classic styling with modern minimalism. The heart of High St Style comes down to the finer design details. Feature skirting boards are the perfect way to add a sense of architectural heritage and work beautifully when paired with dark timber flooring.

When it comes to the colour palette, there is no going past neutral tones.  Don’t be afraid to add pops of colour such as yellow to create an upbeat and modern feel. It’s important to keep structural items minimalistic, opting for dark timbers and marble finishes.

High St Style is all about classic architecture juxtaposed against modern design, so it’s important to find the right balance between harsh lines and soft finishes. Ensure that focal points are elegant and refined, such as floor to ceiling linen curtains, which offer a fresh take on luxury. Full height upholstered bed heads are another great way to create understated drama in a room, exuding the feel of a five star hotel right in your very own home.

Mid-century furniture is the foundation for High St Style. This theme shuns over styling, so it’s key to avoid clutter and remain functionality-focused.  Simplistic styling allows for room to play with artwork. Consider adding oversized artwork to create a sense of fun and colour to an otherwise refined style. 

Metricon now offers 15 design themes online on the LookBook section of the website to help enthuse the interior stylist in all of us. LookBook has been created by Metricon’s team of expert interior designers who share their hints and tips on how to recreate the most stylish interior trends, as seen in their display houses.

Metricon’s Digital Marketing Manager, Kelly Millar explains the premise behind LookBook: “On LookBook you will now discover 15 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.

“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. “

To explore the new LookBook High St Style theme visit www.metricon.com.au/lookbook  

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