If you’re looking to update your home interior in 2017, Metricon’s latest Lookbook theme, California Dreaming, may be the look you’ve been searching for. Inspired by the cool, salty breeze of an Australian summer and the relaxed modernist vibe of California, Metricon’s expert team of interior designers have created the perfect interior theme for those who enjoy contemporary style and coastal vibe.

Drawing inspiration from the oasis backdrop of California, the essence of the California Dreaming style stems from the creation of calming coastal spaces, echoing the casual elegance of summer living. Begin with a native inspired colour palette of fresh whites and oak shades. Introduce marble and concrete accessories matched with charcoal linens, essential to keep in with these tones.


“Working with a native colour pallet, modern simplicity is achieved by muted pastel tones, warm oak timbers and distinct mixes of light and dark woods, that help to create a texturally rich environment in the home,” explains Metricon Senior Interior Designer, Jacinta Evans.

When it comes to furniture and accessories, opt for warm greys, pastel pinks and off whites. Charcoal textures can also be introduced for contrast but should be accompanied by vintage Californian photography and abstract coastal artwork in black and white prints.

Jacinta says “recreate the California Dreaming look by introducing charcoal wool textures and natural and washed linens, and incorporating solid timber and oak furnishings to make an impact.”

The California Dreaming Lookbook theme has been brought to life in two of Metricon’s beautiful display homes in Victoria. To view this exciting new interior theme in the flesh, be sure to visit Metricon’s Vantage 38 on display in Fyansford or Metricon’s Fortitude 37 on display in Strathfieldsaye.


Designed to help prospective new home owners and redecorators explore and recreate the style, the California Dreaming Lookbook theme shares building and décor tips for every room in the home. For all the details on re-creating this look in your very own home, explore California Dreaming on Metricon’s online Lookbook.

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