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Find your zen at home with Urban Breeze


Life can be hectic, with work stretching way past 9-5 and our phones buzzing all the time. Metricon's latest Lookbook theme, Urban Breeze, offers the perfect antidote, drawing on natural timbers, spruces of green and soothing neutral colours to create a blissful sanctuary inspired by nature.

Find your Zen space at home by letting go of the perfect – embrace tactile textures in vases and bowls that show off the creative process behind them, wearing their unique earthen finishes like cracks in dried earth. Build out this simple look with pale driftwood or charcoal colour statement pieces for your coffee tables and sideboards. Dot a neutral sofa with sea spray-toned cushions in teal and turquoise, bolstered by warming raw leather.

Embrace nature with ferns, grasses and succulents housed in smooth stone and translucent glass pots, bridging the indoors-outdoor divide – a key goal that sits at the heart of Urban Breeze. If you're worried about your green thumb credentials, you can achieve the same result with artificial plants. Add to the serenity with sheer curtains that bathe the room in muted light.

Urban Breeze is all about paring back the clutter and keeping to a mostly neutral palette, but don’t be afraid to splash out with pops of colour in signature artworks and throw in a few bold geometric prints that signal your individuality. Bare feet will relish a big, boucle-textured rug.

Moving into the kitchen, make Urban Breeze’s green theme work for you by introducing fresh herbs on the windowsill, ready to garnish home-cooked dinners, as well as trailing plants that spill over high spots. Echo the organic feel of laminate timber cabinets and shelving in your choice of chopping boards, utensils and serving platters. Speckled stone benchtops in soft grey provide a welcome contrast to the wood finishes.

Add a stylish flourish in the dining room with sleek, glossy black ceramic features and raw timber pieces perched on textural woven placemats. Embrace the Urban Breeze ethos and dispense with a rug, keeping the look clean, clear and focused on your feature oak dining table crowned with native flowers like proteas, eucalypts and grevillea.

When we’re talking about peaceful retreats, nowhere is more important to the Urban Breeze spirit than the bedroom. Create a calm base by painting your walls in stone hues like Concrete Effect Pale Elements or Dark Onyx by Dulux. Soften that up with a lush loop-pile carpet in a sandy colour, bringing that beach feel to your undisturbed sleep spot.

Build in a soft grey bedhead trimmed with timber and punctuate it with oversized naked lightbulbs, exposed filaments glowing. Combine bright white linen sheets with pale grey, tan and teal pillowcases and a huggable raw wool throw, perfect for cocooning yourself in a cosy, stress-free bubble.

Break up the desert colours of the carpet with the flourish of a geometric-pattered black and white rug, topped with a timber bench seat at the end of the bed. Add plenty of lustrous-leafed plants for that rainforest feel, mirroring glimpses of green through windows cloaked with the soft sheen of sheer curtains.

Laminate timbers and terrazzo and porcelain tiles should slide towards the grey end of the natural scale in your ensuite. This will helps achieve a blissful haven where you can start your day calmly. Don’t scrimp on the towels, opting for thick, luxurious finishes in navy and white.

Urban Breeze is the ideal look if you want to come home and recharge, reinvigorating you after a long day. Feeling inspired? Check out some of our other key styles here.