Seek refuge in the bed­room

With busy lives the norm, par­ents are look­ing for a sanc­tu­ary to call their own

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Queens­land build­ing firm Val­con Homes has opened its dis­play house at Vil­laWorld’s Kil­lara Es­tate in Lo­gan Re­serve, with the fo­cus firmly on the mas­ter suite.

The com­pany said the mas­ter bed­room was quickly be­com­ing a fo­cal point of new home de­signs, with buy­ers want­ing a ded­i­cated “par­ent’s re­treat” as part of their new prop­erty.

“While the kitchen and bath­room con­tinue to be the he­roes of the home, peo­ple are plac­ing in­creas­ing em­pha­sis on the mas­ter bed­room,” Val­con Homes joint di­rec­tor Ja­son Do­err said. “As we lead in­creas­ingly busy lives, par­ents are want­ing a space that is all their own.

“Mas­ter suites need to have enough room to be multi-func­tional, as some peo­ple now use them as a com­bined bed­room and study, of­fice or li­brary area.

“We have also pro­vided an op­tion to ex­pand the mas­ter suite even fur­ther by adding an ad­join­ing par­ent’s re­treat, which can be used as a pri­vate me­dia room – it’s all about cre­at­ing com­fort­able and pri­vate spa­ces for all mem­bers of the fam­ily to have their own space to re­lax.”

Com­ply­ing with buy­ers’ needs, Val­con Homes is of­fer­ing four new floor­plans at Kil­lara, each with ex­pan­sive mas­ter bed­rooms and some with ad­join­ing “re­treat” zones. Its dis­play house fea­tures one of the oversized mas­ter suites, com­plete with a 3m walk-in-robe and an en­suite com­pa­ra­ble in size to an aver­age bed­room.

Tim­ber-style pan­elling, var­ied tex­tures, sim­ple lines and earthy tones have been used in the mas­ter suite, with wooden ac­cents, heavy fab­rics and pen­dant lights giv­ing a sub­tle in­dus­trial feel. Black matt fix­tures con­tinue the theme in the en­suite.

Aus­tralian home­wares re­tailer Ur­ban Road re­cently re­leased its Au­tum­nWin­ter 2018 col­lec­tion, Con­tin­uum.

In­spired by retro throw­backs, the col­lec­tion cel­e­brates min­i­mal­ism with sim­ple lines and forms, soft muted colour pal­ettes and or­ganic curves, but adds a touch of edgi­ness with dark, moody sub­jects and bold pho­to­graphic im­agery.

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