Darren’s top six style trends — in a nutshell
Beach: (pictured top) Features a neutral colour palette of oak, white and grey.
Contemporary Australian: Inspired by nature, featuring spotted gum timber floors, walnut and eucalypt-inspired kitchen and bathroom surfaces with grey and white stone-effect tiles.
Japandi: A mix of Japanese and Scandi style, this design is one that will appeal to people with bolder personalities. The look is clean, with lighter coloured timbers and a slightly retro style.
Hamptons: The colour palette features white on walls and grey timber floors, carpets and benchtops. Tapware and door handles are traditional. It’s conservative but classic.
Hotel Luxe: (pictured below) Finishes include limestone-like floors, a soft metallic kitchen splashback, speckled overhead kitchen cabinets and champagne-coloured tapware.
Modern Urban: Appropriate for both city and suburban homes, the look is minimalist, clutter free and open-plan.