Inspiration to Mood Boards

Renovating any space in your home can be overwhelming and scary when you don’t have a clear vision of what style you like. Pinterest is almost everyone’s favourite spot to find inspiration, and we can’t disagree. Whether it’s finding a picture that shows just the smallest design feature, or a picture that shows the perfect configuration, inspiration photos are the best place to start.

But once you find that picture, how do you begin to find the different elements to bring that design to life? Our favourite way is to collate all the samples into a mood board so you can see each element of a design right in front of you.

Here are some of the designs we’re loving at the moment, and how we’ve found the perfect items to create the design in real life.

Contemporary Kitchen

Reserve Home “Apartment”

A style that is becoming more popular, contemporary kitchens create a simplistic but fun addition to your house. This kitchen showcases pastel green cabinetry paired with timber and a simple white subway splashback. Since the green cabinetry is what makes this kitchen pop, finding the perfect colour finish is important.

Coastal Kitchen

The Stables “2 in Twelve Forever Kitchen”

A simple and bright style, coastal will make you feel like you are always on a summer holiday. Using bright monochrome colours that make the space light and airy, this style will compliment any house. Vertical line cabinetry for the upper cupboards creates a simplistic feature, with timber bringing warmth to the space.

Coastal Contemporary Kitchen

Studio Ezra “Malvern Home II”

This design has a mixture of features, but the stand out is the rattan tall cabinetry. Taking the traditional shaker style and combining it with a more coastal rattan finish, this style culminates in a painted rattan door that is both simplistic and detail orientated. Paired with a dark timber, grey benchtop and gorgeous small square tiles, we still can’t help but be drawn towards the tall cabinetry.

Contemporary Bathroom

Nectaar “Project Richmond”

A minimalistic and cool toned bathroom, this style showcases the current design trend of continuing the floor tile up the wall. Paired with a nib wall to create a shelf in the shower, this design is both stylish and functional. The secondary feature wall showcases simple white subway tiles laid vertically to highlight the tall ceilings.

Scandinavian Bathroom

Three Birds Renovations “Kinwolf Mill House”

Our favourite bathroom design for creating a warm toned retreat, this Scandinavian style bathroom features warm timber and clean lines. A variation on the popular subway tile, kit kat tiles create a slightly bolder feature wall whilst still being simplistic. Paired with brass fixtures, a white benchtop, basins and bath, this bathroom is bright and airy whilst still feeling warm.

Coastal Bathroom

The Design Villa “Bilinga Beach Abodes”

We are loving the trend of pale colours being brought into the bathroom, such as the lovely light blue-green tiles. Paired with VJ panelling and brass tones to bring a bit of warmth into the room, we love this coastal style. Whether it is a full wall of feature tiles, or just a section in the shower, a pop of colour definitely creates a wow moment.


Whether you know exactly what style you like, or need a bit of help, we’re here to help you design the best renovation for your home! Get in touch with us on 03 9885 0412 or book your free in-home consultation.

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