Luxury Trends for 2018

The beginning of 2018 brings with it fresh trends and new designs set to inspire another year of luxury living. Predictions for this year foresee home styling trends reflecting current social trends of a calm life balance and natural earthen luxury.

As our lifestyles continue to revolve more around technology, our homes become a place to seek solitude and peace from our busy routines. Continue reading for our tips on the top trends of 2018 to achieve total interior luxe.

 

Dark Woods- This year will see a shift from the classic Scandinavian light woods we’ve been enjoying in recent years, to darker and richer tones of delicious chocolate browns and walnut woods. Statement pieces like large dining tables or hand-crafted bookshelves can create a sense of ultimate natural calm.

 

 

Greenery- Pairing with the rich, dark woods comes bright and bold greenery which can liven up any room. Forget last year’s small succulents and think oversized palms, fiddle leaf figs or even a ficus. Choose big and bold pots to help the plant really make a statement. Not only will it add texture to your home, but there are also many benefits of having plants indoors, including minimising dust in the air and helping to keep room temperatures cool.

 

Cool Tones- As we continue to create homes which provide us a solace from busy lifestyles, cooler tones such as light linens and pearl greys will appear this year. Not only will they create a calming and peaceful space but will work with those rich wooden tones to balance the elements of your interior.

 

 

 

Terrazzo Flooring- This trend is on the way back for 2018 and bringing with it a classical timeless aura to any home. With its beautiful polished finish, this style gives any home a unique identity and a true sense of calm. Distinctive specks featured throughout the flooring gives a sense of earthy luxury and will make coming home to this space pure bliss.

 

Earthy Textures- Organic and earthy textures will see popularity this year, particularly rattan and wicker. Bright open dining and outdoor spaces can be livened up by incorporating rattan chairs or side tables with pops of colour brought to life through rugs and cushions. Simple wicker bed frames paired with light linens can create dreamy bedrooms to make you feel as though you’re in a 5-star beach resort. Don’t forget to bring in some greenery to compliment the natural tones.

 

 

 

Mixing Metals- This year we move away from basic stainless steel and continue to create luxury through interesting and unique accents of brass and copper. Tapware, door handles or even pendant lights and side tables can be found in beautiful copper tones and bring an ultimate level of luxury to your home.

 

Spa Bathrooms- If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom is the soul. Having a luxurious bathroom to come home to at the end of a long day is pure bliss and can really help us relax and destress. The biggest bathroom trend of 2018 will continue to be the desire for resort style bathrooms, complete with luxurious bathtubs for candlelit soaks, his and hers spaces and lavish lighting to complete the space.

All white bathrooms are on the way out, so incorporate fresh greenery and pops of colour through tiles, tapware and accessories. Bringing the wooden look through from the rest of the house can really add a resort feel to transport you to your favourite holiday destination.

 

 

The Vogue- A Dream Home

Driving to The Vogue inspires you even before arrival. Set in the leafy western suburbs it’s sure to impress and upon arrival to the home, it does not disappoint. The Vogue is set on a wide block and has taken full advantage of the available space. The impressive stonework adds an element of natural luxury and the elevation sets it apart from the other homes on the street.

As Dr Shivani Singh greets our team, it is clear that she too is as elegant as this home.

 

 

Dr Singh tells us this is the first time she has built a home, and that she was really pleased with the overall result.

“We chose Domination Homes after going to their display home and we really loved their attention to details and their specifications, and their style,” said Dr Singh.

Walking through the home, you can see that it was designed for a family who not only considers the finer details, but a family who likes to entertain.

 

 

Dr Singh attributes the ease of the building process to the help of the Domination Homes architect.

“The architect was just wonderful, so that was another reason why we went ahead with them,” said Dr Singh.

“He just gave us what we wanted, what my vision of the house was.”

The vision that has been delivered showcases prominent design elements including light filled open spaces that feature floor to ceiling glass, creating a welcoming home environment.

Further to this, the luxurious elements such as wooden features, stone tile work and marble accents make the home a modern blend of textures.

 

 

But creating a home that features so many intricacies is no easy feat.

Dr Singh told us that after finishing the build, they had several tradesmen coming through the home to finish small jobs.

“You know, when there are two people who don’t depend on each other, there is always a blame game. But I have to say, there were quite a few people who were working in this house and complimented the house.”

“They said to me, you don’t realise how complicated your house was and how well Domination Homes have worked around those complications,” said Dr Singh.

Dr Singh tells us that hearing this, confirmed that she had made the right choice by building with the team at Domination Homes.

 

 

Walking around the space, you can truly see that a dream home has been delivered. Every aspect leaves you in awe.

This home is a true testament to the luxurious, quality homes which Domination Homes can bring to life for you.

To see Dr Shivani Singhs full testimonial video, click here.

The perfect walk-in wardrobe

The wonderful wardrobe, whether you are ready to rule the boardroom in a power suit or keeping it colourful and vibrant, this room of the house sets you up for a whole day of success. Often a space that is over looked within homes, the wardrobe should not be forgotten, especially the master wardrobe.

 

At Domination Homes we understand the importance of having a space for your belongings that makes you proud, while also being functional. So, what makes the perfect wardrobe?

 

Space

By far one of the most important options, especially when it is normally a shared area. Maximise your wardrobe space by sectioning it off from the rest of the master bedroom, popular choices have been to hide the wardrobe behind the bed or tapper it off in the direction of the bathroom, which can be seen in our display home – The Residence.

 

Storage

 To achieve an ultimately sleek and minimalistic look, imperative to any luxury build, having enough storage is incredibly important. A place for everything, and everything in its place’ so the saying goes, and that’s exactly how a master wardrobe should be built. Don’t allow for things to get cluttered and use a mix of hanging space and draws to utilise all available space.

 

Hanging space – high and low spaces

Utilising both high and low hanging spaces allows you to make the most of the space on offer. Try using the multi levels to set out your clothes, with shirts on top and pants or skirts on the bottom. Hang clothes as matching tops and bottoms for a quick and easy outfit choice on those early mornings.

 

Lighting

Hollywood will tell you good lighting is everything and we completely agree. Good lighting can make or break a room, which is why Domination Homes focus so much of our attention on ensuring our master wardrobes are lit to perfection. Bright, sleek lighting with a feature chandelier or simple down lighting is the perfect way to illuminate your wardrobe and create a luxurious dressing space.

 

Mirrors

The simplest way to give an illusion of space and serenity is to incorporate mirrors into your master wardrobe. Not only are they practical, but they allow for lighting to bounce within the space, giving a sense of depth and space. Incorporate full length mirrors instead of wall tiles to create the ultimate wardrobe elegance.

 

These tops tips are a fantastic starting point to creating the master wardrobe of your dreams. Additionally, our expert design team can help you create the wardrobe of your dreams through our in depth design consultations. To find out more, visit our contact page.

Styling your luxury home

While we may build the home of your dreams, adding the finishing touches through styling makes all the difference. Style is a true reflection of your personality and we at Domination Homes have listed our favourite elements to incorporate into your new luxury home.

 

1. Artwork

Put your time and energy into sourcing standout pieces of art, whether it’s beautiful photography, unique wall hangings or dramatic floor pieces and statues. Sourcing local, one of a kind pieces will add a unique style to your new home and generate a talking piece for the house-warming party soon to follow.

 

 

2. Marble

The marble look is a contemporary style that can be incorporated into your home during the building stage or throughout the styling stage. It brings an air of elegance to any modern home, and will never leave your home looking dated. Its timeless style and impeccable finish leaves any space feeling like a seven star luxury hotel. Incorporate floor to ceiling marble tiles in bathrooms for a luxurious spa style or look to purchasing a marble top coffee table to add a subtle hint of luxury.

 

3. Wood

Luxury is all about combining a selection of high quality products to create contrast and elegance. Including wooden effects throughout your home can create a contemporary balance between natural and constructed materials. To achieve this look consider purchasing a statement wooden coffee table or dining table. Our current favourite style of timber include walnut for a darker finish and beech timber for a lighter tone throughout your home.

 

4. Textures

When choosing interior furnishings alternate between a variety of textured pieces. Choose from luxurious textures such as leather, velvet, or fur. These textual elements can be added through things such as couches, ottomans and bedframes. Additionally, accessories such as cushions and throws can add an easy stylish update. Think chunky knitted throws and leather pillows to create interesting layers. Prior to the building phase, speak to our designers about incorporating textured wallpaper in select rooms to add an ulterior level of design and sophistication to your home.

 

5. Mirrors

Incorporate strategically placed mirrors throughout your home to create a sense of light and space. Large floor standing mirrors can give the illusion of even bigger rooms, and hung wall mirrors allow light to bounce around brighten up any room. This small but important feature is an easy way to liven up your rooms and truly finish off your home with an elegant style.

 

Our top additional stylish elements can really make a difference to finalising your luxury home. However, never underestimate the power of fresh flowers, indoor greenery and candles. To learn more about our design process, speak to the team today.

The story behind The Residence

Recently the team at Domination Homes celebrated the launch of The Residence display home. Over 40 years’ experience has cumulated into this modern masterpiece, situated at 59 Glenelg St in Applecross.

 

The home was designed with entertaining in mind, and features a showcase central glass wine cellar, a stunning master bedroom and European tapware. The large format tiles are carried out through the entire home and add an element of luxury similar to a 7-star luxury hotel.

 

To find out the inspiration behind the home and the highlights, Sales Manager Marco DeCarolis explained the project from his perspective.

 

According to Marco, the main driving force behind building The Residence was to bring a new level luxury to the market.

 

“We wanted to bring to the market a level of luxury living, that will adapt no matter what your lifestyle involves,” he said.

 

The design of the home is a true testament to this by incorporating a focus of family life and entertainment, the heart of any home.

 

Marco said that the home is centred around the kitchen, as every great home should be.

 

“The rest of the family areas then flows seamlessly off this and the open outdoor spaces provide all the key elements needed to enjoy the fantastic climate of Perth all year round,” he said.

 

The home is truly a standout from other display homes in Perth, achieved through various design choices that seamlessly blend throughout the home.

 

Marco explained that the level of luxury, combined with carefully considered design elements within the home, sets it apart from others.

 

“Everything a modern home will need has been integrated into the design, allowing a clean flowing floor plan. We chose a handful of quality products and finishes and applied them with consideration to the overall feel of the home but also their functionality within the home,” he said.

 

The Residence showcases such luxurious design that one could almost be forgiven for thinking it was a 7-star resort, not a family home.

 

This is highlighted through the integrated design that incorporates the alfresco, pool and water feature, giving you a sense of relaxation and awe.

 

The design of The Residence has allowed for some show stopping features, with Marco stating that many people are simply in love with the master ensuite, followed by the walk-in robe.

 

“It’s breathtaking and after that, we get a lot of people comment on the wine cellar,” he said.

 

Since its opening in mid-October, the home has been received with praise and admiration.

 

According to Marco, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

 

“People who visit are saying it’s the best home they have seen in years, a home that they could see themselves in; they are simply blown away,” he said.

 

The quality of the design shines through The Residence and it is a testament to Domination Homes key focus – excellent design backed by quality trades.

 

The new display home sets Domination Homes apart from the rest of the market and Marco believes it comes down to family values.

 

“It’s the commitment that every client is treated the same and that you have direct access to family members of the company, so the homes we build, are like our own,” he said.

 

To see more of the display home, visit 59 Glenelg St on Monday and Wednesday 3pm – 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 5pm.