Dacland - Living today (Edition 13)

Inspired by the iconic designs and concepts of the mid-20th century, Metricon have launched their latest LookBook theme, Modernism, to provide Lara interior enthusiasts, with unrivalled design advice on how to pull together this very on trend contemporary, sophisticated and dramatic style. Carefully curated by Metricon’s design team, the interactive LookBook features design tips and tricks to bringing the Modernism style to life, room by room. The essence of the Modernism style stems from the typical ‘contemporary’ design scheme, Oak and walnut timbers teamed with raw concrete forms and black detailing. Muted earthy colors in olives, navy, and rust are mixed with designer and iconic furniture imitating that of the European modernist movement from the mid- 20th century. Senior Interior Designer, Tracey Noonan says, the simple yet stylish theme is defined by a streamlined, pared back and less ornate approach with organic and sculptural shapes embraced over decoration. “Form and function are the key to any Modernism living. Strong use of bold textures and pattern help create a dramatic look whilst walnut and tan leathers are true to the mid-century modernist style,” said Tracey. Designed to help prospective new home owners and redecorators explore and recreate the style, the Modernism LookBook shares building and décor tips for every room in the home. “One of my favourite spaces to bring the Modernism look to life is in the bathroom. It’s all about drama in a Modernism bathroom. We use bold rectilinear lines of the architecture and successfully meld these through a refined play of simple charcoals and fresh whites. You can also add in oak timbers and black tap ware to keep this look forever trending,” said Tracey. To explore the new Modernism theme, visit www.metricon.com.au/lookbook Geelong Homes offer a total solar battery solution that will help homebuyers manage their energy consumption. The Olinda 263 by Dennis Family Homes is now open at the Manzeene Display Village Bring down the power bills in your new home It all starts with great design With rising electricity costs and the continued unreliability of power supplies to homes, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to understand that renewable energy is a viable solution. At Geelong Homes we’ve partnered with leading battery and solar provider, Bradford Energy to offer a total solar plus battery solution. Clients can upgrade to the Bradford Solar ChargePack, including Tesla Powerwall 2 which offers backup energy to protect homes during power outages. Geelong Homes General Manager, Andrew Carrol suggests the pack can help homeowners manage their energy consumption. “Solar panels allow homeowners to take charge of their energy use by enjoying free energy during the day. Tesla Powerwall 2 is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that charges using electricity from your solar panels. The innovative solar and battery solution allows homeowners to store the renewable electricity generated by their solar panels during the day to help power their home at night,” said Andrew. “A typical Australian house consumes around 21 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day. Clients can take control of their energy with the 4.3kW Bradford Solar ChargePack including Tesla Powerwall 2. Homeowners will enjoy $1,900 average energy savings every year, that’s around $20,000 average electricity bill savings over 10 years.” With cloud-based monitoring from any smart device, home owners will be able to monitor and manage energy. The unit gives buyers the freedom to track and control solar consumption, energy production, and energy use at any time. Plus, there is virtually no system maintenance required as the software updates are implemented using Wi-Fi. “The sleek looking Tesla Powerwall 2-unit mounts seamlessly on a wall in your garage, and is connected to the grid to export excess energy, maximising opportunity for economic benefit,” added Andrew. “This is the future of household energy, where control goes back to the individual homeowners, increasing their independence from the grid and helping homeowners save thousands on annual energy bills.” For further information about Geelong Homes – geelonghomes.com.au, 5222 5522, info@geelonghomes.com.au As a family building homes for families, Dennis Family Homes know what it takes to make functional, flexible and beautiful homes for families. And their brand- new display homes at Manzeene Display Village are no exception! On display is the Mortlake 293 home design, featuring the coastal-inspired Boulevard façade. Designed for family living, the Mortlake celebrates open plan design with the kitchen, meals and family room as the hub of the home. The impressive master suite, located to the front of the home, features a large double ensuite plus his and hers walk in robes. The additional three bedrooms are located to the rear of the home, giving all family members their own space and privacy. Other highlights of this stunning home include the large games room that sits off the main family area, the large butler’s pantry, alfresco area and the convenient double garage. Also on display from Dennis Family Homes is the very clever Olinda 263 home design, showcasing the contemporary Vogue façade. Perfect for narrow blocks, there is no need to compromise on space with this smart four-bedroom home. Exceptional design has ensured plenty of room for entertaining and relaxation, with the open plan kitchen, meals and family areas flowing seamlessly through to the alfresco area. Complete with an extra-large pantry, study nook and double garage, the Olinda is a dream home for growing families. Dennis Family Homes has received numerous industry awards for quality and design. No matter what your looking for, they have home designs, impressive inclusions and house and land packages to suit your needs. Come and experience these brand-new display homes at Manzeene Village. Explore the modernist movement from the surf coast with Metricon’s latest lookbook theme Contributed by Contributed by Contributed by Page 10 ~ Summer 2018 Published On Behalf Of Dacland Pty Ltd