Four Bathroom Design Tips for Achieving the emerging Modern Australian Trend from Hunting for George’s Lucy Glade Wright

Four Bathroom Design Tips for Achieving the emerging Modern Australian Trend from Hunting for George’s Lucy Glade Wright

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In the ever-evolving landscape of Australian design, a refreshing trend has emerged that captures the essence of the modern Australian lifestyle. Designers and trades are embracing the Modern Australian look, seamlessly blending contemporary aesthetics with authentic Australian elements. Renowned for her expertise in this style, Lucy from Hunting for George shared her insights and tips during our visit to their Lorne family beach house on the Victorian Surf Coast.

What is the Modern Australian Trend?

The Modern Australian trend is a fusion of contemporary design and native inspiration, creating spaces that reflect a deep connection to their natural surroundings. Characterised by using native timbers, organic shapes, and earthy tones like terracotta, eucalyptus greens and sea blue, this aesthetic embodies a love for the Australian landscape. Embracing sustainability and locally sourced materials further underscores a commitment to environmental consciousness and appreciation for local craftsmanship.

From the gorgeous warm tones of the Lorne main bathroom to the iconic green and blue ensuites, we’re labeling Lucy from Hunting for George the queen of adapting the Modern Australian trend to any bathroom. Here are her top tips for bringing this aesthetic into your home, even if your renovation is complete, some of these design principles can be seamlessly applied to styling and bathroom decor.

Timber Finishes

Lucy emphasises the importance of integrating natural texture, particularly through timber. Vanities provide an excellent canvas to incorporate this element into your bathroom. Whether it's reclaimed wood or a modern timber finish, the warmth and authenticity of wood contribute to the overall ambiance of a Modern Australian bathroom.

Warm, Natural Tones

Selecting warm, soft natural tones is crucial for capturing the essence of the Australian landscape. Lucy suggests opting for hues that reflect and complement the Aussie surroundings, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere in your bathroom. Think terracotta, earthy browns, and soft greens to infuse warmth into your space.

Modern Tapware and Accessories

For a contemporary edge, Lucy recommends choosing clean-line, modern hardware. Sleek and sophisticated tapware, handles, and accessories add a touch of modernity to the overall design. This balance between contemporary and authentic elements is key to achieving the Modern Australian look.

Style with Natives and Greenery

To tie in with the Australian theme, Lucy encourages the inclusion of native plants and greenery in your styling elements. These not only bring a touch of the outdoors inside but also contribute to the overall freshness and vibrancy of the space. Consider incorporating potted native plants or introducing botanical prints to your bathroom decor.

Lucy from Hunting for George has truly mastered the art of creating Modern Australian bathrooms, seamlessly blending contemporary design with authentic Aussie elements. Whether you're in the midst of a renovation or looking to update your styling, these tips from Lucy are your guide to infusing the beauty of the Australian landscape into your bathroom sanctuary.

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