If you love or have visited this unique region of Australia you will know the special feeling it has – entwined with the natural environment and seasons, a little rustic and wild, full of warmth and texture, cosy in the winter and fresh and mild in the summer.
Australian High Country Style is inspired by all these elements and is distinct and unique. It has grown out of the past, reflects the link to the nature that surrounds, is liveable, practical, uncomplicated and comfortable.
There is undeniable reference to the heritage of the region with a nod to the European settlers that bought with them traditional Alpine furniture and furnishings as a reminder of home. These have, in places, remained, familiar but oddly transplanted from the other side of the world.
There is a practicality to the style – the need for a robustness of furnishings, the importance of lighting to create a cosy ambiance on a dark evening, Blankets and open fires for warmth in winter. Mudrooms, boot rooms and drying rooms all necessary part of managing the elements.
And yet High Country Style is not just function over form – luxurious natural textiles such as cotton, linen and wool add a layer of softness and texture. Furniture crafted in wood, iron and stone can add a contemporary twist to the traditional Alpine style. Lamps and lighting with a textural finish are functional and practical adding to the décor and to the cosy mood.
Australian High Country style has grown up – it is finally its own look. A muted natural palette with accents of colour, layers of organic texture in bedding, soft furnishings and upholstery. A robust quality reflected in furniture crafted of wood and stone and iron. An emphasis on comfort, practical yet beautiful, stylish yet liveable.
Simple yet anything but boring.