Behind the Scenes – Interior Install at The Haven

The Haven showcases the finer details in a home, with a neutral colour palette and finding inspiration of ‘New Stone Cottage’.

We spoke to Heidi and Sarah from Eskay Design Interior at install day to speak about our newest display home and fourth one to open this year!


Q. Explain the overall interior design concept of The Haven?

A. The New Stone Cottage style of this home is to create a modern take on a somewhat traditional style.


Q. What’s your favourite feature of this home?

A. The Glosswood Cladding to the Kitchen and scullery ceiling is an absolute stand out – making the kitchen the focal point and hub of the home.


Q. Who would suit this home design?

A. Any family who love to entertain and have visitors or extended family stay.


Q. Explain the benefits of having a gust retreat upstairs in the home as The Haven does and how to style this space?

A. A couple can have their own separate space in this house upstairs, with plenty of privacy from the rest of the home. It is styled with a neutral colour palette, suitable for any age group.


Q. With the minor bedroom retreat and the activity area secluded off, what are some key tips to laying out and designing an activity area to make sure that it ‘grows as the kids grow’.

A. This space was designed with a growing family in mind – therefore there is a place to study, sit and relax and also ample space to play.


Q. What are some great tips to styling your alfresco area to entertain all year round?

A. Keep it simple, make sure there is a comfy place to just sit and relax. Side table and coffee tables are always a must for entertaining outside.


Q. The bar in the theatre layout is an unique inclusion in the home, describe the styling of this space and how it integrates with the theatre space?

A. The use of the feature tile in this bar was to make it a bit more fun. It is also a functional space with plenty of storage and shelves, therefore items can be left in there at all times.


Q. With a large and open living area, what are your tips to styling the family and dining areas without being too clunky with too much furniture and that both spaces flow to the kitchen and alfresco?

A. Sticking with a grounding colour scheme that can flow through all the areas is very important in such a space, so that all the elements are not competing against one another. We then have a couple of focal points – such as the green couch and the timber clad ceiling to make the space more interesting.


Q. What are your top tips for styling the perfect entry point and what have you done in The Haven to achieve this?

A. By adding in a simple bench seat into the entry with a few wall hooks, we have created a very inviting and functional space. You can throw down your bags onto the bench, or sit down to put your shoes on, on your way out or in.


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