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…

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.


To find out more information on The Haven and for display home opening hours, click here.

Behind the Scenes of our Latest Two Storey Display Home, The Mead

The Mead brings ‘Sophisticated Scandinavian’ design to the home to create a clean, minimalistic feel, with timber accents and warm lighting while…

The Mead brings ‘Sophisticated Scandinavian’ design to the home to create a clean, minimalistic feel, with timber accents and warm lighting while ensuring it retains a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. It’s elegant style is paired with functional design for comfort, luxury and easy of living.

We caught up with Sarah and Heidi from Eskay Design on install day to speak about Perceptions’ latest two storey display home in Perth.


Q. Describe the interior theme of Sophisticated Scandi and why it was chosen for the home?

A. We started with a ‘light Scandi’ feel and design, but then realised the home design called for more sophistication. We needed the interior to be more dramatic – and you can see this in the small darker touches that have been added (the tap ware, window frames). The darker touches were minimal to keep the interior warm and appealing but still made a statement.


Q. What are some of the key features of the kitchen styling?

A. A key point in the styling of the kitchen is we used a darker carcass to create a dark ‘finger rail’ look.



Q. Explain some of the furniture selections in the living area and why they were chosen

A. We selected the furniture based on creating a sleek and homely feel with a mixture of light and Scandinavian textures and tones.


Q. When looking at the master bedroom retreat, can you give some advice on how to lay out the room and select colours and furniture?

A. It is so important to keep maintaining the brief – light, neutral and sophisticated. Always look out for windows and have enough space for seating.


Q. Describe your favourite feature of the home

A. The staircase with wire balustrading and angled timber landing and the large window entry. But now in the middle of install day, the study and void are almost becoming our favourite too!


Q. Who would suit this design?

A. A couple with growing children or with overseas families – this design also has the space for great guest rooms.


Q. Explain the benefits of having the minor bedrooms sectioned off in the home.

A. Kids and guests have their own privacy and space and the rooms are sectioned off from the main living areas, perfect for when you have people over and have this area of the house untouched.


Q. How important has the full height windows throughout The Mead directed some of the interior design styling?

A. We can use slightly darker finishes as we know there will be a lot of beautiful natural light – and you can definitely see this in the study and also in the open plan living area.


Q. The void is a real statement with this home – can you comment on how to incorporate this in a floor plan design and ideas on how it can be used? (in this case, a study)

A. Voids create a new dimension to a space, so used in the right way, they can create such a statement. For this one, in particular, we wanted to make it even bolder by adding in a huge pendant light and dark paint as a backdrop!


The Mead is open Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm – 5pm, Saturdays 1pm – 5pm and Sundays 12pm – 5pm, located at 26 Cedarleaf Entrance, Treeby. View the two storey display home or enquire about the design today.




The Mead – Grand Opening Event

Perceptions is excited to unveil our newest display home, The Mead on Thursday 19th July, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. A night filled with…

Perceptions is excited to unveil our newest display home, The Mead on Thursday 19th July, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

A night filled with inspiration – be wined and dined throughout with a cooking demonstration from SMEG, interior design tips from Eskay Design and our team of Building and Design Consultants there to answer any of your questions and chat to you about custom designing your next home.

It’s all part of the Perceptions Difference and we would love to see you there.


Our team are currently working hard on the The Mead – with built in furniture to the living, Smeg appliances fitted in, cabinetry in our kitchen and scullery and our bathroom all looking great – see our progress photos below.

With a Sophisticated Scandi feel to the home, we have fallen in love with the black tap ware from Caroma, selected by Eskay Design.

For more information on our opening event, click here.













Front Page News – A Refreshing Perception

Perceptions featured on the front page of The New Homes Plus in The West Australian discussing what we call ‘The Perceptions Difference‘…

Perceptions featured on the front page of The New Homes Plus in The West Australian discussing what we call ‘The Perceptions Difference‘ and the five common principles that drive us to build the best looking house in the street inside and out – yours.

Read the full article below:


After 36 years of building luxury two-storey and single- storey homes in Perth, Perceptions is introducing a refreshed look that showcases its vast experience, quality workmanship and renowned service.

Since its inception in 1982, Perceptions has forged a reputation as a team of dedicated craftsmen with a simple down- to-earth, customer philosophy known as ‘the Perceptions difference’.

“When we talk about the Perceptions difference and our common principles, we want this to lead how the market views Perceptions and all the value-adds we can bring to them,” Perceptions Executive General Manager Troy Gorton said.

With a proud heritage spanning more than three decades, the Perceptions team has learnt not one project and not one client are ever the same, but all are equally important.

That’s why Perceptions approaches every new home as a custom build and invites each client to sit down with a building and design consultant to work out the specific design that will suit their individual vision, values and lifestyle.

Even if you want to demolish and build on your current lot, the Perceptions custom build process is the perfect way to upgrade to your dream home whilst staying in the suburb you love.

“The custom build process is something Perceptions really sets its brand foundations on,” Mr Gorton said. “Having 36 years of building experience under our belt has allowed us to be more creative with what we can do on a floor plan and bring our clients’ design vision to life.”

The Perceptions custom build process goes beyond the layout of your floor plan, according to Mr Gorton. Every client receives a complimentary one-on-one interior design consultation to ensure the selection of external and internal colour schemes, floor coverings and finishes reflect their unique style.

It’s all part of Perceptions’ attention to detail, which extends to its range of luxury inclusions that offer premium fixtures and fittings as standard in every home.

This commitment to quality is also demonstrated by the brands Perceptions partners with, including Smeg, Caroma and Essastone.

The Perceptions team can quickly and easily source top-quality products and materials because the company is backed by the strength of BGC, one of Australia’s largest building companies.

From start to finish, Perceptions will go out of its way to make building your new home an exciting and smooth experience, according to Mr Gorton.

Quality workmanship is paramount and everything is checked and double-checked by a senior site supervisor to ensure superior quality control.

“Our quality workmanship can be seen in all our completed homes,” he said.

“We aim to bring everyone that little bit of wow factor – whatever that means to each client. It can be a grand kitchen, a statement entry and void, a firepit outdoors or simply making the elevation something everyone goes ‘wow’ at when they walk down the street.”

During the past 36 years, lifestyles in Western Australia have changed dramatically and Perceptions has continually evolved its innovative homes to cater for today’s modern way of living, with on-trend designs, clever floor plans and striking wow factors.

This can be seen across Perceptions’ growing display home program. While other builders are selling off their display homes, Perceptions is doubling its number of displays to showcase its commitment to building quality, affordable luxury homes.

“With our display homes, we don’t just want to showcase the quality of our construction and floor plans, but from a design perspective and interior design, Perceptions does think of everything and we are the people you should be talking to and drawing inspiration from to build your next home,” Mr Gorton said.