FELTON BLOG

[1] Modern and traditional style often seem to be in opposition to each other, but can they work together to create something more sophisticated, dynamic and timeless than any one style on its own? If so, how can it be done well? Despite no concrete rules, there are ideas that have worked well in terms of interior design. We have collected our five top tips to guide you in blending your favourite styles to create the home of your dreams,...
18
Jun

All About Neuroarchitecture

by Felton Constructions
Possibly even the most high end purveyors of home designs in NSW wouldn’t use the term neuroarchitecture, which is really a fancy way of describing how design affects our physiological state, physical health and general well-being. However, taking a look at what neuroarchitecture means might certainly be of use to buyers of homes in Sydney, particularly at the high end of the market; considering many Australians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors, a truly healthy home is a worthwhile...
17
May

Passive Solar Design Unpacked

by Felton Constructions
Increased awareness of the ways in which a home’s design can enhance energy efficiency is becoming evident in many home designs NSW. NSW home builders are frequently asked to include solar panels, water conservation measures, easy transitions between indoors and outdoors and even the option to install Tesla batteries to home designs, but one of the most significant steps forward in this area is in passive solar design. Passive solar design is all about using the sun’s energy for the...
13
Apr

Felton case study: Bellevue beauty

by Felton Constructions
At Felton Constructions we’re often inspired to share global trends and inspirations with readers, but occasionally a special project of our own deserves a mention; like this gem among Sydney homes, which demonstrates a typical brief for the home designs NSW clients are currently requesting. As with leading edge designs created by many NSW home builders, the key driver for this new house in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill was to maximise natural light and ventilation in the living...
19
Feb
Award winning architects Sydney are currently fielding enquiries from luxury home clients for on trend décor schemes and appliances, layout plans and systems that will be easy to live with while at the same time offering promising re-sale value. Any number of display homes Sydney will showcase a widespread use of timber and the use of extreme dark and light stains, and even designs that mix the two. Floorboards are also being executed in wide widths, wide planks up to...
29
May
We’ve talked a lot about trends in our 2017 blogs, but it’s also worth noting that there are also longer term shifts or mega trends at play that aren’t so much about fashion or visual appeal, but more about changing demographics and how these will influence luxury homes of the future. Here are some of the mega trends we think will be the most influential going forward.   Luxury downsizing An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) survey recently found that 43 per...
It’s one thing to have an idea to build your dream home, another to find the dream site. As even the best home builders in Sydney will report, in most people’s minds, the dream site is just that; a dream. ‘Dream sites’ are accessibly priced, correctly located, conveniently oriented, far from traffic noise, surrounded by just the right amount of planting and tree shade and above all, flat. Of course when we wake from the dream we’re often forced to...
30
Nov
Currently, many trends vie for attention in our diverse post-millennial world. The best home builders in Sydney report that opulence, exoticism and eclecticism all remain strong trends in contemporary architecture and interior design. But minimalism is making a comeback. A major movement in the ‘90s and an idea embraced by thought leaders from architect Tadao Ando to Steve Jobs, minimalism has, ironically, a lot going for it. Building companies in Sydney are increasingly fielding requests from daring clients interested in...
Rose gold or copper hues have been trending across categories from fashion to home décor in recent times; in fact rose gold in the home has become one of the fastest growing interior design trends in the past year, and looks set to lead us into 2017, with builders of designer homes sydney forecasting its longevity. Drawing inspiration from European designs, to celebrities’ favourite picks in the US and our own shores, home builders in Sydney are incorporating this trend....
Custom home builders are continuously on the lookout for modern, contemporary ideas for each room in a new or old home. The staircase, often overlooked, is in fact best thought of as a key consideration by home builders whether to increase space, add aesthetic impact to the home or to match the scheme of the rest of the house. At Felton we keep a close eye on what’s trending, bearing in mind that these days new custom home builders can...