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Trends we are expecting to see in 2022

TRENDS WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE IN 2022:   “We are living in the future where individuality and confidence rule,” says interior designer Andee Hess, principal of Osmose Design, an award-winning interior design studio in Portland, Oregon. In 2022 we expect to see this through all design elements as people express their individuality through their home [...]

Mount Claremont residence | Project Review

This impressive project included multiple areas of the home renovation managed by Retreat Design. The clients brief was to modernise the space and add luxury elements that will replicate the angles within the home, improve functionality and give it a timeless design that will flow throughout the home. We are so thrilled with the completed [...]

Winning Design & Culinary Guide

We are so honoured to be featured in the latest Design & Culinary Guide from Winning Appliances. Full of ultimate seasonal recipes and inspiration from Australia’s best kitchen designers. Featuring our Cottesloe, West Leederville and South Fremantle projects. Pick up a copy from your nearest Winning Appliances showroom or download from their website here.    

How To Design A Functional Mudroom

Whilst commonplace in Europe and the USA, we are finding the ‘mudroom’ is becoming increasingly sought after in Australian home design. A mudroom is essentially a room between the exterior and the interior of the home and is the first port of call for removing shoes, hats,  jackets, school bags and umbrellas. Generally speaking, it [...]

Sunlit Days by Silestone®

Silestone® by Cosentino, the leading global hybrid mineral surface for the world of architecture and design, presents Sunlit Days, the first carbon neutral collection in the quartz surfaces and engineered stone industry. To reach this new milestone in the industry, Cosentino commits to offsetting the CO² emissions of the entire life cycle of the Silestone® Sunlit [...]

Introducing ‘Feeling Home’ Collection by Arrital

Introducing Arrital’s latest offering ‘Feeling Home’ which provides a design concept for beyond the kitchen space. With cabinetry that adapts to the living room, study and TV room affording design continuity throughout the home – from the kitchen to the living zones. Designed by Franco Driusso, there are several different contexts available with a wide [...]

The Myths of Imported Cabinetry

If you’ve ever considered purchasing imported Italian cabinetry but ultimately been scared off by the thought of lead time or expense, then we have all your questions answered! Retreat Design prides itself on supplying quality Italian made cabinetry to the Perth market and we truly believe our product offering is unique and superior. Let us [...]

Project Review │ North Fremantle Residence

Retreat Design completed a full renovation of this apartment located at The Moorings in North Fremantle. With a magnificent view of the Swan River, the client’s brief was to create a contemporary and functional residence which tied in with their current furnishings and classic style. An open plan kitchen with central island bench is the [...]

What is Dekton?

Dekton is the brand name given by Spanish countertop manufacturer Cosentino to their new ultra-dense material used for kitchen, bathroom, and workspace countertops.  Made from a mix of porcelain, glass and minerals, it is an innovative, ultra-compact surface that offers endless design possibilities for outdoor and indoor spaces. The slimline composite material comes in large [...]
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