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Find Your Tall, Dark and Handsome with Our Empire 42

In a nod to its New York namesake, our 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom Empire 42 showcases style and elegance on a grand level. Take a look around, you might just find yourself tempted by the dark side.


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The Love Affair with the Empire 42 Continues

Opening its doors to Melbourne and surrounds, the new double-storey Empire 42 on display at the Smiths Lane Estate, Clyde North speaks to big city - and big apple - living, but at an affordable price point.

Embodying the true New Yorker spirit, the Empire 42 is a design with a straight talking floor plan. As you come home, you'll be led down the hallway to the open plan kitchen, living and dining, before heading upstairs to the apartment-style master bedroom at the rear and the rest of the children’s bedrooms.

On-site Senior New Home Specialist, Ainsley Wasteney sees the Empire 42 as the perfect floor plan for a growing family or even for those looking to knock-down and rebuild their existing home.

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“Fit for a family of 5 or for multi-generational living with the guest room on the ground floor, the Empire 42 provides each family member with their own space”, Ainsley adds.

And have their own space they will, with a separate living room, rumpus and space in the master bedroom to lounge around in, family members won’t be stepping on each other’s toes. With spaces to relax or come together in, you’ll quickly find yourself shutting out the hustle and bustle of the outside world and stepping into your very own sanctuary.

Love the look of our grand Empire 42? Two of our superstar Gallery Consultants are giving their unique take on the luxe noir design trend below.

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How to Bring an Air of Mystery with Luxe Noir Interiors

With dark and moody interiors, what homes like the Empire 42 display lack in bright colours, they more than make up for in big personality.

Reminiscent of 1920s New York, luxe noir interior design instils a sense of romanticism, indulgence and mystery that draws you in as soon as you walk through the front door.

In a world where the breezy blues of Hamptons or the rich olives, reds and mustards of Mid-Century Modern are ever present, it can be a tad nerve-wracking to go down the path of monochromatic black and white interiors.

But strike the perfect balance between light and dark, and inviting and intimate, and you’ll create a timeless appeal, with plenty of interest and intrigue to keep you lingering and wanting more.

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Inspired by luxe noir design, two of our superstar Gallery Consultants, Kaela Turgeon and Casey Schmidt, have given us their unique take on the design trend, with a hand-picked selection of rich and elegant finishes that’ll be sure to tempt you over to the dark side.

First off, it’s a common misconception that dark interior finishes make a space feel cramped or dreary. Open and airy spaces are created through the use of large windows, extended sliding doors, but most of all, achieving the perfect balance between light, dark and natural finishes.

Kaela and Casey’s interpretation of luxe noir design sees selections like, Laminex cabinetry in Terril Absolute Matte pair with the marble-like Empira White from Caesarstone to create an interplay between light and dark, while the Oak Castell Smoked laminate from Carpet Call and Black Birchply feature cabinetry from Laminex add a sense of rich and rustic warmth to tie the dark and light together.

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Along with balance and texture, choosing interior selections that add a sense of movement to a space help to create an uplifting feel.

The Bolzano Glass Capsules Nero Marquina from National Tiles feature both in the Empire 42 display and in Kaela and Casey’s own take on luxe noir design. Inspired by Italian marble, they instil an air of modern sophistication to your home, especially when featured on your splashback.

Plus, when laid vertically, they give the illusion of height by drawing your eye up towards the ceiling and opening the space up around you. A handy tip if you're looking to create a sense of movement within monochromatic black and white finishes.

If you're always on the look out for more inspiration, follow kaela_turgeon_interior_design and casey.alexandra_interiors for more ideas, trending design and divine flatlays.


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