How to incorporate countryside tranquility into your inner-suburb home.

We share some tips on how you can incorporate a nurturing countryside aesthetic into your home.

Living in the countryside is often synonymous with slow living, wholesome moments nestled in nature, away from the business of the city. However, creating a countryside feel within the home is not exclusive to those prepared to move to the outer suburbs or the bush. In this article, we show you how you can incorporate a nurturing countryside aesthetic into your inner-suburb home.

Soul-nurturing tones and textures, combined with handmade or vintage pieces and tactile layers carefully curated to create an ambience similar to what you would expect from a quaint country retreat often have one thing in common – warmth. From building materials to furniture and décor, below are our favourite ways to incorporate warmth to bring a slice of the Australian countryside to your home, regardless of your locality.


Embrace imperfections by utilising building materials that feature their own unique textures, colours or imperfections. From reclaimed bricks and naturally sourced stone to timber flooring or upcycled beams, incorporating visual interest from natural materials is one of the best ways to incorporate warmth to a space. As we approach the cooler months, consider how areas can be trans-seasonal while still incorporating textured materials.

Portsea Project utilises locally sourced oyster limestone throughout the home, drawing the eye to the open fireplace. The open plan living area still considers all seasons with the inclusion of large floor-to-ceiling windows for a summer cabin-esque aesthetic during warmer months. Photography by Simon Shiff. Styling by Coastal Living Sorrento.


One of the biggest differences between contemporary design and more traditional, rustic design is the furniture. Items that boast textures of linen and organic cotton, or beautiful wooden grains are essential when furnishing a country style home. Borrow nature’s colour palette of sand, ochre or taupe to set the scene for a calming sanctuary.

Objects and Art

Opt for classic books, vintage objects that add character, or items that boast handmade imperfections or one-of-a-kind detailing. Pottery or wooden bowls can be incorporated into any space for an unrefined aesthetic.

Portsea Project features a neutral combination of objects and handmade pieces that harmonise effortlessly with the surrounding space while adding a more homely vignette. Shown is handmade resin bowl from Dinosaur Designs and sustainably sourced handcrafted rug from Armadillo. Photography by Simon Shiff. Styling by Coastal Living Sorrento.

Invest in items that can be moved throughout the home and work interchangeably with other decorative pieces. Portsea features textures natural fibre rugs, linen and organic cotton textiles and neutral colour combinations throughout. Photography by Simon Shiff. Styling by Coastal Living Sorrento.

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