An homage to old Hollywood glamour, this style balances elegance, natural materials with a touch of over the top. Stone chimneys and brick walls will add a textural element to the interior while retro styling will take you back to the groovy 60s.
Clean simple lines of the exterior hide generous, open plan living areas featuring a warm palette of soft whites mixed with dusty pinks, sage. greens and ochra.
In this coastal style, it’s all about bringing the outdoors in so make sure to incorporate breezeblocks and large floor to ceiling windows framing your desert landscaping. Palms, cacti and other drought-tolerant perennials will be perfect for a sun-filled courtyard.
Allowing you the ultimate freedom in styling and design, going eclectic means you can combine vintage pieces with traditional textiles and ultramodern artwork and lighting. It’s an invitation to play with patterns and styles, and push boundaries beyond the obvious combinations.
Eclectic interiors are full of personality and quirks, but bear in mind that there is a fine line between a curated jumble and pure chaos! The best way to keep the mishmash under control is to consider the flow of the space by introducing rhythm and repetition. It could be black lighting installed throughout, going all white but playing with textures, or adding splashes of colour in a designated area.
Although it doesn’t seem obvious, there is great sense of restraint and discipline in curated eclectic spaces that inspire us most. It is an art to find just the right balance when combining old and new, Victorian and contemporary, 50s and 80s. This is a design challenge indeed!
One way to introduce repetition is to use your door hardware! Consider the playful form of the Florence lever or traditional Diplomat knobs, if you want your doors to have that old school look. For a more versatile style that will silently with other pieces, go with Sierra internal levers and Choice deadbolts for the outside.
Contemporary style reflects current trends in design while taking inspiration form the past. It is a sophisticated, uncluttered look governed by airy spaces, orderly arrangements, limited colour palette of whites, black and neutrals, and prominent lines.
Today’s aesthetic is overwhelmingly minimalist, with limited use to none of ornate patterns. Though textures are abundant, they are subtly mixed into the space - it could be an armchair made from textured wool or a thick rug resting on smooth timber floorboards. Natural materials are usually paired with industrial elements such as steel and concrete.
Lines and silhouettes are key to this style. Furniture has a clean, streamlined form, that is either angular or curvy. Consider mixing and matching your furnishings to achieve desired contemporary look.
Levers from our Avant collection will be a great addition to a contemporary space. Featuring strong profiles with subtle design details, the Rivera, Sierra and Alba in matt black, satin graphite or brushed satin chrome finish will accentuate this style without overpowering it. Complete the look with a door stop and a stainless-steel flush pull in the matching finish.
Featuring generous, bright interior, natural materiality and streamlined forms, the style takes inspiration from the landscapes of Scandinavia. A muted palette of white, grey and neutral colours is seen throughout in textiles and surfaces.
Go with this look if prefer simplicity and restraint.
Being one of the most popular style in modern Australian homes, the Scandinavian look is relatively easy to achieve, with a variety of styling choices widely available. Make sure to include light coloured wood (oak, European beech or Tassie oak will be perfect), a comfortable sofa and of course and abundance of light in your project.
Natural elements are a big characteristic of Scandinavian styling. A mix of cushions, a textured throw and a rug made from natural fibres or a plywood pendant will add cosy feel to the space.
Matt black is an increasingly popular choice for kitchens and bathroom door fittings. However, if it’s a little too bold for your taste, our chrome and stainless-steel finishes will do just the trick. For door furniture styles, our Choice Lianna, Amelia lever styles and the Trilock Contemporary range are perfect for the Scandinavian look.
Think of a hallway fitted with custom timber joinery with minimalist pull handles, which stores all clutter out of sight. Or a set of beautifully simple floating shelves with a carefully curated collection of clay pots and vases.
The focus in in japandi is on appreciation of durability, materiality and the tranquillity it evokes. The japandi space is designed to make you feel a sense of place and calmness.
Japandi colour palette is neutral and muted, governed by inherent features of the raw materials of the flooring, joinery and fixtures, rather than deliberate introduction of colour. Textures are used extensively, bringing a tactile, natural quality to the space.
Prioritise functionality and ergonomics in your door hardware selections - Sierra and Rivera levers from the Avant collection will offer great comfort of use. Both black and silver toned hardware will complement natural materials. Consider the Freestyle smart lock for your front door - it’s the pinnacle of easy living.
Gabled roofs, simple lines, sunken lounges and sleek façades were characteristic to mid-century style, with open-plan living, and family privacy and needs being at the heart of it all - a legacy of the Melbourne architect Robin Boyd..
A contemporary version of a mid-century house continues to pay tribute to this philosophy, with a more eclectic twist. A fusion of new and old styling, abundance of plants, textures and patterns can be seen throughout. You will enjoy this style if you prefer casual, comfortable and functional interiors with a bit of personality.
To achieve this look, select earthy green and yellow tones for your colour palette and mix up your furniture. This interior style gives you the freedom to combine ethnic, vintage and designer pieces.
To keep up with the functional approach to design, go with simple and geometric lever styles for your door hardware. The clean lines of Gainsborough’s Lianna and Amelia levers will reflect the mid-century principles. Consider satin brass, aged brushed copper or satin graphite finishes to add a bit of oomph to your doors!
Commonly referenced by its exterior characteristics – weatherboard cladding, window shutters and classic entry door, this interior style is a perfect match for a Californian Bungalow or a Queenslander house.
The colour palette is timeless yet relaxed, with a mix of dominant whites and neutrals, and soothing coastal blues. Despite Hamptons being a rather sophisticated look, allow yourself to add a dash of green or subtle geometric patterns to mix it up a little.
Layering textures and textiles will be key in transforming the space into an elegant, cosy, summer getaway residence. A beautiful throw, a mix of luxurious plump cushions and fluffy shag rug will do the trick!
To enhance this style with your door furnishings, consider using brass or gold-toned finishes, and classic lever styles. Delicate, curvaceous designs of Choice Carla, Florence levers and Oblong pull handle will look stunning on Hamptons-style doors with raised mouldings.
For those who want to go classic all the way, have a look at Gainsborough’s First Impressions, Royale Privacy Leverset or Trilock Traditional.
Whilst modern Australian interior might be challenging to define at first, you will know it when you see it.
It’s a style that blends contemporary interior with a more lived-in look. Comfortable and welcoming yet refined, modern Australian style invites the outside in, blurring the lines between backyard living and dinner chats at the table. Subtle patterns and textures are used purposefully throughout, with natural materials and soothing colours being dominant in the space.
Love the look? Use sustainably sourced local materials such as recycled Tassie Oak or Blackbutt timber, bluestone and bricks. Add native flower arrangements, dry botanicals and other Australian flora inspired accessories.
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Neat and orderly, the styling strives for symmetry, however it is far from being minimalist.
Wooden mouldings, panelling and plasterboard ornamentation are abundant. Combined with a dark palette of blues, greens and browns, as well as mirrors, bookcases and accessories, the traditional look is quite busy yet incredibly welcoming and homely.
If you want to recreate a traditional style in your space, look for upholstered furniture, chunky bookcases and linen lamp shades. Whilst you can play with textures, keep the overall colour palette in mind.
If you enjoy this style, make sure to check out Diplomat knobs and the Choice Florence levers – they will look great on wooden internal doors. For the entrance hardware consider Trilock Traditional and First Impressions entry sets which come in classic finishes such as bright goldtone and bright chrome.
Think of Collingwood in Melbourne and Chippendale in Sydney.
The industrial look embraces natural exposed materials of a building, such as steel beams, brick walls, polished concrete and natural wood, often mixed in combination.
As this style focuses on building materials, your door hardware should follow suit, with the use of polished nickel or stainless-steel finishes to complement these features.
When selecting door hardware, consider geometric lever styles such as Angular and Bailey as well as square roses. Oversized door handle such as 600mm Trilock Omni or 600mm Oblong Pull Handles will be a great addition to large, heavy doors and will accentuate the raw, industrial look.
Featuring clean lines, minimal textures, and a limited colour palette, this style exudes discipline, confidence and serenity.
Based on the idea that ‘less is more’, the key to minimalism is simplicity and restraint. The interior should be highly curated, and the placement of furniture well considered. Every object should have its function, place and meaning. Clever storage solutions and sleek floor-to-ceiling joinery will store everything hidden away. Out of sight, out of mind!
In a minimalist interior, quality trumps quantity so if minimalist interior is your preference, make sure you showcase high-quality objects made from simple, quality materials throughout. For example, sleek metal shelving or polished concrete floors will enhance the space without overpowering it.
Styling should be restricted to a few carefully selected objects.
Brushed satin chrome or stainless-steel door hardware finishes will suit this style. Consider the use of cavity sliders for a more seamless design and consider our Allure, Angular, Ambassador and Bailey styles to achieve this look.
In a luxe space, pattern is layered carefully, and textures are combined to achieve a strong, cohesive space.
Greg Natale, the unquestionable Australian guru of luxe, uses a wonderfully opulent mix of patterns with high-end natural materials: designer wallpapers, marble coffee tables, crystals and statement pendants.
With this style, be prepared for a substantially higher budget (and long waiting times!). You will need patience and good decision making, but the overall outcome is sure to wow you.
When selecting door hardware for your luxe space, do not comprise on quality. Select top of the range pull handles and levers from our Trilock Omni and Ferro collections made from 304 or 316 grade stainless steel. Complete the look with a solid bras flush bolt and stainless-steel flush pull.
We believe that our door furniture is the ultimate finishing touch to any home or building, and we want to ensure that it adds a touch of Gainsborough style every time. Door hardware can have a dramatic visual impact on the interior – it can work silently to complement a style or be a design statement in itself. Browse our styling tips and get inspired:
Brassy fixtures are loved these days by interior designers, builders and stylists for their elegance and versatility. If you are considering using brass in your design project, make sure to read our article!
The trend of using dark colours in kitchens and bathrooms and in door hardware has not waned off. After having proven its versatility, it has become one of the leading finishes in interiors.
In 2022, as we continue to upgrade our indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s time to open up to a new world of style possibilities in door and access solutions.
From muted stainless steel and brushed satin chrome to highly polished bright chrome, there are many tones to choose from to best suit your needs.
Browse a selection of our favuorite moodboards by Aussie interior design consultants and builders!
This moodboard has everything we love and more – from natural textures, through satin brass tapware and blush pink tones to matt black Amelia levers for that extra bit of oomph!
A stellar example of how subdued hardware finishes such as satin graphite complement other darker elements, wood, plus a bit of colour!
The oversized form of our stainless steel Trilock Omni pull handle is a fantastic choice for a double storey house and will visually match other external vertical fixtures such as cladding, fencing and garage doors.
Our Lianna lever in bright chrome adds elegance and a bit of spark to the overall design!
Brass tapware paired with matt black hardware to achieve a bold, balanced and elegant look. We love this combination against the textured grey terrazzo! Featuring Gainsborough Neue Angular lever on a round rose.
Bold without being over the top, satin brass gives the perfect amount of understated style and shine. We love seeing it in white on white interiors, where little design details have the biggest visual impact!
Contemporary and sophisticated colour palette features a mix of dark indigo and black with a touch of satin brass. Our Bailey lever in sleek matt black looks spot on - elegant yet fresh!
Fantastic material board of emerald green, oak, brick and matt black hardware. It's urban, energetic and timeless.
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Browns, a Hamptons inspired facade with a classic neutral colour theme, window awnings and cladding. Featuring Gainsborough Trilock Omni pull handle in stainless steel.
Stunning entrance by Three Birds Renovations
Mitch and Mark from the Block 2021 edition took their pink salt + brass theme in the guest bathroom tothe next level! Gainsborough Sierra Lever in the lovely satin brass finish complements other fixtures in the space - tap mixers, towel racks and the oversized showerhead.
We put together a fantastic collection of inspiring makeovers, upgrades and new installations that just hit the highest marks for us at Gainsborough. From chunky recycled timber doors to Hamptons style entrance with a twist – there are many fantastic projects to add to your next inspiration board!
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