Published on January 27, 2021

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We’ve looked to Australia for inspiration for a while now, and we’ve never come up short on ideas. From mastering indoor-outdoor flow to finding storage where there seemingly is none, we’re indebted to the continent, particularly esteemed designer Greg Natale. The industry veteran, who is known for his timeless residential spaces and high-end home decor collections, was just dubbed Australia’s most influential designer on Pinterest.

Natale is accompanied by Joanna Gaines (the most-pinned designer overall), the U.K.’s late Zaha Hadid, and Belgian legend Axel Vervoordt. Given that our love for modern Aussie design runs deep, we’re looking back on Natale’s iconic spaces, which explain what the buzz is all about. 

Rounded Corners 

Curves are all the rage. Take the trending shape beyond sculptural mirrors and sofas by giving your plain white walls some interest, too. 

Magic Carpets 

Wall-to-wall carpeting is one of our top renovation ideas to watch in 2021, and it looks like Natale agrees. Allover fuchsia can be sophisticated when combined with neutrals like white and gold. 

Ribbed Partitions 

A fluted glass shower wall provides privacy while still letting natural light into a tiny space.

Flintstone-Inspired Flooring

Flagstone is making a comeback indoors, but if you don’t want to walk on cold rock, do like Natale and replicate the look of oversize marble shards with a rug

A Grand Entrance

French doors are cool as is, but a pop of electric blue paint makes the architectural feature really sing. 

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