Take a tour around this bold monochrome home

Looking for ideas from a real-life home? Take a tour of this monochrome house in Australia which features a bold black and white scheme. There's plenty of inspiring ideas to steal from this real life home previously featured in Livingetc

The layout of this modern home features an open-plan ground floor which leads straight into the dining space. The owners have divided up the space with seating and an eye-catching wall display.

1/11 Hallway seating | Bold monochrome house tour

hallway with white walls and armchair

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

The prints are by Australian artist Garry Shead. Habitat sells frames like these. Interior Supply sells similar armchairs.

2/11 Dining room | Bold monochrome house tour

dinning room with white walls and cgandelier

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

In the dining room the striking mixture of styles and eras, linked by the classic monochrome colour palette, is bold and theatrical.

Find ash flooring at solidfloor.co.uk. The dining chairs are based on the Eames DKR-2 Wire chair, available at TwentytwentyoneRetrovius carries similar dining tables. The rug is from IkeaGraham & Green sells gilt framed mirrors.

3/11 Kitchen-diner | Bold monochrome house tour

kitchen wth white walls and table with chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

Rich, warm wood, soft neutrals and clever detailing blend beautifully in this relaxing living space, where a huge window frames a leafy view.

The Chaise sofa at sofa.com is like this. Find similar cushions at Marks & Spencer. The glass cofee table is a Noguchi classic; Chaplins sells them.

4/11 Wall display | Bold monochrome house tour

white wall with picture on wall and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

The owners have used the sleek white walls of their new house to create the perfect gallery space.

5/11 Kitchen | Bold monochrome house tour

kitchen with white walls and microwave

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

Style doesn’t get in the way of function here, with a giant hardwood veneer cupboard creating a fabulous, yet practical, feature wall.

Find an interesting range of timbers at SL Hardwoods. Try Stone Age for stone worktops. Go to Falcon Appliances for a stainless-steel range.

6/11 Hallway | Bold monochrome house tour

hallway with white walls and women

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

This hallway space is filled with drama, and black, laser-cut Perspex panels, which add to the theatrical spirit.

7/11 Home office | Bold monochrome house tour

study room with books and armchair

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

Bold floor-to-ceiling shelving is matched with delicate soft furnishings to create a quiet, cosy corner.

Habitat sells shelving in this style. The Thea chair at Andrew Martin is similar. For a side table like this, see the Ula at Chaplins.

8/11 Bathroom bold monochrome house tour

bathroom with wash basin and western commode

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

In the monochrome cloakroom the wallpaper is from Osborne & LittleDutch by Design sells Tord Boontje’s Icarus light.

9/11 Hallway | Bold monochrome house tour

hallway with white walls and pictures on table

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

The owners have reinforced their monochrome theme by adding panels of laser-cut Perspex. This allows light to filter through and also creates a striking feature. To get the look, head to jali.co.uk for a range of fretwork panels, which can be painted in any colour.

The flower sticker is from IkeaLombok sells candlesticks like this.

10/11 Bedroom | Bold monochrome house tour

bedroom with white walls and curtains on window

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

The owners wanted to create the feel of a boutique hotel in the bedroom.  A headboard, covered with textured fabric gives it a swish, luxurious finish.

The black and white wall is painted in Resene Nero and Dulux White on White. For luxe cushions and throws try House of Frasers Linea range. Find a similar chest of drawers at Graham & Green.

10/11 Main bathroom | Bold monochrome house tour

bathroom with white wall and mirror on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/John Downs)

Although it’s the smallest room in the house, the bathroom is big on personality, with a stunning marble-tiled feature wall and deep freestanding bath.

Ideal Standard's Kyomi bath is similar. World's End Tiles sells marble tiles. Find a similar mirror at Fabulous & French, and Amara Home carries towels like this.

Looking for more decorating ideas? Check out our House Tours section for more inspiring ideas from real homes, from a modern family home in America to a barn-style new-build in the UK.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.