Homewares & Interiors

How to Beat Interiors Indecision

By Iro Kotsimbos
2nd Oct 2014

Building a new home is one the biggest projects you'll take on in your life and something you want to get right. Fact. Layout, design and functionality – they're all key elements to take into consideration. Then, once you've got the bare bones right, you still have to decorate your home sweet home. Scando-inspired, French provincial, minimalist... the choices are mind boggling.

In recent years, the market for homewares and interior design in Melbourne has positively boomed, leading to a slew of new brands and suppliers arriving on the scene. Which is great, but has also contributed to your serious case of Interiors Indecision (it's definitely a thing, look it up).

What to choose for your bathroom? Your kitchen? Your bedroom? The en suite?! It's all so overwhelming; so who you gonna call?

Porter Davis, one of the leading home builders in Melbourne, have come to your rescue, with a genius game-plan to simplify it all. Enter: World of Style by Porter Davis.

Centrally located in South Melbourne, the recently opened World of Style aims to uncomplicate the interior design and home decorating process by bringing the latest international trends to you at their revolutionary showroom. Into #interiorsporn? Then World of Style will get you well and truly hot under the collar.

How is it different to any run-off-the-mill interior design showroom in Melbourne? Well, instead of making you choose from your regular showroom options (Oh look a white bathroom! A blah bedroom! A clinical kitchen!), the interior design experts at World of Style by Porter Davis will first help you zero in on your preferred design style before helping you navigate the options available.

The interior design service is pretty damn spesh – once you've checked in with the World of Style concierge (fancy!), you'll be guided through a short quiz to determine your preferred Porter Davis theme. From there, your designated design pro will take you on a tour of the showroom, helping you to pick from the industry leading brands on offer.

The best part? Your World of Style by Porter Davis designer will only show you options that match your chosen theme, saving you from that modern day malaise, Interiors Indecision. Hallelujah!

To find out more about the design themes at World of Style, we sat down with the lovely Porter Davis team. It's safe to say that next time we need help with interior design in Melbourne, we know exactly where to go!


Do you like the finer things in life? See yourself coming home to a space filled with timeless furniture and design items? Have the mantra 'quality over quantity'? Then the Classic category at World of Style by Porter Davis is for you.

From the linens, timber finishes and white furniture of 'Classic Hamptons', to the French provincial feel of 'Bordeaux', the Classic category is all about beautiful patterns, textures and colours that will stand the test of time.


A strong appreciation of architecture and design, coupled with a love of clean lines and simple colours, is typical of those who fall into the Contemporary category at World of Style. For you, it's all about letting the design of your home speak for itself, with things like chrome details, dark timbers, and subtle fabrics acting more as a highlight.

Encompassing everything from the exposed brick walls, industrial lighting and well-loved furniture of 'San Francisco' to the ornate carvings and striking artwork of 'Tokyo', the Contemporary look strikes the perfect balance between art and design.


Hot. New. Now. If those three words easily describe the things you find yourself falling in love, then the Designer category is your World of Style match.

Essentially, you're the type of person with a finger always on the pulse; someone who knows exactly what they want the minute they see it strutting down the runway. World of Style caters to your design liking with themes like 'Berlin' (classic lines mixed with aged timber, tiles, and a jolt of acid yellow) and 'Fifth Avenue' (dark luxurious fabrics pared back with chrome, glass and button detailing) – it's all about unique pieces that make a real statement.


Every day should be a holiday, right? And your home should be your sanctuary? If you find yourself answering YES to both, then World of Style's Resort category is for you. Inspired by the most luxurious holiday destinations, Resort focuses on creating a real destination feel in your home.

The choices are pretty inviting – from the sandstone finishes and blue, lemon and pink colour palette of 'Capri', to the touches of rattan and splashes of red and orange of 'Koh Samui', Resort really hits the holiday nail on the head.

Still not sure which category is for you? Head to the World of Style by Porter Davis website now to complete the quiz and then explore the four design themes available.


Accessing interior design inspiration is easy - simply register online or call the World of Style Team on 03 9922 0500.

The Urban List readers will also receive a free coffee at Cafe 410, World of Style's on-site cafe?, simply for checking in via Facebook. Just make sure you show the attendant your check-in and your cup of joe is on the house!

(One per person. Offer ends Sunday 21st December 2014.)

TUL Note: Today's List Love post is proudly sponsored by World of Style by Porter Davis and endorsed by The Urban List. Our sponsored posts will never be a secret. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible.

Image Credit: Nick West for The Urban List

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