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2018 Colour Trend Palettes from Wattyl

2018 Colour Trend Palettes from Wattyl

Colour trend palettes from leading brands are often released to celebrate a New Year. Since 1915 Australian paint brand, Wattyl, has been influencing the colours in our homes. Paint is one of the easiest decor features to change to give a completely different aesthetic. So the Wattyl 2018 colour trend palettes will help you stylishly paint an entire room, or a whole house, without agonising over colour combinations. Increasingly, our homes are our sanctuaries. As an Interior Designer, I am often told by clients that they have trouble understanding colour. They often default to white or beige. Now, white and…

Add WOW Factor With Eight Cool Ideas

Add WOW Factor With Eight Cool Ideas

WOW factor is that cohesion of interior decor that just makes a house feel AWESOME. It can be indescribable, or it can be very specific. But it ALWAYS appears effortless. No one wants a house that makes people feel unwelcome when they walk in the door. Having a little pride about your home is important with many home lovers wanting to add a little wow factor (or alot). That’s just good sense. Changes don’t have to be expensive, either, which means you can add life to a home without remodelling the entire house. Sometimes, a new set of curtains or…

Multi-Generational Homes Distinguished With Paint + Colour

Multi-Generational Homes Distinguished With Paint + Colour

Multi-generational homes are becoming more the norm as more families choose to live together either due to the economy or just true love. Modern families need modern design solutions. Which is fine if you’re a couple with kids. But what if you are an older couple with kids in their 20’s living at home? That’s the reality for many families living in multi-generational homes. The over-65’s is the fastest growing age bracket in Australia. In addition, home ownership is beyond the reach of many young people due to barriers of entry – high median house prices. In fact, 60% of…

Black Flame: The Brave New Paint Colour

Black Flame: The Brave New Paint Colour

Black Flame is the surprisingly versatile new Taubmans 2018 Colour of The Year that’s perfectly paired with whites and tans through to berry tones. As an Interior Designer, I have to keep up-to-date with new products and ideas. What a chore… not! I love it. So I was very intrigued with Taubmans announcement of its 2018 Colour of The Year – Black Flame. Now, I like vibrant jewel colours as much as anyone, but I am also rather partial to dark and moody interiors where appropriate. Like Taubmans 2017 Color of The Year, Violent Verbena, Black Flame has chameleon-like qualities….

Sweetest Re-Love With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Sweetest Re-Love With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The sweetest re-love is the recycling that delights and surprises. Look past what’s in front of you and visualise what can be created in the future. If you’re the type who finds fabulous furniture on the side of the road or snags unique eBay buys for the sweetest re-love then you probably love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It’s the no-primer no-sanding “let’s have fun right now” paint created by an impatient recycler; Annie Sloan. One of the hottest colour trends of the season are Dusty Pinks which play nice with rose gold, green, grey, orange, rich blue, and white. Create…

Feminine Inspired Workspaces for Hardworking Women

Feminine Inspired Workspaces for Hardworking Women

Feminine inspired workspaces are not the preserve of fluffy and frou-frou; not according to an Architectural student and design blogger, Lana Hawkins. Inspiring and stylish feminine inspired workspaces will motivate any hardworking woman to continue reaching for the stars even when she comes across obstacles and difficulties. Working in an environment that exudes elegance, sophistication and stylishness is much more satisfying than fighting over a dining table with your family members or working in a dark and boring box office. In just a few easy steps, you can design a chic and inspiring office that will enhance your efficiency and…

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles has 112 outlets across Australia making it our biggest retailer of tiles. So when it comes to redecorating and home renovation you know they have the expertise to help you. When it comes to thinking about decor colour most people may immediately think of paint. Whilst paint is a great way to freshen decor and create unique spaces, tiles can also provide great options for adding colour. Many home decorators shy away from colour instead opting for something safe… and white. Yes, colour options can be overwhelming but with some expert help you can add colour in perfect…

Violet Verbena Va Va Voom Colour of The Year 2017

Violet Verbena Va Va Voom Colour of The Year 2017

Violet Verbena is the VA VA Voom Colour of the Year from Australia’s leading paint brand, Taubmans. So what’s all the fuss about? I’m glad you asked. Violet Verbena has chameleon-like qualities because it appears to change depending on its environment. This stunning shade adapts to its surroundings making it the perfect partner for a variety of design aesthetics. Pair it with whites and it appears more purple. Pair it with dark neutrals and the smokey grey undertones make an appearance.

Three Color Rules, And How To Break Them

Three Color Rules, And How To Break Them

Color rules are made to be broken, right? Now, I’m the first to acknowledge that some color rules are there for a very good reason; don’t mess with them. However, the use of color in your interior spaces is a highly personal choice. For some, the idea of a bright purple room sounds like a horror show. For others, they have no particular opinion on it – purple’s a nice enough color, so why not? The latter category is as determined as the first, but in the opposite direction: a bright purple room? Rules are made to be broken so here’s three to add to your list.

Painting Your Home Without The Panic

Painting Your Home Without The Panic

Painting is one of the easiest ways to freshen your decor and completely change the vibe and dynamism of your home. So if it’s so easy, why do people get so panicked at the thought? When decorating their home, many people, particularly first time painters, make huge mistakes when it comes to how they put paint on their walls. And, it makes sense. Painting is a messy and difficult job. Even when you try incredibly hard, it’s very rare to come out with an expert result.

Shandra Smith : Dynamic, Colourful, Canadian Artist

Shandra Smith : Dynamic, Colourful, Canadian Artist

Shandra Smith admits it’s been a big year. The Canadian artist and designer, know for her bold and graphic style, is seeing her versatile designs selling well in home, hospitality, and fashion industries. She says she feels as though she’s really hitting her stride. To SEE MORE please click the title.

Create A Colour Bomb with Incy Interiors

Create A Colour Bomb with Incy Interiors

Who doesn’t love a little COLOUR CRUSH and I’m having one now with INCY INTERIORS who are giving customers the confidence to ‘Color Outside the Lines’ and create their own personalised piece of furniture that’s very special, just for them! Children’s bedrooms have become modern spaces where kids can dream, create and grow. Incy Interiors understands this so are giving you the option to choose a piece of furniture and add your personal rainbow of colour. Choose from over 4,000 colours on the Dulux colour chart to create a mood that’s cool and serene or bright and bold. Incy Interiors…

Inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate

Inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate

From the moment you enter Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate, you know you are going to have fun. With a powerhouse voice, Christina Aguilera has risen to global stardom for actually having talent. How refreshing. She’s also a gal who is determined, opinionated, bold and colourful; her home reflects that. So come on a fascinating journey into Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate with interiors by Woodsen and Rummerfield’s House of Design. The entry foyer is a showcase for Christina’s love of pink, and the unexpected, with a D*Face painting commanding attention. The David Hicks inspired wallpaper has been cleverly used…

Emerald Interiors

Emerald Interiors

Pantone’s Colour of The Year 2013 is as enduring as it’s ever been. I always think of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz and the rich, vibrant, luxurious colour that is Emerald. Not green, not moss, not even British Racing Green…but enigmatic and mysterious EMERALD! It’s a colour that expects attention but that doesn’t mean it needs to be the predominate colour in your interior palette. In Emerald Interiors you’ll see ways to add a little or add a lot, on your walls, in your textiles or through homewares. So please join me on this joyous adventure to…