Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Cut it out!

Introducing wall openings are a great way to create light and openness to enclosed rooms.

Frameless with simple square lines, these openings between rooms are the current trned in modern homes.  They're easy to incorporate into the home design and add another open plan element to a layout.

With natural light and free flowing air between the rooms, wall openings make areas felel more spacious.  If rooms are without an external window, they will benefit from the natural light and air that flows from room to room.

Wall openings are a fantastic space to introduce decorative elements. There are endless options for decoration in this space and they can become a very striking feature.  In this home, we've installed metal leaf artwork screens to tie in with the East Est theme.  This is in the main hallway of the home and creates an entrance with impact.

There are many unique and creative decorative elements available for wall openings, wuch as bambook shutters and louvers.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Fabulous Floorboards

These wide plank hardwood oak floorboards look absolutely stunning in this home, better than I'd imagined. The theme for this home was "Country Retreat" and I wanted a natural, rustic look for the floors that I didn't think could be achieved with tiles. Keeping the timber natural and not staining it also gave it a rustic feel. So, so happy with the result!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Vinyl Revival

This stunning feature floor with its unique silver grey stain perfectly sets the tone for this home's monochramatic theme. And it's made from vinyl. Yes, vinyl. 

Vinyl has come a long, long way from the orange and brown linoleum that was so popular in the 1970s. Those old enough will remember them and those who aren't may have seen them pulled up during renovations and it's definitely a case of out with the old and in with the new.

New style vinyl like these timber look planks, are extremely durable and often commercial grade. They look and feel like timber and come in a range of colours and textures, making them a versatile flooring option.

Options for the new style vinyl are endless and should be considered an option when deciding on flooring. This new style vinyl is absolutely fantastic! It's extremely durable and looks so much like real hardwood timber you can hardly tell the difference. It comes in a range of colours from a light blonde through to black so it's easy to match it to a theme throughout the home. This home had an industrial urban edge theme so the grey vinyl planks were perfect. We wouldn't have been able to get this look with real timber.

If you're exploring flooring for your home, consider the durability and range available with today's vinyl. With an extensive range of colours and textures, speak to one of our designers about the options for creating the perfect vinyl floor for your home.


Monday, 13 June 2011

New Photography

Loving the new photography done for a home we decorated in North Queensland. These textured balls look great in this "Natural Elements" theme and reflected the laid back, casual attitude of the people of the North. It was hot up there though. Very hot!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Glitz & Glamour

Immerse yourself in the sophistication and beauty of a bygone era with the pure opulence of glitz and glamour.

Like a stream of light travelling through crystal glass, this theme is created by using luminous paints, textiles and furnishings that capture and reflect the glimmering tones of gold, copper, bronze and silver.

Glitz and Glamour can easily be as subtle or as decadent as you like. A few shimmery accessories like a mirrored clock or photo frame adds a delicate dash of glamour or create full radiance with a room of flocked wallpaper and a crystal chandelier.

Glitz and Glamour style gives the romantic illusion of high end luxury, so choose luxurious, rich fabrics for soft sheen, warm illuminating lights for subtle reflection and metallic accessories for sparkly accents.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sweet Little Girl's Room

Call it nesting, but I loved creating this little girl's room. The pretty aqua and pink colours against the pureness of the white made this room feel sweet and innocent.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Lighting the Mood

Lamps are that unique piece that can create atmosphere, mood, ambience and style.

Whether it’s a welcoming light in the entrance hall or a stunning floor lamp in the lounge, lamps and the lighting they create are imperative to the style and feel of a room.

Lamps are not only a finishing piece that creates atmosphere, they can be a feature piece in their own right. There are some absolutely stunning lamps that can be the feature of an entire room, dictating the style of the rest of the decor.

There is an enormous range of fantastic and unique lamps available, but unfortunately not for the general public. The retail market is very small, but there is a large local and international range of lamps available to interiors designers, so we never have trouble finding that perfect piece for our clients.

The type of lamp and purpose of the lighting will also dictate how it’s used with the rest of the decor in the space. If the lamp is a feature piece, then it can stand on its own, with everything else working around it. a bedside table lamp works well with a cluster of photo frames, while a dramatic up lamp
shining onto a piece of artwork can take centre stage in a room.

If you’re having trouble finding that perfect lamp for a room or a space just doesn’t have atmosphere, speak to an interior designers about the lamps and lighting that’s perfect for you.