Thursday, 22 August 2013

Retro Fusion

This theme is fun, with bright colours, wild designs and an overall sense of "flair" because retro-design requires such a bold approach. It also requires a certain personality to pull it off. There's nothing laid-back or casual about design and decorating with this theme. It is loud, busy and most definitely "funky".

Retro Fusion interior design incorporates bright colours and bold patterns. Clean, streamlined and modern, shiny materials such as vinyl & laminate also references to the past.

Furnishings are normally constructed with plastic, plywood, or moulded fibreglass. Lines are usually rounded or curved, in unique kidney or bubble shapes. Art and sculptures are typically bold and unusual, leaning more toward abstract pieces rather than simple landscapes and still-life. Windemere uses a blend of stark white, chocolate and bright orange to create this bold theme.

Retro Fusion will inspire you to create a look that combines classics and contemporary design. Past and present can sit stylishly together. Remember, everything is bold when you're decorating with the Retro Fusion theme so don't be afraid of textures and colour. The more the better.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Modern Classic - A new twist with white on white

Serene and stylish, Windemere's latest work is titled "Modern Classic".  A modern take on classic style, this serene and calming theme uses white on white for a space that is warm and inviting.

Interior designer Lindy Evans has used layers of neutral tones, playing on textures instead of colours and patterns for depth and dimension.

Classic furniture in clean, light timbers are paired with soft furnishings in textured neutrals for elegant and graceful style.

What do you think of the new theme?

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Glitz & Glamour in Mackay

We love a bit of glitz and glamour here at Windemere! We've just completed the interior of a home in Mackay with this theme, definitely a standout in the North. We've had lots of fabulous feedback.

Plush pile carpet, designer Arte wallpaper and shimmery fabrics in tones of gold and copper create a decadent background for mirrored furniture. Warm, glossy hues create a luxurious atmosphere.

What do you think?

Friday, 1 March 2013

Selectively Furnished

Do you ever buy a sofa and matching coffee table and then find it doesn't look quite as good in your lounge room as it did in the showroom? Furnishing and decorating a space is more than just putting some tables and chairs in a room. A professional interior designer decorates and furnishes for the use of the space, the size and layout of the space and to the style and taste of the owners.

Kirstin Fowle from Windemere Interiors says that furniture selection is one of their more popular services as choosing furniture and decorator pieces that are functional as well as aesthetic pleasing is a lot harder than people realise. "Clients come to us to take the hard work out of shopping around and putting together pieces that work. We also create a style and look that is unique as we have access to thousands of suppliers, many of whom will only supply to interior designers so you don't end up with furniture from a chain store that hundreds of other people have," said Kirstin.

The service comes with more than just a list of furniture. Windemere Interiors also includes a scaled layout of the space illustrating exactly where the pieces should go as well as a detailed listing of items that you can buy yourself in stages or all at once. By setting a budget, the interior designer is able to work to that budget from the extensive suppliers and contacts they have.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Kitchen Design

The kitchen is one of the most important and most used spaces in the home and well worthy of investing time in design.

Kirstin Fowle from Windemere Interiors says kitchen design is more than just designing cupboards and sinks to fit in a space, it's about designing to how the space will be used. "When we design a kitchen for a client, we ask lots of questions about how the space will be used and not just how it will look. It is important to understand the everyday use for items such as dishwashers, microwaves and appliances such as mixers, blenders and coffee machines. Every family is different and so every kitchen should be designed individually."

There are many aspects to a kitchen that need to be considered when designing the space. Cabinetry design and placement and whether they are drawers or cupboards are a major item. Benchtop space is also an important consideration. Will you have an island bench and is there enough additional space for food preparation? Take into account how much storage you will require when designing your kitchen, not just for food but also for appliances, cutlery, crockery, wine and cookbooks.

After all the practical aspects of the kitchen are decided, the look of the space can be designed. The style of kitchen you decide on will dictate finishes and fixtures and the designer can advise on the latest colours and materials on the market.

If you are building a new home or renovating, Windemere Interiors offers a full kitchen design service including on site visit, cabinetry design and CAD Plans. The plans can be taken to your own builder or cabinet maker or Windemere can arrange tenders and quotes for you.

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