Why you should include the hire of an Interior Designer in your building budget

Advice, Building/Renovating, Have a Plan, The decorating process

There is a lot of new development and expansion happening across Sydney, we’ve seen the plans advertised on television, through our local communities and you only need to take a drive around Sydney to see growth is happening under our very noses.

I know that my backyard in the Hills District of Sydney is definitely experiencing the growth pains. With new housing developments underway at The Ponds, The Gables, The Hills of Carmel and Halcyon Rise at Box Hill, along with continued development around Rouse Hill, even out toward Windsor at Vermont is experiencing growth. This is obviously great for the building industry.

 

Building a home can be an exciting and stressful experience all at the same time. There is so much to consider, many decisions to be made, negotiations, liaising with various

Scandinavian Style – How to get the look

Advice, Interior Style, Interior trends

The Scandi look has been trending in interior design for a few years now, I think this is because of the casual relaxed feel that this style emulates which marries in perfectly with our laid back Australian lifestyle, but how do you get that gorgeous Scandinavian style into your home?  Today I thought I’d share the three key elements that you can apply to get this ever popular look in your home.

Scandi is all about colour palette,

Marsala – 2015 Pantone Colour of the year

Colour, Fashion, Inspiration, Interior trends

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Pantone have announced Marsala 18-1438 as the colour of the year 2015.

To me this colour speaks maturity, elegance and sophistication.  Named after a fortified wine it’s richness and earthy red brown tones bring character and I think will add a lot of charm when used in interior spaces.  It is a colour that could be used on it’s own or as an accent.

Incorporate Marsala into accent pieces, decorator accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

Lets explore some ways to use Marsala in home interiors.

1.  Use Marsala for upholstery.  I can see it in a velvet upholstery for a traditional wingback chair sitting next to a beautiful old fireplace in a library, old vintage rug….. you get the picture.

2.  Complimentary colours are blue, green, gold even grey will work nicely with it.

3.  Paint your dining room walls Marsala if you are feeling brave, be sure you get a lot of natural light in the room though as it is quite a strong, dark tone it could also make you feel very warm too so if you live in a warm climate you may want to consider a cooler colour.

4.  Update your current interior with some Marsala in various tones of light and dark, texture, print in the form of cushions, decorator items or art it’s a brilliant winter colour.

5.  Marsala will work well with a contemporary interior as well, add more earthy tones and bring in some white to keep it all light and minimalist.

I would love to hear how you use Marsala in your home, feel free to comment below.

See links below for more uses for Marsala.

http://www.houzz.com.au/ideabooks/34755738/list/raise-your-glass-to-marsala-pantones-2015-colour-of-the-year

http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21163