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Home Living : April 7th 2009
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1 Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist A whitewash Colour trends and design forecasts often begin with purple is the new black or the new black is green. Well, for 2009 my forecast states that the new white is white. We can all identify with the term and colour white, and white is back. Recent global design exhibitions and trade events are focusing on neutral pallets and textures. These are presented in the form of natural elements in flooring, whitewash to laminates, wicker and paint finishes. Light-coloured wood remains strong, playing on the Scandinavian themes recently introduced across homewares. Upholsteries, bedding and accessories layered with self tones all give a three- dimensional effect to the products. The simplicity of the white colour movement has a sense of glamour and is often highlighted with metallics of silver and stainless steel creating a contemporary yet sophisticated home interior. The blend of textures and neutral elements allows the perfect backdrop to creating themes in the home based on colour change, and allows the platform to showcase special pieces. It also creates a calm and serene feel to any interior. Slim-line furniture, retro lighting accessorised with indigenous items continues to be strong and the green element of environmental influences on products will be showcased even more strongly over the next 12 months. This is not about throwing out the old and bringing in the new. It's about blending trend and fashion with existing themes. If in doubt contact a professional to guide you to get your interior look up to the minute in an affordable way. Details: Visit www.eussen.com.au One-stop shop for reno tips For fresh ideas to transform the home, visit the HIA Sydney Home Show at Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre from Thursday, April 30, to Sunday, May 3. Learn how to transform traditional rooms into cutting-edge living spaces with modern colours, textures and furnishings. Four leading designers will demonstrate the latest in open- plan warehouse and apartment living at the Designer Room Series IV. Get technical advice on colour trends, textiles and furnishings, as well as how to restructure an existing space at the Designer Forums presentations. For those ready to make a start, the nearby Design Stage has experts ready to help you make the right purchase. If kitchen renovations are on your list, make sure you visit the Kitchener Kitchens stand and the Fresh Cooking School will offer a range of cooking and dining ideas. At the Gadget Zone learn the best conservation strategies and how to make your home sustainable. Ask an Expert is a dedicated area where tradespeople will answer your renovation questions -- take in photos and plans. The show is open daily from 10am to 7pm. Cost: Adults, $18; concessions, $15; and children, free. 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