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Home Living : February 28th 2012
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 MB TIMBER FLOORS CREATE THAT COSY FEELING RED WOOD IS THE TREND PALE WALLS FOR BALANCE Interior designer Kristina Hetherington of Design Clarity says when selecting finishes for your home try walls in pale neutrals or near-white shades help to balance a red timber floor. Crisp, understated tones allow the wood floor to be the main feature of your space,'' she said. There is nothing that compares with the rich warmth and unique texture of a natural timber floor. Timber has a clear resonance and lasting beauty underfoot. It conveys a sense of luxury, comfort and timelessness. By choosing one of the distinctive Australian red species, you can make the floor a striking feature of your interior.'' Flooded (rose) gum flooring produces a stunning, yet cosy, look. Janita Singh RED timber floors are making a warm comeback in many homes this year and, according to experts, it is all about cre- ating that cosy feeling. For those planning to install a new timber floor, it is vital to do some homework and select species with colours that comp- lement your interior. Boral Timber marketing manager Robyn Barnes says timber colour is an aesthetic choice now. ''We are seeing a strong movement towards red species such as flooded (rose) gum and red mahogany,'' he said. ''Renovators have been re- questing red species which of- fer a rich palette and create a cosy feeling, particularly in open-plan living areas. ''Flooded gum, which has unique and subtle tones vary- ing from pale pink to soft reds and reddish browns, is ideal for luxurious domestic appli- cations that require a bold yet gentle flooring finish,'' he said. Mr Barnes said red mahog- any was an extremely dense hardwood species, with stun- ning pale to deep, dark red colouring. ''Its density and rare colouring have made it a tim- ber that is highly sought after. ''Timber is a versatile floor- ing material and can help achieve an individual look. ''Generally the colour is de- termined by the timber species, however natural colour variations can be found even within the one species.'' Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c Quality Timber Blinds, and Plantation Shutters 2243953 11/10 COMPETE BLINDS & SHUTTERS WE BEAT ANY QUOTATION 1300 800 118 www.competeblinds.com.au Master Builders Association HIA Member Builders Lic: 93536C Visit our Showroom: 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET Call us: For FREE measure and quote 1300 364 290 View our Website: www.pergolaland.com.au FREE QUOTES: PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CUSTOMISED dŚĞ d ĞĚ K ĚŽŽ ĚĚŝ ŽŶ ^ Ğ ŝĂůŝ HIA MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRAL IA NEW SOU TH WA LES L IBERTYPROCESS STABIL ITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 AUSTRALIA MADE QUALITY LOUNGES. HOME CINEMA MODULARS & RECLINERS: OUR SPECIALTY www.niceinteriors.com.au Showroom & Warehouse 10/1 Vuko Place Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: 02 9913 1133 "Its all about QUALITY and COMFORT" Castle Hill Shop 79 Home Hub Centre Castle Hill NSW 2154 Phone: 9634 8855 From Only $1399 NORDIC 60 A chair to fit your body, small, medium, large. 15 styles in stock Divani Modular 1-2-3-4 or 5 seats 2116741 14/2 Copenhagen Nice-Monaco
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