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Home Living : April 17th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1 ALL ABOUT TRENDS INTERIORS REGAIN COLOUR VIBRANT ACCENTS, PLUS RETRO Janita Singh Chrome and geometric patterns have returned for furniture. LIVING spaces are heading for a fresh new look this year. While last year's lavish gloss look still has a role in living spaces, timber veneers are back, along with off-whites and blacks. Laminex Design Centre man- ager Lorraine Brigdale outlines some of this year's hot looks. Modernist Uses as little as possible and as much as necessary. Think 1940s to '50s, with clean lines and oc- casional decorative detail repris- ing Art Deco, New York Chrome, Scandinavian and Bauhaus. Get the look: Think oblique cof- fee tables, sleek natural wood tabletops and cabinets teamed with furniture with splayed legs in wood or black metal. Revisit Embraces decorative details and scale from earlier periods by mix- ing and matching arty, hand- crafted patterns and colour with vintage treasures. Get the look: Team printed soft furnishings with wooden or metal decorative details such as vases, light fittings or lamps. Stone, concrete and wood Imitate nature with authenticity to achieve a feeling of comfort. The use of concrete surfaces inside the home is also a key design element. Get the look: Natural wood grains and stone patterns that are washed, weathered, softened and blended to create harmonious interiors. Chroma Quench The concept of colour harmony is challenged and expanded with Chroma Quench. Two or more shades are mixed to create vibrant schemes. Get the look: Colour pops up next to neutrals, hessian, black in small accents, and bases of tonal greys. LOOK OF STONE: COOL ELEGANCE Laminate can give you the look of stone. LARGE-SCALE stone patterns of- ten seen in hospitality and retail interiors are making a dramatic appearance as a feature in homes. As the use of large-scale stone becomes more popu- lar in in- teriors, the latest tech- nology has made it poss- ible to pro- duce a pat- tern that captures the intricacy and visual drama of a real stone slab in a laminate, meaning you get the look with the practical advantages of laminate. The trend also works well with the grey tones popular this year. The result is superb colour sche- mes developed around a grey keynote and blending a variety of the tones that feature in many stone patterns. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org THREE OF THE BEST SEE-THROUGH PENDANT LIGHTS HIGH WIRE Judy wire pendant, $385, Lightly, lightly.com.au THREE OF A KIND Azuka LED three-bulb light, $269, Beacon Lighting, 1300 232 266, beaconlighting.com.au WOOD WORKS Kina pine pendant by David Trubridge, $1227, Mondo Luce, 9690 2667, mondoluce.com KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2181890 20/3 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2201012 31/02 FOR PENSIONERS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ll Heat Cold ll Noise Intruders l Energy saving l Security l Added Privacy l Manual or Electric l Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM factory MEMBER No. 382542 HIA WE WILL NOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE, QUALITY & SERVICE www.allguard.net.au NOW Free Measure & Quote Protect Against ... Enjoy ... TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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