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Home Living : April 24th 2012
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 MB INTERIORS PALER SHADE OF WHITE DECORATING'S LIGHTER SIDE Cool world . . . you shouldn't be afraid of decorating with white for a cooler looking interior. Susan Redman LIVING in an all-white interior makes many of us feel rejuven- ated but the minimalism of the recent past took the concept of the clean-lined and open-spaced white interior to an extreme. With sharp edges and plain surfaces stripped of detail, the white interior often ran the risk of looking cold and clinical. But white's not out quite yet. To the contrary, it's still fun- damental in the decorator's tool kit. The change is that there are now virtually hundreds of tints and shades of pale to liven things up a bit, as well as new ideas to add texture and interest to the white-on-white look. Choosing a predominantly pale palette can still produce an airy and restful mood that evo- kes the calm and crisp interiors made popular by Scandinavian design, but the addition of natu- ral straw and drift wood- coloured neutrals, for example, warms things up. Jennifer McCabe from Whiteport, who took the bold step to start up an online retail store that only stocks an inventory of pale- shaded products said: ''It's all about tone and texture. For example, layer various off-white shades of bed linen using waffle blankets, pretty cotton throws and quilted cushions for a truly sumptuous boudoir.'' She also suggested you shouldn't be afraid of decorat- ing with white just because you have young children. ''It's a myth,'' she said. WARM UP TO A COOL LOOK STEPS to get the white-on-white look in your living room For walls, choose a warm white paint such as Dulux's most popular monotone, An- tique White USA, or a deeper shade, such as low-sheen acry- lic Macaroon (Porter's Paints). A white leather lounge can lookatad'80s,sogofora mushroom fabric one, a dove grey velvet or, for a natural French linen, see Whiteport's Avignon sofa (pictured above). Ash-coloured or blonde tim- bers partner beautifully with white walls. Freedom has a great range of whitewashed fur- niture in store called Cancun. Add lots of texture with soft furnishings and textiles, which can provide the chance to intro- duce a print or contrast colour. Knotty textures and richly patterned printed rugs and car- pets across the neutral palette bring comfort to cool white interiors. Try designer rugs. • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST "5$'%4 3/,!2 (%!4).' #%.42% 3!,%3 o 3%26)#% o ).34!,,!4)/. 5NIT %XCHANGE 0ARADE .ARELLAN 0( 2199469 01/05 GAS HEATERS 18MG & 21MG GAS HEATERS FROM $379 GAS LOG FIRE PLACES WOOD HEATERS FROM $1000 SKYLIGHTS ELECTRIC TANKS GAS SYSTEMS SOLAR SYSTEMS 3+9,)'(43 (/4 7!4%2 3934%-3 GAS HEATERS SERVICED Shop 3, Crossroads Homemaker Centre, 1 Parkers Farm Place, Casula NSW 2170, (Cor ner Camden Valley Way & Beech Rd) P: (02) 9734 0558 | E: email@example.com | www.balihousegarden.com.au 2260346 24/4 .%7 34/#+ *534 !22)6%$ Importer of Exotic Furniture, Homewares, and Garden Decor Bringing Bali to your Place... 17th September 2011 Featuring Traditional Balinese Dancers BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5
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