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Home Living : May 8th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3 LIGHTING LIGHT SWITCH MAKEOVER BRIGHTENING UP HOMES Susan Redman An orange Linea light switch cover plate provides a small but significant detail in this industrial-style setting. THE shape of a door stopper, the profile of skirting boards, the colour of a light switch cover plate -- when it comes down to deliberating over the finer points of a decorating project, interior designers will often repeat the dictum of German-born mod- ernist architect Mies van der Rohe that God is in the details. These small-fry details of decorating may seem incidental but if chosen well they can significantly change the look of a room. Consider the humble light switch. No longer just a white plastic service pad for switch- ing on lights and other electri- cal installations, the latest crop of products has had a designer makeover. Interior stylist Sibella Court says that even an old-fashioned bathroom or kitchen can be updated by changing the switches and powerpoints to colour match or contrast with other features in the room. One of the biggest names in the light switch business HPM has capitalised on the success of its colourful Linea range with metallic cover plates to comp- lement two other collections titled Brights and Earths. Sibella Court says the colour- ful variety shows that the use of colour at home is more eclectic than it was recently. ''People are not afraid to play with colours or use a favourite one. Orange and battleship grey are two good cases in point,'' she says. But for sheer glam, Court suggests installing the Arteor range of interchangeable cover plates from LeGrand. These super-sophisticated slimline switch plates offer 17 options in exotic finishes such as stingray leather, light and dark timber or classic woven metal. Other stylish switch-hitters include the Strato and Modena Series from Clipsal. The minimal interchangeable switch surrounds come in 10 colours and can be matched to cabinetry just by choosing from Laminex laminate colours. 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 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 Renovating? Redecorating? Our Home section has the inspiration you need. Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 Y Windows fitted Y Ceilings insulated and lined Y Walls insulated and lined Y Full height GLASS a speciality Enclose your Al-Fresco *Licensed Builder & Electrician Lic No 4729C DAIME PTY LTD Home Improvements CONTACT 4730 2539 0418 262 166 UPGRADE Your Existing Screened Enclosure ENCLOSE YOUR EXISTING PATIO AREA 2340597 1/11 9625 9924 0412 458 249 Email: email@example.com $TART $AVING MONEY TODAY! ELECTRICITY BILLS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF?? LET US HELP... CALL NOW 2091607 8/5 Solar Power Metering Having a Solar Power System Installed? Speak to Us for your Generation Power Meter, Receive a Guaranteed Price for this work. Simply Email us a Photo of Your Electric Meter board and receive an Obligation Free quote within hours. Solar Metering generally Installed within 24hrs. We also do Off Peak and Granny Flat Metering, Call or Email Prices From $242 9833 9566 firstname.lastname@example.org EC41035
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