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Home Living : May 29th 2012
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 MB TRY THIS LOOK PAST BOUNDARIES THE principles of biophilia and some simple suggestions on how to introduce these into any home or workplace. Nature is random Group plants in small clusters at irregular intervals to allow a degree of informality. Refuge in a modern world People often choose to sit among the shelter of indoor plants due to an instinctive need for security. Introduce tall palms which lend themselves perfectly as a place to shelter. Look across your space Recreate the illusion of over- looking a landscape by placing tall plants near the observer and progressively using shorter plants the further away you get. Connect with the outside Blur the boundaries of the interior and exterior by design- ing planting to draw the eyes beyond the window. By creating a distant focal point, the arti- ficial boundary of the window can vanish. GREEN SPACES BRING OUTDOORS IN CLEVER WAYS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE Indoor plants can help create a comforting environment. Janita Singh AUSTRALIANS love the out- doors and their connection to nature. But we don't all live in places where great gardens can be achieved or work in ever- green offices. Last week at the designEX event in Sydney, indoor plant specialist Ambius highlighted the implications of biophilia on interior design and incorpor- ated its principles in landscap- ing for the home and office. ''Biophilia refers to one's in- nate need to connect with nature,'' Ambius marketing manager Anne Briggs said. ''According to a recent Am- bius survey of Australian wor- kers, 92 per cent of respondents believe it is important to be somehow connected to nature,'' Ms Briggs said. Biophilia is effective in workplaces, with two-thirds of respondents say- ing they spend less than an hour outdoors on a typical work day. ''It is vital that we bring nature indoors and indoor plants are an easy, cost-effective way of doing this,'' Ms Briggs said. ''By considering the prin- ciples of biophilia those respon- sible for interior design and fitouts can create an environ- ment with a connection to nature.'' Ph 9837 9898 www.accentcurtains.com.au AUTUMN SPECIAL 20% OFFRRP FABRICS 2124482 22/5 • All types of soft furnishings, • Curtains, Blinds, Shutters. • Everything custom made by Experts • With over 30 yrs experience. CURVED, DOMES, GABLE, FLAT, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL The best protection in any weather 10 year manufacture warranty FREE MEASURE & QUOTE FACTORY PRICES Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au email@example.com Phone: 9482 7000 Twinlite AWNINGS Enjoy outdoor living with... 2131427 3/4 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 Ph:9999 6060 Showroom: Unit 8, 101 Darley St, Mona Vale Open 6 days for your convenience ABSOL Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions www.absol.com.au Awnings Blinds Shutters Shade & Energy Up to 35% OFF SALE! Applies to selected internal blind ranges only. Does not apply to tting, expires 30th April 2012 3 FREE in home advice & quote 3 Extensive range 3 Energy solutions 3 Friendly service 3 Affordable prices 3 Expert consultants 3 Qualified tradesman 3 Local family owned business 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 today: For FREE measure and quote 1300 361 390 View our Website: www.pergolaland.com.au Beat the carbon tax get in before the prices rise July 1st Free Quotes: PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS OPENING ROOF PERGOLA PERGOLA & DECK HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIAT ION AUS TRAL IA NEWSOUTHWALES L I BERTY PR O CES S STABI LITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Autumn Sale Our prices are falling 131913 For full terms & conditions visit the Accent website Add some Accent value to your home "MFYBOESJBt$IBUTXPPEt4FWFO )JMMT 1FOSJUIt/FXDBTUMF Save up to 30% Design shades - Roman Blinds - Curtains - Awnings Specialists in the supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Call today for your free measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.betaview.com.au 2033895 14/2
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