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Home Living : May 29th 2012
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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.'' 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 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1 HIGH QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE SYSTEM * No hidden cost * High quality and affordable system * Install before 1st July and secure current rebate $1,599* for 1.5kW System (8 x 190 watt panels) 1.9kW system $2,899* (10 x 190 watt panels) for only 3.0kW system $4,999* (16 x 190 watt panels) for only Fully installed by CEC Accredited Licensed Electricians Office: (02) 8677 4312 Mobile: 0435 565 981 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eurosolar.com.au Lic. No. 232564C *Conditions apply. *Meter installation NOT included SOLAR POWER SPECIALIST CALL 1300 959 013 5.0kW system $8,999* (26 x 190 watt panels) for only HIGH EFFICIENCY PANELS WITH 30 YEAR WARRANTY* GERMAN DELTA INVERTER WITH 10 YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE 2117933 22/5 2/213 North Rocks Rd, NORTH ROCKS Call now for a FREE measure & quote 9630 4111 • We can give your kitchen a fabulous facelift by overlaying the benchtop with the unique stone surfacing product from Italy and your choice of door styles & finishes to save $$$ thousands! • Or if it really is time for the old one to go, we will design and install a new kitchen of the highest standard to suit your budget. A KITCHEN MAKEOVER WILL SAVE YOU $$$ THOUSANDS 2045684 27/3 License: 229380C www.granitetransformations.com.au • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 • Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES 9748 0844 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2219029 20/3 We await your visit to our showroom! Showroom by appointment Shop 1, 14 Cammeray Rd Cammeray
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