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Home Living : May 29th 2012
MB HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1 MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN ADD A DASH OF DARING Susan Redman Decorate furniture with a pattern and surround with favourite black and white objects, including frames and feature pieces, such as this red umbrella. This Kaila console table from Eco Chic, above, can be custom upholstered in any fabric. QUICK IDEAS FOR BLACK AND WHITE Try an all-black or white floor. Stain floorboards with a good grain to show texture of japan black or limewash. Create a striking table setting with black and white china. Combine small houndstooth check with pinstripes on chair covers, bedspreads and pillow shams. Hang a collection of black metal trays or old vintage signs on a dining room wall. Black objects lined up on a sideboard serve as an outline that sets off specific areas. Group them together and add one colour. Walls painted stark white or a soft, ivory white serve as a perfect background for framed photographs, prints and other artwork. Choose ice-white frames for subtle contrast. Choose dark wood or painted black frames and hang on chocolate or tan walls. Use black cabinetry in unexpected places, such as in the kitchen or bathroom. Photographs in black and white are instantly appealing. To update the idea, download and apply to your digital images some of the new filter apps available to slightly discolour or distort your images. White sheets are still firm favourites. Limit black in the bedroom to furniture, light fittings or even blankets. INTERIOR IDEAS Chair by Fenton & Fenton. TO get real excitement in a room, pair black with white. It's a colour combination that can be dressed up or down, depending on other elements in your home. But if you're a little timid about going to extremes, try a softly, softly approach. Caramel and mushroom painted walls or soft fur- nishings and blonde or li- med timber floors and furni- ture will keep a lid on the power of the monotone con- trast, but don't be afraid to experiment a little before you dampen things down. Try adding one decorative piece to the milieu that is a vibrant colour. Play with patterns, too. Wide stripes and pin stri- pes, ginghams and hound- stooth checks, black and white toile fabrics and wall- papers, metallics and matte finishes can be mixed around to create texture and interest in a limited palette. Collaborating with black and white is also a great way to revamp inner-city terraces or country cot- tages. Add some black metal pieces, such as glass-topped coffee tables on a black iron base, dark steel shelving or black enamelled factory lights for an industrial edge. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at email@example.com LEATHER LUXE Kingsley two- seater leather sofa, $1699, Dare Gallery, daregallery.com.au FRENCH AFFAIR Ceignes rattan- back sofa, $2499, Whiteport, 1300 203 401, whiteport.com.au STATEMENT PIECE Favn By Jaime Hayon, $14,927, Cult, 1300 768 626, cultdesigned. com.au 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 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 INVEST IN SOLAR ENERGY & SAVE $$$ -%42/ %.%2'9 '2/50 (LIC) 205033c 0H www.metroenergygroup.com.au 4ERMS AND #ONDITIONS !LL PRICES ARE FOR RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATIONS IN 3YDNEY METRO THAT HAVE NOT YET CLAIMED 34#l3 FOR THEIR PROPERTY WHERE 34#l3 ARE CLAIMED BY -ETRO %NERGY 'ROUP -ETERING NOT INCLUDED -UST BE INSTALLED BEFORE TH *UNE o YR 0ANEL 7ARRANTY \ o YR )NVERTER 7ARRANTY \ o YR )NSTALLATION 7ARRANTY \ o &AST AND 0ROFESSIONAL 3ERVICE CEC Accredited and Licenced WE WILL BEAT ANY LEGITIMATE QUOTE SPECIAL OFFER 1.5kW GERMAN solar system 7x GERMAN solar panels 1 x 1.7kW SMA GERMAN inverter $1800 SPECIAL OFFER 1.5kW solar system with 2kW inverter 8 x 190 high quality solar panels 1 x 2kW high efficient inverter $900 FULLY INSTALLED FULLY INSTALLED 2060808 29/5 2025065 17/4 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
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