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Home Living : May 29th 2012
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: 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.'' 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 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 www.melwoodcedarsheds.com.au Timber Sheds and Studios since 1976 Ph 02 9636 1444 to book a free site measure & inspection Studios from $5890 2254658 29/5 Prefabricated Timber structures • Cabins • Studios • Home Offices • Pool Huts • Garden rooms • Sheds 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 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
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