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Home Living : June 26th 2012
Seen any great ideas? Tell us at email@example.com COLOURING YOUR WORLD LEAVE THE COMFORT ZONE Janita Singh Our choice of room colours affects how we feel. MADE IN SHADE It s worth considering your personality and state of health before pulling out the paint charts. Being midway between cool and warm, green promotes balance, making it excellent for rest and relaxation. It s thought to support the heart. If you want more passion in your life, add a splash of red or rich burgundy to your boudoir. On a cautionary note, if anger or high blood pressure is an issue you may need to tone it down. Alternatively, to regain equilibrium after an accident or emotional trauma, surround yourself with orange, known as nature s shock absorber. Bright, primary colours may appeal to kids, but they can overstimulate the mind, and in bedrooms that could spell trouble. FENG SHUI jennyblumefengshui.com OFTEN we don't leave our comfort zones when it comes to home decorating. So wall colours, furniture and accessories are simply pale tan or plain white. But colours are powerful and can really jazz up any home. Whether it means paint- ing a bright feature wall or adding a few colourful fur- nishings, colour goes a long way, aesthetically as well as bringing in good energy, Sydney feng shui consultant and interior designer Jenny Blume says. ''Colour can affect us in powerful ways, both con- sciously and on a deeper level as well,'' she said. ''Adding a warm hue like yellow or orange to a dark room can bring it to life, while cooler colours can be used to tone down bright, glary rooms. ''Along with balancing the natural light within a space, different hues can affect our moods and well- being. A room's colour should not only please the eye, it should work on a therapeutic level as well.'' Ms Blume organises feng shui workshops. GROOVY GRAFFITI Keith Haring Graffiti Macbook Pro sleeve, from $59.95, Case Scenario at Until, 9119 8700, until.com.au COLOUR SWATCHCOLOUR SWATCH Pantone Macbook Pro case, from $69.95, Mag Nation, 9516 0202, magnation.com SPACE INVADERSMacbook Pro Sleeve, $59.95, Hart & Heim, hartandheim.com.au Materials in the Raw Paving, Landscape and Building Supplies NOW DELIVERING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA CHULLORA Cnr Hume Hway & Davidson Rd Ph 9742 6822 Open 6 days GUILDFORD Cnr Oxford & Ruby St Ph 9892 3000 Open 6 days CASULA 619 Hume Hwy Ph 9821 1132 Open 7 days GLADESVILLE Cnr Victoria & Monash Rd Ph 9817 4377 Open 7 days 2287873 12/6 • AGGREGATES • MULCHES • SOIL • OTHER LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES • BUILDING SUPPLIES • PAVERS & RETAINING WALLS 13 13 82 materialsintheraw.com.au PAVING & BLOCK SALE PAVERS from .40 cents ea BLOCKS from $2.00 ea Storewide discounts ends 30 June 2012. Mention ad to receive discounts.
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