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Home Living : August 7th 2012
Inside BRUSH UP ON BAKING INSPIRATION FROM JAPAN WILD AND WORKABLE THE POWER OF PASTELS NEW DECO COLLECTION Susan Redman Details: Catherine Martin's Garden Party rug, available through Designer Rugs Australia, 1300 802 561, designerrugs.com.au These furnishings, including Catherine Martin's Garden Party rug, show how pastels work in a modern home. STYLE STATEMENTS Art Nouveau This new art style reigned from 1880 until just before the first World War. It has elongated, sensual lines with sprouting vines and flowers, creating a whimsical romantic appearance. The patterns are based on stylised natural forms, eg butterflies and dragonflies, orchids, irises, weeds, fairies and small birds. Curved shapes such as arcs, parabolas and semi-circles are prevalent. Furniture from this era features dark red timbers. Art Deco This opulent style emerged from the 1920s until WWII. It was inspired by the Cubist movement in art. The style is streamlined and sleek in appearance. Geometric patterns, including sunbursts, zigzags and broad curves, are typical. Designers first used modern materials such as stainless steel, chrome and inlaid wood. Black leather and chrome furniture was very popular. HOME DECORATING SOME feel that decorating with pastels is too sugary- sweet. But executed well, pastels add a sophisticated atmosphere to a home. It pays to look at some of the historic styles that have gotten it right, such as early 20th-century Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Even up until the 1950s, pastels were popular, but these days designers seem to steer clear of them. Americans, however, do pastels well, and top-shelf hotels use a pastel palette as part of their stock-in-trade decorating style. Who would not want to wake up each day in a home that resembled a five-star boutique hotel? On the colour front, choose pastels with a dusty tone, such as peach, pearl and periwinkle. Wallpapers can provide a background of muted colour as well. Choose those that show patterns evoking the Deco era. The same goes for drapes -- the longer, more voluminous and lustrous the better. MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: NORTHWEST 31664 30 Years of local manufacturing. Best quality and price guaranteed. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) Check out our NEW website at www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs 60% OFF * UP TO SPRING CLEARANCE SALE! 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 OPENING ROOF PERGOLA PERGOLA & DECK FREE QUOTES: P ERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CUSTOM BUILT dŚĞ d ĞĚ K ĚŽŽ ĚĚŝ ŽŶ ŝůĚĞ HIA MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA NEW SOU TH W ALES L IBERTY PROC E SS STABILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 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
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