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Home Living : August 7th 2012
EAST MEETS WEST RUGS BLEND ASIAN DESIGN, NZ WOOL DESIGN Ayame round rug by Akira Isogawa. Susan Redman Details: Rug prices start from $4950. Call Designer Rugs on 1300 802 561 or visit designerrugs.com.au AT the recent launch of Akira Isogawa's richly patterned rug collection, the contrast between the cold and grey of Sydney in winter and the designer's warm and colour- ful designs could not have been greater. Teaming with Designer Rugs in his third collaboration, Akira Isogawa has offered seven rugs for a collection called Hirameki, which means inspiration in Japanese. Exploring his traditional Japanese heri- tage and the celebration of Australia's love of colour, Mr Isogawa has translated this sensibility into some ornate designs that are influenced by methods of producing beautiful and elaborate textiles. In the Ayame and Shibori rugs the beauty of New Zealand wool is mixed with the more durable and environmentally sustainable attributes of bamboo. The development of the Ayame and Kiku patterns came about when the designer integrated silk block kimono fabric decor- ation with traditional Japanese floral mo- tifs of iris and chrysanthemum. Two other designs are also inspired by ancient Asian textile production methods. Shibori is a design that literally means twist. It is based on a unique tie-dye textile, originating from Japan and features a floral and wave motif. Another rug is called Batik, which un- surprisingly features a pattern based on Bali's traditional water-resistance dying technique whereby wax is used to hand paint on the cloth before it is dyed. Every rug in the Hirameki collection is hand-made to a standard size of 2m x 3m, and the round rugs have a 2.5m diameter. Found in high-end residences, it is not surprising these rugs are expensive, too. Consider them a luxurious investment. Unit 17, 28 Vore St, Silverwater Tel: 9648 0000 Mob: 0430 134 499 Fax: 9648 1766 email@example.com 2127314 23/8 • Polyurethane & Vacuum Form Doors • Caesar Stone Benchtop • Free Quote & Design • Builders & bulk purchase welcome OPEN 7 DAYS Kitchen Direct Australia 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 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 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S Ph 9837 9898 www.accentcurtains.com.au • All types of soft furnishings • Curtains, Blinds, Shutters. • Everything custom made by Experts • With over 30 yrs experience AUTUMN SPECIAL 20% OFFRRP FABRICS 2132871 24/4 www.australianhotwater.com.au Visit the Australian Hot Water Web site or call our office for a free quote on 02 9809 6986 Ph: 02 9809 6986 AUSTRALIAN HOT WATER Your Local Hot Water Specialist CASHBACK $300 VISA CARD* For replacing existing electric hot water system to gas. Other rewards may be applicable call our office for further details. SUPPLY, INSTALL AND SERVICE ALL MAKES AND TYPES OF HOT WATER SYSTEMS BREAKDOWN HOT WATER REPLACEMENTS FREE GAS CONNECTIONS Conditions apply. WE DO FREE QUOTES! 2286974 7/8 *VISA GIFT CARD MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2075121 5/6 0 3HOWER 3CREENS &RAMED 3EMI &RAMELESS AND &RAMELESS AVAILABLE LIFETIME GUARANTEE WINNER Specialising in custom designs and manufacturing for kitchens and joinery All projects managed by Sheree Degabriele Free no obligation measure and quote Info@kitchensbyemanuel.com.au www.kitchensbyemanuel.com.au 22 Foxall Rd, Kellyville 2214359 28/2 9629 6866
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