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Home Living : August 14th 2012
REFASHIONED FURNITURE COVERED IN ARTISTIC GLORY VINTAGE TIMBER PIECES DRESSED IN WALLPAPER Susan Redman Now you see it, now you don't . . . Art Pratique's wallpapered Aldwych dresser. Details: artpratique.com.au ATTRACTED by vividly coloured and patterned furniture, fairgoers at this year's Sydney Designex were enthralled by a new concept in decorative detailing -- wall- papered furniture. Radford Furnishings and Art Pratique have teamed up to produce spectacular pieces of cabinetry, decorated in all-over geometrics and floral patterns. With wallpapers supplied by Radford, Art Pratique, a new business launched at the fair, covers vintage furniture with stunning papers, finishing them off with a lacquer sealant. The idea looks even more astonishing when applied to common, conventional, pieces. Project director Mr Gary Stanley and creative director Ms Beancaa Chan are partners in the business. ''We have com- bined Gary's practical experi- ence with my interior design background,'' Ms Chan said. At prices for already-papered pieces starting from $1500, the service isn't cheap, but com- pared with other pieces of furniture on the market it is wonderful value for money. After all, each piece is a one- off, hand-papered piece. Art Pratique will paper cus- tomer's furniture, too. As a guide, Ms Chan said to expect the price to start from $800. ''There are lots of factors determining the cost of the finish, such as the size of the furniture supplied, the amount of detail, the preparation re- quired, any repair work and the cost of the wallpaper chosen for the job,'' she said. Ms Chan and Mr Stanley were clearly pleased with the overwhelming response their furniture received at Designex. ''We've had commercial in- quiries from hotels, and many more from retail design outlets wanting immediate stock,'' Ms Chan said. ''We are currently working with furniture-makers to re- lease our own range of furni- ture in the future.'' Ms Chan believes her furni- ture is a perfect design solution for dull alcoves in rented prem- ises, hospitality and office spaces. It also provides a spec- tacular focus in the home. ''Wallpapered furniture has virtually never been done be- fore,'' she said. ''There is an amazing array of wallpaper designs, which on their own are brilliant, but when applied to furniture, the effect is spectacular. ''Our service guarantees that virtually no two pieces are alike. Most people look at our furniture in amazement, and can't believe it's wallpapered.'' World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our quality never before offered at these prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB www.australianhotwater.com.au Visit the Australian Hot Water Web site or call our office for a free quote on 02 9979 6811 Ph: 02 9979 6811 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! 2151841 14/8 *VISA GIFT CARD 2078086 17/7 Turn your dreams into reality Rodney Binet 0412 822 608 Ann Chen 0404 888 198 2IÀFH 9868 3222 www.binethomes.com.au 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY GREAT RESALE VALUE MULTI AWARD WINNING BUILDER Love where you live, but need a new home? SPECIALISING IN Z New homes Z .QRFN GRZQ UHEXLOG VHUYLFH Z +RXVH ODQG SDFNDJHV Z 'XSOH[ GXDO RFFXSDQF\ GHYHORSPHQWV Z )XOO EULFN EULFN YHQHHU FRQVWUXFWLRQ Z ,Q ODZ DFFRPPRGDWLRQ KRPHV FREE QUOTE Display Home .DPEDK 3ODFH :HVW 3HQQDQW +LOOV Inspection Times :HGQHVGD\ )ULGD\ SP _ 6DWXUGD\ 6XQGD\ SP 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 PURCHASE BRAEMAR GAS CENTRAL HEATING THIS WINTER & SAVE $2100* AUSTRALIAN HEATING & COOLING NORTH Plus FREE* upgrade of 2 year warranty VALUED AT $299.00 extended to 5 years 1/1 Polo Ave Mona Vale NSW 2103 (T) 9979 6844 email@example.com www.australianheatingandcoolingnorth.com.au *Offer ends 31st August 2012 2279536_28/8 UP TO CASH BACK
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