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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.'' 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au TRADE IN your old air conditioner! $200 cash back for split systems & $400 cash back for ducted systems Upon purchase of a new air conditioning system! 2250432 8/11 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY GROUND FLOOR EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2147928 14/8 Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 30% off Custom Made Kitchens SALE Vanities from $199 Solid timber maple French Doors Crazy! $169 AusLux Stainless Steel Sinks from $110 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Bathroom Accessories from $15 Taps from $45 Shower Screens from $375 Home Improvement 2247034i 12/4 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD 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 ...
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