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Home Living : August 28th 2012
USE TEXTILES TO HELP BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME TEXTILES are a cheap and effective way to brighten and refresh the look of your home. Save money on buying a new sofa and refresh your old one with some new cushion covers or a throw. Change the look of your din- ing room by customising your tablecloths with paint, or cover the entire table with a new fabric. Decorate your chairs and stools by wrapping them with textile pieces or woven ribbon. Instead of painting the walls, refresh a room by changing the curtains. Thick drapes keep heat inside a room and dampen sound. Changing the colour and pat- tern of lampshades is another simple way to transform a room. Save on water and energy by airing out your textiles instead of washing them. If in doubt, start with small changes and experiment with dif- ferent colours and patterns to find out what you like and what will suit your home. FURNISHING BATHE IN SEA OF COLOUR TAKE JOURNEY TO SRI LANKA Laura Trieste No Chintz custom-made Patchwork Scroll sofa featuring fabrics from the new spring/summer collection. Details: Visit nochintz.com WITH the clouds and cold weather slowly disappearing, there is no better time to add colour to your life inside. Fabric company No Chintz's new spring/summer collection of- fers an array of eclectic colours, patterns and textures to suit any mood. The collection was influenced by owner Chrissie Jeffery's recent trip to Sri Lanka. ''I was inspired by the wonder- ful intense colours, the lush green- ery, the saffrons, tumeric in the temples and the deep aquas of the waters,'' she said. Tangerines, kumquat and musk pink make up the colourful, fun fabric designs. Temple Door -- a cotton-based, Ikat-inspired, embroided cloth -- is a result of Ms Jeffery's collabor- ation with the local weavers in India's Andhra Pradesh, who are renowned for their religious tem- ple Ikat wall hangings. Ms Jeffery said the fabrics could be used in a number of ways to brighten up the home. ''We have organised our ranges in a way that they can be used for curtains, blinds, cushions or up- holstery,'' she said. ''Our Temple Door embroidery looks wonderful as a roman blind or lampshade. ''Or our new Ikat Flowers on Water works well as a light up- holstery or made up into scatter cushions.'' Homeowners can also take on the colour blocking trend with No Chintz licorice inspired Allsorts Stripe Vanilla. Ms Jeffery said mixing colours and prints in the one room comes down to personal taste. ''Pattern and colour use is all about the individual and what they feel comfortable with,'' she said. ''Consider what can't be changed and needs to be kept, take pictures of the room, then collect swatches and ideas.'' Ph:9999 6060 Showroom: Unit 8, 101 Darley St, Mona Vale Open 6 days for your convenience ABSOL Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions www.absol.com.au Awnings Blinds Shutters Shade & Energy Beat the summer heat! Call us now for the best range and service. Ask us about reducing your cooling costs! 3 FREE in home advice & quote 3 Extensive range 3 Energy solutions 3 Friendly service 3 Affordable prices 3 Expert consultants 3 Qualified tradesman 3 Local family owned business 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 CARPORTS - PERGOLAS - AWNINGS - TIMBER DECKS A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT WILL GUARANTEE YOU QUALITY AND PERSONALISED SERVICE. FREE DESIGN & QUOTE Master Builder Lic. No. 176377c PH: 1300 765 895 www.austekhomeimprovements.com.au 2054618 29/5 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! 2151847 28/8 *VISA GIFT CARD
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