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Home Living : September 4th 2012
INDUSTRIAL ATTRACTION FROM FACTORY TO HOME Susan Redman Details: quintessential duckeggBLUE, 497 Darling St, Balmain, 9810 4330 quintessentialduckeggblue.com.au Find elements of industrial chic at quintessential duckeggBLUE in Balmain. DECORATING TREND PAST TO PRESENT Property: Look for exposed brick, wood floors, and stone or concrete features. Buy a converted warehouse or unit in an old factory complex. Furniture: Find a custom dining table built from weathered timbers and salvaged metal; a medicine cabinet in the bathroom, industrial shelving in the office, mobile metal cabinets for bedroom sidetables; a re- enamelled claw bath. Textiles: Choose cushions, curtains and covers made from hessian or linen flour bags, old flags and vintage teatowels. Lighting: Look for enamelled metal factory lights, ships lights or hospital fixtures. Display: Hang on walls old school maps and metal signs, an arrangement of cogs and wheels parts, or even framed black and white photographs of factory life. INDUSTRIAL cast-offs and factory-second style is a super hot trend in home decorating and it seems we can't get enough of it. Leanne Carter-Taylor, ow- ner of duckeggBLUE, ex- plains the attraction. ''Industrial decor is ap- preciated for its lack of pretension,'' she says. ''The appeal is in the utilitarian patinas, spare architecture and salvaged objects.'' Ms Carter-Taylor often buys original pieces for her shop in Balmain from Euro- pe. On her overseas trips she scours industrial factor- ies, sheds, farms, markets and out-houses, where she collects ''hardworking'' ob- jects. ''They have prolet- arian qualities about them that celebrate humble ma- terials,'' she says. As for interiors best suit- ed to being decorated in this style, Ms Carter-Taylor says minimalist homes and con- verted factories are perfect. ''But don't cram your space with furniture, be selective and only buy things that make your heart miss a beat,'' she says. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org FAMILY FUN Artisan Empire Red four-slice toaster, $229, KitchenAid, (02) 4902 6500, kitchenaid.com.au STREAM LINED Memphis red two-slice toaster, $99.95, Morphy Richards, 1300 002 756, morphyrichards.com.au SEE THROUGH Magimix Vision toaster, $399, 1800 337 313, magimix. com.au ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 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 ... Ashfield 244 --246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 Minchinbury Shop 33, M Centre, 40 Sterling Rd 9675 6885 Roselands 1112 -- 1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr. Stephenson St.) 4 Locations Come to us before you buy - Conditions apply Buy online www.bathroomcentre.com.au Aus. std Close coupled ceramic toilet. 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc From$150 RRP $256 Wall faced Aus std Soft closed seater. 4 star wells 4.5/3.0Ldfc From$329 RRP $480 Allura Luxury spa, 6 jets, hot pump Only$695 RRP $785 Laundry Tub Only $155 RRP $195 Leading brand toilet. Aus std Wells 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc Only$99 RRP $148 High Gloss vanity 600mm Only $199 RRP $265 We have all sizes of vanities (from mini 510mm to 1800mm), single or double bowls, or custom made to meet your needs. Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From$39 RRP $65 Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From$29 RRP $55 AUS.std square shower head Wels 3 star 7.5l/pm Only$89 RRP $280 Luxury free standing bath Tap not included Only$985 RRP $1455 Luxury Aus. std, square basin mixer Wells 5 star 6l/pm Only$85 RRP $280 Luxury Aus. std, square bath/shower mixer $85 RRP $260 Granville Shop 1/164-166 Parramatta Rd (cnr. Bold St) 9682 1662 MTV Bathroom Centre "Grand Opening Sale To Celebrate Our New Store In Granville! Good News for Parramatta Area!! Hurry! While stocks last!!" Top quality and unbeatable price 2146448 6/12
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