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Home Living : December 11th 2012
DECORATE OUT OF THAT TIGHT SPOT THINK SMART AND GET IT DONE Janita Singh Place your Christmas tree in a corner and use windows for decorating. USING STRIPES Reinvigorating small space can easily be achieved by using colours smartly,'' says Dulux colour expert Bree Leech. Homeowners can transform entertaining areas by painting stripes or textured paint effects,'' says Ms Leech. Landscape designer Daniel Tyrrell says stripes are easily achieved. But beware -- stripes need to be used with great care. Planning and placement are key. Stripes can be verticals and horizontals, thick or thin. Thick stripes add to the volume of the room, while thin stripes make the ceiling appear higher. Inspirations Colour Consultant Andrea Long says painting horizontal stripes with a combination of three tonal changes to make a room appear longer. Candy stripes, which are a combination of lolly-pink tones, are a hot festive trend. Use stripe wallpapers or get striped rugs and cushions for same effect. FESTIVE DECORATION SPACE is a luxury for most home owners. So decorating tight spots for festivity and making guests comfortable can be challenging, but ex- perts say clever thinking can see you opening doors and looking through win- dows in new light. Here are some tips on festively fixing up small spaces. Decorate using natural products -- you will not only save money by using every- day items but attract good energy, says feng shui ex- pert Jenny Blume. She says bowls of fruits, nuts and candied fruits make ideal festive display and encour- age good energy in the house. Using fairy lights to light up dark corners and windows will give the im- pression of a much bigger room. Think clever storage -- Storage experts at Howards Storage World say open space under a set of stairs and decorate existing shelf space. Awkward areas are ideal to display treasures. Built-in storage, such as window seats or clever otto- mans are functional ways to store knick knacks for more spacious look. Add lots of throws and cushions for comfort. Mirrored look -- look out for mirrored furniture that gives any home a clean and modern feeling and makes small space appear larger. Mirror is featured in many pieces from tables, drawers, chairs, storage and state- ment pieces. Mirror furni- ture complements any solid colour furniture, says Ikea public relations manager Angela McCann. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org NANA KNOWS BEST Old favourites and new delights from Nana Huchy include Hydrangea Heart wreaths, trees and stars. Visit nanahuchy.com.au. THE ART OF GIVING Gibson Gifts summer collection features over 3000 affordable gifts for all occasions. Phone 1800 331 023. NO CUTTING CORNERS Get into the spirit of Christmas with these fun novelty scissors from Westcott. Available from Big W and westcottaus.com.au. • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Shop 1 14 Cammeray Road, Cammeray Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 9908 5503 2220426 26/6 WARDROBES 1/28 Smith Street Chatswood (opp Bunnings) | p 9417 8283 | e email@example.com www.jcbathrooms.com.au Open 7 Days Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm MEGA SALE 30% OFF APOLLO Slim Rain Shower, 200mm solid brass with chrome finish ONLY $95 FOWLER Newport Wall Faced Cube Toilet Suite RRP $649 ONLY $529 Crystal Wall Shower/Bath Mixer, 5 year warranty ONLY $70 ONLY $340 with ceramic Top, Onyx & stone top are also available. 0mm ONLY $270 0mm ONLY $290 0mm ONLY $490 0mm ONLY $850 SERENE WALL HUNG VANITY, 900mm NOVA IN WALL Toilet Suite $600 (includes pan, in wall cistern & chrome button) CRAZY DEAL Crystal Basin Mixer, 5 year warranty only $75 LUCINDA Wall Faced Toilet Suite, Easy clean ceramic, Quick release soft close seat WAS $490 ONLY $299 Frameless Square Shower Screen, 10mm toughened glass, 900x900mm $760 $520 Buy Direct From Importer, Lowest Price Guaranteed! STAINLESS STEEL LAUNDRY TUB 45L or 35L $150 SUPER DEEP CUBE KITCHEN SINK, undermount or drop in, 1.2mm thickness 900x440x220mm ONLY $450 CLASSIC SHOWER TAP SET ONLY $40 FREE STANDING BATH, 1715x740x735mm ONLY $950 HUGE RANGE OF BATHROOM ACCESSORIES FROM $17 *Conditions apply. See in store for details. 2171890 11/12 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! 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 www.harroldselectrical.com 02 9969 7899 35 Cabramatta Road Mosman NSW 2088 Lamps & Shades Make Great Christmas Presents! Repair or Renew Your Favourite Lamp!
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