Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dulux Colour Forecast 2012-13

Palette 1 - "Immerse"

 I find the psychology behind colour forecasting really interesting. It is a culmination of information, change and myriad shifts that result in the trend watchers releasing the colour palettes that we will ultimately be featured in the clothes we wear, our decorating and even to a lesser extent the colours of the cars we drive.
Those living on the east coast, know how much grey has been in our world of late, so in an effort to lift spirits I have started with some blue..as in BLUE SKY!!!..(and I'll save the grey palette for another day!)
Here is the first in a series of 6 released by Dulux...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Parents Retreat

It's no surprise that I am the product of a very creative family. Dad is a retired builder and has amazing artistic ability & Mum has always been very stylish both in herself & the home.She is the reason I originally became interested in interior design in the first place!

 In fact, it was not unusual to come home from school to find the house completely re-arranged! We were always encouraged to explore our creativity as children ... something I need to do more of with my own!
(I just don't cope well with glitter, glue and mess!)

Mum always has a project on the go, and we recently recovered some chairs and spruced up the lounge room in time for Christmas!

The fabric is "Ikat" from Warwick Fabrics and, is of course, available at Natural Habitat Interiors & Design.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Summer Loving!

It's unanimous... this festive season was a cracker for our family so I thought I'd share some of our summer colour!
Christmas day was a joy, lunch for 16 went off without a hitch... apart from being a little late due to the bubbly affecting my memory and the baked potatoes being delayed!
This collage shows, my new rug from Armadillo and few christmas day dishes.... and before we knew it we were happily knocking 2011 off its perch and welcoming in 2012!
The weather co-operated beautifully again for New Years Day and the real unwinding began!
Whilst downloading the holiday snaps I was reminded how lucky we are to share such great times with family and friends in such a beautiful part of the world.
Picnics with sunshine and swimming, camping with fishing and reading... I can't think of a more inspiring way to start the year and hope that your break was enjoyable too!