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Final EOFY Sale

Final EOFY Sale
Happy Monday!

As this financial year comes to an end The Style Project are able to offer our readers one final EOFY offer from Future Classics Furniture.

Future Classics Furniture was established with a desire to offer beautifully hand-crafted furniture at fair value to retailers, decorators, property stylists and to people who appreciate and cherish bespoke pieces of furniture that tell a story, has a history and certainly a future.

Now The Style Project is paying it forward and offering these EOFY sale items to our readers.

End of financial year sale 2018

Navy velvet 3 seater sofaRoyal blue velvet 3 seater sofa with quilt stitching in a commercial grade fabric
(perfect for a family with young kids)
Originally priced @ $2,499
Reduced to $1,970
217 x 86 x 77 cm

 

Glass square coffee tableShiny gold stainless steel base square coffee table with glass.
Originally priced @ $1,399
Reduced to $875
110 x 110 x 45 cm

 

Dark grey velvet chair

This dark grey velvet & matt black base chair gives you the feeling of being both
supported & enveloped in comfort.
Originally priced @ $999
Reduced to $650
67 x 56 x 70 cm

 

Brown faux leather chair

Accent chair upholstered in faux leather with a modern mid century leg and arm support.
Originally priced @ $1,399
Reduced to $875
76 x 80 x 83 cm

 

Faux leather chair

Faux leather armchair with square section stainless steel frame in a brushed gold finish.
Originally priced @ $1,299
Reduced to $875
74 x 90 x 109 cm

 

Beige Linen Sofa

Beige linen sofa. Commercial grade fabric.
2 Seater
Originally priced @ $2,199
Reduced to $1,315
167 x 84 x 94 cm

3 Seater
Originally priced @ $2,499
Reduced to $1,645
222 x 84 x 94 cm

 

Washed brown pu sofa

Washed brown PU sofa.
2 Seater
Originally priced @ $2,399
Reduced to $1,755
180 x 87 x 78 cm

3 Seater
Originally priced @ $2,699
Reduced to $2,085
229 x 87 x 78 cm

Don’t forget us when you’re out shopping

Whenever you see an item you’d like to buy just email us a link of the item along with the price
& we’ll see if we can find the item at a better price for you.
How simple is that?
email to:  info@thestyleproject.com.au

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

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Light Up My World

The Style Project Blog Lighting ReducedHappy Monday!

To celebrate the upcoming Queen’s Birthday weekend we have 7 lighting options that have all been reduced (one by over $1,000). This sale closes midnight Monday 11 June 2018.
If you like any of these just drop us a line.

Pendant Light Reduced

Copper plated wire framed pendant.
Originally priced @ $499
Reduced to $195
D38  x H55 cm

 

Blue Table Lamp Reduced

Vintage inspired ceramic bamboo table lamp in deep blue featuring blue linen shade with white trimming.
Originally priced @ $325
Reduced to $150
Base: D15 x H48 cm
Shade: D43 x H25 cm
Overall Height: 73 cm

Iron Geometric Pendant Reduced

Darkened iron geometric pendant in an iron metal finish.
Originally priced @ $680
Reduced to $199
D35 x H44 cm
Chain Length: 60 cm

Polished Antique Pendant Reduced

Polished antique finish metal pendant with frosted glass diffuser.
Originally priced @ $390
Reduced to $175
D29 at base x H50 cm
Chain Length: 60 cm

Crystal Chandelier Reduced

Dramatic crystal chandelier features a magnitude of crystals shaping a perfect tear drop.
Originally priced @ $1,490
Reduced to $490
D45 x H49 cm
Chain Length: 130 cm

White Glass Disc Chandelier Reduced

White glass discs on a chrome frame.
Originally priced @ $1,430
Reduced to $620
D41 x H48 cm
Chain Length: 60 cm

Black Antler Chandelier Reduced

Polyresin Black Gloss Finish 6 Arm Antler Chandelier.
Originally priced @ $1,480
Reduced to $740
D57 x H37 cm
Chain Length: 60 cm

Don’t forget us when you’re out shopping

Whenever you see an item you’d like to buy just email us a link of the item along with the price
& we’ll see if we can find the item at a better price for you.
How simple is that?
email to:  info@thestyleproject.com.au

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

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It’s time for a change!

Good bye to the old and hello to savings!

After seven years of blogging and a lot of reflection, it’s time to make a change.

In March my husband had a heart attack which resulted in angiograms, a stent and bypass surgery.  When something like this comes out of the blue your initial reaction is shock, then acceptance of the situation, followed by What Now?

I didn’t work for 3 weeks & Stephen for almost 3 months.
We’ve spent hours and hours talking and planning and one of the major things for me that came of our discussions and my time away from work is that I want to work smarter.

Running my own design business is rewarding and extremely hard work with at times long hours.

So what’s changing?

Family first.
We all need to make a living but at the end of our lives who on earth ever said
“I wish I’d worked more hours”?
Secondly, making better use of my time.
I’ve always prided myself on how efficiently I work which had me reflecting on how many days it takes to produce a blog.  I think by now there are plenty of articles in my catalogue for you to select from if wanting some design advice and there are a huge number of people blogging about Interior Design.

The Rural Style Project also came from this time of introspect.
We spend 6 days per month and all holidays at our home in The Riverina (3.5 hour drive from Sydney) and I want to use some of that time spreading the word about The Style Project & getting to meet more people in the area.

What can I do that’s different?

What I want to do is offer you information that will be useful and hopefully save you money.
I receive regular emails from suppliers whenever they discount items and I offer these to my clients at the time but then I thought why not send it out to my blog subscribers.

It works two fold.
You can see what’s happening in the world of Interior Design and
if there’s something that you want/need for your home you can save some money.

I understand that this may not appeal to everyone and if I lose any subscribers I would like to thank you for reading my blogs in the past.
On the other hand, if you have a friend who may benefit from purchasing
discounted items then tell them about my blog.
I’ll post regular blogs offering discounts on everything related to your home, along with new product information.

Me being philosophical

Health and love are all that truly matters in life and I have them both.
Everything else is icing on the cake.

Our first offer

Lamp on sale

This modern faceted clear crystal table lamp comes with a white drum shade
Originally priced @ $650
Reduced to $325
Base: 12.8cm L x 12.8cm W x 42cm H
Shade: 40cm Dia x 22cm H
Overall Height: 63cm

Temple jar on sale

This blue & white temple jar is 33cm in diameter & 49cm high
Originally priced @ $325
Reduced to $195

 

Canningvale

Another great source for discounted items is Canningvale
who have up to 75% off for their EOFY Sale.

Canningvale
The Velluto collection comes in white, pink, teal & blue

Don’t forget us when you’re out shopping

Whenever you see an item you’d like to buy just email us a link of the item along with the price
& we’ll see if we can find the item at a better price for you.
How simple is that?
email to:  info@thestyleproject.com.au

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

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A Creative Block

Do you have a creative block?

January was the perfect time for taking it slowly & settling into the New Year.

February’s a good time for planning & then with the cooler weather in March it’s time to take action!

When decorating, do you get stuck for ideas?  

Following on from our last blog about Renovations, this week we turn to Decorating.

A question I’m often asked is  – where do I start?

You’ve seen all of the home decorating shows on tv, so let’s see if we can banish that
creative block and help you take that idea and turn it into a plan of action.

Organised desk

A New Year is all about New Beginnings
Now let’s get started!

 

 What do you want to achieve?

The Style Project open plan family room and kitchen[IMAGE – THE STYLE PROJECT]

 New carpeting, floorboards or a rug?

New curtains or do you go shutters?

A new sofa or reupholster the existing one?

Organised shelving with baskets

Should I replace that old dark timber coffee table with a glass topped table to open up the space?

We never have enough side tables so 2 would be good

I can never read in our living room so 2 table lamps could help this

Can you see where this is going?

Keep adding to your list and as you do you will begin to see the new room in your mind.

Here’s where you’ll start to have fun.

Start by putting together your own mood board.
Pinterest and magazines are always an excellent place to begin.
I have a list of Interior Design blogs that you might find inspirational
(you will find these in the banner on the right hand side of this blog post)

I love Pinterest as a fun place to look for amazing images.
Here’s a link to The Style Project’s Pinterest page – click here.

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Amazing ideas don’t just come to you; it’s not that simple.
You need a source of inspiration to assist in the design processes.

 

Mood Board


Mood Board

 

Mood board

Often we ignore an idea that has great potential by not dedicating enough time to it.
As an interior designer, I’m a visual person.
Feeling & touching an item can assist me to see the potential in something and understand how it functions.
Allow yourself to experiment and refine different looks as you may reveal something intriguing and creative.
Personally, I enjoy creating moodboards as they give me a clearer sense of how style trends, materials,
furniture and home décor can work cohesively in an interior setting.
This method has the ability to capture the mood and aesthetic that I will then present to my clients.

 

Camera

 

Be prepared – take photos & have images in your phone of the rooms as they are, along with images of what you’re wanting to purchase.
Be flexible in your approach and consider similar items to what you originally wanted if you find something that suits your
budget better or is available there and then if you don’t want to wait for an order and delivery.

You may want to do this all yourself or you may want to engage an Interior Designer (I know one!)
to put concepts together for you and then source everything from suppliers that work exclusively with Interior Designers.
By purchasing this way your home will be furnished with items that you won’t see everywhere, adding a unique and cohesive look to your home.

The Rug Collection

The Aruba Rug is a luxury handknot rug designed in New Zealand Wool and Artsilk
Dimensions: W250cm x L300cm.
Available through The Style Project from The Rug Collection

La Forma

This teak and goat leather armchair with it’s wide proportions offers not only comfort
but a stylish and timeless armchair. Dimensions: L67cm x H79cm x W82cm.
Available through The Style Project from LaForma

Boyd Blue

This 4 poster bed is made from solid mahogany with close cane and rattan detail and
also comes with a matching dresser (see below). Available in both king and queen sizes.
Dimensions (Queen): W1700mm x D2180mm x H2100mm.
Dimensions (King): W2000mm x D2180mm x H2100mm.
The Plantation Bed from Boyd Blue is available through The Style Project.

Boyd BlueThis Plantation Dresser also made from solid mahogany with close cane and rattan detail includes
antique black hardware and matches the above 4 poster bed.
Dimensions: W1470mm x D510mm x H1170mm.
Available through The Style Project from Boyd Blue

Canvas & Sasson

The Haven Regency Velvet Bedhead in dove grey is available in both king and queen sizes.
This bedhead offers a timeless design with soft curves and plush velvet.
Dimensions (Queen): W165cm x H150cm. Dimensions (King): W190cm x H150cm.
Available through The Style Project from Canvas and Sasson.

Cane-line Australia

The Peacock chair is a modern chair designed by Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen MDD.
The mix of two colours in the weave gives a very unique look.
The Light Grey Aluminium dining table works perfectly with these chairs.
Chair dimensions: W61cm x H80cm x D61cm. Table dimensions: W200cm x H73cm x D100cm.
Available through The Style Project from Cane-line Australia.

The Style Project Interior Design Decorating should be fun and it’s nowhere near as stressful as a Renovation.

Remember, a creative block is only temporary.

But to speed up the process of unleashing your creativity, I encourage you to try out these steps and remember to……….

 

 

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

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2018 – The year of the renovation

Renovations

2018 is shaping up to be the year of the renovation for The Style Project.

Two clients that have confirmed kitchen renovations and we’re currently waiting on Body Corporate approval for a 2 level apartment full renovation.  So as I’m charting time lines for these projects I was reminded about a fabulous video I’d seen that NAB produced on Renovations.

To view click on the NAB logo below and I hope this inspires you to think about an upcoming renovation or that it helps with a current renovation you’re working on.

 

Social Media also offers amazing inspiration when renovating.
I’m constantly finding products new to the market someone has added to Instagram.

Check out some of our social media platforms for inspiration

Social media - The Style Project

INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK

PINTEREST

 

We’d love to hear from you about your renovation.
You can leave a comment at the end of this blog or email me directly
kkt@thestyleproject.com.au

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

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End of year Competition to win a pair of dining chairs

Update

 

And the winner is

Could these chairs (shown at end of table) have been any more perfect!
Sonia was thrilled with how the Brosa chairs that she won in our give away worked so well with her existing dining setting.
Many thanks to Brosa for their generosity.

Sonia Salazar

Congratulations to Sonia, our winner of the Brosa Heron Grey Petite Fleur
rattan backed dining chairs is from NSW.

We’ll have more give aways throughout the year and wish everyone a fabulous 2018.

Many thanks to Brosa for their generosity.

 

 

2 x Petite Fleur dining chairs from Brosa

 

The Style Project & Brosa Collaboration

Are partnering to give away these stunning Heron Grey Petite Fleur rattan backed dining chairs.
They can be your head chairs at a large table or dining for two.

Brosa sell premium furniture without the price tag – check out their website by clicking here

Brosa StudioFor those of you in Melbourne, Brosa have a “By Appointment” studio in Collingwood

 

Enter to win

 

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We want to thank our blog subscribers and readers & if you’re an existing subscriber & follow us on either
Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter then repost the ad presented on that social platform with the hashtag ‘#TSPcompetition’ to go into the draw to win these beautiful dining chairs.

A huge thank you to Brosa for their generosity with our competition prize.

Competition Rules:
This competition opens on 21 December 2017 & closes at midnight on 31 December 2017.
The winner will be announced on 1 January 2018 & the chairs delivered the following week.
This competition is open to Australian residents only.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
& a fabulous New Year!

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Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

DULUX COLOUR
FORECAST
2018

Dulux has produced their colour forecast for 2018, covering the taste spectrum from the well-travelled sophisticate through to the super adventurous and young at heart.

Balance Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

Balance Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

Kinship

Taking inspiration from Eastern cultures, ‘Kinship’ is a perfect example of applying traditional artisan influences to contemporary.

With a palette reminiscent of treasures discovered off the beaten track, this uncomplicated curation of rich clays & organic brick hues will evoke worldly charm wherever applied.

KinshipDulux Colour Forecast 2018

CLICK HERE TO READ ‘KINSHIP’ IN DETAIL

 

Essential

The ‘Essential’ forecast reminds us to slow down, take stock and reconnect.

With a minimal colour palette of muted blues and soft greys ‘Essential’ invites us to evolve our minimalistic ideals and to push further with embracing the imperfect by introducing recycled materials and applying subtle textures.

Essential Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

CLICK HERE TO READ ‘ESSENTIAL” IN DETAIL

 

Escapade

If there’s one thing a good holiday can do its push you out of your comfort zone.

‘Escapade’ leads the way with experimental, bold & saturated colour combinations with elements that hark back to the playful 1980’s.
As with any great adventure, anything goes when you’re flirting with bubblegum pinks & corfu blues.

Escapade Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

CLICK HERE TO READ ‘ESCAPADE’ IN DETAIL

 

Reflect

If you’re looking for something mysterious, sophisticated and maybe even a little dangerous, the ‘Reflect’ palette by Dulux for 2018 will not disappoint.

With an emphasis on rich burgundies, complex blues and metallic accents we won’t blame you for wanting to pop a bottle of expensive red.

‘Reflect’ is a mature collection of colours that has us reminiscing over epic tales of romance and tragedy.

Reflect Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

CLICK HERE TO READ ‘REFLECT’ IN DETAIL

 

Thank you to Dulux for their 2018 Colour Forecast Report

Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

Click here to read the full Dulux Colour Forecast for 2018

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

Until next time

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5 Quick Home Decorating Updates

#1 – Table Lamps

 

To kick off our 5 Quick Home Decorating Updates let’s begin with table lamps

Table lamps offer a more subtle form of lighting to any room.  I have one in my kitchen as I love the feeling of walking into a softly lit room after dinner & when the dishes are done.

Be sure to buy a lamp that has enough height to it.  So often clients tell me that they added a lamp to a room and it didn’t have any impact & then when I see the room and why there wasn’t an impact it’s because the lamp is too short.  I love large lamps and as a general rule they shouldn’t be under 60cm.  The taller the lamp the larger the lampshade so the size you purchase will be dictated by the space you have to put the lamp on.


Table lamp from Bloomingdales and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au


By adding a large table lamp you have a “hero” piece in the space.
A “hero” piece is a stand out item that works perfectly with the other pieces in the room.

Bloomingdales

Table lamp from Bloomingdales and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

As the sun sets over the ocean this pair of lamps light up the room

Bloomingdales

Table lamp from Bloomingdales and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

Classic shapes with classic shades will stand the test of time and bring a warm glow to any room

Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales work with Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects and can customise shades to suit any project.
Every time I take a client to Bloomingdales they love the endless possibilities as we try out
different shade options to work best with our concept.  My personal favourite is adding a gold matt lining to a shade.
Click here to see Bloomingdales products, all of which can be purchased through The Style Project.

#2 –  Cushions

Cushions add the finishing touch to a sofa or bed and can be changed to suit your decor for the warmer or cooler months.

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

A cream sofa with three different sized cushions in grey/pale blue/deep grey/blue hues – perfect for a beach inspired room.

Luxe Collection
Warwick Fabrics

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

I love this palette with blues, greens and rust colours, either in a plain or patterned fabric.
It conjures up images of the perfect place to chill out and totally unwind.

Luxe Collection
Warwick Fabrics

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

Layering patterns in a black and white scheme adds a modern edge & also warmth to this sofa

Luxe Collection
Warwick Fabrics

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

Luxe Collection
Warwick Fabrics

Warwick fabrics sell to the trade and their fabrics can be purchased through The Style Project.
I’m a regular visitor to the Sydney showroom in Glebe & clients love the inspiration they get from seeing all of the options available to them.
Click here to see more of Warwick’s fabrics

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

The Style Project can customise cushions to any size to suit your home

#3 – Bedheads

Add some glamour to your bedroom with this plush velvet button detailed behead with tapered timber legs, available in both Queen & King and in King Single

Colours available are pale pink, hot pink, teal, navy & charcoal

Canvas & Sasson


Add a touch of rustic charm with this washed timber bedhead available in both Queen & King and made from solid Mango Wood,
featuring recessed panels with a solid border.

A classic piece to complete a Hamptons inspired beach look

Canvas & Sasson


This Shutter Bedhead, is available in both Queen & King made from solid Mango Wood
& stained in a light walnut finish.
A classic piece to complete a Hamptons inspired beach look

All Canvas & Sasson products are available through The Style Project

Canvas & Sasson

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

Bedheads can be made up in any shape or fabric.
You can either get your “DIY hat” on
or we can advise on design and customise a bedhead for you

#4 – Indoor gardens

Custom cushion upholstery from Warwick Fabrics and available through https://www.thestyleproject.com.au

By adding a large plant to the corner of a room you add both colour & privacy.
When you’ve spent all of your money and still have a space to fill – plants like this Travelers Palm are the perfection option.


A living plant is a beautiful thing to add to a console, much like this stunning Calathea Zebrina


This cane planter houses a bright green indoor plant – perfect for a sunny space

A concrete planter display of fiddle leaf fig, elephant bush and succulents catch the sunlight and make a statement in a corner

#5 – Paint the unexpected

A paint brush, an old shirt, some colour & you’re ready to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary!

A dark room has a pop of colour added with this vivid green wall painted behind shelving

White cabinets have the illusion of added depth with this dark grey paint

Dark timber panelling offsets lighter timber shelves

A contrast to these timber shelves & desk top with a painted tongue and groove wall

A mint background lightens up a black cabinet.
Any colour you would like to bring into your room can be added to the back of a cabinet.
You can tie in your cushions, or a colour in a rug.
It works best if a variation on one of the colours and not an exact replica.

[IMAGES FOR PAINT THE UNEXPECTED SOURCED FROM PINTEREST]

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

Until next time

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Just because they’re gorgeous

Inspirational Images

From pretty pastels to bold statement rooms, allow us to inspire you with a selection of stunning images.

Each image is a composition of layers.  The more you look the more you will see.

This is how I spend my spare time – just looking & observing how a room is put together and what makes it work.

At the end of this blog I’ve added some links you may find helpful for your own Inspirational Images.

Velvet is without a doubt my favourite fabric.  It’s luxurious to look at & smooth to the touch.
This image shows that by mixing different textures as shown in the cushions, you create a more relaxed look to the formality of the velvet sofa.

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A statement wall mural adding a more playful feel to the room with the monkey behind the palm frond and then a formal antique gilded sofa in the foreground.
A modern twist has been added to the sofa with the lighter coloured piped seat & two sized cushions in a tone of the sofa fabric.

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Black and white – such a classic look.
A mixture of traditional & modern elements have been added to this room.
The button detailed sofa in a mid century shape, a purple sofa & then black and white accessories, many of them older pieces and then a modern white lamp added.
This is a multi layered room that works well due to its thoughtful limitation of only 3 colours – black, white & purple.

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The simplicity of this room is what makes it work.
A non working fireplace stacked with perfectly sized wood in a tone that mirrors the button detailed leather ottomans in the foreground.
All artwork doesn’t need to be hung as is shown on the mantle here with these sketches propped against the wall.
The round mirror works well with all of the square and rectangular shapes in the room, while the flowers & plant add an overall softness.

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An oversized mirror anchors this traditionally decorated room and then the twist comes in the floorboards and
skin rug (faux is always best) giving it a modern look.

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Simplicity with an unadorned parquet floor, oversized window & stunning plasterwork makes this space a stand out.

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Double height windows, a sunny room, gorgeous outlook & enough books to last many hours of reading.
Now this is a library you would want to spend hours and hours in.

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Another simple room on first appearance but look further and that black vaulted ceiling is far from simple.
A white subway tiled floor is an unusual choice for a floor, yet works well with the Scandinavian inspired dining table and chairs.

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Bringing the outdoors in with the seamless transition of these metal and glass doors & windows.
Oh to have the space for a structure as stunning as this!

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Pretty in pink.
Classic shapes and architecture come alive with a silver leather sofa in a traditional Chesterfield and then a modern take on a classic chandelier.
This room is pretty & welcoming with it’s layering of pastel and assorted size cushions and mirror mimicking the plasterwork on the wall.

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Simple, elegant and timeless.
The layering in this room is subtle in the different pattern of the chairs at either end of the dining table
& the wallpaper behind the console is again white and grey, yet ever so subtle.

The Style Project BlogA classic fireplace with a marble surround and no hearth gives this room a contemporary look.
With gas fires there’s no need for a hearth and more floor space is allocated without one.
Sconces either side of the above mantle mirror will add a warm glow to this room of an evening.
Black, white & soft pinks add to this classic room.

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While not everyone will love the darkness of this space, look at what just one colour in one piece of furniture can do to a room.
Layers of black and then a pop of mustard velvet – I love it!

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Here are some links you might find helpful in your quest to recreate some of these rooms.

Warwick Fabrics

Kaizen Tiles

Dulux

Porters Paints

Blinds In Style

The Rug Collection

Vivian Grace Fine Linens

Cafe Lighting & Living

& for Wallpaper & Upholstery  – The Style Project
We offer an extensive range of wallpapers that our expert installer applies
&
Our custom upholstery utilises the skills of our master upholsterer bringing life to old & new furniture

 

If you have any favourite images send them in – I’d love to see them.

 

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Renovating your Bathroom

 

Must haves when renovating your bathroom

#1
Manage your budget

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You’ve decided to finally renovate your bathroom so now it’s time to consider a number of factors.

Are you handy enough to do the work yourself?
Without building experience I would have to say no.  Waterproofing is vital, as is tiling correctly.
I can walk into a bathroom and if a tile is out even by a few millimetres it’s screamily obvious.
Do the floor and wall grouts match up?  If not, again it just looks wrong.

You will need quality items and while there are always bargains to be had,
select carefully as many retailers will not refund.
Be prepared to be realistic about your budget and don’t skimp on important items.

Ensure you have allowed for the purchase of all your “PC”items.
Prime Cost items include a bath, vanity, mirror, taps etc.

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#2
If space permits – add a bath

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A bath is a definite in any bathroom that can accommodate one.

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Find the space and increase the equity in your home.

 #3
What height should that be?

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Whenever we’re coming to the stage of installing vanities & mirrors I always have the client there with the builder so that they can see exactly where it will be in relation to their height.
There are so many variables with different heights and requirements for the owners.
While you always need to bear in mind that you may sell, you also need to be comfortable when shaving/applying make up.

#4

Lighting is key

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Have you ever been away for what should have been a fabulous weekend only to find you can barely see in the bathroom, applying make up is difficult and you’re not sure what you look like until you’re out at dinner and catch sight of yourself.
Don’t make this mistake with your new bathroom.

These Gold Leaf wall sconces from Regency Distribution will make a stunning addition either side of a bathroom mirror.

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I also like dimmers for all rooms and with a bathroom they’re perfect for dialling up for make up or dialling down for taking a leisurely bath of an evening.

#5
Seek the help of a professional

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I mentioned earlier when planning your budget that it’s so important to only take on work if you have experience.
Even having the time to manage your project can be so much more than you anticipated.
Use the help of professionals and get it right the first time.
My golden rule with bathrooms is that tilers are worth their weight in gold!  Get the tiling right & you’re half way there.

Reece Bathrooms & Beaumont Tiles both offer invaluable customer service & are a brilliant starting off point when renovating your bathroom.

We’d love to see your renovation – email images to info@thestyleproject.com.au

Until next time

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