Yes, I know it’s already more than half way through January but I have a story …..
I’d love to be able to say that I had a fabulous Christmas and was looking forward to a bright new year, but that wasn’t entirely the case. The latter is true but I was so ill over Christmas, along with my husband – misery does love company – that the end of last year definitely didn’t pan out as expected.
Having discovered the value of an annual flu shot 4 years ago, I’ve rarely had more than a scratchy throat the past 4 years and thought myself to be immune from the flu. So each March I grit my teeth and have a flu jab. Alas this year my luck ran out and it was awful! My chest sounded like that of an 80 year old who had smoked 2 packets of cigarettes a day and my energy levels were non existent. We delayed going to our house in the country for a few more days than was originally planned as neither of us were up for the travel and then once there it wasn’t really until the New Year that we began to feel a little better.
As we started to improved we ran into a friend when out shopping for books (no tv in the country) and she told us about the newly refurbished Sir George at Jugiong. Directionally I’ve always been rather challenged and so I just assumed it was down the road and that we’d head there for NYE. So off head on Dec 31st but it was 45 mins at 100kpm – again I had no idea! Suffice to say it was well worth the trip with fabulous food and a well thought out renovation and design.
It’s now close to two weeks that I’ve been back at work and it’s been extremely busy.
Six new clients in the past two weeks ranging from a sprawling townhouse to a large 1980’s home and an office fit out.
Now onto this weeks topic!
Top 5 Interior Design Tips
Number 1 – Negative space is a must
Don’t overly crowd or clutter a room
For a streamlined and well designed room I like to have 1/4 of the room as negative space.
This is space you don’t add furniture to, allowing the pieces that you have to shine as they can be clearly seen without competing with other items for the eyes attention.
Number 2 – Lighting is key
I love to use table lamps in every room – kitchen included.
Proportion is so important and bedside lamps need to be 65+cm to balance out the bed and have an impact in the room.
Number 3 – Each room needs to connect with another
Working a shape or colour from one space to the next will help the flow of your home and give it a
pulled together and finished look and feel.
Number 4 – Don’t skimp on seating
Comfort is so very important when it comes to armchairs & sofas.
If you were to calculate the amount of time you spend on these items and calculate the cost “per sit”
(similar to how you do when justifying the purchase of a designer handbag) then you would see the value in quality made seating.
Number 5 – Wallpaper is key!
Wallpaper instantly transforms a room.
If there was only one room in a home to add wallpaper to then it would have to be the master bedroom. The vast expanse of a queen or king sized bed is balanced out not only by a bedhead but a wallpapered wall behind the bed.
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Before I go
As a New Years gift to myself I bought a Nutri Bullet and it’s fabulous
One of my favourite juices is as follows:
1/2 juicer of baby spinach
1/2 total of water including 4 ice cubes that will have the juice cold enough to drink immediately
1/3 red capsicum
1/2 squeezed lemon
1 tablespoon of Rice Malt Syrup
(a fabulous alternative to honey and not as sweet)
a handful of black chia seeds
You’ll be full until lunch time!
Until next time
Yours in Style – Kim x
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