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Spring Styling

The weather’s warming up so what better time to update a room or two in your home. Light, fresh and bright or dark, moody & inviting. We’ve put together some inspirational mood boards for you to look at and hopefully get some inspiration from. All items are available through our suppliers and can be purchased from The Style Project at our preferential pricing. If there’s anything that you like drop us an email or text – all details are on our contact page here. We’d be only too happy to give you a price, check availability and advise on delivery costs to wherever you live in Australia.

Greg & Blush are a perfect combination. Cool & warm brought together in this room with rattan in both the lamp bases and armchair. Every room needs a place to throw off your jacket or sit down while you put on your shoes and this classic rattan armchair will be at home in any room.
We’ve added our favourite Dulux greys and shown them with a crisp white.
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Dark and sophisticated – this space with its dark green feature wall and oversized chandelier offer comfort, warmth and and invitation to sit and relax.
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These seven drawer dressers are available in either black, coral or sand – adding a point of interest to a bedroom, hallway or dining room.
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Would you ever want to get out of bed again? I love the versatility of many of the pieces in this room. The chair, table lamp, cushions and mirror can all be used in either bedrooms or living room spaces. I have the exact same table lamp on a hall table in my home.

When adding table lamps to a bedside my rule of thumb is nothing under 65 cm tall. With the vast expanse of the bed you need to balance out the tables and lamps on either side of the bed and a tall lamp up to 74cm will balance the room perfectly while offering ample light in the room.
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Green with envy! The 3 C’s – cosy, classic & filled with charisma. The background is a deep green wallpaper and will transform a dining space enveloping it with warmth and character (another C!).
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Black and white. It doesn’t get more classic than that. Add tassles & textures and you have a transformational additional to a classic cream sofa or all white bedding.
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This Malibu collection of blue and white accent pieces set against sand coloured classics offers the perfect coastal collection. The blue/grey wall adds a depth of colour to the room bringing it all together.

Our selections for a blue/grey wall are these Dulux options

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Thank you to our suppliers whose images feature in this blog
Canvas & Sasson, Globe West, Cafe Lighting & Living & Dulux.

Until our next blog our Instagram & Facebook pages offer design inspiration.

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Melbourne

My home city

I’ve been in Melbourne for Decoration + Design for the past 4 days and not sure how many of you know that for the first 37 years of my life Melbourne was my home.

It’s a strange feeling now as the city has changed so much & I feel like a tourist,
but I also love that, as it’s like a mini holiday each time I’m there.

View from Crowne Plaza Melbourne

The view from my bed on Sunday morning while I was surfing the net and reading the papers.
I LOVE hotels so much I truly could live in one – it’s just the best feeling.
Possibly because someone else makes the bed!

Kim & Anna

It’s been so lovely to spend time with my mother & also catching up with one of my dearest friends.
It’s like we saw each other yesterday!
Just how much can two women talk without coming up for air?

Anna’s the owner of Fendi Hairdressing in Brighton & they do fabulous hair!

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Another trip down memory lane and this used to be an ANZ bank where my father did his banking.  It’s now a lovely French cafe who do the best lemon tarts ever – and I’m a true connoisseur of lemon tarts!

 Williamstown house

While driving around Williamstown I found my idea of the perfect Melbourne home.  It reminds me of the era or the house that my Nana used to own.
If I didn’t live in a hotel then this would be my second choice!

I’ll be posting lots of images to Instagram in the coming days as there were so many new & exciting products that I found.

Until next time

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A one day sale you might be interested in

Orson and Blake

ORSON & BLAKE

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And the winner is …………..

Congratulations to
Julia Follett

Give away

Julia won our Mother’s Day give away of  a necklace and bracelet.

We hope you not only love your win but also all the blogs coming your way.

I’m off to a video editing course in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for videos
to be added to our blogs.

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 Until next time

Yours in Style – Kim x

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Design Event Season

Stunning new lighting,

furniture,

wallpaper & soft furnishings

February and March in Sydney are filled with Design Events and this year I went
to three different events and thought you might be interested to see new products
available in the Australian marketplace.

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I'll be sure to keep you posted for when the best blog voting opens
Best Australian Blogs 2014 Nominee

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead

Yours in Style – Kim x

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Decorating Update

Add some colour!

It’s been 12 months since I last wrote about decorating accessories.
I spent the day at a Sydney trade fair today and colour was everywhere!

Let’s start with these stunning lacquer boxes which I featured last year.
This year there are more colours and the Tiffany blue is flying off the shelves!

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BB lampshade

This lampshade reminds me of Joseph and his technicolour coat

BB Pineapples

The perfect kitchen accessories

BB watermelon cushions

I love the vibrancy of these cushions

BB gold baskets

As a “Glaminator” (for those of you that took our recent decorating quiz will understand)
I adore anything metallic and these gold baskets are fabulous!

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I have been looking for the perfect drinks dispenser for the past month and with summer just
around the corner either of these two would be perfect.  I have my niece and her boyfriend coming
over for lunch tomorrow and I’ll be serving Pimms, which would look stunning in one of these.
(the cupcake holder is just a cute addition).

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Here’s the Pimms recipe I’ll be using

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8 thin slices Lebanese cucumber

1/2 orange, thinly sliced

1 lemon, halved lengthways, thinly sliced

4 strawberries, hulled, washed, quartered

4 small sprigs fresh mint

Ice cubes, to serve

125ml (1/2 cup) Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

500ml (2 cups) chilled lemonade

Place the cucumber, orange, lemon, strawberry and mint in a large jug
Add the ice, and pour over the Pimm’s and lemonade
Serve immediately

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To finish off this week’s blog

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The Automatic with Accessories

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

Yours in Style – Kim x

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I have received so much positive feedback lately that it makes all the time I put into blogging so worthwhile

From the bottom of my heart

Thank-You

Enjoy the rest of your week

Yours in Style – Kim x

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Paint Names

Paint Names

(if I were naming this one it would be Lime Lusciousness)

Have you walked through the hardware or paint store and wondered where the names for paints come from?

I recently asked Andrea Lucea-Orr, Dulux’s Colour Planning & Communications Manager, some questions about Paint Names.

Here’s what Andrea had to say.

Q  With people relying on a paint name when making a selection,
what is the process Dulux use when selecting paint names?

A  We always aim for the colour name to respond to the actual colour.
eg: If it’s a green it needs to reflect the colour…we wouldn’t call it sky green!

Q  Do you agree that emotions play a part when people select a paint name?

A  Definitely emotions play a huge role when selecting a paint colour name.
We have tested this in research over the years and we try and use positive names when selecting colour names.
You should never see names such as “trashy yellow” or ‘horrible grey’!

Q  What is the most unusual Dulux paint name you know of and do you know how that name was selected?

A  There are so many!!!  Dulux “Pinch Me” is a mid pink colour
…assuming the colour name was picked after the flesh is pinched it can become much pinker!
I’m hoping so anyway!!!
I love this one too….Dulux “Grape Expectations”
(I’m assuming from the old “Great Expectations”) this is  a lovely purple.

Q  With so many people cautious about painting, how do you suggest people go about select a paint colour?

A  The most important thing people should listen to is their own personal taste.
We shouldn’t be asking our friends or neighbours about their personal opinions,
as it should be your personal style that dictates.
If you like blue, use blue…often people feel they should stay safe,
however, if you decide to go neutral your home really won’t reflect your own personality.
The other important item to purchase is Sample Pots!
Nothing gives you a better indication of how a colour can look than when you see the actual colour
on your wall next to your furnishings and decor.

Q  Do you personally prefer bold or more subtle colours?
An example of your home or office preference would be good.

A  Oh….this is an interesting question!
I have over 35 colours internally in my home!
I have a combination of subtle room colours and quite bold colours,
some striped rooms and others in traditional colours.
The more the merrier!
I love to feel the difference when moving from one space within the home to another.
Especially between the bedrooms and work spaces.
The room should give you a particular feel when entering to either make you feel more
stimulated (study), tranquil (bedroom),etc.
As you would imagine, I don’t have many rooms painted in white!

Q  Can you tell me the best selling “white” and “colour” paints Dulux currently have?

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A “Antique White U.S.A.”  is definitely the best selling white for Dulux as it is a beautiful white.

As far as one colour…hard to say, but I would like to say charcoal!

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Colours like “Dulux Namadji” and “Domino” in the greys are very popular.

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If you are asking for a true colour, reds are still popular ie. Dulux “Red Box”
and in the neutrals Dulux “Self-Destruct” is really popular!

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There are so many I could just keep going!

Many thanks to Andrea for taking the time to speak with me

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I hope you have a fabulous week

Yours in Style – Kim x

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Black Design

Black Design

Have you noticed that black is to 2013 what orange was to 1971?

Be bold, take a leap of faith and add some black to your next design project.

To compliment black walls, paint all window & door frames white for the perfect balance.

Black wallpaper will really make a room pop as long as the other colours in the wallpaper are a stand out, such as the Nina Campbell black wallpaper shown below.

Add some sparkle with chrome, mirrors & lighting.  This will add life to your room & while it will never be a light & bright room, it will definitely be sexy & gorgeous!

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BLACK NEON SIGN

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Front doors

What does your front door say about your home?  Is it welcoming?  Here are a few examples of  how people have personalised their front doors.

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A very well known English front door!

Yours in Style – Kim

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