I’m a big fan of Urban Road. I have a couple of their canvases in my home and they always get comments. They’re releasing a new collection tomorrow but I have a first look at the designs for you. These lovely smudgy ikats, called Sienna and Spectrum, are my favourites.
Hi folks. Next week I’m going to a special colour event with Taubmans and Shaynna Blaze. I have the opportunity to get Shaynna to help me with a colour conundrum in my home and, as I don’t really have one, I thought I’d pass the opportunity to one of you! So, if you have a colour problem in your home you’d like some expert advice on, please comment below and I’ll pick one to take to her.
Melbourne’s Atherton Gardens HUB Development has been awarded the Grand Prix title in the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards at a gala function held at Luminare last night.
Co-designed by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects, Atherton Gardens HUB also won the Multi Residential Exterior category. The judging panel said it displayed exceptional bold use of colour on the external façade of the balconies which in turn created a vibrant impact and strong contrast against the white external walls. [Read more...]
This Balmain terrace belongs to cushion designer Ellie Bradley, the woman behind Xavier&Me.
Ellie, her husband and young son Xavier (now you see where she got the business name!) moved into this newly renovated Victorian terrace in Sydney’s Balmain in October. They quickly added some colour to the blank canvas. As a huge cushion and rug addict I’m thinking it must be seriously useful to create these things for a living when it comes to furnishing your own home, and changing it whenever you get a bit fickle!
An expansive open plan lounge and dining area and a Caesarstone galley kitchen lead through 3.6 metre doors to a sunny garden. [Read more...]
Awards season is officially upon us. And I don’t mean the Oscars; rather I speak of a far more exciting array of colour samples and trophy-yearning hopefuls: The 2013 Dulux Colour Awards. It’s the time when the crème de la crème of Australian design showcase their creativity through the application of colour.
The excitement around the Dulux Colour Awards continued this year, with a record-breaking 229 submissions.
More than 60 finalists have been chosen. Seven will be named category winners but only one will walk away with the ultimate Grand Prix trophy and a cash prize of $1,500 alongside airfare and accommodation to an international design fair. I’m Dulux green with envy. [Read more...]
To celebrate the new Pantone Colour of the Year, Emerald, I’ve teamed up with the lovely folks over at In A Designer Home to run a fun little Pinterest comp were you could win a set of Muuto Green Dots worth $199. Find out how to take part here.
The lucky winners of the Haymes Paint Australia Day competition to have a room in your home transformed by professional painters are…
Wilma Brbot and Phoebe Netto! Congratulations and Happy Australia Day!
Wendy Rennie, colour and concept manager, Haymes Paint, said: ’This competition certainly produced some wonderful submissions but the two winning entries stood out because of their creativity and strong links back to colour. Both represent the ‘Outback’ theme which was very popular but the ’Sun, Surf and Sand’ palette received the most entries for capturing what it means to be Australian. We look forward to sharing photos of the winners’ rooms in the next few months.”
With the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards entries closing on 8 February, there are just weeks remaining for architects, interior designers, colour consultants and students of interior design or architecture to showcase their creative use of colour and be recognised and awarded as industry leaders.
The categories are: Commercial Interior; Commercial Exterior; Single Residential Interior; Single Residential Exterior; Multi Residential Interior; Multi Residential Exterior and Students.
Winners from each category will not only claim industry prestige, an abundance of well-deserved accolades and up to $1,000 prize money ($500 for students), they will also be automatically entered into the Grand Prix award. The Grand Prix award winner will receive an additional $1,500 and a return economy airfare and accommodation to attend a renowned design event. [Read more...]
The ladies at Cool Edie’s are the latest stylists to team up with Murobond on their own paint range, and very cool it is too.
Jane Frosh and Lucy Weight have come up with four colours: a matt black (of course), a gold, an almost-emerald green (how on-trend) and a peach.
“We wanted a set of colours that really represented the Australian interiors industry as it stands and our Cool Edie’s approach to styling. A matt black (Cool Edie’s Religion), because it directly reflects on Cool Edie’s, our religion if you will. Who doesn’t love a matt black? It neutralises all other colours and adds a tough, chic element to any interior.
“The gold, well, does that need explaining?! Gold is a sense of humour, a touch of glam, a pop of insanity, hence the name Confetti Bomb. Boom! It just reeks of fun and parties and frocks and laughter. [Read more...]
This post is sponsored by Haymes Paint
Christmas and New Year are over so you know what that means (as well as going back to work and the gym)? Countdown to Australia Day is on! To celebrate, I’m running a fab competition in association with Haymes Paints and the prize is to have a room in your home professionally painted in the colour palette of your choice. What a great way for two of you to kickstart any New Year renovation plans!
Haymes colour and concept manager Wendy Rennie has put together three Australian-inspired colour palettes. To enter, just tell us which scheme you think is most Aussie and why.
Here are your choices:
Palette one: The Outback
The Australian outback is rich with colour – deep oranges, reds and ochres coupled with contrasting charcoals and neutrals.
Haymes colours: Rapunzel, Night Moves, Black Pitch, Worn White, Moon and Stars.
Palette Two: Sun, Surf and Sand
The relaxed lifestyle of Australians is synonymous with the beach, particularly as we are lucky to have some of the best beaches and coastline in the world.
Haymes colours: Barely There, Basic Instinct, Blue Mosaic, Danube Sky, Valley of Stars.