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It seems not only gentlemen prefer blondes, with honey
coloured timber shades taking the floor across homes
Danny Davilla from Westech Flooring says that the
neutral colouring of timber like blackbutt is the reason
it's so popular.
"It's an easy colour to have as a base," he says.
"From there, you can match to your current furniture
or to introduce new colours -- it's easy." And with
Danny only laying one jarrah floor to at least 40 non-
jarrah, the trend is clear.
Many of his clients have also turned to Silkwood, a
high quality man-made product that brings the style
and warmth of timber to homes without the mess.
Pre-finished, it's allergy friendly with no polishing,
sand or fumes involved in the installation. Installable
over a number of surfaces, because Silkwood is
pre-finished, it can be walked on immediately after
HIGHEST GROWTH PERTH SUBURBS
White Gum Valley
Australia's premier architecture
prize, the Royal Australian Institute
of Architects Awards (RAIA
Awards) are being presented in
Western Australia on June 19 and
the national award ceremony will
be held on October 29.
With past WA winners including
Cox Howlett + Bailey Woodland
and Jones Coulter Young, these
awards are considered the most
prestigious in the Australian design
and construction industry, and have
a significant influence on trends in
Conceived in 2001, the (inside) IDEA awards honour Australian interior design, and
have become one of the most important platforms for celebrating interior design, with
more than 300 submissions from leading architecture and interior design practices in
2008. The awards run the gamut with 13 categories including residential, commercial,
sustainability and a people's choice award. The winners will be announced at a gala
event in Sydney on November 13. For more information or to vote in the people's
choice award, see www.idea-awards.com.au.
photography top left: Michael Conroy, Silvertone Photography
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