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hen it comes to design, you can
have your cake and eat it, too.
There are architectural tricks and
interior design tweaks that can
give all things to all people. For instance, he wants
an open-plan space, you want cosy zones – easily
done. All it takes is a little fun with ceiling heights
or some well-considered colour, coupled with
some savvy furniture selection and placement,
and you’ve achieved it.
What about a look that can be light and bright
for summer, yet dark and moody for winter?
Again, it’s no problem. Use a white backdrop,
then change your soft furnishings and textures to
achieve your desired outcome. The secret to always
getting what you want is in the planning: sort it at
the outset and reap the rewards at the end.
Now, what is it that you actually want?
Sometimes it’s this question that poses the biggest
stress. There are so many styles out there from
architectural and interior design points of view
that discerning the best look for you can be an
incredibly perplexing problem.
To help you out, we’ve designed this magazine
to show you myriad architectural and interior
design styles from local and international experts.
Plus, we’ve spoken to the professionals to bring
you their top tips and design advice so you gain an
understanding of what’s possible for you,
your block or home, and your lifestyle.
The best three things you can do? Write
down what you want; create a visual record of
products and places that you love; and call up a
professional. While you can ‘ummm and ahhh’
about design ideas, how rooms can flow and what
space you have available on your block, it’s not
until you speak to a building designer or architect
(and they come to inspect your site) that the
true potential becomes apparent. Same goes for
interior designers. Trust us – you’ll be surprised.
WRITE IT DOWN When you are writing down
your wants and desires, remember it’s not all
about how many bathrooms you want. Consider
your lifestyle: are you an outdoorsy sort of person?
Do you enjoy watching movies? Is your home a
sanctuary from the world? Will it be the meeting
Building, renovating or redoing your look? Here’s what you need to know.
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NEW ELEGANCE | Classic pieces are reborn in new
materials to bring a fresh take on tradition to our homes.
Be inspired by our three key interior trends – new elegance,
natural and modern ethnic – when redefining the style of your home.
BoyacMetaphoresCity& Country LinenPavotlinen/wool reversible jacquardin Noir andLinbattable
linensheer, both POA,both DecorDesign Centre (08) 9328 1077, www.decordesign.com.au ,
Boyac(03) 95337833, www.boyac.com.au . CasamaniaPhilippe Icoffeetable, $745,Table &
ChairCompany (08) 9388 1855, www.tableandchaircompany.com.au . Decastelli Rivierafloating
planter, from $765,Majool (08)93806822, www.majool.com.au . LaCage pendant, $400,Inlite
(08) 93818544, www.inlite.com .au. FlorenceTibetanknottedhandmade silk/handspunTibetan wool rug
(availablein any size and color combination), $1300/sqm, JennyJones Rugs (08)92861200, www.
jennyjonesrugs.com . CasaDolceCasa VetroNeutraModuloListelloin Bianco/Lux tile(210x250cm
sheet), about$44/sheet,MyareeCeramics(08)93303611, www.myareeceramics.com.au . KartellPatricia
Urquiola-designedCombackchair(topleft)andPhilippe Starck-designedMasters chairs, allinstore
later thisyear, allprices tobe set, all Space Furniture (02)8339 7588, www.spacefurniture.com.au .
our ideas for the
best style trends
for your home
Retro with a touch of luxe is the
style of this home by CODA.
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