Design Trends

Colours of the season- Coastal Colour of the year: Turquoise

Colours of the ocean, the sky and rivers will relax and calm you, engage your senses, revive and enchant you
while bringing to your home, a vibrant sense of fun and happiness, sunshine and holiday memories.

Look for many accessories in aqua, turquoise and shades of teal, sea blue, denim, powder blue, aquamarine and
Sapphire and use them in a neutral background to bring life and vitality to a living room, sun room
a bedroom, or a kitchen.

Choose glass bottles, vases and canvas prints with the same hue as a common thread. Use a knitted throw, patterned cushion and pair these with neutrals with texture such as mohair, shag and shiny fabrics
and solid plain colours to bring life to a room.

Make sure the hue of aqua is the same throughout,
but mix in some white, cream and some chrome in frames and art to make sure the scheme does not
become 'overdone'.

Turquoise Blue.................
The coastal colour of the year, take your cue from the view and decorate inside
to complement the outside.

Decorating with Turquoise as your accent colour need not be an expensive exercise- all the accessories pictured

in this post came from stores like Thingz, Adairs, Target and Kmart. You just need to scan for the colour you want in store

and pick up a few pieces to bring together the look and feel of the seaside.

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Colour of the season is turquoise blue, jade,teal and all hues of blue.

Beautiful Boudoirs

Do you wish to luxuriate is bedroom style? What makes for bedroom boudoir bliss?

Start with a King size Ensemble with or without the storage underneath- if you need it!

Add the most luxurious bed head in fabric- custom made or check out SNOOZE for excellent styles.

Layer with the best 1000 thread count sheets, a floaty doona and glam doona cover, two Euro size pillows are a must, and add the scatter cushions for decorative effect.

Our bedroom paint colour is a light and moody Latte colour with the sheets, cover, headboard and accessories a similar hue. We've added some chrome, silver and black accents to break up the sameness.

Important too is the textures- fluffy throw rugs, shiny sequin cushion and a satin throw or bed runner

Pendants hanging from the ceiling give more room on the bedside tables and add a glam touch. These Tulip Beacon

Pendants are ideal. Get them switched from the bed.

If you are like me and have loads of jewellery and scarves, get a standing bodice or display stand for them and show them off!

Add a very decorative and attractive arm chair to a corner. Try to avoid the clutter

Make the room feel super cosy, with all the things you love ( ban the telly!).

Sweet Dreams in your glam bedroom!

See Images from a recent Bedroom Makeover

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Timelapse Video of Room Set Up.

This video was taken in 2013 after we had moved in to our newly built house. After painting, carpeting and tiling g our ensuite was complete, the whole family got together in one afternoon - to put together the furniture pieces, dress the bed, place the items and put up curtains. So that we could move in and use the bedroom. My son Ari used his GO PRO camera to film us as we tackled these tasks...........you can see my parents, myself and husband all chipping in and the room gradually taking some shape! The room has a "monochromatic" colour scheme in that; the colour varies little from coffee hues, to latte, to coffee cream and there are many textures- shiny chrome, to fur and satin and suede

( bed head is upholstered from a coffee chenille fabric with buttons from Upholsterers Cover the Lot.)

We decided on hanging two pendant light shades ( shaped like tear drops of chrome from BEACON Lighting ) either side of the bed two reasons for this- to save on space for the bedside table, which I always put al my stuff on and to allow better reading light at the side of the bed.

These are operated, separately on each side, from the bed with a switch at the bedhead side and so is the overhead ceiling fan, so its convenient at night to turn off.

The room has a large walk in wardrobe which starts at one end with a desk/ dressing area both sides and turns into hanging one side, and banks of drawers all along the other side. We have a ironing station in there, to iron last minute shirts, a jewellery cabinet and shoe storage and a long side mirror at the end. There is no need for any clothes storage in the room itself. So the only furniture in the room is a King size bed, two bedsides, a console table ( plasma tv) and a decorative arm chair with footstool.

I like to keep scarves and beads, belts and costume jewellery on my "bust" stand which sits next to the arm chair. This is a fun, quirky way of storing these items while adding a decorative touch.

On the walls are two identically framed- Designer Boys art works featuring sewn on Beads on a silk neutral background subtle neutral colours that work well In the scheme. Bought whilst at Design Ex Melbourne one year- I knew they would end up in the bedroom!

Mostly we use taupe/coffee/ beige and brown bed sheets and a platinum/ silver/ gold quilted coverlet with a light creamy fluffy fur throw-sometimes with Black and Silver throw cushions to contrast although sometimes, for a change, I like to use purple, plum and deep violet tones in cushions to change it up.

Soft floaty, sheer bronze curtains that hang full length over the sliding doors to the courtyard, are made of slightly metallic plain fabric that billow and shimmer in the breeze and add a lovely soft and floaty touch that can be very soothing. They are backed with block out lining in silver that comes across the back a night for privacy. Curtains do a lot to frame a nice view and make a room comfy.

The bedroom is a warm, cocooning sanctuary for me. many people say its very calming and serene the muted tones give it a "glow"
of peace ad serenity. I love it! Aaaaaah Bedroom Bliss!