Thursday, 25 July 2013

Retreat into this master suite

A soothing and elegant retreat was the brief for the master suite in this recently completed house in Melbourne’s south east.  An intimate and personal place is created by the subdued colour palette of taupe and duck egg blue drawn from the rich wallpaper.  

Bed head made by BQ Design

The frantic pace of daily life is forgotten when you immerse yourself in the luxurious deep pile carpet, gorgeous velvet custom made upholstered bedhead and the fullness of the sumptuous taffeta curtains.  

A neutral toned armchair and ottoman accented with a duck egg blue throw takes advantage of the light from the generously sized windows to create the perfect reading space. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Be my guest....

When it came time to create a well resolved interior to this south facing guest bedroom the brief was to make an elegant sanctuary.  This was achieved through layering textures while using a neutral colour palette and I must admit to being delighted with the results.  To the walls we put a monochromatic striped paper (I love the stripes!) that has a pearl effect for a subtle shimmer;  this is emphasized  by the bedside lamps.

Continuing the elegance, luxurious taffeta curtains installed close to the ceiling to emphasize height then indulgently puddle to the floor, while the linen buttoned bedhead adds a further element of texture and play on light.  

The contrasting finishes in the room help create depth and interest. The wallpaper, taffeta and velvet cushion  each have slightly reflective surfaces, these along with the white linen combine to make the room feel light and inviting.  

I look forward to sharing my next project with you.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Product launch of Horizons by Jamie Durie Signature

After The Rain 
Earlier this week I went to the launch of Jamie Durie Signature new rug collection “Horizons” for The Rug Collection.  Over three years ago Jamie released his first collection of rugs called Garden Room  which were botanical designs inspired by his favourite plants; given Jamie’s renown for landscape design this was an obvious decision. I was curious to see if this new range would continue the botanical theme.  I was delighted to see Jamie and his team have looked beyond the foreground and designed a contemporary collection of rugs inspired by and called “Horizons”.  

A custom hall runner for the designers own home
At the launch Jamie spoke of finding inspiration from his travels abroad and the changing light and colours in places such as the desert, of the ocean and of fields.  While the rugs are a simple overall effect of graduated colour, they are made by a sophisticated selection of pure New Zealand wool.  The rugs will be a beautiful foil to a modern-day home; not too plain, not too busy and gorgeous underfoot.

At the launch earlier this week
It’s always a testament to the designer when they make something they would have in their own home and in this case, Jamie has customized his design to make a hall runner over sixteen metres long for his own home. The rugs come in various standard sizes and of course I’m happy to take your inquiry about a rug for your own home.  

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