Greenery our favourite colour for 2017

2017 will be the year of Pantone’s colour of the year Greenery (15-0343 TCX), “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalise, and unite, Greenery symbolises the re-connection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.” says Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eisenman.

 

This year, Pantone is putting forth a message of positivity and rebirth in the wake of a gruelling election, a rise in hate crimes, economic uncertainty and anxiety about the environment. “Our lives are accelerating even faster, tech is more overpowering, and the global climate is more complex, “The big macro driver here was getting back to nature.” a message from Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Colour Institute.

What strikes me about the the colour Greenery is that it’s an artificial-seeming yellow-green and is the colour of the super-food match green tea and granny smith apples. Taken in sum, I think the colour is an appropriate choice for 2017. There’s a drive—and desire—for freshness, but there’s a tinge of sourness, much like biting into a Granny Smith. “It’s a yellow-based green that gets its warmth and energy from the sun—a hotter green, a reassuring green, a life-affirming colour,” Laurie Pressman says. “This wasn’t meant to be soothing. This was meant to be bold. We’re living in a time where you voice needs to be heard.”

Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambience.  Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of colour, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors. Bringing the outside in, the shade – like the plant life it represents – can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.

Image via Style Curator

Image via Mokum Textiles

Image via Style Curator

Please leave your comment as I would love to hear your thoughts of the colour Greenery.

 

 

An amazing outdoor room oozing with character

Who wouldn’t want an outdoor living area complete with built in kitchen complete with pizza oven like this! The Spanish style floor tiles add an element of mystery to compliment the exposed brickwork and timber. Love the suspended open fire disappearing into the gorgeous timber slatted ceiling. There are fine timber wooden open back screens at the end of the room to give privacy and to block off the sun when necessary. If you are thinking of extending and adding an outside room this is easily achieved. Contact me to organise a meeting to discuss the many options.

                                                      All 📷 are courtesy of Home DSGN

Check out this gorgeous tropical ensuite

Can you imagine if you live in a tropical or sub tropical location how wonderful an ensuite like this would be. It has an Asian resort feel to it screaming with character.

With it’s beautiful timber wall panelling, concrete look resin double vanity basin trough sitting atop an almost mid century look vanity unit, timber framed glass bi fold doors and that amazing outdoor rain shower in a timber ceiling with a natural stone wall how stunning is it?

Image courtesy of Home DSGN

Image courtesy of Home DSGN

Stunning loft design kitchen and ensuite

Don’t you wish that you could buy an old loft style apartment and renovate it and end up with a finished look like this. Absolutely stunning with a neutral colour kitchen palette. Love the original face brick feature, such a warm feel.

Galley style kitchen – image courtesy of HomeDSGN

The ensuite has a totally Scandi style sauna included wow! Stunning combination of timber with modern tiles. Love the sloping wall with that high ceiling to make the space appear even larger.

Enclosed sauna room – image courtesy of Home DSGN

Important points that every bedroom needs

Your bedroom is your personal haven, and often your place to escape so don’t forget to make it special! A few simple refinements will leave you with an absolutely heavenly bedroom. ✨

Elegant style bedroom

 

Dramatic style bedroom

 

If you have a hard floor make sure your first step of the day is on to something comforting, consider laying a small rug on both sides by the bed.

Have the right amount of throw pillows. the bed should look impressive and inviting when made …….yet not enough that stripping the bed down to get into it requires 5 minutes of discarding. Depending on the size of your bed 4-6 is an ideal number.

Have a place to sit other than on your bed, great for putting on your shoes, reading or having a chat with your partner. An upholstered stool at the end of a bed often works if your room is not large enough to have a separate chair.

Vary your lighting. Instead of flooding your room with 1 large bright central light add individual lamps or candles to give the bedroom an intimate and cosy atmosphere. If possible add dimmers to your lights to make the ambience softer.

Minimalist style bedroom – Image courtesy of HomeDSGN

 

Scandinavian style bedroom

 

Keep in mind that bedrooms are about sleeping. You certainly don’t need a television as this will stimulate your brain and keep your mind churning over before you can enter the land of nod.  The upside for this is you have more room for furniture and accessories and after all a television doesn’t really suit a bedroom’s ambience.

Your bedroom should be a place that makes you smile so add special pieces that you have acquired over the years that you can’t work out where to put them. If they are in a prominent place when you wake up their true personal meaning will be on show.

Your bedside table/s should be large enough to place your special items on top and most beneficial if it has a drawer or door under where you can place your daily bits and bobs there. The things that you need to place on your bedside are to be your personal style. An example is a lamp, a great book, a plant or flower or that special ornament that means much to you.

Look for that perfect mattress for you. After all if you are not getting enough sleep you will not be able to appreciate a truly beautiful room! You want a mattress that keeps  woodwork in you cool and gives great lumbar support and without saying looks good too.

Rather than being reminded of specific people in photographs when you are trying to fall asleep add elegant and calming photographs in your bedroom to induce peaceful vibes.

Create intimacy and add a dramatic touch to your bedroom but balance is the key factor. For instance if you were to add atmosphere by painting the walls a dark colour you would need to  have lighter highlights.  For example if you painted your walls dark grey have your ceiling and woodwork white to add clean lines.  Add a large elaborate light fitting and an interesting shaped headboard or a more simple straight lines bedhead with a statement piece over it and voila you will have a stunning statement bedroom.  Keep in mind that too many dark features will make the room look like a bordello.

Please contact me via my contact page for my assistance in designing and decorating a room or a complete fit out.

Loving this stunning bathroom using timber and lots of glass, streamline design sanitary-ware and fittings. Add an interesting tall potted plant to bring the outside in and voila you instantly add that element of difference.

In this image you will notice that there are different coloured timbers used,  which eliminates the “everything must match” look.

Image courtesy of HomeDSGN

3 seater sofa with a difference

Wouldn’t you want this gorgeous modern design 3 seater sofa in either your living or family room? One of the special features about this Mika Loft sofa is there is an area to the side to put bits and pieces. The frame is natural finish solid ash with biscuit colour fabric upholstery,  a composition of 55% Polyester, 40% Cotton and 5% Linen with feather and foam cushion inserts.  The Aura Arrow biscuit colour wool blend rug is a composition of 50%  wool, 30% viscose and 20% linen and is 2600mm wide and 3400mm long. Dressing up the sofa is a combination of natural colours and stunning charcoal cushions with a charcoal 100% linen knit throw.

The image is courtesy of Globe West and to make an enquiry  for the prices of these items please send me a message via the contact us page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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Wouldn’t you love this beautiful bed in your bedroom

The image below is Globe West’s stunning Gus Switch queen bed – colour Parliament Stone. It is upholstered in 100% Polyester fabric with a reversible headboard and a brushed stainless steel base. The dimensions are: W1650 x D2210 x H1065mm and it is supplied K/D (knockdown).

The price of the bed is $3455.00 shipped free to anywhere on the east coast of Australia subject to your postcode, availability and order confirmation by November 30th, 2016. To buy please get in touch with me via my contact us page and I will get back to you as soon as poss.

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If you tire of the headboard design reverse it to the alternative side

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Christmas gift ideas – Decorating pieces

Christmas is only a few weeks away! Shown in the image below are a few pieces that would make beautiful gifts. Please contact me to order any of these items via the contact us page and I will get back to you as soon as poss. All items are shipped free if you live on the east coast of Australia subject to your postcode, availability and order confirmation by November 14th, 2016.

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*Lilly pilly bowl $78.00 dimensions 43x26cm * Decorative bowl small – $104.50 dimensions 32x22cm *Decorative bowl large – $138.60 dimensions 42x47cm * Orb hurricane lamp small – $319.00 dimensions 27x53cm *Orb hurricane lamp large – $434.00 dimensions 39x75cm *Hammered metal bowl set $68.00 dimensions small – 13x13x10.5cm large – 16x16x12cm  *Art Deco mirror base round tray $475.00 dimensions 43cm  *Jessica side table $129.00 dimensions 47x39cm

 

 

Christmas gifts – stunning metal decorator plates + bowls

Christmas is creeping up on us all and if you are looking for something special for someone, look at these lovely gifts.  With free shipping to your door all of the beautiful pieces shown below are sand casted metal and are available in 2 metallic finishes champagne or nickel.

The top left image showcases the beautiful set of two oval leaf decorative plates – dimensions 37x17cm/45x18cm which which will make a statement in the centre of your dining table this Christmas. They are also perfect to sit on a hallway console table or alternatively on the wall.

The top right image is a decorative bowl in the organic leaf shape of the lilly pilly with the leaf imprint on the inside  – dimensions 43x26cm.

The bottom left image is a two piece decorative plate set featuring a round design with distressed edge, dimensions – 31×4.5cm/40×6.5cm.  Perfect to sit on a hallway console. or alternatively display as a table centre piece or display on the wall.

The bottom right image is the shape of a lovely palm leaf centre piece that is perfect to create a tropical setting in your home.  These centrepieces come in 3 sizes: large 89x38cm/medium 63x29cm/small 39x18cm. The small and medium sizes are perfect to use on hallway consoles with the larger ones more suitable as a dining table centre piece.  All are suitable to be used as decorative wall pieces.

All images are shown in the champagne finish and if you would like to see any of these items in the nickel finish please let me know.

To purchase these items please contact me via the contact us page on this site or email me at robin@in2outdesign.dev

 

 

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$112.20                                                                                    $78.00

 

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$160.00                                                    Large $186.00  Medium $112.00  Small $60.00