Leanne Crawshaw is a qualified Interior Designer, with experience in commercial, workplace, medical, retail and Residential design, an also an Educator. Leanne would like to share with you her design addiction and help you to achieve the designer look in your home without the breaking the bank.
This week I received a request for a colour scheme filled with drama and intensity. Initially I thought, wow, how do I achieve this? Through further consultation and client preference we designed a look that incorporated strong natural stone and dark wood tones to create a unique look.
A moody art work helps to create a strong element of mystery through muted tones highlighted with gold in the marble and furnishing items. The secret to this look is selecting high range items to create a sophisticated atmosphere that is dramatic and daring whilst still offering an element of comfort.
You will notice we have not used black, rather dark shades of brown to ensure an element of warmth is created and removes the harshness and coldness often associated with the dark tones of a dramatic scheme. Careful selection is the key when selecting finishes and materials.
The best place to start creating a colour scheme is to drawn on the colours found within your material selections. As an example, when selecting the natural marble we looked at the colours found within the structure to highlight the natural properties within nature. Below is a colour palette highlighting the colours drawn from the marble as a base to select select materials and furnishings.
A big shout out to all Mothers in the world today. If you are a Mum, take the opportunity to kick back and relax as your family spoils you today. Remember you are enough and more. Today is your day, it’s all about you.
In 2019 we will be providing you with new stories and information to help and assist you to style like a professional Interior Designer. Follow our E-Learning series in 2019 to learn the tricks of the trade!
Design can be a personal journey, filled with decisions, ideas and plans. How do you know if you are on the right path? Often this is a series of trial and error, and just following your instincts. I always say if it doesn’t work out, well we won’t do that style again!
Continuing with our mustard inspirational tones of winter we discovered the beautiful Sling club chair in walnut . The Sling club chair by Australian designer Craig Bassam @BassamFellows embodies true quality by offering hand-crafted furniture for contemporary living.
The Sling club chair is our hero piece complimented with warm tones of mustard and brown neutral tones. We were pleased to discover the Lemnos CuCU clock from Oopenspace a great accessory to add an element of fun and flair.
Mustard fabric from Decor Design and wild Rice Tretford carpet complement one another as they are tied together with natural fibres in the wallpaper from Scandinavian wallpaper, a beautiful supplier.
Be bold this winter and let our design visual inspires you to use neutral tones highlighted with the golden warmth of mustard.
Please note we are not affiliated with any of the above mentioned suppliers, we simply love their products and believe in supporting Australian suppliers.
A famous quote by Michael Jordan “I didn’t come here to be average”, and average he is not! It is important to have goals and to keep to them, what is your goal and would how do you plan on achieving them? We would love to hear your thoughts on how you have achieved your goals to reach beyond.
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