Friday, October 26, 2012

50 Beautiful Rooms

Australian Home Beautiful October 2012
Yay! Australian Home Beautiful October 2012 issue features one of my projects in its '50 Beautiful Rooms' feature. It's room number 40 (p.60) and was completed while I was working at Austin Design Associates. I really loved working on that project as I felt a real rapport with the clients and felt their tastes and lifestyle were in line with my own - which always makes for a great result!
Australian Home Beautiful October 2012 p.60

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Haymes 2013 Colour Forecast

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Haymes 2013 Colour Forecast Launch. Its always an interesting and inspiring evening and I have been to the last four or so. This year the guest speaker was Debbie Ryan from McBride Charles Ryan who is a great presenter. She is effervescent about her love of colour in architecture, interior design and life in general.

Haymes forecasted four themes for 2013:
U Emerge - Autumnal & Metallic Shades
The Way U Were - Chalky Pastels
U R Artiste - Brights
U in the Universe - Blues

They also released 12 new colours - the 'Next Generation' palette:
Haymes Next Generation Colours 2013
It was interesting to see blues feature heavily in the 'Universe' forecast. Blues have typically been banished to the realms of healthcare and educational interiors for the past decade or two. My favourite colours from the evening were Autumn Leaf, Diversity, Spruce Grove, Copen Blue, Amazon, Copper, Enigma, Patina & Intuition.

One of the things I love about Haymes is that they truly are an Australian company and a family company. I look forward to specifying some of the new colours on up and coming projects!

Friday, October 19, 2012

new Dwell

The latest issue of Dwell has been sitting unopened on my coffee table for a week - I have been too busy to read it!! Looks like a great issue too. Will have to save it up for the weekend now...