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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 8th 2009
36 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 9, 2009 MB Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist A whitewash Colour trends and design forecasts often begin with purple is the new black or the new black is green. Well, for 2009 my forecast states that the new white is white. We can all identify with the term and colour white, and white is back. Recent global design exhibitions and trade events are focusing on neutral pallets and textures. These are presented in the form of natural elements in flooring, whitewash to laminates, wicker and paint finishes. Light-coloured wood remains strong, playing on the Scandinavian themes recently introduced across homewares. Upholsteries, bedding and accessories layered with self tones all give a three- dimensional effect to the products. The simplicity of the white colour movement has a sense of glamour and is often highlighted with metallics of silver and stainless steel creating a contemporary yet sophisticated home interior. The blend of textures and neutral elements allows the perfect backdrop to creating themes in the home based on colour change, and allows the platform to showcase special pieces. It also creates a calm and serene feel to any interior. Slim-line furniture, retro lighting accessorised with indigenous items continues to be strong and the green element of environmental influences on products will be showcased even more strongly over the next 12 months. This is not about throwing out the old and bringing in the new. It's about blending trend and fashion with existing themes. If in doubt contact a professional to guide you to get your interior look up to the minute in an affordable way. Details: Visit www.eussen.com.au One-stop shop for reno tips For fresh ideas to transform the home, visit the HIA Sydney Home Show at Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre from Thursday, April 30, to Sunday, May 3. Learn how to transform traditional rooms into cutting-edge living spaces with modern colours, textures and furnishings. Four leading designers will demonstrate the latest in open- plan warehouse and apartment living at the Designer Room Series IV. Get technical advice on colour trends, textiles and furnishings, as well as how to restructure an existing space at the Designer Forums presentations. For those ready to make a start, the nearby Design Stage has experts ready to help you make the right purchase. If kitchen renovations are on your list, make sure you visit the Kitchener Kitchens stand and the Fresh Cooking School will offer a range of cooking and dining ideas. At the Gadget Zone learn the best conservation strategies and how to make your home sustainable. Ask an Expert is a dedicated area where tradespeople will answer your renovation questions -- take in photos and plans. The show is open daily from 10am to 7pm. Cost: Adults, $18; concessions, $15; and children, free. Details: Visit www.sydneyhome show.com.au Home Living has double passes to the HIA Sydney Home Show to give away. To be in the running, write in 10 words on the back of an envelope why you want to go to the show. Also write your name, address, daytime phone number and the name of this paper and send it to: Home Living Giveaway, HIA Sydney Home Show, PO Box 6062, Parramatta Business District, 2150. Entries close April 15. The best entries will be selected and contacted. Any personal information provided will be used strictly for the purpose of this competition and will not be provided to any third party. HOMELIVING ................................................... • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9785 1425e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2098762i hls wk22 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES MANUFACTURER DIRECT WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2158952i hlw wk41 C/L 196633C Display Kitchens Wanted!!! 70% of normal prices Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new Call 1800 826 144 now (24hrs) for more info or visit www.kitcheners.com.au HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Please supply more info Please send e-book Book free design & quote Name Phone Email Suburb Free Post: Kitcheners Kitchens PO Box 7044, Alexandria, NSW 2015 CZ70 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2119421i hlc wk31 Lic. 137155c
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