INSPIRATION

ENTWINE: A COLOURFUL WEAVE

Respectful appreciation for diversity is an important part of how we now live. More frequently than ever we are reminded of the need to strive for equality and to take a global view that extends beyond our backyard. We want to be connected with other cultures, be respectfully inspired by their traditions and unique creative talents.

We look for a connection – something that can create a dialogue between modernity and tradition or seemingly opposing cultures


This interior style is eclectic and combines many references to varying global cultures with modern pieces featuring weave and rich colour, inspired by landscapes from South America to the middle east. Rich colours such as red, burgundy, brown and oranges are brought together with the zest of bright yellow and blue to form unexpected combinations and diversify the look of a modern interior.

This eclectic range of colour displays richness and warmth in earthy red and botanical green with unexpected accents.  The Entwine palette is influenced by global cultures and landscapes creating a link between modernity and tradition.

Text from Dulux | Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King | Photography by Lisa Cohen

SENTIENCE: A TACTILE REMEDY

Texture has become a remedy for our senses.

Move away from smooth, cold surfaces and surround yourself with warm colours, flesh tones and vegetal hues. Rediscover colours that are soothing and restorative; relaxing and tonal. Begin to fill your home with texture, tactility and undulating surfaces. Your choice of materials becomes very important – how do they feel? Smell? Does your eye find interest in the apparent movement of the material's surface?

Texture has become a remedy for our senses. Tactility is our relief from the pressure of the screen and the smooth unsympathetic surfaces we endure daily.

Raw aesthetics are combined with manmade materials that provide visual interest and tactile qualities under our fingertips.

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Subtle pastels and soft naturals make up the Sentience palette.  New beiges with a hint of grey are versatile and will pair easily with the mellow hues of the range.


Text from Dulux | Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King | Photography by Lisa Cohen

We love this peaceful calm palette direction and look forward to incorporating these tones into a project. 

Antidote: A Colour Cure

Dulux Antidote Colour Trend 2017

DULUX COLOUR TRENDS 2017 THE FUTURE OF INTERIORS

ANTIDOTE: A COLOUR CURE

 

The Dulux Colour Trends 2017 is your perfect prescription to cure the mundane. The Colour Cure is prescribing distilled colour palettes as an antidote to many of the challenges we face in our modern lifestyles
— Dulux

The team at Dulux has gifted us four stunning trend palettes. We have decided to drop one trend per week over the next four weeks so you can savour the concepts and thought provoking inspiration. 


CONSTRUCT: A LUXE FOUNDATION


A tonal palette of cool hues for understated luxury.


Pared back beauty comes from a rawness found in architectural angles and the use of industrial materials such as concrete, steel and galvanised finishes. These elements combine with subtle, more tonal colour palettes that can create the illusion of depth and accentuate interior details. An atmospheric palette of blues and greys, warmth is found through metallic accents in platinum, copper and rust.

Industrial materials such as glass, concrete and metal are perfect partners for decorative details in the Construct trend. Metals such as bronze, copper, platinum and silver all work beautifully with the grey and shades in the palette.

Text from Dulux | Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King | Photography by Lisa Cohen

LIGHT AND DARK - COLOUR TREND

 

Continuing the theme of “looking both ways” i.e back to the past and forward into the future, The Dark and Light Palette blends tradition with modern innovation.  One of the key trends has been the importance of Darkness.  

 

Just as we need a dark sky in order to see the stars more clearly,  so it is with this palette.  The Dutch Masters of the 17th century epitomised this with their clever use of light playing against dark hues.

 

This can be translated into an interior scheme where there can be the juxtaposition of a dark and moody paint finish with rich and textural upholstery such as velvets to provide lustre, sheen and contrast.

Many of the colours in this palette combine coherently to reflect the tones of both dusk and dawn.

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STYLE SAMPLE

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS CALM PALETTE . . .

  Style Sample – A Life With Comfort  

Style Sample – A Life With Comfort 

This week we decided to step away from our moody hues and showcase something lighter and brighter.  Maybe the longer days have lifted our spirits?

Featured here are (clockwise from bottom right):
- Carpet, Lisburn, Damask by Cavalier Bremworth. A highly textured 100% wool carpet which reminds us of felted wool. Cosy underfoot on winter evenings.
Resene, Stack is a slightly warmed grey. A cosier version of the neutral.
Resene, Alabaster. A fail safe white.
- Check out the range of marble at Italian Stone.
- Background, Oak Flooring in No 21 finish, from b & o Casa.

STYLE SAMPLE

MUTED METALLICS ARE CALM AND SENSUOUS. BRONZE, GOLD AND SILVER TEAM WELL WITH INKY BLUES AND AND DUSTY VELVETS

  Style Sample – A Life With Simplicity

Style Sample – A Life With Simplicity

This week is a muted metallic number. The background image is the Mille Millions wallpaper by Elitis from Seneca. A design inspired by goldsmiths, coppersmiths and embroiderers of old. We just ordered this for a client order this wallpaper. Very exciting to see it on a project

Featured here are (clockwise from bottom right):
– We love velvets and recommend the Brianza Velvet range by Sanderson. A fantastic 27 colours available from Textila.
– Resene, Half Mondo. A soft muted military green.
– Resene, Half Joss. A biscuit taupe.
– Oak veneer in a dark stain works well on cabinetry and flooring in both traditional and contemporary spaces.

ENJOY x