Category Archives: Colour Inspiration

Interior Colour Trend 2014 – 2105

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Today I am taking Inspiration from Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Interior Colour Trend.

 

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When the Grey trend ends … We are moving to Fresh Colour.

 

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When Choosing Fresh Colour …  you will still need a hint of grey  to keep it Contemporary.

 

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images … Benjamin Moore via Google

 

If you are in the Ballarat Area 

and need help choosing fresh Colour for your home …

Please Call Me on 0409 433 059  to book a Colour Consultation.


 

 

 

 

Pantone 2013 Colour Trend … Emerald Green

via Pantone

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Did you know?

The Pantone

Colour of the year for 2013

is Emerald Green.

It is said to be 

Sophisticated and Luxurious,

Calming and Harmonious.

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Today on the Country Road Website …

I notice Emerald Green filtering through

to fashion.

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Yes, nice Green Cardi

Gorgeous green Bag

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Above Images via Country Road

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I am a huge fan of Emerald Green

and I can see it becoming

a key trend colour for Spring Fashion 2013.

Emerald Green …

Enjoy!

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MD Interior Design …

Specialising in Colour Consultancy.

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swedish colour palette … neutral

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Whenever I see an interior that ‘speaks’ to me

I like to ask myself …

what is it about the room that I love ?

This helps me to identify

my own personal style.

Here I love how the room is stylish but relaxed …

not too fussy or formal

and I really love it’s neutral colour palette …

the blue undertoned grey painted lining boards

with the accents of white and natural.

 It’s simplistic but girlie

and reflects swedish design

which has to be my all time favourite.

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Here I especially love the soft pink in the girlie vest

against the neutral palette background.

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via 79 ideas from Kim Timmerman

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Again this room oozes swedish style

with it’s blue grey raked ceiling,

contemporary reading lamp

and the natural elements of coziness

in the woollen cushions, throws and rugs.

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  When trying to identify your personal style

it’s a good idea to recognise ….

not just the fact that a room appeals to you

but why you find it so appealing.

If you do this continually

 you will begin to see a theme …

a theme that represents

 your own personal style …

the style that’s right for you.

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If you are building or renovating

in the Ballarat Area …

and need help choosing a colour scheme 

please call me on 0409 433 058

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TODAY …

Inspired by …

 blue with bright pops of red …

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magazine tear sheet from Home Beautiful Dec 2012

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Charcoal blue and red …

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Delicious!

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(moodboard photos & styling by md)

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MD Interior Design …

specialising in Colour Consultancy

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If you are building or renovating

 in the Ballarat Area

and need help choosing colour for your home …

please call me on 0409 433 058

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Spring colour palette

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This week …

a blissful morning spent

with the spring colour palette

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flowers and colour cards

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of yellow based hues …

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orange red, yellow and pink …

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periwinkle, violet and green …

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(photos & styling by md)

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didn’t want it to end!

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There’s nothing like a little inspiration is there ….

to spark the senses

 into getting creative! 

Here are a few of my favourite inspirational pics

from around the web …

Enjoy!

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vintageandart

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try your hand at painting

botanical flowers or colour cards …

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via coastal-style

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 or simply just paint your nails

in pretty pastel shades!

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a creative mint

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 start a collection of coloured glass or stones

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kikki k

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or dare I say it! …

think about your xmas colour theme!

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Purple, pink and orange

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Today …

inspired by

Dulux ‘Blur’ Colour Forecast 2013

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Colours and flowers were chosen …

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A moodboard is created …

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Sparking the imagination …

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and the creativity begins.

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 (notes:  accents of moroccan

photos & moodboard by md)

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Contemporary Purple

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The Art Deco renovation

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Welcome! …

 to the Art Deco Apartment renovation …

one of my favourite Design Assignments for 2012!

My Brief …

‘contemporary but with retro influences,

a little quirky with something unexpected!’

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See the bulkheads below the cornice?

Well, we needed power to the tv and split system 

but, because the Apartment was built in the 1930′s …

 nearly all the walls were made from concrete!

This meant that 

all the wiring had to be hidden in newly built bulkheads …

 so to be sympathetic to the art deco architecture …

any original cornice that had to be removed,

was subsequently replaced with new matching cornice.

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Now for the paint and colour design …

I had just received a new Dulux fandeck,

so I really wanted to use all newly released colours …

colours that ‘spoke to me’

so I chose 

‘Dulux Subdue quarter’   for the walls

which is a beautiful white with a purple undertone …

(but not cold looking)

and for the fireplace …

‘Dulux Caboose’  …

a purple undertoned grey.

Painting the fireplace a little darker

makes a great focal foil for the t.v;

 adds atmosphere and drama to the room,

as well as complimenting the curved architecture

of the fireplace.

The dated 1970′s heater was replaced

with a new gas log fire.

 The floorboards were then sanded

and sealed with a clear lacquer.

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In the living area …

I also included a small table and chairs.

Here the window is north facing

with beautiful light …

perfect for reading magazines

and drinking endless cups of tea!

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and what’s an Art Deco renovation

without beautiful flowers?!!!

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wFlowers bring an aliveness to any room

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This room is the ‘quirky’ room …

originally just an empty walkway

that led to the front of the apartment …

but it seemed to me …

to be the perfect spot for a study.

So a desk was built-in

and the above wall was decorated with prints

 created by my client back in her school days …

Don’t they look perfect!

I chose ‘Dulux Smokebush’ …

a  subtle purple undertoned grey

for the desk wall.

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Here is the dining room …

with Spectacular views over Ballarat.

My love of Swedish style

along with the brief for retro …

allowed for a Tulip Dining Table

and Harry Bertoia chairs.

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Choosing a round table for this room …

also complimented the architecture

of the art deco curved wall.

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and here is ‘unexpected’ …  

for people seated at the dining table

and missing out on the lovely view …

fabulous wallpaper adorns

the opposite walls!

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Now we’re back in the living area

and heading towards the kitchen ….

 vintage posters from the 30′s

‘Gone with the Wind’

&

‘Wuthering Heights’

decorate the walls

and tie in with the history

of the art deco era.


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This is the newly designed kitchen

with all the mod cons of today …

 black & white glossy cabinetry

says Art Deco Modernism.

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A vibrant splashback in red …

adds retro influences to the design.

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The original art deco design

made no allowance for a laundry

so this was carefully intertwined into the kitchen design …

so that both the kitchen and laundry

had their own separate identity.

The lower kitchen cabinetry was designed in white

along with the partitioning pantry …

and the laundry cabinetry was designed in black gloss,

more masculine and industrial …

but also contemporary and sophisticated.

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now for the Master Bedroom …

my client requested ‘wallpaper and moody’

I choose the stunning blue turning to purple

‘Dulux Strap’    for the walls

with flocked metallic wallpaper for behind the bed.

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I actually spent quite a lot of time …

matching the colour of the wallpaper flocking

to the wall colour ….

 because I wanted them to be perfect partners …

 in the design and decoration

of the art deco Master Bedroom.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing …

the Art Deco Apartment Renovation!

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Design …

Styling & Photography …

by MD Interior Design

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Many Thanks for visiting my blog!

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michelle

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Blue green

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This week …

my colour obession continues

with blue green

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patterned & coloured tapes …

great for sticking to surfaces

without being permanent …

like magazine tear sheets onto inspiration boards

and money into birthday cards!

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bits and pieces from my office …

pretty stationary always 

inspires my creativity 

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A japanese windflower from the garden 

just beginning to open ….

Spring is on it’s way!

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(photos & styling by md)

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my favourite stationary stores …

1. Kikki K

2. Typo

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