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When I first saw this image

advertised for British Paints

in this month’s addition of Inside Out Magazine

all I could do was stare and stare.

I love …

the Colour of the Lining Boards,

the styling …

& the Simplicity.

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If you need help choosing Colour 

for your Home

Please call me on 0409 433 058

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Michelle



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Trending …

Nordic Style 

one of my all time faves

because it focuses on simplicity

with the use of natural elements …

Wood,  Wool,  Leather and Stone.

Clean Lines provide a sophisticated edge.

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Trending …

Industrial  …

Do you see the steps and study nook?

How Clever!

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Industrial Design …

Masculine Elements

Worn Elements of Brick & Concrete

Interesting Artwork

Warehouse Pendant Lighting

The use of Metal & reclaimed Wood

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Industrial Chic …

Recognising the Romance in the Rough …

it requires a girlie injection

if there’s brick …

it will often be painted white

Accents of pretty colours & accessories

add a homely touch.

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Industrial Chic…

Streamlined architecture 

adds a sophisticated edge

White furniture,

 curved lighting and chairs

provide the feminine touch.

Recognising the Romance

in  the raw, rough, reclaimed & worn …

 girlie accents …

together with modern clean lines …

Industrial Chic!

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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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Specialising in Colour Consultancy.

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How stunnng is this room!

The pops of royal blue are a highlight for me

and can you see that this royal blue 

is much warmer than the cooler grey blues of late?

 Colour contrast …

paired with different natural textures

of wood, metal & wool

make for an exciting Design!

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Here is another room

accessorisd with blue

but the warmer blues in the first pic have red in them …

they’re new, on trend …

and very, very striking!

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Not everyone can afford to change their interior

with each new trend 

so if you love blue …

keep in mind

that these new warmer blues

can be introduced in the way of accessories …

 bottle and flowers …

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all pics via pinterest

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 or just like in this industrial setting ….

think also cushions, rugs

vases, chairs & lamps.

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Warm Blue – on trend 2013

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specialising in Colour Consultancy.

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Swedish Online Magazine …

 Skona Hem (Beautiful Home)

features a new blog that has really resonated with me …

Jannice Wistrand from add simplicity.

Janice is a Colour & Style advisor,

Interior Designer, Photographer

 & Feng Shui Consultant.

Phew!..  How clever!

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Jannice shows images of her own home,

(this is her office)

 explains the design …

but also how to add balance and harmony.

With today’s busy lifestyle …

who doesn’t need a little

balance and harmony in their own interior!

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above images via add simplicity

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This is Jannice’s super stylish living room

where greys, blacks and whites are a favourite

along with purple as a colour accent.

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As well as her own home …

Jannice also features other inspiring interiors 

giving tips on Feng Shui …

(Balance and Harmony)

& Colour Advice.

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from ellos via SKONA HEM

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This is a great blog to scroll back on as well

I hope you enjoy

jannice’s simplicity blog here as much as I do!

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This church may seem traditional from the outside

but have a look inside …

you may be in for a surprise!

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Situated in the Netherlands …

the church has been

stylishly converted into a contemporary home.

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A streamlined kitchen fits nicely with the design

and a funky red staircase adds fun and interest.

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Beside the staircase is the living area

and on the far wall 

is a guardian angel illustration …

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How perfect!

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Here is the study …

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and such space

can even allow for a swing!

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Upstairs …

leads to the mezzanine addition …

a Master Bedroom

cocooned in Charcoal …

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via: Contemporist

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And with a freestanding bath …

could this be any closer to Godliness!

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It’s only January …

but I can’t help thinking about

my Autumn Wardrobe.

I’m over last years bootcut jeans

so this Autumn I’m planning to wear

more skinny leg jeans …

The above pic

is the style I’m drawn to this Autumn …

I love the sleeveless longer top

swishy and relaxed

but still fitted to define the waist.

 I love that the skinnies are shiny

and the fact that the hem is over the boot

as this helps to elongate the legs

and of course a big bag is a must have!

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Here’s the look again

except a little more casual …

 a cropped jacket gives definition

to the silhouette

and the vertical hemline

helps to slim the thighs.

 I especially love the wedge boots.

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and lastly here …

this long lacy tunic top is so pretty …

it softens the look

and is extremely feminine.

I love the low hair bun too.

The black with the bright Orange

 is both striking and exciting,

 it’s also a great illustration of how  …

just as we feel the need

to introduce colour into our homes …

this Autumn 2013 …

Fashion will also see a return to Colour.

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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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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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specialising in Colour Consultancy

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 in the Ballarat Area

and need help choosing colour for your home …

please call me on 0409 433 058

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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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