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25 Striking Examples Of Minimalist Interior Design

25 Striking Examples Of Minimalist Interior Design | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Clean lines. Low furniture. Simple colour palettes. These are the hallmarks of minimalist interior design, the look winning Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds across the internet.

 

Minimalism is the art of having more – more comfort, more convenience, more style – by living with less. On the surface it looks easy, but achieving stylish simplicity is a task easier said than done. Designing an attractive and functional minimal home requires skill, restraint, and impeccable taste.

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Amazing Design: Sophisticated quarters for horses, and humans

Amazing Design: Sophisticated quarters for horses, and humans | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Without question, architecture and architects have a responsibility to continue to investigate and explore innovative new building models, typologies, forms and materials – to challenge preconceptions, to stretch boundaries and limitations and long-held beliefs of what’s appropriate or acceptable.

 

Happily, a powerfully sculptural and deeply evocative house-cum-stables in the Snowy Mountains was rewarded for doing just that at the 2016 NSW Architecture Awards on Friday night – and for redefining the Australian farm shed in the process.

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Tight turnaround time no barrier to Project Group office 

Tight turnaround time no barrier to Project Group office  | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

This late 1960s warehouse in Burnley has moved on from its days as simply a place to dispatch goods. Located in Stawell Street, the previously cavernous space is now home to building company Project Group. While the building's once-orange bricks are now black, the dispatch area is now a sleek and minimal office.

 

Designed by architect Rob Kennon, the 700-square-metre office fit-out was designed in four weeks and constructed and ready to occupy in six weeks. "Our time line suggested the choice of materials. But the brief was for something that was "robust, innovative and also flexible", says Kennon.

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Sydney’s best home interior embraces floor-to-ceiling timber

Sydney’s best home interior embraces floor-to-ceiling timber | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

The stunning 1970s Sydney apartment, which covers just 160sq m and was given oak-lined floors, walls and ceilings in a makeover by architects Chenchow Little, was recently announced overall winner of the Australian Interior Design Awards.


Natural materials left in the raw is the latest trend set to sweep through Australian homes if the award winner are anything to go by.

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The simple mirror is presenting endless ways to reflect style

The simple mirror is presenting endless ways to reflect style | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

MIRRORS have long been a staple item in the home and it’s not hard to see why.

 

As well as being a must-have in the bathroom, mirrors are used to open small spaces, boost a room’s natural light and enhance views

 

“Mirrors have always been popular and they will always be popular,” Jon Varlow, who owns Bundall-based business Mirror Gallery, says.

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The best-looking interior designs in Australia

The best-looking interior designs in Australia | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

The results of the 2016 Australian Interior Design Awards are out and among the mix are some of the country’s most innovative homes, offices and stores.

 

This year, the prestigious Australian Interior Design award went to Darling Point Apartment, a refurbished waterfront apartment spanning 160 square metres. The Sydney home, which features an expansive art collection as well as an elevator, was designed by Chenchow Little and also received the award for Residential Design.

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Gladstone builder in bid to build 2200 aluminium homes

Gladstone builder in bid to build 2200 aluminium homes | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

A RETIRED Clinton builder could soon become the brains behind the homes thousands of Fijians will live in, that are made almost completely out of aluminium.

 

John Baldock is hopeful he will be awarded the tender to re-build 2200 homes that were destroyed during Cyclone Winston.

 

His plan? To build them from Gladstone aluminium so some of the money comes back to the city that he and wife Lynn have spent 43 years.

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Concrete furniture is fast becoming a sought-after item on the Gold Coast

Concrete furniture is fast becoming a sought-after item on the Gold Coast | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

LONG gone are the days when concrete was only used for skyscrapers, house slabs and driveways.

 

The material associated with most man-made structures is fast becoming a sought-after item inside the home.

 

From concrete tables and fireplace surrounds to concrete benches and vanities, the possibilities are endless, according to Jason Lett of Burleigh Heads-based business Concrete Nation.

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The great outdoors just moved inside

The great outdoors just moved inside | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Creature comfort is the name of the game when it comes to decking out these “outdoor rooms” where televisions, state-of-the-art technology or high-end kitchens are becoming common place.

 

WA building experts said the extra entertaining space had become a must-have in modern home designs.

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How to decorate with white

How to decorate with white | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

White has been the go-to colour for interior designers looking for a fresh start for years.

 

The perfect solution for those hoping to create a blank canvas, it provides an easy backdrop for any colour combination with the option of updating accessories without breaking the bank.

 

Others love it for its ability to reflect light and make small spaces feel larger.

 

But while it might appear to be a great way to play it safe, there’s more to it than stocking up on bucketloads of white paint

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Surfing design duo creates cyclone-resistant shelters

Surfing design duo creates cyclone-resistant shelters | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

An Australian duo has created a series of cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelters for remote communities in Vanuatu.

 

The buildings are adapted from a prefabricated, recycled plastic house prototype, named Nev House, which are designed by Ken McBryde, a principal at Hassell. Thirteen school and community halls and a medical clinic were recently installed on the remote Tanna Island in an effort help rebuild the island after it was devastated by Cyclone Pam in March 2015. Located across four villages, the buildings together than provide shelter for more than 1,000 people in the event of a cyclone.

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A mesmerising colourful and strikingly chic form of interior design is mirroring our sleek lifestyles

A mesmerising colourful and strikingly chic form of interior design is mirroring our sleek lifestyles | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Fluid art is rolling onto walls changing the face of interior design. The mesmerising swirls of colour which unfold are the latest accessory in bringing rooms to life.

 

The art is created through pouring paint and dripping resin onto timber panels. The process results in a glass finish and a decor piece that won’t crack or fade.

 

Gold Coast artist Beata Molicka, who creates fluid pieces, says inspiration comes from aerial photography and satellite photos of planets.

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FJMT’s final piece of Central Park puzzle gets the green light in Sydney

FJMT’s final piece of Central Park puzzle gets the green light in Sydney | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Block 11, a curvaceous mid-rise building, stretching along the length of Wellington Street and based on the winning design of Francis-Jones Morehen-Thorp (fjmt) will be developed by Frasers Property Australia to complete the $2 billion Central Park precinct in Chippendale.

 

Frasers Property Australia has received approval from the NSW Department of Planning & Environment to develop block 11, the final residential stage of the Central Park precinct.

 

The 2009 concept plan approval for Central Park required a design competition for the building to ensure continuing design excellence at the precinct, which has, to date, seen the engagement of architects Foster + Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, PTW, Johnson Pilton Walker and Smart Design Studio.

 

Award-winning architecture practice, Francis-Jones Morehen-Thorp (fjmt) was selected in October 2013 by a Design Review Panel that included Lucy Turnbull, then a member of the Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority and Chris Johnson, Chief Executive of the Urban Taskforce.

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PHOTOS: Inside EY's new Sydney headquarters

PHOTOS: Inside EY's new Sydney headquarters | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

One of Australia’s most sustainable and environmentally-friendly buildings is nearing completion in Sydney.

 

200 George Street, near Circular Quay, is part of a new breed of “smart” buildings designed to be organic and responsive to its workforce.

 

The 37-floor tower spanning 39,200 square metres is developed by Mirvac, which owns 50% of the building. The developer is relocating its headquarters to 200 George Street in June, while global accountancy firm EY will call it home for the next decade.

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25 Eye-Popping Examples Of Maximalist Interior Design

25 Eye-Popping Examples Of Maximalist Interior Design | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Sometimes less is more, as these 25 striking examples of minimalist interior design prove. Other times, less is a bore. Maximalist interior design embraces bold colours, layered patterns, and artful clutter to create charmingly madcap spaces.

 

The only limit to your maximalism is your imagination. Start with a serious library of books (perhaps stacked on the floor), paired with stylishly overflowing gallery walls. It’s delicate and over the top simultaneously, an easy way to dip your toe into maximalist waters.

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25 Striking Examples Of Minimalist Interior Design

25 Striking Examples Of Minimalist Interior Design | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Clean lines. Low furniture. Simple colour palettes. These are the hallmarks of minimalist interior design, the look winning Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds across the internet.

 

Minimalism is the art of having more – more comfort, more convenience, more style – by living with less. On the surface it looks easy, but achieving stylish simplicity is a task easier said than done. Designing an attractive and functional minimal home requires skill, restraint, and impeccable taste.

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Building and decorating trends that date your home the most

Building and decorating trends that date your home the most | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Not every design trend is going to add style to your home. Think back to the days of carpeted walls, spa baths and water beds.

 

It is tempting to follow the latest trends but which ones are on the way out? We asked the experts for their advice.

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Hidden agenda: The small kitchen

Hidden agenda: The small kitchen | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

As much a living space as a food hub, this restrained room rewrites the rules on kitchens.

 

"In his own home, all his philosophy of building must surely blossom," wrote Robin Boyd, the pioneering Australian modernist, of architects who design for themselves. "What manner of architect he is will be laid bare for the world to see."

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Why the obsession with typography in interior design?

Why the obsession with typography in interior design? | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

There’s something going on with home decor lately; something so insidious you may not have noticed it. Indeed, you might have even been caught up in the fray. It’s about words. Phrases and slogans, to be precise. Fifty years ago, the closest anyone came to such a thing was an embroidery of a small house with the words “Bless This Mess” above it.

 

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Top interior design tips to create a cool cafe look at home

Top interior design tips to create a cool cafe look at home | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

This year’s Australian Interior Design Awards celebrate some of the best looks in restaurant, cafe and hotel styles.

 

Here, three of the shortlisted designers describe how elements of their looks can translate from the hospitality setting to the home.

  • Inject personality
  • Use Moveable screens
  • Keep it informal & warm
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Paint and create with Greenhouse Interiors' artists at the Brisbane workshop

Paint and create with Greenhouse Interiors' artists at the Brisbane workshop | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it


It’s good news for Brisbane locals as leading design and style collaborative Greenhouse Interiors gets ready to demonstrate the best of its artistic and styling skills in a one-day Making Art & Style Workshop on Sunday, June 19.

 

GI founder Julia Green is a household name in interior styling and is one of the most published stylists in the country. Green styles and writes for interior lifestyle magazines Inside Out, Real Living, Home Beautiful, House & Garden, Living Etc and Frankie, among others. She is also the “resident-interiors” expert for Rebecca Judd’s webTV mini-series, The Style School, and co-hosts Channel Ten’s home renovation show, The Home Team. Julia and her team offer residential styling and have worked on numerous commercial projects including catalogue shoots, retail displays, seminars, books and TV commercials. GI also wholesales a huge range of works from some of Australia’s leading artists.

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The eclectic look is said to be one of the most popular interior styles on the Gold Coast

The eclectic look is said to be one of the most popular interior styles on the Gold Coast | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Eclectic is one of the most commonly described interior styles.

 

But what exactly does it refer to?

 

The design is a combination of three or more styles or design found in historical periods such as French provincial, vintage chic and modern industrial teamed with unique bold accessories that add style and flare.

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The many advantages of passive building in sustainable architecture

The many advantages of passive building in sustainable architecture | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Passive House, a concept that originated in the late 1980s in Germany, is increasingly being adopted around the world as an energy-efficient building design solution to rising energy costs.

 

Passivhaus, meaning passive building in German, is a form of sustainable architecture based on the idea of using intelligent building design to reduce the amount of heating energy. This is achieved through several design solutions including installing heavy layers of insulation around all exterior surfaces; using double or triple glazed windows with thermally-broken or timber frames; constructing a highly-airtight building envelope; and integrating mechanical ventilation systems based on heat-exchange technology.

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BVN's resource-rich design for BHP Billiton in Brisbane

BVN's resource-rich design for BHP Billiton in Brisbane | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

When BVN Architecture decided to create a ravine of tuff rock running through DEXUS Property Group's new $544 million office tower at 480 Queen Street, Brisbane, they had no idea the main tenant would end up being miner BHP Billiton.

 

The red and white-gold tuff rock, pink jade, polished aluminium, Noir St Laurent marble and porcelain-coloured columns throughout the 33-storey tower aren't there just as a metaphor for Australia's resource-rich earth.

 

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Winners announced in 30th year of Dulux Colour Awards

Winners announced in 30th year of Dulux Colour Awards | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

A new benchmark for colour usage has been set by the 2016 Dulux Colour Awards winners, announced on Thursday 28 April at Melbourne’s Myer Mural Hall.

 

Boundaries were pushed across all categories, with colour used in daring yet cleverly considered ways to transform spaces. Judges were unanimously impressed by the sense of storytelling through colour and projects which showcased fresh combinations of hues to create unique and inspiring environments.

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Home design: Steel and glass alternatives open another door in renovations

Home design: Steel and glass alternatives open another door in renovations | Painters and Decorators | Scoop.it

Black steel and glass doors have become a standard feature in many renovations.

 

Clear panes, heavily outlined in steel, first started to become popular 10 years ago as designers hoped to strengthen the connection to the outdoors. But with the sharpened outlook came increased drafts and doors moving in stronger winds.

 

There are other ways of connecting to a backyard or terrace. "Sometimes, you need to look at other materials apart from steel and other ways of creating doors," says architect Emma Young, co-director of PHOOEY Architects.

 

PHOOEY Architects looked at other ways of designing doors leading to the kitchen and living areas of an early 20th century timber home in Thornbury, Melbourne. The architects also relocated the front door of the single-fronted house to the side.

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