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Replenish Renewel Refresh

Replenish Renewel Refresh

Bring the inside out and the outside in – it is time for spring – replenish, renewal and refresh. New fabric from JAB and Salvador, Katie Stratton’s wallpaper, and the velvet cushions from Mulberi Home are a few ways to connect our interiors to the outside with a visual flow.

 

 

Elegant Sensuality – Balance and Spirituality

Elegant Sensuality – Balance and Spirituality

The deep fuchsia under the lily pads, the violet lotus flowers, and the blush pinks were creating magic amongst the greens in The Winter Gardens at the Domain in Auckland last month.  While the velvet cushions evoke an elegant sensuality, the green and purple of the Zebra plant bring balance and spirituality to any space.  In perfect synchronicity the Philodendron has just flowered, and is looking divine.  Don’t be afraid of adding these colours to your settings, as they bring a sense of heavenly playfulness.


Embracing The Blues

Embracing The Blues

Blue is such an uplifting colour.  It goes with just about everything.  Inspiration is everywhere –  from the fabulous winter blue sky days; Timothy Oulton’s Noble Souls indigo dyed linen; this gorgeous Pierre Frey fabric; glossy textured subway tiles from The Tile People, to the layers of blue inks in my latest painting ‘When All You Can Hear Is What You Can See’.

After many layers of shellac inks and acrylics the depth is magic.  ‘When All You Hear Is What You See‘ is ready for sale. 1200x1200mm on Ply Box Board.

Autumn’s Colours

Autumn’s Colours

Colour and design inspired by the Autumn tones.

 


 

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Colour Inspiration From Kawakawa Leaves

Colour Inspiration From Kawakawa Leaves

We are surrounded by inspiration, so when developing paint colours, and creating colour schemes, I am always on the look out for new combinations of saturations and tones. The colours of these dried Kawakawa leaves are rich in indigo, soft green, walnut brown, and blushed taupe. It’s one of my favourite teas for a revitalising tonic too.  I loved the synchronicity at the launch today of new furniture and furnishings in similar colours.

BTW note no ‘chopped’ cushion in sight !!  Stop it with the chopping people.

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A Giraffe and a Pony Inspires Auburn Colour Scheme!

A Giraffe and a Pony Inspires Auburn Colour Scheme!

Auburn; henna; copper and hazel – Reddish brown colour combinations inspired by a giraffe at the Gibbs Sculpture Farm and a friend’s chestnut pony.

 

 

 

 

Colour Inspiration with Dulux Colours

Colour Inspiration with Dulux Colours

Try a combination of Dulux’s Cumberland St and Te Puke with the rich dark chocolate of Khandallah.

Colour Inspiration

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Thanks to Adam Gatley for the birds photo.

 

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