COLORBOND® Shale Grey® and Surfmist®

Pale grey + white = very nice! There is nothing jarring about the combination. It's classic, it's conservative, it's easy on the eye. Below are the Colorbond® colours that have been created for our Australian conditions.

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COLORBOND® Surfmist® and Monument®

Two all time favourites are black and white. Together they are classic, bold and striking. You cannot go wrong with b&w shoes, bags, jackets or houses. The two beautiful colours below have been created by Colorbond® and, I think,  are better than black and white!

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Apartment Living

Apartment living in your favourite city? Please yourself, create a sanctuary, home is your place, kick off your shoes, wrap yourself in a silk kimono and sip Proseco while you plan that 10 day shopping trip to NY.  Below is a lot of luxe! Yes some pieces have silly price tags and seem a little OTT but I say mix it up ... shop high end for a key piece, shop Ikea if you can bare it (I can't), scour Ebay, search on Gumtree, seek out interesting art work or delicious prints from Print Darling , go to your local garage sale. Start collecting clever pieces, think outside of the square to create this look. Teamed with almost black floorboards and you have made your mark on your abode and created somewhere beautiful to dwell. Still can't mange to pull it together? then chat to me. Below is a little inspiration created for Ms G 🖤 

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What do you love?

What’s your style? Lots of people say they don’t know …. that’s ok! Most peeps know what they don’t like so that’s a good starting point. From stating what you can’t stand you often are able to figure out what you do like even if it doesn’t get a specific style name! Who wants to live in a categorised box anyway!

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Powder Rooms + Wallpaper

You either love it or hate it but either way it's back and here to stay.  Wallpaper is a great way to add character and personality to a room.  Wallpapering a room can be both a huge and difficult task, from choosing the style, pattern and colour to hanging, it's not for the faint hearted. 

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Subway Tiles

Classic, traditional and completely on trend - the subway tile.  There are so many versions from bevelled to flat, hand-finished, smooth and shiny to matt and tumbled not to mention the variety of colours.

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Kinship ~ 2018 Colour Trends by Dulux

Colour + Words ~ well combined SELL. It's true!  Dulux has used words such as Kinship and Essential to name their collection of colours for 2018 released in 2017. It's such powerful stuff. How about the words "The Dulux Colour trends 2018 harness the power of colour to balance the complex challenges of everyday life" ~  Really? Ok let's have some ......

Dulux words ~ Kinship is a celebration of cultural heritage with fresh, contemporary overtures and colours that have been brought together to lift you up and cocoon you in. 

My words ~ Kinship would be really easy to combine and get it terribly wrong! It could be one folksy mess. A few years back Dwell had a Client with 18 colours in the one house! True story. We were called in to 'fix' the problem by making some white. This was a much tougher job than it sounds.  

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*All images via Dulux 

PANTONE® Colour of the Year 2018

Did you guess it? Hmm I did not. I'm still a bit in love with Pantone® Colour of the year for 2017 Greenery. Shades of this yes (adding black) .... no tints please (adding white). Back in my Uni days I had purple Converse and they of course were OK 

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Berry Garden Festival Schedule

This is a favourite for home makers, garden dwellers and the general sticky-beak. If you fancy a wander around some gardens in Berry + the surrounds this is the event for you ;) 8 beautiful gardens are open to the public for $5 per garden or $20 for all 8 with all money going to local charities + not-for-profit. 

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th October 10am to 4pm

14 Kentia Crescent, Berry

“The Schoolhouse” 23 Boundary Road, Broughton Vale

2 Brogers Creek Road, Woodhill

160 Beach Road, Berry

27 Prince Alfred Street, Berry

39 Clarence Street, Berry

1360 Bolong Road, Coolangatta

”Corymbia” 99 Edward Wollstonecraft Lane, Coolangatta

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For a comprehensive list of details Berry & District Garden Club   too easy ;)