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Think in Colour
In the same way clothing can signal a person's identity, colour is a room's signature - it reveals a room's personality and sets the mood. Of course, that personality reflects the point of view of you, the homeowner. How do you want to express your distinct style? This season, inspire your next project with our trio of seasonal design trends: Sentimental for the traditionalist at heart, Vintage for the home decorator who likes to mix and match and Visionary for those who love a cool, contemporary look.
Sentimental: Grounded in tradition
You're a lover of décor classics and an overall elegant look. Finishes are important, as are pieces that evoke a sense of time and place. And, of course, you don't shy away from drama.
For the Sentimental decorator, deep greys and soft creams work well as neutrals and are brought to life by shots of sophisticated blues, teals and purples. This shade range is complemented by dark hardwood flooring, patchwork area rugs, classic light fixtures (think oversized chandeliers) and solid or patterned opaque drapery.
Vintage: Inspired by nature
Your inspiration comes from the natural world - you love earthy colours, rustic wood furniture and textured finishes. Mixing vintage and antique pieces with modern touches is the key to your design personality.
For the Vintage decorator, earthy browns, golds and taupes mix with blues and greys for a subdued (but not boring!) palette. The nature-inspired tones mix well with warm wood floors, natural fibre area rugs, bronze-finish hardware, industrial-inspired pendant lighting and linen drapes or natural blinds.
Visionary: Urban minded and distinctive
You're not afraid of taking risks - both in life and when it comes to your interiors. You like a combination of crisp white and cool grey with bold strokes of colour, as well as statement finishes and minimalist furnishings.
For the Visionary decorator, bright colours are thrilling, not frightening. Pure tones of pink, blue, green, red and purple make for a cool palette that complements glossy tile and cabinets, stainless faucets, sleek LED light fixtures and industrial details.