Saturday, December 29, 2012

Inspiration and colours

So, whilst I'm waiting for my working drawings I'm finding lots of inspiration online (thank you Google image search). One major source of inspiration for me is the HomeOne Forum at I like following the builds of other people and getting some excellent ideas in the process.

Another source of inspiration for me are display homes - much to the annoyance of my husband!

I have attached some images of what inspires me and some images of colour sample combinations.

Below is the colour sample I'm thinking of for our kitchen. I'll probably change my mind in the next few weeks!

Laminex Crystal Gloss Palladium for bottom cabinets
Laminex Silk Gloss Sarsen Grey for overhead cupboards (or may do Palladium Crystal Gloss)
An ivory glass splashback
Osprey stone bench tops in 20mm
Wall colour Wattyl Flokati
Skirting, architraves etc in gloss white
Amber glass pendant lights for over the island bench (hopefully hubby likes these)
Tasmanian Oak solid timber floors

Below is the colours I'm hoping to have in our ensuite and maybe the powder room. Still unsure of the pebble vanity splashback. I may change this to round penny tiles instead.

Alto Ash 600x600 polished porcelain floor tiles
Laminex Licorice Linea Silk Gloss cabinets
Osprey stone benches in 20mm
Mini ivory pebble mesh tiles for vanity splashback
Wall tile will be the closest match to Flokati I can find in a 300x600mm size

I love the look of sheer curtains in the bedroom. I have attached a picture that I'm using as inspiration for our master bedroom window. I would ideally like these to be ceiling to floor. A double track system with sheer curtain on the front and a block out fabric behind, all on a cord pull system. Due to the location and size of our window I will have this opening in one direction so if they're completely open they will sit against the wall and leave the window completely exposed. The ceiling to floor and wall to wall length of the curtains will give the illusion of the window being a little bigger than it actually is.

I will leave you with one more inspiration picture for today. I have 3 large niches in the entry hall to the house. For the two niches on either side of the hallway I would like to have built in shelves similar to the picture below, not too sure about the down lights though. I will get this done after handover.

That's all for today. Thanks for visiting

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