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Step inside & be inspired Interested in this property? 95 Spaxton Street Methven

Mark and Rachel Allred 0274-909-991 Mark 0272-429-799 Rachel

This home is built to impress. Offering two/three bedrooms. The 2 storey home is low maintenance, warm and inviting. Sunny north facing deck with views towards Mount Hutt. Set on a 648m2 section with detached garaging it is certainly worth a look. Viewing by appointment only.

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$499,000 WEB ID AU33824 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU36678 NEG OVER $375,000 WEB ID AU36551 OFFERS OVER $380,000 WEB ID AU36343 WESTSIDE ASHBURTON WESTSIDE ASHBURTON 9A Allison Street 51B Walnut Avenue 19 Walshs Road 70a Thomson Street Located in Allenton close to school and Really good bones here! Two double Now here's your chance to purchase your If you have been seeking a near new 4 2 3 3 shops all within walking distance. 253 sqm bedrooms with loads of wardrobe space own fully renovated 3 bedroom home plus townhouse/house on an easy care section on a 728 sqm section. Fences, paths and and built in furniture. large conservatory. New carpet and with ample garaging and outbuildings, set driveways, lawns all completed. 4 permitted eco friendly fire, heat pumps if nicely for the sun with plenty of off street VIEW Saturday 19 Apr 10.45 - 11.15am 2 1 1 1 bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, you don't want to light the fire. Kitchen parking and easy access then the looking is DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold separate lounge, ensuite off master walkin completely modernised, mains water over. prior) Wednesday 7th May 2014 at wardrobe. pressure. 2 1 2 2 2.00pm View By Appointment VIEW Saturday 19 Apr 10.00 - 10.30am


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NEW LISTING OFFERS OVER $480,000 WEB ID AU36660 OFFERS OVER $499,000 WEB ID AU36593 OFFERS OVER $645,000 WEB ID AU33645 $189,000 WEB ID AU36543 ASHBURTON EASTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 66 Cameron Street 55 Chalmers Avenue 20 Westpark Close Fl 2, 361 Burnett Street Always sought after in this location. Quality home of over 300sqm. You will not 3+ Both busy professionals or retired people 3 5+ Extremely tidy one owner property in very 2 Substantial family home within easy will love this spacious three bedroom home replace this home in this location for this convenient location to town. Lock-up walking distance to towns main amenities with an easy care but well planted and laid sort of money. Super sized kitchen, dining garage and tool shed. Separate kitchen all the things you would expect to find in out smaller section. The gorgeous open and living area with separate lounge, both with extra storage cupboards, opening to 2 2 2 1 this quality home and more including plan family/dining room and chefs kitchen with excellent indoor outdoor flow. Five lounge, heat pump keeps this unit cosy. spacious living areas, a wonderful with granite work surfaces. bedrooms and an office. Two double bedrooms. conservatory. 2 2 3 1 View By Appointment View By Appointment View By Appointment View By Appointment




$260,000 EASTSIDE 43 Aitken Street Attractive modern bungalow.


WEB ID AU36489 TENDER WEB ID AU36471 NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU36382 OFFERS OVER $285,000 WEB ID AU36380 TINWALD EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 9 Shearer Street 262 Tancred Street 62 Cambridge Street A great development opportunity. Corner Fantastic opportunity to purchase an An attractive style and in a great location 3 3 3 3 section in two titles with a total land area architecturally designed home by Thomas with school and park close by. Three Currently a rental investment returning of 2073sqm. & Ward of Ashburton. bedrooms and two living areas capturing $280 per week. plenty of sun. Attached double garage View By Appointment 1 1 1 1 Spacious and sunny three bedroom home with internal access. TENDER closes Wednesday 30th April Single car garage. close to town with separate lounge heated View By Appointment 2014 at 4.00pm by heat pump. Internal access garage. 1 2 1 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment

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$385,000 WEB ID AU36253 $495,000 WEB ID AU36250 NEG OVER $368,000 WEB ID AU36233 OFFERS OVER $330,000 WEB ID AU36187 TINWALD EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 114A Thomson Street 7 Orchard Grove 75 Creek Road 7 Cross Street Near new three bedroom townhouse with This lovely home is ready for you. Located This has always been a attractive looking A great family home with 3 spacious 3 4 3 3 sunny spacious open plan living area in a popular culdesac in Braebrook, this home. 3 good sized double bedrooms, spa bedrooms. Two large living areas with opening to private back yard. Quality property has 4 bedrooms, master with bath in main bathroom, separate shower heatpump and logfire. Brand new roof. fittings throughout including upmarket ensuite and walk-in robe, large living area room, kitchen dining, good sized lounge Excellent westside location with domain 2 2 1 1 kitchen bathroom and ensuite. and substantial kitchen. plus extra room on the end. Modernised and schooling nearby. Private well fenced Attached double garage with internal Double internal access garaging. kitchen, double garage with attached back yard. access. wood shed. 2 2 2 1 View By Appointment View By Appointment View By Appointment

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OFFERS OVER $230,000 WEB ID AU36183 WESTSIDE 7 Woodham Drive This sunny 1012 m2 section in a quiet west side cul-de-sac is all ready to build on with all services at gate. A pump and its own well already on site and some existing garden with a watering system in place from when this was part of a larger garden, more than 3/4 of the fencing is complete. Enquire now to view. View By Appointment


OFFERS OVER $265,000 WEB ID AU36107 $277,000 WEB ID AU35977 OFFERS OVER $260,000 WEB ID AU35899 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 50 Harrison Street Fl 2, 350 Burnett Street 6 Adams Street An established townhouse located in a A really nice townhouse close to town in Beautifully presented bungalow with two 2 2 2+ convenient westside location with great excellent condition. The two bedrooms are living rooms, two bedrooms plus sunroom street appeal. generous with good wardrobe space. alternatively could be used as four A sunny and spacious 2 bedroom home Separate kitchen, with morning sun, bedrooms. Recently insulated and heating 1 1 1 with benefits of internal garage access. opening to living area. Patio enjoys privacy provided by log burner and heat pump. A Easy care, private gardens make this and sun. Single garage has auto door timber deck extends from living room. property appealing. opener. 1 1 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment




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OFFERS OVER $265,000 WEB ID AU35889 $172,000 WEB ID AU35883 OFFERS OVER $270,000 WEB ID AU35869 NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU35790 TINWALD TINWALD EASTSIDE WESTSIDE 140 Grove Street 25a Manchester Street 59 Davis Crescent 115 Harrison Street Three double bedroom home with updated Back unit of two. Set nicely for the sun, Great three bedroom brick home, brand Have a bit vision on this one. Located in a 3 2 3 2 kitchen and sunny lounge opening to deck this home offers affordable housing on an new kitchen, brand new bathroom, new great area. Do it up, or rent it out or build area. Three car garaging plus carport and easily manageable section. Nice outdoor carpet and paint throughout. Brand new your own family home on this good plenty of off street parking. Nice and areas with accessible carport. As a home or double garage, brand new eco logburner. Allenton section. 2 bedrooms plus 1 1 1 1 secure 490 m2 section close to Tinwald investment. All permitted, brand new deck, its just all sunroom, partially modernised kitchen, school. new! separate bathroom all on a good View By Appointment Phone to view. cornersite. 3 1 2 1 View By Appointment View By Appointment

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$519,000 WEB ID AU35702 $149,500 WEB ID AU35671 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 4a Ben Elder Place 10 Braebrook Drive When it comes to a high quality build and Build your dream home now on this 700sqm section. 3 finishing, this home has it all. Three double Situated amongst quality homes of contemporary bedrooms with built-in furniture in construction, enjoy the views over the reserve area wardrobes (ensuite and walk in robe in and water ways. Fantastic playground nearby also. 2 master bedroom), two living areas, open View By Appointment plan kitchen full of features. View By Appointment




OFFERS OVER $410,000 WEB ID AU35565 OFFERS OVER $385,000 WEB ID AU35428 TINWALD EASTSIDE 31 Nursery Drive 85A Oxford Street Located in desirable Nursery Drive is this We have available this well designed 3 3 appealing three double bedroom home house/townhouse that has been upspect with large kitchen, dining, living upstairs with most all the bells and whistles overlooking the park. Extra large internal including quality carpets and curtains, LED 2 2 access garage with the ability to fit three down lights (for energy efficiency) gas cars, great storage. water heating, and cook top, auto garage door. 2 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment

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NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU34756 OFFERS OVER $198,000 WEB ID AU34943 WESTSIDE ASHBURTON 14 Bathurst Street 20 Torbay Avenue A two storey family home with views of Build your dream home on this large 1007sqm north 3 the mountains. Three good size double west facing canal section. Situated amongst quality bedrooms, dining, living and an updated homes in Torbay Avenue overlooking reserve with the kitchen with walk in pantry. Single garage lake on your door step, this section will be in high 1 with internal access. Sit on the balcony, demand. relax and enjoy the views. View By Appointment

OFFERS OVER $650,000 WEB ID AU34905 OFFERS OVER $225,000 WEB ID AU27706 WESTSIDE ASHBURTON 24B Charlesworth Drive 40 Ludlow Drive New home currently under construction in Lake frontage, wonderful outlook. Build your dream 4 the Lochlea subdivision. home on this 1099sqm well positioned section. Four bedrooms, master has tiled shower, Opportunities with lake frontage in established areas great kitchen with butlers pantry, and like this are very few and far between. 2 living areas that open onto patios, perfect View By Appointment for entertaining. Double internal garage.

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$348,000 WEB ID AU35424 $310,000 WEB ID AU34260 $845,000 + GST WEB ID AR35993 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE METHVEN 379 Burnett Street 44 Lane Street Pudding Hill This truly is a real family home- 3 large Attractive home in the always popular Lane A great opportunity exists for someone looking for a 3 3 bedrooms, very good wardrobe space, Street. Three bedrooms, spacious living forestry prospect with duck and deer shooting thrown (master has walk-in), with office at the areas opening onto sunny deck ideal for in or someone looking to clear the flats and/or return entrance. The 2 adjoining living rooms summer BBQ's, smaller easy care section them to grazing. Keeping the Douglas Fir for 1 1 heated with approved log burner plus heat with private back yard. A handy location retirement funds. transfer unit. Ranchsliders open to patio. with Argyle Park, the Allenton shops. View By Appointment View By Appointment


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NEG OVER $380,000 WEB ID AL36457 WEST MELTON Finlays Road 4.0443 ha bareland property located on quiet Finlays Road in the heart of West Melton, a short commute to Rolleston or Christchurch City. Property has a real country feel with established trees along some boundaries, is fully fenced and title is available immediately. Sealed access provided plus power and telephone available at the boundary. View By Appointment


$960,000 + GST "THE TOP OF HADLOW" 305HA WEB ID AL36356 ASHBURTON Winchmore Dromore Road An attractive 19.7 HA in two titles located in the heart of Winchmore. Fertile Lismore soils fully boderdyke irrigated. Well subdivided and sheltered. Good improvements, 4 bay shed with on enclosed for two loose boxes, cattle yards. Property has its own well. An opportunity for an attractive rural lifestyle plus income within minutes of town View By Appointment


AUCTION WEB ID TMR36625 TIMARU 658 Hadlow Road An attractive 305 hectare farm of flat to gentle rolling contour within 9 kilometres of Timaru. This property has Claremont silt loam soils highly suited for arable cropping, stock grazing and finishing. Well fenced with an extensive lane system. Downlands reticulated stock water supply. The shelter on much of the property is a feature. Property is noteworthy, with its spacious 5 bedroom two storey homestead, 3 bedroom cottage. View By Appointment AUCTION 1.00pm, Mon 26th May, 2014 On Site 658 Hadlow Rd, Timaru

NEG OVER $1,750,000 WEB ID AR36241 ASHBURTON 779 Winchmore-Dromore Road Well located rural lifestyle with a stylish home of contemporary elegance. Looking for something a little bit special? Classic lines, functional spaces and quality furnishings throughout. The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen/informal dining/everyday living that connects to a sheltered outdoor courtyard. Large formal dining and lounge area. Large master bedroom and sleek ensuite. 3 further spacious bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms. A home full of light and space. Sited in private mature peaceful surrounds. The land is borderdyke irrigated. Neg. over $1,750,000 + GST View By Appointment

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WEB ID AR36309 METHVEN 409 Line Road Situated 4km from the thriving town of Methven, this property will appeal to the discerning buyer. A superb 4 year old home with 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas. A dairy support block in recent times, currently mostly in kale. Access to BCI water. A stabling complex is an added bonus. This is a rare opportunity in a highly sought after district. A must view. View By Appointment DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 4.00pm



WEB ID AR36664 RAKAIA Bankside In Central Canterbury, this iconic property consists of 3 dairy farms of 917.6 hectares plus adjacent 107 hectare support unit and leased and managed support unit providing long term control of most facets of the business. Currently in an irrigation redevelopment phase, work has begun on extending centre pivot irrigation and further intensifying the properties with an additional rotary milking shed. View By Appointment DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Friday 23rd May 2014 at 3.00pm



WEB ID AL36508 ASHBURTON 82 Gartartan Road Modern four bedroom home nestled in a peaceful private established expansive garden setting. Sheltered and positioned for the sun. Large open plan living and kitchen areas opening to the gardens. Ensuite and spa bath. Excellent modern two bedroom flat fully self contained. A special for granny or guests. Eight bays of sheds, cattle yards, eight paddocks and spray irrigation. A well developed, very tidy productive rural lifestyle near Ashburton's town boundary. A great family home. View By Appointment DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Friday 9th May 2014 at 4.00pm



WEB ID AL36563 MOUNT SOMERS 54 Pattons Road Seldom does a tidy affordable unit such as this become available. This 2 bedroom home has heaps of appeal with its modernised kitchen and bathroom. Great views of Mt Somers. Completely fenced section and large double garage. Currently rented at $180 p.w. Great living or investment. View By Appointment

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$199,000 WEB ID AL34677 HINDS 49 David Street 1.8HA leasehold property with 4 bedroom 4 villa homestead set in sheltered and mature grounds. Kitchen/Dining, separate lounge, HRV System. Rent $7000 per 1 annum. Paddocks for the pony, space for the children. Peaceful for the parents. Ring now! 2 View By Appointment




139 Harland Street

Price by Negotiation

This extremely tidy bungalow is well insulated with a fabulous Tinwald location. Three bedrooms, open plan living with new log burner. Easy-care section with great fencing. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $235,000 View phone for viewing times

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377



70 Alford Forest Road

Deadline Sale The Vendor invites offers in

This property will suit the growing family. It comprises one bedroom and a large games room on the first floor and three bedrooms, a living, kitchen/dining plus bathroom and garage on ground floor. The interior has just been painted and exterior timber areas painted about a year ago. You could further enhance or leave it as is, the choice is yours. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

the vicinity of $338,000 on or before 2pm, Tues 29 Apr 2014 View phone for viewing times

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377



298 Moore Street

Deadline Sale

Welcome home to this perfectly positioned three bedroom home. Situated for the sun it boasts large open plan living, galley kitchen, attached garaging and extra 3mx4.5m garage/workshop. Walking distances to the CBD it is a must see. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The Vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $395,000 on or before 2pm, Tues 6 May 2014 View phone for viewing times

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon


M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377



70A Tarbottons Road

Deadline Sale The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of

Architecturally designed with your lifestyle in mind this stunning new 289m² home will appeal to those seeking luxurious open layout, where ease of living on one level is apparent. This fantastic property features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate media/lounge room, study or fifth bedroom and attached double garage.

View Sat 2-2.30pm

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377




$840,000 on or before 2pm, Wed 23 Apr 2014

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY 13A Wellington Street Looking to add to your rental portfolio. With a good tenant in place this two storied townhouse is extremely tidy. Two bedrooms, open plan kitchen/ dining/living with gas fire and internal access garaging. A stones throw from town. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Hampstead Deadline Sale The Vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $239,000 on or before 3pm, Tues 6 May 2014 View phone for viewing times

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

Mick Hydes



123 Singletree Road, Newland

Deadline Sale

An opportunity exists for the new owner of this bareland property located within minutes of town. Certified organic with the present owners growing small seeds and cereals for trials and production. Irrigated by a Reinke Lateral which efficiently irrigates the farmed area. Fenced into eight manageable paddocks this property would make an ideal stand alone unit or could be added onto another operation.

Mike Preston


All offers on or before 12pm, Wed 7 May 2014 View by appointment M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 7377

Jon McAuliffe M 027 432 7769 B 03 307 7377

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Industry News

No Price marketing We will then leave it up to you to decide which is best for you. Your house has a price - even if you don’t display one. Sound confusing? Keep reading and hopefully it will make sense.

Mark Allred If you have interviewed agents recently in regard to selling your home you will have no doubt experienced agents avoiding telling you what they think your home is worth, and then advocating the supposed beneďŹ ts of ‘no price’ marketing. You would have heard lines like: “Don’t put a limit on the price - you might be very surprised at how much the market is prepared to pay.â€? Whichever lines they use, proponents of ‘no price’ marketing claim you will attract more buyers, sell faster and achieve a better price. Sounds great doesn’t it? The concern is that our industry only tends to tell clients the ‘so called’ beneďŹ ts of this method. Yet how can you to make an informed decision without considering all the facts? So in the interests of consumers - here is the other side of the story.

Buyers aren’t silly - they know you (as the seller) have a price in mind. If you hide it from them they will use the following 3 ways to try and ďŹ gure out what you want.

1. SIMPLY ASK THE AGENT Now here is the interesting thing - the agent has often convinced the seller to market without a price. Yet when asked, they will often tell the buyer how much the seller is wanting. As soon as the agent mentions a ďŹ gure - there has just been an asking price set. Why not save the buyer some hassle and just tell them from the outset? However, lets assume that the agent gives the buyer no indication about the price whatsoever. The frustrated buyer, still trying to ďŹ gure out how much you want, will have to resort to asking the agent.


ďŹ gure out that RV’s are not a reliable way of judging market value. Some are too high, some are too low, some are about right. The point is - do you want the buyer basing their judgement of your price on the RV? If your RV is too low, the buyers will be basing their offer on a low ďŹ gure. If the RV is too high, the buyers may think you are unrealistic and go off to ďŹ nd something else.

3. THE INTERNET All a buyer has to do is start with a low price search and work their way up until your property pops up. Bingo, the buyer now knows the bottom of what you are expecting (or thinks they do)

You would think that international brands like Nike, Apple, or Toyota for instance would have some pretty top end marketing expertise on their side. So if ‘no price’ marketing was so great, why don’t they launch their products into the market without a price? Because they know that you will actually attract less buyers if you don’t display a price. Buyers simply hate it when there is no price stated. The ďŹ nal decision on how a property is marketed is the vendors and this will be inuenced by the agent chosen to sell the home.

What do the marketing experts say? Basic marketing 101 tells you that there are 4 basic ‘P’s of marketing Product, Price, Place and Promotion. It doesn’t say Product, Place, Promotion - hide the Price.


Can you think of any other major industries who use ‘No Price� marketing to promote their products?

If you know anything about our real estate market you will pretty quickly

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5 reasons to use OJ when listing your property ASKING PRICE $407,000

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set on 1acre in the Rural Mt Somers township. 3 bedroom home with good heating. Currently 2 EHGURRPVDQGDQRIĂ€FH/DUJHZRUNVKRSP currently used as a cattery. Buy as a home with workshop and sheds OR home and continue the cattery business. (conditions and price appy) (+gst if any). HRV Heat Recovery system. Lovely country garden with mature fruit trees and room for veggie patch and Paddock for the hobby farm. (sheep,calves,pony or horse)

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Extra dimension

It is such a pleasure working with clients who love wallpaper and the look and feel it brings to a room. Not only can it introduce pattern but also texture, depending on the wallpaper. I am very much a tactile person, I love textured walls, I'm one of those mums whose kids used to give me the pep talk about not touching things before we went anywhere - as I touched everything as well as feeling the textures on walls and fabrics or furniture.

pretty sturdy. Don't just choose the paper by colour - you can do that by painting the walls. That pretty pink and lavender wallpaper with the delicate finish might look great in your little girl's bedroom, but if she's prone to drawing on the walls or if the room is dual purpose and takes a pounding you'll need something scrubbable and more user friendly.

dark green wallpaper in the passage in our Boydfield St home. It was definitely a heart decision as I bought it for the colour and pattern and it was vinyl. It looked great, a traditional colour and paper for a character home. I thought that since it was vinyl it would cope with the knocks but alas no. In no time at all, Hamish - who was about 3 at the time - had marked the wallpaper the length of the pas-

Think about what the room is going to be used for. How much abuse are the walls going to get? If it's a kid's bedroom, you'll need something

If it's a feature wall in the bedroom or walls in a formal lounge, a more delicate paper might be in order. Perhaps the formal dining room is where you can put that deep red wallpaper with the hint of gold through it. Very dramatic with red wrapped around the dining room as at night, when the room is lit for dining, the walls often just disappear. Bathrooms that are constantly used by the family need to have good solid papers, especially if the bathroom has a constant problem with steam. If the wallpaper is too light it may absorb moisture and take a while to dry, causing problems with mould. But don't be put off by the thought of the steam, it is just a matter of choosing the right paper for the right situation and have fun with it.

There is nothing more inviting than feeling gorgeous textures as you run your hand over something. With such a variety of wallpapers in colour and texture, how do you define the choice? You certainly have less choice than paint and it may be more expensive, but the atmosphere is definitely different with a papered room. It can appear warmer and more alive, depending on the type of wallpaper you use. And you will end up with a more individual look in a room rather than something everyone else has.

that much punishment, but if the colour had been lighter in colour you wouldn't have noticed it as much.

That's not saying that delicate colours are for delicate surfaces. Read the wallpaper labels to make sure you're buying something that will suit the situation. Washable, scrubbable or delicate means just that. We made the mistake years ago when our children were little and put



sage. He had a little push motor bike he used to scoot up and down the passage on. Unfortunately he sometimes got a little too close to the wall and the handlebars would scrape the surface off the paper leaving white lines. Perhaps no paper would have handled

Wallpaper is fun, maybe a little adventurous for some or challenging but it is well worth the effort. Terry Lobb is an interior/kitchen designer and personal colour and style consultant. If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation or have a query about product discussed you can contact me on 027 602 3298 or

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Interior design

Using extreme opposites

Pairing opposites may or may not be the recipe for a good marriage, but it's definitely an exciting approach when it comes to interior design. Here are four secrets for working the magic of high-contrast decorating into home design. 1. PAIR LIGHT AND DARK COLOURS One of the most effective ways to play with opposites in decor is to pair dark and light colours. Some of my favorite dynamic duos? Black and white. Navy and cream. I love to pull these and other high-contrast colours together when designing because of their wow factor. My dining room features navy walls. If the entire room happened to be this deep, dark colour, it would be a little too brooding for my taste. So I painted the trim and the paneling, which covers the lower portion of the walls, in cream. The cream keeps the space from taking itself too seriously by brightening the overall appearance of the room. Black and white, a perennial favorite of mine, is gaining strength with interior designers again. We're seeing it popping back up at market

and in the work of new designers. It's never gone out of vogue in my heart because it's such a timeless classic. You can also use high-contrast colour combinations in furnishings. Just place a light-colored piece of furniture next to one that is dark. Bingo! Accent your light or dark sofa with a mix of contrasting pillows. If you have dark hardwood oors, zip them up with light area rugs.

2. MIX REFINED AND ROUGH OBJECTS Another of my favorite techniques for high-contrast decorating is to create tableaux that include both reďŹ ned and rough elements. We wanted to make an elegant silver tea service even more arresting, so we brought in some visual contrast by including a gritty garden statue in the display. The pairing of these two unlikely partners makes them each all the more beautiful. Look around your home and see what type of reďŹ ned and rough pieces you have, and then mix them together in a display. Maybe it's a china soup tureen or English footbath ďŹ lled with earthy moss balls. Or a primitive wooden dough bowl cradling crystal candlesticks. A natural place to blend reďŹ ned and rough is in outdoor rooms. A

weatherworn cement table stands in my courtyard year-round. It seems ironic to cover this rugged piece of furniture with a gorgeous custom tablecloth, doesn't it? A delicate urn on the table doesn't belong out in the yard - or does it? It does at my house. When I entertain outdoors, you'll ďŹ nd my best pieces on the al fresco dining table, from heirloom china to crystal water goblets.

A delicate urn on the table doesn't belong out in the yard - or does it? It does at my house.

3. WED THE MANUFACTURED WITH THE ORGANIC My style is ever evolving, and I'm increasingly in love with the clean and simple contemporary accents that are so hot today, like colorful pottery. But an unshakable bedrock of my style is using organic elements in everyday decor. To create a high-impact, high-contrast look, I use them both, together, in my decor. I often display items that are made out of natural materials with those that are not. For example, I may place a lovely drinks

service on a wicker tray. Or ďŹ ll a china bowl with stones or nuts. What natural treasures delight you? Collect things you fancy as you walk in the woods or along the beach, then add them to your existing decor.

4. PUT INEXPENSIVE AND = EXPENSIVE TOGETHER Sometimes there is no replacement for using well-made, high-quality pieces in your decor. I feel that way about upholstered furniture. You deďŹ nitely get what you pay for. But when I can, I love to cheat, opting for pieces that look super-expensive but are a bargain. If you wander through my home, you'll see pieces of great value mixed together with those that are inexpensive. Often, they are hardly distinguishable from one another. I embraced this marriage of inexpensive and expensive in my 20s, when I was too broke to purchase more than a few nice things for my apartment. I would save my pennies and buy one or two investment pieces, then ďŹ ll in with low-cost pretenders. Another example is the place setting, where I grounded the display of china on inexpensive placemats.


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