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Diane Bergeron The Australian design icon’s latest project

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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS As the end of 2012 approaches… We look back at another wonderful and eventful year full of inspiring interiors and delightful décor. To finish the year on a decorating high we have all of your holiday party needs covered with the ever-inspiring Diane Bergeron showcasing her latest project including a jaw dropping dining room that will leave you tickled pink. We then interpret Diane’s look in our Holiday Hostess feature to show you how to create an impressive party setting this holiday season. We know how much you love your interiors and all of the products this issue are able to be sourced through Ivy & Piper. Remember to click on your favourite products to purchase them directly from our website. As we look forward to 2013… The wait is nearly over! We will be launching an entirely new Ivy & Piper magazine concept in February. The debut is drawing nearer and we are so excited to share it with you. Check your inboxes for news of the official launch date. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday period and thank you for your continued support in 2012. Happy Holidays!

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Can vibrant be sophisticated? Diane Bergeron showcases her super sophisticated inner city client project where colour curation is at the forefront of her design process. 27

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WORDS: MELANIE PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY: PETER THROSBY

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virgin design collaboration between a colour-shy client and one of Melbourne’s premier interior designers resulted in a chic and uber sophisticated home for a family of three. Looking to update their home and add some warmth and character, the designer began work on creating this effortlessly relaxed family home. Known for her unique interpretation of colour and brave use of pattern Bergeron states “it took some time for the clients to become comfortable with using both in their own home”. The project has run over two years and continues to evolve in a long term partnership between designer and client. Identifiably classic “DB”, the home is relaxed and inviting: features Diane is careful to achieve in all of her designs. Working with several existing pieces of art and furniture, Diane set about incorporating these into an overall look. Wanting a sophisticated aesthetic but incorporating vibrant colour, the designer began with a palette of deep charcoal set against coral and blues that seamlessly weave throughout the home. The family room features classic architecture paired back with wooden floors, white bookcasing and a traditional fireplace central to the room’s design. Careful curation of old and new items, books and personal objects displayed in balanced groupings put the room at ease being both a feature and a backdrop. Each individual item is part of the greater whole but adding subtle statements through their shape, colour and meaning to the clients. Chevron patterns in pops of coral pink set > 29

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against an almost black self patterned sofa anchor the room with the help of the tonal geometric rug. Bergeron expertly introduces the mirrored coffee table and mercury glass lamps adding yet another layer of texture that contrasts with the natural floor boards and keeps the look refined. The remainder of the home is similarly based on a neutral backdrop with colour and pattern part of the room rather than actually in it. Modern photographic pieces paired with taupe stripes dress less formal areas of the home giving them presence. Again in the dining room a calm and restful modern artwork simply framed hangs over the dining table. A patterned tablecloth and vibrant scatter cushions are the only accents in an otherwise pure and simple interior. Mismatched seating maintains the simplicity without being plain and enables ultimate flexibility in a cleverly customisable room. Bedrooms are areas that Bergeron lets personality fly. Energising pops of patterned coral embellish the master bed in a stunning statement. Bright emeralds, blues and elegant chinoiserie set off the clam design fabric perfectly. The boy’s bedroom is a star player in the home with a modern take on red white and blue. Tiny houndstooth on the spread is overshadowed by the oversized prints and vintage number in a modern cluster wall. Simple lighting and vibrant stripes again layered over a neutral backdrop give a timeless solution to a child’s bedroom. Classicism is key in this Melbourne home where accent colour prevails in an understated and sophisticated design. Bergeron continues to interpret a client’s aesthetic uniquely whilst maintaining her own refreshing and distinctive signature. 30

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YOU CAN RELAX THIS SEASON… WE HAVE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY COVERED.

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set the scene ,00000000000< Consider how you want the occasion to feel. Whether day or evening, casual or formal, a beautiful tablecloth will form the backdrop of your table setting. If it’s heavily patterned you might consider keeping the tableware simple to avoid overwhelming the setting. In this look, we’ve layered our neutral white tablecloth with custom Ivy & Piper Don’t Fret fabric runners in candy pink and orange. This creates a playful party vibe that brims with festivity.

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Adding a personalised place card with your guestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name is a lovely way to make the event cheery and whimsical. Try thinking outside the square such as using small picture frames or in our roomscape we chose gold mirrored tags. Gift favours such as candles also add a sweet touch thanking your guests for their company.

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The vintage cocktail glasses are simple and in keeping with the elegant feel without being showy

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Your tableware and cutlery will provide a good starting point for the style of your table. In this look, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used gold bamboo flatware, vintage Limoges plates and gold ruffle bowls which provide a luxe and sophisticated tone.

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Create a beautiful storage solution with our antique drinks cabinet. Lined with our About Town wallpaper and filled with our bespoke collection of table wares. 40

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editors favourite vintage scarf framed as wall art

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