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RENOVATION PROJECTS | DESIGN | PRODUCTS

INNOVATIVE DESIGN DARE TO BE DIFFERENT ISSUE 58 | DECEMBER EDITION 2016 DIGITAL EDITIONS & MORE >> MYWEEKLYPREVIEW.COM.AU

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n another life I would love to be an interior designer. Creating innovative, smart and beautiful spaces can be a lot of fun. It can also be hard work, and something that takes a lot of skill. I think the lovely Shaynna Blaze sums it up when she says, for her, interior design is about creativity, freedom and beauty. To Shaynna, being an interior designer is also about changing people’s lives. This month, we profile the TV personality and find out what it takes to create the perfect space. Turn to page six to see what advice she shares with home renovators. Also in this edition, we delve into the world of innovative building products to get you thinking about unique design. You might be surprised to lean about what products are available. It just takes a little research. In this jam-packed issue we also take a look at the growing trend of using mixed materials such as concrete, timber and colour to create a contemporary kitchen, and also get you thinking about the beauty of using green in home styling. Enjoy, and until next time, happy renovating.

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Kitchen ................................10 Mixed materials

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Finishing touches .............. 26 Tips, products, looks

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COVER STORY //

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT When you get caught up in the hype of current building and design trends it can sometimes mean you sacrifice your own personal style. Stand out from the rest by incorporating unique elements into your renovation project. My Renovation explores some innovative building materials…

SCYON MATRIX If you are looking for a way to give the exterior of your home a modern finish, consider using Scyon Matrix cladding. The product has a contemporary geometric, expressed-joint look, which can be painted to achieve any style. The experts from international building product manufacturer James Hardie have provided us with useful information about the Matrix material: WHERE CAN YOU USE IT? The product can be used in residential and medium-density applications wherever a modern or industrial design is required, including external walls in composite construction, upper-storey, ground-level extensions and internal feature walls. HOW IS IT INSTALLED? It’s relatively easy. The cladding sheets are installed with Scyon cavity trim battens. The expressed joint is created easily using a 10 millimetre packer. Sheets are sanded

smooth and pre-primed for paint application and a high-quality finish. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? A variety of looks can be created thanks to the availability of square and rectangular panels. You have the option of creating horizontal and vertical stripes right through to geometric patterns. Sanded sheets give a flat, smooth finish and digital printing can add even more design options. The cladding’s resistance to cracking, warping and swelling means it can be painted in both dark and light colours. WHAT IS IT MADE FROM? Matrix cladding is made from Scyon, a lightweight cement composite with heavy-duty performance. IS IT EASY TO WORK WITH? Yes. It can be gun nailed and is easy to cut, just like timber. For more information visit jameshardie.com.au

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ARChitectural Inraw This James Hardie product is a finished panel with a high level of application durability. It is characterised by a natural raw concrete aesthetic. The panel offers a double shield of durability in a range of commercial interior dry wall and ceiling applications. Talk to your builder about sourcing the product, or one with a similar look, for your residential property.

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DID YOU KNOW? Talk to your local paint supplier about the availability of tinting exterior paint colours using heat reflective technology. The process increases solar reflectance. This means colour is less likely to fade and will have a longer life span. What’s more, the paint assists in reflecting heat from your home, which means you may save some dollars in the cooling department.

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PROFILE //

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What are you working on right now? I’m halfway through filming series 10 of Selling Houses Australia, the last two episodes of Deadline Design, and I have three great private client projects in commercial and residential. Then (I’m) working on a rest. What life lessons have you taken away from your successful career?

Persistence is everything; if it isn’t working try another angle. My career has zigzagged and many times I thought it was too hard but by being persistent, and having the right people around you, you will eventually get there. What do you love about the interior design world? Creativity, freedom, beauty. I love the fact it is not just about pretty things but solving problems, changing people’s lives and exploring all types of styles and budgets. Where do you draw your inspiration from? It is a little cliché, but everywhere. You can’t single it down to suppliers, nature or people as each project is so different and has its own specific needs. I have to

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TIPS //

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Keep it quiet Have you considered installing soft-close cabinets and drawers? They can be used everywhere from the kitchen through to the bathroom and laundry. As an added bonus, they are relatively easy to install.

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*1. Conditions of 36 Months Instalment Interest Free until December 2019: Available to approved GO MasterCard customers on transactions made before 31/12/16 where the amount financed is $490 or more. Offer available on purchases from Harvey Norman franchisees. Offer available on advertised or ticketed price. Total amount is payable by 36 approximate equal monthly instalments (exact amounts specified in your statement). If there is an outstanding balance after the interest free period ends in December 2019, interest will be charged at 29.49%. This notice is given under the GO MasterCard Conditions of Use, which specify all other conditions for this offer. A $25.00 Establishment Fee applies to new approved applicants. Account Service fee of $4.95 per month applies. Also available to existing Creditline, Gem Visa and Buyer’s Edge customers. Refer to product websites for conditions, fees and charges. Credit is provided by Latitude Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588). Australian Credit Licence 392145.

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STYLE // Bedroom love This styling is a perfect example of how deep shades of green can be incorporated into modern design.

COLOUR THERAPY IMAGE SOURCE: PINTEREST/HOME DECOR EXPERT

Did you know that the psychology behind green promotes peace, balance and harmony. It can also make you feel connected to the environment.

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GREEN WITH ENVY Could this living room be any more beautiful? We think not. The use of the colour green in interior design is something to be celebrated. From pea to lime and all the way through to gorgeous emerald, there are many tones to utilise. From vintage-inspired styling to a more modern approach, this colour will bring a touch of sophistication to your home.

Retro lovin’ Nothing says retro like a green velvet sofa. sofa The Keira three-seat chair is from Dare Gallery. With clean lines and slim arms it is practical for smaller spaces. Visit daregallery.com.au

WE LOVE The Side by Side painting from Urban Road. The pink and dark blue tones complement the deep green hues.

Go green Here is proof that the use of green in home styling should be more popular.

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FLAT PACKS MADE EASY WE DESIGN AND CUSTOMISE YOUR FLAT PACK KITCHEN Our point of difference from large hardware stores is that we perfectly design and manufacture your kitchen to your needs. You no longer have to compromise with a one size fits all  Kitchen makeovers  Replacement doors  Replacement benchtops  Flat pack  Kitchens  Vanities product. Let Cut N Edge prove that we  Laundries  Wardrobes  Assembled units  TV entertainment units  Complete installation service can make your kitchen, save you money and give you a kitchen you will be proud to show off for years to come. • Quality craftsmanship made with the material you want • A price difference you just won’t beat when compared to a custom fitted kitchen • Our team of specialists will even come and install it!

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DIY //

how to: INSTALL A RECESSED KITCHEN SINK STEP ONE You will first need to cut a hole in the countertop for the sink to be placed. Pencil in the outlines before you begin by placing the sink face-down. Measure the depth of the lip of the sink and mark a second line inside the first, the whole way around. TIP You should install the faucets to the sink before it is secured in place.

STEP THREE Next, place the faucet into the hole in the sink and secure it. Install the hoses and waste assembly. For advice, or directions, speak to your sink supplier.

STEP TWO Drill a hole into the corner of the sink position, inside the inner guideline. Now you can use a jigsaw to cut around the same guideline. Always make sure to check that the sink fits correctly into the hole.

STEP FIVE Check again to see if the sink fits. If you are happy with the result, tighten the clips to the underside of the counter.

STEP FOUR If the manufacturer has supplied a seal you may not need to caulk around the hole in the countertop. Otherwise, complete this task before installing retaining clips around the edge of the sink.

STEP SIX Give the sink a clean before hooking up the faucets.

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ON TREND Bring sophistication to your kitchen with the gold Oliveri Spectra sink. Crafted from coloured stainless steel with contemporary squared design, this sink will make a statement. It’s from Harvey Norman and retails for $1149. Visit harveynorman.com.au

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DIY //

SUPER GREENS

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ow is the time of year to take special care of your lawn. Between the months of September to March, lawn grubs can become a problem in south-east Queensland. Simon Kay from iLandscape suggests the following tips for keeping them at bay: • To detect lawn army worms in your lawn, place a damp tea towel on the turf at dusk for around 30 minutes. Check to see if there are any grubs stuck to the towel. • To control an infestation, there are a number of options. You can leave them for the birds to collect or use an organic or chemical pesticide to control. • After an infestation it is important to fertilise to assist in repairing and aiding growth of the grass. For more visit ilandscape.com.au

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NEW OR RENOVATING? USE STEEL FOR A LASTING JOB.

Down the garden path A simple path can provide a much-needed update to your front or back garden. This DIY project will take no more than a day and will dress up your outdoor areas.

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finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your renovation into a home

BACK TO BASICS IMAGE: PINTEREST/TOP-HOMEDECOR.XYZ

The incorporation of raw materials into home interior design is on the up. To achieve the look, maximise your use of timber, cork, concrete and fabric. What’s not to love?

WHAT’S THE TIME?

WE LOVE This blonde timber stool is from Homeleigh House. Phone 0423 353 933.

Clocks can make an unusual statement piece in any home. This timber rectangle version from Go Arty will suit a variety of interior design themes, particularly the raw material style. Phone 5451 1445.

YOU NEVER KNOW

Decorative Pots - Terracotta Pots - Water W Features - Statues - Garden Features - Bamboo Fencing - Bamboo Screening - Gazebos - and so much more.

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INSPIRATION We love this unique upcycling idea. Place some greenery, such as a small decorative plant, in cork. It’ll look great as a side table centrepiece or on a shelf display.

TEXTURISE Incorporate various textures into your living space to achieve a styled and homely feel. This leather-look pouf is from Whitepepper Homewares. Phone 0488 440 626.

EARTHY TONES Prints and paintings don’t have to be the only way to decorate your walls. This wall hanging from Go Arty features earthinspired colours of terracotta, black, beige and indigo.

PITCH PERFECT This wooden chime is beautiful. It’s from Innovative Furnishings & Décor. Phone 5452 6885.

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finishing touches

BRIGHT AND BOLD

WE LOVE This mint green and copper adjustable metal table lamp is from Lighting Illusions. The recently opened store is located along Nicklin Way, Minyama.

If you love a particular piece of art or décor, don’t hold back. Home styling should include some of your personality and a few unique touches. This weird and wonderful cow skull is from Innovative Furnishings & Décor.

TIP

SUMMER LOVIN’ It’s finally here – summer has officially started. The good news is that there are some great summer trends to suit everyone’s home styling tastes. Keep in mind that summer interiors don’t automatically equate to bright colours. If muted tones are more your thing, consider a pared-back design such as this coastal-inspired living room.

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BLEND COLOUR There is something special about this canvas. The colours beautifully blend to create a soothing, yet colourful design. It’s from Go Arty. y.

LOUD AND PROUD Have some fun with your interior design and incorporate some loud and proud touches such as this cushion. It’s available from Rob Larson’s Curtains & Interior Décor. Phone 5444 2412.

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