August 24th, 2014

Colour Palette: Green & Purple

It was this
 very header image that inspired me to find decor incorporating green and purple.

With September nearing, my excitement for warm spring afternoons have inspired today’s colour palette - a homage to spring. Floral and feminine, this palette is the perfect example to show you can still have a pretty and girly colour scheme which is not dominated by pink. With shades of soft purple and muted greens, this look would be perfect for any space. With the deepest purples, like aubergines and brooding blue-tinted shades, imply grandeur and strike a serious, formal note. These tones are best used boldly, with commitment.






August 23rd, 2014

Contemporary office Surrounded by Nature

There’s nothing more peaceful than the thought of working in middle of a nature wonderland, and that was the exact concept behind this beautiful office in the woods. The project was designed by Spanish architecture firm Selgas Cano and takes on an extremely minimalistic approach to design. The office is made up of a long and narrow tube like structure that features a massive window on one side to feel at one with nature and bring it plenty of natural light from the surrounding area, while the back half of the office is opaque to provide some feeling of privacy.

August 22nd, 2014

Kitchen Inspiration: Black Cabinetry

Sleek and bold, black kitchen cabinets make the ultimate statement.

When using black as the primary colour for your kitchen cabinets, you will need to consider the other aspects of your kitchen and how you avoid making the kitchen too dark or depressing dungeon-like tomb. The key to how you blend it with the countertops, floors, walls and lighting.



The lighting is one of, if not the most, important elements when it comes maintaining a balance between the dark of the cabinets and the light of the room. So you’ll need to take into account the amount of windows and natural lighting already in the room and what additional lighting you’ll need to achieve the desired effect.

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Paint Type

The type of paint you use is also very important with black because, contrary to what people assume, everything shows up on it. A high-gloss black will show fingerprints and smudges more easily, so a flat black may be your preferred choice for easier maintenance. Both will require careful planning and placement for a kitchen design you’ll love for years to come.


August 21st, 2014

2D Painted Candy Store

The fun and innovative Melbourne store brought on Red Design Shop to create a one-of-a-kind design that would have people spending just as much time shopping as walking around checking out the store. Wanting the design to bring out the inner child of each person who walks inside, they decided to create a “room” using childlike illustrations. Drawing everything on white paint using a simple black lines makes it feel almost like a colouring book making the lollies really pop, too!

Living in Melbourne I will be sure to check this out when I am in the city next.

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An Interior Design graduate from Melbourne, Australia.

"People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It's not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing."

- Paola Antonelli