Spring Is In The Air August 20 2013

Designers Notebook


“Spring Is In The Air”

Perched in my nice warm nest at 1200 metres looking back at the wild winds blowing in from the Snowy Mountains I am now looking forward to longer, languishing Spring days filled with sunshine, the scent of blossom and no wind !  

The winter cobwebs have been blown away. Actually if I opened the front door and the back door the interior of my home would be blown away……….perhaps a good idea ! A fresh start for Spring.

Most of us won’t have the opportunity to start with a clean slate, a new home with new furniture and the chance to create a new interior. However we can simply change the paint colour on our walls and ceilings with little expense. Artfully punch in the bright clean colours by scattering new cushions on our sofas, chairs and beds. Add a floor rug or hide for colour and texture and new curtains and blinds.

The basis of clean crisp interiors doesn’t have to be white on white but it is worth a try. Last week one of our regular customers purchased our ‘Winter Trees’ canvas print and hung it in her kitchen on a Dulux Lexion painted wall. She rang me that evening to tell me the almost white print with black deciduous trees looked fantastic on her almost white wall. in another job and prior to this winter season we selected a very large white on white textured oil painting and hung it on a tangerine feature wall in one of the Perisher commercial lodges, again creating spectacular impact. So if you are keen to try a warm white paint colour try Dulux Natural White and you will be surprised at the depth and amount of colour in this paint selection.

So now that you have the blank canvas interspersed with colour and texture we need to go one step further. The success of any creative interior is those eclectic, collected, found and hand me down pieces offering further texture and colour think rough hewn metal and timber, polished marble and gilt, soft velvets, linens and cotton. Mix it up with a large bunch of seasonal flowers and fruits ….. just perfect !

Enjoy your spring.


Yours in design,

Gaye Kable