#4 – Let there be Light!

We’re getting closer to #1 as we count down the TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN US IN CLASS.  #4 is all about setting the mood with LIGHTING and you’ll learn the principles and some out of the box lighting solutions at our INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES starting 9th of May.

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“Good lighting is like a layer of magic dust sprinkled over everything.”

Kelly Hoppen

Lighting can make or break a space.  It determines how we read colour.  Light and colour are inextricably linked.  The colour of an object is based upon how it reflects light.

In the past, your typical home had one incandescent globe in the middle of the ceiling to perform the basic function of lighting up a space just enough for us to avoid head on collisions.  Nothing more.

Today, we realise that lighting performs many functions – yes general lighting but also…

  • task lighting
  • accent lighting
  • feature lighting
  • mood lighting.

We have downlights for spot lighting, feature pendants over dining tables and island counters, task lighting over kitchen benches, lamps in cosy corners for reading and concealed lighting for halo effects.

You have the wonderful benefit of living in your home during both day and night hours and you get to experience how natural light from outdoors flows through your home, where are the dark spots in a room that would benefit from a table lamp and where do you perform the key functions that need some additional light shed with task lighting.

Homes function 24 hours and you are the only one who knows your home so intimately. Get to know your home – every little nook and cranny.  Linda

INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES START 9th of MAY!  Learn more here!

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#8 – Avoid Split Personalities!

In our TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO BE JOINING US IN CLASS we’ve reached #8 – AVOID SPLIT PERSONALITIES. At our INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES we’ll be teaching you how to maintain a consistent style and story throughout your home.

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Spaces should flow (Image Source: French by Design Blog)

“Your home needs an overarching DESIGN STORY – THE CENTRAL PLOT…”

In PART 1-  “DESIGN LIKE A PRO” you’ll learn how to select a consistent palette of materials that flows throughout your home and connects all spaces.  In PART 2 – “STYLE LIKE A DIVA” you’ll learn how to achieve flow through your style – expressed in artwork, furniture, textiles and colour. You’ll learn how to create a Mood Board for every room in your home – as every room has a different function and purpose.  But be careful – DON’T CREATE TOO MANY PERSONALITIES.

Your home needs an overarching DESIGN STORY – THE CENTRAL PLOT, from which each room varies slightly with it’s own character and feel, but all are connected with common threads.

A colour scheme can tie a house together expressed in a variety of finishes and materials (see the image above) and the choice of flooring can be very effective in tying rooms together so one space flows to the next.

When you’re designing multiple rooms in your home, create your Mood Boards first and then lay them out next to each other.  Make sure they read together as ONE STRONG DESIGN STORY BUT WITH LAYERS OF DIVERSITY.

DON’T MISS OUT! Tickets are on sale right here.  Linda 🙂

BOHO HEAVEN!

So my little family and I have been making our way across the USA over the last 3 weeks. We’ve been experiencing nature in all it’s splendor – from the Sierra Nevadas, to the sunburnt canyons of Utah, to the lofty peaks of Colorado and then down south to the sprawling farmland of Texas.  It’s been an amazing trip!

But I have to say… I was in need of some retail therapy so when I arrived in Louisville, Kentucky I hit the malls and outlets. For the next few weeks I’ll be posting regularly the latest designs out of the USA as I make my way across to the East Coast.  Today I found myself in BOHO heaven!!  Indulging myself in Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Arhaus and Z Gallery.  Enjoy this collage of nature and design – I hope it inspires you as Summer draws closer! Linda 🙂

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SPRING IS SPRUNG…and I’m feeling TERRACOTTA!

WOW!!  We finished up PLACE CRAFT’S maiden Interior Design Course early September and I’m still recovering.  It was 6 action packed weeks with 40 students across two classes. They were the most wonderful bunch of ladies and you can read their reviews right here .  If you’re interested email me to join the waiting list at linda@placecrafting.com.au. The next round of Classes will begin mid November 2016.

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SO.. I’m finally getting into the mood of Spring and lately I’ve been feeling very TERRACOTTA.  I’m also about to embark on a road trip across the South-West USA with stops in Arizona and New Mexico so I plan on hoarding clay treasures as I go!

As both a colour and material TERRACOTTA is showing up in a lot of the latest style forecasts and it’s perfect for warming things up after a cold winter (for those of us in the Southern hemisphere anyway).

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It’s earthy, textured, natural and very versatile!  In dirty tones it performs well as a neutral backdrop or on the pink side can be very rosey and romantic.  It’s calming in an analogous colour scheme with mustard yellows and olive greens and vibrant in a complimentary scheme with turquoise, navy blues and even purple tones.

TERRACOTTA speaks to the outdoors and is great for indoor plant pots around the house.  It’s perfect with white chalk paint and when teamed with juicy succulents – screams boho desert style!

So enjoy these wonderful snapshots of TERRACOTTA inspiration for your home.  🙂  Linda