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9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Help Please with Bar Stools for Kitchen

Considering the rest of your furniture I like the idea of number 4! I think they are slightly more contemporary in style and will mix better with your other furniture…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Using wall art in interior design

I think art is very personal and should always be chosen based on whether you really love it, rather than the colour scheme. That said, I tend to use art…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Artwork

Thanks for the plug Decorating Emporium! ::smile::
Tilly&Girl is my art store and I would be happy to do a quote for anyone who would…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Paint Colour Advice - Desperate

Beige Royal is a nice colour, or another option may be Buff It. If you want a colour which is a bit lighter, maybe try Whisper White Half which has…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Michelle - skirtings in door colour or wall colour?

Hi newplace! I would definitely use your window frame/door colour on the skirting as well, and make sure it is a gloss enamel paint for durability.
If looks like Taubman's Grounded…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Warm Greys

Limed White is a lovely colour that is perfect for your house. I have just used it on an old Queenslander and it looks great. We even used Natural White…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Could i please see Photos of your vanities?

I've seen this done and it can look really nice however I wouldn't do a black floor tile as a kick for a white vanity. I have used a gloss…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Art like those found in display homes

Often the abstract art in display homes comes from stores like Super Amart, Harvey Norman and Freedom. Be warned - it won't necessarily be cheap though!
To be honest, if…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
I have no idea how to decorate

I would definitely agree with the others suggesting you start with inspiration first! If you just start buying things you will find that the room never really feels 'finished'. Have…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Anyone have a limed bamboo floor?

You can mix cool and warm tones in a house but it is a bit tricky. I would suggest if you are going with warm browns and beiges in the…

9 years9 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Tips on getting colour scheme right please

The way I help clients through the process is always to start with the selections which give you the least amount of options first! So, generally that would mean starting…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Colour help please

That's the easy part Jollie! If it looks a bit browny it's a warm grey, if it's look more bluey or more of a black/white mix than it's a cool…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Exterior Colour Advice Please

You might be able to get away with grey, but only if it's a very warm browny-grey tone. Then I would use a creamier trim colour, not a pure white.…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Please help with paint colour silkwort or other grey

Glad I could help! :)

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Exterior Colour

I think Light Rice is too warm to go with a Shale Grey roof sorry! I would try something a bit cooler if you really want a Grey roof. maybe…

Exterior Colour
10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Which shade of 50 greys?

If you're looking for a lovely mid-tone warm grey I would try Dulux Ashlite or Doe. Another colour I've used for a client is Dulux Teahouse Half Strength which has…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Help with bathroom layout

For the ensuite bathroom I would move the shower to a full length along the wall where you current vanity is. You should still have room for a double vanity…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Converting a tab top curtain, help!

You can get standard tape with attached hooks and just sew it over the top of the concealed tabs. I do it all the time! A seamstress would be able…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Please help with paint colour silkwort or other grey

Hi TippyToes!
White Duck is much warmer in tone than those that I've suggested and I think with your kitchen colour I would go a cooler tone. Ghosting Half is nice…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Help with light grey for kids rooms

If you like a cool grey I would try Dulux Terrace White or Dulux Manorburn. If you want a warmer tone try Ghosting Qtr or Half or Subdue Qtr. Brume…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Please help with paint colour silkwort or other grey

Silkwort is very light if you use it outside, but inside will be a bit darker. If you're looking for a light grey you could try Dulux Terrace White or…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
light or dark furniture?

I like both! Dark furniture can be more practical. If you buy white laminate or painted MDF furniture you will find that some dark marks can appear after a time.…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Colour help please

I haven't used Nut Milk before but it looks nice but could potentially throw a little pink. I would also suggest trying White Duck Qtr, Subdue Qtr or Mount Buller.…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Storage Furniture for Entrance/Hallway

It's true that Pottery Barn and West Elm are opening in Sydney this year, which is pretty amazing! What about using an old toy box/chest as the bench and have…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Renovating a bungalow

If you are willing to do the painting yourself it will almost certainly be cheaper to paint the panelling than replastering. You simply need a good quality 3-in-1 style sealer/primer/undercoat,…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Distance between mixer spout and top basin

I would try your taps at home to see what you find comfortable but I would usually like to leave at least 200mm to be able to fit my hands…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Sources of inspiration for DIY

Ok for ideas I would visit:
www.pinterest.com
www.houzz.com
www.decorpad.com
For instructions and tutorials try:
www.younghouselove.com
www.ana-white.com

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Storage Furniture for Entrance/Hallway

I haven't seen anything that is ready-made as one piece in Australia. I think you could together something that worked for you though. What style do you have? As an…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
Wood bookcase

Hmm how about this option from Far Pavilions? http://www.farpav.com.au/retail_catalog ... t_id=16020. It's not as big but has a bit of a rustic look, and some drawers…

10 years10 yearsEthosDesignEthosDesign posted:
My renos -

Your kitchen is looking great Michelle! I can't remember (sorry have been on holidays!) did you go with a cabinetmaker or a pre-manufactured kitchen like Ikea? Love the gloss white…

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