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Discover new colour trends and learn more about the Dulux colour forecast 2017 Antidote – A Colour Cure in my interview with Andrea Lucena-Orr, Colour Planning & Communications Manager at Dulux Group. We met at an event hosted by the Design Institute of Australia at Sydney Design Festival. The four colour trends at a glance: […]
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Starting your downsizing journey without direction is like going on a road trip in a foreign country without a map. If you don’t want to repeat the mistakes other people have made, do your research, listen to the successful stories of empty nesters, read inspiring case studies, and get advice from experts.
And enter our competition during the month of September 2016 to win free access to the Downsize with Style online course.
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Mood boards are fantastic tools to rediscover your creativity and to visualise your abstract ideas. They will help you gain clarity about your project and communicate your ideas to others – your family, friends, or an interior designer. There is no necessity for any design knowledge to create a mood board. All you need it an open mind and the courage to embrace this creative process.
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If you have never felt happy in a clean, cool, minimalist interior, you might want to try the Boho decorating style. The good news: you don’t have to break the bank to redecorate your home. Browse second-hand stores, charity shops, and markets to discover fabulous finds. And, as always, follow your gut instinct and go with what you love! Ready? Here’s how to get the look of contrived dishevelment in five easy steps.
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In Part Two of this five-part series Downsizing 101, I will share my tips for finding your unique decorating style. In Part One, I looked closer at living with less and why de-cluttering by categories comes naturally to us.
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Over the past couple of years, I heard many people confess that letting go of their things, their emotional items, is one of the biggest hurdles, if not the biggest issue to overcome when downsizing their homes. More and more clutter had built up in their houses until they couldn’t get their head around it anymore. The consequence was procrastination.
Unfortunately, many people have the propensity to claim it on everything and everyone else except themselves why they can’t start to sort out their stuff. They avoid making a decision, which would mean stepping out of their comfort zone and embracing the unknown. On top, dumping things unconsciously in your home will lead ineluctably to more clutter.