Make A Design Statement
DIY LUXE CREATIONS
With all things handcrafted making a buzz in interiors today, there’s no better time to get creative. Dulux’s new Design Effects Collection is the perfect way to accessorise the hottest trends, whether you’re looking to add the rugged texture of concrete to an industrial space or a pop of metallics to a Scandi scheme. The Dulux Design Collective had great fun experimenting with the range, and show just how quick and easy it is to create those perfect finishing touches for your home.
VINTAGE ACCENTS ADD CHARACTER TO A SIMPLE, RUSTIC HALLWAY
“I love pieces that are a bit edgy and unexpected, and there’s nothing more satisfying than making them yourself,” says Crystal Bailey of interiors store Design Twins, which she runs with husband Mitch Lindsay. The pair gave a simple hallway arrangement a dramatic lift by adding fibre-clay pots painted in alternating layers of Dulux Copper and Patina Effects. “The Patina Effect is a chemical reaction, so every application is different,” says Bailey. “We’re thrilled with the end result - our pots look like beautiful, washed-up treasures.”
TOUCHES OF GOLD ON A STUNNING MURAL WALL ADD GLAMOUR AND FUN TO A CHILD’S ROOM
Interior decorator Nicole Rosenberg knows a thing or two about creating spaces kids love, having run children’s design firm Little Liberty for 10 years. Here, she transformed a little girl’s room into a more grown-up space by creating an eyecatching mural wall with Dulux Gold Effect in Gold Vintage and four co-ordinating Dulux colours. “Gold is perfect for adding a touch of glamour,” she says. “The key is to use small doses and balance it out with soft colours and simple furnishings.”
COMBINING TWO CONTRASTING FINISHES IN A SINGLE PIECE
CREATES A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWSTOPPER
Unexpected contrasts can add instant wow factor to your interiors, and this Brutalist-inspired table created by Dulux stylists Bree Leech and Heather Nette King is a great example. “We used Dulux Design Concrete Effect and Copper Effect because we love the idea of combining a rough, industrial finish with something beautiful and luxe,” says Nette King. “These finishes can be applied in so many different ways – try using Copper Effect to highlight architectural details or Concrete Effect on fireplace surrounds or columns.” says Leech.
SET THE SCENE FOR A MODERN LUXE LOOK WITH A TEXTURAL CONCRETE WALL STRIP
Known for the sophisticated, beautifully layered homes he creates, interior stylist Steve Cordony has a passion for concrete; “It’s incredibly versatile and I love its raw, earthy feel.” Here, Cordony used Dulux Concrete Effect to create a graphic wall strip. “The beauty of this finish is that you can make it as soft or as richly textured as you like,” he says. “With no experience and just a few coats of paint, you can create the look of a beautifully textured concrete wall.”
A DASH OF METALLICS TRANSFORMS A MEDLEY OF SECOND-HAND VESSELS INTO A STUNNING, ON-TREND DISPLAY
Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal of Ivy Muse Botanical Wares Studio are firm believers that you don’t have to spend a fortune to create sophisticated and unique pieces. “For this project we had great fun scoauring our local op shop for cheap second-hand pots, which we transformed with Dulux Metal Shimmer Effect,” says Vidal.
“We love the subtle, refined colours – they have a gentle shimmer that’s best appreciated up close,” says Langan.
From L-R: Nicole Rosenberg, Steve Cordony, Alana Langan & Jacqui Vidal, Bree Leech & Heather Nette King, Mitch Lindsay & Crystal Bailey. Photographer: Amelia Stanwix
Crystal & Mitch, Design Twins @designtwins
Steve Cordony, Interior stylist @stevecordony Thanks to: MCM House mcmhouse.com
@littlelibertyrooms Nicole Rosenberg, Little Liberty
Dulux Concrete Effect is not recommended for table tops unless protected by glass.
Alana Langan & Jacqui Vidal, Ivy Muse @ivymuse_melb
Bree Leech & Heather Nette King, stylists for Dulux @heathernetteking @breeleech