Make A De­sign State­ment

DIY LUXE CRE­ATIONS

Australian House & Garden - - Living -

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

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