I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. Moving to a very green suburb, surrounded by a native garden and it just so happens that many trends in Australia at the moment are sitting around that native colour palette, I feel compelled to be super sympathetic to my surroundings. To be quite honest this isn’t a bad thing, I just love the muted tones of native planting in Australia, those eucalyptus colours, lots of shades of green, green/grey and green/blue. Then the earthy tones that Australia is so well known for. Mix these into an interior scheme and you really can’t go wrong.
I had my update with Laminex the other day and even they have released a new collection that is based on the native landscape in Australia. It excites me to think that more of these tones will come through in fixed items such as cabinetry.
As you know I’m not being shy when it comes to colour at my place. Here are some pictures and pieces that I’ve been completely inspired by when decorating my home, decisions around tiles, cabinetry colour, wood tones (both flooring and cabinetry), carpet, paint, artwork, the list goes on. Each and every piece I’ve linked back to this core colour palette and much of that is summed up in the artwork my hubby gifted me for Christmas from Urban Road.
And here is an example of an interior that perfectly translates this combination.
I now want to bring in more greens, hence my post on my Master Bedroom the other week. Because this has it’s own courtyard where we will have a green wall I feel it’s important to get the materials and colour palette right in this room. I’m looking forward to revealing all of this in the final pictures. But my point in all of this is, think about your surroundings when you are renovating, building or decorating your home. It can make all the difference to achieve that connect to the outdoors, and also makes for a well balances tranquil retreat.
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