Yearly Archive: 2016

A UNIQUE PAINTED FLOOR IN 5 EASY STEPS

December 16, 2016Forget the carpet versus floorboards debate. If your flooring is in need of an update but you’re not sure what to do, try this easy and unique stenciled floor design. The design is perfect for an entrance way, to get that wow! factor as you walk through the door. It would also be ideal for...
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Identifying Period Styles

December 2, 2016VICTORIAN 1840 – 1900 Typical Design Features: Roof Corrugated Iron Often have several single chimneys   Verandah Bullnose corrugated iron, often painted in wide stripes. Decorative timber or cast-iron valances and often brackets under the eaves for extra decorative appeal. Slender timber or iron support columns. Verandah flooring tiled or timber: tiled floors often feature...
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Top 10 Painting Tips

October 14, 2016Painting the exterior of your home may seem daunting, so here are our top 10 tips for nailing that quality finish paint job! Tip 1 Ensure you check any existing paint to make sure it is suitable for painting by cutting an “X” in the surface with a sharp knife. Then press some tape firmly...
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The 5 Easiest Ways to Work Colour into Any Room

October 8, 2016We all have our “Damn I love that” and our “I guess I can live with that” items that make up a room. But is your room feeling a little bland? Is it missing something, a spark of identity, a splash of you, a statement, a feature… a pop of colour. Colour is the easiest...
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Federation Home Pops With Modern Colours

September 28, 2016Federation homes represent a time of prosperity, featuring beautiful ornate detailing, bay windows, ceiling roses and wide verandas. They are timeless pieces in our history, but when it comes to renovating them however, it can be a somewhat daunting process. Recently we painted a Federation home in Melbourne’s leafy outer suburb of Glen Iris, to...
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Haymes Colour Library Timeless Volume 7

September 16, 2016Haymes Colour Library   Timeless Volume 7 Trends come and go; good design beats the test of time. We can make interior choices that will endure time when we know what has worked in the past. The Timeless palette offers a look back to look forward. The palette encompasses and evokes colours of eras gone by, bringing them...
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Haymes Colour Library Form Volume 6

September 1, 2016Form Volume 6 Colour is used in interior spaces to determine both the flow and orientation of rooms. The Form palette is about scale and colour, creating abstract interchangeable spaces that can be reconfigured to adapt to the needs of evolving lifestyles. Often spaces need to have more than one purpose to accommodate the needs of the people within it, and...
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Haymes Colour Library Experience Volume 5

August 23, 2016Experience Volume 5 The Experience palette is bright and vibrant, reflecting the way we push our boundaries, to do more, see more and know more. We want a home that enhances our experience within in it, and colour is essential to heighten the mood and feel of a space. The palette doesn’t sit quietly in the...
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Haymes Colour Library Conscious Volume 4

July 14, 2016Conscious Volume 4 When dealing with colour it is important to think about the effects they have on space, both physically and emotionally. When dealing with colour it is important to think about the effects they have on space, both physically and emotionally. The colours of the Conscious palette are soft, light and airy, with a feminine feel. They...
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Bold Colours For Your Home This Winter

June 29, 2016Haymes Colours – Go Bold For Your Home This Winter There is something really special about the transitioning seasons in a country like ours. As we settle into winter and outdoor living become more restricted, we start to bring out the throw rugs and naturally gravitate towards spaces that are warm and cozy. Here at Haymes,...
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