{The Design Nest} #RugLife

One of our very favourite contributors to the blog is the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!

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Selecting the perfect rug for your spacerug

Adding a rug to your room can be likened to a double edged sword – when done correctly a rug adds warmth and defines your space, but when done incorrectly it can turn your space into a design disaster. The 3 main elements you need to consider when selecting a rug are size, colour as well as texture and traffic. 

Size

The size of the rug is crucial – one of my biggest pet hates is seeing rugs that are too small for the space they are in. A rug that is too small will not only look disproportionate to the room, it also makes your space look smaller than what it is. The size of the rug should also be considered if you are wanting to define a space, for example if your home is open plan, placing a perfectly sized rug can separate the living room from the dining room, giving the space clear guidance while still maintaining an open flow. pink

Colour

The colour of the rug you select needs to be considered against everything else in the room, from the floors, to the walls, to the other furniture, because while you may have fallen in love with a particular rug you saw in a showroom, if the colours and style don’t compliment your existing look, it will just look out of place. So, always keep your style in mind when rug shopping – think sisal or jute rugs if you’re style is coastal or beachy, woollen rugs in vibrant colours and patterns for a contemporary style, or Persian when decorating country-inspired rooms. water

Texture and Traffic

When selecting your new rug always, always consider whether the area you are putting it in is a high traffic area, as this will make a difference. Rug textures range from low pile and flat weave, which are a perfect all-rounder and suitable for high or low traffic areas, to shag and high pile which should be exclusively for low traffic areas only – the last thing you want is to put a gorgeous shag/long wool rug in an entrance way only for your new rug to begin to show signs of wear and tear by being flattened and squashed after a few months of heavy foot traffic. hampton

If you would like some advice or help in selecting the perfect rug for your home contact me on 0424 420 254 to arrange a consultation.

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{The Design Nest} Why Navy is the new Black

We are beyond excited to welcome to The Central Nest the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!

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NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK

Softer than black, but still as sophisticated, navy blue is the latest classic design colour to some exploding back into our visual spectrum. From the runway (where many design trends begin) to your home, this colour is now everywhere we look, and has emerged as the statement colour in the interior design world.

Personally, I love to use navy when working with a new space because it is such a timeless and surprisingly to many, an unexpected neutral base tone, as it pairs perfectly with dark timbers, coral pinks, gold tones, and of course black and white.

A current concept being developed for a One x One client featuring navy blue and gold accents

A current concept being developed for a One x One client featuring navy blue and gold accents

 

There are many different ways in which you can incorporate navy into your home, some suitable for those that are ready to go whole hog and take a paintbrush to their walls with navy blue, but let’s face it not everyone wants to, or can do so.

As mentioned above, the boldest way to feature navy in your home is by painting, or installing wallpaper, which creates a bold and sophisticated statement and can also add a sense of depth and luxuriousness to your space. A gorgeous navy that I recommend is Polo by Porter’s Paints, however it’s not for every space, as each interior varies by light and size, so I also recommend speaking with a professional to find the right colour for your individual space.

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Porter’s Polo

 

If painting isn’t the right step for you, another option is to bring a piece of navy furniture into your home, and navy lounges are an especially good option if you have young and/or messy children. KEZU, a favourite supplier of One x One Interiors, provide a selection of navy lounges, one being the gorgeous contemporary and simplistic lounge pictured below, perfect for many, as its simple lines can be used with many different design styles to create calm, and serene environments.

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Tiptoe Lounge from Kezu

 

Option 3, for those not ready to invest in a large furniture piece is to incorporate navy décor and soft furnishings into your home, such as pillows, rugs and accessories, which is perfect for the budget or for those that like to change their interior mood on a regular basis.

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have so feel free to give me a call on 0424 420 254.

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{The Nest Loves} Spilt Milk Interiors are wonderful

I have found the BEST website for all your interior needs. Not only bustling with brilliant style choices, up to date must-haves and desirable additions the gorgeous team at Spilt Milk Interiors & Lifestyle proudly support local, Australian made products, and we DIG THAT!

It is so darn fabulous to see great people doing great things to support locally made products. Plus, Australian made is superb anyway!

We are lusting after:

The Isla Tassle Blanket is exactly what dreams are made of!

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The Geometric Cup Set would made a wonderful addition to any kitchen!

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My living room wall has a perfect sized spot for this Piper Ice Clock. O. My. Madonna!

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So make sure you pop over and support local Spilt Milk Interiors & Lifestyle. You will not regret it at ALL!

Happy shopping nesters x

 

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{Locally Found} Addicted to Incy Interiors and their new diggs

Local kids done good.

There isn’t really another way to describe the fabulous team at Incy Interiors.

Recently they moved across town to the coolness that is Crago Mill and their new diggs have been featured on the wonderful Interiors Addict website. incy

Pop over and have a look-see, talk about design LOVE!

Interiors Addict is the coolest website, so grab a cuppa and a bickie and settle in for a couple of hours of interior design drooling.

Happy reading Nesters x

 

{The Nest Loves} Arrows and Paper Crowns aimed at our heart

Every so often when you are on an Instagram bender you discover a brand that makes all those hours worthwhile (or at least justifiable!)

We recently found the glory of Arrows and Paper Crowns and ERMAGAWD it is true love from the first moment I laid eyes on them!

Basically Arrows and Paper Crowns brings you a superb collection of children’s clothing and decor from a confetti mix of Australian and international designers.

Here are a few of our favourites: paper bag

Carlijnq Paperbag Sac $19.95la ballerina jumper

Organic Zoo La Balerina Jumper $45dayfream print

Frankie Says Dont Give Up On Your Daydream Print $50crown

Tough Cookie Crown $30

See I told you, I bet you are lusting hard on them as well!!

Happy shopping Nesters x

{The Nest Design} Black and white, classic alright!

If you are lucky enough to be looking down the barrel of a new bathroom then here is some brilliant design inspo for you!

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Inside Out have complied some of the very best black and white bathrooms available for you to lust after. bathroom 2

Happy renovating Nesters x

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Your ultimate haven of giftware

For all your last minute Christmas gifts you need to get yourself down to Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy!

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I cannot tell you how BEAUTIFUL the stock they have on offer is! Everything from handmade art work to one of a kind graphic design, they have soaps and pillows, frames and bows and a magnitude of other whimsical wonders! dog

When you walk into Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy you escape into another magnificent world. It is pretty and modern and homely.

The actual shop is stunning! It is almost like a little treehouse of wonder and each time you enter you are welcomed with open arms to a haven bursting with surprises.feather

What I love most is that the girls are SO friendly, they treat you like family and always love a good chat. They can help you find that perfect piece that you are looking for.wall

The Pulsanti side of the business offers French and European inspired homewares and artwork. There is an abundance of style and comfort in every piece. Plus, you can find handmade art pieces to adorn the walls in your home.heart

Levi Jimmy is your go to for all your graphic design needs. Katie can help you develop personalised stationary, greeting cards and art work to meet your exact needs.

This place is heaven on earth and you should get there ASAP!

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The gorgeous team at Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy are giving away to one VERY lucky Nester a hamper worth $200! This is the ultimate merry Christmas prize!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Levi JimmyPulsanti and The Central Nest on Facebook like the competition post on our page.

Remember to tag a friend for an additional entry.

Prize will be drawn Saturday 21 December 2014!