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Creating a Visually Pleasing Interior - Using Colour (Part 2)

Satara Sales - Tuesday, August 14, 2018


If your room is dark for most of the day, your aim will be to maximise the light that is available to you. In this case you need to use colours that reflect any available light. Painting the walls white is most obvious, but be careful which shade of white you use as a bluey white can leave an already cold, dark room feeling icy. Use a warmer shade of white, that is, one infused with a touch of yellow to add a little warmth to the room. This then creates a simple backdrop for a décor of pale linen furnishings in fresh shades of aqua, turquoise, yellow or green. If your space is flooded with natural light you’ll need to tone it down, so avoid white at all costs. White is a reflective colour and a bright room painted white will be filled with glaring light, leaving you squinting. Stick to deeper colours that absorb the light, this applies to everything from the window treatments to sofa covers. Choose cooler colours in shades of blue and green, consider tones of red, orange and yellow if you need to warm the space even further. Orange is such a fun colour however it doesn’t have to be overbearing. You can turn the intensity up or down. Bright oranges will draw your focus, whereas an earthier Terracotta can work harmoniously with other elements in a room.

The colour you use in a small room won’t actually increase the available floor space it will however give the illusion that it has. In a small space colour works as a kind of mirage, it tricks the eye into thinking one thing when the reality is a much different story. If you want to make a small room appear larger, the key is to keep the colours pale. Add to the expansiveness by painting the ceiling white to give the room a sense of height. Cover floorboards in a white paint or lime wash to maximise the effect, if you prefer natural wood, choose timbers in a washed-out tone. If the room has carpet, choose a lighter shade. The going paler in smaller rooms rule works not only for the paint colours on the walls but also for furnishings. Lighter tones for your sofa, flooring and bed linen will keep the mood of the space upbeat. Ensure the fabric textures are light and breezy as heavy weight fabrics work to close a room in. Who says white has to be bland? Prevent white from looking clinical Use white as a canvas, then overlay with rich, natural tones to create warmth and depth. White can be successfully coupled with almost any colour from the spectrum. Combine it with brights (berry, aqua, lemon, orange, apple & lime) for an uplifting playful effect.

Image 1 by FlooringXtra featuring Satara Products [Aslak Sofa, Eden Cage Coffee Table, Sundial Dining Table etc.]

Image 2 by Satara via [www.satara.com.au] Featuring the Boomerang Coffee Table, Boomerang Kitchen Stools & Nordic Side Table

Creating a Visually Pleasing Interior - Using Colour (Part 1)

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Defining colours and decorating with them is a rewarding experience once you realise what can be achieved using simple shades. Explaining our responses to colour is about an emotional reaction as it is an exact science. There is something special about the personal and mysterious connection between colour and our emotions. We live with colour every day and yet it can be so intimidating. So why does the commitment to colour, especially at home, demand such an act of courage?

The question of context is crucial in choosing the colours that both move you and fit within your environment. Is your home period, modern, rustic or urban? If so you may like to consider a palette that enhances that particular period. An easy way to create colour flow is to use lighter and darker shades of the same colour throughout your home. Colour is a universal language, it stimulates emotions, shapes cultures and forms the background of our world. Quite simply, colour can influence mood, create atmosphere and lift spirits. Seeing colour, using it and surrounding yourself with a personal palette that works for you produces a calming backdrop for daily life. I think of colour as one of my greatest indulgences.

Image by FlooringXtra featuring Satara Product, the Lakes Lounge Chair

Creating a Visually Pleasing Interior - Hanging Art

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A great rule when hanging pictures is always hang your artwork at 145cm on centre. Meaning the middle of your artwork is always at 145cm. 145cm represents the average human eye height and is often used as a standard in galleries and museums.

A big mistake people often make is to hang artwork too high. Artwork should “talk” or connect to the other elements such as furniture, rugs and lighting. Hanging artwork and photos lower than usual will also give the impression of taller ceilings.

When hanging artwork relative to furniture or fireplace, position the bottom edge of the framed art 20-25cm above the sofa or mantle, again this ensures that the artwork connects with the furniture piece.

A “Gallery Wall” of pictures is a great way to create impact especially on a larger wall. Hanging pictures and photographs together can require practice to achieve an overall balance. You may like to position the grouping on the floor first moving pieces and seeing what works best together before committing to holes in walls. Again, think of your gallery as one picture and hang your centre piece first at 145cm then surround them with the rest of the group.

Image via [www.cutypaste.com/tag/minimalista]

Useful tips on how to create a visually pleasing interior give us great broad-brush strokes to help us design beautifully balanced spaces. At the end of the day your home should be your sanctuary, a place to unwind, escape and recharge. It should reflect you and all that is important to you. Surround yourself with the things that you love and express yourself honestly and you will, no matter what your surrounds, create the most nurturing home for yourself.

Image via [www.paperblog.fr/6256036/envie-de-changer-la-decoration-de-votre-salon]

Satara now in Perth - Behind The Door Collective

Satara Sales - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Perth designers can now see Satara products in a brand new Showroom being launched this weekend by Behind the Door Collective.  

Behind The Door Collective is a concept of three friends that desired to see a space in Perth that brought the design community together. 

It is a space that will bring like minded people together through exhibitions, showings, gatherings + workshops.  

VIP Launch Friday February 10. Regular opening hours are Mon - Friday 9am - 5pm. 

Unit 6 73 Walters Drive Osborne Park, 6017  simon@behindthedoorcollective.com.au

+61 421 315 496

Rachel - Maree, Simon and Amy 


See Satara at Design and Decoration stand G36

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Come and get your interior designer inspo fix at this years Design & Decoration fair at MCEC from July 19.

Satara will be exhibiting at stand G36 with lots of new homewares, indoor and outdoor furniture pieces.

 


On the First day of Christmas Satara gave to me...

Satara Sales - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

On the First day of Christmas,  Satara offers a one stop website shop for all your Christmas shopping needs. 

Satara has the biggest and best range of rattan homewares, perfect gifts for Mum, Dad and the entire family.

All available on line now. Click here to get shopping 

 

And Satara has an enviable range of colorful storage options and designer Saltwater cushions


 

 

Grey and Cosy Living room inspiration

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We wanted to share with you 'Grey and Cosy' inspiration.  Whilst styling our showroom, with so many inspirational pieces it's easy to create a winter warm 'grey and cosy' space.  Understanding many of you can't visit us I thought I'd share this vision on our blog. Throw into the mix some of your own designer books or magazines and a vase or two of winter blooms and suddenly winters not so gloomy.

 


 

Saltwater cushions, Set of 3 white timber vases, new flinders baskets, Sultan coffee table, Copen Lounge chair, Solo side table and Chamonix Lounge Chair.

Design & Decoration wrap up 2015.

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

We had  great response to our trade display and new product ranges at this years Design & Decoration.

With so much planning and researching involved in the product development side, it's very rewarding when we have such a positive response from visitors.

 Hits for us this year included our upholstered dining chairs and occasional chairs, marble topped and blended coffee tables, new mojito, lime and boatshed outdoor ranges, metallic side tables and new baskets.

       

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Reed Gift Fair 2015 round up

Colleen Johnston - Thursday, February 26, 2015
Phew!  Another successful fair for Satara has come to a close.  

It's always a huge effort and cost for us, but fortunately the response we received made it all worth while.  

Highlights included the delightful response we had to all our new upholstered chairs and new dining tables,  new colorful baskets, new color dipped cheese boards and the new Saltwater cushion collection.

Our adherence to quality products and craftmenship continues to be well received by you our customers.  

Missed it?  Here a  few pictures :

The middle third of our trade display:



Colorful "Merricks"  baskets coming on line soon on our new Josey dining table:



One of our 11 new "Saltwater"  cushions


SAGE at NZ Gift and Homewares trade show

Satara Sales - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sage Lifestyles had a terrific display of Satara products at last week NZ Gift and Homewares trade show last week.

With an increasing number of product offerings from Satara,  including  Picnic baskets and home wares and beautiful furniture pieces, such as indoor and outdoor product, we love the way Sara at Sage Lifestyles has styled this years display.  

For all New Zealand inquires on Satara products please contact:

Sara Jennings

Director

Sage Lifestyle Limited

+6421 2862526

www.sagelifestyle.co.nz

 

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