Dulux have released The Milan Report as the first article on their new Colour Insider page, which features the top 5 trends discovered by myself and Dulux Colour Experts, Andrea Lucena-Orr and Davina Harper on our annual trip to Milan Design Week.
I created some moodboards to visually represent some of the key colours and finishes we observed which you can see here. Let me know what you think of the trends emerging so far and if you see them being relevant to you and your interior :)
Texture created images for Godfrey Hirst Floors timber flooring that will be featured in their advertising appearing in Home Beautiful, Inside Out, House & Garden and Vogue Living starting with March 2015 issues. Images created with photographer Mike Baker, see below for other credits.
This is the third year I have worked on this Dulux initiative and it really is a dream project. Ill share all the other images once they are released but this is just some of the beautiful living space as featured in Vogue Living's April/May issue.
[above - clockwise from top left - various art on Dulux Waterworld background; Dulux Mondrian Blue features as backdrop for the Kirra Jamison feature; Dulux Companion in the lounge area with various art see here for details]
I was privileged to get a preview of The Design Files Open House on Weds morning before the general public and luckily (for my husband not for me) I wasn't able to purchase anything yet or I may have blown our Christmas budget... The Open House was its expected fabulous self but with one major change - colour in the form of painted panels as a result of Dulux's sponsorship - and I have to say what an amazing result. Being involved with Dulux does make me bias BUT honestly it was such a brilliant example of how colour can enhance art and add mood to a space.
If you haven't been yet and you are in Melbourne - get yourself over to 9a Westley Street Hawthorn and check it out, they are still open Sunday - I guarantee you wont leave empty handed, there are too many lovely things available to purchase...
[above - special edition glass display domes by Amanda Dziedzic]
[above - outside at TDF Open House - Market Lane delicious coffee and Lightly shades used creatively...]