High Impact Interiors for Winter: Darren Palmer’s Picks

So the days are getting shorter and the evenings a little cooler but there’s no reason to let your home turn grey. Liven up your space with a few great pieces and enjoy the transition into winter. These pieces will give your home a boost if you don’t have the money or headspace for a full renovation.

By Darren Palmer.

Melbourne’s Behruz Studio have the most beautiful and diverse range of handmade rugs, from traditional Moroccan and Tibetan to contemporary, which provide a base from which to build most rooms in need of colour and interest. Armadillo & Co offer beautiful, subtle natural wool, cotton and hemp rugs for texture or you can’t go past the simple texture and colour of carpet court’s artisan range of plush and shaggy rugs.

Image: Behruz rug, Armadillo & Co Masai weave rug, Behruz Tibetan rug.

Yes, they serve no real purpose other than to be pretty, but then again neither does makeup and I’m sure you can’t live without that! Refresh your lounge and/or bedroom with a few new cushions from the likes of Table Tonic, Bandhini or Country Road. Freedom also have a great range of cushions and other low cost, high impact home decor.

Image: Table Tonic hand woven Ikat cushion, Bandhini mirrors cushion, Bandhini prism black euro cushion, Freedom Casper cushion.

The lean floor lamp from Great Dane Furniture is one of my all time favourites. If the price point of $1750 isn’t in the budget then look at the great selection of lighting available at Freedom – there are ceramic, natural, traditional and contemporary solutions for both shades and bases at an achievable price.

Image: Great Dane Furniture floor lamp, Freedom table lamp.

Even the DIY challenged can install the range of easy to change laminate flooring coverings that are on the market now. These allow you to freshen up your home straight over existing flooring, the installation without glue or adhesives of any kind means that you can lay a new floor, even in a rental property, and take it with you when your lease is up. Take that slumlords!

Image: vinyl flooring at Carpet Court.

Otomys has gallery quality artwork printed in large format for dramatic impact to reflect any number of moods and styles. Framed, organic and always striking, designer boys have a new range of wall art from framed corals to african-inspired framed jewellery, butterfly wings and many more creative solutions for fleshing out your blank walls at home. If you’re after something a little more graphic, ‘I Need Nice Things’ print and frame any of their original and licensed colourful wall art to suit your sized walls.

By Darren Palmer.


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Image: Mark Tipple ‘Bubble Series; Recovery’ at Otomys Online Arthouse, ‘In Bloom’ at I need nice things


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