Yardstick - Issue 4 2017 - 24
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Kids' spaces today are all about
boundless personality and loads of fun!
Creating a kids space is a super fun way
to express their own little developing
personality, as they are full of limitless
ideas and imagination!
Let your little "master painter" help
create some original handmade projects
- colour blocking, hand-painted wall
art, personalized repurposed painted
furniture, the list goes on and on. Playful,
original, and full of imagination is the
name of this design game.
There's no wrong way to create a kid's
room when pairing with these key colours:
Kids' rooms trending inspirations are:
* Soft greys and whites in nurseries with
subtle bits of colour and nature;
* Soft pastels are gaining ground (we
have some awesome palettes that work
* Natural wood, clear coated or
* Scandinavian chic styling;
* Modern eclectic pure imagination with
colour, boundless fun!
To start, use the key whites and greys
to create a simple foundation for both
girls and boys or shared spaces. It's easy
to bring a child's space to life with soft
neutrals to create a calm atmosphere,
accented with pastels and your favourite
storybook-inspired colours. This cost
effective décor method will help create
a personalized colour adventure with
playful accents as your child grows.
INTERIOR WOOD TRENDS
Design has started to incorporate
natural elements into living and working
spaces, and wood is one way to create this
style trend. No matter the style, wood
adds texture and warmth.
Minwax stains and protective coatings
can create either a modern aesthetic or
an antique look. The stain colour on your
wood surface must harmonize with the
room's décor, as well as complement the
uniqueness of the natural wood grains.
Revitalize the look of your home with
on-trend updated interior wood surfaces.
Here are our top trends for
* Natural - Lighter almost softly
pickled, but still very natural-looking
stains. Try this look by mixing Pickled
Oak and Classic Grey;
* Counter Tops - Bamboo, teak, cedar,
beech wood, etc. are popular woods
* Two-Toned - When refinishing a
piece of furniture try stripping the
old painted finish off. You could be
pleasantly surprised by how nice you
can refinish it. (Image features Tung
YARDSTICK | August/September 2017