Nov 08, 2007 7:14 pm
As you can all probably tell by now, I have NO work on AGAIN?
Who’s got a question?
C’mon people, soak it for all it’s worth, it doesn’t happen too often that I ask!
Nov 08, 2007 8:03 pm
I have a question. Our house wall colour will be off white throughout. In the main living area (kitchen, lounge and dining in open plan) I want to put a feature wall in and glass splashback in the kitchen.
For the kitchen cupboards I like Wilsonart soft grey (thanks Catty). For the splashback I was thinking of a red (somewhere between red and dark red/burgandy). The kitchen bench will be Ceaserstone (thinking snow or one of the light browns (a latte colour)).
I generally don't like browns (although latte is OK, but mid browns are certainly out). I like grey, but would like to add some colour with the feature wall and splashback.
It's amazing what the right colour scheme does. Matt's kitchen looks great and I put a great deal of that to just the colour selections.
My questions are:
1) Do you have a colour suggestion for the splashback?
2) What colour feature wall would suit?
3) What colour Ceaserstone
Demolition August 2009, Construction Started September 2009, Completed December 2010
Nov 08, 2007 8:24 pm
1) The Snow in Ceaserstone will be perfect for you.
2) A red I am very passionate with is Dulux “Murray Red”
3) Also I would use this as your feature wall, then all selection are complementary.
I very much like the “snow” in the Ceaserstone, it leaves open for you to choose any other colour to complement it with.
The Murray Red is a deep burnt red, very stunning colour, I have given it to a coupe of others on this site, they have been happy with it also!
I have it in my home, so it must be nice.....
Hope this has helped!
Nov 09, 2007 9:37 pm
here are a few questions I would like to ask you now...
1. What course would you recommend I do if I wanted to change career and become an Interior designer/decorator. Prefably one that is recognised in the industry and on-line.
2. What are your personal pet hates that people do when it comes to decorating their house
( mine are wrong colours for the walls, ill-fitted out of date furniture, rooms that are left vacant or become junk rooms, badly fitted or cheap curtains etc)
Your a champ Michelle
Nov 10, 2007 2:38 pm
Good questions, whilst trying to find the school that suited me, I had to send away to all the schools that looked reputable. Then I had to sit and pour through their material seeing who would give me what I wanted.
I am a qualified Decorator and colourist, the only difference between myself and a designer is they draw, I can’t.
But I pretty much do as much as them if not more. I have designed furniture, kitchens, and unique spaces, ALL without having to supply a perfect drawing. What I would NOT be able to do, is sit down and draw up a 4 story department store or a block of units.
But hey….that’s what Architects are for.
So now you know the difference in Design and Decoration. Below I have put 2 links in that will explain the difference in detail between the two.
I guess you then need to decide which way you want to go, designer/decorator.
A design course can last as long as 3 years or more, my decorating course was 12 months, extended by illness of the teacher to 18 months. As you can see…..I took the shorter course, also the least expensive!!!!
This is the type of work, that you will need to dedicate a lot of hours to, just keeping up with the latest products…..its never ending!
This is where I did my course; she also does it via correspondence, which is how I did mine!
Not sure if she does correspondence. I have met this lady while flying the Europe, very professional.
http://www.whitehouse-design.edu.au/cou ... esign.html
These are helpful links!
As far a design or decoration mistakes????
I gave up looking for those years ago……I see at least 4, no matter where I go, no matter how an expensive environment I am in!!! So I tend NOT to take notice any more….as long as it NOT one of MY mistakes.
MY real pet hate!!!! Things haphazardly thrown or arranged in a room without care.
It takes all my will power to not go and straighten them into a decorative position.
I even find myself in shops rearranging their counters while I’m waiting to be served.
I have an absolute loathing for a room with NO ORDER!!!!
Hope this has helped!
Jan 07, 2008 9:39 pm
Hi Michelle, I thought I would update you on what I have decided after reading the information you gave me about Interior Decorating courses.
I am going to complete the Cert IV Interior Decoration from www.corcollege.com.au link that you provided.
It has always been something I have wanted to do but not necessary go into a full time career just yet. I can see myself doing small projects once qualified.
I cant imagine how I will go as I agonise over every little detail and change my mind every day when it comes to my house. I will keep everybody updated on how the course is going.
Thanks again Michelle
Jan 08, 2008 7:31 am
Mrs B….that’s great! I look forward to hearing how your course progresses.
Don’t worry about the fact that you can’t make your mind up now, when you learn the theory of it all…….it all then starts to make sense, and decisions are made very quickly!
Whoo Hoo for Mr B!!!!!
(but he needs one to now.....for forking up the money!!!)
Let me change this - ...............Whoo Hoo for Mrs B!!!!!
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Jan 08, 2008 7:39 am
Whoo Hoo for Mr B!!!!!
Mr B has to fork out 4.5k? for my little whim..LOL but he is happy to do it, any thing to keep me from whinging.
He wants to complete some cooking courses any way...are we going through mid life crisis do you think
Jan 08, 2008 7:45 am
Whoo Hoo for Mr B!!!!!
Mr B has to fork out 4.5k? for my little whim..LOL
How long does the course take?
Jan 08, 2008 7:57 am
Hi Michelle, 2.5 years. I wanted to do the proper course, not just the Introduction one. Would you believe my work heard about this and I can actually apply for a study grant. They want me to teach it, no way because I am doing it for me.
Jan 10, 2008 9:40 pm
LOL...I just posted a question for you in another thread!
Ok...my house...waiting...waiting...waiting for something to happen. This christmas thing is a bit tedious for us home builders dont you think, surely tradesman can work on our houses on christmas day...only joking of course
Update, slab has been laid, first floor frame done, very expensive steel work in for ground level, garage bricked...then the waiting game for the last long 6 weeks. We are waiting on the upper floor rafters to be made in the factory that has been closed for christmas. I am getting very uneasy, impatient and agitated about this. Our friend is building across the road from us and I swear if his place goes up faster than ours even though we started 2 months before him, heads will roll. Isnt it amazing how some of us get into this competition thing with other builds...seriously, I need a life!
The other night I tried to post photos of my house but photobucket thingy confused me. I havent even managed to download my avatar.
Any way Mek, as soon as something happens, I will let every one know.
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