Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tranquility a Breeze; Creating Your Own Oasis at Home Is Easy, Writes Kate Lemmon

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tranquility a Breeze; Creating Your Own Oasis at Home Is Easy, Writes Kate Lemmon

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GETTING away from work and business can at times be a struggle so creating your own personal sanctuary at home is crucial to helping you relax.

The Design Establishment's Cate Heming said one of the key elements to creating your ideal retreat was the ability to pick classic pieces that never date.

"Sourcing smaller pieces can completely transform the look and feel of your chosen room without it costing a fortune," Mrs Heming said.

Coming into the summertime, spending time outside means you need to have the right setting to relax and enjoy the warmer weather with friends and family.

"A crucial element to outdoor living is a table to enjoy a meal in the elements," she said.

"To add tranquillity to an outdoor setting, water features and fountains work a treat.

"Water features drown out the noise, tone down the hustle and bustle of city life and add subtle, calming audio to a quiet property.

"Finding a great piece to suit your own taste can set your home aside from the rest. …

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