Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Spring Revival Sees Blooming Bright Colours; Shaneene Levey and Felicity Richardson Offer Suggestions to Revive Your Home with a Plethora of Colours

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Spring Revival Sees Blooming Bright Colours; Shaneene Levey and Felicity Richardson Offer Suggestions to Revive Your Home with a Plethora of Colours

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WITH spring comes new life, and while the Disney-esque array of newborn animals may be frolicking about our local landscape, and our native flora and fauna rise from the ashes of winter, the time is also right for us to revive our homes. As the rich colours and exotic palette of nature begins to flourish outdoors, so too can such colours and beauty be re-introduced to our interiors. Shake out and fold up those thick, dark-coloured throws, banish that musty flannelette bed linen, blow out the now-stunted candles and throw open the windows. Make like Monet with an abundance of delicate pastels or enchanting flowers, or seek inspiration from Van Goh, Matisse and Gaugin by taking splashes of inspiring, electric colours and mixing them into the canvas of your home to add dynamism, energy and a fresh look. Styling and staging expert Catherine Craig, owner of Simple and Savvy Home Staging & Property Styling, sees springtime as a wonderful opportunity to add vibrancy and a positive energy to your home with all the colours of the much-loved season. aAdding colour to any room can change it dramatically, both in the way it looks and the way it makes you feel,a Catherine explains. aThere have been extensive studies done on the emotions of colour and those can work differently for different people.a As the weather warms up and we all seek retreat from the heat in the ever-present sunshine in Queensland, Catherine suggests colours that are asoothing, cooling, relaxing and calming. These qualities are found in blues and greens, which are always a popular choice along with yellow that evokes joy.a With new seasons also comes new trends, and as Catherine explains, aif the colours presented on the catwalk recently are any indication, we are blessed with a plethora of colours to choose from.a With colours ranging from pastels to neons, Catherine says that store windows are a wonderful source of inspiration. aYou are able to see what different intensities of colour you are drawn towards.a We are all instinctively drawn to a colour, Catherine adds, so it's important to achoose one that makes you happy, and add it to your home so you can enjoy a colourful spring.a Intrinsically linked to the hues and beauty of nature during the most special time in the earth's lifecycle, Catherine's personal choices for this spring are mint and coral. Invoking greens of lush gardens and warm pinks of new blossoms, these tones can be easily introduced to your interior from the original source themselves with luscious bouquets or elegant ornamental features of solitary buds and stems. When it comes to decorating with flowers, recent innovation in the creation of artificial displays means there is now quite a competition between the two choices on offer a do you go real, or fake? Offering all the beauty and brightness of a natural bloom but without the need for constant watering or costly replacement, Floral Image on the Sunshine Coast create superb quality artificial flower arrangements, ready to supply on a long-term or short-term basis. …

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