Highfield Road Living RoomContemporary Living Room, Melbourne

Residential Interior Design & Decoration project by Camilla Molders Design

Photo of a contemporary living room in Melbourne with white walls. —  Houzz
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carinrollo wrote:7October,2014
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    Camilla Molders Design

    Hi Maria, Paint colours look so very different in each space due to the type of natural light the room get and different times of the day. I never found this colour dark, but it is in a room that is flooded with day light. All the best with your project.

  • melyndasg

    Hi Camilla

    I just love this colour scheme. Would you kindly tell me what colour the ceiling and cornice are?

Gail Yardley wrote:3January,2015
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    Camilla Molders Design
    thanks for your question, the fabric is from a supplier in Australia called Unique Fabrics. As we did this 5 years ago, I'm not sure if this particular fabric is now available, though any good upholsterer or designer would be able to show you similar options.
Kristie Smith wrote:1September,2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

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Georgia Madden added this to How Do I... Make My House Feel Like a Home?9 January 2019

5. Keep it clear and brightMaximise natural light in the daytime by opening up the blinds or swapping heavy curtains for sheers – this will create a fresh, open feel in a room, and make it appear bigger than it actually is (great in a small home). Keep clutter to a minimum to reduce your stress levels and make it easier to enjoy your home; do this by scheduling regular decluttering sessions aided by everyone in your household and, if necessary, boosting your storage options.

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Georgia Madden added this to The Golden Rules of Proportion: Decor Laws You Need to Know2 November 2017

What about the proportions for colour in a room? When making your selection, consider the 60-30-10 rule, which is a timeless decorating principle that can help you create a balanced colour scheme. Your 60 per cent is the main colour for a room, which anchors a space and provides a backdrop for the other colours. In a living room this would be walls, sofas and rugs. Your 30 per cent is the secondary colour, which would encompass occasional chairs, bedlinen, window furnishings and occasional furniture. It should support the main colour, while being different enough to set it apart and give the room interest. The final 10 per cent is your accent colour. For a living room, this would include scatter cushions, decorative accessories and artwork. For a bedroom, think throw pillows and artwork.

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Kate Shaw added this to Extreme Green: Take Decorating With Leaves to the Next Level5 June 2017

In case of emergency…So you’re not having a great day? Creative juices at bay? Never fear. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Monstera deliciosa fronds and big vases. In fact, a little simplicity sometimes goes a long way. Tell us Have you taken your home to the next level with greenery? Tell us how in the Comments below.MoreBrowse more homes with climbing plants

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Toronto Interior Design Group added this to Decorating Masterclass: Create a Designer Look at Home23 May 2016

Any sofa or bedspread can be elevated with a few black-and-white pillows. Add in some monochrome artwork, and you get a sophisticated look every time.TIP: A simple two- to four-centimetre-wide black-and-white stripe is the most classic of all, perfect for mixing with other patterns and solids in your choice of accent hues.

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Emily Hutchinson added this to Get in the Mood With Fifty Shades of Grey3 February 2015

In the living roomGrey doesn’t need to be dominant in a room; it has a soft side and can be subtle and even cosy.This grey sofa paired with green and black shows its versatility – it goes with just about anything!

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Joanna Tovia added this to Palm Prints Make a Welcomed Appearance Indoors6 January 2015

If you like the idea of introducing some dramatic tropical greenery into your home, but can’t quite imagine a retro style fitting in, why not seek out a more contemporary take on classic designs? Tropical botanical forms inspired this stylised ‘Hothouse Flowers’ floral fabric, giving a new twist to a classic print.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

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Rose Wootton added this to Rose's Lounge3 days ago

Nice way to dress up a plain room

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Margaret Sullivan added this to Houzz website5 days ago

Black & white stripe cushions, lgreen & white cushios, large green palm on coffee table,. Black frame & white/black print.

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tiffany l added this to living room5 days ago

bring color and pattern into neutral space

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Jacqui Phillips added this to window ledge7 days ago

colour scheme, grey, green black and white

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Frankie Franks added this to Frankie20 January 2020

Love striped pillow like gray sofa with green pillows color maybe with black monogram no floral

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HU-267349298 added this to My ideas9 January 2020

60-30-10 rule What about the proportions for colour in a room? When making your selection, consider the 60-30-10 rule, which is a timeless decorating principle that can help you create a balanced colour scheme. Your 60 per cent is the main colour for a room, which anchors a space and provides a backdrop for the other colours. In a living room this would be walls, sofas and rugs. Your 30 per cent is the secondary colour, which would encompass occasional chairs, bedlinen, window furnishings and occasional furniture. It should support the main colour, while being different enough to set it apart and give the room interest. The final 10 per cent is your accent colour. For a living room, this would include scatter cushions, decorative accessories and artwork. For a bedroom, think throw pillows and artwork As a rule keep my sofas, floors and walls neutral and use colour pops in cushions, rugs, pictures and the odd accessory. a couple of occasional chairs in a surprising patttern or colour. Big ticket items are best kept neutral and with simple lines; the rest can be switched up as fashion changes comment by a Prof The 60-30-10 rule certainly is a useful framework when putting together a room. I have attached an image of a lovely living room by Coco Republic which demonstrates this rule. The sofa is upholstered in a light neutral linen which blends nicely with the wall colour. This particular room has detailed wall panelling on the lower half of the wall which provides interest. The rug is the Axelle floor rug from Coco Republic which again is in a neutral colour. These main components make up the 60% part of the colour scheme of the room. The 30% is seen in the timber framed occasional chair, timber frames of the artwork and the timber shelves of the bookcase. The percentages used when putting together a scheme using this rule don’t always have to be fabrics or paint colours- this rule can apply to timbers, stone etc. The 10% is the accent colour- which is this case is the goldy colour seen in the scatter cushion pattern and coffee table base. This rule is simply a guideline and can be adapted many ways. The 60% could relate to wall and curtain colour and the 30% could be the sofa with the 10% the scatter cushions. Or the 60% could be sofa and carpet colour with the 30% a feature wall colour. The possibilities are endless! I hope this answers your queries regarding the principles of the 60-30-10 rule. https://st.hzcdn.com/fimgs/f4620d900a13963b_3084-w240-h237-b0-p0--home-design.jpg

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