Living Room - ManlyMediterranean Living Room, Sydney
Salt Interiors custom joinery was featured in the August issue of House & Garden Magazine. For this project, Salt Interiors worked with Senior Interior Designer for Coco Republic, Natasha Levak to provide custom joinery for the 1930s Spanish-revival home. Levak’s vision for a neutral palette helped to determine the polyurethane paint for the renovated joinery unit Salt installed in the room.
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6. Tropical style. Sydney, NSWDesigner: Salt Interiors
Keep it simpleSpanish Mission and modern houses from the 1970s often had decorative arches incorporated into the interiors. These homes are now popular choices for updating. It can be easy to refresh arches in these homes: smooth dark, heavy brick walls with render; remove and replace outdated wall claddings and coverings; repaint with a white or neutral colour palette; and install newly designed doors and windows.Tip: Use steel-framed doors and windows for a contemporary look and a slim-profile frame within an existing arch.Find an architect near you on Houzz to help you modernise your home’s period features
Be water wiseOver- and under-watering are major hazards for houseplants. Make use of technology to keep your watering on track. Read your plants’ care labels (photographing before disposing of them is a great idea) and set reminders on your phone for watering day. Before watering perform the ‘finger test’ to determine whether the soil is moist or dry. Place your finger in the soil at the base of the plant and dig down two to three centimetres. If the soil feels moist, leave off watering and check again in a couple of days’ time.
Neutral hues“Tan works really well with other neutrals including charcoal, off-white or punchy black,” says interior designer Tennille Joy Burnup of Tennille Joy Interiors. A statement piece, such as a leather upholstered coffee table or a vintage armchair, pairs perfectly with a muted colour palette ranging from white and light taupe through to darker greys and slate.See more neutral and beige living rooms