TriBeCa LoftContemporary Dining Room, New York
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Simpfendorfer suggests using Ultra Violet to punctuate an otherwise neutral scheme consisting of elements such as warm white walls, oak floors and natural linens. “You can help work intense violet into an otherwise neutral scheme by using supporting shades from the purple family, such as a muted purple sofa with vivid violet scatter cushions.”
What’s the one colour that really divides people?Green. But like all colours, there are so many different kinds of green. There is a whole range of gum-leafy soft grey-greens that are very liveable. And people are terrified of purple, but purple can be fantastic. Think of jacaranda trees signalling that Christmas is around the corner. Our NYC loft (above) uses purple to evoke the Blue Mountains, but it is used carefully, not in great swathes on walls.Read more colour stories
5. Blunder: Cutting costs on labour and workmanshipCutting costs can cost you more in the end. Quotes can vary heavily between renovation companies, and it pays to double check what each one is offering in terms of experience, qualifications and overall scope of works. It’s easy to cut costs on fittings and fixtures, but cutting costs on labour and qualifications will cost you dearly in the end. You need to ensure that the company you choose is qualified to handle every part of your renovation. For instance, many tilers will offer to waterproof your bathroom, but waterproofing is a licensed trade and should be completed by someone qualified.