March 2015 - Romina Volo Designs

Signature Gymnasium

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In this post, I wanted to show some befores and afters of the Sanctuary Lakes Signature Gymnasium in one of their exclusive gated estates. This was a really good transformation, as it was basically just a blank canvas – it was all white with just gym equipment in it. I love seeing the difference that a bit of colour can make to a space. There are three colours that are used in the gym. The basic neutral is Haymes Contemplate, which is a soft grey. I wanted to stay away from the stark white, as it has a very clinical feel in a gym. I then teamed that up with two accent colours. The yellow is Haymes Free Range and the orange is Haymes Electric Orange. I found that these Haymes colours really did the trick. They are from their new range of colour that was launched last year. I steered away from the common reds and blacks that you see in a lot of gyms. I wanted to use energetic colours that weren’t aggressive and I think that these really work. They have pep!

This is before - all white and bland.

This is before – all white and bland.

The entry wall before.

The entry wall before.

After! The space has life and energy now.

After! The space has life and energy now.

A nice bright colour to greet you as you enter the gym. All that's missing is hall table.

A nice bright colour to greet you as you enter the gym. All that’s missing is a hall table.

Looking down the corridor.

Looking down the corridor.

Sanctuary Lakes Home… Continued

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Last year I posted a blog about one of my projects – a home being built in Sanctuary Lakes. This was quite a big undertaking, as it was owner-built. Well, I’ve had the pleasure of watching all of my clients’ hard work pay off, as they get closer to finishing their home. So far it looks amazing! They’ve opted for simple, clean lines, modern materials and a classic colour palette. Crisp white walls offset the darker grey tiles, which gives the space that modern yet classic feel. A tiled fireplace adds texture and movement to the living area. We did some white layering, using it not only as the wall and ceiling colour, but also in some of the cabinetry and lighting fixtures. Black would have been too heavy for the space, and competed with the greys. Only a few items were selected in black, such as the armchairs and kitchen stools.

For the most part, the downstairs areas are complete. The upstairs is still a work in progress. I can’t wait to see how that turns out!

kitchen-cropped

Kitchen with tear-drop pendants.

 

The living area and fireplace.

The living area and fireplace.

Whiteport

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I was approached by online interior decor and furniture company Whiteport to feature in their monthly blog. They run a series called “A Day in the Life of:” in which they speak to designers, decorators, consultants and the like, and ask them a questions about what it’s like to be in the industry. It was a great experience, as it got me to think about what I actually like about my job and how I decorate and design spaces. I think it’s worth the read, so I’ve included the link to Whiteport.

http://whiteport.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/a-day-in-life-of-interior-designer.html

And here’s the link to their website. Check it out to find some great items!

http://www.whiteport.com.au/default.aspx

White bed linen from Whiteport.

White bed linen from Whiteport.

Gorgeous clock from Whiteport.

Gorgeous clock.

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