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Jane Lockhart can completely transform a room by changing only one thing – colour. Homeowners are involved in the decision-making process, using everyday items to help inspire their selection of colours and sense of design. Piles of paint chips and fabric swatches can be overwhelming, so in this show, homeowners learn to choose colours from real life objects that inspire them. A chocolate truffle becomes the inspiration for a rich brown wall, a bright red tomato becomes the force behind a hot red kitchen and beach sand prompts the selection of a soothing new living room carpet. Walls are painted and rich fabrics replace dull curtains and tired furnishings. In the end, the homeowners' existing furniture is slip-covered, painted, or accessorised, showing that simply changing colour can dramatically change the character and mood of any room. The approach is unique and the results are extraordinary.
Inner City Melbourne