In the next couple of weeks, Australia will be rolling out the red carpet for American stand-up comedian, TV host and actress, Ellen DeGeneres. Before she arrives we thought we would take a peak inside the Malibu home Ellen shares with Australian-born partner Portia de Rossi.
After we’ve done the washing, cooking, school run, paid the bills and caught the bus to work it’s little wonder many of us don’t have the time to add personality into our home. Our homes often reflect the busy lives we lead. And while it might be easier, ‘exhausted mother of three’, ‘frazzled father of two’ and ‘single worker doing 12-hour days’ don’t exactly scream great design.
It’s a colour that conjures up sparkling gemstones, the Emerald city in the ‘Wizard of Oz’, lush green leaves and Kermit the frog’s famous song. And now green, according to the Pantone Colour Institute, well Emerald Green, is the colour of the year.
Last week we looked at what some of our local designers are predicting will be hot in home furnishing tips in 2013. This week we thought we would have a quick peek at what some of the talented designers in the US are predicting. The Boston Design Centre’s yearly trend report, which was released late last year, identified some of the key looks and significant trends for 2013. Here’s an overview of what the report had to say.
It’s the colour of farm fresh eggs, fluffy chicks, Spring daisies and 70’s-style kaftans – but is it a colour you could actually live with in your home?