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WALK THIS WAY
Imagine a floor with the age and smell of a French
chateau or Burgundian mansion. The Aubrey vintage oak
flooring, imported from Croatia and manufactured in the
Netherlands, is chosen for its stableness and ability to
take on various ageing characteristics which can be made
to suit any requirements. During the process the wood is
given a weathered and smoked e ect so it appears worn
and textured, as if it has been walked on for centuries.
The ageing process is basically in your own hands:
weathered knots, open or filled, v-grooves, scratched or
with rough spots, open knots or even a bevelled edge.
For an unusual look a metal inlay, made from treated
steel, can be laser-cut and inserted into the floorboards to
create a stunning feature, and would be well-suited for a
restaurant or winery or residential address. It could also be
customised to suit a commercial logo.
Available through Tokens of Living, 113 Darley St, Mona Vale,
(02) 9979 3056, tokens.com.au.
Inspired by the colours of the desert and the bush, the newly released Meridian fabric range encompasses a palette of
soft eucalypt greens, crisp aquas, ocean blues and the warm rust tones of the Outback.
The Australian Botanicals Outdoor are 100 percent recycled outdoor fabrics, a diverse collection of outdoor
jacquards with a coordinating plain, woven in beautiful colour combinations that embody the relaxed culture and clean
light of Australia.
Yarns used in the fabric are made from post-industrial fibre and are fully recyclable, which means they can be reused up
to 10 times. The textiles are designed to work together and reflect the close connection between the natural environment
and the Pacific cultural region. Naive motifs, undemanding jacquards and casual stripes coordinate with robust textures,
each fabric woven in a unique colour combination, creating a colourful visual feast.
Mokum Textiles, 98 Barcom Ave, Rushcutters Bay, (02) 9357 0555, mokumtextiles.com.
NATURAL FIT: The Meridian Australian
Botanicals Outdoor collection looks stunning
on a lime washed daybed complementing
the natural environment.
MIX AND MATCH
According to Sally Beresford Antiques, the current emphasis
is strong on contrast between textures: chrome alongside rust,
exquisite gilded surfaces with distressed zinc framed mirrors,
aged timbers with stainless steel hardware. No rules apply --
only a careful selection to achieve a random looking result.
A new elegant gallery in an historical sandstone building in
Queen Street, Woollahra is a perfect atmosphere to blend old
and new; 17th and 18th Century English Georgian and French
Provincial antiques sit alongside a more eclectic industrial mix
in design trends.
The recent additions to the French Farmhouse range of
furniture has embraced the "minimal" with a streamlined table
and sideboard known as the Bordeaux in a limed burnt oak
finish -- a popular choice amongst architects and designers
while proving complementary to older pieces.
Sally's recent buying trip to France has yielded a plethora
of edgy industrial pieces -- everything from the quirky and
curious, disused metal cement buckets which become
elegant planters to the classic re-implemented surveyor's sta
transformed to a standard lamp.
The large selection of lighting, including industrial
hanging lamps and a range of standard and table top lamps,
traditional chandeliers, re-implemented windows converted
to mirrors and reconstituted granite garden planters, will be
unveiled this summer in Sydney.
Sally Beresford, 170 Queen St, Woollahra, (02) 9362 1733,
LOOK OF AGES: The vintage wooden Aubrey floor with a metal
inlay adds the finishing touch to a bygone era.
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