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Being in the industry is also an obvious
advantage, with some of Adele's favourite
pieces bought through her contacts.
"I picked up the handmade bowl on the
coffee table at a client's glass exhibition at
their art gallery," says Adele. "It's by a Perth
artist and I love it."
Glass and resin are obviously obsessions
of Adele's, as the handmade bowl is
surrounded by Kosta Boda and Dinosaur
Designs pieces. While glass is a clever
technique to add interest and colour to a
small space, Adele says oversized pieces can
help to make a space appear bigger. From
her huge Salt & Pepper clock to the kitchen
tap (made by Italian brand Bellini and
sourced from Hong Kong), bigger does prove
to be better in this apartment. " e trick is
to feature bigger pieces in smaller amounts,"
or online." eBay is Adele's number-one
shopping destination, particularly for her
collection of artwork.
" e Aboriginal pieces are all through
eBay and one of the pieces I found in a
different colour, but the same artist, for
$14,500, when I picked mine up for $400,"
she says. "I know what to look for and
where to go, plus you get a certificate of
authenticity and the artwork is always
signed by the artist."
Convincing clients to go down the same
track is hard work, as most want to see
what they're purchasing before handing
over money, especially when colours can be
different in internet images. However, Adele
believes if you know what you're looking for
and do your research, then brilliant buys are
only a click away.
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