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What inspires Dominique’s design
most from the WA landscape?
Surfaces It’s all about stone, timber and
quality natural fibres for Dominique
when creating an interior. Her Injidup
Spa Retreat, pictured here, is a perfect
example of this, combined with the
integrity of workmanship by local
artisans and craftspeople. Not only is it
a textural thing, but it’s also to ensure
that her interiors don’t compete with
the natural environment.
Windows Natural light is an important
consideration for her, so big windows
that welcome in the colour and interest
of outdoor views and the sunlight, plus
give a feel of space and harmony with
a home’s surrounds, are this designer’s
Colour When it comes to rural properties
(as seen here and p134), she says it is
“important to observe the surroundings
and draw the colours from the natural
environment”. Dominique suggests tones
of brown, burnt orange/rust and natural
aged timbers. “Strong primary colours,
such as reds, greens and blues can be
introduced in the bedrooms. Pick one
colour for the bedroom and mix with crisp
white in varied patterned fabrics, such as
stripes and floral for the clean, ‘Shabby
Chic’ look,” she says.
product line. “Kelly gave you as much responsibility as you were able
to take on, but she was very hard, as a lot of successful women are.”
At 27, Dominique’s British work visa expired. Missing her family
and ready to go out on her own, she came home. She admits gaining
credibility was tough at first but, eight years on, business is soaring.
She divides her time between her newly acquired Melbourne base,
her parents’ Bicton home and South West farm (see our feature on
p134), and wherever her international jobs may lead her.
Now she has projects in Port Lincoln and Perth. Working in WA is
different to working on other side of the country, says Dominique.
“We have very bright, intense light here. We’re living outdoors, it’s
casual and beachy, but people want comfort and quality, too. I use
a lot of lighter timbers, natural materials and natural stone, and try
not to compete too much with the water and views we have.”
One thing that stays constant, wherever she is, is her design
philosophy. “I believe that our interior spaces and the environment
we live in have a huge impact on our sense of wellbeing and
happiness. Our living spaces should nurture us, provide comfort and
help us reconnect with ourselves. They need to be more heart than
head.” I Visit dominiquetiller.com .
CLOCKWISE from above A
coral-inspired backdrop adds a focal
point to a neutral setting at Injidup Spa;
a bathroom at the spa; an animal skin adds
textural warmth at the holiday home.
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