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INTERIOR TRENDS: with Amanda Niell

What's Hot Hot Hot?

The front window in the Designworx Studio has been show stopping and drawing the attention of puzzled passers-by! Is this the new trend? Skulls served on cake plates and drooping candles?
The catch phrase is “quirk it up”. It’s about taking reality and creating an eclectic twist on things. Mix it up with colours for summer in aqua blues and pohutukawa reds reflecting our Auckland environment, and you have design that’s hot!
Designworx is a cutting edge Interior Design company based in Devonport that is making a name for itself on doing things differently. “It’s all about helping clients to enhance their own individual taste, and helping them step outside their comfort zone,” says Amanda, “and then showing them how to pull it all together… I love working with people who are willing to take a risk.” But she believes that good design has one foot in the past and the other stepping into the future. You can take a traditional floral print and blow it out of scale which gives it a contemporary take on things.
Designworx also run workshops on textiles helping people choose fabrics with confidence, and have their own eclectic shop attached to the studio that attracts magpies. People are always wandering in to browse and commenting on the products on display. A great place for your shopping if you are looking for something a bit different.  
Designworx, Interior Design Studio. 64 Vauxhall Road, Devonport. 09 445 1098.
designworxnz.co.nzfacebook.com/designworxnz.co.nz

2013 Interior Design Workshops
Textiles | Friday 15th March
Colour | Saturday 16th March
Furniture and Décor |  Monday 18th March

by Amanda Neill

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