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TRENZSEATER is very proud to announce that Ben Lewis, a runner-up at the prestigious 2017 International Design & Architecture Awards for his residential interior design work, has been hand-selected as 1 of 20 International designers to feature in “The World’s Leading Design Names for 2018” book to be published in December this year!
This book will feature leading international interior designers such as Kelly Hoppen, David Linley, Joanna Wood and Nick Candy. For Ben Lewis’s interior design work to be so closely associated with these highly renowned interior designers, is both a privilege and an honour. TRENZSEATER’S recent achievement on a global stage reinforces our enthusiasm and passion for interior design and demonstrates our commitment to bringing you the best international interior design available.
Natural light is a simple yet effective way to make you feel good, the more you can get into your home the better. This can increase serotonin levels which make you feel happier.
To maximise natural light in your home, pull back drapes off the window as far as possible this could also be done by using tiebacks, use mirrors and reflective surfaces which will deflect the sunlight around the room, clean your windows its surprising how much of a difference this can make- even though it’s up there on the worst jobs list.
Not only do plants look good they also purify the air and have been proven to make you calmer and increase concentration when used in an interior.
Go for easy care plants like succulents which you won’t struggle to keep alive, if you don’t think you can keep up with that try faux greenery to calm and increase concentration.
Colour has been studied for a long time on its effects to the human mind and the mood this provokes.
Think about how you want a particular room to feel, neutrals are great for making you feel mellow perfect for before bed whereas bright and vibrant colours are fantastic in workspaces due to their energising powers. Just remember to consider yourself when choosing a particular colour as different people relate differently to colours- what works for one person doesn’t always work for the next.
Decluttering is the best feeling once you have done it. The more piles of stuff we have in our vision the more difficult it is to focus which can lead you to feeling overwhelmed.
Do small bits everyday whether that is cleaning up the bills off the bench or removing some ornaments that you really don’t like anymore. Simplifying you spaces can clear you mind allowing you to come home relax and think straight.
The International Design & Architecture Awards celebrate the excellence in the interior design and architecture industry on a global scale, recognised by leading designers and architects in the industry as the benchmark in global design.
Hosted and featured in leading interior design magazine “design et al” along with being published in their special hard cover book. The shortlisted entries and winners of these awards will receive exposure and recognition on a global scale. The International Design & Architecture Awards are held in September at The Dorchester in London, where the sponsors will announce and award the winning entries their trophies.
TRENZSEATER is privileged and humbled to have received this international recognition for its expertise in Interior Design. This accolade reinforces our unparalleled enthusiasm and passion for interior design and demonstrates our commitment to bringing you the very best international interior design service available.
To obtain this definitive, quintessential look that TRENZSEATER is renowned for on an international scale, contact TRENZSEATER today to discuss your next project.
Yes, as you may have noticed when you walk into one of our TRENZSEATER stores we have a lot of black and white and yes, we may like it even love it and here is why…
Number 1: Why not?!
OK.. In all seriousness, black and white in an interior gives a sophisticated look something Ben has down pact with his sleek design of furniture, it opens doors to adding colour in items which can be changed for different moods and settings who doesn’t love that.
Black and white has such a timeless beauty about it. The key to making the room striking is to create the right balance between the two hues if the room is small add more white with a hint of black in the accessories. If you want to create a dark and moody room go black and accessorise with metals, stone, and fabrics. Our tip be sure to add some pattern and or texture to the room. TRENZSEATER favourites hides – Cow, Zebra Reindeer, Velvet even add a bit of colour with oranges or greens, metals like chrome or brass, and FOLIAGE! We love palms, banana leave, lilies and topiaries the most.
And if we take a leaf from Karl on Karl “I am a black and white person” Karl Lagerfield
Enough said? I think so.
Here we are again entering the cold winter months, the pots of soup are stewing away on our stove tops and the fires are stoked and we are all thinking about being in our cosy warm homes.
Here at TRENZSEATER we start thinking about the change in colours to make our interiors winter worthy here our picks on colour for the coming months. Of course along with our neutral base of colours we want to add that splash of colour or if daring enough go all out and encompass your interior in dark moody cosy tones which make you want to hibernate for life.. or just while those cold winter evenings are here.
Bottle Green- Yes, its back and yes you should use it we love it in velvets and paint on the walls the richer and darker the better. Green is such a versatile colour and during the winter while the environment around us turns to shades of grey and brown why not bring that rich green into our interiors a small reminder of the lush grass and trees which we dare not go view in the cold.
Rusty Oranges- This is one for the daring, although we would not recommend going all out with rusty oranges a hint here and there will avoid you home turning into a terracotta pot. We think orange looks amazing in feature chairs and cushions pair it up with some rich browns and taupes and you will have your own autumn wonderland- think driving through central Otago with the leaves falling off the poplar trees how much better can it get.
Mustard- Again a colour best used as an accent perfect mixed with navy, greys, and even bottle green. Adds a warmth to a space and a feeling of happiness as yellow is associated with- a ray of sunshine during the cold winter months. We love using linens, leather and wools in mustard tones.
Rich Red- Now who wouldn’t want to be curled up on the sofa with a big glass of pinot ops wrong kind of red… we are talking rich red velvets, Persian rugs mixed with classic navy, and green the complimentary colour. Rich reds look fantastic with timbers and enhance the natural warmth and texture of the product.
Navy- Such a versatile colour can be paired up with every colour above can act in as a monochrome a great alternative to black. We just love walls painted Navy for some bold elegance. Navy looks great in so many different fabric compositions, and goes so well with several different metal finishes from silver, gold, copper and bronze.
And finally our metal of choice with our winter colour scheme.. bronze, its not often you get recognition for coming third but bronze deserves all the recognition it can get. We love the warmth and texture bronze adds to a space and looks amazing slightly tarnished to give a rustic look, bronze works with all of our winter colour choices so be proud show off that bronze.
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*Offer ends 31st May 2017. Conditions apply.
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