Study Time with JoAnn

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Well, it’s the run down to the finish line for my Interior Design and Decorating course with Mercer.

How have my personal tastes developed over the duration of the course ?

I have adopted the use of vibrant colour and natural light in my course designs.

Dinner party Mood Board

Dinner party Mood Board


I love to take the indoors outdoors, fostering a relaxed lifestyle concept which is so distinctively Australian.  While not committing to one style, I take inspiration from a range of modern design influences.  Anna Spiro is one designer who inspires me with her use of gorgeous colours, prints and layered textures.

“I am drawn to light-filled rooms on neutral backdrops, adorned with vibrant splashes of colour and print in textiles, soft furnishings and upholstery,”

I love Anna Spiro's style and use of vibrant colours

I love Anna Spiro’s style and use of vibrant colours

Other partialities include the bold lines of Art Deco, natural forms of Art Nouveau, the sleek glamour of Hollywood Regency and the sophisticated coastal atmosphere of the Hampton’s style.

Delicious Art Nouveau design curved lines in this 1906 bookstore in Porto, Portugal

Delicious Art Nouveau design curved lines in this 1906 bookstore in Porto, Portugal

Beautiful interior in Hollywood regency style

I love this beautiful interior in Hollywood Regency style


What trend developments have inspired me?

It’s so great that wallpaper and murals are back in fashion.  I have been playing around with design and creating my own patterns to produce a range of original wallpapers.

Custom Wallpaper Design by JoAnn

Custom Wallpaper Design by JoAnn

 

I admire that fashion is open to exploring more colour in interior design in 2016.  Neutral palettes have been around far too long in Queensland now.  Let’s embrace colour!

 

 

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