If you are looking for Perth interior design tips then you have come to the right place! Sasha deBretton is CEO of Million Dollar Makeovers and has turned the renovation world on its head with her rapid high-quality renovation formula.
In this blog Sasha explains how to decorate in neutral tones – how to do white right.
The problem with using a lot of white in a space is that it can appear harsh, cold and sterile. White is never boring, but it can be stark and off-putting if not done right. White is a wonderful colour as it gives a feeling of freshness to a space, but it does need to be warmed up a bit and its hard edges smoothed away.
How to select the right white for you
There are two types of whites – cool and crisp or warm and romantic. So if you want a minimalist design with simple lines, a sense of purity and a few stand-out pieces of furniture, then choose modern, crisp whites with blue, grey or green undertones. These cool and crisp whites also suit a city beach or a shabby chic/vintage design as well.
However for a warmer, cosy feel with for example lots of lace and texture – then go for the creamy whites with yellow undertones.
It’s all about contrast
If you use an all-white wall colour you have a blank canvas for either your minimalist or your romantic theme – but be careful because getting a white room right can be difficult.
Crisp whites blend well with pastel shades, but if there is not enough contrast the whole room can appear rather drab and tired. Try contrasting different flooring textures with white walls, such as timber or carpets with geometric patterns.
White can unify different rooms – paint all the walls in your home the same white colour, add a few contrasting feature walls, and you have the basis for your dream design – glamour, country, modern or French to name a few.
Add texture and colour in the furnishings, select traditional or modern furniture, throws, cushions and art work. As long as you feel comfortable in the spaces that’s all that matters. But remember that different types of whites do not necessarily go together well, so make sure you test them first or get advice from a colour specialist.
For more design ideas visit Sasha’s showcase studio in Perth. Interior design has never been so good!
CLIENTS THAT LOVE US
Sasha deBretton infuses her heart and soul into her fabulous home renovations in Perth – to give her client’s their dream home and dream lifestyle that they have always wanted. Over the years Sasha has received many, many thank you letters and testimonials from her ecstatic clients – and in this blog Sasha shares a recent testimonial from a very happy client in Perth.
Client HistorySasha’s client returned to Perth after 17 years and moved into a townhouse in West Leederville. It had been rented out for the last 15 years and was looking very shabby and unloved. Sasha’s client knew that she wanted to stay in the area and was keen to do a total renovation – but after hearing horror stories of friends’ renovations that had gone seriously over budget and dragged on for almost a year - she wasn’t looking forward to what lay ahead. Knowing her busy lifestyle and lack of interest in DIY and after watching Sasha’s Million Dollar Makeover stories on the ‘Home in WA program’, her sister-in-law suggested that she contact Sasha about her home renovation in Perth.
“Sasha bowled me over at our first meeting and came up with some fabulous design ideas to complement the few of my own. I never imagined that work would even start before Christmas but when Sasha heard that I was leaving for a 3 week trip to Europe in early September her immediate response was that she could start and have most of the work completed while I was away, thus minimising the inconvenience of having to vacate my home for 4 weeks”.
The MDM rapid renovation, home renovation express ride!Within a week Sasha’s client had visited the Million Dollar Makeover showroom in Perth for a consultation with Rachel the interior design consultant and had a house full of assorted tradesmen who were providing quotes on all the work! Disaster! It all came to a (temporary) grinding halt when her client couldn’t face the prospect of storing all her furniture and possessions after having moved and unpacked less than 2 months previously. But Sasha came to the rescue so that when her client boarded a plane she was relaxed and confident knowing that her house was being packed by professionals.
“Without exception everyone on the Million Dollar Makeover team has been professional, friendly and accommodating and has done everything possible to take the stress out of renovating. I’d particularly like to thank Sasha for seeing the potential in my home and Rachel for her design guidance, impeccable taste and for gently encouraging me out of my comfort zone at times. Finally, I would like to thank my wonderful and always upbeat Project Manager Julie for whom nothing was too much trouble or any request too trivial. Your attention to detail and insistence on quality and excellence has meant that we have been on the same page throughout the renovation”.
“Sasha your business concept is amazing and fills a real gap in the market. I can’t believe how easy and stress free the process has been and what a beautiful home you have created for me - on time and on budget. You’ve delivered what it says on your sign and my home has gone from “drabulous to fabulous” in just over 4 weeks. At the same time my family and friends have gone from being sceptical to totally amazed at the transformation and the quality of the workmanship”.This testimonial from a delighted client brought a tear to Sasha’s eye - as it her clients that inspire Sasha to work her amazing miracles and change the lives of so many deserving people. Sasha started her Million Dollar Makeover home renovation business in Perth because she knew that she could make a difference to the renovation industry and make home renovations easy and hassle free. Sasha is very proud of her team who help her show that what everyone thinks is IMPOSSIBLE is POSSIBLE with a touch of Million Dollar Makeover