Hallmark Homes’ colour consultants, Emma-rose Bergervoet and Rachel Nicol, were inspired by form, function, colour and texture at Brickworks’ Style Inspiration Workshop, held at their Brisbane Design Studio on 6 October, 2016.
Brickworks teamed up with Kim Chadwick, Director of Australian Trend Forecast, to share the latest global trends in design, building and architecture. This half day of industry-leading training covered everything from colour theory to trend process, as well as trending housing styles, both locally and globally.
“We have used our industry insider knowledge and interpreted what’s happening in the market now, as well as looking to the future of residential design,” explained Kim Chadwick.
“It’s important that we keep on top of the latest trends in home building, and this workshop gave us an insight into up and coming trends,” said Stephanie Long, Hallmark Homes’ Director of Sales & Marketing, who also attended the workshop.
“We have two fantastic colour consultants who are dedicated to helping our clients with their colour selections, as this can be a daunting process for some.”
The Brickworks Style Inspiration Workshop gave participants a sneak peek into future housing trends and colours, providing invaluable information for Hallmark’s colour consultants to share with customers.
“Kim Chadwick’s knowledge and passion for the design industry was inspiring and uplifting. We were shown unusual, incredible buildings and trends from designers, past and present. One of my favourites was Frank Gehry, and his use of different materials and brickwork design. He proves that design has no limits,” said Emma-rose Bergervoet.
“I found the session very informative. It’s always a plus to be able to ‘see and feel’ the products in person. It’s much better than just looking at catalogues,” added Rachel Nicol.
Upcoming trends reflect the past
According to trend forecasts, the 70’s favourite, breeze blocks, are making a comeback in a big way. The contemporary blocks are distinctive, unique and provide fantastic ventilation. They are also great for screening, shading or creating a dramatic impact for decorative purposes.
“I think white and grey will be here to stay for a while, along with timber elements. Timber and timber-look floors and accents to kitchens, bathrooms and decor give a house an earthy, ‘back to nature’ feel,” explained Rachel.
Advice from our colour experts
When choosing a look for your new home, Emma-rose suggests making your scheme personal. “It’s important to make your home a reflection of you. And make sure you keep functionality and practicality in mind.”
“I advise clients to go with colours they like, not what their friends and family like. They are going to be the ones living there, and they’ll feel more comfortable coming home to something they like and have chosen themselves. Of course, we’re here to help make sure all the colours work well together and to provide ideas,” added Rachel.
‘Select by Hallmark’ opens early in the New Year! Hallmark Homes is proud to announce the opening of their brand new ‘Select by Hallmark’ Selection Centre, close to Hallmark’s head office in Southport on the Gold Coast.
“With two experienced colour consultants on hand to assist with our clients’ selections, we are very excited to be able to showcase all of our home inclusions and optional upgrades in this purpose-built space,” explained Stephanie Long.
“Whether you’re building an investment property or your very first home, our colour consultants can take you through all the colour options, finishes and fixtures, as well as guide you through your home colour selection process.”
“Clients can expect to be wowed by this new centre! It’s a great place to get up close and personal with all the products available for your new home,” added Rachel.
‘Select by Hallmark’ is due to open early in 2017. It is exclusive to Hallmark Homes’ clients, and entry is by appointment only.