The beginning of being.

After great effort or just an amazing surprise, the words are spoken that will quite literally change your life for ever. Congratulations, in just under nine months from now expect a new life to enter the world.  I remember being swept up in a vortex of emotions as the news was confirmed. Then later, as the world around me settled again, came the strange thought that this was one train ride you cannot get off until the station of your personal destination is reached. You are it for the long haul, no matter what nature brings, one has become part of a remarkable process that some how has a life force all of its own.

As a women ,your body is no longer your own, it has become an enclosure for the miracle of creation. As a partner one has to take on the role of carer, protector, supporter and sometimes even a kicking post for pent up feelings, one hell of a roller coaster ride.

The desire to do the right thing in all regards is a pressing and urgent need for both parties. High among these is the nesting instinct, the need to create a safe external enclosure for that precious gift that is going to arrive. So much to take in and decide.

The best designer advise I can give is as follows, get the foundations right and everything can slot in and build up as it evolves. The foundation of any safe baby space starts with the walls and that means paint. This is were it is so important only to decorate with a specialist product that has no toxins, solvents or hidden chemicals, yet will be easy to maintain. Colourfied offers that choice, all the worry removed, so you can just relax and enjoy creating the visual environment you dream of. Check out our Pinterest pages for inspiration and ideas.

The paint we supply was actually used for the Giant Panda enclosure in SA. because it was so pure and practical. Now if your Baby or perhaps Babies are as precious to you as a Giant Panda then it is pretty much a no brainer what to choose.  Paint so safe even expectant Mums can use it.





Ultra and Aqua

What a month, two glimpses of humanity, one that everyone has an equal right to bind themselves in love and a small window of choice in Victoria for those whose life’s journey is run. On a more selfish note it was also, my 60th birthday.

To celebrate and I mean celebrate, my family and I went to Noosa. No depression for me, just a great overwhelming feeling that 60 is my time to shine. Arrived in the rain then in the twinkle of an eye out came the sub tropical sun.

Journeyed to Rainbow beach (very fitting don’t you think) and there it was, golden sand, crystal clear water and you guessed it every shade of Ultra and Aquamarine. The Australian summer in all its glory, simply an overload of visual wonder. As I stood at the sea edge, the breeze blew the last tried threads of 50 clean away.

Did not go swimming at the beach. This is migratory whale time on this coast and to be honest, I feared setting of the Whale Strand Surf Rescue Team. Note to self: remember to book dietitian!!!!

Instead I just soaked the colour into my soul. As an imported Aussie I can say with my hand on heart this is indeed the lucky country. Bring out all the blues, the green blues the turquoise, the deep aqua, the pool party, summer time, even storm skies, just go with the flow of summer at its very best.  Plus with Coloufied paint so safe, friendly to humans and the world, you can create the mood with a completely clear conscience.

Go on, live a little.


White light

Everyone wants a safe home, but for some among us, behind closed doors there is actually a lot of darkness. That darkness takes the form of family violence and in particular violence against women. Forget the stereotypes, this issue may well be found in areas of social deprivation but make no mistake, it is also there in the smartest suburbs around.

On an extremely personal note, my first husband used to boast and I quote, “that I abuse you everyday but because I do it with words, nobody can see what I do.” So believe me when I say, that even in the most painful of times, there is light waiting to be found and hope at the end of the tunnel. That is why for me, the fact that White Ribbon day is represented by a white ribbon, is so important.

I love white, it is the colour of purity, healing and hope. White light contains within its beautiful spectrum all the colours of the world. Cool whites and warm whites, from polar bears to angel wings, the expression of white in decor is simply endless in its possibilities. It can form a blank canvas on which to express your individuality or create a serene space to hold your new born child.

At Colourfied, we wish everyone can find their way to let the white light in.