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6. February 2015 11:28  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (1)

At Swan Valley Realty we love all things to do with Real Estate – and we are aware of the importance of presenting a property in the best possible light for sale. Keeping tabs on current interior design trends can assist in this regard.

Rob Carson from Loan Market Ellenbrook has provided some information on the current trends in interior design in Loan Market’s Insights Newsletter which I would like to pass on. If you are thinking of selling this may be useful. If not it may give you some ideas to jazz up your home for your own future enjoyment.

This is the article;

Making even simple aesthetic changes can give your home a fresh look and feel. A new year is a great time to make some updates to realign your living spaces with your personality and how you use your home.

With so many emerging trends you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed when considering a new look. So, we’ve selected three key home interior trends for 2015 to help get you started.

Are you feeling bold?

If this year is about making a statement then striking colour and geometric patterns is the emerging trend for you. Splashes of colour, watercolour prints and painted abstract designs will be popular in 2015. Cushions, artwork and ceramics can quickly and cheaply make the most of this trend. Choose either one bold colour (indigo blue will be huge this year) against white or mix several colours and don’t be afraid of clashing.

If you want to be bold without colour, use mismatched patterns to make an impact. Select a mixture of rugs, prints and cushions with contrasting patterns in neutral tones and break them up with metallic accessories.

Do you need a sanctuary?

Create a calm and relaxing space with soft colours, textures and curved edges. The soft pastels of the 80’s are making a comeback throughout wall colour, soft furnishings and artwork.

Dusky pinks, pastel greens and various shades of grey work beautifully against blond wood furniture and can soften concrete finishes too.

Pastel and blond wood accessories such as vases, bowls and picture frames are small touches that can effectively introduce this new trend economically.

Want to connect with nature?

Natural materials and colours are trending as our want to better connect with the environment and nature grows. This direction will come across through handmade embellishments, raw materials and matte finishes.

Weathered metallic accents will compliment a natural colour palette and organic textures. Introduce copper, pewter, gold and steel accessories such as vases, utensil holders, serving trays and bowls.

A unique and handmade feel will introduce plenty of woven fabric, knits, tassels and pom poms and expect organic shapes and textures. Timber furnishings will be stripped back and raw and any shiny or polished finishes will be aimed at showing off natural grains and detail.

Make updates easily with indoor plants in wooden and woven pots and hangers. Use woven wall hangings and display coral, sand stone and driftwood treasures on tables and shelves.

9. December 2014 09:21  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

As outlined in a past post there are a variety of events in Ellenbrook and Aveley hosted by community groups and businesses getting into the spirit of Christmas with Pageants, Concerts, Carols, and Arts and Markets. Now the fantastic residents of Ellenbrook and Aveley are putting on their own shows too!

The poster below gives the addresses of the great residents who have put an effort into spreading some Chrissy Cheer around the neighbourhood.

What a great cheap family night out to map out and drive by these wonderful houses. I’m looking forward to showing my children. My own photos to come…

26. November 2014 14:18  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (8)

I enjoyed a delicious coffee at the new Mecca Gourmet in Aveley last week. It is a coffee shop, pizza place and cafe that is open early until late 7days a week. The shop is beautifully fitted out, the service was great and the cakes look lovely- must try next time I visit! They do a Detox Breakfast that looks divine- it has crispy bacon, chorizo, roasted potato, garlic, onion, poached egg, avocado and salsa. Yum! Mecca Gourmet is situated at the shops on Egerton Drive, Aveley


25. November 2014 11:37  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (2)

On Sunday December 7th bring a picnic and blanket down to Aveley Playing Fields, Bolero Rd, Aveley and let the Christmas festivities begin!

12. November 2014 12:49  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

A break dancing workshop will be held at the Cool Room, Ellenbrook Youth Centre, Coolamon Sports Pavilion, Bonney Lane, Ellenbrook on Monday 17th November. Instructors Mike Reid and Stuart Eaton will be running the workshop.

Bookings are essential – call Jimmy on 0424 135 824

3. September 2014 10:46  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


Each month this update will focus on sales in either Ellenbrook or Aveley or the Rental Market in both suburbs. When sales are the focus in this update will track what price houses are selling for, how long it takes to sell a house and the capital growth of properties in Ellenbrook and surrounds for the previous 12 months. The rental Update we will cover the average prices properties are renting for in Ellenbrook, Aveley and surrounding suburbs and look at the vacancy rates for these areas.


Ellenbrook focus from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

In the upper quartile houses are selling for $495,000

In the lower quartile houses are selling for $400,000

The median sale price in Ellenbrook for the last 12 months is $435,000

On average it takes 46 days to sell a house in Ellenbrook

The approximate market variance in the past 12 months for Ellenbrook is 4.8%

Growth of nearby suburbs, Aveley 6%,The Vines 9%, Henley Brook 6.6%


These figures were obtained from REIWA (The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia) and are based on settled sales as at 30 June 2014.