Queensland Home Design + Living

Queensland Home Design + Living

Immerse yourself in Queensland’s finest homes and most impressive interiors. Enjoy the 2020 BDAQ Awards, recognising the achievements of the industry, or gain expert insight into how to senior-proof your dwelling. Delve into the benefits of environmentally-friendly homes, or get lost in the unique possibilities of custom wood panelling. Whether you’re looking to restore a damaged home, or bring a new lease of life into a tired interior, let this carefully curated guide be your source of home inspiration and style success.

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in this issue

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from the editor

FROM THE EDITOR Over the last 18 months, our homes have gone from a simple place to sleep at night, to our offices, restaurants, theatres, gyms, schools and much, much more. Having a comfortable and functional abode has never been more essential than it is today, so many homeowners are taking the time to transform their houses into their own personal haven, with an abundance of added luxuries. This issue #19 of Queensland Home Design + Living embraces change and steps boldly into a new decade with confidence. For the new homeowners out there, purchasing a property in need of a renovation can be a daunting prospect, so we asked our industry professionals all the hard questions. For a start, if you’re looking to downsize or future-proof your home ‘Taming The…

1 min
the latest news from the local industry

The latest news from the local industry SUMMER SUN SOLUTIONS Dune Outdoor Luxuries is pleased to welcome TUUCI umbrellas to both the Brisbane and Gold Coast showrooms. Manufactured in Miami, USA, TUUCI delivers a shade revolution, producing umbrellas composed of marine-grade aluminium alloy, fibreglass and stainless steel to create beautiful yet extremely durable shade structures that perform in the toughest environments, including harsh UV and strong winds. Labelled TUUCI Tuff-skins, this range of umbrellas comes with endless options for fabrics, trims, fringes, finishes, colours and textures to suit your outdoor needs. Dune Outdoor Luxuries’ newest supplier is focused on eco-friendly innovation – TUUCI’s shades are modular, made to be reused for various shade systems. In addition to offering the ultimate outdoor luxury for residential homes, TUUCI umbrellas are perfectly suited…

1 min
crafted and drafted for the awards

CRAFTED AND DRAFTED FOR THE AWARDS The Craftsman and The Draftsman is excited to announce it has entered its stunning creation ‘The Craftsman’s Home’ into the New South Wales 2021 HIA Awards, placing it in the Spec Home category. The husband-and-wife duo Bill and Amanda Shaw wanted to try something new this year, entering one of their builds in an award for the first time. ‘The Craftsman’s Home’ was perfect for this venture, full of detailed designs and carpentry. With all the materials, plans, photos and information required for submission, entering the awards was a lengthy process, but well worth it for the experience of putting this incredible display of quality craftsmanship out into the world. The Shaws hope that with a home designed for the land, with detailed panelling…

1 min
options, options, options

OPTIONS, OPTIONS, OPTIONS About Space Lighting continues to hit all the right notes with its custom pendant lighting. The innovative company is pleased to announce the new release of Icon With Cambio, an Australian-made state-of-the-art pendant. The Icon With Cambio can be altered to any length and colour. As with many of the lighting options at About Space Lighting, this pendant offers customers the opportunity to create their own design to suit their home. Choose from a multitude of shade options, including classic black or white, and spend time mixing and matching until you find the perfect fit for you. The About Space Lighting website is a wealth of lighting knowledge. Explore the extensive range of lighting options for both indoor and outdoor spaces, read the blog for design ideas…

1 min
a new member joins the team

A NEW MEMBER JOINS THE TEAM Action Kitchens has expanded its team by welcoming Elyse O’Day on board as an in-house interior designer. “I like design because I love helping people create a vision for the space we are working on with them”, says O’Day. With a new interior designer on the team, Action Kitchens is now able to offer full design services to turn your vision into a reality. O’Day is passionate about her craft and walks clients through the process with proper guidance and expertise, solving problems in all areas of kitchen design. You can even view a virtual 3D version of the final plans before it comes to life, giving you the confidence that your ideas and inspiration have been heard. “This is great for me working…

1 min
a sustainable collaboration

A SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION Bamboo Building Products is proud to release three new hot products to the Australian market; the Super Dome, Super Groove and Fremantle wall panels. Made from vertical stripe engineered bamboo, the Super Dome is made of two large domes, whereas the Super Groove is composed of two large ‘scallops’. These stunning wall panels are easy to work with, quick to install and their tongue-and-groove design allows for the perfect fit. Once installed, you can paint or stain the panels any colour you please. The Fremantle is a version of Bamboo Building Products’ ever-popular S Panel Range. Featuring three large 35mm flat sections with routed grooves for a genuine architectural look, these wall panels are easy to work with and quick to install. The Fremantle comes pre-finished in…