Queensland Homes Autumn 2016

Find inspiration in each and every edition with our colourful and in-depth pictorials, Australian Style and global design trends, colour schemes and interior design ideas, as well as a showcase of the best architect and building products and services to assist you with your renovation, building and or design project both in-house and outdoors.

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in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

Welcome to our latest issue, our first release for the new year and, I think, a really exciting one.We’ve dedicated most of this issue to showcasing some really inspiring homes – renovations that go to show that with a little imagination, a lot of bravery and a team of experts behind you, your dream home can be realised. Case in point, our spectacular front cover home, belonging to interior decorator Sophia Cameron. She and her family have transformed this old cottage into a majestic masterpiece – a real showpiece of classic Paddington style. I was thrilled to walk through Sophia’s home on the day we did our photo shoot and discover such a light filled, fabulously flamboyant yet utterly charming retreat, right in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most charming…

1 min
pattern perfection

Colour and pattern through vibrant wallpaper and textured fabrics, creates a dynamic and playful space in any home. Unique combinations of vivid colour and eclectic patterning make a dramatic statement and imbue your home with a stamp of individuality. Sandra Baston, Director of Soho Interiors, believes the key to making the trend work is to allow each item to speak for itself, while still respecting the relationship between pattern, colour and texture. “Experiment to discover combinations that harmonise and complement rather than fight and oppose. Most importantly, ensure there is a colour thread working through the scheme.” Another look that’s on trend right now is large, brushstroke patterns in either bold or natural hues.The abstract brushstroke design on this beautiful French Linen lampshade by Soho Interiors softens the industrial concrete base and…

4 min
the creatives

Trendsetting homewares and style finds for the season; and unearth the maker of artisan stoneware collection, Relik. GET TO KNOW LUKE MANSINI… I KNEW I WANTED TO BE DESIGNER WHEN… I wanted to be some sort of artist from a very young age. I was brought up in a household full of music and art and was always encouraged to express myself freely in whatever way I chose.The Steiner School in Samford, which bases all of its teaching around a philosophy of creativity and play, provided my primary education plus the art teacher in high school also took me under her wing. Being a designer was always going to happen. I LOVE THE WORK I DO BECAUSE… It suits my temperament. I like my own space – I’m a bit solitary and I’m a dreamer.When…

2 min
design pilgrim

1. Brisbane-based rebel designers FIFTEENTHIRTYEIGHT are one of our favourite new finds! This talented duo are creating furniture pieces with some serious cred. Case in point:The Modernist. It’s not just a coffee table, it’s a geometric gem. All pieces are made to order. Check them out and give them some local love! fifteenthirtyeight.com 2. Designer and stylist Emma Elizabeth has put her cross disciplinary approach to design into the NATURAL PROGRESSION collection, as part of Designer Rugs designer collaborations.The three designs – Plumage, Medusa and Pisces – can be customised to a square, rectangle, circular or triangular rug form. designerrugs.com.au /emmaelizabethdesigns.com 3. Working from homes in Sydney and Byron Bay, LYN & TONY create beautiful images, objects and installations.Their ‘Scented Intoxication’ exhibition featured objects made from stretched salvaged calf leather and wax…

2 min
design +

SPECIALISING IN HANDMADE, LARGE PRINTS AND SIGNATURE ART PIECES,THE LADIES BEHIND ANEWALL DECIDED TO TURN THEIR LOVE FOR HISTORIC,VINTAGE ART AND DECOR INTO SOMETHING THEY COULD SHARE WITH THE WORLD.THEIR HIGH IMPACT WALLPAPER, PHOTOGRAPHS AND MURALS ARE SURE TO TRANSFORM ANY SPACE INTO A FEAT OF DESIGN. ANEWALL.COM With their dark amber bottles, the hand poured scented soy candles by Australian makers PLAIN AND SIMPLE remind us of old-world elixirs and remedies and cast the mind back in time to when the local doctor might prescribe leeches for the common cold.We highly recommend the Sandlewood scent for its deep, woody, yet unexpectedly sweet aroma – perfect for these Autumn nights. plainandsimple.com.au Utilising a wide variety of organic matter from native Australian flora and fauna, Made OF Australia’s unglazed ceramic art, jewellery and…

2 min
modern classic

When this family of four commissioned Rylo to transform their home, they knew they wanted a home that would grow as they grew, offering a decadent space for entertaining while still embodying a familial, colourful feel with an international flavour. “The family living in the house was growing out of it very fast,” explains Lauren, designer behind the project; her husband, Ryan, was responsible for the build.“We wanted to pay homage to the history of the little cottage but keep it current and in the 21st century.” The Rylo touch means designing and working on a project from the beginning – and as a young family themselves, they perfectly understood just what needed to be done to transform the home.As timber renovation specialists, too, it simply enhanced the end result: a home…