Queensland Homes Autumn - Winter 2019

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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Our Queensland building and design talent continue to impress this issue, with one of the most extensive and outstanding roundups of interiors, bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, renovations and real homes to date. I absolutely love the whole look and mood of our front cover home, courtesy of Darren James Interiors – it’s cool, contemporary style at its finest, merging an artful edge with comfortable luxe (just the way we like it!). You can see more of this beautiful Tennyson home in the Interior Design Showcase (starting page 29), alongside room reveals from some of Queensland’s finest interior designers. And that’s all before we even get to the sensational homes that we have to share with you! From architect-designed Queenslander transformations that will blow your mind, to cool coastal cottage renewals and aspirational…

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the trove

Stacks on Favouring clean, simple lines, the Base stacking stool from Brisbane furniture artisans Mast Furniture can stack three high for nice and easy storage. From $350, mastfurniture.com.au Earthy delights Launching mid-2019, Indu Editions by local ethical design brand Tulasii is a limited-edition range of linen throws, cushions, and organic cotton scarves, hand-printed by the artisans of Bagru, Rajasthan, using natural dyes made from plant, mineral, earth and flowers. indueditions.com The hot seat First developed in 1959 by legendary Danish architect and professor Bodil Kjaer, the Indoor-Outdoor series now joins Carl Hansen & Son’s curated edit of classic designer furniture. The collection includes the BK13 Swing Sofa, available through Cult. cultdesign.com.au Natural beauty Layer upon layer of handcrafted palm fringe attached to beautifully woven matting make the new wall-hangings from sustainable design brand The Dharma Door a…

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global style beyond the great

An uber-cool, contemporary setting for life and art, Beyond is the home of Stefan Antoni, the director of international architectural firm Saota. It’s a high-end, luxury family home that offers the full comfort of modern living married to elemental architecture, spread across a mammoth six levels. From the expansive double-height top levels, it makes the most of its dramatic setting on a steep hillside that drops off to white beaches and the Twelve Apostles below. Towering ceilings are framed by glass, the garden opens directly onto Table Mountain National Park and the expansive pool appears to blend into the sea beyond. “From its expansive double-height top levels, this house makes the most of its dramatic setting on a steep hillside that drops off to white beaches below” The top two levels house the…

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chic regent

Tristan and Aisling were already familiar with the work of interior designers Kylie Mann and Nyria King through their former roles at iconic Queensland design studio John Croft Design (Kylie had previously worked on Tristan’s parents’ home). So, when it came time to move into their new home, they knew the designers’ shared style and taste would translate well into the chic, sophisticated family living they aspired to, with carefully curated furniture and furnishing designs to suit their home and young family. “Aisling shared her Pinterest account with us, where she had been collecting images of interiors and furniture that she liked. This helped communicate what style and colours they were drawn to, and it was immediately obvious that Hollywood Regency was the most common style that they liked,” explains Kylie…

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softly spoken

Home to Keven and Sarah and their two sons, the house was in need of a style refresh when the couple contacted Earthborne by Design over Facebook. Principal designer Paul Coulson worked with associate designer Verona Searchfield on a new look that would deliver both comfort and class. “As part of our initial design meeting, I had asked the client to create a folder on Pinterest of the kind of interior looks and styles they liked – it soon became apparent they preferred a relaxed Hamptons-inspired look,” says Paul of their conceptualisation process. “This became the design direction for the whole project, allowing us as designers to adapt the style to what we ended up calling ‘colonial Hamptons’.” The original red brick house had good structural bones to work with, so Earthborne…

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bold botanical

When Tracey and her husband Darren purchased this southeast Brisbane home in 2007, it was what the interior designer describes as “a complete ‘80s renovator… but with great bones!” Cue an impressive transformation. “The home is located in an area with great schools, so we definitely renovated with family in mind. There is nothing precious about the home,” explains Tracey, who’s a mother to three teenage boys. The stunning results very much belie the challenges that the renovation presented, though. “This ended up being a much larger project than first anticipated,” says Tracey. “The kitchen and bathrooms were completely untouched and every wall had a different dark colour. All three bathrooms were completely redone, as was the laundry. Plus, the raked ceilings were dark pine so the house felt very cave-like,” she…