Queensland Homes Spring - Summer 2019/2020

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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This issue really packs a punch when it comes to showing off the best of our state’s style. From contemporary coastal abodes and innovative inner-city escapes to award-winning minimalist masterpieces, the homes and spaces featured in this issue are diverse and outstanding examples of Queensland living at its finest. Delve into the Interior Design Showcase to get your style fix – it’s full of incredible designer looks to give you all the inspiration and ideas you need to transform your own living spaces (we’re willing to bet you’ll be dreaming up a fresh new look for your home before you’re done!). And check out the work of some of the state’s best architects and build and design experts, who take us inside their latest projects, including the overhaul of a rundown…

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the trove

Into the blue The Big Sur rug from Dash & Albert is one of the latest modern creations from the brand’s collaboration with renowned American interior designer Mark D Sikes. Inspired by the Japanese art of Kasuri weaving, which creates ikat patterns in indigo, the blue and ivory wool design offers a cool shot of East meets West style. dashandalbert. com.au Best seats in the house Introducing your next obsession: these sculptural chairs from Cult that are simply begging for the spotlight. Whether you choose the Contour chair from Carl Hansen & Son (far right) or the Hay Bernard lounge chair, which combines solid oak or stained beech with leather or an industrial-strength marine canvas slip cover, you’ll be sitting pretty. Add these eye-catching pieces to cosy corners or make them the hero…

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under the indian sun - treasures of the taj

Introducing the Taj collection by Brisbane-based interior design studio Rachel Elizabeth Interiors & Textiles. The design duo has released their first exclusive range of furniture, including dining chairs, armchairs, benches, screens, writing tables, sideboards, trunks and cabinets. Handcrafted by traditional artisans in Rajasthan, the new furniture range is a showcase of timeless style combining luxury and quality synonymous with the Rachel Elizabeth Interiors brand. Designed by Principal Designer Rachel Scott and her mother and Director Toni Scott, the designers’ Indian travels subtly influence this exclusive range. Rachel and Toni have worked in close collaboration with family-owned socially sustainable businesses in India. Their personal relationship with the families and frequent inspections at each stage of production using age old artisan techniques has resulted in an inherent beauty often seen in pieces lovingly finished by hand. “Our…

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local hero

Designed and constructed by the team at Darren James Interiors, the full-scale overhaul of this luxurious property is a masterclass in modern Australian style. Originally built in the mid-2000s, the house boasted large living and outdoor areas, but only two bedrooms: one guest bedroom downstairs and an upstairs master suite. Tasked with turning it into a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, Darren James Interiors have transformed the living spaces of this luxury waterfront residence. “Our client is a very private businessman who often entertains and hosts his overseas clientele at home,” explains designer Darren James. “He wanted his home to be a reflection and showcase of the enviable Australian lifestyle.” Although the home enjoys water views, the client envisaged an unexpected and restrained Australian bush palette of sage green, beige and grey with touches of…

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long island allure

Taking the relaxed elegance of the New York state region Long Island as inspiration, interior designer Di Henshall and interior architect Zoe Wallis from Di Henshall Interior Design have transformed this Sunshine Coast home into a haven of sophisticated calm. “Long Island is where the Hamptons style originated from. It’s an interior style that we always find to be especially popular here in Queensland, and one that our clients for this project specified in their design brief to us,” says Di Henshall. “They wanted us to design them a beautiful Long Island-inspired home with a coastal touch.” Close to the Noosa River, the home’s location is perfection, but its footprint is tiny, so the scale of all fixtures, fittings and furnishings had to be carefully planned. “A lot of the architectural features,…

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living the dream

When the owners of this home enlisted interior designer Lauren Pearse and builder Ryan Pearse from Rylo Co. to update their kitchen, they didn’t expect their entire lifestyle to change as a result. But husband-and-wife team Lauren and Ryan could see a way to make the heritage home more livable for the young family. “Our clients, Neil and Amanda, felt that their kitchen didn’t reflect the beauty of their home, and approached us about a renovation. However, when we went there for their initial consult, we saw so much more potential,” explains Lauren. “Ryan and I worked on a few rough plans for overhauling both the kitchen and the adjoining lounge room to make the main living space more family-friendly. Seeing the possibilities, they jumped at the opportunity!” The original lounge area…