Queensland Homes Spring 2015

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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from the editor

No one does outdoor living quite like Queenslanders. It’s what we’re known for, after all. With a climate that can swing from hot and humid to tropical delight and a winter season that is anything but unbearable, we’re lucky enough to be able to utilise and make the most of the spaces we have, both indoors and outside, all year round. Whether you’re sky high with a balcony begging for some love, trying to grow a garden in a small inner city courtyard, or lucky enough to have your own private eden on your doorstep, we’ve got you covered with our fabulous Outdoor and Poolside Living special edition (attached to the back of this issue!). It’s filled to the brim with inspiring ideas, amazing designer projects and expert tips to create your…

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stunning asian fusion

Blue Moon’s boutique showroom showcases many original decorator pieces as well as stunning contemporary furniture. As shown here, the stunning old door set makes for a fabulous backdrop for a master bedroom. The large, teak daybeds are a great addition to any outdoor living room in the tropics. Clients have long relied on the buying expertise of owner and importer Jenny Wall to select the finest individual new and antique pieces from the Far East, firmly establishing Blue Moon as a premier supplier of quality furniture in the Far North. Blue Moon offers customised design for all areas of your home. From sofas, chairs and outdoor furnishings right through to bedrooms, creating a unique look couldn’t be easier. Simply choose from their large selection of fabric hangers and they will do the…

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inspiring spaces

“Through our studio displays, we aim to create an inviting and positive ambience that encourages forward thinking and creative design,” says Sandra from Soho Interiors. The current display combines the elegance of a classical look with contemporary and innovative style. This look was accomplished by combining usually contrasting styles and elements. This is evoked in the abstract wallpaper that is balanced with the bold and angular lines of the iron and marble console, as well as the retro black and white photographs. The use of colour was controlled to create a refined palette, with bursts of vibrant colour to create interest. Soho Interiors adore the look of the classical style armchair that has been designed with structured contrast piping, coupled with the playfulness of the bright brushstroke scatter cushions. Another favourite feature…

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Gold Coast designer Sara Hingle has us swooning big time with her cushions and wallpaper designs she’s called THESE WALLS. With a definite graphic element yet an understated, earthy style, we think her designs are really beautiful and covetable. thesewalls.com.au Artist LISA MADIGAN’S work doesn’t so much speak as it does whisper. With an atmospheric, almost ethereal style, her Light series of paintings are layered with oil on wood and completed with a round copper frame. Modern, contemporary simplicity at its finest. lisamadigan.com.au It was a match made in typo heaven when PAGE THIRTY THREE teamed up with BLACKLIST on the Art Series collaboration, transforming their signature customisable Cinematic Light Box with the latter’s distinctive hand lettering style. It’s available through selected design stores and online. pagethirtythree.com Founded by two Brisbane…

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shannon sheedy

Get to know Shannon Sheedy… MY WORK I love what I do because… I have the opportunity to express my creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and compassion all at the same time. I love the opportunities and challenges that arise from running a small business and building an ethical brand. By providing design and quality training, market opportunities, fair wages and more, we are able to work towards mutually-beneficial sustainable trading relationships with our artisans. I find it incredibly rewarding. I am most inspired creatively by… Many things, especially nature. However my designs are always based on the artisan’s skills and available raw materials. Marissa Mayer from Google once said “Creativity loves constraint” and this is certainly true for us. The challenge is in looking at a fibre or traditional craft technique with fresh eyes to design…

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design pilgrim

1. Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has injected his fun-loving artistic signature into a collection of striking, contemporary cement tiles for Bisazza. True to his slightly off beat ‘pop art’ style, the HAYON COLLECTION has a countless number of combinations, depending on how the tiles are aligned. bisazza-australia.com.au 2. Inspired by the naturally occurring geometric forms of quartz, the limited edition QTZ collection of steel seating elements by Alexander Lotersztain reflect the prismatic beauty and semi-precious qualities of minerals. The designs impressed the crowds in Milan at Ventura Lambrate this past April so much that the ‘Queen of Design’ and grand patroness of craft, Rossana Orlandi, has taken him under her wing with exclusive representation at her iconic Spazio Rossana Orlandi in the design capitals’ West End. derlot.com 3. OCHRE unveiled their latest…