Queensland Homes Spring - Summer 2017

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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2 min
editor's letter

Welcome to our latest issue of Queensland Homes Magazine – and our first edition of what will now be a bi-annual release, hence why we've combined two seasons into one beautiful, bright issue! This time of year is a unanimous favourite here at QH headquarters, as the refreshing renewal of Spring deliveres us ripe and ready for a relaxed Summer season of celebration, so we are embracing the change. With two issues released every year, it will allow us to offer you, our loyal readers, a really fantastic digital presence across our website, blog and thriving social media community, with lots of fresh and fab content to share, and some exciting digital magazines and downloadable guides coming your way in the near future too. We will showcase more homes, more…

3 min
the trove

Sustainable style Want to add some history to your home? Provincial Home Living’s Abbey range of console, coffee and dining tables is made from recycled timber with a story. Each table is lovingly handcrafted from reclaimed elm, sourced from village doors in provincial China, showcasing the history and character of its previous life. We love the medieval stretcher design, with its regal, hand-carved urn-shaped legs, too. provincialhomeliving.com.au Vinyl’s new spin Bonnie and Neil has collaborated with Byzantine Design on an exciting vinyl rug collection. Drawing inspo from their popular tile patterns, the Bonnie and Neil x Byzantine Design rugs rethink this old-school material in fresh ways. bonnieandneil.com.au On point Add some masterful style to your MasterChef dreams with the beautifully crafted Shun Hikari utility knives. Named after the Japanese word for illumination, these lightweight knives…

1 min
interiors inspired

Fortunately, the owners of this unit were agreeable to a ‘back to the bones’ renovation, which included removing the dated stucco walls and ceramic tiled floors. The unit was then refinished with new square set solid plaster to the walls and ceilings and faux timber flooring. Due to the size of the apartment, the kitchen and bathroom cabinets as well as the walls and ceiling are all finished in white and the existing anodized aluminum window and door frames have been softened with the addition of white plantation shutters. Navy blue was chosen as the accent colour throughout. The bedrooms feature whitewashed rattan furniture, white bedcovers with navy cushions and bed end blankets. The existing rattan lounge suite was retained and reupholstered with navy and neutral fabric.’ Gail’s retail outlet, Signature on Hastings showcases her particular…

3 min
global style lady luxe

“The home showcases Kelly’s signature taupe interiors, mixed with clean lines and old-Hollywood glamour” N EUTR AL TERRITORY A restrained palette of beige, black and white allows touches of greenery and burnt orange to really pop. Even if you’ve never heard of Kelly Hoppen, you would definitely know of her star-studded list of clients and friends. Let’s just say, Elton John has sat at this designer’s dinner table once or twice during her 40-year career. A frequent entertainer, Kelly requires a home that can comfortably host her A-list guests, and she found it in this spacious London property. When she first laid eyes on the former auction house it was derelict, but with plenty of light and open space it also had stacks of potential – and Kelly couldn’t resist the opportunity to…

4 min

“A historically sensitive approach to the design has ensured the new layout flows smoothly… The incredible cathedral ceilings are now a major focal point”“Clever personal touches and soft coastal colours help give each bedroom unique character. In the master bedroom, the vibe is relaxed beach chic”“The family agree they never tire of the ever-changing ocean outlook, or the majestic gardens that surround the historic property” PERFECTLY AGED The new kitchen references the home’s heritage with classic fixtures, original windows and subway tile. KEEPING WITH TRADITION The home’s original fireplaces have pride of place in the living areas and ensure Seaview’s history stays alive. PAR ADISE ROOM Quirky flamingo details and a fun palette of pink and aqua make this room a teen’s paradise. IT’S A WRAP The elegant covered wraparound verandah is a heritage feature the family were…

4 min
style fusion

Mixing a handful of design styles is often a risky business, but in the case of this new build, breaking the rules definitely paid off. The generously proportioned home expertly fuses a range of influences to create a comfortable and luxurious space that’s perfectly in tune with the Queensland environment. “It’s a unique melting pot,” says architect Bayden Goddard from BGD Architects. “We used tin roof and weatherboard, so it picks up the Brisbane vernacular, then we’ve spiced it up a little bit. There are traditional elements with colonial and Caribbean influences as well.” Builder Cameron McDonald from MCD Construction says he realised from the outset the home would be a memorable project. “With the level of detail in the build, just looking at the plans I knew it would be…