Queensland Homes Summer 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

Summer has well and truly arrived! As I write this from my home on the very first glorious, sunny Sunday afternoon of October (yes, we work that far ahead here!), I can hear the kids out in the backyard, splashing in the pool, clearly loving being back in the water now that Brisbane’s infamous windy season has finally blown away. Bracing for the heat to come, I can already feel that annual battle begin – trying to keep my charming little Queenslander cool! We’ve packed away the heaters and thrown open the casement windows and French doors to let the cool breeze through, and I’ve turned my attention to creating a whole new look for our verandah, where we will be relaxing, eating and entertaining hereon in. Because that’s such…

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GHIFY’S new collection Once Upon a Queenslander includes rustic high bench tables made from recycled floorboards, ceiling beams and battens salvaged from old Queenslander homes, all made by hand in their Brisbane workshop. ghify.com MIGOALS RANGE OF NOTEBOOKS AND STATIONERY IS ALL ABOUT FUN, BRIGHT AND CHEEKY INSPIRATION FOR THE PLANNERS, GO-GETTERS, DREAMERS AND GOAL SETTERS. CONSIDER THEM YOUR PUSH ALONG THE PATH TO SUCCESS. MIGOALS.COM The Origami freestanding bath and basin by Kelly Hoppen for APAISER has a zen-like aesthetic, with the folded surface a mix of sophistication and minimalism. Made entirely of hard finished stone composite and available in Charcoal,Taupe, Linen and Polar White exclusively from Rogerseller. rogerseller.com.au THE NEW NOD RANGE IS MADE FOR ENSEMBLE BEDS,WITH HAND-PAINTED DESIGNS ON LIGHTWEIGHT ECO-WOOD THAT CAN BE STUCK DIRECTLY ONTO THE WALL. SAVVY!…

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sara hingle – these walls

Get to know Sara Hingle… MY WORK I knew I wanted to be a designer... Always.To create and make is in my bones. I hadn’t decided whether or not I would be a photographer or designer until I was at uni, however I chose a course that offered both. It was 50-50 to start with but in the end design and illustration won out! I love the work that I do because… It satisfies me creatively and challenges me on new levels every day – such as the day-to-day learning of how to run a business! Until this point I have freelanced which was a fairly simple formula: receive brief, fulfil brief, invoice.These days there’s a little more going on in the background to that, and, while sometimes I just want to create all day,…

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child’s play

SUN STYLE Those with style-savvy tots pay attention, because Babiators are in. Vogue and Ellen De Generes both love these kid-friendly sunnies and you will too. Sturdy and bright, these will last through whatever adventure your children embark on (while looking completely and utterly fabulous). babiators.com HEAR ME ROAR Fiercely protecting your children’s books, Bobo the Dinosaur is a bookend that’s seriously cute and tough as nails.The soft yet heavy form makes it ideal for the little ones’ bedroom or nursery – it’s a toy, but with plenty of charming functionality. zanui.com.au SANDY WONDERS Perfect for summer and those long-awaited trips to the beach! These sand toys from Hape put a new spin on the traditional sandcastle – instead, your little ones will rival some of the world’s greatest architects by crafting the Parthenon, Eiffel…

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design pilgrim

1. Mornington Peninsula-based artist and designer,Alice Keep, has evolved her KEEPRESIN range to include contemporary hand crafted resin homewares, lighting, tables and planters. Each piece has hints of her signature style, with a simplicity in form we love. Our pick of the new collection: the Grey Marble resin finish. keepresin.com.au 2. Originally conceived for an architectural project in the English countryside, the mammoth FAYLAND table boasts the shared aesthetics of e15 and David Chipperfield. Made of solid wood, a horizontal bar with centred support and table ends that overlap the frame, providing additional seating space, it’s form and function at its finest.You can cross over to the dark side with a black version, too. Starting from $8,620 from Living Edge. livingedge.com.au 3. Page Thirty Three are exploring the geometry of sculpture and…

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highgate house

Highgate House chief designer Leigh Boswell grew up cocooned in a world of beautiful things; an interior decorator mother and a father who built high-end residential properties meant an innate passion for design developed in this creative woman at a young age. Launched as a partnership with her mother over 20 years ago, Leigh Boswell is now living out her dream, directing a team of three other talented interior designers and decorators under the Highgate House name. Decades of Australian and international design experience back this tight-knit professional group, which specialises in the residential sector, as well as boutique commercial projects. Leigh explains that the most important part of her job is to “inspire” her clients, noting that every finish, piece and design detail selected is done so with the specific individual’s…