Queensland Homes Summer 2016

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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in this issue

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editor’s letter

You know that summer has arrived when everything just starts to feel a little lighter, and a whole lot brighter! The longer, lazy days ahead offer plenty of reasons to smile, don’t you think? I’m definitely ready to say hello to the season’s bounty. For me, summer’s best is all about early mornings with gorgeous sunrises, and sunsets with sundowners; beach days, pool parties, backyard BBQs and dining outside, in the garden and under the stars. It’s a bright and breezy season – which is why we’ve chosen the stunning beach house that graces our front cover this issue, with that colourful, fun and vibrant interior designed by Cedar and Suede.You might remember Carlene and Michael Duffy from The Block – Glasshouse a few years back. This style-savvy couple hails…

1 min
lifestyle with difference

Creating quality homes tailored to your tastes and private sanctuaries that are not only visually appealing but also beautifully designed.Their experienced team takes pride in transforming your home into a space where you can truly relax and feel your most comfortable. The John Croft Design team have an established reputation for building excellent relationships with their clients, creating a solid trust between you and your interior designer. The initial brief is your opportunity to put your likes and dislikes on the table, ensuring that your designer can tailor and personalise your project, refurbishment, new or existing home to you specifically. Attention to detail and a reputation of placing clients needs first, has led to an outstanding word of mouth rapport for John Croft Design, bringing new clients and existing clients back for…

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180 DEGREES Destination inspiration from one of Noosa’s most stylish beachside holiday homes. queenslandhomes.com.au/home-living/lifestyle HELLENIC ESCAPE Bring the holiday home with a peek inside the gorgeous interiors of San Georgio hotel, Mykonos. It’s pure bohemian luxury, with whitewashed and light filled spaces and a laidback, rustic Greek island aesthetic. It’s so divine! queenslandhomes.com.au/home-living/lifestyle/ GROWN & GATHERED Matt and Lentil are a total delight. Authors, educators, bloggers and advocates for sustainability and a bright future, they’ve put their love into their first book – Grown & Gathered. We’ve rounded up our favourite creative, wholefood recipes from them, just for you. queenslandhomes.com.au/homeandliving/lifestyle LOST + FOUND If you love the story behind Once Was Lost (page 32), be sure to check out more of the beautful, fairtrade produced fashion and homewares from this Hervey Bay-based creative couple. queenslandhomes.com.au/home-living/design-decorating QH LOVES Our…

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a feast of flavours

Pawpaw Cafe is a serene space which invites diners to linger and enjoy the superb menu. Both Western and Asian cuisine feature on the breakfast and lunch menu, but at night, the emphasis is on Thai.Their signature Massaman curry is a feast of rich flavours garnered from slow cooked beef cheek, and redolent with the subtle flavours of Thai spices. For veggie lovers, the Yum eggplant is very aptly named, and a must try. Catering for up to 60 people, Pawpaw is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, and from Wednesday to Sunday for dinner. Pawpaw Cafe has hosted birthdays and bridal showers, baby showers and hens’ parties. Particularly popular at Pawpaw are the vegan and gluten free HighTeas.These special occasions can be held in any of their three…

1 min
the lust list

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3 min
the trove

Colour Wash Recurrent includes indigo and rose-hued towels and fresh new prints for cushions, throws and art from collective Lumiere Art & Co. lumiereartandco.com.au Ahoy there! Hello, languid days and balmy nights. Every Aussie worth their salt know that nothing says summertime quite like a pool party or backyard bbq – and we’ll be getting the party popping with this funky little anchor bottle opener from Sunnylife. It’s the perfect accessory for the life aquatic – and a sailor cap is always optional! sunnylife.com Blooming Lovely The Spring/Summer 2016 collection from KEEPRESIN is oh-so-pretty! We’re loving every piece from Mornington Peninsula based artist and designer, Alice Keep – like these gorgeous and colourful resin vessels, perfect for the season’s blooms. keepresin.com.au Artist Impression The work of artist Emma Gale celebrates a love for colour, shape and texture.…