Queensland Homes Autumn - Winter 2018

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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Welcome to another issue of Queensland Homes magazine, our bi-annual Winter/Autumn edition. I have a confession to make. I’m one of those rare Queenslanders who prefers the winter. I like to cocoon. I’m a typical Cancerian – my home is my cave – and I’m a firm believer that as we welcome in the cold, the style at home gets the go-ahead to heat up (because, hello, rugs-cushions-and-throws weather!). I know you’re all big fans of restyling your interiors, too (if any of the comments on our Facebook and Instagram are to go by), so we’ve put together our annual Interior Designers Showcase, bringing together the latest impressive work by some of our favourite local interior designers. They haven’t let us down, either. There are some absolutely stunning spaces in these pages…

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the trove

Mix & match Fun and colourful bedding from More Than Ever lets you keep things understated or go all out! QH readers receive 20% off (excluding sets, sale items and gift cards) with coupon code QLDHOMESLOVE. Valid until 31 October, 2018. morethanever.com.au Pretty pieces We love the unique tableware from RL Foote Design Studio. Artisanal pieces function as stunning serving-ware for your culinary creations or as a beautiful range of dinner plates, perfect for stylish entertaining. rlfootedesign.com Boho style We can't get enough of these vintage Moroccan floor cushions made from Boujaad rugs. Tulasii have gathered exotic, bohemian-inspired decor pieces from around the world for the launch of their new online shop, with their own bespoke artisan designed collections to follow. tulasii.com Oh so cool Fenton & Fenton’s collection of brass hand sculptures sets the tone for…

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mod house

When a fun-loving couple purchased this 1970s ski cabin on a huge lot in Whistler, Canada, they looked past its shabby appearance and recognised the massive potential of the property. The most common practice in Whistler is to knock down older cabins and build from scratch. However, in this case the owners wanted to retain the original structure and shape of the existing ski cabin and add a modern extension which would include a spacious master bedroom, garage, and grand entrance. The zoning of the site also allowed for a three bedroom annexe, plus a two-bedroom standalone guesthouse in addition to the primary three-bedroom residence for the couple’s family. The existing building was renovated and extended with a two-storey industrial-style addition. “Tying the buildings together was tricky, but the use of…

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retreat to luxury

The owners of this home had begun the process of transforming their interiors with Lloyd Hodgkinson, Principle Designer from Oliver Mark Interiors, while he was still working with renowned Brisbane-based interior design firm John Croft Design. “I have been working on this project for the past four years and we’ve slowly worked through the house section by section,” says Lloyd of the lengthy process. “It began with the master bedroom suite, then onto the living, dining and entry, and most recently the guest house.” With a design brief that has remained open throughout, these clients have been a designer’s dream. “Funnily enough, once I had completed the master bedroom, I never really had a brief for the living, dining, entry or guest house,” says Lloyd. “I think by this point my…

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daring design

Word of mouth is one of the greatest assets an interior designer can have. And when it comes to Di Henshall’s clients, they tend to rave. “These clients came to us through a referral from a previous client,” says Di. The brief was clear: “Make this house come alive – give it vibrancy and make sure it is the best house in New Zealand.” No small task. Although when you have an audacious design team working with an equally daring client, the results are bound to be spectacular. “Luckily our clients were not afraid of colour. They have bright, sparkly personalities,” Di says. “I wanted the interiors to reflect their style in the furnishings, fittings and lighting.” With such a breathtaking backdrop, the interiors needed to blend harmoniously with, rather than detract or…

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beachside beauty

“The main inspiration for the interior design came from the home’s glorious beach setting and the incredible 180-degree views” “We had undertaken work for relatives of these clients previously and had come highly recommended by them,” explains principal interior designer, Leigh Boswell of Highgate House. “The main inspiration for the interior design came from the home’s glorious beach setting and the incredible 180-degree views. We design spaces that are sophisticated while being relaxed and inviting. This is a style that’s perfect for these homeowners, who entertain family and friends often.” All of the interior products sourced by the designers, Leigh and Briana, have been chosen specifically for this project – Highgate House specialises in tailored interiors unique to each home and client’s lifestyle. “When selecting products that will stand the test of…