Queensland Homes

Autumn - Winter 2021 Vol.36, No. 141

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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the trove a collection of designer delights and treasured finds

Natural comfort Soft-touch textiles, clean lines, rattan textures and subtle tones are on trend this winter at OZ Design Furniture. Their latest collections are all about welcoming in snuggly and easygoing style, like the latest timber dining pieces and buffets that allow you to entertain effortlessly in the comfort of home. ozdesignfurniture.com.au In the weave The Kun Design range of contemporary furniture pieces for alfresco living hark back to nature with their wood and hand-woven rope detailing. We’re more than a little in love with the fresh green and grey tones of the Banyan Tree two-seater lounge sofa, paired with the Jumbo lounge armchair (in that swoon-worthy dusty pink!). Both designs are weather resistant and equally at home indoors or outside. Available through DOMO. domo.com.au In the clear Designed in Australia and responsibly made by…

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a world of inspiration

TRAIN SPOTTING Square Feet Studio designed the shared spaces of Star Metals Residences, a luxury apartment building located on Atlanta’s Westside. The interior design recalls the site’s history as a railyard through the use of brass, steel, copper and zinc accents, which are balanced by warm timber, leather and fabric finishes. squarefeetstudio.com WHITE SPACE This one-of-a-kind townhouse was designed for an art dealer and creative visionary by architect and designer Jacob Bek, founder of JBA Collective. Embracing a contemporary aesthetic within the historic urban context and structure of a classic New York city brownstone, the minimal and open living concept embraces on a refined palette of natural marble, native elm, oak and walnut woods, and custom-designed furniture. jbacollective.com MAGIC FLUTE This apartment in Surat, India by architect and interior design studio OpenIdeas is rendered in…

1 min.
timeless classic

Lena Gatti, founder and Principal Interior Designer, and her team at at Gatti Design have had a hand in transforming some of Queensland's most spectacular character homes, with often complex interior and renovating projects showcased in their portfolio. Lena is especially gifted in spatial planning and joinery design, and has an innate ability as a designer to read clients and briefs well from the outset, ensuring quality is achieved on all levels. “We tend to shy away from trends and the “here now, gone tomorrow” climate,” Lena says. “Gatti Design instead focuses on following our clients' briefs and specific design requirements, designing and creating truly bespoke interiors that will never date.” “We tend to shy away from trends, designing and creating truly bespoke interiors that will never date” Gatti Design will take your conceptual…

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fine design

With a team of experts all specialising in differing areas of the design and administration, Di Henshall Interior Design offers a broad base from which to achieve your design solutions, with implementations for a diverse range of projects. Drawing much of her design influence from the vibrant colours, patterns, shapes and sculpture found in nature, Di also embraces the latest technology around interior design and architecture, which opens up a whole new world of possibility when it comes to transforming their clients' homes. “I think every designer truly works for the joy of changing people's lives for the better” “I'm always on the lookout for quality, engaging, comfortable, practical, and beautiful pieces. We also custom design many of our key pieces for each project in-house through our sister company, Resident Hero, which adjoins…

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style & substance

Designer Paul Coulson from Earthborne By Design takes a holistic approach to transform his clients' homes, offering a full-service interior design and decorating service with a forward-thinking and eco-aware sensibility. “Whether building, renovating or redecorating, a beautiful simplicity exists in creating the biggest impression with the least impact on our environment. This is why at the heart of every Earthborne By Design interior creation, there is a little 'green' thinking,” says Paul of his studio's approach. “A beautiful simplicity exists in creating the biggest impression with the least impact on our environment” Earthborne By Design bring nearly two decades of experience to their portfolio, working closely with leading tradesmen, builders and suppliers on a range of large and small residential and commercial projects. As designers, they're expertly adept at guiding clients through the…

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character home

With a blank canvas on which to work their magic, design studio Ivy & Finch has turned this new house into a colourful and comfortable family home that reflects its owners’ vibrant personality. “Our clients came to us through a previous decorating project of ours – it was their sister who recommended our work,” says Ivy & Finch’s head designer Bronwyn Burrows, who worked with team member Sophie Dye on the new decor scheme. “They had just built the home and felt that it was lacking in the soul and personality that reflected their bright, bubbly demeanour. And with an image in mind of a Hamptons-style space that showed plenty of character, we’ve brought in elements of colour, contrast and Australian themes to make the project more local and suited to…