Solar Street Project
LOCATION: Inner south suburb Brisbane
SPACE: Near new modern home, 4 bedroom, media room, cinema room, study. Large living and outdoor spaces
SCOPE: Design totally new look for clients, updating almost all the furniture.
BRIEF: Working with existing sentimental pieces and large art collection, create a new modern interior suitable for a family with young child and casual lifestyle. They love to entertain and needed help with sorting through and hanging art collection.
Our Solar Street project was for a family who were returning to Australia from working overseas for many years. Although they left behind a lot of their old furniture they brought a lot of beautiful rugs and artwork that they collected on their travels. After meeting the decision was made to lighten and update all the remaining pieces to suit a warmer tropical climate and the style of the modern house.
With a small son, they didn't want to fill the home with furniture and wanted a minimal uncluttered feel. The brief was to bring the outdoors in and create a focus around the pool and outdoor area for entertaining. We started by creating an outdoor room and then inside we changed the heavy leather furniture for light linen. A round dining table was added and pendant lighting changed.
We had all the artwork professionally hung and have recently been invited back again to change a bedroom into another office.
Before photos are at the bottom:
"We have worked with Joc on two projects and both times found the experience to be collaborative, creative and enormous fun. The first was when Joc styled our new house which involved buying pieces for almost every room in the house. Joc did an amazing job of working with an eclectic collection of pieces and making them work in our new space along with the new pieces that she sourced and bought together for us into a wonderful and comfortable space. Even more importantly, the design works with our lifestyle and took into account the youngest member of our household who has put all of the pieces to the test over the past two years. The second time Joc created an office space, with a more limited budget and a short deadline given the need to set up a workable office space quickly. Joc pulled together the design and pieces in a short space of time to create an inviting and wonderful home office that is a joy to be in each and every day."