LOCATION: Inner south suburb, Brisbane, Australia
SPACE: 6 year old new modern home, 3 bedroom plus office, media room
SCOPE: Replace some of the standard fittings to better quality, carpet, light fittings etc. New furniture indoor and outdoor, create new upstairs media space, inject colour, bedding, artwork
BRIEF: Remove and replace tired fittings/fixtures and furniture. The client wanted a whole new look focusing on entertaining for family and friends. Casual feel with a focus on the pool area.
This Brisbane family with young kids and a new home needed some help identifying what their style was and how to update their furniture to fit into their new home. Now that the children are a bit older they are entertaining more and wanted the focus on the deck and pool area that they can enjoy with friends.
This project is yet to be completely finished, we are still working on artwork, pot plants and other accessories, but we have started with re-positioning beautiful artworks by the clients mother.
Before photos are at bottom.
The back deck was dominated by the view of the asbestos and rusting shed next door so we added some screening to this side for privacy while still letting the breeze in. This deck is very exposed to sun and rain so we have used fully outdoor furniture and cushions. This has become an area they now love to use.
As the rooms don't get much morning or midday sunlight we changed all the dark timbers to light oak and painted the back wall of the kitchen and also media room to create warmth and colour. The leather sofa in the media room, which was dark and a bit depressing, was kept and added to with an arm chair, side/coffee table, rug and shelves to be filled with books eventually. We painted a beautiful feature wall in that room and it has made it feel warmer and inviting.
The upstairs landing was transformed into a comfortable kids TV watching and play area and we added some pieces to the entry along with replacing the wall lights so they highlight the high ceilings and mirror.
We were incredibly proud and happy to help the lovely family pull together spaces that they now tell me they really enjoy.
"In just one visit to our home, Joc was able to clarify the style I loved and she then brought this to life perfectly in our home. She has transformed some fairly uninspiring rooms into welcoming, relaxing and beautiful spaces that give us joy every day. She is a delight to work with, and we wouldn't consider using anyone else."