Thoughtful design is more about improving people's lives than making spaces look pretty. A case in point is a recent project I completed for a retired bachelor on Brisbane's bayside.Read More
With the proliferation of so called "French" furniture hitting our shores in recent years, it's nice to see that some of it actually does come from France!
JC and Jennifer Lehuby of Vieille Branche travel to France and hand-select furniture and homewares from estates and places, mainly in the Normandy region, and sell it from their warehouse at 10 Fox Street, Albion.
I've been using some of their pieces on my own projects recently, and it's been really well received by clients.
Here are a few images of their premises. I guarantee that you'll love visiting their delightful new space, and I'd be surprised if you don't walk away with a little bit of France. Word also has it that there are plans for an in-house cafe, so I might have to visit a little more regularly.
I have two beautiful custom made pieces from my showroom floor for sale. They are both made in American oak and have a lime washed finish. One is a side table and the other is a cube, both in the same size. They work well as individual pieces or together as a coffee table. The retail prices on these pieces are $895 (side table) and $995 (cube), but I'm selling them for $395 each. Be quick!
Feel free to email me through my contact section on the website, or telephone me on 0402 441 934 for further information.
We had the great pleasure of making this beautiful bespoke bedroom piece for a home in Sydney.
I was excited recently to feature in Issue 88 of Houses, one of Australia's most respected architecture publications.
My brief was to create a relaxed, comfortable and understated feel for my clients lifestyle needs while respecting the integrity of the architecture. The house was designed by Adrian Spence of Richards & Spence.
I let the architecture do the talking, and sought to blend design elements that sat comfortably and quietly within its surroundings.
It's important not to make a feature of everything - rather to create a unified theme through common elements that work together, accented by carefully selected focal points. This is something I think has been done successfully through the use of simple furnishings and original artworks.
I loved working on the project, and my clients were a joy to work with. The family of four - along with their pet poodle - are now enjoying what I think is a space that really suits their lifestyle needs.
To see more images of the project, go to "Concrete Cool" on our site's Projects section.
Gary recently helped clients with the exterior design of their new home at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. Careful consideration of elements such as colour, materials and lighting made a dramatic difference to the home's aesthetic appearance, as well as maximising its potential value.