Interior Design

Case study – custom home design

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Location: Hope Island, Gold Coast Qld.

Combining Manhattan warehouse vibes with an eclectic design style, discover how Damian and Alison created their dream home on Queensland’s beautiful Hope Island.

The Build

The client only had a 12-metre wide block so used 3 and 4-metre ceiling heights with soaring voids to create the feeling of light and space.  Polished concrete floors were selected and a slightly smokey wall paint colour because a stark white may have seemed a bit cold in such a voluminous area.

An open plan living concept was top of the priority list, as the client wanted to be able to watch TV from kitchen whilst cooking, dining and just relaxing on the couch.

The Design

The client had a pretty loose direction with interior design. They collected furniture over a three-year period, selecting items they liked and thought would look good in their new home one day.

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Case study – knock down rebuild

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Location: Grange, Brisbane Qld.

Situated in the leafy inner city suburb of Grange, the clients chose the area for its family nature and its close proximity to the city.

They purchased the block with the intention of knocking down the existing property and rebuilding with their dream home.

The Brief

Taking inspiration from the Provincial display home in Rochedale, the client went into the build process with a very clear vision of what their dream home looked like “for us it was important that we had a very open plan living and dining space that flowed into our outdoor entertaining area and the pool.” Also high on the priority list were separate living spaces for the kids and creating a home that felt warm and liveable.

The Build

Being a knockdown rebuild the client’s first step was to have the old house removed. They advertised the old house on Gumtree free of charge – this saved them approximately $20,000.

Once the old home was removed it was smooth sailing from there, with the process taking 10 months until the client had the keys to their brand new dream home.

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Spotlight on pendant lighting

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Some great examples of how pendant lighting can be used as a design feature to enhance any space.
Provincial display home Rochedale
Lighting: Marcel pendant – Beacon lighting 
Aquaris display home Helensvale
Lighting: Peal oval chandelier – Brave Agencies
Carrington Display Home Helensvale
Lighting: Dr spinner – Dowel Jones  

Riviera display home Newport
Sculpt pendant – Lucci Decor

Client home
Lighting: selected by client
Aquaris display home Helensvale
Lighting: Bright beads Aztek pendant – Marz
Mango Hill display home (closed)
Lighting: Lab 1 pendant, beaker shade – Beacon Lighting
Affinity display home Newport
Lighting: Husk pendant in matt black/ash – Lucci Decor
Carrington display home Helensvale
Lighting: Zupello light strawberry cream – Didier
Hope Island display home (closed)
Cayman wreath pendant – Beacon Lighting
Carrington display home Helensvale
Explosion chandelier brass – Pottery Barn
Aquaris display home Helensvale
Bamboo cloche pendant – Koskella
Riviera display home Newport
Kooper pendant in copper – Lucci Decor
Affinity display home Newport
Reuben cage pendant in ash/black – Lucci Decor

Classy, stylish, four bedrooms – The Vogue home design

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Just as the name suggests Vogue is a stylish, chic design that embraces aesthetic appeal inside and out, and offers an amazing lifestyle home that is both low maintenance and of the highest quality.

With an oversized void wrapping around stairs and entry, you will get swept away with the impressive welcome to what is a truly outstanding home.  Double storey, Vogue offers four bedrooms, study (5th bedroom), separate living areas across both levels, two luxury bathrooms, premium kitchen with Butler’s pantry as standard, a six metre wide alfresco terrace, double lock up garage and the option of an upper front deck.

The larger family may wish to use the ground floor study as a fifth bedroom, and with a leisure area upstairs, it is easier to keep the ground floor immaculate and de-cluttered, as the children can use this upstairs space as a TV/play room out of view of visitors.

A classy home with many extras as standard, Vogue is one of the most admired designs in the Blueprint series, offering the quintessential contemporary lifestyle home that is as comfortable and practical as it is striking.

With a choice of pre-priced design options available, Vogue is one of many tasteful designs that McCarthy clients can select from in the popular Blueprint series.

One of Brisbane’s most respected building companies, McCarthy Homes has a well established reputation within the industry as first-class operators – from the quality and variety of their designs, flexible options, standard inclusions, through to their unsurpassed customer service, they are increasingly growing their referral base at exponential levels.

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