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Design News 22.3.17

From creating playful spaces that suit the chaos of family life to finding the inspiration with 5 gorgeous kitchen looks to renovating a 1912 Colonial Revival home to adding colour to creating a super functional kitchen in a 1773 farmhouse.

Australian Homes - Jo Hoban

Mickey Wolf and Steve Boyle and Family

Today we introduce the home of Brisbane couple, Mickey Wolf and Steve Boyle, who run their own building company, SBUILT. The pair have combined their skills in architecture and carpentry to create an playful and environmentally sensitive space, well-suited to the chaos of family life (which is lucky for them, because they have five kids and a cat, ranging in age from 1 to 18!)
Our Brisbane team of Jo Hoban and Mindi Cooke, recently visited the lively family home.


As my regular readers know, we are actively house hunting right now. And while it would be awesome to win the lottery and buy the turnkey home of our dreams, the reality is that we'll likely end up getting something that needs work. Don't get me wrong - I love a good DIY project, and there is genuinely something incredible about getting to design a room in a way that truly matches your style and tastes.


Room of the Day: Happy Retro Style for a Family Kitchen

Homeowners and designer work together to create a vintage 1940s look for this New Jersey home.

“It just felt right to have an old-fashioned kitchen,” homeowner Jody Suden says. She landed on the 1930s and ’40s as the inspiration for her family’s 1912 Colonial Revival home, choosing a black-and-white palette for the base and working in her vintage magic. Partnering with interior designer Tracey Stephens, the family bumped out the kitchen to fill an odd corner, which was a layout game-changer. Suden calls the new space “a basic black-and-white kitchen.” But with all her charming vintage touches, it’s far from basic.



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