Friday, April 11, 2014

What's New In Fabrics, Wallcoverings and Drapery for 2014??...Step inside for a mere snippet of what's instore.....

This week its been a "drool-fest" over new fabric arrivals.

We wanted to share some of them with you...and this, by the way, is a mere snippet of what's new in fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2014.

The essential linen collection. A huge eighty five designs ranging from nubby textures to sophisticated glazed linen. A must for lovers of linen.

The cool, timeless feel of linen

Perfect for soft furnishings, drapery, upolstery and more.  There's something for everyone in this range available at Charcoal Interiors, servicing Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Newstead and surrounds.

We specialise in helping you select beautiful wallpaper.  Its all part of our Interior Design service.
Choose from a huge selection of styles, colours and textures.

Vibrant wallcoverings

3 dimensional wallcoverings. Cutting edge.

Statement wallcoverings.

Textured luxury.


Timeless Elegance of Stripes

Our superior Drapery service encompasses the complete journey from fabric selection right through to curtain hanging by our specialised team.

Romantic sheers

Statement patterns

Sophisticated elegance.

Providing privacy and beautifully proportioned...softening the space.

We can help you create a luxurious look with curtains, shown here as a perfect enhancement.

The Charcoal Interiors Design Team is happy to walk you through our range of beautiful fabrics and wallpaper.  From drapery and curtains, to soft furnishings, cushions, bedheads, wallcoverings and more.  This is just a very small part of what we have on offer.
Call our specialist team today for a chat about how we can help you bring it all together, creating a space that you will adore coming home to.

Ph. 07 38526002
Visit our website for more details on our services and project examples.

Friday, April 4, 2014



In the realms of Interior Design, flexibility is the name of the game at all times.
We were thrilled to be contacted by clients who had previously enlisted the workshop to craft a beautiful Art Deco style dining table for their Spring Hill residence.
Happy with the result and service, this couple with a love of fine art asked the design team of Colette and Cathie Venardos to lend a hand with their next dilemma.
"Both upstairs and downstairs living areas were starting to get a bit tired, and our lovely clients wanted to create more of a rich, inviting space with a moody atmosphere, whilst also complimenting their extensive art collection", says Cathie.  They also had some great quality existing furniture and so this particular job involved retaining those whilst working in new pieces to compliment.


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The home had great architecture, and our clients had a penchant for Art Deco style. Cathie and Colette got to work taking into consideration the client wishlist, existing pieces and textures and architecture.
Firstly the upstairs rug was moved downstairs.
The perfect rug for the space was sourced, and created a starting point.

....AND AFTER!...

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The armchair had great structure and lines, so was re-upholstered in a rich, luxurious fabric.

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Boston Armchair in quality leather custom made by Charcoal Interiors.  Coffee Table custom made by the Charcoal Interiors local workshop.
Warmer tones in blues and greys were introduced.
"Working with brick can be tricky sometimes", says Cathie "So we softened the space with warmer tones in blues and greys"  Over the fireplace the addition of a stunning hand carved mirror sourced from France truly adds the wow factor.

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There was a bit of a swap around with the coffee table and side tables from upstairs being moved downstairs and utilised well there.
A new coffee table was crafted, curtains added and the existing ones used in another bedroom as they were still in great condition.

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Existing upstairs sofas and armchairs were re-upholstered, which is the beauty of buy quality furniture from the start.


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...AND AFTER!...

Downstairs the sofa and armchairs were replaced by new custom made (in Australia) product in a beautiful  colours and textures now lending itself to the mood and freshness that the client had expected.  A custom made ottoman looks great and adds to the comfort factor.

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custom made ottoman in european fabrics via Charcoal Interiors Fortitude Valley

"With a lot of hard surfaces (tiles) it was important to keep it light and soft, so beautiful sheer drapes were a welcome addition" says Cathie
This is a space, previously avoided and now, utilised as a media/reading room/sanctuary.  Welcoming, fresh, and conducive to relaxation and enjoying the satisfaction of a long work week.
And so, what was once a home that was feeling a little tired is now oozing a more sophisticated ambience.

Our Interior Design Team is available to assist with your project, whether it be a complete home transformation, curtains and drapes, furniture selections, art work, lighting, colours and so much more, including our superior custom made furniture service.
We service Brisbane and surrounds.

Phone 07 38526002 for more information, or visit our website to view our extensive Projects section.