John Croft Design e-Newsletter: Easter 2016

Since our Christmas eNewsletter, we are very excited to have made some waves in the interior design world and it’s only March! We are proud to see John Croft Design featured in Queensland Homes Magazine and we received an award for Best of Houzz 2016 recognising the high quality of our work.

There’s lots to feature in our latest newsletter, so grab your drink of choice, get comfortable and enjoy the latest updates from John Croft Design.

Don’t forget, we will be closed for the Easter break from Friday 25th March and reopening on Tuesday 29th March.

We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Easter!

Until next time…

The John Croft Design Team

JOHN CROFT DESIGN FEATURED IN THE LATEST EDITION OF QUEENSLAND HOMES MAGAZINE

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Our talented Senior Interior Designer, Lloyd Hodgkinson had his work featured in the Autumn edition of Queensland Homes magazine!

This spectacular 1920’s style home was transformed into a modern entertainer’s delight, with a new kitchen, dining room, lounge area and powder room – just to name a few!

Click here to read more about the project and to view the captivating images in our gallery.

JOHN CROFT DESIGN AWARDED ‘BEST OF HOUZZ 2016’

John Croft Design is very excited to be awarded Best of Houzz 2016, to recognise the high quality of our work and the popularity of projects that we have uploaded to Houzz.

Houzz offers a place for homeowners, designers and construction professionals to connect and share their inspiration, projects, creative ideas and advice.

Explore the John Croft Design Houzz account by clicking the Read More button below to view our projects and be inspired!

JOHN CROFT DESIGN RENOVATIONS

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Towards the end of 2015, our office underwent some exciting renovations. After 16 years at Amelia Street, all was looking a bit tired!

Visitors will now be greeted with a new entrance path which has been re-tiled with a mix of charcoal textured tiles. Our foyer was given a big facelift by replacing the existing balustrade with a frameless glass and chrome balustrade, and we now have new carpet and flooring laid throughout the office.

The kitchen has had new cabinetry installed with a new zip tap, dishwasher and a larger refrigerator.

Over to the bathrooms, they have been completely renovated with stunning marble-look tiles and smart new sanitary-ware. We hope you enjoy the new look John Croft office and we look forward to giving you a tour during your next visit!

COLOUR BOARDS FOR 2016

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With the New Year in full swing, many have plans to build or renovate in 2016. One of the most important considerations during this process is selecting the right colours to use. Whether it’s to refresh one room or the whole home, colour boards can help inspire and collate a theme for your space. In our latest blog post on our website, we have brought together some colours trending in mood boards that you can print and place in each room to see how it fits.

Read more and be inspired by our current colour predictions.

JOHN’S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION

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While we enjoyed hot summer days during the December and January holiday season, John & Tim spent three unforgettable weeks over the Christmas and New Year period on a luxury cruise ship touring Antarctica.

The amazing expedition took them from Ushuaia to South Georgia & Falkland Islands: In the wake of Shackleton, finishing up in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Hope you enjoy some of the highlights from their trip!

JOHN IS INTERVIEWED BY DESIGN BLOGGER ANGELA FEDELE

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The minimalism trend has dominated interior styling for decades, but now it’s time to make way for modern maximalism.

John discusses this trend with design blogger Angela Fedele on her self-titled blog and offers tips on how to make the most of your space without making it look cluttered.

Read John’s interview about modern maximalism on Angela’s blog by clicking the link below and view the amazing maximalist interior styling by John Croft Design.

NEW STOCK AT JOHN CROFT DESIGN

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From left to right, top to bottom:

New Stock 1: Beautiful collection of ceramic plates featuring parrots and butterflies.

New Stock 2: John recently purchased this pair of stunning antique Chinese Cloisonné Double Gourd Urn Vases circa 1900.

New Stock 3: Pair of Brulee finished decorative brass bookends on cream stone inlay bases.

New Stock 4: Silver finished ‘Wild Bird’ sculpture circa 1900.

New Stock 5: This wonderful collection of bronze sculptures would make a great statement on a hall console!

New Stock 6: These fantastic sculptural artworks are actually table lamps! They are by Brisbane artist Els Houwen.

New Stock 7: Sherwood finished cast brass Chinese Pagoda with black wax stone and glass base.

New Stock 8: Black Penshell inlaid box with brass accents.

New Stock 9: This bowl and vase feature a fantastic contemporary metal swirl design with glass inserts. The bowl would be perfect for fruit on a kitchen benchtop!

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