Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Indoor outdoor living by Richard Powers photography

Today my online interior design ideas and inspirational blog is finally born and what a better place to start than with sharing my dream home.

As a keen traveler, trekker and interior designer now living in Brisbane, I love the rainforest and the indoor outdoor living and lifestyle that is so typical of Queensland.

Many years ago whilst working in London, I designed my first warehouse apartment for a lovely couple, Richard and Danielle in Clerkenwell, East London. Richard Powers was then and still is a keen photographer and has since photographed many gorgeous houses around the world. One of these houses is my dream home, a lovely rainforest retreat designed by the owner architect Arthur Casa.

Richard Powers
I love the indoor outdoor living, double height ceilings and the natural backdrop of the rainforest. It gives a huge sense of openness to the living areas and a direct relationship with nature.

Richard Powers
Inside, ethnic patterns, natural fabrics and rich earthy tones add warmth and texture to the living areas.

An indoor outdoor dining area has been integrated with the cooking area to one end of the kitchen island design whilst a feature pendant light, designed by Camilla Diedrich for Rotaliana, hangs over the other end.

This house creates a beautiful balance between the surrounding natural habitat, clean architectural lines and an ethnic modern vibe.

Thank you for reading my first post. Feel free to leave a comment or share with me what your dream home looks like.


  1. Wow, this certainly is a dream home Lisa! I too love the indoor/outdoor connection of this design - it would fit in perfectly in Queensland. Not to mention the gorgeous furnishings, and ultra modern fireplace. Hope you're having a great week. Michelle

  2. Hi Lisa, stunning home! The furnishings are wonderful. Congradulations on starting your blog. Judging from this, your first post, we are in for some wonderful inspiration, cheers katherine

  3. I could call this place home in a heartbeat! Look forward to seeing more of your blog in the future. Love the concept of natural materials, and another Brisbane blogger too. Sonia


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Have fun, Lisa

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