April 1, 2021
Trebilcock Architects engaged us to craft all the joinery for an old Queenslander having a complete make-over. Working with an old house can bring many dilemmas; how to work the old into the new without losing the integrity of the historical elements. We created a Hamptons style interior with a difference.
Working closely with the clients and the Architects we were able to achieve a flowing and timeless modern home.
Complete New Farm Apartment Renovation
October 17, 2019
Anju Designs contacted Finer Living to carry out a full transformation of a very tired looking 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Apartment in New Farm.
Penny (Manger Director) From Anju Designs arranged a meeting with the owners and myself (Matthew Hunsche) to discuss how we could open up the space and create a very modern but timeless feel.
Anju Designers and Finer Living worked very closely together throughout this project, every detail was taken into consideration, from lighting, to extra storage under the bed to even considering the water filter. Every room had to fit into the brief from the owners, from Sarah’s bathroom to Craig’s office.
Since there is no room for a dining room table, Anju Designers took the risky move of making the stone island bench larger and longer, which fitted into the space beautifully. The kitchen design with builtin LED lighting, works wonderfully with the stone material.
We also created a new feel in the bedroom by way of new joinery furniture, with LED lighting and more storage space in the upper cupboards.
New BBQ Area , with a pop up Tv makes the courtyard a really relaxed atmosphere to sit and unwind.
Everyone is overjoyed with the success of the project and the apartment now looks like new, breathing a fresh life into the space and creating a living environment that works perfectly and compliments the lifestyles of the owners.
Our Clients Testimonal:
I recently used Finer Living for a complete apartment renovation which included full custom designed kitchen, bedroom, office and bathroom. In conjunction with Anju Designs, Finer Living tailored and delivered a clean modern living space that presented as desired; minimal, clean and functional. Attention to detail was immaculate, and the organisation was effective in communicating and solving any issues that arose. Matthew is easy to contact and committed to completing all minor touch ups without extra charge. Both build and design worked hand in hand in order to produce the home I visualised living in. I would recommend Finer Living to anyone looking for a custom high-end result with minimal issues.”
Library, Fireplace and Built-Ins in French Walnut
June 25, 2019
We were contacted by Turul Building to design and build an old fashioned Library and Mantel Piece and make storage with built-in cupboards, all to bring character and a sense of warmth into the home.
We decided on hand made mouldings and fluting, and to work with French Walnut with use a 20% Finish, and brass shelf supports were also included.
We designed the Mantel Piece to compliment the character of design, and to add to the feel of the room.
The client is very happy with the final result and now has a beautiful relaxing sanctuary to read, relax and entertain, all in front of a warming fire.
Resort Furniture for Hayman Island
March 7, 2019
One of Brisbane’s Leading Interior Designer Companies commissioned us to make furniture for Hayman Island on the Whitsunday Islands.
Consisting of a collection of Four poster beds, stone top dining rooms tables, Lobby seating shaped like Boats, desks and side tables, all made of a mixture of different timbers and finishes.
There was also a large amount of custom upholstery work involved in this project, the Canopy over each four poster bed had to sit just right and flow down each post and each four poster bed had upholstery sides and foot head.
There were also four custom chairs completed in White leather for the foyer area.
It was great project to work on , and all our clients involved are very happy with the end results.
Here are some pieces in progress on the workshop floor.
December 18, 2018
The client brief was a image off Collette Dinnigan sitting in front of a Mirror display unit.
The Client said Matthew “I want something like this , but without the mirrors and to fit into this space, and I want to keep the antique table as it is a special piece to me”.
So I designed this bookcase that fits between two brick walls, made from a mix of solid French walnut and veneer.
There as two small doors at each side as well as a mix of adjustable shelves and fixed shelves, the door knobs are also made by hand from French walnut.
Our client is over the moon happy with their new display bookcase, and it looks like it has always been there.
Home Office Storage, Filing, Display unit
October 5, 2018
We built this home office from an empty space in the apartment of the Abian Apartments in the city. We made the zen style sliding doors from French Walnut and used fabric inserts to allow air flow. The sliding doors allow a divide between the office space and home space. The owner was very specific about needing filing cabinets and cupboard storage. We used French Walnut and created fun nooks in the centre for display objects.
We worked with Wrightson Stewart Interiors to design the space.
The owner is very happy with how the office space was created and we will be making a desk to complete the space.
Dressing Room in the Sky
October 5, 2018
We were asked to turn one of the bedroom spaces in the Abian Apartments into a walk-in dressing room. There needed to be a sensational space to display handbags and shoes and it needed to be protected by glass. We decided to add LED lighting to highlight the viewing. We used American Cherry Solid timber and veneer to create all the shelving, doors, sliding draws, jewelry pocket draws, hanging spaces and mirrored sliding doors. We also covered the interior column with 24 carat gold leaf which really adds a glamorous feel to the whole room.
The owner is over the moon with their new dressing space and highly complimented our level of detail.
We worked with the interior designers Wrightson Stewart Interiors on this project.
French Walnut Dining Table
August 31, 2018
This dining room table is a real eye catcher, made to look as the legs are coming through the tabletop, creating depth and structural curiosity. Our clients loves this table and the look it achieves. It is made from French walnut with solid oak stain black legs.
Round Oak Coffee Table with Off Centre Leg Design
August 30, 2018
Solid Oak Coffee Table with 70mm top. This table has an off centre leg design to add a little bit of interest to the look of the table but still keeping it highly practical. The table is very solid, indestructible and yet also small enough not to be intrusive. Made for the second living room to accommodate children, this table will sustain and maintain it’s look of playfulness and fun design keeping the room fresh and inviting.
Desk for 2 with Designer Legs
August 30, 2018
Our clients both work from home and wanted an office environment that had style and was welcoming for them everyday. The brief was to make it modern but also very simple and practical. We used a Satin Black Laminate for the top and edged and made drawers from Solid Spotted Gum. The leg design was a way to create something interesting and eye catching, two tone legs in the Satin Black Laminate and the Spotted Gum also. The desk allows alot of space and legroom for more than 2 people if required. The legs are definitely a feature of the office. Our clients love their new workspace.