Friday, June 20, 2014

Another New Arrival from the Workshop!


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This mornings special Table delivery is worthy of a spot on the set of Game Of Thrones.
From a family of Barrathian proportions through to the shrinking numbers of (spoiler alert) The Lannisters...we cater for all wants and requirements.

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Crafted in oak timbers with pedestal base, our clients will be taking delivery of this beauty tomorrow.

Fact:  All our tables are made locally by our skilled craftsman in our own workshop.

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We believe in crafting spectacular furniture of the highest quality.  
Pedestal Base Dining Tables are just another thing that we do best here at Charcoal Interiors.
To view more of our tables and other projects, check out our Charcoal Interiors website.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Get Your Light Right...


This week, the Design Team here at Charcoal Interiors had the task of sourcing pendant lighting for our client.  You can always be certain that considerable time and energy goes into finding just the right selection.
We took some snaps here in the showroom of their finds and the client was delighted with the options presented to her.

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The 'Spun' Light (above and below) is a highly versatile piece and can be used as both a floor light and suspended pendant.

Pendant lights can be used as more of a decorative and artisan way to light a space.

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The 'Spun' shape and steel qualities allow the user to observe the markings of industrial manufacture and experience a warmth of reflective light which is stunning in its contrast.
Available in Black Steel as above, brass, copper (below) or a Dulux Powder Coat.

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In your home, use pendant lighting as sculptural artwork and effective lighting all in one.

Potters Light (above).  The potter lights are hand thrown ceramic pendants designed and made by Melbourne based artist and architect Bruce Rowe.  What was a sideline to architecture has now blossomed to the production of a beautiful range of hand crafted ceramics. 
Available in 8 uniquely different colour-ways.

Whether you are trying to light your kitchen cutting surface or beautifying a foyer, pendant lights are ideal.

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Potters light (above) in white - size large.

Lighting and specialising in the sourcing of quality product is just another thing that we do best here at Charcoal Interiors.

Call one of our friendly and experienced team to find out how you can get access to unique and quality products for your home today.
Phone - 07 38526002
or contact us via the website

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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.


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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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"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.