Colourful Elegance for New Home in The Gap - Ivy + Finch

Exploring colour and pattern

Colourful Elegance for New Home in The Gap
Exploring colour and pattern

Soul and personality has been added to this new build in the Gap by layering colour, pattern and texture.
The Gap Queensland
Project Type
Interior Design & Furnishings

Colourful Elegance for New Home in The Gap



A modern take on the traditional Brisbane home

Ivy & Finch’s, Bronwyn, lent her talented eye and superb taste to this home’s colourful Brisbane interior to create a forever home for these downsizing clients.

The home was recently constructed, with the client’s having only just finished settling in when they enlisted Ivy + Finch to assist in furnishing their spaces.

Bron, with the help of fellow interior designer Sophie, began the project by identifying the clients style. The team took inspiration from the existing colourful sofas in the formal lounge and the diverse collection of bright Australian art to come up with a concept that fused traditional plantation style with the heart and soul of old Brisbane.

The homeowners already had some lovely furniture pieces that both the designers and their clients were keen to keep in the new interior design. These items included an original singer sowing table, a bone inlay mirror, and a leather ottoman. Fusing these original pieces with new items like the custom-made sofa and armchairs allowed these treasured items to play a role in the contemporary space.

With the wealth of suppliers available to Ivy & Finch, Bron and Sophie were able to customise items to suit the brief of pattern and colour. Reupholstering the dining chairs brought a bright flare to the previously neutral dining space, now anchored with new Bayliss rugs.

The client’s freshly paved outdoor area was finished with a large outdoor dining table, lounge area and round daybed ready for them to entertain the family over the holidays.


Because the client already had a collection of decor pieces that she had collated over the years, Ivy and Finch decided to give these pieces a place and purpose, rather than shopping for new items.

A large white coffee table with glass panels allowed the client to rotate her treasures on display.

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Bespoke Sofa & Occasional Seating

The client’s love of colour was brought through in the custom-made sofa and occasional chairs for the family room.

Ivy & Finch sourced durable fabrics from Elliot Clarke, making sure that these items would stand the test of time (and grand-children). In order to bring in additional character and personality, the designers selected a more dainty fabric for the back panels of the chair where the pattern and finer fabric would endure.