Although the Hampton look has been a solid and dependable design trend across Brisbane Houses over the past several years 2019 interior design has certainly shifted towards fresh, sustainable and natural fabrics and natural materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite.  And buyers are loving this fresh happy field.

These more natural elements bring a more organic and peaceful ambiance to any space and beautifully complement our relaxed Brisbane lifestyle.  They are about embracing a peaceful retreat from our fast-paced lives and will work across so many styles and looks, from Hamptons, Scandi, Country and modern.









Bowler Street House- Baskets, woven floor rug, and leather added natural elements when selling this Queenslander in Paddington.














@crossingthreads – Macrame wall hangings add the latest design element.

So,  just start adding to your existing design with throws, cushions, tapestries, baskets and macrame wall hangings.

One of Place Property’s favourite artist Melissa McCullagh can help you.

Melissa has the ability to see the value in things others take for granted and makes amazing sculptural pieces out of natural resources. She started weaving magic from weeds and other materials collected from the bush and the beach. 

Creating robust sculptures, macramé wall hangings, bags, to the most delicate of baskets, she calls “nests”. It’s truly amazing to see something so beautiful and purposeful made from something so unassuming and otherwise useless. 






















Melissa has opened one’s eyes to the possibilities of up-cycling, using these raw and natural materials she just weaves away creating her tactile art pieces. She doesn’t stop at homewares creating giant urban artworks like human nests in trees and dream catchers. She writes random messages of “love” with seaweed or rocks in landscapes for others to absorb and enjoy. It’s so inspiring to know her messages of love, her thoughtfulness to share and weave positivity into the world comes for free. 

The good news is, you don’t need to head to the bush or the coastline. The inner-city suburbs, even Paddington has plenty of scrub and materials perfect for weaving. Keep a lookout for palm inflorescence (the flowers of palm trees that have dried up and dropped) these are amazing in shape, colour, and size.

They can be turned into the most creative things from a simple Christmas tree through to magical woven baskets. 

For inspiration, explore Melissa’s sculptural basketry techniques on Instagram and see how she creates things from organic materials found, just by using her hands and imagination. You will have a deeper understanding of the wonderful art of weaving and the joy these objects bring to your home.



Main Photo Credit:- @crossingthreads Instagram