John Croft Design created this holiday haven

This designer is an expert at suiting their clients' brief, lifestyle and budget

Decorating a holiday rental home managed by Elite Holiday Homes poses its own unique challenge. The decor not only needs to have wide aesthetic appeal, it also needs to be functional, durable and low maintenance.

Keeping style and practicality at the forefront of this project, Principle Interior Designer John Croft of John Croft Design, assisted by Interior Designer Nyria King, shows how exquisitely it can be done.

john croft designs holiday house

The owners of this newly purchased four-level, five-bedroom home at Main Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast, enlisted Brisbane-based John Croft Design to help furnish and accessorise this home and make it market-ready as a short-term holiday rental.

John Croft Design always works closely with their clients and has designed and decorated a number of homes and units for these satisfied owners over the years.

vibrant living room

The Hampton’s inspired architecture and physical beachfront location of the home dictated the direction of the interior styling into the furniture and furnishings – the owners wanted a continuation of the classic, coastal theme which John agreed was the right decision.

John and Nyria worked within a challenging five-week timeframe, from initial consultation through to finished installation, to source stylish yet hardwearing pieces that were in stock and readily available for prompt delivery. Everything was selected with practicality in mind, such as darker fabrics on all of the upholstered items, and timber dining chairs and barstools that can be easily wiped down.

vibrant interiors for holiday house

“The window treatments were existing, so we chose a colour palette to suit, featuring navy, blues, blacks and neutrals heavily throughout – these tones epitomise the Hampton’s style. There are also a lot of raw timbers used for practically purposes and the clean lines of black and white furniture to keep a crisp aesthetic.”

beautiful guest bedroom

“Each room has its own unique personality and feature pieces, but the black and white geometric armchairs in the sitting room are Nyria and my personal favourites” said John.

This project is a great example that shows the versatility and diversity of John Croft Design’s different design styles that they offer their clients. They’re known for their vibrant interiors, but it is important to note that every single project they do is individually tailored to suit their clients’ brief, lifestyle and budget.