When the owners of this home approached Rylo Interiors to update their living areas, they couldn’t have stumbled upon a more fitting stylist if they’d tried. The brief, of creating a “fun and youthful” space, was right up designer Lauren’s alley – her trademark is creating bright and beautiful family homes. “This interior is very much our aesthetic – a collection of styles and pops of colours against a classic neutral base,” she explains.
With three children, high-pressure jobs and a home in Brisbane’s inner-city, creating serenity could have proven challenging, but it’s a space which now feels more akin to a resort than to the thriving metropolis it sits in. “The feel of this home is now so relaxed, almost tropical,” Lauren says. Bold hues paired with classic patterns add a modern feel to the home, pared back into sophistication with white and deep-hued timbers.
Each room received its own treatment, with finishes equally practical and eye-catching – with three children, it was a must – and carefully considering individual spaces without impeding on other areas in the home. It was a challenge, Lauren admits, for the small dining space. Doubling also as a walk through between the front and back of the home, Rylo Interiors were determined to honour the room on its own, while providing a clear walkway with an entry feel. Feature wallpaper and a gorgeous pendant separated the areas into two distinct spaces, each with a lashing of Rylo Interiors style.
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Easier to handle? The kids’ room, which Lauren easily declares as her favourite. The space needed to happily house a boy and a girl; design-wise, this isn’t always the happiest line to toe. However, vibrant greens and plenty of white provide a near-blank canvas for accessorising. “To keep both a boy and girl happy in one room was definitely satisfying!” Lauren says.
Photography: Elouise Van Riet-Gray