Design

Open plan living dining room, French Cottage, Spicers Clovelly Retreat Montville

On Thursday, we felt fortunate to be invited to attend the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) evening in Brisbane.

A short bus ride, cross river ferry trip and a leisurely walk transported us to the venue, Cult Design, Fortitude Valley in around 35 minutes.

Comfortably seated on Fritz Hansen designed furniture, we were entranced by shortlisted design practices delivering strictly timed ten minutes’ project presentations.

Highlights for me included the acknowledgement of the traditional owners of Australia, sustainability in design, and the positive energy of the event.

It brought back happy memories of our time in the UK and Sydney when design was a significant part of our lives.