Living in North Queensland or in any other tropical or sub-tropical climate, the connection between the interior and garden is so important. In renovations to our 1950s worker's cottage over the past couple of years, we have strived to create a strong connection to the outdoors. We began with a new deck and then re-modelled the kitchen and bathroom. The main aspects of the brief were to improve functionality, aesthetics and to increase natural light, ventilation and access to the garden.
We've been working on our garden to turn it into a tropical oasis. One of my favourite flowers is the Bird of Paradise. It is so sculptural and the colours are so bright and beautiful.