Author: Jade Goulding

Designer of interiors. Stylist for spaces and homes, food and products. Photo taker. Lover of my beautiful family. Creative life enthusiast. www.newhenrydesign.com

Bright | Fresh | Affordable – A simple expat living space redecorate

Bec and her family have moved to China, where her husband works as a school principal. They were provided with an apartment as accommodation, but with limited choice on furniture and decor. The beige, beige and more beige was doing Bec’s head in (understandably) so she asked me for some help. (more…)

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A real life castle in Brisbane. Wowsers.

Castle Rumble.

A mystical abode is hidden within the trees and surrounding homes of … Beenleigh, near Brisbane. It is for sale, and a friend and I couldn’t resist the adventure of visiting on an open house day. As did a bunch of other intrigued punters.

Mr Rumble started out living in a caravan on this block of land, (which is a huge 4 hectares btw) and built an entire castle himself. And then filled it with things that he made, himself.

What amazed me so much was the dedication and time that had so obviously been poured into every element of this place. A man built by hand, his own dream home. This, is impressive. He didn’t conform to conventions, he didn’t use any interior design rules, he probably didn’t even get council approval for most of it, but what he did was whatever he wanted. I admire this. He was on site on the day, and I don’t know what he was thinking or feeling, but he was hidden away. And it must have been strange for him to see all these people coming and being so nosy, and it must be somewhat difficult to be letting this lifetime of work go.

I’ll let the pictures show you what is truly an incredible property. Also, this video by the real estate agent is pretty cool.

transforming billboards into homes

mecc interiors | design bites

Billboards. Look around any major metropolitan area and you are bound to see several. Unfortunately, in those same metropolitan areas, you are likely to see homeless people. DesignDevelop, a Slovakian building and reconstruction company, would like to use the former to help minimize the latter.

Though it is a little difficult to see from the renderings, the tiny homes have a triangular footprint of approximately 16.5 square meters (178 square feet). The intention is that one or two of the walls be used for advertising space along the side of busy roads and/or highways.

transforming billboards into homes | @meccinteriors | design bites The interior is surprisingly well-appointed and the finishes (in the concept, at least) are superior to what I would have expected.

Bedroom and work / dining areas have the only windows in the unit, both of which would face away from the roadway.

transforming billboards into homes | @meccinteriors | design bites Though small, the bathroom has everything you need, including what could be…

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It’s here! New Henry has a little shop.

www.newhenrydesign.com

Well friends, it’s finally here. I have officially launched my styling and design business, New Henry Design. It’s been a while in the making, and somehow, all of the things I love and love to do, now make sense!

So far, I’ve got a few prints in the shop, (more to come!) and have artwork on exhibition and for sale, at a favourite little bar called The Scratch, in Brisbane. I am also working alongside an excellent property styling company called Signature Property Styling. This is the early stages of what I know will be an exciting adventure in the world of interiors and styling. I have many ideas, plans, and dreams that I am determined to get into, I feel like this is just the beginning, and would love you to join me on the journey.

Please like my FB page, and follow on instagram (new_henry_design), check out the website, and share it if you feel like it.

Property Styling – Norman Park Luxury

I have been working hard with Signature Property Styling over the last few months. This job is a particular stand out one for us, which we did for Paula Pearce at Place Bulimba. In her words we had “an impossible task in an impossible timeframe”. (more…)

Blissful city living in Brooklyn town houses. Yum.

Brooklyn Kitchen

Blissful city living.

I love all of this. I so want to live in a beautiful inner city space, with some sort of a connection with the outdoors, brick and timber, big windows and gas cooking, storage abundant and close to all the things I love…city, business, ideas, culture, creativity, entrepreneurs, history, progress…. I don’t care for too much space. It requires more effort to maintain, and less interaction with surroundings. Just well designed and thought through, with enough space to play, cook, create, and have friends enjoy it too.

Melbourne. A visual journal.

There has been a DSLR lying dormant in my cupboard. The last post I did forced me to waken her, and I’m sure glad I did. I thought those photos came out surprisingly well. So I took her to Melbourne with me on the weekend, and managed to get some shots without slowing the days to a crawl. You may have seen a dork with online tutorials open on an iphone in one hand, and a Canon 1000D in the other. That was me. Working out how to best capture the beautiful and interesting things I was seeing; textures and shapes, streetscapes and surfaces, so much to take in. I don’t feel like these are particularly amazing photos, although I’m really happy with the portrait of my hubby Tim, and I think it’s a good first attempt at using only manual settings, but more importantly I have rediscovered my love for photography. I hope you enjoy.  (more…)