3 On-Trend Furniture Must-Haves Chosen By Daryl Wark: Designer Furniture Store Brisbane
As a leading designer furniture store Brisbane, Vogelhaus’ goal is to make redecorating, renovating or styling your home a breeze with our beautiful range of modern, classic and Hamptons inspired furniture pieces and homewares.
To help you bring your dream space to life, we’ve invited Brisbane’s best interior designers to share their top furniture picks and styling advice.
Our first guest is Interior Designer and Decorator, Daryl Wark who shares his three favourite pieces of furniture available at Vogelhaus – and tips for how to style in your own home.
Classic Sofa Brisbane: GLOBEWEST VITTORIA 4 SEAT SOFA & OTTOMAN
This sofa is a great size, so well proportioned. Modern but classic, as well as having a relaxed and elegant style.
It’s really a blank canvas that’s open to so many styling options. Personally, I’d use neutral coloured and textured scatter cushions to add interest, or to bump up the volume with some bold colour.
This is a great sofa that will hold its own for many years to come, you can freshen the styling with new cushions, or even replace the slip cover to keep it’s look up to date.
Although it’s currently very on trend, the style is classic and can be updated easily.
Make sure you check that any furniture you buy will fit through doorways/stairs/lifts before your order. The item may fit the room but vital you can get it into the space or the alternative may be costly and heart aching.
Designer Furniture: BLACK & WHITE STRIPED BONE INLAY CHEST OF DRAWERS
This chest of drawers is a real statement piece, with its simple, classic, but modern design. It is timeless, hand crafted piece that will fit into many different style rooms or homes.
I think it would work perfectly in a living room with a piece of art or mirror above. Then style, it with a striking lamp a potted plant or big vase of flowers. It would sit equally well in a entry area as a ‘drop station’. Somewhere to put your keys, mail, mobile phone, wallet or purse while showing off a fabulous lamp and art work on the wall behind.
It would also work in a dining room or bedroom flanked by 2 lamps and a big mirror on the wall behind it.
This piece is extremely on trend due to its colour and style, but it’s still a classic and will never date. You could place it in a modern or more traditional room and let it be the piece of art.
Must Have Dining Table: XAVIER MAYFAIR DINING TABLE
What I liked most about this table is its design and versatility. It’s a classic style while still being contemporary.
The scale of this table is amazing, I would love to put it in a foyer or entry with a large potted orchid on top. Or if placed in a library, with large vase of flowers and surrounded by stacks of books.
It would also be terrific in a traditional dining table setting, dressing it with a full tablecloth for a more formal feel.
Top your dining table with glass for longer life and less risk to damage of the surface finish. You could even place a round table cloth, (that touches the floor) under the glass for a very elegant old world look that is about to come back in vogue big time.
Interior Designer Profile – About Daryl Wark
Daryl has been a designer for 19 years and enjoys a variety of work ranging from the concept design stage, to finishes selection for new builds and renovations through to furniture and soft furnishings selection and the full install – the complete package!
Through his business Interiors by Daryl Wark, the team cover commercial, residential design and decoration projects. Also styling and finishing homes for sale.
What’s the biggest mistake someone can make when styling their own home?
Having a too big or too small sofa or rug in a space. A bigger rug is better. Sofas with smaller arms are the best as it allows more seating. Remember taking 40 cm off the width of two sofa arms allow almost enough seating for a extra person.
Interior Design Expert Advice
Here’s Daryl top three tips for styling your home.
- Measure twice to see if it fits and never ever guess
- Buy quality in key pieces
- Sofa & chairs
- Coffee table
- GOOD SIZE RUGS
- Never buy on sale just because it’s cheap, buy what you love and you will love it for years to come.
Designer Furniture Store Brisbane
Visit Vogelhaus Brisbane at 319 Gympie Road, Kedron or give them a call on 07 3359 3952 to view the great range available including pieces handpicked for this blog.
Centrally located in Brisbane’s Inner Norther Suburbs, Vogelhaus is home to a beautiful collection of furniture, homewares, fashion, accessories and gifts.
With Classic, Modern and Hamptons style pieces to suit every budget, you’re guaranteed to find something you love at Vogelhaus. From smaller accent items that will blend seamlessly with your existing decor, through to styling a room or a whole house – visit us today!