Published On: March 27, 2024766 words4.2 min read
Home Design Magazine

Our Coastal Inspired Original Artwork is Featured in one of Australia’s Biggest Interior Decorating and Renovating Magazines

Smith & Brooks is very excited to announce that we have made it into the 2024 Collector’s Edition of Home Design magazine – one of Australia’s most trusted resources for home decorators and renovators as well as interior designers and builders alike. Home Design has long been known for championing art in homes, seeing it as an integral part of the decorating and renovating process. Art is well positioned alongside other elements like technology, design, furnishing and lighting in Home Design and shares with the reader an expansive array of artists from around Australia and the world. The carefully curated collection of original artworks featured throughout the magazine is a valuable resource for both home decorators and professional interior designers and stylists alike. Whether the reader is considering art for the first time or has been in the game for a while, Home Design magazine provides a valuable wealth of inspiration with an emphasis on Australian style.

Now this particular edition of Home Design magazine is a seriously solid publication at 218 pages. To help you locate our featured artwork and some of the other amazing pieces we found along the way we will include page numbers for you. If you head straight to page 146 you will hit our favourite section, ‘Artscape’ edited by Carrol Baker. Opening with a stairwell gorgeously adorned by ‘The Tree of Life in the Sea of Stars’ from Jennyfer Stratman and then a full page ode to the fabulous abstract artist, Rebecca Koerting , you just know ‘Artscape’ is going to be packed with colour and form. The ‘Creative Selection’ covers pages 148 and 149 next and this is where you can find ‘Coastal Banksia Form II’ by Smith & Brooks listed in this fine lineup of artists. We are very chuffed to be included next to landscape artist, Lucinda Leville, Brisbane abstract artist, Jane Thompson, the inspiring writer and artist, Robbi Neal and the large-scale abstract artist, Wendy Moore. Home Design magazine chose to feature one of our beach inspired artworks from the collection, Coastal Path which features the iconic Banksia integrifolia.

‘Artscape’ then moves into a fabulous series of showcase articles on some really exciting artists (again by Carrol Baker). First up is abstract expressionist and gestural artist, Julia Chuquis. Best known for her bold and expressive creations, Julia has been building momentum both in Australia and abroad. Ever evolving Bridget Bradley features her contemporary abstract work and shares the life journey that has led to her current expressive street style art. Ceramic artist Jennyfer Stratman comes in on page 154 where we get to see into her fluid artistic style and gain an understanding of the incredible process each creation involves.

Home Design doesn’t stop there though. We found other artists’ gems throughout this edition and have included some of our favourites for you here. We loved ‘Luxe to Less: Change of Art’ by Louise Smithers on page 46. This epic collection of works ranges from high end works that art collectors dreams are made of, right through to affordable works that will level up your home styling game on a budget without compromising quality.  Another section we couldn’t go past was ‘Everybody’ also by Louise Smithers on page 34. This collection of fine objects is just so alluring! From the functional to the aesthetic there are bodies for every occasion. Our final shout out goes to ‘In Profile’ artist Matt Gondek and his energy infused pop art (by Louise Smithers on page 44). Describing himself as a ‘deconstructive’ pop artist, Matt shares his current punk rock-esque works and the inspiration behind them.

To be honest we cannot do this publication and all of the artists in it justice in a single blog post. As we said, Home Design magazine has long been a champion of art and this particular Collector’s Edition is just so loaded with creative juices that you will have to simply get your hands on a copy and read it for yourself. The way the team at Home Design showcase art through this magazine is a testament to their focus on inspiring readers to design, decorate and build the best spaces possible; whether you are a home decorator or an interiors professional. We are so grateful to have been included alongside so many other Australian and international artists and hope that you enjoy this edition as much as we have. And a special thank you to Carrol Baker and Home Design for the opportunity to share our work with your readers.