When it comes to interior design,an engaging piece of art really is the finishing touch to your home’s look. It is the focal point of a room and brings depth and dimension.
Two Gold Coasters Lisa McDonald and Suzanne Bobsien know exactly that and have captured our unique Australian botanicals into stunning artwork and interior products for the modern Australian home with Banksia Blue Studio – so we can all enjoy being surrounded by nature every day.
‘It all started during the bushfires says Lisa McDonald, director of Banksia Blue Studio. ‘Watching all our magnificent Australian bush going up in flames reminded me how blessed we are to have such stunning botanicals. I couldn’t understand why they didn’t feature more heavily in interior design in our own country.’
Lisa teamed up with partner and friend Suzanne Bobsien, a fashion and textile designer, to develop their own range of artwork devoted to Australian native botanicals. The Gold Coast- based entrepreneurs agreed on the importance of their artwork being designed and made in Australia. Supporting locally based production is an integral part of the Banksia Blue brand ethos.
‘We have an incredible depth of local talent,’ said Lisa and we have found a high-quality manufacturing hub that we are excited to support. We are so proud and honoured to be working with like-minded creatives to produce a totally unique Australian collaboration. Australian homes have a unique feel that overseas designers just can’t capture.’
What started with wood wall art is now prints on quality recycled paper, place mats and glass candles.Banksia Blue Studio draws inspiration from the natural elements of the Australian landscape bringing you modern contemporary wall art prints and home decor.