|BEFORE: a plain 50s board & brick suburban|
On prime time TV here there are two house renovation shows vying for the limelight.
On My House Rules the teams are renovating a very plain house in Brisbane that aspires to be a Queenslander. Easy. You would think…
Most of the teams didn’t seem to know what a Queenslander was. The big reveal is tonight and already I shudder to think what might be. We have already seen the modern pivoting front door which is totally wrong for a Queenslander and modern battening also wrong for the style.
However, the glimpses of the kitchen we have seen look spot-on.
Here are my style cues for the perfect Queenslander, one of my own favourite house types.
|AFTER: This is kinda how it should look but I don’t think it will…|
|This house I have done a story on is a stunning Queenslander that was totally renovated.|
|KITCHEN: country with industrial touches, like this Queenslander I photographed for the Weekly.|
|STYLE CUES: Pressed tin, vertical jointed wall boards, timber fretwork.|
|BEFORE: The MHR teams contemplate the brief.|
|DREAM ON: how an traditional Queenslander looks.|