Our favourite projects of 2020

Our favourite projects of 2020

Oh what an eventful year 2020 has been.. While a lot of us have had the chance take take a breath, one thing that hasn’t slowed down is construction. Commercial projects have kept up their steam, as dead-lines loomed and schedules had to be followed. From mid-year we also saw a shift in Australian homeowners spending more on their homes in lieu of overseas travel. Given what a big year it has been, it has not affected the quality of design projects that have emerged.  Below are a few projects that delighted us this year with their attentive design and intimate styling:

H House, Canberra.

Project by Vanessa Hawes.

Texture-rich and feminine, this home encompasses some of interior designer Vanessa Hawes favourite design materials. Alongside architect Paul Tilse, she incorporated her unique style to modernise the mid-century brick build. The driver behind the renovation was to create a more functional home, while also keeping the design flexible for future use. Featured on the homepage of The Design Files, the furniture and materials inject a bright pop of colour and organic shapes. Hawes has used Glosswood on multiple projects, utilising her favourite profile Designer Lining through the main living spaces and entrance of the home.

Glosswood Profile: Designer Lining (double profile) in Clear Ash satin.

Recognition: Featured in the Design Canberra Festival 2020.


Boutique Nail Salon, Brisbane.

Project by N.V. Design.

Pink Glosswood… We haven’t seen that before! The boutique nail salon uses the Round timber boards painted in a custom pink Dulux shade to tie in with the feminine feel of the salon. Nail Society incorporated our Round boards on the flat sections of wall while using the individual Round trims on the curved surfaces. The playful colours and materials in the space truly set this salon apart. Read more on the blogpost.

Glosswood Profile: Form Series (Round profile) and Individual trims in Dulux finish Fairy Pink.

Elm House, Canberra.

Project by Paul Tilse Architects & Vanessa Hawes.

Elm House evokes a sophisticated approach to modern design. Architect Paul Tilse & interior designer Vanessa Hawes worked on this Canberra residence together, using soft tones and oak timber to create balance. They sought an architectural element to expand the contemporary nature of the home. What attracted the pair to select Glosswood’s Designer Lining was the deep shadow-gap and strong leading lines of the profile.

Glosswood Profile: Designer Lining (double profile) in Clear Ash satin.


Office Fit-Out, Melbourne.

Project by Made For Studio.

Made For Studio designed a 2,800m² site for EFM Logistics in Melbourne’s South. The interior has a contemporary quality, comprising of charcoal tones and light oak timber. The project required a product that would introduce natural timber while achieving acoustic results. Glosswood’s Acoustic Panels were utilised to make an impact in the entry space while also assisting with unwanted noise. The design team created continuity by extending the panelling over a “secret door” on the far side of the room.

Glosswood Profile: Acoustic Panels (square 26mm profile) in Clear Ash satin


Image Credit:
1. H House

Design: Paul Tilse Architects & Vanessa Hawes. Build: Brumec Construction. Photography: Anne Stroud. Styling: Bijoux Home

2. Nail Society Salon

Design: NV Design

3. Elm House

Design: Paul Tilse Architects & Vanessa Hawes. Build: Sutton and Horsley. Photography: Anne Stroud. Joinery: Endeavour Joinery. Styling:  Bijoux Home

4. Office Fit-out, Melbourne

Design: Made For Studio. Photography: Cheyne Toomey