If you love on trend interiors, Mackay-based interior designer Spaces by Maxine shares her top tips to getting them right with only local Mackay stores. Read her latest blog post below: 

In Mackay, we don’t have access to quite as many interior stores as Australia’s capital cities. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an “on trend” home. I’ve sourced some of my favourite products from stores only located in Mackay, to help you nail that on trend look.

For a tropical/island vibe: Vast Interior

Living in a tropical environment, I absolutely love Vast Interior to create a resort-style look at home. Tropical spaces are all the rage at the moment, and Vast Interior makes it easy to bring that look home. The key to achieving a tropical/island look at home is using natural timbers (in medium shades), along with other natural materials such as cane, clay and tonnes of greenery!

From their range of tables and seating, right through to their decor options, Vast has both premium and affordable options to create an on trend look at home. I just love walking through their store, taking my time to find those little pieces that really bring a look to life. Take a look at some of my favourite bigger pieces:

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Console Table – source: Vast Interior Facebook Page

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Check Rope Handle – source: Vast Interior Website

For a Scandi feel: Kmart

Who doesn’t love Kmart to inject a fresh look into their home? The affordability and recent switch to focus on on trend interiors means Kmart is a major player in Mackay when it comes to interior design. Whilst some designers might turn their nose up at Kmart products, I think they’re fantastic to help regular families create a space they love, especially with their scandi pieces. The key to nailing the scandi look is light timbers, whites and light grey colours, and clean lines.

My top picks include:

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White Industrial Stool – source: Kmart Website

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Occasional Chair – Kmart Website

For that luxe vibe: L’Amour Home

L’Amour Home have the most beautiful furniture and decor items. Their range or sofas and occasional chairs, as well as the little extras that give homes that ultra-luxe feel are all available in their showroom. This store is the perfect place to buy those statement pieces you plan on having for a couple of years, as their prices reflect their quality of goods; these products are built to last. The key to going “luxe” is symmetry. Take a look at my faves below and see what I mean.


Lounge, cushions + art – source: L’Amour Home Facebook page

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Console, mirror, lamp + florals – source: L’Amour Home Facebook page


If you’re looking for help to achieve that on trend look at home, get in touch with me! We can plan out your space and embark on a shopping trip to help choose pieces that will bring our design to life.