Design identities Judy Elliott and Jess Bandiera are the dynamic mother and daughter powerhouse whose personal flair and creative talents are the heart and soul of their award-winning boutique design firm, Verandah House.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, Judy is considered one of Brisbane’s leading interior designers. Whilst always distinctive, her signature style has evolved throughout the years with a relaxed sophistication of classic design and timeless interiors. Judy’s dedication and unwavering passion for beautiful design has not gone unnoticed with her work featured in countless magazines, television, social media and industry awards.
Judy’s business partner Jess Bandiera has contributed her fresh approach to the firm’s design ethos. Her passion and love of American architecture and interiors, blended with her Dutch and Italian heritage have been the driving force of work ethics and her strong belief that a house should be a home. Jess’ design aesthetic reflects a combination of beauty and function, livable spaces that look collected, inviting and most importantly, beautiful. Jess received her first design award in 2014.
“Our design aesthetic is very much the new American classic look, adding a modern sense of luxury that is fresh, stylish and timeless. Its important to us that our work doesn’t fit one style, we try to give each client a unique look and tailor our designs and finishes to suit the way our clients love to live, a casual sensibility.”
The designers combined love of classic architecture and interiors captures an unmistakable sense of Australian style. Their attention to the finest detail and passion for creating beautiful homes is apparent in their ever-expanding portfolio of residential and commercial projects.
The firm’s comprehensive services include full-scale design projects, interior decorating services, e-courses and mentoring. Both Judy and Jess are currently working on projects throughout Australia including homes in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney and Melbourne.
Verandah House offers a bespoke design service specialising in classic design. Whether your project is of a design or decorative nature, the team at Verandah House offers a comprehensive service that will eliminate the stress, confusion and often time-consuming tasks involved in building, renovating and decorating projects.
The design process begins with an in-depth consultation; we will work with you to create a unique, personalised scheme that reflects your style and the personalities of the family who live in the home. We take great pride in presenting detailed and visually beautiful presentations that will excite and inspire you.
During the design process, the VH team are involved in every detail, from the first stage of selections to the final installation reveal. Our priority is adding value to your home in every sense, from the hard finishes to the final decoration stage. With years of experience in the industry, portfolio of award-winning homes and little black book of trade professionals, the hassle-free design process will ensure a timeless design that you will love for years to come.
Verandah House works on projects Australia-wide. For more information on our design services and how we can help you, please contact our Design Studio.
Working with Verandah House on our renovation has been a truly exciting and wonderful experience. Judy and Jess' superb sense of style and knowledge is visible in everything they create; perfection and attention to detail are their mantras.
From the outset, Judy and Jess incorporate your tastes and ideas into the process resulting in the realisation of beautiful personalised spaces you can truely call your own.
Approaching every challenge with enthusiasm and flair, you can tell they simply love interior decorating! We are looking forward to our next interior decorating adventure with Verandah House.
- Sandra & Robert Stowasser
What a privilege to work with Judy and Jess from Verandah House - to design and furnish a beautiful unique home on the waterfront at Ormiston. Throughout the process, Judy and Jess remained mindful of our budget, cutting cost where possible, without taking away from the quality.
We found it easy to trust their insight and flair to produce something really special. Taking the load off our shoulders made the whole process a pleasure rather than a burden and we know we would not have achieved the outcome we did without Judy and Jess. We are currently working with Verandah House on our next project.
- Chris & Sue Sweet
Many thanks to Judy and Jess from Verandah House. You have turned our house into a beautiful home and retreat where we just love to be. No words can describe the excitement and feelings I experienced when I first saw each completed room and continue to feel each time I walk through my doors.
Your outgoing and bubbly personalities were a breath of fresh air and we enjoyed all the times that we spent with you immensely! We are especially grateful that you made us feel valued and worked well within our budget to create not only gorgeous but extremely comfortable living spaces.
We can't wait until the next opportunity when we can have you beautiful girls come and design and decorate for us once again!
- Trish & Richard Hottinger