About Us

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. It's 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.