An insight into H + G
Hello! I’m Hailey, the H part of H and G Designs.
I believe in doing things differently, working hard and that an interior is a direct reflection of the soul (I actually think that one was Coco Chanel’s but I believe her!)
I have always wanted to own my own business, I think this started on a caravan trip around Australia when I was 8. I thought I was destined to own and manage my own caravan park, many receipt books later and a sister totally over playing “caravan parks” I moved on. The receipt books are now back but this one is even more fun!
H and G Designs started at the end of 2014. Glenn (the G part) and I have a passion for building and renovating, albeit Glenn somewhat more qualified is matched by my relentless enthusiasm (some would say obsession!). We started off with a low budget unit renovation and then onto building a house from scratch. During this process we were always looking for ways we could create a difference to our places, make them unique. We would spend hours sketching up new ideas and making them the next day.
This is when we realised we both had a deep belief in good design and that aesthetically pleasing and functionality can and should go hand in hand.
We created a great little team both adding to the creativity of each other’s designs. Initially Glenn was the more hands on skilled team member but with his refined teaching and my love for getting my hands dirty we both are involved in the designing and prototyping processes.
From our humble first renovation we have grown our business into an online homewares and furniture shop which features our own Australian designed products, supplying our products to the BEST (no bias at all!) Australian and International homeware stores, we’ve created a showroom and warehouse on the Sunshine Coast and we’ve continued building new properties as well as consulting on both commercial and retail interior and exterior design.
Although G’s remained in his building career as a commercial Project Manager for a building company our team is a quiet three strong with the inclusion of Mel as our all rounder who is in charge of customer service and making sure our products find our customers safe and sound (and impeccably wrapped!).
We love great design and on a recent trip overseas we found that in the form of Hong Kong based kitchen wares company OMMO. Falling head over heels in love the with design, quality and originality of OMMO we jumped at the chance to be the Australian distributor for OMMO and also add it to our collection.
We love designing, we equally love seeing pictures of our products in homes of people also wanting that something a bit unique. We are forever sketching, making, refining and building so keep in check for an exciting new range of products we would love to see in your home.
Come and join our tribe who are united in a love for design on Instagram. You’ll find styling tips from the crème de la crème of Australian Stylists, first looks at new designs and can follow our build projects.
~Hailey and the H&G Team.