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Spotlight on Howard Smith Wharve

‘Brisbane’s newest lifestyle and entertainment destination’

Brisbane has emerged with a very impressive portfolio of event spaces.

We spent the day exploring and trying out our newest furniture collections amongst the selection of event spaces. This includes heritage-listed buildings, boutique houses and lush green landscapes. Also let’s not forget that STUNNING riverside view (the sunset is just spectacular).

We recently asked the team at HSW to share their thoughts on the below questions. Keep reading to find out their favourite look from our recent photoshoot, event tips and what they love about us…


Collections featured in the above images: Arrowe, Hairpin - teak

From our recent photoshoot together what was your favourite look and why?

The hairpin collocation on our riverside deck which optimises the very essence of Howard Smith Wharves (HSW) by celebrating the outdoor QLD lifestyle. The high bar tables and stools featuring the single stem vases looks elegant whilst providing a casual cocktail vibe.

Collections featured in the above images: Harvey, Hairpin - blackwash

What are your top tips for putting together an event?

Being organised in your planning and focusing on the tangibles such as great food, beverage, service and of course styling – the things that will contribute to ensuring that each and every guest has a wonderful memorable experience.


What furniture trends are you loving right now?

Our venues at HSW each have their own personality, so we love to see modern striking pieces in Howard’s Hall and rustic and vintage looks in Rivershed.  Our boutique houses are all about colours – we love coastal looks in Bougainvillea House and eclectic, plantation-style in Greenhouse.


Collections featured in the above images: Harvey, Scandi

What do you love about IHQ?

The range of product and wonderful flexibility and service. The team are always willing to work with us to create a look and feel to suit our clients and spaces.


If you had to select one feature piece of furniture to include at your event, what would it be?

It would have to be an outdoor setting by the river where our guests can savour the views of our beautiful river city.

Collections featured in the above images: Villa


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