The Courier-Mail

BUSINESS BOOMING IN HOME COMFORTS

- JACINDA TUTTY

A PASSION for beautiful things and bespoke designs was all the inspiratio­n Shelley Boyd needed to found her interiors wholesalin­g business, Boyd Blue.

More than 16 years later, the business has grown from a small showroom on the Gold Coast to a business which serves the nation and is about to dip its toe into New Zealand.

With a focus on providing furniture, lighting, home decor and textiles to interior designers, architects and property developers, Boyd Blue is a one-stop shop for profession­als to find beautiful products and explore the latest decorating trends. “We source our products from all over the world,” Ms Boyd said.

“We’re selling a product that people are interested in.

“With a lot of the media around The Block and Renovation Rumble, there’s a lot of buzz around interiors at the moment and it’s certainly more prevalent that people want to make their environmen­t beautiful.”

The company has expanded into bigger showrooms around Australia, moving into a larger space in Sydney and opening in New Zealand this year for the first time. Ms Boyd is among 28 Queensland­ers named as finalists in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, co-sponsored by News Corp Australia, publisher of The Courier-Mail.

Go to couriermai­l.com.au for the full list of nominees, with the winners from each category to be announced on September 26.

 ?? Picture: Richard Waugh ?? BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMEN­TS: Decorating supplier Shelley Boyd caters to divergent tastes but especially likes the Chesterfie­ld style (inset).
Picture: Richard Waugh BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMEN­TS: Decorating supplier Shelley Boyd caters to divergent tastes but especially likes the Chesterfie­ld style (inset).

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