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Welcome to the Deco Room Challenge

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Anglicare Southern Queensland is building a new facility that will provide safe accommodation to help more women break the cycle of homelessness. We invite you and your colleagues to be a part of the Deco Room Challenge, where teams will compete in designing and dressing 24 bedrooms.


 IMG 8118One of the Deco Room Challenge teams, The Outdoor Furniture Specialists have raised money through a raffle for the new Anglicare Home-away-from-homelessness facility. We thank them for their great work. Our Deco Room Interior Design Consultant, Virginia drew the winning ticket for the raffle on Monday.


PIF Team Photo

"The Property Industry Foundation - the charity of choice of the property industry, is excited to participate in Anglicare Southern Queensland's Deco Room Challenge; this building located in Toowong, is a much needed refuge for homeless young women.

The Foundation is thrilled to be working with Kane Constructions, Group GSA, Built and industry consultants – the group headed by Brian McGuckin and Ben Fehervary, to create a safe and welcoming sanctuary for homeless women and their children in need.

Thank you to all of the generous companies who are donating their time and expertise – we couldn't do it without you!

The PIF Deco-Team has almost completed the key construction and design elements and are now focussed on the furnishings and finishing touches to the PIF Room.

The photo here is our passionate team finalising the 'shopping list' for the final decorative items. We look forward to continuing to support Anglicare Southern Queensland to assist them in changing the lives of homeless young women.

Stay tuned for the 'final reveal'..."

Goldsmith1Providing shelter, care and support for women who find themselves and their children, without a home is a cause that Johnston & Goldsmith are proud to support through the Deco Room Challenge.

IMG 7331Team Maggies is set for the challenge to fundraise for homeless women. At St Margaret's Primary School we have a strong sense of social responsibility and are committed to fundraise for those in need. As girls and women of the future, we are passionate about the Deco Room Challenge because it not only helps homeless women but we have the opportunity to see firsthand the outcome of our fundraising.

Team Maggies is made up of girls who have volunteered to be Charity Representatives of each of our eight Houses. The whole of the primary school are working very hard to raise the much needed $6,000 to decorate our Marshmallow Magic room.

 BW - AWH teamBickerton Masters Architecture is privileged to be the Architect involved in a concept providing much needed accommodation and support for women at risk. Joining the Deco Room challenge is a fitting finale for our team to conclude a wonderful building project.

ArchitectusTeam Architectus Premis have taken on the task of designing one of our wheelchair-accessible rooms in the Deco Room Challenge!

Virginia BishopWe are pleased to introduce the official interior designer for the Deco Room Challenge, Virginia Bishop. Virginia says "I firmly believe that every soul deserves the right to a roof over their head and a safe and secure place to regroup from the stresses of life. I'm delighted and humbled to be able to use the skills I have in helping to create a feeling of ease for the homeless women of Brisbane. After all, there is no place like home."

IMG 7847It was great to have all of the teams together for the Deco Room Challenge briefing session today to listen to Crisstie, Virginia and Carol at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Woods Bagot Team Photo smlWe are excited to announce the second team in Deco
Room Challenge, Woods Bagot! Jacelyn Sanderson from Woods Bagot said "Our
Brisbane studio team has collectively joined the fight against the devastating
cycle of homelessness through the Deco Room Challenge. With a short supply of
dedicated beds for homeless women in Brisbane, the team wanted to use Woods
Bagot's design knowledge to work with Anglicare Southern Queensland and help
create an environment they can call home".

Team ToyotaIntroducing 'Team Toyota - Hybrid by Design' who are one of the teams who have entered the Deco Room Challenge! Hybrid by Design are already showcasing their creative flair on their Everyday Hero page and we can't wait to see what they'll come up with when designing their room!


 Deco Room PictureRegistrations for the Deco Room Challenge have flooded in. Teams have volunteered from across Brisbane, including industry professionals, corporate organisations, sporting teams and community groups.

There will be hot competition between the students from some of Queensland's finest schools including, All Saints Anglican School , St Margaret's Anglican Girls School and St Hilda's School, Gold Coast!

 heart1We have had overwhelming support for our Deco Room Challenge with only five rooms remaining! Thank you to all the teams that have signed up, we are looking forward to the next step.

Deco-RoomThe launch of the Deco Room Challenge on Wednesday was a big success! Thank you to everyone that attended and signed up for a room, we can’t wait for the journey ahead!

A special thank you to our wonderful hosts Lisa Newman, Rose King, Juliette Wright and Virginia Bishop

hah-construction1Anglicare’s home-away-from-homelessness facility at Toowong is nearing competition, just in time to launch our Deco Room Challenge! 26 teams will compete in an interior design challenge to transform this facility into a home that heals.

Get involved

We are looking for people who are creative, inspired and competitive to join the Deco Room Challenge. We recommend teams of 4-6 people to help create ideas and to fit-out the room. The facility will contain 24 bedrooms and 2 communal areas, which means we need 26 teams to decorate a room each.

  • 16 studio rooms at $6,000 each
  • 8 apartments at $10,000 each
  • 2 communal areas at $15,000 each

We have received a very positive response following the launch of the Deco Room Challenge and rooms are going fast, so sign up today! If you’re interested in signing up for a room contact Anglicare Southern Queensland on 07 3838 7688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For teams that have signed up you can visit our Everyday Hero page for more information and create your teams fundraising page.


Deco Room Teams

We would like to welcome the following teams that have signed up and accepted the Deco Room Challenge. The following leaderboard will keep track of the teams that have contributed their funds to the challenge and are ready to move onto the next step of making some interior design decisions.   

Room Type Colour Team Target Amount Current Amount
A1 Studio Deluxe Days Quarter Sarina Russo Group $6,000  $6,000
A2 Studio Marshmallow Magic All Saints Anglican School $6,000  $6,000
A3 Studio Ashville Woods Bagot $6,000  $6,073.75
A4 Studio Bread Crumb St Paul's Parish Samford $6,000  $9,790.31
A5 Studio Ashville BMAzing - Bickerton Masters Architecture $6,000  $6,000
A6 Studio Bread Crumb MSP TSS - MSP Photography $6,000  $6,637.25
A8 Studio Deluxe Days Quarter Architectus $6,000  $6,000
A10 Studio Marshmallow Magic Maggies - St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School $6,000  $6,000
A11 Studio Ashville Hybrid by Design - Toyota $6,000  $6,000.05
A12 Studio Bread Crumb Outdoor Furniture Specialists $6,000  $5,476.75
A13 Studio Ashville Winning Appliances $6,000  $6,000
A14 Studio Bread Crumb The Latte Ladies - St Hilda's School $6,000  $6,000
A15 Studio Marshmallow Magic Johnston & Goldsmith $6,000  $6,000
A16 Studio Deluxe Days Quarter ML Design $6,000  $3,912.50
B1 1-Bedroom Deluxe Days Quarter Property Industry Foundation $10,000  $10,000
B2 1-Bedroom Ashville Queensland Newspapers $10,000  $10,000
B3 1-Bedroom Marshmallow Magic White Magic - Terry White Chemists $10,000  $8,041.20
B4 1-Bedroom Deluxe Days Quarter Women of the Pride - Brisbane Lions $10,000  $7,474.37
B5 1-Bedroom Bread Crumb Wallace Bishop Jewellers $10,000  $10,000
B6 1-Bedroom Marshmallow Magic The Monsour Family $10,000  $10,000
B7 1-Bedroom Ashville HAL Tomkins $10,000  $10,000
B8 1-Bedroom Bread Crumb GO Projects $10,000  $7,176.25