Hello and welcome to our little corner of the internet. We are Lauren and Ryan – He’s the builder, I’m the designer. We are chalk and cheese and the yin to each other’s yang. To put it simply, I’m the bespoke fabric to his rusty nails!
From high school sweethearts to home owners, Ryan and I purchased our first property at the tender age of twenty. And just like that, following a successful reno and flip, we were bitten by the bug. So much so, that a few years later, on our wedding day in 2011, Ryan scored BIG spouse points by surprising me with a business name registration certificate displaying the word RYLO – a blend of our two names, of course. And just like that, RYLO Building and Design was born. Best wedding present ever!
We are a husband and wife team, we are parents, and we stand for creating family homes with a heart. We love dreaming up warm, practical, functional, child-friendly spaces – from planning killer layouts to carrying through relaxed, inviting and comfortable interiors that turn houses into homes.
Ryan and I have a serious love affair with timber houses, and sparks fly when my background in fashion design and interiors collides with Ryan’s skill as a carpenter and builder. The RYLO aesthetic is all about blending the traditional with the contemporary. And yes, the ‘Hamptons’ look is kind of our jam, but we like to present a non-stuffy version of this popular design style, adding a touch of ‘RYLO’ with unique, playful accents and engaging colour palettes. So basically, we’ve reinvented the ‘Hamptons’ to create what we like to call the ‘Australian Classic’ – a celebration of our beautiful Queensland lifestyle. We love it and we know you will too.
We’ve made RYLO a one-stop-shop. Ryan and I offer a seamless design and build service, from the ideation stage right through to ‘Welcome home’. Alternatively, we can also work with your current plans to deliver your desired dream project. And yes, we also have significant experience working within the commercial sector, including retail, restaurant and commercial fit outs. Do we sleep, you ask? Not very much! But our passion fuels our energy and we dream up builds for breakfast. Call us crazy, but we just can’t help ourselves…