“We wanted to celebrate the wonderful cottage we were living in, and build a beautiful space for our family and friends, so we spoke with Lauren and Ryan after seeing their incredible work in magazines.  We engaged them for the design and build package, from the first instance they were attentive to our needs and added a lot of innovation and panache to our idea of a dream house.  The greatest benefit of the Rylo service was in the design and cost estimation during the drawing of our plans.  This combined our dream, Laurens style and Ryan’s experience to complete an extensive, beautiful renovation that not only exceeded our expectations but was within 1% of our budget.  The benefits of this were that we could apply quality finishes to our home and complete landscaping because we knew the cost of our renovation before we drafted final plans and Ryan kept the project on track, with no surprises along the way.  I would recommend Lauren and Ryan to anyone that wants a high quality, stylish home that is designed to your budget and enjoys working with great people to achieve your dream.”

Mick and Cherie

Project– Urban Classic



The Rylo style was something we had always loved! We were on the verge of moving to gain the things we really needed in our home, but after Lauren and Ryan came out to look at our house, they showed us how we could achieve these things right where we were.


The team approach Lauren and Ryan have means they take care of everything from the concept, design and through to the build. The advantage of the husband and wife team made the process uncomplicated and consistent the whole way through.  The Rylo formula is simple and elegant. We weren’t overwhelmed by choices. Lauren does all the hard work by sourcing the most beautiful but affordable options so there isn’t time or energy wasted on deliberation!


The building phase went so smoothly. Ryan and his team worked hard completing everything beautifully- on time and to budget! We always felt like we were in very good hands.

Rach and Andy

Project – Neutral Classic 



My wife and I found for sale the most amazing run down 150 year old Queenslander in an idyllic position that had not been lived in for over 10 years.

We instantly fell in love with the property and could see its potential.

My wife had seen a renovation Rylo had completed in a Home Beautiful magazine and could see how passionate Ryan was in renovating old Queenslanders and commented ‘If we ever buy an old Queenslander, he is the builder I would like to use’….

Before making an offer on the property we asked Ryan if he could meet us at the property so we could give him our ideas of what we were wanting to do and if he thought this would be possible within our budget.

From our first meeting with Ryan we knew he was the builder we were going to use and didn’t approach any other builders. We were that confident that we had found the right builder, unusual we know but we just knew…..

We purchased the property and moved in to our un renovated Queenslander and spent 8 interesting and challenging months toing and froing with design concepts. With the help of Ryan and Lauren we designed an affordable, functional home, yet respecting the character of this unique property and bringing it into the 21st century.

Ryan loves his time chart schedules, of which he gave us a copy before he started, and assured us that it would be a 6 month renovation and that we would be moving back in on the day he said we would be.

As owners, we decided to take on a fairly hands on approach which meant that we were at the house most days and I’m struggling to recall more than a handful days that Ryan wasn’t present in the 6 months.

Our experience with both Ryan as the builder and Lauren as home and interior designer was incredibly positive. Any issues or problems that came up were easily resolved and nothing was too much trouble.

Ryan and his team are extremely hard workers and passionate about their trades which shows in their work.

True to his word and charts we moved in on exactly the day that Ryan said we would, into our beautifully renovated home that was over and above what we expected.

We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ryan and Lauren as a design and build team for any project.

We are delighted with our home…. Seaview….

Nick and Kirsten

Project – Seaview


Our time with Lauren and Ryan has been one of the most professional and enjoyable experiences we have had.  Nothing was ever too much trouble.  We felt heard and respected.  Time frames were strictly adhered to.  And when issues arose they were managed effectively and efficiently.  It was truly a team approach.  We felt supported and both Ryan and Lauren guided us with their expertise, patience and good humour.

We have raved about them both and will continue to do so, referring clients, family and friends to their business.  If we ever build again or re design – we will definitely be asking RYLO to be our design and building company.

Martina and Miona 

Project – Inner-City Retreat