A family business
Globe Interiors is an Australian owned company with over 50 years experience, headed up by Virginia Oxenford and Mike Hovey, they currently have showrooms in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Focusing primarily on the client, Globe’s priority is customer satisfaction. Globe excels at Apartment packages, Window Furnishings and Interior Design. Aside from selling big Brands such as Luxaflex and Globe West, they are also the number one retailer in Queensland for Norwegian company Ekornes, manufacturer of Stressless Furniture, the world’s leading manufacturer of leather reclining chairs and sofas.
Globe was born by Mary and Jim Oxenford in 1970, their very first shop was in Mermaid on the Gold Coast Highway which specialised in bedroom furniture and curtains.
In 1978 they moved to a larger site in Molendinar and built their own factory, where they produced their own furniture. The youngest, Bruce looked after the production and ran the factory. And the eldest, Virginia joined Globe and began her incredible journey in learning not only how to run a business but also becoming a successful retailer and Interior Designer.
Virginia is a 5th generation Queenslander, she completed her education at St Hilda’s School and started her working career in the banking industry before realising she was far too creative and started working in the family business in 1978.
She has since furnished many homes and apartments along the East Coast, from Sydney to Cairns.
When Virginia isn’t working, she is at golf or enjoying time out with family and friends.
Virginia now runs the family business with her partner Mike Hovey.
Mike started his working career in Sydney in the footwear industry specialising in high end men’s leather shoes. With this knowledge of leather, he joined McCann Furniture a leading Australian leather furniture manufacturer.
Mike then met Virginia and moved to Queensland in 1996 to join Globe Interiors and open the commercial division where he successfully founded associations with some of QLD’s leading developers. Mike also initiated the alliance with Stressless Furniture.
When Mike isn’t working, he enjoys spending time playing golf and cooking for friends and family.