Does your home need a style makeover? Or maybe you’re creating your dream house and would love an interior designer on board. Here are the talented locals you need to know about…
With her magazine background, Justine Brown from chocolateBrown knows what wows. A former Fashion Editor and food, fashion and interiors stylist, Justine’s interiors have been featured in leading lifestyle magazines including Vogue, Belle, Inside Out, Home Beautiful, Country Style and Elle Decoration UK. Justine also believes that the years she spent studying Psychology and Fine Arts at university have given her an added edge; she has a knack for interpreting both what is told to her and what remains unsaid, thinking outside the box, and transcending trends.
chocolateBrown’s specialty is in creating unique living spaces for every client. Their work is not trend driven, rather their goal is to create timeless homes with longevity. This involves treating you, the client, as the individual that you are and keeping the integrity of your home – it’s very bones – while tweaking it just so.Justine enjoys developing trusting relationships and creating something special. One recent client said that “Justine was wonderful to work with and intuitively knew how to translate our brief into reality. Our home now has an incredibly cohesive feel that is not only beautifully presented, but is also functional and liveable – exactly the mix and feeling we wanted for our family home.”
Choose chocolateBrown for:
Any project that requires a style injection. chocolateBrown consult on renovations including kitchen and bathroom design, interior and exterior colour consults, furniture and artwork sourcing, individual room makeovers, or simply injecting a bit of “wow factor” into your existing home. They can work with you from development to execution of the project, or devise a strategy for you to self-manage it.
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MARCH TWICE INTERIORS
March Twice Interiors is as passionate about bringing your home to life as you are. Principal Lori Murray looks to quality materials, beautiful textures, and a fresh yet timeless aesthetic, all while recognising that you are after something unique. She also likes to turn on its head the formal impression many people have of working with an interior designer, by making the process collaborative, interesting, personable, and fun. This warm, professional approach extends to the little black book of trustworthy tradespeople and suppliers that March Twice Interiors bring to each project – from builders, painters and joiners through to window coverings, tile and tap-ware suppliers, who are as much a part of March Twice Interiors’ success as the in-house team.
Lori says that her ideal projects are ones involving a full renovation, whether it be a four bedroom home or a one bedroom apartment, as this means working with clients on transforming their home over a longer period and being involved in every part of it – kitchen and bathroom design, overall colour schemes and finishes, lighting, custom joinery design, and furnishings – to end up with a cohesive end result. It’s an intensive process and one she says clients are always pleasantly surprised by. “When people realise that the end result really changes how they feel when they walk into their home, and how they use their home for them or their family, that makes me very happy,” says Lori.
Choose March Twice Interiors for:
Projects involving a full renovation of a home or apartment – particularly of homes with history and some beautiful existing architectural details; equally a new build that may need some warmth and personality injected into it.
LYNNE BRADLEY INTERIORS
At Lynne Bradley Interiors the goal is to create beautiful environments intrinsic to your sensibilities. Their approach to design is that every home is different and asks for a unique response and solution. Principal Lynne Bradley believes that the best design is the result of problem solving, and rethinking room utilisation and spatial flow are her particular areas of technical expertise. Her instinctive eye for colour and ‘golden touch’ regarding her innate talent for layering diverse materials with unexpected elements guarantee a breathtaking transformation.
As a luxury interior designer and decorator, Lynne Bradley Interiors collaborates with an elite network of architects, artisans, tradespeople and suppliers to achieve a tailored and bespoke outcome with the aim to exceed the client’s expectations. From planning through to project management and final decorative touches, Lynne and her team provide a full service, ensuring that every aspect of a project is professionally managed and executed. “Lynne’s ability is to take you somewhere unexpected but in a way that makes you feel like the destination was a place you were always meant to be. That can only come from truly understanding her client,” says Susan, a client from Turramurra.
Choose Lynne Bradley Interiors for:
- Appointing fixtures, finishes and materials for new builds
- Collaborating with architects and clients to redesign the interior spaces of a home (rethinking heritage homes through modern additions/layout changes)
- Designing bespoke joinery including kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and study spaces
- Exterior and interior paint specification
- Sourcing new furniture, lighting, rugs, art and accessories
- Custom designing upholstery, rugs, cushions and window treatments
- Installing and arranging old and new pieces, styling and hanging artworks
Boutique interior design studio McMillan Design specialises in residential interiors across a range of renovation, design and styling projects. Owner Anna says she is passionate about creating beautiful, harmonious and inviting homes that tell the story of the people who live there. She loves getting to know her clients and learning the particular issues and challenges that they face in their homes, so that she can assist with practical, yet creative solutions that excite them and help to transform the way they live.
McMillan Design will assist you to navigate your renovation and design project with ease, transforming your home into a beautiful, functional and welcoming space for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Their considerable design experience and team of trade partners are there throughout to help save you time and stress by managing the project smoothly, ensuring you will find your renovating or decorating project easy, enjoyable and satisfying. Their expert project management skills and experience will also ensure that risks are managed and minimised so that you can avoid costly mistakes.
Whether your brief is for a single cushion, or an entire home, Anna and her team will work with you to gain a clear understanding of your needs, identify creative solutions, and manage a clear implementation plan to create a beautiful, harmonious and inviting home reflecting your taste, requirements, and budget.
Choose McMillan Design for:
Selection of interior finishes and colours; spatial planning and layouts; furniture, furnishing and fixture specification and selection; kitchen and bathroom design; custom joinery and upholstery; specification and curation of artwork and homewares; home de-cluttering and organisation; project management and liaison with a team of trade professionals.
Home Remedy was born when owner and Director Danielle Rose, then a real estate agent, saw the need for a comprehensive home lifestyle service. She’d observed that families and older people in particular were frequently intimidated by the prospect of selling their properties, relocating, and starting over in a new home. Home Remedy was her solution: a one-stop shop where decluttering, relocation, interior styling, home organising, and even wardrobe styling would coexist. The Home Remedy team consider themselves privileged to get to work in clients’ homes and alleviate these life pressures, and they particularly love to help people who don’t know where or how to begin.
Danielle says “We really listen to our clients. I always say that we are like chameleons as we’re able to put our own personal style aside to listen and get into the heads of our clients. If you want urban luxe, that’s our style; if you are looking for Hamptons, that’s our style too. Mid-Century Scandinavian with an ethnic-inspired twist? Yes, that’s us. Classic contemporary, no problem. No idea? That’s also no problem. We’ll talk with you about the things you love, learn about your lifestyle, and create an interior that is just for you.”
Choose Home Remedy for:
Styling and Transformation: If, like many of Home Remedy’s clients, you have the feeling that your interiors look like a mish mash of items collected over the years, they will come in, devise a plan, put together a budget, and transform that one problem room or your entire home.
Full Service: Home Remedy can also pack your home, store your belongings or relocate them for you during the transition.