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IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL CITIES, ACCESSING QUALITY INTERIOR DESIGN CAN BE TRICKY. HERE’S OUR LIST OF REGIONAL DESIGNERS YOU CAN RELY ON.
Our directory of interior decorators and designers who are based in regional Australia.
NEW SOUTH WALES
CAMPBELL & SPEARMAN INTERIORS Campbell & Spearman Interiors have opened a new showroom brimming with all the elements to create an English country style interior. Shop 10, 15–17 Banyette Street, Bowral. (02) 4862 1452 COTEHELE INTERIOR DECORATING & CONSULTING Based in Orange, Margie Sampson of Cotehele Interior Decorating & Consulting can work magic on classic or modern homes. 191 Lords Place, Orange. (02) 6361 1707 DARRYL GORDON DESIGN Darryl Gordon swapped the city for the south coast, now working from his beautiful bed and breakfast in Jamberoo — a fine example of the quality of his work. 0411 195 551; darrylgordondesign.com EDMUNDS INTERIORS Mudgee’s Edmunds Interiors is an invaluable source for stylish hard surfaces and curtains. 184A Church Street, Mudgee. 0459 500 860 JILLY HAMPSHIRE Co-founder of Hampshire and Lowndes and, in more recent years, Vintage Cargo, style maven Jilly Hampshire brings her signature style to neighbouring properties in Berry. 0411 195 145 LIBBY MUNRO INTERIORS Libby Munro favours a contemporary take on classic Australian homesteads for the homes she decorates between the coastal and country areas surrounding her Scone and Sydney offices. 0447 479 900 LISA BURDUS Lisa Burdus splits her time decorating beautiful homes in Sydney and nearby Exeter, where she also has a base. 0409 489 225, lisaburdus.com.au LIZZIE YUILL & CO Interior decorator Lizzie Yuill also has a shop in Bowral’s main street to show off her talents. Shop 2, 252 Bong Bong Street, Bowral. (02) 4861 4480; 0412 278 650. ONE FOUR INTERIORS Louise Spicer of One Four Interiors is known for creating contemporary designs out of her studios in both Sydney and Orange. 0417 065 411; onefourinteriors.com.au LOUISE WALSH INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION With offices in Lennox Heads, Sydney and Brisbane, Louise Walsh Interior Design and Decoration put together layered, modern interiors. (02) 6687 5010; louisewalsh.com.au MELINDA HARTWRIGHT INTERIORS Bowral’s become an attractive base for a number of interior decorators, including Melinda Hartwright. melindahartwright.com DAMIEN INTERIORS Michaela Coulson is the creative force behind Wollongong-based Damien Interiors. (02) 4226 4043; damien.com.au MICKEY ROBERTSON Mickey Robertson still finds time to dabble in the decorating world despite her busy schedule at Glenmore House near Camden. (02) 4654 5484; glenmorehouse.com.au HORTON & CO DESIGN Interior designer Stewart Horton of Horton & Co has brought his flamboyant style back to his home town of Newcastle and neighbouring Hunter Valley area. (02) 4957 1672; hortonandco.com.au SUZIE ANDERSON HOME Having relocated from Sydney to the Southern Highlands, Suzie Anderson has set up two shops while orchestrating soulful interiors. Shop 101, 13 Banyette Street, Bowral, (Dirty Janes) and 409–411 Argyle Street, Moss Vale. (02) 4868 2662; www.suzieandersonhome.com TARNISHED INTERIORS Pam O’connor’s Tarnished Interiors is the place to head if you need help with a colourful and eclectic interior. 535 Peel Street, Tamworth. 0429 073 030. @tarnishedinteriors VICTORIA HAMPSHIRE DESIGN Together with her husband Raffaele Lombard, Victoria Hampshire runs her eponymous interior design business out of Berry — yet their work takes them anywhere from Italy to Singapore. 0438 494 894; victoriahampshire.com WILDOATS DESIGN Based in Wagga Wagga, Wildoats Design are soft furnishings and colour specialists. (02) 6925 1066; 0412 862 252
ARREDARE INTERIORS Lorraine Wiggins operates this Castlemaine interior design studio. (03) 5470 5955; 0416 084 219; arredare.com.au BELLHOLME INETRIORS Marie and Dominic Romeo are renowned for their work restoring heritage buildings, but will also happily consult on any project via their Bellholme shop. 36B Aitken Street, Gisborne. (03) 5428 2811; bellholme.com.au ELIZABETH HOOPER FURNISHINGS Elizabeth Hooper continues to be dedicated to her decorating work despite now being based at home rather than out of her Hamilton showroom. (03) 5572 2392; elizabethhooperfurnishings.com.au
INTERIORS OF WOODEND With more than 40 years’ decorating experience behind her, Georgina Rowe now offers her services through her Interiors of Woodend store, located in the Macedon Ranges. 4A Collier Street, Woodend. 0418 990 660; (03) 5427 4605; interiorsofwoodend.com JUSTIN BISHOP INTERIOR DESIGN Sassafras-based designer Justin Bishop combines a neutral palate and pieces with patina to create his timeless interiors. 0419 669 949; justinbishop.com.au LANE KELLYS Lane Kellys is Geelong’s go-to for everything from cushions to curtains to an overall interior design scheme. (03) 5221 1166; lanekellys.com.au MACEDON RANGES INTERIORS Bring some of the Macedon Ranges Interiors style to your home with the design service that can be accessed from this Kyneton homewares store. 61 Piper Street, Kyneton. (03) 5422 1211; macedonrangesinteriors.com.au DANIELLA PESCHEK INTERIORS Designer Daniella Peschek dreams up flamboyant contemporary spaces out of her Mornington Peninsula boutique interior design business. 0411 092 555; peschekinteriors.com REES & REES LIFESTYLE MERCHANTS Husband-and-wife team Dean and Marni Rees offer design services as part of their Wangaratta concept store. 34 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. (03) 5722 9300; reesandrees.com.au ROCKLEY INTERIORS Although she grew up in France, Manuella May has been operating her interior design and decorating business Rockley Interiors from Kyneton since 2005. 0413 625 134; rockleyinteriors.com.au STYLE TEMPLE Liz Todd of Style Temple can help transform her clients’ dreams into reality. 5–7 Diane Street, Mornington. (03) 5975 7432; styletemple.com.au TAYLOR & STIRLING Ballarat’s Taylor & Stirling are experts in window furnishings. 22 Sturt Street, Ballarat. (03) 5333 1441; taylorandstirling.com.au THAT SPECIAL LOOK A Ballarat-based interior design and decoration business headed up by Jill and Brian O’grady. (03) 5333 2894; thatspeciallook.com.au
WALTER HERMAN Renowned Sydney interior designer Walter Herman recently relocated to Perth, Tasmania. Herman first made his name working out of Ros Palmer Interiors, where he was based for 21 years before opening his own space in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay. After five years working out of his stylish showroom, Herman decided to shut up shop, giving him more freedom to move between his high-end decorating projects that can take him anywhere from the Southern Highlands to New Zealand. “I love Georgian architecture, that’s the main thing that drew me down there,” says Herman, adding, “I’m still two weeks in Sydney and two weeks in Tasmania, so I have the best of both worlds.” 0402 136 068; walterhermaninteriors.com
OTILLY & LEWIS Helen Allison is not only the owner of Otilly & Lewis, she also heads up the interior design services that are offered through this covetable Sunshine Coast lifestyle store. Shop 4, 8 Grebe Street, Peregian Beach. (07) 5448 1524; 0407 313 785; otillyandlewis.com.au FRANCES RUSSELL INTERIORS Frances Russell brings a classic flavour to the spaces she creates from her Rockhampton base. 0412 277 920; francesrussellinteriors.com.au
PAGE ELEVEN Specialising in bespoke artwork and handmade products as well as design work, talented Leah Pisconeri of Page Eleven just moved her creative studio from Perth to Dunsborough. 0417 922 680; pageeleven.com.au
LIVING BY DESIGN Interior styling is available from the chic Living by Design stores, now with three shops based outside Adelaide. 34 The Strand, Port Elliot. (08) 8554 3448; 96 Murray Street, Tanunda. (08) 8563 3624; 27 Torrens Street, Victor Harbour. 0474 703 576; livingbydesign.net.au