THIS IS ME
A REGULAR INSIGHT INTO SUNSHINE COAST PERSONALITIES
Noosa local Carole Tretheway has lived interstate and abroad but something about the region keeps her coming back each time.
As a interior designer, Carole is known in the community and is distinguished by her individual creativity as well as her thriving business.
Favourite time of day and why? 1
Watering the garden as the sun is setting with a glass of wine in my hand. I love working in my garden.
It gives me so much pleasure.
What excites you? 2
Seeing a client’s reaction when they first see their project completed. It’s very satisfying.
Many times I have had clients shed tears of joy.
Favourite sport? Player or spectator? 3
I love tennis, as a spectator and player. I learnt tennis in my youth and have recently taken up the sport again with a gorgeous and patient Brazilian tennis coach. I have discovered that the techniques are very different now. I’m loving it.
Best childhood memory? 4
Sitting on a timber seat which my brother (Stephen Kidd) had made for his bike crossbar. I recall it also had some fake fur for comfort.
I must have been very young. Stephen would take me with him when he delivered newspapers in the neighbourhood.
Where were you born? 5
I was born in Melbourne to English parents. We moved to Sydney when I was very young. When I turned 16, my father decided that he wanted to retire in York, England. It was a great opportunity for me to study and travel, and then return to Australia eight years later.
Where would you like to holiday? 6
I am planning a holiday in Sicily. I love Italy and feel very at home when I am there, perhaps because my grandmother was Italian.
Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet? 7
I love both and have two gorgeous Burmese cats (Mimi and Sacha). They are indoor cats but I have created a wonderful outdoor room attached to my house, which they enjoy.
Who are your heroes? 8
My mother was definitely one of my heroes. She demonstrated amazing resilience with her health challenges throughout her life and was always smiling.
Dream job? 9
I’m in my dream job. I can assist clients in achieving stunning and positive design outcomes in their home or business which is very personal and an absolute privilege.
I love working with my great team at Carole Tretheway Design along with our trusted builders, tradespeople and suppliers.
It’s a real team effort.
What will you be doing in 10 years? 10
Continuing to enjoy working in my business and travelling to beautiful obscure places on this planet. I want to be playing tennis and living life to its fullest.
What’s the best thing about living on 11 the Sunshine Coast?
I first came to Noosa in 1982 and fell in love immediately.
I love the natural environment on the Coast and in the hinterland.
I love our fabulous farmers’ markets, the dining experiences and, of course, the people. of the area.
This quote embodies the Sunshine Coast: “If paradise exists on Earth, it is here, it is here.”