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.”

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