What do we do?

Design by a Territorian. Hiring a Designer with longterm local knowledge and experience will ultimately save you time, money and stress.

So what do we actually do? 

Lady Darwin specialises in creating bespoke detail orientated tropical homes and hospitality venues.

My goal for each and every project is to create a beautiful and functional space. To open your eyes to possibilities you never imagined. To reconnect you with your interior and show you how to maximise space and make it work for you.

The first step

Contact me to make a time to discuss your project. I come to you to discuss your ideas, listen to what you would like to achieve, discuss your budget and answer any questions. If your project is a good fit with my services I will prepare a design proposal and arrange any quotes which will define the scope of work and outline all costs involved.

Services offered:

  • Concept Design & Development
  • Colour Consultation
  • Online Interior design
  • Bespoke Interior Design for venues, homes & commercial spaces
  • Consultancy service for furniture selection
  • Specification of finishes
  • Home & Product Styling
  • Spatial Planning
  • Interior Decoration
  • Art Sourcing
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Styling for display homes
  • Global sourcing & trading

Concept design

No idea where to start? Use the contact form to arrange a no obligation meeting or phone call where we can discuss your project. I can help with concept design and a scope of work to give you a starting point that you can then work on yourself or engage me for further services when you are ready. This option works particularly well for new homeowners requiring help placing existing furniture or artwork into a new space OR business owners opening their first office or store. * Hourly rates available.

Colour consulting

Bad colour selection will detract from the value and amenity of any space. Lady Darwin specialises in colour theory. When you think of colour and design do the words balance, rhythm, pattern, emphasis, contrast, unity and movement seem foreign to you? I am here to help!

Having studied colour history as well as colour psychology I can provide a complete service that incorporates all interior and exterior finishes for your home or business.

Online design

For the time poor or those in other locations, we offer an easy ‘E’ design service. Send your plans, photos, measurements, and inspirational images (Houzz profile, Pinterest or other) and all the work is completed online and via phone / email as a virtual design service, the process is tailored to suit your needs saving you time and money.

Commercial interior design

Specialising in interior and exterior hospitality and venue design I have over 10 years experience in the vast commercial office space and shop fit out industry providing custom designs including all aspects of small to large scale projects and refurbishment work. I can assist with product sourcing and the specification of furniture as well as selecting all finishes for you. Aside from furniture I am also passionate about lighting, built in joinery, brand development and artwork so I enjoy creating bespoke interiors with soul.

* Priced per project on application. Hourly rates or project packages also available.

Residential interior design

Working with Builders, Developers and home owners alike for new build homes or renovation projects from concept to completion, catering to all budgets.

I can work with you through tailored design solutions to make your renovation or new home build a seamless experience. Colour and furniture selections as well as the blending of new and old pieces into your space, this selection is important in creating a look that showcases your own tastes, while complimenting the age, architectural style and scale of your interior. Selections will blend and enhance furniture, fittings, and artwork while taking into consideration the use to which the space will be put. Utilising extensive local experience with NT contractors as well as a large selection of both national and international suppliers.

* Project Management for this service is also available upon request

Room by room design

Sometimes you just need some help to tie a scheme together or to blend rooms to one another; This is easily achieved with a single room fee in a simple consultation format with a follow-up meeting to provide schedules and or layouts. * Supply of furniture, textiles and art as well as a personal shopping experience also available.

Selection of finishes

The selection of finishes is a vital part of creating a stylish, comfortable and functional space. The integration of finishes must complement the architectural design as well as the requirements of the space into which they will be fitted. This can be done on site or externally with the aid of images, plans and samples if required.

* Virtual design (online from afar) also available for this service.

Home styling

Does your home need tweaking? Maybe you have relatives coming to visit or are preparing to sell your home or business so want a freshen up or complete overhaul? I can help with a long-term understanding of the Darwin property market and what works as well as what does not. This service is ideal for clients selling their homes who want to minimise their costs but maximise the sale price. * Hourly fees available as well as packages for cost-effective design advice.

Spatial planning

A full space planning service including interior CAD plans or hand-drawn layouts for lighting, cabinetry or furniture placement. This service can be combined with other services such as colour consultation or the selection of finishes to achieve the best possible use of any space.

Interior decorating

It is the finishing touches that put the ‘sweet’ in home sweet home. Drawing on vast furniture and product knowledge with over 10 years industry experience I offer a service that no amount of googling or online shopping can match. Contact me to create that picture perfect space you have been dreaming of.

Project management

Having grown up here in Darwin I  have extensive experience with local industry contacts and can liaise with various tradespeople to arrange inspections or quotes and oversee your entire project for you if required. My love of travel and broad industry reach means I have trusted specialty trades to assist with this service in all Australian states.

* Fee per service – Direct billing of outside services.

Event & product styling

Corporate branding/styling as well as private events and parties. Offering a boutique event styling service with an emphasis on creativity, I can work with you to develop fresh themes and concepts before transforming them into stunning events or branding. I pride myself on working with independent masters of their craft to create bespoke detail orientated styling just for you.

Art direction

Design for magazines, photo shoots or media. Use me as a sounding board for your design project, for inspiration or just as a second opinion. This service is available for small projects or in conjunction with other services.

Art sourcing

Matching clients taste with enchanting pieces. I have been surrounded by artists my entire life so art sourcing is something I am very passionate about. Let me do the research for you via my vast contacts and resources, saving you time and often money. I have a large range of local, interstate and international artists on file and can source just about anything that you can think of.

Visual merchandising 

I can give your products or services personality, build them a charming character and set them apart from your competitors.  I have many years experience in various commercial and retail environments and love nothing more than creatively highlighting the features and benefits of your products to make them desirable to your client base, Engaging your clients and motivating them to commit to using your business.

Global sourcing

Built on a lifelong obsession with travel and nearly two decades of working in and around the arts, textile,  furniture and importation industries I possess a wealth of knowledge on how and more importantly where to find the perfect and most unique pieces for your project, Whether you want a single mirror or a whole hotel full of furniture. Handy industry contacts and various longterm trusted suppliers who can get their hands on many things.

Still not sure which service you require? Contact me.

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