Darwin design – Book early

The studio has been abuzz of late with a jumble of projects on the go so please be sure to book in early for your personalised Lady Darwin Design experience.

With the rest of the world in a state of corona shutdown we are very lucky to be largely unaffected here in sunny Darwin and if anything …the construction industry has got even busier so I am now fully committed until the new year.

Darwin interior design

Head over to instagram ‘ladydarwindesign’ and checkout ‘stories’ to see what is happening in the studio on a day to day basis.

Online consulting is still available Australia wide so reach out… I would love to hear about your interior projects and look forward to being a part of them.



“Why online design is so fine!”

Ok everyone is doing it, It’s not a new thing but it is a convenient thing and I am doing it too.

I am talking about online business folks! What with most of the world in Corona virus isolation … flattening the curve, Social distancing, “Is there toilet paper at Fannie Bay IGA?” – These are all new things that I certainly was not saying until around a month ago but here we are.

Now, Booking online design. Head over to the contact page or email me … Yep it is THAT easy.

This is a service I have offered for many years as well as consulting rates for people who just need a little bit of help rather than a lot but until recently Online design was something I only did a couple of times a year and generally only for interstate clients but recently this has become the norm and I am pretty sure I am not the only one who is loving sitting at my laptop, Half dressed ‘cos no-one can see that I don’t have shoes on (amongst other things) while connecting with people and sharing my passion for what I love – Which is helping YOU create a beautiful and functional space that you will love to be in.

We can chat plans for renovations or new builds, I can give you styling ideas to revamp a bedroom, purchase a new sofa, choose curtains or colours for your space. We can do video calls for live feedback or for help making selections on anything that you are unsure about for your interiors.

Maybe you need help making decisions on things like tap ware for a kitchen or bathroom or picking the right size/ scale of furniture for your rooms. All of these are choices I make every single day so to me they  are easy peasy whereas many people find them stressful or daunting.

a 1 hour online design consultation is now just $150 until June so now is the perfect time to get some professional advice on those projects you finally have the time to get around to doing …so do them well with some professional guidance and pick my brain, All from the comfort of your sofa, or verandah.. or better yet the pool!

Contact me … I would love to help.




Taking bookings for 2020

Well hello ahh where did the decade go? One minute I am fresh faced sipping a Long Island Iced tea in my favourite bar haunt trying to work out what day it is, The next I am buying potting mix on a Sunday morning at Bunnings wondering when I turned into my mother?

That aside, I have reorganised my life in our tiny house again after a year of travelling plus “Mum-ing” and I am back at my design and taking bookings for the year ahead.

With a little super woman juggling I figure I can take on 3 large projects a month or 6 small at the moment and probably lots of little fun creative add ons in between because I love what I do … Plus I never did learn how to say no when it comes to interiors or arty collabs.

Ask me about renovations, Hit me up for colour consulting, Email me your plans, dreams or ideas and I would love to chat. Are you building your dream home or just tarting up your current abode? Opening a cafe or freshening up an office space to reflect your new direction for the year, If you want to create a space with personality … I have stacks and I am willing to share.

I love Darwin and most importantly I am from Darwin so I have the right contacts and I live for interiors, furniture, homewares & art. Contact me … let’s be friends!



‘Dryseason trend- Slow design’

Slow Design seeks a holistic approach to designing that takes into consideration a wide range of material and social factors as well as the short and long-term impacts of the design.” – Sourced from Wikipedia, See more here.

I am ‘ Embracing slow design’  – See my full article in the Darwinlife Magazine here. 

Join the slow revolution… It’s not really a new thing, It’s a slow thing. 😉

‘Hottest of the dry’

Have you seen my latest article of “must have” items in this months Darwinlife Magazine? Below are prices and links to where you can find these local delights. 

As always I support local businesses and hope you do too whenever possible.

Please note I am not paid to feature any items, I have selected these pieces as part of the trend forecasting work that I do. For collaborations please use the contact form on this site and we can make a time to chat.

  1. Parrot print available from Messa Living * Various frames/canvas sizes available. Image currently in store 1200Hx900W $440
  2. Mariana’ Spirit of design sunset earrings – Paraphernalia from $80
  3. Teal glassware $12 each (lots of other colours and styles available) & Timber picnic table $95 for small/ $159 for large – Sekada Homewares
  4. ‘Museum 861’ rust rug by Unitex rugs from $220 (Various sizes) & “Orphan’ chair by Sketch Furniture in blush coloured velvet – Cam Interiors 
  5. Charlie dress’ by Catherine Murphy (Many other colour/ styles available in store) & ‘Wouf’ clutch purses from $65 – Elevated Boutique Parap




‘LDD Coastal home’

Nautical crisp white, azure blue and hints of red with old mismatched timber on a neutral backdrop with wicker and rattan added for depth, This style is a timeless classic for a reason.

For further project details see below or contact me via website form.

Concept design: Lady Darwin Design classic seaside abode

Sumatra basket style pendant light by Zanui

Framed sea fan home decor by LDD

Vintage Japanese glass buoys by LDD supplier of nautical treasure

Midnight blue paint colour by Haymes Paint

Crustacean cushions by Whirlpool bathshop

Persian Knot collection rug by Armadillo & Co. LDD is a retailer of this range

Rattan hooded bed by the Rattan collective