Here’s 25 best interior designers in Sydney you should know about!
Dive into a world of inspiration with some of the best top designers and architects we know about. We’re going on a journey to discover the best interior designers in Sydney, to get to know all the inspiration you need for next year!
Blainey North & Associates is a global design firm specializing in interior architecture and the design of luxury environments for five and six-star hotels, exclusive residences, and bespoke commercial and retail projects in Australia and around the world. Brutal decadence, this project’s name has self-named the concept, describes the referencing of modernist architecture, yet executing highly detailed moments of decadence within strong geometry and form.
Neil Durbach, Camilla Block and David Jaggers are the directors of Durbach Block Jaggers Architects. They are a practice committed to searching for the possibilities of architecture itself – its power and poetry; its pleasure and necessity. This beach house project translates their style of working within the parameters of appropriateness and innovation, while subscribing to a sensibility of sensitivity, seamlessly integrating landscape and architecture together.
No need for introductions, Greg Natale is a world-wide interior designer from Sydney, Au. This magnificent 1000-square-meter house is the result of a complete gutting and remodeling by Greg Natale, transforming the thirty-year-old building into a luxe, Art Deco-style modern residence in which marble plays a starring role.
Alexander &CO. is a working community built upon individual and team growth, while balancing client needs, commercial interest, and innovative thought. Their vision is to create a team that excels across all spatial skill sets. We are invested in active learning and the effective professional journey of each member of our organization. A personal project, this is the home of Alexander &CO.’s Principal, Jeremy Bull and Marketing Director, Tess Glasson and their four young sons. Built to accommodate the needs of a growing young family, this project is a low-cost build, all whilst exploring material expressiveness. But at the core of its philosophy, it should show its materiality and imperfections, the humanity of construction trades.
Renowned for her artistic approach to interior design, Fiona Lynch is a design studio that excels in achieving wonderfully resolved outcomes across residential, hospitality and retail projects. This St Kilda Apartment is conjured from a place of restfulness and elegance. Capturing the adventurous spirit of its owners, the redesign works see the previously dark and oppressive enclave transformed its wearied bones into a refreshing and elevated experience.
The Brenda Wong Studio has a Signature to every project: the partnering of an elegant aesthetic with a functionality that transcends the years. The high level of personal consultation and collaboration brings design solutions that are client-focused and always sympathetic to context, function and budget. This Cove House project was an important 1960’s house that was respectfully reimagined into a brave interior journey of the finest details.
Tamsin Johnson is an interior designer whose work manifests certain devil-may-care energy, all the while underpinned by rigorous planning of proportion, form, color and texture. This knack of appearing effortless brings the ultimate level of sophistication to her work as illustrated by her residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. Hence the sense of play is evident in the contrasts of scale, the bold use of art, and the sculptural nature of the furniture pieces she selects or commissions, which combine to genuinely surprise and delight.
Paul Hecker and Hecker Guthrie founded the Studio, with the aim to create spaces that are endearing and beautiful, where the feeling speaks louder than the furnishings and the levels of charm and comfort outweigh the instant gratification of the merely new. The sky city hotel is a joint collaboration with Walter Brooke, the 123 rooms in the hotel will be opulently appointed to meet the growing demand for quality hotel rooms from both domestic and international visitors.
Arent&Pyke is a Sydney-based design practice, formed by Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke, encompassing interior architecture and design with a unique focus on the decorative arts. Their renovated home in Annandale turned out to be an appropriate metaphor for what was an unusually organic project. The space was “quite grey, quite hard” and so there were a lot of conversations about lighting. They wanted to bring softness and ambient glow into the spaces, introducing Noguchi light sculptures and warm colors.
Anna-Carin McNamara is a Swedish-born interior designer with a Master’s degree in Interior Design from the Royal College of Art in London. She is the founder and director of ANNA CARIN DESIGN STUDIO, a Sydney-based interior design studio that specializes in high-end residential Scandinavian interiors. A home for music aficionados, this Surry Hills terrace plays to its own beat. Merging Scandinavian design with the flamboyant, guided by the owner’s collection of Australian art and love of English rock.
DAVID HICKS was born in Australia, but spent most of his childhood in Malaysia. On his return home, he pursued his lifelong passion for interior design. Hicks established the eponymous David hicks design studio in 2000, which has grown and evolved to become Australia’s premier brand for luxury-oriented interior and building design. In this apartment the interior combines David Hicks custom furniture pieces and statement lighting, restoring and reinvigorating the space, transforming it into a contemporary and serene home.
Decus Interiors celebrates beautiful design in all its manifestations. As purveyors of the original and unexpected, each Decus project is informed by a philosophy that interiors can significantly and positively impact our everyday lives. Striking a balance between the luxurious and the playful, they designed this space to grow with its occupant, offering the opportunity in which to play, to entertain, or to seek quiet refuge; a true home for all ages.
Harper Lane is a full-service Interior Architecture and Design firm, based in Sydney, servicing the Sydney-basin and beyond. Harper Lane Design covers all aspects of Residential and Commercial Design, from concept to completion. Their approach to this project was to deliver a truly bespoke space, with high-quality results and attention to detail.
Established by architect Vince Alafaci and interior designer Caroline Choker, the studio focuses on creating holistic design solutions that respond to each client’s commercial objectives and site-specific needs. Whilst each commission is individual, the studio adopts consistent principles across all of its projects; exploring the fundamentals of environment, sustainability, space, proportion, light, and materials.
Enriching lives through design is Hareklein’s philosophy, perfectly reflected in their own work, design choices and in the suppliers and partners that they collaborate with. In this project is apparent the importance of texture, warmth, refined comfort, and a sense of the client’s personality.
Mim Design has spent more than 20 years curating a diverse interior design portfolio spanning high-end residential, custom multi-residential interiors, retail, hospitality, 5-star hotels and corporate projects. This Victorian heritage home balances contemporary design references with elements of traditional Japanese design; authentic materiality, connection to nature, daily ritual and screening to reveal uninterrupted spatial flow and invoke a restorative calm to this South Yarra residence.
Renato’s architecture draws inspiration from past masters and civilizations, attempting to represent the present with a desire to leave enduring buildings for the future. Born in Italy, moved to Australia with his family in the 1960’s, studied architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. Italianate House, Surry Hills: This project involved the restoration and modification of a heritage-listed three-story Italianate-style c1890’s terrace house and 1860’s sandstone stable in inner Sydney. The concept was to translate the 1990’s office fit-out into a modern-day residence preserving the historic style of the building while inserting a brave and very contemporary atmosphere inside.
Lucy Marczyk is an Interior designer and Creative Director, based in Sydney. Her goal is to bring happiness to people through good design. In this project, a large-scale, pale grey porcelain tile formed the inspiration behind the masculine and moody tonal palette. While the colors remain reserved, the curated selection of luxe furniture, artwork and curios throughout the home adds personality and showcases a modern elegance steeped in both texture and detail.
At Smart Design Studio the architecture is inspired by pure Modernism but they believe not that “form follows function” so much as “form has a function. The interiors at this ‘Alexander’ Barangaroo were inspired by the streamlined curves and beautiful finishing of classic timber yachts. The smooth forms have been offset by matte timbers and rough tiles, resonating with the raw and unpolished history of the old dockyards.
Richard Stanisich intention is simple: they want to create spaces that make you feel something. The harbourside location of this apartment combined with the client’s artistic background led to an artisanal approach—a combination of aged brass, natural timbers, and subtle pastel hues create a whimsical, yet tranquil interior. Key pieces of art from the client’s collection offer inspiration for the furniture and lighting throughout the living spaces.
Based in Darlinghurst, Sydney, the dynamic studio is increasingly active in hospitality, retail, workspace and residential projects. The core of this house, including the kitchen, living, and dining space has been designed as the heart of the home, featuring white painted timber-lined ceilings with triangular structural beams that reference the strong, clean lines of modernist design.
Studio Tate is an interior architecture practice of designers and thinkers, committed to intelligent and responsible design in projects that reflect the way we LIVE, WORK and PLAY Tasked with opening up the existing home at Malvern Residence I, Studio Tate sought to create a seamless flow between old and new. Generous living spaces were designed with a neutral palette and enlivened by bold furniture pieces and color.⠀
Flack Studio is a multi-disciplinary practice of designers and architects committed to delivering supremely elegant contemporary interiors. Set within three acres of native bushland, this low-lying single-story house has been given a new streamlined allure with walls composed of concrete panels, a floor of poured aggregate polished to a high sheen and exposed robust I-beams. Mid-century furniture classics are offset by hard-edged office storage systems while the occasionally post-modern piece adds just the right touch of quirk.
SJB Interiors brings the aspirations of the clients for interiors that might be required to fulfill a range of different qualities and characteristics: bold, stylish, exciting, imaginative, impressive, dramatic, energizing, efficient, comfortable, cocooning and serene. The Royce Hotel: The presidential suite is focused on entertaining or as a bridal suite with its bar area, the expanse of banquette seating, bespoke chandelier, and freestanding unit separating the living from the bedroom area. The classic rooms with high ceilings are generous in scale and incorporate many period details, including cornices and paneling. The tower rooms, which will be housed in an adjoining new building, will also reference the original building.
Meneguzzi’s approach to interior design is personal, intuitive, and considered. He dedicates time and resources to learning how his clients live — and what they want to achieve — to identify how best to transform their house into a home, all while considering the architectural identity of a house and always creating spaces that he would love to reside in himself. Located in Sydney’s affluent suburb of Bellevue Hill, this once dark, dreary, and the pokey apartment was transformed into a bright and inviting space for a young professional family.
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