To me, good design realises the potential of any space. It involves considered choices teamed with a sense of bravery. As a designer, I have a strong understanding of how interiors come together, from the architecture of a space to the furniture and soft furnishings that fill it. Colour palette, material choice and finishes are all equally important – each element is essential to creating one cohesive look that is both resolved and innovative.
On a personal level, I have an immense appreciation for a range of design periods and styles. For me, spaces truly work when balance is created through contrast. They should tell a story about the people who inhabit them.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some exceptional clients on projects that span from residential refurbishments and new-builds to key commercial and hospitality fit-outs. My initial industry experience was in styling for interior and lifestyle magazines, such as Australian House & Garden and Belle, which I maintain a passion for today. I spent 9 years working at Coco Republic Interior Design as a Senior Interior Designer where I built a comprehensive portfolio that displays my ability to work across a range of interior genres. Having completed a Bachelor of Design at UNSW, Sydney, I am formally educated and trained in an industry that I truly love.
As an interior designer, I am required to design ultimately for my clients. This flexibility, along with an ever-changing industry has imbued me with an innate sense of creative freedom. Today, contemporary design has to encompass several key issues: financial, social and importantly, environmental points of view, all of which need to be addressed by client and designer, together.
This waterfront residence received a top-to-toe rework spanning, interior and exterior and works.
Original heritage elements were retained, revived, and respected in this comprehensive refurbish project.
THE ANIMAL, NEWTOWN HOTEL
The 200-seat Animal Restaurant at The Newtown Pub was designed to be different. The look is uncontrived, raw and urban.
In truth, the success of any project or client experience hinges on the ability of my practice to coordinate all the little teeny, tiny elements alongside the big ones. Whether it be getting the right doorway opening achieved on a proposed DA floor plan or refining the upholstery detail to the cushions on the sofas, at the end of the day there is a challenge experienced with coordinating all the elements and managing all the required trades together. I get a lot not only professionally but also personally, out of the working relationships with my clients and trades. It is important to me that projects achieve the design aspirations and run as efficiently as possible, but it must all be coordinated!
“Not only did Jenny meet the brief, but her design also exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely perfect. ”
“She clearly has a great deal of talent and passion for design… combined with her professionalism and personable nature… she has been a pleasure to deal with.”
“We were so impressed with the overall design that we asked her to help us implement all of her recommendations. ”