Sydney is a vibrant city, whose sparkling harbour is the hub of a metropolis that boasts natural beauty in its unspoilt beaches and spacious public gardens.
Sydney’s homes are not defined by one particular style; instead there is a harmony between the old and the new, resulting in an eclectic and inspiring assortment of beautiful homes.
Sydney is also home to a number of Australia’s most influential interior design firms. Whilst creativity and innovation are always at the forefront of Sydney’s design community, the talented teams behind copious award-winning projects are equally focused on working collaboratively with their clients.
Here we introduce you to a selection of our favourite Sydney interior design firms.
- Acme & Co
- Anna Carin Design
- Arent & Pyke
- Brendan Wong
- Darren Palmer
- Greg Natale
- Hare + Klein
- Joanne Green Landscape & Interior
- Sibella Court
- SJB Interiors
- Thomas Hamel & Associates
Acme & Co
Acme&Co is a design firm delivering a broad range of projects. The boutique practice was established by architect Vince Alafaci and interior designer Caroline Choker who provide holistic design solutions that respond to each client’s 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.
Anna Carin Design
Anna Carin Design [ACD] is a design studio whose aim is to provide stylish, innovative and functional solutions that will stand the test of time and give clients much pleasure and enjoyment for years to come.
Swedish born Founder and Principal Designer Anna-Carin McNamara draws on local and international influences, in particular from her Swedish roots, for all of her design work and creative undertakings, and is supported by a highly-passionate and creative team, offering extensive service and expertise to a broad client list.
Arent & Pyke
Arent&Pyke’s passion for beautiful interiors and nurturing the human condition is manifest in every interior design project they undertake. From concept to completion, Arent&Pyke compose beautifully realised interiors of finished details and decorated ambiance.
Under principals Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke, Arent&Pyke’s work is consistently hallmarked by a clear understanding of their clients’ needs, lifestyle and passions. The result is an exceptional portfolio of award winning projects.
Brendan Wong is a design studio that has developed a reputation for superior client service and seamless delivery of projects. A high level of personal consultation and collaboration brings design solutions that are client focused and always sympathetic to context, function and budget.
Signature to every Brendan Wong project is the partnering of an elegant aesthetic with a functionality that transcends the years.
Darren Palmer is regarded as one of Australia's most influential interior designers. Darren founded his interior design studio DP Designed in 2006.
DP Designed is known for creating designs that are accessible, comfortable, sophisticated and, above all, highly appropriate and individual. With an eye for creating bespoke, luxurious and precise interiors, each and every DP Designed home is inspired by its location, the lifestyle needs of its residents and DP Designed personalised aesthetic.
Since its launch in 2001, Greg Natale Design has been dedicated to the integration of design and decoration in interior and exterior design.
Greg Natale Design is known for its bold use of colour and pattern, tailored, polished spaces and precise, considered approach, which have made it one of Australia’s top design companies and earned it several awards and accolades.
Hare + Klein
Hare + Klein – led by Meryl Hare, and assisted by Associate Dimity Chitty – attributes it’s successful outcomes over nearly three decades to it’s team’s consistency, wealth of experience and passionate commitment to providing the most creative and practical interior solutions for it’s clients.
The practice has built a reputation for approaching projects in a considered and collaborative way. Woven into Hare + Klein’s work is texture, warmth, refined comfort and a sense of the client’s personality. The studio’s design philosophy is embedded in its strong conviction that an interior should balance aesthetic elegance with layers of visual generosity.
Joanne Green Landscape & Interior
Joanne Green is a team of Sydney landscape designers, interior designers, landscape construction and garden maintenance professionals who have been creating beautiful spaces for people to live in for over 33 years.
The team focus on creating connections between space, people, and site. Joanne Green’s goal is to achieve a perfect balance of beauty and functionality – both inside and out. The end result is an elegant and timeless design, which has been built with a dedication to detail and quality to reflect their client’s lifestyle and personality.
The foundations of Sibella Court’s distinct and immersive style can be found at her store The Society Inc. An imaginarium launched upon her return to Sydney after living & working in New York for 10 years.
With Sibella’s degree in History, her spaces draw on both the true & make-believe, to create unique interiors to delight patrons & guests. Her attention to detail & immersive style is achieved with her imagination & black book of speciality trades, collated over a 20+ year styling career.
SJB Interiors creates imaginative spaces that capture attention and provide comfort and delight. The practice has an acclaimed team under the leadership of directors Andrew Parr, Ljiljana Gazevic and Léo Terrando in Melbourne and directors Jonathan Richards and Kirsten Stanisich in Sydney.
SJB Interiors responds to the challenges posed by each design brief for an original and tailored solution. The studio cultivates design integrity, creative knowledge and expertise, and genuine understanding of style.
Thomas Hamel & Associates
Established in 1990 by interior designer Thomas Hamel, the team at Thomas Hamel & Associates comes from all corners of the world and brings a myriad of talents and skills to the organisation.
Thomas Hamel & Associates applies a modernist aesthetic to residential developments, and is renowned for stylish yet timeless interiors tailored to today’s living. The team works closely with clients, blending together the elements of design to realise their dreams.
We hope you found this post helpful. If you are interested to learn more about the the role of an Interior Designer and the benefits of working with one, please visit our parent article Top Interior Design Firms Australia.
If you would like to find more Interior Designers from the other major cities in Australia, please visit our articles below.
We would like to thank our guest writer Annabel Foster for creating this directory of Australian Interior Designers for us.
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