If you’re on-the-hunt for interior design inspiration and the best interior designers in Sydney, hold up. We’re here to help. From diving into the city’s iconic style to a showcase of Sydney’s top interior designers, we’ll give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about interior design in the seaside city – including how much it costs. Let’s dive in.
Walking into a home, being overcome by its beauty and getting that sense that everything just fits and exists as it should might seem like serendipity. But often, the opposite is true. Jaw-droppingly beautiful homes are rarely flukes, instead, they’ve been carefully curated by the trained-eye of a skilled interior designer.
So if you’re struggling with a space in your home or want to give it that ‘wow’ factor, hiring an interior designer is a good place to start.
Interior designers are experts in all aspects of home design, interiors and decor. They’re trained to effectively listen to client requests, look at a room, suggest themes, and come-up with a functional and aesthetically-pleasing design that is a blend of their expertise and their client’s own personal style.
Whether you’re furnishing a brand new home, or renovating to give an older home a new lease on life, engaging the services of an interior designer can take your interiors to the next level.
When it comes to Sydney interior design, one thing holds true: the city’s homes are definitely as unique and diverse as the people who live in them. But when it comes to overarching home decor influences, we can’t deny that what Sydneysiders find most appealing is often linked to the suburbs they live in.
There’s the art-deco apartments in Sydney’s Potts Point imbued with crystal glass, soft curves, velveteen textures and geometric patterns. There’s the open-plan bungalows of Avalon with home interiors that embrace bush and beachside culture with white-washed floors, wicker and rattan.
Head north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and we see grand feather-down sofas, rambling staircases and decor that’s truly reminiscent of Hamptons style.
What about the warehouses and converted terraces of Surry Hills, Paddington and Chippendale? They’re often filled with modern art, concrete floors and highly coveted rugs à la Beni Ourain. Head north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and we see grand feather-down sofas, rambling staircases and decor that’s truly reminiscent of Hamptons style.
All over Sydney, there are beautiful spaces and homes that represent the best of Australian design. Can you have this too? Of course. There’s no real secret, it’s all about a bit of ingenuity, an expert eye and access to some of the best designer furniture (and dupes) that Sydney has on offer. That’s where an interior designer comes in handy.
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If you’re looking for an interior designer in Sydney, your best bet is to look towards the tastemakers – the top interior designers and home stylists, who live and breathe everything home decor.
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Work with Monica for only $299/room
When it comes to interior design, Monica takes a practical approach, believing that any home should look beautiful but also be fit for purpose, reflecting the lifestyle of those who live there.
After Monica graduated from the CATC Design School in 2013, she really made her stamp on Sydney’s property styling industry, working for one of the city’s biggest real estate styling businesses. In her time she has styled all kinds of properties; from large multi-storey homes through to small inner-city studio apartments.
It’s this breadth of experience that gives Monica the ability to style any kind of home, from suburban family homes in Sydney’s south, through to small heritage listed cottages in Sydney’s inner-west. She even styles Airbnbs.
Agnes Sweijer is a Swedish-born residential and commercial interior designer now living in Sydney. Agnes left a blossoming career in finance to pursue her true passion, interior design. She’s been the recipient of a Fanuli ‘Best Innovative Design’ Award and has worked on a number of high-profile commercial and hospitality interior design projects, such as Kitchen by Mike and Wolfgang Puck at Sydney Airport.
Agnes swears by three principles when it comes to working with clients:
1. Taking a personalised approach so that clients have a space that reflects their needs and wishes.
2. Being authentic and ensuring that a client’s home reflects who they are and their experiences.
3. Creating timeless spaces is high on Agnes’ agenda – to ensure that clients can enjoy a space that will stand the test of time.
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Work with Liz for only $299/room
The multi-faceted and talented Liz Hayward has over 10 years of experience working in the interior design industry. She takes a holistic approach to interior design, thinking about her clients’ preferences, personal style and lifestyle to create an ideal home. It’s this focus on form as well as function that allows her to truly unlock the potential of any space.
Liz also worked as a furniture buyer for many years, giving her a true edge when it comes to styling a home. She understands how furniture is produced, how it should be cared for, and how it should fit into a home.
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Work with Jessi from just $599/room
If you’ve ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram and being floored by beautiful interiors, then Jessi might be the best interior designer for you. She creates the kinds of spaces we wish we could live in, but have no idea where to begin. Lucky for us, a fresh, beautiful and totally instagrammable space is completely within reach.
Jessi’s approach to working with clients is one that is very collaborative. She takes a real interest in her client’s lives – not only in the way that they use the space, but also in their vision for it. She calls herself a perfectionist, because every detail and element in a design is considered to create a dream space that both her and her clients can be proud of.
She has been featured in Yen Magazine, Adore, Domain, Real Living and Homes to Love. If you’re on the hunt for gorgeous, award-winning interior design, at an incredibly affordable rate, work with Jessi.
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Work with Laura for only $599/room
If you want to work with a top interior designer, look no further than Laura. An expert when it comes to styles such as coastal, modern, scandinavian and traditional styles, your Sydney interior design project will be in good hands.
Having collaborated with powerhouse brands such as Taubmans, Three Birds Renovations and The Wedding Nest, Laura is at the top of her game.
Whether you’re looking for an interior designer in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, the south coast or even as far-flung as Perth, you can work with these experts for a fraction of the price through the Milray Park platform.
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Interior designers in Sydney can charge anywhere between $80 and $300 per hour, depending on skills, location and expertise. You can expect to pay less for a designer that is perhaps newer to the industry, and more for an upmarket designer who has years of expertise under their belt. Prices can also differ depending on size and scope, for example, interior design for an apartment or small house Vs interior design for a large house or sprawling space.
When you engage an interior designer that charges an hourly rate, it’s important to be upfront about your budget restrictions as costs can blow-out if you’re not careful.
Interior design, however, is no longer only accessible to the wealthy. Today, with the rise of e-decorating and online interior design platforms like us here at Milray Park, collaborating with the top talented and experienced interior designers all over the country is within reach for everyday Australians. Not only is the cost more affordable, you’re also not hampered by geographical distance.
Better still, you can collaborate on a cost per room basis, making the entire process extremely cost-effective. You can even get access to the Milray Park Concierge service, giving you exclusive discounts on designer furniture and home decor.
Given you spend so much time in the home, the services of an interior designer to boost your home’s mood and potential, is definitely a worthy investment.
Milray Park gives all Australians access to personalised interior design services for one simple $299 flat-fee price.
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