lets work it out together
I act as a doula turning houses into homes. Another way to describe what I do would be to describe me as an atmosphere consultant, someone who creates spaces you want to return to.It’s something I love to do.
Wholehearted wellbeing is at the core of my design approach. Fuelled by the belief that each room has its own intrinsic character I work instinctively towards finding harmony between the architecture, furniture, your collections and art. Each space becomes uniquely yours.
They’re not the kind of spaces where you feel a designer just left. Nor do they have the latest trendy look about them. If your priority is wanting a comfortable, welcoming feel then we think similarly.
I appreciate the beauty found in humble things and believe good design adds meaning to the way we live and work. Care is the key here and most often my jobs involve revitalising spaces where thoughtful nurturing is needed and old becomes new again.
By clearly defining your style and the materials that feel right for you together we avoid mistakes and build a cohesive creative process to give you the outcome you want. Along with form and function for an environment to move you it must be cohesive, but also have an element of surprise. The origin of things plays an important role in achieving this.
I appreciate honest, real things, especially those where you feel the hand of the maker. I have been told I’m known for my eclectic look, one that’s distinctly mine - there's a ‘that's so you’ thing about me. When working with you we find that same sense of ‘you’. The end result is not about my intervention, it’s all about you.
I am a sounding board that helps you arrive at an enduring end - a place you will love to live with. I hold your hand while selecting colours and pieces that make up your personal mix because a house that contains no stamp of the people who live there is not a home.
What some of those who live in houses I have helped make homes feel and say:
‘Totally true. No embellishment…We've had many houses over the years, but I've never really felt at home - not until Victoria walked through the door. She has helped us to 'grow' a home that is distinctly ours by helping us to realise what we love amongst what we already have. She's also helped us to discover new things and ways to express our creativity. I now have a home I don't want to leave. She's shown us there's no sweeter thing, and that's a real gift.’ - V.
Victoria’s mastery is in helping us express our personal style and soul in a way we couldn’t have even imagined. She somehow knows our taste better than we do and brings it all to life in a way we could have never dreamed of. We engaged Victoria as we began the very daunting task of building a home. She quickly became our rock throughout the process, keeping us both inspired and sane from beginning to end. The results were not only extraordinary, but now, 10 years after our home was furnished, we continue to consult Victoria not only for fresh touches but as a trusted friend. - M & D.
‘Victoria has brought an artistic and tasteful eye to every aspect of design and structural issues for our house…all the time with the intent of making a home which is liveable and loveable.’ - R.