why we do what we do......

I have a very traditional home and when we decided to add on a rumpus room, bedroom and en-suite I was going crazy second guessing myself on every design decision. Charlie came to the rescue and helped me create a modern take on the new rooms without losing touch with the traditional elements of the home. From concept boards to completion she was there for me; helping to pick floorboards, paint colours, tiles, bathroom sink, and basically everything! Any questions I had, she was always available and nothing was too much trouble for her. I am so happy with the result and have no hesitation recommending her services. 

- Dani Rosair, Collaroy - 

 

Charlie has been fantastic. I work full time and needed someone I could trust to not only create a great design for our bathrooms and laundry but also manage the build phase as well. Charlie has a great sense of style coupled with a high degree of practicality and strong attention to detail. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Charlie and our renovation has been a dream. The end result is amazing and I would highly recommend Charlie to others. You won’t be disappointed! 

- Nicki Darnell, Seaforth -

"We had just bought our first home in Australia and we had to buy everything brand new from scratch. We knew the look we wanted, but were finding it difficult to make final decisions in fear of making the wrong ones and were worried that certain things wouldn’t tie in with the overall look that we were going for. In swept Charlie and meticulously organised everything that needed to be done from painting, electrical to cabinetry work. She made our lives super easy for us by project managing quality trades people to make it all happen. She knew exactly what we wanted (possibly more than we did), and when we suggested items that wouldn’t fit in, she would find something as similar as possible, but still managing to tie it in nicely. We are two people with differing tastes, but we trusted Charlie to make choices that both of us would be happy with. In fact we are so happy with our beautiful living space, that we asked her to style our outdoor area too! "

- Emma Cimino & Andy Hogben, Manly - 

"Having bought an old house badly in need of a refresh, we were struggling to bring our many and varied ideas together for the look and feel of our home. Charlie helped focus our thoughts, identify our style and apply it to our home. In particular, she helped us visualise what could be achieved with what we had to work with and we are very happy with the result. Thanks Charlie "

- Alex Whiteside, Balgowlah - 

Charlie was extremely understanding of our requirements and was very easy to communicate with. She was professional, approachable and from start to finish, she was really open with her work; we knew exactly what was happening and when.

All of the tradespeople Charlie used were of very high standard, which made the project very easy and hassle free.

We also had a lot of fun in the process! I would totally recommend Charlie to anyone requiring assistance with interior design."

- Julie Taylor, North Narrabeen -

"I was recommended Charlie by a friend, and couldn't have been happier that I found her and her talent for interior design. We initially brain stormed my ideas and Charlie was able to create beautiful moodboards that matched my vision brilliantly. Charlie was always prompt and responsive with communication and continued to find solutions until the final design was complete. 

 

I always get so many complements about the apartment's interior when I have visitors, and I love living in the beautiful environment that Charlie has created for me. I couldn't recommend her enough."

- Sophie Armstrong, Manly - 

"I had no idea how to furnish our modern Sydney home. We had a mix of furniture - either inherited, or purchased in London for a tiny terrace - and everything just looked out of place. The few new pieces I bought since arriving in Sydney seemed to make everything look more disjointed. So I was delighted (& relieved!) when I managed to find Charlie to help.

I really appreciated her approach - looking at what we already had and working out how best to complement it, rather than just trying to make our home look like the current trends in home magazines. Charlie also introduced me to Pinterest which I am now hooked on; it was a great way to share ideas and figure out what would work best for our home. 

Through re-arranging some of our existing furniture, and buying a couple of new pieces, our living spaces have been transformed. I couldn't recommend Charlie highly enough. She was a pleasure to deal with - always very responsive, worked within our budget and introduced me to new concepts & ideas. We are delighted with the results."

- Sally Thompson, Seaforth - 

"We have been working with Charlie for over 18 months and contacted her when we started building our new home. She invested a significant amount of time to understand what we wanted to achieve and how we, as a family, wanted to use our space, and how our needs will change as our family grows. Through discussions and image selections we identified what was most important to us and Charlie created a theme for us that we could extend throughout our home.

She has helped us with many decisions from colour and furnishings, to layouts and lighting, and has collaborated with us to achieve fantastic results. We love Charlie’s ideas and we also appreciate her flexibility to work in a way that works for us. We have almost completed our beautiful home and we could not have achieved this amazing result without her."

- Giles Hill, North Curl Curl - 

" I initially contacted Charlie because I was going around in circles trying to decide what colours to paint the interior of our home. She was really helpful, and went above and beyond what I expected - especially as she was only a few weeks off from having a baby! Charlie really listened to what I was looking for and walked me through the process. I really trusted her design aesthetic and the resulting colours in our home are just beautiful. 

 

"I really enjoyed working with Charlie. She is personable, quick to respond to any enquiry, and has great style. I found her to be very diligent and she went the extra mile to make sure everything was taken care of. The contractors she has recommended have also been very professional, personable, and reasonably priced. "

- Alicia Pelly, Manly - 

" When it came time to paint the exterior of our home, and pick a new outdoor awning, I of course went back to Charlie. She once again cut through all the noise and helped me find some beautiful solutions. The existing house has some features and colours that I would not choose if I could start from scratch. But Charlie managed to find a solution that fit with my style, and complemented the existing house details I wasn't changing. She was constantly checking in to make sure she looked at the project from all angles and didn't miss anything. 

Needless to say if we do any more significant home improvements, I'll go straight to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling to make decisions on styling their home. "

- Alicia Pelly, (2) Manly -​

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