Hello there, I’m Carmen

I’m Going to Help You To Create a Beautiful Home Working Environment & Lifestyle  

I give you the inspiration, show you how and you can get going.” That’s it in a nutshell 

This is a place where women come because they want to “go pro” at home. I give you the action steps and support that you need to create a home-based business that lights you up and brings you the success and freedom that you desire. If you want a more beautiful workspace, video backdrop, streamlined systems and stylish biz touches then I am your gal. Oh, and if you want the perfect getaway with other great women then we can do that here too! 

Now you are here I want to welcome you. 😉


I don’t want to see you “make do”. I want you to feel good, be productive and successful in your business so you get your message out into more people in the world. 


It’s not like this all happened to me quickly and I was designing workspaces for superstars and frolicking around in Italy without a care in the world. For years I was trying to be everything to everyone, designing houses from scratch, choosing colours and designs for new kitchens, creating renovation plans for that new living room wing, designing new gardens, styling accommodation for sale….the list went on. I was burning out and I started to suffer from self-doubt and a sense that I was not good enough. I loved helping my clients but something was missing in my heart. I knew that there was more to my life’s plan.

I spent long hours in front of my computer, defining who I was and what I wanted to contribute to the world often without the cash flow to support my quest. There were women throughout the world who needed me and what I could do for them using my 25 years of design and teaching experience. I gave up TV. I gave up time with my friends. I put on weight. I skipped exercise. 

Many hours journalling and deep thinking. Many products and courses created that never saw the light of day.  I realised that I had been focused on serving everyone and when you’re talking to everyone you’re talking to no one. I realised that I wanted to help women who run their business from home to create a greater working lifestyle.

I was disappointed that many women would not create a suitable home environment for growing their business. It angered me that they were using the kitchen bench as their office. I wanted more for them and I believed that they deserved it. To add to that I wanted to show women that there was more to life than working and that touring beautiful places with other women would reignite their soul and passion for life, so I created my Design & Lifestyle Tours to bring those women together. I haven’t looked back.


I love connecting with any women in business who wants to share her business story. I love hearing about your world and other women who work from home need these stories. I was tired of the mainstream media reporting on those who were more famous and had “made it big” and rather I was more interested in where women were at now and the effort and tenacity and strength they were showing in everyday life in order to succeed in their own business. The stories you see on my #herdesignstory series are about women creating businesses and showing an insight into how they tick, what lights them up and the highs and lows of running a business from home.If you would like to share your story I would love you to apply here.

If you need design and lifestyle support you can join my free Facebook group The Design & Lifestyle Sisterhood here to ask your design questions and share your wins.


  • My desire for freedom was fuelled by riding my motorbike through the bush in outback Australia when I was just five. 
  • I was mistaken for a boy when I was nine years old because my mother cut my hair (she is not a hairdresser…mmmm)
  • I am horrible at faking or lying. You can see right through me if I say I like your rug and I really do not.
  • I am pretty darn good at keeping secrets, so your secret design disasters are always safe with me.
  • I’m powerless around good food and wine, but a master at helping you create a home that shows your personality.
  • My work has been featured in a 10-page spread in Home Beautiful Magazine so yeah..I’m pretty proud of that.
  • I light up when I see women excited about their new spaces. It’s a reward for me that never gets old.
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Carmen Darwin lives in Brisbane Australia. Through her online school, coaching and consultations, she strives to inspire women across the globe to create home working environments that create a happy and successful working lifestyle.

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