Interior Designer . Stylist . Educator . Garden Designer. Design Tour Specialist . Real Estate Experience
Interior Designer + Renovation Specialist
“Designing spaces that have completely transformed the way my clients live has given me a tremendous source of satisfaction over the years.”
My interior design strength lies in my total understanding of how people like to live and interact with their home or workspace environment. Whilst I always apply beauty to any space my focus is equally focused on adding practical design elements which leads to enhanced livability and functionality. I have a great knowledge of aspect and function and pride myself on creating outcomes for my clients which have improved their emotional well being and happiness within their environment.
Home & Product Stylist
“Styling spaces for my clients has always been a joy for me. To see the look on their faces when they see the transformation is incredibly satisfying.”
I have spent many years buying the right homewares and furnishings and styling rooms to create a more beautiful look and feel. Our environment is super important and I know all the little touches required to make an impact on spaces. I also have experience in creating aesthetically pleasing product shoots for printed media, social media and blogs and I understand how to mix products with props and other natural items to create a look a feel in alignment with the company brand. I’ve also styled many homes for sale, prepared real estate photo shoots and also styled for events and shows.
“A garden is a full extension of your home and should integrate seamlessly with the design and style of your home. It expresses who we are from the outside in.”
I have been designing gardens since 1998 when my passion for plants and design collided. After studying horticulture and garden design I embarked on many residential and a handful of commercial projects.
My skills include:
Hand drawing full garden designs, product specification, plant specification, lighting suggestions, garden ornament specification, outdoor furnishing specification, liaison with landscapers and builders, project management.
“Education is power. I love to take what I have learnt from many years in my work to share what I have learnt with others to empower them to create for themselves and change their lives for the better.”
With a background in Education and working for many years within the school classroom, I sought to blend my skills of teaching to add new ways to teach what I know in the world of design. I have created an online school where I offer online, self-paced courses to people anywhere in the world. In the past, I have also run live workshops and education sessions within the design sphere. I am an explorer and a creator and sharing what I love and understand with others brings me much joy and satisfaction.
I am also a voluntary student mentor, delivering online mentoring to students to encourage them in their post-school career journey.
“I love property…I always have. The joy for me came from giving prospective buyers the confidence to see a vision for their home and the way they could put their own stamp on it.”
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Here’s What They Say
“Carmen has the perfect combination of creativity, practical advice and flair.”
“She listened to my ideas and helped formulate a beautiful plan to go forward.”
“Carmen’s enthusiasm for what she does is contagious.I am always confident in her guidance and expertise.”
Carmen Darwin lives in Brisbane Australia. Through her online school, coaching and design consultations, she strives to inspire women across the globe to create home working environments that create a happy and successful working lifestyle.
© 2017 Carmen Darwin.