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.
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.
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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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.
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