Starting her design career in 1997, Melanie focused her studies on Architectural Drafting and Technology before moving on to refine her academia with Interior Design at the International School of Colour and Design Sydney, excelling amongst her peers to receive the Award for Excellence in 2000.
'I felt it was important to fully understand the architectural grounding that applies to both housing and commercial spaces. This depth of knowledge allows me to collaborate with both Architects , Builders and other Professional Services throughout my own design process and effectively drive the design project management. This results in the very best outcome for my clients.'
Melanie spent her formative years working for names like Reel Grobman in Silicon Valley, California, Response Design Group, Paul Kelly & Paynter Dixon in Australia. 'Assisting internationally renowned designer Thomas Hamel for 1 year was a real highlight for me. Reflecting on this time, I feel this was where I really developed my desire to create warm, sophisticated spaces that my clients are delighted to come home to every day. It was also the launch pad for Design Bubble, a Sydney based practice I dearly loved building for the next 8 years.'
Priding herself on a signature style that has evolved over the span of a decade; conceptual lines, delicate detailing and luxury textiles complement a love of bold colour and metal finishes. 'Understanding a client brief is the most important piece of the puzzle. Getting to know them, drawing out their dreams and creating a result that exceeds their expectations is what I strive for. As a designer, I bring technical expertise to every stage of the project, but what is important to my clients is that I can make their home a place that they adore. A lot of trust is involved, and I respect that.'