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Kim Lane

Kim Lane completed a degree in Clothing Design and Textile Science from the University of Otago. She worked initially as a Visual Merchandiser and Window Dresser for Country Road Clothing in New Zealand before transferring to Sydney, then eventually managed all the store teams throughout New South Wales.

While working in the UK, Kim was drawn to the Designers Guild and Terence Conran stores, among others, and discovered a passion for interiors, colour and fabric. This inspired her to undertake study in Interior Design after returning to NZ, and in 2005 she set up her own business. Kim mainly works with residential clients, providing concept planning and specifying colours and finishes.

Living near the beach, she finds the relaxed, coastal aesthetic is favoured by many of her clients - this fits well with Kim’s love of natural fibres, muted colours and simple modern shapes.

Bronwyn James

Bronwyn James was destined to pursue a career in the design industry. She grew up with creative parents who worked in design-related businesses and was always surrounded by colour samples, wallpaper designs and luxurious fabrics used for theatre costumes.

Bronwyn has been involved in a diverse range of building projects over many years where her intuitive flair and passion for colour, fabrics and design has been evident. She completed an interior design course to complement her practical skills and knowledge, and has had extensive experience working as an interior designer and project manager on the upgrading of residential properties.

These projects have included redesigning and revamping small brick and tile units, modernising dated apartments and extensively renovating original villas and bungalows to make them suitable for contemporary living.

Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Colour Consulting and Art Sourcing.

Sophie was immersed in art and design from a very young age, having “caught the bug” from her grandmother, a sculptor, and both art-loving parents.

She studied History of Art, Colour & Design, Interior Design and Journalism; and her career to date has successfully married her passion for art, design and writing.

While running a contemporary art and design gallery, Sophie developed a commission base for her paintings and also discovered her joy for commercial design development, identifying sustainable opportunities and incomes for artists and designers.

This led to two Indigenous rug and textile ranges with licensed deals with clients including DFAT, Qantas and public libraries. Sophie has a licensing deal for her own abstract art and has works in private collections throughout Australia, in South Africa, the US, UK, Denmark and Singapore.

Sophie has worked as an art and design mentor; as guest curator; and she continues to work on residential and boutique retail Interior Design projects.

She is a weekly contributor for HOUZZ and a member of the Design Institute.

seegerbydesign.com

Wendi Snyder

Wendi Snyder started a career in theatre specialising in costume and set design for student and professional productions at the Alexander Theatre Monash University.

She stayed there for 10 years before working with theatre producers such as Michael Edgley, Kevin Jacobson and Cameron Macintosh.

Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.

She left show business to work with property developers as an interior designer in commercial but mostly residential applications.

Today Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute as well as running her own interior design company and consulting on predominantly domestic projects, specialising in kitchen, bathrooms and colour schemes.

wendiannesnyderinteriors.com

Ashley Vancardo

Ashley is the creative and passionate Interior Stylist behind www.ashleyvandesign.com where her services include Interior Design, E-Design, Property Staging and Styling, Colour Consultations, and freelance assignments.

Nothing excites Ashley more than the process of space planning, styling and making a space live up to its full potential. Helping homeowners make their personal space work for their lifestyle and/or redesigning it to reflect the current real estate market is what gets her most excited.

Ashley is a very proud graduate of The Interior Design Institute. Through the diploma program she acquired the knowledge, skill, and confidence to pursue her dream of being a creative entrepreneur. She also has a great deal of administrative experience from past positions held with one of the top five banks in the world, in the mortgage administration and sales support departments.

In addition to working with clients you will find her blogging about interior design, DIY projects, trends, sourcing and offering vintage rugs and more. Some of her work has been featured in trade magazines and the school prospectus. She also recently became a home influencer for a major Canadian retailer which is a fabulous opportunity.

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The course thoroughly covered every aspect of design, enabling me to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills. There is so much more to Interior Design than I realised and I've learnt a vast amount during my study.

Tania Michelle Curtin

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  • 2 days ago

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  • 9 days ago

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  • 21 days ago

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  • 26 days ago

The course thoroughly covered every aspect of design

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  • 26 days ago

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  • 27 days ago

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  • 28 days ago

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  • 34 days ago

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