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Doherty Design Studio

Doherty Design Studio is a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Melbourne. The studio creates tailored residential and commercial environments from concept through to completion throughout Australia.

The studio draws on the strength of its professional in-house team and collaborations with some of Australia’s leading creatives. It aims to enhance an interior experience through intuitive, holistic design principles and bespoke finishes that express individuality.

Doherty Design Studio has been shortlisted for the IDEA Interior Designer of the Year 2018 (winner announced November). 

What We Do

Doherty Design Studio are immersed in every stage of the design process - from concept to completion. Collaborating closely with clients, developers, architects, builders, suppliers and craftspeople to ensure the spaces created are truly exceptional.

Our expert knowledge encompasses both interior architecture and decoration. We can be engaged for the following services:

  • Interior Design for new builds, developments & renovations
  • Residential / Commercial / Retail / Workplaces / Hospitality
  • Interior Documentation / Bespoke Joinery & Cabinetry
  • Curation of fine art & objects

Initial Consultation 

Our studio works closely with private and commercial clients to ensure clarity of purpose, budget and creative vision. Whether home owners, developers, retailers or hoteliers, the initial consultation with DDS is a deep dive into the requirements of the project, the interior ‘wish list’, desired outcomes, budget, timeframe and collaborators (architects, builders etc). Understanding the big picture of the project allows us to get cracking on what we do best; creating tailor-made interiors.

Concept

Next step is a site visit to understand and measure-up the spaces involved in the project. We further discuss and explore the design intent, the desired aesthetics of the interior and how the spaces need to work. We also work towards a deeper understanding of how the project team will be working together.  An initial project timeline is devised and the concept inspiration comes together.

Creation

This is the moment when the interior design concept comes to life. We bring to you our vision for the new interior using 3D renders, floor plans, moodboards, product samples and essential details of fixtures, fittings, material samples and anything else we believe will allow our clients to see, feel and experience the unique creative vision for the new interior. 

Planning & Documentation

Our studio is meticulous about highly detailed documentation. Once the client has approved the proposed design, we move on to a thorough documentation phase so that the project is ready for tender. It involves construction documentation, equipment schedule, finishes schedule, lighting schedule and coordination of the tendering process. (This is where our little black book comes in handy!)

Site Support & Construction

During the construction phase, we offer site support to the builder to ensure a successful result. Our on-site services include site visits, liaison with tradespeople, troubleshooting and quality control.

Decoration & Styling

Doherty Design Studio is passionate about the curation of exceptional furniture, art and objects for the interiors it designs as well as getting down to the intimate details of soft furnishings and window coverings. We have an extensive catalogue to draw upon as well as our ongoing curiosity for new materials and products and custom design joinery, masonry, cabinetry and furniture.

Mardi Doherty- Director

Mardi has worked with some of the best residential and commercial firms in Australia and overseas. Her portfolio includes concept and multiple retail fit-outs for international brand Paul & Joe (Australia), Diesel (UK and Europe) through the Conran Group; an interior for Madonna’s London home in Belgravia; fashion brand Flower (Australia), and a retail concept and roll-outs for Victoria’s Secret New York through the much-lauded David Collins Architecture studio.

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  • GEWURZHAUS // A herbs and spices version of a lolly shop designed for The Strand Gewurzhaus store in Sydney - designed back in 2014.
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    GEWURZHAUS // A herbs and spices version of a lolly shop designed for The Strand Gewurzhaus store in Sydney - designed back in 2014. .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Photography by Michael Wee. ⠀ #sydney #dohertydesignstudio #retaildesign #interiordesign #gewurzhaus

  • BEECHWORTH // The view from the bath at our country home in Beechworth >> Photography @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico. ⠀⠀
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    BEECHWORTH // The view from the bath at our country home in Beechworth >> Photography @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico. ⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #interiordesign #beechworth #dohertydesignstudio #bathroom #longweekend #relax

  • THORNTON // The perfect spot for the long weekend >> Our recently completed Thornton project at @cathedrallodge. We were thrilled to work with this family again (our third project together) to design their country home >> Interior architecture by us, architecture by @detail9architects, built by @hedgerconstructions. ⠀
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    14 days ago

    THORNTON // The perfect spot for the long weekend >> Our recently completed Thornton project at @cathedrallodge. We were thrilled to work with this family again (our third project together) to design their country home >> Interior architecture by us, architecture by @detail9architects, built by @hedgerconstructions. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Photography by @derek_swalwell. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #countryhome #home ⠀ ⠀

  • FITZROY // Graphic shapes and bold colours define the entry to our clients contemporary Fitzroy Townhouse >> Interior architecture by us, architecture by @inarcarchitects, built by @marinoconstructionmanagement, photography @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico.⠀
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    17 days ago

    FITZROY // Graphic shapes and bold colours define the entry to our clients contemporary Fitzroy Townhouse >> Interior architecture by us, architecture by @inarcarchitects, built by @marinoconstructionmanagement, photography @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #interiordesign #dohertydesignstudio #home

  • FITZROY // Natural light, an emphasis on entertaining and a colour palette inspired by the client's profession as a landscape designer >> Interior architecture by us, architecture by @inarcarchitects, built beautifully by @marinoconstructionmanagement , photography @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico.⠀
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    18 days ago

    FITZROY // Natural light, an emphasis on entertaining and a colour palette inspired by the client's profession as a landscape designer >> Interior architecture by us, architecture by @inarcarchitects, built beautifully by @marinoconstructionmanagement , photography @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #interiordesign #dohertydesignstudio #kitchen

  • IVANHOE // A bold entry for this classic home --- Photography @derek_swalwell, artwork @terri.brooks_ @flinderslanegallery
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    23 days ago

    IVANHOE // A bold entry for this classic home --- Photography @derek_swalwell, artwork @terri.brooks_ @flinderslanegallery .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #home