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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 inhouse 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.

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.

Approach

Principle characteristics of Doherty Design Studio’s approach are:


Brief  – a crucial early step to planning is to thoroughly familiarise ourselves with the client brief. Alternatively – in collaboration with the client – allow the brief to evolve.
Design – each phase of the design process is rigorously researched and documented. Clients are kept up-to-date and informed at every stage.
Budget – a sound understanding of the importance of budget constraints and implementing strategies to achieve a successful aesthetic result inline with the budget demands of each project.
Authenticity – a unique design response is tailored to meet the needs of each client whether it’s – lifestyle, retail, hospitality and/or branding.
Environment – we place a strong emphasis on ecologically and socially aware design.
Experience – our experienced team takes pride in seeing each project through to its completion, ensuring design integrity is preserved from the beginning to the end.
Collaboration – Doherty Design Studio has a strong history of collaboration, successfully working with architects, builders, cabinet-makers, engineers and graphic designers, ensuring a seamless construction/branding phase and cohesive outcome for each project.

Instagram

  • Wow, what a thrill! We are excited to announce that our Beechworth project has been shortlisted for best Residential Design in the 2018 IDEA Awards, as have our Church, Kew and Elwood residences! To top it all off we have been shortlisted for Interior Designer of the Year!! Winners will be announced in November and we can't wait! ⠀
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Congratulations to the other studios shortlisted @architectseat @russellandgeorge @_designoffice @luchetti_krelle @hassell_studio .⠀
#IDEA #interiordesign #interiors #dohertydesignstudio #ideaawards
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    Wow, what a thrill! We are excited to announce that our Beechworth project has been shortlisted for best Residential Design in the 2018 IDEA Awards, as have our Church, Kew and Elwood residences! To top it all off we have been shortlisted for Interior Designer of the Year!! Winners will be announced in November and we can't wait! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Congratulations to the other studios shortlisted @architectseat @russellandgeorge @_designoffice @luchetti_krelle @hassell_studio .⠀ #IDEA #interiordesign #interiors #dohertydesignstudio #ideaawards

  • A luxurious communal area within Empire Apartments in Melbourne's CBD. A collaboration between us and @hayball_arch, @heckerguthrie + @pdsgroup.  Photography by @shannonmcgrath7.⠀
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#interiors #interiordesign #melbourne #dohertydesignstudio
    2 days ago

    A luxurious communal area within Empire Apartments in Melbourne's CBD. A collaboration between us and @hayball_arch, @heckerguthrie + @pdsgroup. Photography by @shannonmcgrath7.⠀ . . . . #interiors #interiordesign #melbourne #dohertydesignstudio

  • Stairwell detail at our FItzroy residence! The green mesh handrail continues up 3 levels in this new home, designed with @inarcarchitects, & built by #marinoconstruction. Pic @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico. Artwork @terri.brooks_ @flinderslanegallery #dohertydesignstudio #stairdesign #interiordesign
    4 days ago

    Stairwell detail at our FItzroy residence! The green mesh handrail continues up 3 levels in this new home, designed with @inarcarchitects, & built by #marinoconstruction. Pic @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico. Artwork @terri.brooks_ @flinderslanegallery #dohertydesignstudio #stairdesign #interiordesign

  • Very special to visit the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum near Rio de Janeiro recently. Designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and opened in 1996 when the architect was 89 years young. The saucer-shaped structure is set on a cliff side, and allows for full panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and bay. Stunning! #oscarniemeyer
    9 days ago

    Very special to visit the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum near Rio de Janeiro recently. Designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and opened in 1996 when the architect was 89 years young. The saucer-shaped structure is set on a cliff side, and allows for full panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and bay. Stunning! #oscarniemeyer

  • Our Church Residence has been featured in @thelocalproject @fisherpaykelau series. Nicely written by @midcenturyvictoria ---
    14 days ago

    Our Church Residence has been featured in @thelocalproject @fisherpaykelau series. Nicely written by @midcenturyvictoria --- "While, for many people, contemporary architecture is synonymous with sharp edges and flat finishes, the Converted Church Project finds contemporary beauty in the simplicity of soft curves" --- Head to @thelocalproject website for more. Photography by @derek_swalwell , styling @jess_lillico .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #interiordesign #church #thelocalproject #design #kitchen #dohertydesignstudio

  • A 1960’s fibreglass & velour Sebel armchair sitting pretty in our Hawthorn Residence. Photography @derek_swalwell Styling by @heathernetteking .⠀
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#interiordesign #vintage #armchair #dohertydesignstudio
    20 days ago

    A 1960’s fibreglass & velour Sebel armchair sitting pretty in our Hawthorn Residence. Photography @derek_swalwell Styling by @heathernetteking .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #interiordesign #vintage #armchair #dohertydesignstudio