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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.

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  • Custom joinery used here to seperate the entry from the living room, providing some screening and also allowing glimpses through the space. From our Fitzroy residence, in collaboration with @inarcarchitects. Pic @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
    Today

    Custom joinery used here to seperate the entry from the living room, providing some screening and also allowing glimpses through the space. From our Fitzroy residence, in collaboration with @inarcarchitects. Pic @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio

  • Boutique apartment development in collaboration with @chanarchitecture in Brighton. Gorgeous render by @binyan.studios featuring the  #stepkickseries pendants by @volkerhaug #multires #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesignmelbourne #chanarchitecture
    3 days ago

    Boutique apartment development in collaboration with @chanarchitecture in Brighton. Gorgeous render by @binyan.studios featuring the #stepkickseries pendants by @volkerhaug #multires #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesignmelbourne #chanarchitecture

  • A great way to start the year, a site visit to our Thornton project. Really looking forward to seeing it progress in the next couple of months. @cathedrallodge #cathedralgolfcourse #dohertydesignstudio
    10 days ago

    A great way to start the year, a site visit to our Thornton project. Really looking forward to seeing it progress in the next couple of months. @cathedrallodge #cathedralgolfcourse #dohertydesignstudio

  • Happy......New......Year! Wishing everyone a fabulous 2018. #bestnine2017
    20 days ago

    Happy......New......Year! Wishing everyone a fabulous 2018. #bestnine2017

  • Big kisses to our clients, suppliers, builders, colleagues and friends!  Merry Christmas!  Our studio will re-open Wed 10 Jan. #salvadordalishome
    30 days ago

    Big kisses to our clients, suppliers, builders, colleagues and friends! Merry Christmas! Our studio will re-open Wed 10 Jan. #salvadordalishome

  • Saddened to hear that one of the original buildings at Federation Square is to be demolished to make way for an Apple
    32 days ago

    Saddened to hear that one of the original buildings at Federation Square is to be demolished to make way for an Apple "global flagship" store. The building on the right, where Trent and I had our wedding reception will be demolished to make way for the new building. As one of the Interior Designers who worked on the design of Federation Square, our team felt immense pride that we were contributing to an important, diverse public space for Melbourne. Since it opened locals and abroads have embraced the area. This news feels like a win for mass consumerism and big bucks