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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
The kitchen in our Church Residence has natural stone, curved ceramic tiles and brushed bronze to help the home rediscover the tranquility of its previous life as a church --- photography @derek_swalwell. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #church #hawthorn #dohertydesignstudio #kitchen #interiordesign #details
Our Beechworth project is featured in the current @vogueliving. Thanks VL for the article. “Japanese style meets rustic restraint in this textural weekender”. Pic @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
The relaxing yoga space we created at Empire Apartments in Melbourne's CBD. Artwork by Peter McConchie --- This project was a collaboration between @hayball_arch, @heckerguthrie + @pdsgroup. Photography by @shannonmcgrath7⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #melbourne #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #yoga
Custom designed bedhead wall to the parents bedroom at our Kew residence. Pic @derek_swalwell stylinh @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesigner
We are so excited to have our Beechworth Residence featured in the latest issue of @vogueliving Photography by @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio #vogueliving
A peaceful moment captured in our Church Project, with a custom @christopherboots branch pendant sitting beautifully as the sun streams through the original stained glass windows. This home has been shortlisted in the 2018 IDEA Awards 🌠 --- photography @derek_swalwell. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #interiordesign #christopherboots #dohertydesignstudio