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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.

Michelle Evans- Associate

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to DDS with over 8 years industry experience in residential, commercial & retail projects.  Working alongside Mardi for 5 years, a qualified Interior Designer, Michelle prides herself on unique design with a keen eye for joinery detailing.  With a focus on client management Michelle’s passion lies in creating fresh interior spaces that offer DDS clients a distinctive end result.

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

  • Our Ivanhoe residence kitchen, image by @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico
    1 days ago

    Our Ivanhoe residence kitchen, image by @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico

  • Hanging at Hanging Rock! We nearly lost @mememelbourne over the edge, thankfully disaster averted!!
    4 days ago

    Hanging at Hanging Rock! We nearly lost @mememelbourne over the edge, thankfully disaster averted!!

  • Snippet of some joinery at our almost complete Elwood Residence. Brushed brass surround with custom handles - yes please! @bearprojects #customjoinerymelbourne #customhandle #brushedbrass #interiordesignmelbourne #dohertydesignstudio #elwoodresidence
    7 days ago

    Snippet of some joinery at our almost complete Elwood Residence. Brushed brass surround with custom handles - yes please! @bearprojects #customjoinerymelbourne #customhandle #brushedbrass #interiordesignmelbourne #dohertydesignstudio #elwoodresidence

  • Stairway detail at our recently completed Fitzroy project. This mesh detailing continues up 3 levels of this home. Artwork by @tezbrooks from @flinderslanegallery, styling by @jess_lillico, pic by @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio
    9 days ago

    Stairway detail at our recently completed Fitzroy project. This mesh detailing continues up 3 levels of this home. Artwork by @tezbrooks from @flinderslanegallery, styling by @jess_lillico, pic by @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio

  • Congratulations @samcrawfordarch tonight on winning the big prize for their North Bondi amenities project, in the 2017 Dulux colour awards @duluxaus #duluxcolourawards2017. A really beautiful project
    15 days ago

    Congratulations @samcrawfordarch tonight on winning the big prize for their North Bondi amenities project, in the 2017 Dulux colour awards @duluxaus #duluxcolourawards2017. A really beautiful project

  • We're looking for an amazing Interior Designer with 5+ years experience to join our team.  Experience in residential design, ranging from concept, documentation & construction essential.  ArchiCad preferred but not essential. 
Ability to work independently but also in a team environment. If you are passionate, motivated and keen to be involved with a great team with projects ranging from residential, retail and commercial please contact us!  For more details see link in our bio.  Please send your cv and folio of work to georgie@dohertydesignstudio.com.au #interiordesignjobsmelbourne #melbourneinteriordesigner #interiordesignemployment #designjob #jobsmelbourne
    16 days ago

    We're looking for an amazing Interior Designer with 5+ years experience to join our team. Experience in residential design, ranging from concept, documentation & construction essential. ArchiCad preferred but not essential. Ability to work independently but also in a team environment. If you are passionate, motivated and keen to be involved with a great team with projects ranging from residential, retail and commercial please contact us! For more details see link in our bio. Please send your cv and folio of work to georgie@dohertydesignstudio.com.au #interiordesignjobsmelbourne #melbourneinteriordesigner #interiordesignemployment #designjob #jobsmelbourne