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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

  • Would love to have a drink right now in this Bar....at our Ivanhoe Residence! Concert Pendant from @cultdesignau Brass hand sculpture from @thecoolhunter_ built by @pro_res_build photographed by @derek_swalwell
    1 days ago

    Would love to have a drink right now in this Bar....at our Ivanhoe Residence! Concert Pendant from @cultdesignau Brass hand sculpture from @thecoolhunter_ built by @pro_res_build photographed by @derek_swalwell

  • Photographing the photographer in front of his photo! Congrats Derek @derek_swalwell on a great exhibition and cranking party
    2 days ago

    Photographing the photographer in front of his photo! Congrats Derek @derek_swalwell on a great exhibition and cranking party

  • Pretty pretty Bright......Autumnal tones aplenty
    6 days ago

    Pretty pretty Bright......Autumnal tones aplenty

  • Happy 50th birthday Vogue Living! An amazing birthday breakfast at @vuedemonde to celebrate. Lovely to catch up @simonehaag @pascalegomesmcnabb. Thanks @nealewhitaker @vogueliving it was very special
    9 days ago

    Happy 50th birthday Vogue Living! An amazing birthday breakfast at @vuedemonde to celebrate. Lovely to catch up @simonehaag @pascalegomesmcnabb. Thanks @nealewhitaker @vogueliving it was very special

  • Shortlisted for the 2017 Dulux Colour awards, our Fitzroy residence. Collaboration with @inarcarchitects & @plant.agent @marinoconstructionmanagement #dohertydesignstudio
    17 days ago

    Shortlisted for the 2017 Dulux Colour awards, our Fitzroy residence. Collaboration with @inarcarchitects & @plant.agent @marinoconstructionmanagement #dohertydesignstudio

  • Site photo of our custom steel entry door at our Kew Residence. Garden design by @benscott_design. Beautiful craftsmanship by @barbatjames_homes #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesignmelbourne #customdoor #kewresidence
    23 days ago

    Site photo of our custom steel entry door at our Kew Residence. Garden design by @benscott_design. Beautiful craftsmanship by @barbatjames_homes #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesignmelbourne #customdoor #kewresidence