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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

  • Progress photo from the builder at our @cathedrallodge project in the Yarra Valley. Looking up......and the ceiling trusses are contrasting nicely with the pale blue ceiling @hedgerconstructions #dohertydesignstudio
    3 days ago

    Progress photo from the builder at our @cathedrallodge project in the Yarra Valley. Looking up......and the ceiling trusses are contrasting nicely with the pale blue ceiling @hedgerconstructions #dohertydesignstudio

  • Loved re-designing the interiors of this 1980’s gem, designed by Cocks Carmichael Architects. The sitting room features a new copper sheet clad fireplace, chevron tiles underneath, and a custom steel wood store
Photograph by @derek_swalwell Styled by @heathernetteking 
#interiordesignmelbourne #interiordesign #dohertydesignstudio #copper #chevron #mutina #1980s #fireplace  #sittingroom #styling
    11 days ago

    Loved re-designing the interiors of this 1980’s gem, designed by Cocks Carmichael Architects. The sitting room features a new copper sheet clad fireplace, chevron tiles underneath, and a custom steel wood store Photograph by @derek_swalwell Styled by @heathernetteking #interiordesignmelbourne #interiordesign #dohertydesignstudio #copper #chevron #mutina #1980s #fireplace #sittingroom #styling

  • A recently completed commercial project - Empire Apartments in Elizabeth Street. This tower has extensive communal resident facilities, including pool, dining spaces, library, lounge and yoga room. Tenants are treated to salsa classes, language and cooking classes- an impressive way to build a community within a 62 level tower. This image is from the communal lounge. Collaboration with @hayball_arch, @heckerguthrie @pdsgroup . Pic @shannonmcgrath7 #interiordesign #commercial #collaboration #interiordecoration #empireapartments
    17 days ago

    A recently completed commercial project - Empire Apartments in Elizabeth Street. This tower has extensive communal resident facilities, including pool, dining spaces, library, lounge and yoga room. Tenants are treated to salsa classes, language and cooking classes- an impressive way to build a community within a 62 level tower. This image is from the communal lounge. Collaboration with @hayball_arch, @heckerguthrie @pdsgroup . Pic @shannonmcgrath7 #interiordesign #commercial #collaboration #interiordecoration #empireapartments

  • We’re stoked to have our Beechworth project shortlisted in this years @auinteriordesignawards. Very thankful to have great clients like these who trust us with their special projects!! Pic @derek_swalwell #Beechworth #interior #design  #awards #architecture
    29 days ago

    We’re stoked to have our Beechworth project shortlisted in this years @auinteriordesignawards. Very thankful to have great clients like these who trust us with their special projects!! Pic @derek_swalwell #Beechworth #interior #design #awards #architecture

  • Those balloons!! Thanks @hub_furniture for an amazing launch party at your new Abbotsford premises. Beauty from the street by @geronimo
    36 days ago

    Those balloons!! Thanks @hub_furniture for an amazing launch party at your new Abbotsford premises. Beauty from the street by @geronimo

  • Study nook at our Fitzroy residence. The curved wall is repeated at the other end of the home and frames the staircase within. Collaboration with @inarcarchitects, pic @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico, artwork by @flinderslanegallery @melindaschawel #dohertydesignstudio
    39 days ago

    Study nook at our Fitzroy residence. The curved wall is repeated at the other end of the home and frames the staircase within. Collaboration with @inarcarchitects, pic @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico, artwork by @flinderslanegallery @melindaschawel #dohertydesignstudio