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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

  • So thrilled to see our Fitzroy residence featured in the latest @vogueliving. Thanks for the feature and kind words! Great collab with @inarcarchitects #marinoconstruction @plant.agent. Pics @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
    3 days ago

    So thrilled to see our Fitzroy residence featured in the latest @vogueliving. Thanks for the feature and kind words! Great collab with @inarcarchitects #marinoconstruction @plant.agent. Pics @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio

  • Top floor progress shot of our 3 level church renovation in Hawthorn. Ceiling wires waiting for an incredible custom @christopherboots pendant!
    5 days ago

    Top floor progress shot of our 3 level church renovation in Hawthorn. Ceiling wires waiting for an incredible custom @christopherboots pendant!

  • Pendant hung this week at our Elwood residence. Fitting from @byluum and meticulously assembled and hung by @bearprojects. Image reposted. #dohertydesignstudio
    9 days ago

    Pendant hung this week at our Elwood residence. Fitting from @byluum and meticulously assembled and hung by @bearprojects. Image reposted. #dohertydesignstudio

  • Our Fitzroy residence received a Commendation for Best Residential Decoration category at the Australian Interior Design awards. Detail photo of the dining area. Pic @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
    11 days ago

    Our Fitzroy residence received a Commendation for Best Residential Decoration category at the Australian Interior Design awards. Detail photo of the dining area. Pic @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio

  • We are super excited to have received 2 commendations at the Australian Interior Design Awards last night! For Residential Design and for Residential Decoration categories. This image is from our Fitzroy residence, thanks to those involved @inarcarchitects, #marinoconstruction, superb client, pics by @derek_swalwell styling by @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
    15 days ago

    We are super excited to have received 2 commendations at the Australian Interior Design Awards last night! For Residential Design and for Residential Decoration categories. This image is from our Fitzroy residence, thanks to those involved @inarcarchitects, #marinoconstruction, superb client, pics by @derek_swalwell styling by @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio

  • One of the highlights this morning at Den Fair @denfair, prototype by @porcelainbear. So so beautiful
    17 days ago

    One of the highlights this morning at Den Fair @denfair, prototype by @porcelainbear. So so beautiful