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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

  • Bedroom joinery detail at our Fitzroy residence. A great collaboration with @inarcarchitects & @marinoconstructionmanagement. Photograph @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
    1 days ago

    Bedroom joinery detail at our Fitzroy residence. A great collaboration with @inarcarchitects & @marinoconstructionmanagement. Photograph @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio

  • Reminiscing about our architectural tour of Tokyo this time last year. We visited some incredible places, and met many talented artists and designers. Tokyo is a vibrant city where ancient & modern, liberal & conservative, East and West collide. Life long friends and memories were made on this special trip
    13 days ago

    Reminiscing about our architectural tour of Tokyo this time last year. We visited some incredible places, and met many talented artists and designers. Tokyo is a vibrant city where ancient & modern, liberal & conservative, East and West collide. Life long friends and memories were made on this special trip

  • Brass strip detail to the kitchen island bench at our Brighton project. Detail beautifully executed by @visualbuilders, pic @seanfennessy, styling @heathernetteking . This home is currently featured in @bellemagazineau #dohertydesignstudio
    20 days ago

    Brass strip detail to the kitchen island bench at our Brighton project. Detail beautifully executed by @visualbuilders, pic @seanfennessy, styling @heathernetteking . This home is currently featured in @bellemagazineau #dohertydesignstudio

  • Arms everywhere at the install of a 7metre long @christopherboots pendant at our converted church project! Really looking forward to seeing it unwrapped and illuminated #dohertydesignstudio
    21 days ago

    Arms everywhere at the install of a 7metre long @christopherboots pendant at our converted church project! Really looking forward to seeing it unwrapped and illuminated #dohertydesignstudio

  • Dining nook at our Beechworth farmhouse project. 📷 @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio
    28 days ago

    Dining nook at our Beechworth farmhouse project. 📷 @derek_swalwell, styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio

  • We are thrilled that construction has started on this renovation- a cracker 1980's Peter McIntyre designed home. So many of the original elements to be retained and embraced, including this wonderful triangular glass feature that acts as the spine of the home. @arialexander @north_building_group @benscott_design #dohertydesignstudio
    34 days ago

    We are thrilled that construction has started on this renovation- a cracker 1980's Peter McIntyre designed home. So many of the original elements to be retained and embraced, including this wonderful triangular glass feature that acts as the spine of the home. @arialexander @north_building_group @benscott_design #dohertydesignstudio