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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

  • Where we’d love to be right now with a book and fire blazing! Our recently completed Thornton project, at @cathedrallodge. Collaboration with @detail9architects, built by @hedgerconstructions and floor meticulously executed by @bjsfloors 😘
    9 days ago

    Where we’d love to be right now with a book and fire blazing! Our recently completed Thornton project, at @cathedrallodge. Collaboration with @detail9architects, built by @hedgerconstructions and floor meticulously executed by @bjsfloors 😘

  • We are pleased to appoint Michelle Evans as DDS's first Associate. Michelle has been working with Mardi and the team for over 9 years. She is a talented designer with a wealth of industry experience that she shares with our clients and team. Congratulations Michelle! Pic @gemmola
    13 days ago

    We are pleased to appoint Michelle Evans as DDS's first Associate. Michelle has been working with Mardi and the team for over 9 years. She is a talented designer with a wealth of industry experience that she shares with our clients and team. Congratulations Michelle! Pic @gemmola

  • A recent feature on @yellowtrace is our Church Project. Built circa 1910, we were challenged with tight spaces over four floors, but gifted with the most passionate clients, and some stunning existing features (like the stained glass windows). New steel pivot windows increase ventilation throughout the floors. Thanks to @derek_swalwell (photos) and @jess_lillico (styling) for helping to bring this project to life. #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #churchconversion #stainedglasswindow #church
    14 days ago

    A recent feature on @yellowtrace is our Church Project. Built circa 1910, we were challenged with tight spaces over four floors, but gifted with the most passionate clients, and some stunning existing features (like the stained glass windows). New steel pivot windows increase ventilation throughout the floors. Thanks to @derek_swalwell (photos) and @jess_lillico (styling) for helping to bring this project to life. #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #churchconversion #stainedglasswindow #church

  • Very excited to see our Hawthorn church project on @yellowtrace today. A four story renovation of a converted church, and high on our clients wish list was an outdoor bath, adjacent to their bedroom on the first floor. Thanks to our beautiful clients for allowing us to work on their special home! Pic @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio #converted church
    18 days ago

    Very excited to see our Hawthorn church project on @yellowtrace today. A four story renovation of a converted church, and high on our clients wish list was an outdoor bath, adjacent to their bedroom on the first floor. Thanks to our beautiful clients for allowing us to work on their special home! Pic @derek_swalwell styling @jess_lillico #dohertydesignstudio #converted church

  • Material composition for a project that has recently started construction in St.Kilda #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign
    19 days ago

    Material composition for a project that has recently started construction in St.Kilda #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign

  • Custom designed walk in robe for our clients in Elwood. Looking forward to sharing more pics of this project soon. Pic @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #walkinrobe
    25 days ago

    Custom designed walk in robe for our clients in Elwood. Looking forward to sharing more pics of this project soon. Pic @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio #interiordesign #walkinrobe