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 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 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.
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.
Custom handle detail for the Master Bedroom sliding door at our Fitzroy Residence. Photograph @derek_swalwell #duluxpaint #customhandle #interiordesignmelbourne #dohertydesignstudio #marinoconstruction
Bathroom image from our recently completed Ivanhoe residence. The patterned wall tiles are a combination of matt and gloss....so gorgeously subtle. Built by @pro_res_build, pic by @derekswalwell
On site! Watching the trades work their magic at our Elwood Residence with @bearprojects Beautiful Cote D'Azur marble supplied by @glluuxx #interiordesignmelbourne #dohertydesignstudio #stone #cotedazur #hearth #fireplace
Master bedroom calm....in our Hawthorn residence, featured in the latest Belle @bellemagazineau. Custom made timber bed head and side tables, & wall light by @rossgardam photo @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio
Inspired to create a model making room at our studio after listening to the @diavictas #duluxdialogueontour last night! Gorgeous model from @keijiashizawa studio I saw in his studio in Tokyo recently
We are excited to see our Ivanhoe residence completed, and the kitchen featured in the latest Belle magazine. @bellemagazineau. Builder @pro_res_build, photo by @derek_swalwell #dohertydesignstudio