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about Dianne

Picture the day your renovation is complete.

Look around. Your home is beautiful.

Planning it all before work started has paid off. Deadlines were met, your budget intact.

This could easily be your story.

Now, let's get started...




working together

Planning Your Build

If you are renovating your family home and are looking to create a plan, form a team and manage your project, my service is for you. The ideal time to contact me is when you have ‘committed’ to your build.

This could be:

  • When you have selected your builder

  • During the tender process
  • When your plans and permits are approved


Design Benefits

  • Saving time and stress so you can continue your life during the build

  • Bringing family members' ideas together

  • Avoiding costly mistakes

  • Maximising your home's potential by making the most of your budget

  • Planning your end-of-build deliveries in advance to ensure a stress-free installation

  • Having a 'brains trust' with years of experience just a phone call away


Design Services

  • Spatial plans and furniture layout

  • Lighting plans

  • Selection of:

    • Paint colours

    • Surface finishes

    • Fabrics

    • Furniture

    • Lighting

    • Flooring

  • Custom-made window treatments, soft furnishings and upholstery

  • Access to exclusive trade-only suppliers


Presentation of Information

  • Furniture layout and lighting plans shown on your floor plan

  • Booklet of design specifications with details of each item, including:

    • Dimensions

    • Colour/finish
    • Supplier
    • Price

  • Emails containing additional details and technical information with links to the supplier's webpage for each item                           

six easy steps


By email, phone or meet for a cafe catch up.




On site meeting and go through plans. A quote is compiled based on this meeting




The quote is accepted and design work begins.

30% Deposit


Design Presentation

Whole scheme is presented.

50% Payment



Client reflects on the design. They visit showrooms to look at specific items. We Q&A via email.

20% Final Payment, two weeks after presentation



Client passes on information to the relevant trades. Trade-only orders are organized and put in motion. Clients purchase the retail items.

Additional work during build charged at hourly rate




"Dianne chose the colours for our home renovation and extension including a self-contained section of the house which we now run as a bed and breakfast. Dianne did a fantastic job of creating a warm and inviting space for our B&B guests. She listened carefully to what we liked and didn't. We both love the result."


Bev Constable

Boutique Stays B&B, St Kilda


 "We had some basic ideas and furniture to work with but Dianne turned our basics into a total concept. her invaluable input ensured that the project was seen as a compete picture and has meant we are as thrilled with it now as we were on day one! I cannot recommend Dianne highly enough for advice on interior design and colour and I have, to all my friends."

Natalie Golding

Glen Iris


contact Dianne

Let's catch up. I'm sure we'd have a lot to talk about.

Dianne Palmer


3 Bath Road, Glen Iris, Victoria 3146     Tel: 0424 968 244