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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...


Bringing a beautiful and functional design together is the most rewarding part of my profession. It's been a lifelong interest.

After studying Interior Design and working on different types of projects, I now specialise in residential extensions and renovations.


I live in Glen Iris with my husband and son.


Get to know Dianne with an informal, thirty-minute introductory chat.




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



We get to know each other with a
thirty-minute informal Zoom chat.




On-site meeting to go through your plans. A quote is compiled based on this meeting.




The quote is accepted and work begins on your design.

30% deposit


Design Presentation

Your whole scheme is presented.

50% payment



You reflect on the design and visit showrooms to look at specific items. We Q&A via email.

20% final payment, two weeks after presentation



You pass on information to the relevant trades. Trade-only orders are organised and put in motion. You purchase retail items.

Additional work during build charged at hourly rate




Dianne's natural ability to tune into the needs of her clients and deliver a colour palette or design vision is exemplary. Dianne did the colours for our housing renovation in Northcote several years ago and we were more than happy with the results. Dianne takes time to get to know who she is working with so she can plan her approach from the inside out. She starts the right conversations and listens intently to get the information she needs before any work begins. Her ideas are refreshingly individual and borne out of both passion and experience. I have seen many examples of Dianne's work since she worked on our house and they are all a credit to her talent and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Dianne Palmer Design."

—  Marisa Lawlor, Northcote


Book your complimentary introduction chat now. I'm sure we'd have a lot to talk about.

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Dianne Palmer 

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

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