Denby has created a truly out-of-the-ordinary space and I now have a home that still elicits a “wow” every time I walk through the door! I engaged Denby to help me with a complete re-design of my 2brm apartment, after seeing her online portfolio of work, consisting of highly creative designs. My brief was Mid-Century Modern/Industrial, and as soon as I was presented with her ideas and concepts for my home, I knew I could trust Denby to deliver. Denby’s vision for colours, materials and textures combined with her strong sense for the quirky and the different lifted my own vision for how the final design might look, to something that far exceeded my wildest expectations. Thanks DD, for creating an amazing home!!

Leigh Drake, Bronte

I was in so awed by what Denby had achieved in the home of a friend-of-a-friend, that I hunted her down! Our brief was for colour and interest in functional spaces, a steep challenge for an unrenovated 1880s Victorian Italianate home. Denby was sensitive to the heritage, sought to appreciate our sense of style, and collaborated with us, our builder and architect. Denby’s interior design production drawings and direction enabled us to achieve a time-less interior design to complement our lifestyle.

Jane & Scott Rudd, Summer Hill

I was in so awed by what Denby had achieved in the home of a friend-of-a-friend, that I hunted her down! Our brief was for colour and interest in functional spaces, a steep challenge for an unrenovated 1880s Victorian Italianate home. Denby was sensitive to the heritage, sought to appreciate our sense of style, and collaborated with us, our builder and architect. Denby’s interior design production drawings and direction enabled us to achieve a time-less interior design to complement our lifestyle. We’ll definitely be asking Denby to help us with the next project,

Ross & Cindy Wilkinson, Pyrmont

I cannot recommend Denby highly enough, her work ethic is second to none and on top of that she is a very talented and creative Designer. We have been working on ‘The Impossible House” project, the project seeks to turn an old 2-bedroom workers cottage in the middle of Newtown, Sydney Australia into an off the grid sustainable home. A friend of mine said they wouldn’t consider living in a sustainable house because they like taking showers! For me to contribute to an attitude shift I need my house to be aesthetically pleasing AND to function like a normal house, and that is why and where Denby comes in. Together, we are creating an appealing design and a unique designer look and feel, so we may contribute to an attitude shift in society. It’s so important to design and present the house and home as not only sustainable, with low running costs, but also one that is liveable and appealing by today’s standards and we also want this type of build to be accessible for anyone contemplating a build or renovation. Thank you Denby!

Laura Ryan, Newtown

I had a fantastic experience working with Denby on the interior design of my home. She knows her craft extremely well, has a great eye for detail, is very professional and made the whole process seamless. Would highly recommend DDI’s services.

David Massage, Rosebay

Denby helped us with a major renovation for our new home, It’s almost one year since we started the journey and we truly appreciate the vision Denby had for our home and family since we first met. From the well thought out space concepts and additions, the colour combinations, the finishes, the fabrics and furniture, our home has turned out to be far more beautiful than we imagined and the ideas and concepts Denby steered us away from- all make sense now. Denby has been bold with a lot of her choices and has added character to our home, thank you!

Anshu & Jing, Bondi

Denby, thank you for the amazing Interior Design work and Project Management you did for both my new Coogee home and then the new Rosebery offices. Your concepts and the implementation of the design ideas were excellent and effortless! You delivered everything you promised and made the whole process super easy and smooth. Thanks again and see you on the next job!

Jeremy Martin, Director of Martin Property.

Denby, thank you for all the hard work you have put into our project. I really admire your commitment to quality outcomes and doing the right thing by us as clients. Having a very short deadline to complete our Kingsford renovation you were under immense pressure but maintained the most professional manner even when we ran into major obstacles and or had to wrangle and push the trades-Joan said you really pushed to get delivery/handover across the line today & in the timeframe as promised. It is how individuals act when things don’t go well that sets them apart, and your actions have been outstanding. Many Thanks

Leif & Joan.

How fortunate we were to have Denby Dowling Interiors to decorate our new unit – Denby’s expertise in interior design resulted in an outcome that not only do we appreciate but has been positively commented on by our family & friends visiting our unit – we highly recommend Denby Dowling Interiors to anyone considering decorating their home.

Maree & John Conrick, Bondi – Eastern Suburbs

Upon first meeting Denby we were engaged by her passion & enthusiasm for what she does, creating beautiful and unique interiors. We loved the way she works with colour & texture to create aesthetically stimulating rooms. We had no idea that an Art Deco look would suit or tastes or our apartment, which is quite modern, however Denby immediately picked up on this style being the right one to work for us and it has all come together beautifully.We admire Denby’s design skills and would definitely recommend her.

Kate & John, East Sydney

Denby managed a significant re-model & renovation for us with absolute professionalism, impeccable style, and sensitivity to the needs of our family. She listened to what we needed and produced a style that matched us perfectly. Denby has contacts with excellent tradespeople and takes responsibility for and pride in everything she does. She is confident, flexible in her approach, warm and approachable and goes above and beyond for all her clients. I would recommend Denby most highly for any Interior Design and Project Management contracts.

Anita George, Bronte.

I cannot recommend Denby highly enough, she was committed to creating a space that met both our aesthetic and functional needs & listened to what I wanted. She guided us through the entire process, from 3D renders in the very beginning, concepts, Interior Design, product & materials selections schedules, costings, budget and project management through to all furnishings and interior decoration. Denby is very approachable, I never felt that I couldn't ask silly questions or approach her with a hard decision. She has extensive knowledge of Design and always has the best trades! She stuck with us through 4 years as we planned and built our house.

Natalie Carristo, Oatley.

As soon as I met Denby, I was sure that she was the one to help me. From that very first meeting she gave me the confidence to move ahead with my decorating dreams. I had never used an Interior Decorator before so was a little nervous. Friends who had renovated their home with Denby recommended her as I was having trouble bringing my thoughts & references together. For years I have piled over all the Interiors magazines and only dreamt about being able to achieve the same sort of stylish looks, my dream has now thankfully become a reality! The mood boards Denby created really helped, I could see her creative ideas and vision on paper, choose furniture pieces that worked for me and my lifestyle from them and was guided to looks that I would never have imagined working for me or my apartment.

Emma P

We have just finished building our dream home, we really wanted that “WOW factor” and Denby has definitely helped us achieve it with her amazing Interior Design skill and service. We knew we wanted a classic contemporary look for our homes interiors but leading very busy lives with work and family, we didn’t have the time to coordinate it ourselves, nor the experience to know how to best go about it. Denby gave us the confidence to go beyond our comfort zone with her expertise and recommendations, ultimately achieving a gorgeous result. She project managed our Interior Design project from concept to purchase to installation, with a high level of professionalism and passion.

Pradnya & Tej, St Ives, Sydney

Working with Denby was a wonderful experience. With her straight forward manner, direction, unique creativity and practicality Denby guided us to achieve not just an interior but a lifestyle for our Glebe home. Denby took special interest in our needs, respected our budget and incorporated our personal taste and ideas into her design plans & scheme. We could not be happier with the execution of the design, the experience and final result. Working with Denby was fun, she has a great sense of humour & the fact she loves what she does shines through and has rewarded us with a home that is not only practical for our young family, it is a statement of elegant but liveable design & style.

Emma & Ed, Glebe – Inner West

Denby helped our family build our dream home in Concord and although the build took nearly 3 years to complete Denby was with us every step of the way, cheering us on & helping us with the daunting decision process - I am very indecisive so Denby's direction and patience cannot be commended more highly! Denby started with us whilst we were going through the Architectural process and picked up on certain design aspects that would just not work for us as a family, she redesigned all of the bathrooms, created 3D renders to help us visualise the external colours and bathroom concepts, directed materials, fixtures and fittings selection, liaised with all the trades with ease and then once the build was handed over created our interior design scheme, she is a great multi tasker and a pleasure to work with!

Renee Meimaroglou- Concord.

We have worked with Denby on several occasions over the years, the first occasion was with our new build in Hunters Hill. We needed help with colours, kitchen & bathroom design, finishes & surfaces, tiles, flooring, lighting, floor plan & furnishings etc. We were so impressed with Denbys talent, expertise & professionalism that we did not hesitate when engaging her services to design & decorate the interiors of our latest investment project, 2 properties-an executive Penthouse & 3 brim apartment in Zetland. Denby designed the floor space, created the colour concepts & sourced all of the finishes & fixtures & project managed the trades with ease & enthusiasm. We cannot wait to enjoy the finished result & for buyers to experience the beauty of the interiors Denby is creating and to experience the lifestyle that her concepts & inspirational design evokes.

Don & Liz, Hunters Hill

Working with Denby was a wonderful experience. I found Denby Dowling Interior Design through a search for an interior designer. We had just added a first floor to our home and we wanted help with the fit out and advice regarding redesign of our existing kitchen and living spaces downstairs. From the first meeting with Denby, I knew we were in expert hands. She took the time to understand enough about our family to provide relevant decorative solutions and she built our trust by providing information in easy to manage chunks. As well as decorative solutions, Denby provided a kitchen/laundry redesign that works perfectly and she created us two functional living spaces with designer shelving. Not only is Denby a talented designer, she is well connected in the building industry and knows how to manage tradespeople to get the best out of them. I would not hesitate to recommend Denby to anyone for any type of interior design project.

Wendy C, Naremburn NSW

I recently bought a small apartment in Redfern, which was in desperate need of a complete overhaul. I found Denby’s inspirational imagery on her property styling website. I wanted to achieve the same kind of look & feel that I had pored over in Editorial magazines. Denby easily understood my needs & aspirations & suggested options that I would never have thought of, that fitted within the confines of my budget. Denby has been a joy to work with, easy to get along with, competent & professional. I simply love that the look that she has created for me, it fits with my lifestyle & has turned my ordinary apartment into a stylish home that I just can’t wait to get back to every night! I can’t thank Denby enough for her easy going personality, impeccable taste and the overall experience.

Susie J, Redfern Sydney

Denby quickly assessed our design style and every recommendation she made worked within our comfort zone . We were initially a bit dubious about engaging a designer, friends had relayed that many designers go off in their own direction, not paying any attention to their client’s needs, wants and desires. Not so with Denby, she listened & delivered a scheme which we are very happy with, it works for us in a practical sense, is very much our style, our existing scheme worked cohesively with the new furnishings. Although we were certain about the look we wanted to achieve, we would not have been able to achieve such a beautiful and sophisticated look without Denby’s talent, skill & help.

Tina & James, Bellevue Hill – Eastern Suburbs

My one bedroom apartment which was an investment property for many years was to become my home. The unit desperately needed to be renovated, it is was tired and outdated, dark and pokey. I had no idea know how to go about the renovation, where to start or what I wanted! Denby was able to sort through the few ideas I had for the space, redesign and develop the tiny space so that is now has an airy open plan layout and a colour scheme and style that has left me stunned. For a while I had difficulty grasping the vision Denby had, I am so glad she persevered with me when I would express reservations because now I have the most gorgeous, colourful Art Deco apartment and it is all mine to enjoy -no one else has what I have, it is unique! Denby’s attention to detail is exceptional and she has surrounded herself with excellent trades people who share her ethics, provide an exceptional service, products, materials and finishes and keep the communication open and honest, every step of the way. My dream would not have happened without Denby’s knowledge, professionalism, drive and willingness to go the extra mile with humour and kindness.

Jenny Guy-Dulwich Hill, Inner West Sydney.

Denby, thank you for everything you have done for us for our knock-down-rebuild in Kingsford. We’re now nearing the end and the house is coming together perfectly! The building process had been stressful right from the get-go, however once we started the interior design process with you we were finally able to start visualising how the house would look, this only took a couple of meetings with you and with us only providing you with a few pictures of designs we liked and a discussion around items we definitely wanted in the house for you to narrow down a list of options in each area of the house which suited our tastes - This included looking at our budget, the selections / inclusions, the architectural design etc. Through additional discussions, you helped us re-design the rooms, bathrooms and cabinetry to suit what we wanted outside of what was included by our Architect. We were able to optimise the space we had in the home and ensure the house would still feel like a home upon completion. The extra steps in ensuring the externals of the house would all match the internals was phenomenal and unexpected which extended to the bricks we chose, the external pavers, the roof tiling and colour of guttering. You have been an invaluable member of the entire team and have helped us stay in check for our budget, maintaining the style of the house we all envisioned and ensuring the quality of our house remains high. There has been an endless amount of comfort knowing that you’re a phone call away to talk about the house and any concerns we’ve had with the build process itself. The time you’ve taken to explain anything we have not understood or had a concern over can only be described as under-appreciated!! In hindsight, I wish we could have requested your presence and input when we started the architectural designs.

Jia Hao Tsia Kingsford.

Denby always goes above and beyond expectation to make sure her clients receive the best quality & products available, customised to the needs of each client’s needs & ideals. We are now enjoying living in our beautiful new home, and everyone who visits is full of praise for our home design and interiors. We highly recommend Denby to anyone looking for a refreshing, cutting-edge interior designer! Having Denby’s guidance and flair in decorating my home has been one of the most fabulous experiences I’ve had in creating a beautiful home that I had only ever dreamed of. From starting with Denby’s ‘style boards’ which helped get us aligned at the beginning through to her fine attention to completing the details of curtaining and accessorising I have been amazed by her creativity and ‘eye’ for what works. She really “got” what I was looking for! I think it’s Denby’s passion to create beautiful spaces where people love being that makes her approach so personal with her clients. I am very grateful for the amazing help she has given me and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her work to others who want a special home they love living in.

Julie B, Turramurra

Our experience with Denby Dowling interiors has been nothing short of wonderful, her style was one that immediately caught my eye. Our first meeting in 2010 to create a modern family home left us breathless by her brilliant design and masterful reconstruction of workflow in the space. Since then Denby has designed two more spaces for us, a city bachelor pad, and a country modern family home. In her latest design, Denby has given us the confidence to step out of our comfort zone and try different colours, textures, fabrics, materials and design ideas capturing the feeling we were after. Furniture, layout, and accessories complement and enhance the sense of space. We now have a home that a look unique, finished, receives a lot of compliments from everyone, and more importantly, can accommodate our children & their friends without damage to anything. Amazing! Her clarity on what the space requires for the best outcome is inspirational and invigorating. Denby is gracious and kind, intelligent and tasteful. She interacts in a respectful and thoughtful manner. We like to say that we bought a house, but Denby made it into a home. We look forward to working with Denby again (I’ll find a reason!).

Shelley & Paul, Rozelle & Burradoo NSW

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