Kier and the Team have designed a number of different spaces for me over the last few years; my own home, commercial entities I have worked for, and more recently our own brand new commercial "home away from home" real estate office. Without fail she has met my brief and very high expectations on every level, including but not limited to the look, workflow, efficiency and warmth of each space.
Her design elements and selections are contemporary and suitable for the space she is given to work with (every time!). Furnishings are beautiful and tastefully suited to every story we strive to project!
I'm an absolute raving fan and have recommended her and the Team to many others who also rave about her results.
Amazing and HIGHLY recommended!
"Both Kier and also Tiffany helped us out immensely with the building of our new house. This was a process we had never entered into before and were really overwhelmed with the amount of things we were meant to choose/decide on. The guys at the DOD were amazing, helping us out not only on the matters we knew about, but they were always happy to help us out with other little things that came up (and these were always "urgent" for us but this never worried the guys). 10/10 would recommend (and do) - and would 100% use them again."
James & Lauren Watt
We worked with Louise and team over a couple of months to develop a staged renovation that fitted our capacity and budget. They got our design intent intent straight away and it has been a real pleasure to work with them. They facilitated access to experts (such as structural engineers) who obviously held this firm in high regard. Great experience that has allowed us to commence our renovation with confidence.
Based on personal and professional recommendations, we contacted Kier at The Department of Design and we were so glad that we did. They listened closely to our wishes for a clean and streamlined design and provided us with a plethora of ideas which were compelling, practical and within budget.
Throughout the design process, Kier and her team enthusiastically engaged with our vision, and made the entire process smoother than we could have imagined. Having the experience of The Department of Design certainly made us feel that we were in more than capable hands.
Between Kier, Sarah and Louise, someone was always there to educate us about the latest products, assist with all the decisions and to lend an opinion when we wanted one. Perhaps most importantly, they were confident enough to inform us when a product, colour etc. didn't align with our vision (OK, no lime green feature wall in the study this time).
Though the bulk of the design work was completed before signing of the building contract, Kier and are team are still happily providing advice during the construction phase, to ensure that we end up with the best result possible.
It's that sort of dedication that makes working with The Department of Design a real pleasure, and we recommend them (and have recommended them already to others) without hesitation. Do yourself a favour and give them a call - you have nothing to lose but that hideous feature wall in your study!
"Kier designed our original clinic in Bruce, Canberra and also our Balmain and Bella Vista clinics in Sydney. She was able to capture all the elements that made us who we are but also built upon them and presented us with fresh ideas and a modern design that made each of the clinics pop. Kier managed to do this without going over the top with costly inclusions or materials. The functionality of her designs has meant the clinics are standing the test of time; they still look fresh and are a pleasure to work in.
The project documentation she provided made for an easy process and gave clear direction without an ambiguity to our builders.
It’s a pleasure to recommend Kier and Dept. of Design to any organization considering an internal fit-out with a difference."
Alex & Suzie Hoitink
Everything that Kier has designed for our new kitchen is so on point with both function and aesthetics, we couldn't be happier with the transformation.
It's the little things that make such a difference and Kier has designed some amazing clever aspects to make life that much simpler in the space. A small drawer next to the sink for washing up liquids rather than under the sink is genius and hiding these practical day-to-day necessities has made the kitchen such a pleasing area to work in.
The concrete bench, copper shelf, reclaimed timber with the cabinetry is so pleasing on the eye and matches together so precisely, it has become such a talking point in the heart of our home.
I have never had so much incredible storage space in all of the drawers in the kitchen area as well as the pantry. It leaves me with so many opportunities within my home to keep it uncluttered and such an amazing working area.
I could only dream of having a house with such amazing areas as what we have now. I am so lucky to have met Kier through Wayne and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to create a home that is not only liveable but a place they can be truly proud of.
Thank you Kier, we adore what you have envisioned for us and love living in the spaces you so clearly created from our discussions.
"I think I may have peed my pants with excitement.
THIS IS AWESOME
Thank you :)"
Founder & Director
"We have collaborated on several projects (large and small) with Kier and her team in the past couple years. We are always impressed with the sophisticated and well documented designs they come up. We look forward to working together in the future."
Hugh Gordon Architects
“We had used Kier years ago for our bar fitout so when it came to appointing a designer for our new cafe there was no question.
The Dept. of Design delievered a cost effective and dynamic facelift for the exsiting cafe that we took over and we couldn't be happier with the result."
Thanks Kier & Lauren.
Mark Ramsay & Joel Scott
Frankies @ Forde
"The Dept. of Design team is a professional business with experienced employees that have a passion for design. They are great at what they do and are committed to achieving quality design."
Monarch Building Solutions
Thank you Dept. of Design for designing my new Gelato kiosk, it looks amazing , and has a very functional floor plan. The DoD team were great to work with and Lauren has a brilliant feel for design so wasable to come up with a very special concept for my Gelato kiosk that is right on trend, that I feel will offer a great experience for my customers.
The Dept. Of Design also took into consideration that I had a time line for my finished design and were able to deliver a full concept package ready for approval well within my deadline dates and with no stress to me.
I couldn't be happier with the end result!!!
Love Gelato .
"The Dept. of Design have a practical and buildable approach to design and an astute ability to work to a budget. So much so, we engaged them to re-design our own showroom with the latest ranges recently aquired.
We were blown away by the design and cannot wait for it all to be finished."
“Thank you for your amazing office floor plan design that we used in our office fit out in Belconnen.
Its brilliant and essentially flawless! It’s both space efficient and utilises the views to a great extent. It simply works like no other layout I can remember.
If I had to define it or sum it up in one word – the word I would use is ‘genius’."
Peter Walker, Principal
Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Belconnen
"Kier and her amazing team continually bring their clients dreams and briefs to life with individuality, flair and attention to detail. Every meeting with Kier and the team is professional, clear and concise in requirements. We enjoy working with Dept of Design. Every client is unique, every project is unique."
I just wanted to say the biggest THANK YOU you have ever received from a client because, without you and your fabulous team at DOD, we wouldn't be experiencing the pleasure of our wonderful new optometry practice as we do each and every day since we opened our doors in September 2015.
Your understanding of our needs and desires, your tenacious approach to all of the challenges that we faced, your endless patience with our discerning requirements as clients and your unwavering support for our project was what made it a resounding success. We love receiving all of the fantastic feedback when a patient wanders in and experiences what you have created.
I could go on forever about your attention to detail, your depth of industry knowledge and your ability to think outside the box without breaking the bank!! What I simply want to say is that Ash and I would wholeheartedly recommend you to those clients that really want an interior designer that is head and shoulders ABOVE the rest. LOVE your work!
Ashita Vadher, Director