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The Top 11 Interior Designers in Sydney – [2023]

by Jonny S | 15/05/2019

If you’re based in Sydney and are in need of an interior designer, you’re in the right place. If you haven’t worked with a professional like this before, it’s an important decision. With the right interior designer, they will carry your vision, work with you, and bring ideas for your new home or renovation.

Although all eleven of these interior designers have fantastic reviews in Sydney, we still recommend having conversations with them and finding one that matches your needs. Without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Alix Helps Interiors

At Houseace, we appreciate interior designers that have been recognised for their work and this is certainly true for Alix Helps Interiors. For the past four years, from 2016 to 2019, this service has won ‘Best of Houzz’ not only for design but for service too.

Based on the North Shore, Alix Helps Interiors provide all sorts of services from colour consulting to kids’ bedrooms, custom entertainment units to custom walk-in wardrobes.

2. The Classic Outfitter

Offering a curated selection of stunning products influenced by the beauty of English, European & classic American styles this boutique home renovation and interior design studio is highly rated on Houzz. Definitely a consideration for anyone looking for a designer who ensures a smooth methodical process.

3. Ioanna Lennox Interiors

Not only do we have another Best of Houzz winner in Ioanna Lennox, we also have the winner of H&G Top 50 Rooms back in 2017. If you’re looking for a wonderfully layered residential interior, this is the one for you. Specialising in fine craftsmanship and brilliant quality, you won’t walk away disappointed.

4. Style by Gillian

Considered a design service and ‘renovation co-ordinator’, Style by Gillian can help with quotations, budgets, referrals, and direction of trades. If you want them to take full control of the project, this is also available. With this in mind, there’s flexibility in how you utilise the service. According to Gillian, her speciality is improving living spaces and bringing together different trades for a positive end result.

5. Amazema Interiors

Over the years, this service has undergone a number of name changes. However, the high-quality interior design service has remained consistent. Considered a multi-service, Amazema is a great way to get everything under one roof. From property styling to boutique interior design, they specialise in contemporary spaces and aim for a bespoke service throughout.

6. Butterfly Interior Designs Australia

Next up, we have Butterfly Interior Designs which is based in Surry Hills and was launched back in 2003. Whether at home or in the workplace, they aim for the perfect balance between comfort and beauty. Depending on what you need, they also offer several services including project management, property styling, furnishings, and interior decorating.

7. Karanda Interiors

If you’re looking for experience, look no further than Karanda Interiors. With over 40 years in the market, they’ve witnessed (and been a part of!) the many trends and fashions across the past four decades. Originally founded as a boutique firm, today they can help both commercial and residential properties with a simple phone call.

8. N.B. Interiors

With N.B. Interiors, we come to experience again and this time it’s 18 years. Working with clients across Sydney, New South Wales, and even Australia, this service is all about custom design and bringing visions to life. From the very first point of contact, they will listen to your ideas before then anticipating your requirements.

9. Karen Creith

Although not able to compete on experience with the previous two options, Karen Creith has quickly earned respect in the interior decorating world. Especially in journalism, Karen has been Interior Stylist, Home Ideas Specialist, and then Editor in Chief at the National magazine. Now, she works one-on-one with clients and her passion shines through when bringing ideas to the table.

Considered a ‘Home Stager’ primarily, Karen serves Forbes, Dubbo, Parkes, Orange, Condobolin, and Bathurst.

10. Studio Oscar Lea

Based in Redfern, Studio Oscar Lea can help with everything including decoration, design, colour consultation, and furniture selection. What’s more, they have experience with property styling and photographic styling. With a quick search online, you’ll see that Kate has built a fantastic rapport with clients, who tend to be more than happy with the results.

11. Zest Interior Design

Finally, we’ve decided to choose Zest Interior Design since they serve eight regions in Sydney and specialise in colour consulting and interior design. For those who have worked with Debbie, they’ll tell you that she takes a hands-on approach, and this means that every client gets brilliant customer service. If you have a particular budget, taste, or need, just let Debbie know and she will accommodate this.


If you have a renovation project in mind in Sydney, here are eleven fantastic interior designers as a starting point. As we said at the beginning, take your time with the decision and have conversations with a couple of services. Especially when they offer a free consultation, there’s no need to rush into anything.

Once you have some conversations, you should have a better idea of who fits the bill and who doesn’t. Since interior design is a subjective topic, there’s nothing wrong with testing multiple companies to find who suits you and your project best.

Good luck and have fun!

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