Testimonials

Lisa is not only talented but she’s also a pleasure to work with. Lisa understands that renovating a home is very personal so she really took the time to understand our needs as a family and our “vision” for the type of home we dreamed of, before expertly taking those ideas and elevating the project to the next level. Lisa’s knowledge and confidence took the stress out of the design process. She guided us with decision-making and sourced materials and pieces that are functional and beautiful, which cohesively tie the old to the new in our home. Lisa’s passion for her work is evident. She’s professional, collaborative, and genuine and we are so glad we made the decision to work with her. When coming up with our design brief we loved this quote; “our home should be life-giving and soul-refreshing, a soft spot to land on a hard day and a beautiful place to recharge and rejuvenate”, and that is exactly what Lisa has helped us to create.

Lisa was superb! From the outset, she knew ‘the feeling’ that we wanted to create in our new home. She built a solid understanding of our vision. Her passion to deliver was as great as ours. Lisa inspired us through her talents. She was able to distinguish what was important to US. She complimented our ideas with her succinct creative and technical skills. Her colour styling was amazing along with her in-depth knowledge and choices about different building materials and finishes. We found Lisa’s professionalism and service to be exceptional. It was not only a pleasure to work with Lisa, but more importantly, a whole lot of fun and extremely rewarding!

Lisa from Santamaria Design has been a delight to work with from the very first day. We have been working together to design my Vaucluse house for the past 3 years and Lisa has managed to create something really special. Her eye for detail and design are brilliant and we worked really well together.

Lisa selected all the materials and finishes throughout from start to finish and she designed all the joinery including kitchens, bathrooms and robes. Building is definitely my forte, but not design so it was good to be able to trust someone with those details.

Lisa has been exceptional to work with throughout the project and knows how to get the job done. Her expertise and professionalism have been outstanding. I will be using Santamaria Design again for my next project and would recommend her highly to anyone.

The house was featured on the programme Best Houses Australia and I am very proud of what has been achieved!

We employed Lisa from Santamaria Design for the design and specification of the kitchen and butlers pantry, all bathrooms/ensuites, laundries and study. Lisa also put together the interior schemes for our bedrooms as well as sourcing and recommendations for all of our window coverings. I especially love our linen s-fold curtains.

We have just finished the scheme for our sunken lounge area and it’s beautiful.

Lisa has been an absolute delight to work with as she understood the brief, budget as well as my particular style.

What can I say – Santamaria Design were outstanding! We had built a new family home and didn’t know where to start with decorating. We found Lisa and she made the process easy from start to finish. We love our living space and everyone that visits loves it too. We are very proud of our home now. From sofas to accent chairs, floor rugs to custom made furniture and artwork our rooms look amazing.

Thank you Lisa we love it! She was a pleasure to work with and made it lots of fun. We would highly recommend Lisa at Santamaria Design for any decorating job!

This was my first time using an interior designer and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Lisa from Santamaria Design understood my brief and helped me create a simple and sophisticated kitchen, bathroom and laundry designs.  Her suggested finishes selections were beautiful.  I really love my bathroom tiles and the clever tile design.

My kitchen is also stunning.  Lisa recommended removing a wall which I wouldn’t have thought of and it has really opened up the space.  It is so light and airy now and the fresh colours are fabulous.

I replaced all the old blinds and Lisa helped me to select gorgeous fabrics for every room.  It’s amazing how the right advice can make all the difference.  Thank you so much.

Lisa from Santamaria Design did a great job in a number of engagements ranging from interior design (kitchen, living and bathroom) to exterior façade colour selection. Most importantly she was able to work well within the bounds of scope and budget provided. I would recommend Lisa to anyone building a new house or just renovating.

Lisa from Santamaria Design worked with us to help us update our interiors and furniture as part of our home renovation. The main criteria we gave Lisa was to move us into this century! Lisa has been excellent to work with – providing us with ideas on what could work but ensuring we had the final say on the design and feel of each room. Lisa has a great breadth of knowledge of suppliers and which ones would be appropriate for the pieces we required, and she also was then able to ensure we stayed within our designated budget! Lisa has assisted us with selecting not only interior paints and tiles, but also special furniture pieces and artwork – all of which has worked beautifully together. We would happily recommend Lisa to others who need help in trying to turn your ideas for your home into a reality.

Lisa has been a fantastic investment for our design concepts. Our house looks amazing, so professional and timeless. Lisa was able to provide excellent options and met my budget with plenty of alternatives. Lisa always listened to our preferences and then developed concepts with her recommendations but alternatives so we were able to get the best look. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone needing an Interior Designer.

We used Lisa from Santamaria Design for our new duplex and she helped us build our beautiful new homes. Lisa is very knowledgeable about new trends and products that have just entered the market. She has a good eye for detail and worked hard in getting us exactly what we wanted. She is a professional that doesn’t let personality get in the way of getting a job done and takes the initiative with a job suggesting things we haven’t thought of and providing practical advice regarding our choices.

She suggested we knock down a couple of walls and extend the kitchen and the result was a beautiful, big and practical kitchen that has become the feature of the house. She also found a completely different type of stone for the external of our house and it has really added the wow factor. 3 years later we still see people walking past and pointing at the stone and commenting about how different and special it looks. Lisa is now working on our next duplex and I’m trying to figure out how I can get her to help me with a house we are building overseas!

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Lisa from Santamaria Design to other potential clients who are after Interior Design services and who seek great customer service.

Lisa is very particular, has good taste and great attention to detail. She has guided me through the interior design process for my unit building projects and made it easy for me to decide on the finishes.

Lisa from Santamaria Design invested time in getting to know what we wanted to achieve with our renovation and the colours we liked and didn’t want. The result was amazing. Thanks for spending time listening, learning and replicating what we wanted to achieve and delivering this so easily.

We engaged Lisa from Santamaria Design to provide interior design advice for an investment unit renovation. This included paint colour, carpets, bathroom and kitchen products and layout and light selection. She did a fantastic job of working within the brief which was to provide a “wow” factor on the interiors but stay within our ‘investment’ budget.

What I like about working with Lisa is that she listens and comes up with alternatives, after the consultation was over she followed up and helped resolve any decisions. I would highly recommend Lisa if you wanted a talented and pragmatic designer that is easy to work with.

Lisa from Santamaria Design has been a pleasure to work with! She is insightful, honest and knowledgeable. She took the time to get to know me and understand my lifestyle so not only was she able to create room designs that are stunning and fresh, she created rooms that respect me, my unique style and my lifestyle. She is also incredibly resourceful and able to work within a budget. Lisa is superb at listening and artful at creating something that you love but couldn’t have imagined yourself. I highly recommend her.

We were building our first home and engaged with Lisa from Santamaria Design to assist us in bringing our dream home to life. From our very first meeting, Lisa was very helpful and friendly taking the time to really understand the look and feel we were after as well as getting to know our personal taste and style.

We were really confident that Lisa would come back with ideas that would reflect the style that we wanted to create and throughout our selections process with the builders we were not disappointed. We were really impressed with the dedication and commitment throughout the process that Lisa provided, ensuring that all the fine details were met from our builders and everything we required was always a possibility.

I can highly recommend Lisa for any interior design project and wouldnt hesitate to use her services again. Thanks

Getting ready to build our new home was quite a daunting feeling.  Working with Lisa throughout the design process with the builder made the process seamless as she helped turn our vision into a reality.

Lisa understood the look we wanted to achieve with ease and helped drive our choices to achieve the feel we wanted in our new home. Her professionalism and interior knowledge made us extremely comfortable and enjoy the design process.

We loved working with Lisa so much that we have engaged with her to work on furnishing our home when its complete to bring our entire vision to life to create our dream home.

Thanks Lisa for all your help. You are just so fantastic to work with. We felt you listened to us carefully making sure you understood our ideas and brief and you gently guided us helping to visualise and keep to the overall design and décor choice.

You made the decision making process so much smoother and much less o verwhelming. With your help we were able to explore all options, to get the best combination of colours and textures to make sure every rooms finishes and designs were functional and funky too!

We would love to work with you further for some decorating expertise and guidance!

This is the second time we have engaged Lisa to work with us – this time the task was to complete our dining room. This room required a lot of work and was essentially a blank canvas. Lisa was able to work with us to design a brilliant layout including a buffet and bar plus seamless cabinetry incorporating our wine fridge. Her professional manner and vast experience with wholesalers and cabinetmakers delivered a vision that was a complete design and was immediately agreed and accepted.

We then tasked Lisa with dressing the room including table and chairs, pictures, rug and vases.  Again this was made easy by her ability to provide not just unique catalogues but samples sourced from those providers which when placed alongside each other made our task so much easier (not to mention the filtering that was provided to help limit our options but not lose our joint vision).

The room is beautiful and more than met our expectations. Our budget was set at $20,000 – Lisa through her vast network of vendors was able to come in under budget. The deadlines we agreed were always met and her ability to constantly engage and brief us was exceptional. I would thoroughly recommend Lisa to anybody who is considering furnishing the interior of their house.

I can’t praise Lisa highly enough for her amazing talent and creativity which has resulted in a unique and beautiful environment for us to come home to. Lisa helped us decorate o ur home – paint colours, window furnishings, custom-made joinery, furniture, rugs, artwork and lighting.

Our brief was to have a place which was instantly inspiring but did not feel like a showpiece. Lisa has found the perfect balance for us. She always listened to our ideas and guided us each step of the way, using her own expertise and experience to open our eyes to new possibilities.

Lisa has extensive product knowledge of both local and interstate suppliers. Her recommended tradespeople were all courteous and excellent to work with, and most importantly, very reasonable in price. She was extremely efficient and made the whole process so easy for us.

Lisa has been an absolute pleasure to work with and I definitely recommend her if you want someone who will take the time to get to know you, is extremely approachable yet professional and who, without a doubt, has that stroke of genius!

Lisa worked on the renovation and furnishing for my new waterfront apartment. Lisa was very easy to work with and provided great advice and guidance on making my basic ideas a reality and a result that I am very happy with. Lisa was very good at communications and keeping me informed on progress and scheduling, particularly when we were working with a tight time line. Lisa has developed a great network of suppliers and works with a terrific team of trades. Her experience in providing the services I needed was invaluable.

After a considerable amount of research I engaged Santamaria Design to work on my 1913 home, which had recently been given an contemporary extension. The brief was to give the home a cutting edge lift with a modern decorating style, keeping in mind the period of the home. It included updating bathrooms whilst keeping some of the existing materials, which required a lot of thought and skill to achieve. I requested also that I be involved in this project and that I would like us to work together. Lisa began this job approximately 12 months ago, with a great deal of enthusiasm and above all professionalism. Starting off with many quotes and meetings, we began! There were challenges along the way in dealing with the many tradesmen but Lisa handled these with expertise, courtesy and always professionally. Lisa was great to work with and went over and beyond what was expected off her always keeping to her times. I can highly recommend Santamaria Design as being talented, professional and always with integrity. Lisa was a pleasure to work with and I hope to do so again in the future.

Lisa was amazing! We couldn’t have done this without her! I found designing a house so daunting and had lots of big spirit finger ideas, l needed someone to work with me and help me make financially viable options. Lisa was a fabulous asset and we could not recommend her enough. Lisa was awesome from the get go, she really spent the time to understand our brief and design direction and came prepared with options by the time we arrived to our appointments She is extremely down to earth and patient and made the whole process enjoyable and understandable for us both, no smoke and mirrors. We are really grateful for the level of service she offers. Thank you for everything, it is always a pleasure to encounter such lovely people who do their job so well.

Lisa was great to work with. A compromising and dedicated young lady who perceives what her client is looking for. Lisa worked on every corner of our house from furniture design/placement, lighting, bedrooms, kitchen, rear garden and front entrance. The house is a few days away from completion and the family couldn’t be happier. Even the tradies have enjoyed working on our family home. BIG THANKS TO LISA

We were grateful to have Santamaria Design guide us in many aspects of our Duplex project including respect to budgeting Each appointment was made in consultation with us which was very accommodating What we liked most was her warm and caring attitude to include us in the decision making Lisa is very professional lady, always on time, well mannered and respectful Her ability to keep our meetings on schedule and all topics covered off was terrific My husband and I would like to recommend Santamaria Design.

Lisa was wonderful to work with. Not only was she understanding of all our needs/wants, she was also very organised, attentive and dedicated. She is absolutely amazing at what she does and we will definitely use her again in the future.