I am always so humbled when my clients take the time to write a testimonial for me. Thank you all so much as without you I wouldn’t be able to do what I love every day.
Earlier this year, I became a young widow with two small children. I suddenly had the urge to turn my home into a sanctuary – a place where my daughters and I could feel safe and warm. A place where we could be reminded of beautiful things in life.
Sarah not only mastered the brief- she exceeded it. She listened to all my thoughts, aspirations and ideas and then built upon them to create the dream home that even I had not imagined.
She was passionate, enthusiastic and inspiring. Sarah was able to accommodate my budget requirements as well as select pieces suitable for the entire family. Her team of workers were reliable, friendly and professional. Her radiant personality made her a true delight to work with and she comes with my highest recommendation.
Sarah did a fantastic job of adding soul to our 13-year-old apartment. She was presented with a series of unique challenges and in every respect met or exceeded the brief. She turned the bones of our apartment into a home we can rightly be proud of. Importantly, Sarah was great fun to work with and kept the whole project on track in a very professional manner. Her hand-picked trades did a great job and worked very efficiently under Sarah’s guidance.
I thoroughly recommend Sarah for the excellent results she achieved, her passion in responding to unique requirements, and her attention to detail.
I look forward to working with her again on another project.
Our family made a decision to relocate from our Sydney home to Brisbane with very short notice. With our two children anxious about the move, we knew we needed someone to help us create a warm and inviting haven for our family to start our new chapter in our lives. Sarah came highly recommended and was the perfect answer to our quest.
Not only is Sarah exceptionally talented as a designer with great style and an eye for detail, but she also has excellent project coordination and communication skills that set her apart. These skills were critical in successfully completing our project so we could continue to work overseas and commute between Sydney and Brisbane.
We knew what we liked and didn’t like in the way of a design style but we couldn’t find a specific genre to describe it. Sarah listened and digested our ideas and guided us to develop our own unique style whilst working within our budget. Once she was clear on the scope of work, we were more than happy to hand over our keys and let Sarah work her magic. Sarah was warm and professional and made the process very easy and fun. She kept us informed throughout the whole process and was able to accommodate our busy work schedules.
Sarah transformed our house into a beautiful urban retreat by mixing some of our existing furnishings and little treasures collected through our travels, with new furnishings she sourced for us. One of our goals was to create zones in our home that could be easily transformed as our family needs change – she achieved this seamlessly and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product.
Our family loves spending time in our new home and we can’t thank Sarah enough for making our relocation so effortless.
We are so thrilled with the transformation of our house, thanks to the talented Sarah from Greenwood’s Home. It was a huge task … with all bathrooms & kitchen totally gutted and replaced with new. Interior and external repainted. All new furniture, new artwork, plantation shutters, blinds etc etc. I handed the whole job over to Sarah and nothing fazed her!
We really couldn’t believe our eyes on handover day. The house had been transformed into our dream home. Sarah has such an eye for detail, and really worked around our family and how we live. Even our four doggies didn’t faze her.
I highly recommend Greenwood’s Home, Sarah is passionate about working with her clients to achieve a great outcome and she is also very considerate around budgets making the impossible happen. Thank you Sarah.
Sarah was fantastic to work with, from concept (where she nailed the style I was looking for) to the final product. Sarah’s brief was to design a bathroom, laundry, powder room and two teenage bedrooms. Her keen eye and expert design sense is beyond compare. She was such fun to work with as well as being a true professional. I would not hesitate in recommending Sarah and I will be using Greenwood’s Home again for the second stage of our renovation.
This was not the first time we engaged Sarah for a project and it certainly will not be the last!
The new project was to completely update a two-bedroom unit overlooking the river in Teneriffe which we had purchased many years ago and was looking tired and outdated.
After the initial meeting with Sarah to discuss the scope of work which included the design and project implementation of a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry, timber floors, shutters, carpets, painting and some soft furnishings, our instruction to her was to just “get the job done!”.
After the concept presentation and finishes selection presented to us by Sarah, which we loved, we did not want to be involved in any way and had complete faith in Sarah to achieve the clean and timeless feel that we had envisaged for the apartment. We did not see the unit again until Sarah presented it to us on completion.
Eight weeks later, as we walked through the newly renovated unit, we were once again in awe of Sarah’s ability to transform a very ordinary space into something absolutely exquisite. She not only delivered a finished product on time and on budget, she delivered a home beyond anything we could have imagined and has increased the value of our property.
Her professionalism is exemplary and her easy going and friendly nature makes it a delight to deal with her. We, of course, would not hesitate to recommend Sarah for any project big or small.
Thank you Sarah for yet another amazing job. We look forward to working with you on other projects!!
I remember when Mum first designed my new bedroom. I was so happy as my old room had nowhere to put anything and nowhere to hang out with friends. After she sat down with me to chat about what I would like in my new room she put together some concepts for the layout and all the cupboards. She and her team of trades then organised the renovation and redecoration of my bedroom giving me a spacious work area with plenty of storage, while also giving me a place to spend time with friends. The massive two-metre plywood desk has been great for my high school studies, and the drawers below have been useful for storing all my bits and pieces. Mum also included many interesting features or ‘wow factors’ in my room. These include a strip light above the desk that can be turned on by the wave of a hand, a custom-made bed frame with large drawers underneath and display shelves above my bed which have allowed me to redecorate my room now I am older and my interests changed. I am incredibly grateful for the beautifully crafted room that Mum designed and created for me.
My first meeting with Sarah was fabulous. She took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve and really got that it was both a practical and emotional project for me. Her initial concepts were amazing, combining lots of my existing pieces and memories with new ideas, solutions and styling.
At every stage, Sarah surprised me with her attention to detail, product knowledge and ‘can do’ attitude. Budgets were carefully adhered to and tight deadlines cleverly met. Any problems or issues were quickly addressed and resolved. The tradespeople she used were fantastic.
The final result is even better than I could have imagined! We called the project a ‘reimagining’ and that’s exactly the outcome. I now have the beautiful, fresh, tranquil home I wanted, filled with memories but totally reimagined. Thanks so very much Sarah!
We hired Greenwood’s Home to help us furnish our new house and create the family-friendly, eclectic and stylish home that we always dreamed of. Having spent several years abroad before purchasing our house, we began with a completely blank canvas, and very little furniture! From the first meeting, we found Sarah to be an excellent communicator and a delight to work with. We relied on Sarah’s expertise to help us refine our style, research the options for large furniture items, rugs, soft furnishings and decorator pieces, and focus the suggestions on those that were most appropriate for our home and family lifestyle.
We found Sarah to be extremely friendly and approachable. Sarah’s flair for interior design and her excellent resources for furniture, fabrics, trims, and fixtures combined to give us a look that exceeded all our expectations. Sarah has a knack for finding the perfect piece to complete the room; in our case, many pieces! Her expert eye has ensured that our home design and décor looks and functions at its best, while being considerate of our tastes and budget. We are sure that our budget was maximised – Sarah helped us to decide where to spend and where to save, and pieces from IKEA, Adairs and Freedom sit alongside carefully sourced gallery, vintage, hand-made and bespoke items to give us a unique custom look.
With such a large project (furnishing and decorating an entire house), it was essential to maintain control of a high volume of details and specifics while moving the project forward. Sarah displayed outstanding organisational skills and kept us apprised of the project schedule, costs vs. budget, delivery dates, installation plans, and invoices at every stage. Our beautiful home was delivered on time and on budget and we could not be happier with the result. We cannot recommend Greenwood’s Home highly enough.
We have to say upfront, that thanks to Sarah from Greenwood’s Home, we have a beautiful home which far exceeded our expectations. There is no way we could have achieved the same result without Sarah’s passion, interior-design flair, expertise and attention to detail. This is the first time we had engaged an interior designer and really didn’t know where to start. I thank my lucky stars that I stumbled across Greenwood’s Home online. With some trepidation I phoned Sarah, and from that first conversation, she made me feel at ease.
Sarah briefly explained the process involved and we set up our first meeting, where we walked Sarah through our house and explained our vision. Our house is over 25 years old and looked tired and dated, and desperately needed a major facelift. We wanted a Scandinavian styled home, and Sarah asked a number of questions to make sure we were all on the same page. Sarah is down-to-earth, and very friendly and we quickly developed a good rapport. Even at this early stage, Sarah provided invaluable advice regarding the interior colour palette and finishes, furniture, and accessories and how we could incorporate some of our existing furniture and sentimental pieces to achieve the style we wanted within our budget.
Following this initial meeting, Sarah created a design scheme and concepts for the look and feel of our house to suit a Scandinavian inspired style. We found this provided us with a clear understanding of Sarah’s vision for our home and we found it to be invaluable, often referring to it throughout the project.
Sarah created a design for our ensuite and family bathroom, changing the floor plan to provide a better flow for the space. She selected all the bathroom fixtures and fittings and custom-designed vanities whilst working closely with her team of trades throughout to ensure everything met her vision. Sarah sourced all the furniture for the living room, family room, and bedrooms, carpets, bed linen and accessories for our approval before purchase. Where possible, Sarah’s sourced these items from trade-only suppliers which meant that we were able to purchase quality items that were not massed produced.
My husband and I decided very early in the project to trust Sarah’s judgement and design flair. Normally, we always opt for the ‘safe’ options, and are grateful that she encouraged us to move out of our comfort zone, and the results speak for themselves.
Sarah is passionate about her work, and works hard to achieve the best outcomes and value for money for her clients. Her design flair and attention to detail are evident in every room throughout our home. She has created inviting and stylish living and family rooms, beautiful and relax-styled bedrooms, and well-designed, modern, luxurious bathrooms. My family and friends are also in awe at the transformation, and I can honestly say that when I look around there is not one thing that I don’t like. One of my favourite pieces is the beautiful bookcase Sarah designed and had custom made to house our glass bird collection.
It was been a real delight working with Sarah, she always has her clients best interests at heart. We have no hesitation in recommending Greenwood’s Home for any project, large or small – you will not be disappointed.
When it finally came time to renovate our home there was no doubt I would enlist the help of Sarah from Greenwood’s Home.
I have admired Sarah’s innate sense of style for many years and knew her down to earth and practical sense of design suited exactly what I was after.
Sarah’s attention to detail is exemplary, and she helped me every step of the way assisting me with all the tricky decisions and leaving me completely at ease that I was being guided towards a fabulous outcome. Sarah is excellent in finding stylish solutions within budget constraints as well.
Sarah was absolutely integral to the renovation of my home and I would never have achieved the wonderful outcome without her help.
We now have the home I always dreamed of. Thanks so much, Sarah!
We have just returned to Australia after many years living and working overseas so had to furnish a house completely from scratch – we owned nothing but some pieces of artwork! We realised very quickly that the task was going to be daunting so were soon on the lookout for an interior designer to assist.
Sarah first came and interviewed each member of our family about their personal vision for our new home. From there Sarah then incorporated all of our feedback and presented her concepts for the house. This confirmed to us that Sarah had understood our brief perfectly and created a strong sense of trust between us while also allowing us to work together in the coming weeks with the same vision in mind for our home.
Two months later we moved into a completely furnished home, full of lovely colours, unique furniture pieces, beautiful fabrics, cushions and trimmings that Sarah had sourced and all in a style that reflected each and every one of our family members. Sarah has a unique ability to connect with and understand her clients and their needs within budgetary constraints.
It has been a fun and rewarding experience to work with Sarah and we would not hesitate to recommend her services to others looking for interior design help. As a result of Sarah’s keen eye for design and style along with her easy-going personality, your home will be as unique and fabulous as ours turned out to be.
Sarah has been an absolute delight to work with from beginning to end. We asked her to add the finishing touches to the recent renovation of our large kitchen, family dining areas.
The end result is a sophisticated, family-friendly area in which we all congregate and love to admire. She did a fabulous job on a reasonably tight budget and we are so happy with the finish. We have further renovations to do in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to engage Sarah again. We loved her ideas, her energy and enthusiasm and of course her expertise in interior design.
We engaged Sarah to undertake the furnishing and decorating of our house after completing renovations. Sarah transformed our house so that it now feels beautiful and homely, a pleasure to spend time in and just enjoy. We only needed to provide light-touch steering along the journey as a result of Sarah’s great ability to gather an understanding of our personalities and lifestyle and get to know us further throughout the process. The furnishings and touches chosen are all practical enough to sustain our family lifestyle on a day to day basis, which is so important. All this with an efficiency that we greatly appreciate, as with a busy household we needed somebody we could easily work with, and Sarah exceeded our expectations on this front and her ability to keep us on track.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sarah and we would have no hesitation recommending her to others.
When we purchased our original condition 1970’s double story brick home several years ago we thought we could easily renovate the house to be a modern family home. How wrong we were! Between builders, family and friends all providing their ideas on what could be done, there was no-one that could bring all the ideas together into a single consistent whole. This is where Sarah stepped into our lives and took us through a simple design process to find a style for our renovation and then combine this with the right space plan to achieve our home living goals. Armed with this information we were in a much better place to work with builders, cabinet makers etc to get our renovation brought to life. Finally, Sarah worked with us through the build phase to resolve issues (often with little or no notice) and guided us on the right styling choices to make. We have now been living in our newly renovated home for two months and we couldn’t be happier!
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