Studio Kate

Why us

What we offer

DESIGN
We are obsessed with the details and driven by a desire to create uniquely beautiful interiors which directly respond to and joyfully exceed our clients’ needs and expectations.

DOCUMENT
We work in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to meticulously execute concept, council, construction and detailed joinery drawings.

DELIVER
We establish a detailed programme which sets out key dates and deliverables for the project. Each project is led by a dedicated Project Design Manager.

STYLE
The final flourish aka ‘The Kate Touch’. Kate’s eponymous styling is our turnkey trademark. We do not rest until every sheet is steamed, each cushion is plumped, all throws are expertly tossed and fresh foliage is perfectly positioned.
Studio Kate

Our team

Jelena Alavanja

Passionate about the correlation between architecture and interiors, Jelena’s design approach places an emphasis on the importance of how people will feel in their warm, layered and timeless spaces. Holding a Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Master of Architecture and Diploma of Interior Design, Jelena is engaged in all aspects of the design process from initial concept to installation with meticulous attention to detail. A love of travel and a keen eye for design has her always hunting for new and inspiring trends across the globe.

Jelena Alavanja

DESIGNER
Aleks Beare

With an extensive career as creative director on some of the world’s most esteemed fashion, interior, design and food publications, Aleks brings an aesthete’s eye to the marketing content and product development of the studio, retail and custom offering. She shares a passion for good design, from the softness of a cushion stitch detail to the boldness of brutalist architecture with travel being her greatest source of inspiration.

Aleks Beare

ART DIRECTOR
Nicholas Bryan-Brown

Nick’s passion for design was informed at a young age, refined through a certification in Interior Design and honed over six years in the industry giving Nick an innate edge in spatial planning and creative design detailing. His combined commercial experience in finance and marketing results in a broad understanding of the creative process and a calm, grounded approach to project design, delivery and communication.

Nicholas Bryan-Brown

DESIGNER
Victoria Cybulski

Passionate about Australian architecture, art and theatre, Vic leads our design team with exceptional creative, technical, communication and leadership skills honed through more than 17yrs of industry experience. Her breadth of knowledge and deeply collaborative approach delivers inspiring vision and highly technical detail with a warm, measured approach. Vic holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons) from UNSW.

Victoria Cybulski

HEAD OF DESIGN
Roberta Gallo

Born and raised in Sicily, Roberta believes that to live beautifully is a form of art. She managed international publicity and events throughout Europe before moving to Australia in 2012 and shares a family love of olives (the tones and the trees)! With an elegant eye and an obsession with all things interiors, she brings poise, polish, tenacity and warmth to the studio’s decorating projects.

Roberta Gallo

DESIGNER
Alison Milne Dekkers

Alison Milne Dekkers

STORE MANAGER
Kate Nixon

Warmth, comfort and a sense of calm infuse Kate’s layered interiors and everyday living. Her kind approach and genuine love of place and people is evident in all aspects of her twenty-year career and multidisciplinary practice. She is passionate about the ability of good design to affect everyday joy.

Kate Nixon

DIRECTOR
Gemma Potaka

An innate skill for unearthing unique finds and pairing unusual textures and materials fuels Gemma’s love of the tension created between modern and classic designs. A Bachelor of Interior Design supports her precise technical skills and creative talent. Gemma’s calm presence and gracious tenacity is evident in her measured, warm approach.

Gemma Potaka

DESIGNER
Jarrod Potaka

Inspired by design heroes such as Frank Ghery and Frank Lloyd Wright, Jarrod’s sharp eye for clean, contemporary lines and meticulous detailing is paired with a warm, easy nature and an affinity for neutral, earthy tones, interesting textures and designer sneakers! Early years in the family construction business gives Jarrod an invaluable understanding of the practical workings of a project site and his quiet confidence is underpinned by a Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Honours from UNSW.

Jarrod Potaka

DESIGNER
Viera Tomasikova

A lifelong passion for interiors saw Viera move from an eight year career in financial services to the creative world of interiors. Viera’s love of art, fabrics and beautiful furniture are complimented by her instinctive talent for sourcing the perfect piece. Her laser-focused attention to detail and exceptional project management skills are evident in our residential decorating projects and feature contributions to Australian House & Garden magazine.

Viera Tomasikova

DESIGNER
Katie Wenmohs

With over fifteen years of accounting experience, Katie started her career at Ernst & Young in the USA with a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from Loyola University New Orleans. Broad experience as a financial accountant across various industries in Singapore and Australia has seen Katie hone her craft for concise data, intuitive analysis and clear communication. She enjoys travelling and family time at the beach!

Katie Wenmohs

ACCOUNTANT
Kim Wethmar

Kim Wethmar

FINANCE, PEOPLE & CULTURE
Design Style

Our Approach

We listen and work hard to elevate your everyday with calm, cohesive interiors which feel good, wear well and celebrate life.
Our Approach
Our Approach
Our Approach
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We go above and beyond to delight you, our client, seeking everyday joy in everyday life. Life is short, love your home.