Studio Kate

About Us

We create spaces which are classic and comfortable, relaxed and inviting, polished and practical - equally at ease with elegant entertaining and everyday living.

About Us

We are passionate about interiors and committed to excellence.

We offer a complete design and decoration service including specification, documentation and project management in collaboration with our team of experienced craftspeople or our clients’ own preferred professionals.

We create warm, inviting, comfortable spaces you will love to live in every day.

We listen and work hard to ensure you are thrilled with your results.
About Us
About Us
About 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.
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Why us

1
WE MAKE BEAUTIFUL HOMES
Like when you holiday at a beautiful hotel and wish it was your everyday. We make those homes.
2
WE ARE PASSIONATE AND PERSISTENT
We love what we do and we run the long race. We are with you, present and available from concept to completion.
3
WE LISTEN AND COLLABORATE
Our interiors are created for you to love and live in. We collaborate with architects, landscapers, builders and artisans who share our commitment to excellence and are passionate about their craft to deliver a home you will love to live in every day.
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Our team

Kate Nixon

Kate Nixon

DIRECTOR

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.

Roberta Gallo

Roberta Gallo

DESIGNER

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.

Nicholas Bryan-Brown

Nicholas Bryan-Brown

SENIOR DESIGNER

Growing up in a creative family 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.

Viera Tomasikova

Viera Tomasikova

DESIGNER

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.

Katie Wenmohs

Katie Wenmohs

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

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!

Jarrod Potaka

Jarrod Potaka

INTERIOR ARCHITECT

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.

Gemma Potaka

Gemma Potaka

INTERIOR DESIGNER

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.

Jelena Alavanja

Jelena Alavanja

Interior Designer | Graduate Architect

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.

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.
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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.