About Studio 1 Interiors

Laura’s approach to interior design and decorating is all about creating real spaces for real people.

Meet Laura Downie, owner and principal designer

Hello! I’m Laura. I’m the owner and principal designer at Sydney interior design, decorating and styling company, Studio 1 Interiors.

My love affair with interior design started the moment I was old enough to redecorate my bedroom as a kid. In fact, I’ve lost count how many times I revamped that space. Today, my work is about creating real spaces for real people, spaces that tell a story of who you are and what you love.

I’m a Sydney Design School graduate and constantly draw inspiration from the world around me; whether it’s nature, travel or client projects.

But enough about me… let’s talk about how I can help you.

“Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, 

that makes life beautiful.”

 
– ALBERT HADLEY

Laura Downie's interior design style

Finding an interior designer who just “gets”  you and understands your style aspirations is essential to the success of your project. Learn about Laura’s approach to interior decorating and design.

Firstly, I love forming connections with my clients (hopefully you) because a strong relationship plays an integral part in the creative process.

How? I’m glad you asked.

A well-designed and thoughtfully styled space immediately sparks emotion. And, as an interior designer, my job is to capture your energy and personality and help you inject that into your space. Crafting a space that is beautiful, functional, and uniquely you.

WORKING WITH ME ISN’T ABOUT WHAT I LIKE, IT’S ABOUT YOU AND MAKING YOUR IDEAS COME TO LIFE. AND DON’T WORRY IF YOU DON’T  KNOW WHAT THOSE IDEAS ARE YET, PART OF MY JOB IS HELPING YOU TO DRAW THEM OUT- THEY’RE IN THERE, I PROMISE!

Everyone has an individual style, whether you know it or not. Your home, office or wherever you spend most of your time, should be a reflection of you and what you love.

My down-to-earth nature and passion for what I do are something my clients always comment on because as we immerse ourselves in creativity, we have a lot of fun.

Oh, and here's my highlight reel

I’ve been featured and published in Houzz, SkyNews, Australian Home & Garden, Domain, Ninemsn Homes, InsideOut, Interiors Addict, Iris Lillian and more.

I’ve worked across residential client projects, with start-ups and established brands. I’ve transformed homes, co-working spaces, boardrooms, studios and styled for advertorial and production shoots all over Sydney.

In 2018, I won ‘The Best of Houzz Award’ for Service. And this year I won ‘The Best of Houzz’ for Service and Design. I’ve styled for shoots for Taubmans, Three Birds Renovations, Maison Blanche Candles and have created spaces for brands including YouTube, Google, W1LL Studios and Kent&Lime.

Interior design articles

When she’s not designing and decorating, she’s writing about it. Read some of Laura’s recent articles on Houzz and Interiors Addict.

10 Decorating Rules Interior Designers Swear By

Want to give your home professional polish? An expert reveals the top 10 decorating rules you need to know

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Interiors Addict's 2017 guide to homewares shopping in Bali

It's that time of year where we start reflecting on the year almost gone and contemplating the year almost upon us.

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Top Shelf: Master Open Shelving With 9 Expert Styling Tips

Turn shambolic shelving into something Insta-worthy with these top tips from an interior designer

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We absolutely LOVED working with Laura! She created an absolute paradise for us! She has an incredible eye for detail and sees the big picture in difficult to work with spaces! She took all our feedback on board and was so patient with us through the decision-making process around furniture selects! She went out of her way to schedule a visit and coordinated with our builders and landscapers to ensure the job was coordinated seamlessly! We can't wait to work with her on our next project!
Erin | Dee Why
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