The Best Interior Designers in Canberra

Kiara Shah

Kiara Shah – Principal Interior Designer at Loft Studio Canberra.

Looking to transform your interior from drab to fab? With the help on an experienced interior designer, you can give your home an entirely new feel and fresh atmosphere.

Finding an interior designer with an eye for detail and an understanding of space functionality can be a real challenge. That’s why we have read through our users’ feedback, and put together this list of the top three interior designers in Canberra.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

What Makes a Great Interior Designer?

Although everyone has their own ideas about style and design, it takes a true professional to make those ideas a reality.

Here are the traits we believe only the very best designers have. Keep a lookout for each of these characteristics and rest assured your home is in capable hands.

  • An eye for detail. The best interior designers have an incredible eye for detail. They know exactly what to look for and never cut corners or take nasty shortcuts to save a buck.
  • An innovative approach to design. When faced with a design problem, the best interior designers innovate.
  • A real understanding of functionality. It’s one thing for a room to look great – it’s another for it to function seamlessly. The best interior designers deliver on both fronts.
  • Unique suppliers. Interior designers have unique industry connections and suppliers, and can procure specialist pieces for your indoor space.
  • Reliable, friendly, and understanding. Like all service providers, the top interior designers are reliable, friendly, and understanding. They take your personal preferences into account, show up on time, and treat you and your home with the respect you deserve.

The Top Interior Designers in Canberra According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

After consulting our readers’ feedback, the following are our top picks for interior designers servicing the Canberra region.

Loft Studio Canberra

Loft Studio Canberra

At Loft Studio Canberra, the great interior is their passion. The Principal Interior Designer Kiara Shah believes a house becomes a home when it’s personalised. From discovering personal style to creating a lifestyle, she makes sure that the place isn’t just aesthetically pleasing but also a reflection of the people living in it.

With a passionate belief that great design can enhance lives and make a difference to those that use and engage with it, the Loft Studio Canberra’s process involves examining each project’s context in order to come up with Interior Design solutions.

Founded in 2018, Loft Studio Canberra has established a reputation for working with a diverse range of clients delivering quality residential and commercial interior design & decorating services.

Saltbox Interiors

Although based in Sydney, principal interior designer at Saltbox Interiors, Susan Svoboda regularly travels to Canberra. Dedicated to quality and timeless style, Saltbox offers comprehensive design services and furniture.

The experienced team at Saltbox Interiors believes in the power of chic design, practical functionality, and good old-fashioned customer service. That means, no cutting corners and a positive attitude at all times. With a following of loyal customers, as well as a strong band of industry professionals on their side, this award-nominated firm is one of the best in the business.

Journey Home Interior Design

Suggested by one of our commenters, Antolin, Journey Home Interior Design provides top-quality, classic, tasteful, and elegant design work.

Owner Nadine Neilson spent years refining her design skills in Madrid, Spain, and Brisbane, QLD. Today, she offers clients in the Canberra region a truly world-class design service.

Nadine focuses on creating timeless spaces that do not compromise on practicality and comfort. With a commitment to exceeding her clients’ expectations, she delivers a tailored service with attention to detail and a professional yet friendly attitude.

YOLK Design

YOLK Design comes highly recommended by commenter FoothillsOfMtMajura. YOLK is a Canberra-based design firm offering bespoke interior design to both residential and small commercial clients.

Passionate about good design, the innovative team at YOLK love to recycle, reuse, and reinvent the old, creating unique, personalised pieces. Committed to their customers’ timeframes and budgets, YOLK is a fantastic interior design firm that will deliver the best possible design outcomes for all.

Your Experience with Interior Designers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the designers listed above? Maybe you’ve worked with a different interior designer in Canberra?

Whether your experience was good or bad, feel free to let us know how it went. Share your feedback in the comments section below.

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7 Responses to The Best Interior Designers in Canberra
Bob Bob 11:13 am 08 Jan 18

I’ve used Lauren from LO Design studio before and she was great to deal with and gave me exactly what I was looking for. Very impressed

Antolin Antolin 5:30 pm 24 Jun 15
Kim F Kim F 9:04 pm 02 May 11

You could try Alex Kucharska,

Very creative and a lovely person to work with.

satyr satyr 1:07 pm 02 May 11

A relative of mine is a professional designer based in Sydney. She travels to Canberra fairly regularly. Her website is

I just wish I had the cash to get my house done 🙁

HerCanberra HerCanberra 7:51 am 01 May 11

Guys, noticed a typo on my last comment while submitting – can you please change ‘What’ to “That”! Sorry!

HerCanberra HerCanberra 7:49 am 01 May 11

What was to be my recommendation, too! She really knows her stuff, is great to deal with and doesn’t cost a fortune…

FoothillsOfMtMajura FoothillsOfMtMajura 8:21 pm 30 Apr 11

Highly recommend Nicola Smith, Yolk Design.

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