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  • H&G Top 50 Rooms Win

    06 Nov 2019

    We were really thrilled to win an award in the House & Garden Top 50 rooms in 2019.

    ‘’With its soaring ceiling and vast walls of glass, this living room is at one with its rural Victorian location. The owners asked Doherty Design Studio and Detail 9 Architects to design a contemporary country retreat that was low maintenance and had a sense of calm. The tapered fireplace and pitched ceiling frame the view, while the textured furnishings and fittings around the fireplace ensure cosiness when the temperature drops.’’

  • Shortlisted in The Design Files Awards

    22 Jul 2019

    We are excited to announce that our St Kilda Residence and Thornton Residence have been shortlisted in The Design Files inaugural awards.

    The winner will be announced 19 September in Melbourne. Fingers crossed!

    Image: Thornton Residence - photographed by Derek Swalwell

  • Judging the 2019 Dulux Awards

    13 May 2019

    Mardi, alongside Rosa Coy, director of Coy Yiontis Architects; Simon Farrell-Green, editor of HOME magazine in New Zealand; Matt Gibson, director of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design; and Carole Whiting, director of Carole Whiting Interiors + Design, were selected as judges for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards.

    The latest edition of Dulux Colour Awards marks the 33rd year of recognising architects and interior designers for their creative use of colour in projects.

    "It was a wonderful process to be a part of and great to see the breadth of quality design we have in Australia," said Mardi, director of Doherty Design Studio.

    Visit the Dulux website to see the full list of winners and commendations. 


  • IDEA Editors Award Winners

    26 Nov 2018

    We are thrilled to have won the Editors Award at the 2018 IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards) for 'continually producing a strong body of work, with excellent design and attention to detail'. 

    Thank you to our wonderful team, our clients, collaborators, builders and suppliers we work with. Thank you also to Niche Media for the award and for a wonderful celebratory evening. 


  • Vogue Living Women of Excellence

    12 Nov 2018

    Vogue Living is honouring Melbourne’s creative stars in the second edition of their Women of Excellence dinner series, in partnership with BMW.  

    Mardi has been asked to speak, alongside Clare Cousins of Clare Cousins Architecture, Iva Foschia of IF Architecture and photographer Sharyn Cairns.  

    Vogue Living editor Rebecca Caratti will lead a round-table dialogue with the quartet on how they started in their respective careers, what it takes to climb to the top of their professions, and the collaborations and design innovations that inspire them to drive change for a better world.

    Please join us! 

    Event - 6.30pm 20 February 2019

    Location - Melbourne Flower Merchant, 2/555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Purchase tickets here 

  • DDS Shortlisted in the 2018 IDEA Awards

    23 Aug 2018

    We are still on a high after finding out our Beechworth, Kew and Elwood residences have been shortlisted in the 2018 IDEA Awards.

    To top it all off we have been shortlisted for Interior Designer of the Year!!

    Winners will be announced in November and we can't wait! ⠀

  • Beechworth Residence Shortlisted for AIDA and Dulux Awards

    12 Apr 2018

    We are very excited that our Beechworth Residence has been shortlisted in the Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Residential Decoration Category and is also a finalist in the Dulux Colour Awards. 

    We have been shortlisted alongside some of the best in the Australian design industry and we can't wait for the result. 

    AIDA Awards will be announced on May 25 and the Dulux Awards will be announced on May 10. 



  • Modernism Week in Palm Springs

    12 Feb 2018

    Mardi is currently in Palm Springs, California for Modernism week (15 - 25 February) an annual event that celebrates mid-century Architecture, Interior Design and culture.

    Please follow Mardi on our Doherty Design Studio Instagram for regular updates. 

  • Merry Christmas

    22 Dec 2017

    Thank you to all our wonderful clients and suppliers for a great 2017. 

    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and relaxing break with family and friends.

    Our office will be closed from Friday 22 December to Wednesday 10 January. 

    We look forward to working with everyone again next year. 

    Image: Salvador Dali’s home, Portlligat, Spain

  • Sponsoring INDEX 2017

    21 Nov 2017

    Doherty Design Studio are pleased to be a sponsor for INDEX 2017.

    INDEX is the RMIT University Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) graduate exhibition.

    The exhibition is seen as a celebration of the student’s time in the course, and offers a projection into the future directions of Interior Design theory & practice.

    It is a celebration and a forum about the interior that includes presentations, examinations and the public exhibition of work. 

    Find out more about INDEX 2017 

  • Shortlisted in the 2017 IDEA Awards

    22 Aug 2017

    We are excited to announce that our Brighton (pictured) and Fitzroy Residences have been shortlisted in the 2017 IDEA Awards.

    Our Brighton Residence has been nominated for both Residential Decoration and Residential Single and our Fitzroy Residence has been nominated for Residential Decoration.

    The awards and winners will be announced in November this year. Finger crossed!

    View the full shortlist for the 2017 IDEA Awards.

    Photography by Sean Fennessy

  • Australian Interior Design Awards Commendation

    14 Jun 2017

    We are super excited to have received two commendations at the Australian Interior Design Awards earlier this week. We received commendations in both the Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories.

    This image is from our Fitzroy residence, which we completed last year. Thanks to Inarc Architects, Marino Construction and the superb clients.

    Photography by Derek Swalwell, styling by Jess Lillico.

  • Dulux Colour Awards 2017

    10 Apr 2017

    Our Fitzroy residence has been shortlisted in the Single Residential Interior category for the Dulux Colour Awards 2017.

  • Australian Interior Design Awards 2017

    03 Apr 2017

    We have been shortlisted in three categories for the Australian Interior Design Awards! Our Fitzroy residence has been shortlisted for both Best Residential Decoration and Best Residential Design.

    Our Ivanhoe residence (pictured) has also been shortlisted for Best Residential Design. We look forward to hearing the winners announced in June!


  • Merry Christmas from Doherty Design Studio

    19 Dec 2016

    Doherty Design Studio wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays. We look forward to continuing our work with our wonderful clients, and starting some exciting projects in 2017!

  • Japan 2016 Architectural Tour

    10 Oct 2016

    Mardi has recently returned from a two week architectural tour in Japan, experiencing some of the best architecture and interiors Tokyo has to offer, including the featured Maison Koichiro Kimura. The 2016 Architectural tour was hosted by Steven Crafti.

  • Grazia & Co - Lunar Collection

    19 Sep 2016

    We have recently collaborated with Grazia & Co on a range of mirrors. Named the Lunar Mirrors, they are designed as purposeful artistic elements that act as sculptural statements as well as reflect natural light, add depth and luminosity to visually expand a space.



  • IDEA Awards 2016

    14 Sep 2016

    We have been shortlisted for two awards in the 2016 IDEA Award, Caulfield Residence - Single Residential Category, Hawthorn Residence - Interior Decoration Category. We look forward to hearing the winners announced in November.


  • The Elms - Brighton

    16 Jul 2016

    We are collaborating with Chan Architects on a boutique multi-res project in Brighton. We can't wait to see this project come to life in the next few months.

  • Reece Designer Looks Series with Jason Grant

    01 Jul 2016

    We have teamed up with interior stylist Jason Grant to produce his dream bathroom for the Reece Designer Looks Series. The bathroom concept was inspired by laid-back living and Bondi costal vibes.



  • Houses Awards 2016

    16 Jun 2016

    Our Vardo Hut has been shortlisted in the Outdoor Category for this years Houses Awards. Made for the Cubby Challange event at the 2015 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, the Vardo Hut helped raise funds for the not for profit organisation Kids Under Cover.

  • DIA Instagram Talk with Jardan & Hunting For George

    01 Jun 2016

    Mardi joined forces with Lucy Glade of Hunting For George and Tom Shaw of Jardan to talk all things Instagram at the DIA Dialogue AM talk last week. The team shared their knowledge and experience using social media for business development.



  • Mardi to Judge for the Australian Interior Design Awards

    15 Feb 2016

    Mardi is a judge in this years Australian Interior Design Awards. Good luck to all the participants, we can't wait to see the finalists announced later this year.

  • Dulux Colour Awards 2016

    01 Feb 2016

    We have two projects shortlisted in this years Dulux Colour Awards. We loved working on the Hawthorn Residence and The Refectory at Werribee Mansion, and have been so lucky to work with such trusting clients. Fingers crossed for the awards in April!