This episode is proudly sponsored by Carpet Court Australia.
I’m building a house for the very first time, turning a knockdown into two beautiful homes in Melbourne. Our project is called The Bellfield Build. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @emilyosmond for snippets as the build unfolds!
We are thrilled to be partnering with Carpet Court, Australia’s largest flooring and blinds retailer, as the flooring supplier for our project.
In this episode, I’m speaking with Darren Palmer, who has been an ambassador for Carpet Court for 8 years, and who is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most renowned and influential interior designers.
Darren is a judge and presenter on the four time “Best Reality Program” Logie award winning show The Block.
He has regularly contributed articles to a selection of Australia’s premier home and lifestyle publications and he has released two books: Easy Luxury: An expert guide to creating your perfect home and Homespace: Changing the space you have into the home you love.
2017 saw Darren launch his own soft furnishing and interiors range Australia wide with department store MYER. In 2018 Darren teamed up with the Interior Design Institute to create his very own accredited online interior design course available worldwide along with launching his own tailored homes with G.J Gardner Homes.
In this episode, Darren opens up about what becoming one of Australia’s most influential interior designers has really involved, including how he got his start, what he has found most challenging during his career, and his biggest advice for others looking to succeed as an interior designer, and in business more broadly.