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A classic contemporary twist

Respect and understanding the original era of a home is crucial when designing any interior space.   Our classic contemporary kitchen pays homage to the mid-century style, with warm timber tones and feature shelving. Views have been maximised allowing the merging of the interior and exterior.   Detail is refined, all components have been carefully crafted and there is a seamless flow throughout the space resulting in a timeless design….
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Imagine seeing the world through an unfocused lens. Now try to find a door when it looks no different to the wall.

Imagine seeing the world through an unfocused lens.  Now try to find a door when it looks no different to the wall. If we are to dismantle space and then reassemble it, must we as designers embrace our responsibility to establish inclusivity for all that will pass through it? Let’s pose the question to ourselves and our industry; are we designing for all or are we passively bypassing regulations because…
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The Tasmanian Tuxedo article

Check out The Tasmanian Tuxedo for their latest article. The story so far of Valentine interiors + design and of Jane, the driving force behind the name, the success and the hundreds of compelling interiors to date. We are honoured to be part of their unique take on the stories of everyday Tasmanians doing just a little bit more than the everyday. Creativity runs in Jane Valentine’s blood. Growing up…
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International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, we celebrate the ‘hero’ in Jane’s life. The woman she admired, the mum she loved and the artist who was an incredible inspiration on her life and business.   Lynne Andrews suddenly passed away before Christmas and we were all deeply saddened. At Valentine interiors + design we celebrate her everyday. Our studio is always filled with Lynne’s artwork, along with copies of her book Antarctic…
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Design Institute of Australia

The theme: A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Jane Valentine was honoured to be asked to contribute her thoughts in a written piece for the Design Institute of Australia as part of International Women’s Day.   ‘When women are involved in decision-making, in research, in knowledge production, women do not get forgotten.’…
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Integration with architecture

Merging the external landscape with an interior can be challenging while enriching.   Ferny undergrowth, bracken and charred trees weave their way through our furniture, integrating the architecture of this Fern Tree home.   Spotted Gum highlights are enhanced with texture and form, creating a stillness and sophistication that envelops the home.   Interior Design / Valentine Interiors Architecture / Gregory Eade Photography / Loic Le Guilly      …
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ILLUMINATE 3D gallery

‘ILLUMINATE means to brighten or light up.’   The concept of the Civic ILLUMINATE 3D gallery was a collaboration between Valentine interiors + design and Stream Art Design.   ILLUMINATE is an online, 3D, interactive exhibition that was developed in the midst of COVID-19, when art galleries had to close. This monochromatic exhibition showcases portraits of the Civic family, engaged in their favourite activity. Civic is a not-for-profit organisation who…
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When did we stop collaborating? Or did we ever start?

The art, design, and construction industry encompass a group of experts who have the knowledge and expertise to construct compelling spaces that elevate the user’s experience. But how effective are we without an agile and collaborative approach from the initial design concept? At what point did we establish an individual ‘expert’ rather than an integration of informed opinions? Are we in danger of design becoming a damaged parcel, passed from…
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Join our interior design team

Join Us   Valentine interiors + design are looking for an interior designer to join us in our Hobart studio.   About you / • Bachelors degree or equivalent • Proficiency with ArchiCAD or Vectorworks is desirable • Demonstrated experience in Adobe Creative Suite • Minimum 12 months in a client facing design industry role   About the job / • Designing / documenting residential + commercial interiors • Listening…
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Robust character and refined eccentricity

Rusted gates, earthy stone, intriguing artefacts and a touch of the extraordinary. It could only be Clemens Hill Vineyard. Our concept began with the iconic rusted gates, before weaving its way through each element of the quirky and artistic home. Its robust character and refined eccentricity captured by renowned designers and local craftspeople; Christopher Boots, Lindsey Wherrett and Interia. What began as a brief for a white bathroom became a celebration…
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