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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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The fusion of trust and desire

A single vision, to enmesh art and design into the client’s daily lives. A concept, larger than life and a place for reveries where moments are mused away.   Working with Simon Ancher for pieces that twist and turn. A torched table resembling a guitar plectrum, a spinal wall sculpture and a vertical blackwood leaf form, allowing light to dance through the central void.   Maria Gigney’s metal, grid like…
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Welcome Claire Bramich

We are thrilled to welcome interior designer,  Claire Bramich to our team.   Claire specialises in commercial projects, after working for Crone Architects and Plus Architecture in Melbourne. Her recent residential and commercial design work with local team, Potter Projects, has been invaluable in understanding the Tasmanian industry.   Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Interior) from the University of Tasmania and was presented with the UTAS Interior…
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2019 Business Woman of the Year Award

Exciting news!!! It was an honour to win the 2019 Business Woman of the Year in the NAWIC Awards for Excellence, Hobart, Tasmania. A fabulous night held at MONA by NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction). Thank you to Sarah Mirowski and my Valentine interiors + design team of valued suppliers for their fantastic support. Thanks also to Optimus Building Surveyors for sponsoring the award.  Running a small business…
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