Interior Design


Interior Designer: Cate Barlow


Qualifications / Courses & Workshops attended:

- Diploma of Interior Design, Interior Design Institute, 2014-2017

- Anna Spiro Workshop, 2018



I love to work on improving interiors with the aim to make them into functional, unique and beautiful spaces. I recognise the importance of ensuring spaces reflect the lifestyle and personality of occupants, and that underlying the aesthetic of a space it is most important that it is convenient, practical, and generates a positive energy for those within. 

I value good relationships with clients so that they feel supported and enabled to make informed decisions about their homes or businesses, and that their vision is nurtured in the design. Where clients don't have a clear vision, I will be pleased to help guide them to develop concepts and curate ideas until a vision that they love is created. I view the process as a partnership between myself and my clients, where the role I take can be as small as adding ideas or reassurance to a clients existing ideas, or as big as developing an interior space from scratch.

Practicality and sentimentality are not lost in my process. I aim to avoid waste, be it financial or material, and will gladly incorporate existing treasures or inherited pieces into schemes in a coherent way. I have a strong appreciation for handmade, vintage, and antique pieces, and I am drawn to including them so that interiors have a unique personality, just like their occupants. It is also a far more environmentally friendly approach than buying new (particularly mass produced) items. 

Keeping costs as low as possible whilst still delivering a quality result is also a priority for me, and I think for many of us. I am happy to consider lower cost options (including some vintage, antique, preloved, remnant or overstock pieces) for some aspects of a design so that other very special elements, such as a much loved high end textile or wallpaper, can be incorporated. 

I am located West of Corowa, NSW, and as part of Textile & Twig I am available for Residential or Commercial Interior Design and Decoration projects in the South Eastern Riverina, North East Victoria, and beyond. 


General Interior Design Service Fees:

The initial discussion - Free of charge. This is usually done by phone, and is to discuss the scope and plan for the project & to clarify fees. There will be no obligation to proceed after this point if you feel I am not the right fit for your project. 

General Interior Design Service - $75 / hour. This work includes everything from design advice, design creation, design components sourcing, specification & supply, to project management & installation. 

Travel costs - 50c / km. Travel costs apply for site visits outside the general Corowa / Mulwala (NSW) districts.

Please note, If you would like just one consultation on site in total, or initially before committing to further engagement, I would aim & get as much achieved as possible in this visit within the time allocated. This would be charged at the same rate - $75/hr and you may like to elect a time frame prior so that you are able to cap your costs. 

General Interior Design fee's and travel expenses will be invoiced in parts as the process takes place so that you are paying as you go.


Pre-Paid Packages:

Cap your costs for small jobs or dilemmas by purchasing the package of your choice below, and begin the process by emailing me outlining your question, problem, or details of the space. I will respond with advice and imagery. Once I have imparted my advice & suggestions or provided a mood board, clarification can be sought if required, however new advice or mood boards will require a new service to be purchased. 

There are two pre-paid options: design advice & a mood board.

Design advice - $100 flat rate per question or problem. This service is offered by email or phone communication. Simply email me with your question or problem, including photos for the best results, & I will be back in touch with my advice & supporting images.

Buy Design Advice here

Mood Board - $300 per room. This service is offered by email using imagery on an electronic document. It does not include samples in the post, but will include image credits & product sources where available.

Buy Mood Board here

If you have a specific job in mind that does not fit with the above packages & you would prefer a set rate rather than an hourly rate, please touch base with me by email & we can work that through together.