“To us, good interior design delivers an emotional experience. Great interior design personalizes it.
Chasing an emotional connection was what led us to Louise. We got an initial sense of who Louise is as a designer from the language in her website, but the website only gave a hint of her true talent. Over the ensuing 12 months, Louise took us through a magical journey that made us understand our own emotional story better and delivered it in spades.
Undaunted by 270 degree views of Manly village and beach, Louise’s designs matched this natural beauty and delivered something equally seductive. What eventuated was a modern and sophisticated space that balanced serenity with Manly vibrancy and became a true reflection of us and our lifestyle.
Louise’s management of the whole project was seemingly effortless and testament to its success is that we’re now firm friends.”
- Wayne + Stella, Manly
“What a pleasure it has been to work with Louise on two of our homes, firstly a small terrace, and then on a much larger family home. Louise understood our desire to live in a home that is stylish and elegant, but practical and liveable for a young family.
I love the way Louise respected the ‘old bones’ of the house while simultaneously bringing in a youthful look. Our friends who visit often comment how peaceful and calm our home is. I attribute this to Louise’s choice of paint colours and big, bold and beautiful lights.
I am so pleased that our treasured pieces collected from travels overseas look as though they were made for their new house!”
- Amanda, Centennial Park & Paddington
"Louise has renewed and refreshed the interiors of 4 successive homes for us, with outstanding results every time. She has an exceptional knack for listening to and interpreting our thoughts and ideas and elevating them to a whole new level. She balances an immense creativity with great practicality and pulls everything together with the most extraordinary project management skills. Lots of designers can design but few can pull off the implementation the way that Louise does. We always felt we were in the safest hands. Most importantly, we have LOVED living in the spaces that Louise created for us - the quality, colours, visuals and textures all combine in a way that absolutely suited our stage of life, which inevitably changes over the years. We can't wait for the next opportunity to work with Louise - it's always such a pleasure.”
- Sean, Pott's Point
“Louise had the wonderful ability to interpret my taste in design, style and finish before I'd begun to understand it myself. What was complex and overwhelming to me, was made simple and accessible through her easy manner, thoughtful approach and talent. She designed our kitchen, study, bathrooms, bedrooms and living spaces; helped me with furniture, flooring, soft furnishing and artwork; and reduced thousands of design and decorating decisions into a process I could make sense of. We continue to receive compliments about how beautiful our Federation home is and how it is sympathetic to its time, yet modern in its feel and function. Louise was an integral part of this, and of creating a home that is a joy to live in.”
- Penny, Killara
“From the very first time I made contact with Louise I have not only found her professional in all ways, but extremely inspiring in making our home even more pleasurable to live in. I have used Interior Decorators in the past however they have not had the same level of service and commitment Louise provides.
Louise has an elegant sophisticated style that she has blended into our home taking young children into consideration. There were certainly some selections that I could not envisage and totally trusted Louise’s professional judgment and the end result was spot on!
Due to Louise’s high profile within the industry her relationship with her suppliers certainly does flow through the entire process. In one instance we had an unexpected photography shoot in our home and Louise was able to have our furniture delivery bought forward and a rug borrowed for the shoot in a matter of a few phone calls.
I certainly do believe using an Interior Decorator does in actual fact save you time and money with a WOW factor of an end result. When I have undertaken decorating or purchasing key pieces myself, I find they just don’t quite hit the spot and then over time you want to do it over again, where Louise with her objective and educated view can source items to achieve the right design first time.
It is also on this note that I would certainly enlist Louise on any future renovations working alongside an Architect to contribute to the overall planning and design of the project in a detailed and practical means. It is such an opportune time to be enlisting Louise to capitalise on your renovation to avoid regrets after completion.
I would certainly recommend Louise Swan Interior Design for any interior job no matter how small or large.”
- Kathryn, Artarmon
“Thank you for the fabulous design work that you completed last year on our apartment. You designed a floor plan that maximised every square metre and actually enlarged our apartment by at least 25%. In addition, your choice of colours and fabrics were without flaw. We found you proactive, pleasant and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and could not imagine working with anyone else on future houses. We would recommend your work without hesitation to anyone needing design work, from a simple few pieces to an entire makeover. You should feel free to have future clients contact us."
- Les, Stanmore
“Louise, thank you for all the time and thought you put into creating a beautiful home for our family. We love it!"
- Jackson Family, East Lindfield