A lick of paint is highly underrated and can transform your space instantly…
Taste the Rainbow
Choosing the right colour or even colour combination is not as easy as many may think. That’s where we are here to help. We will bring along our various paint swatches and fan decks to advise you on what will suit your home best. Whether you’re wanting to freshen your space up and change the look entirely, we can help. We won’t leave you with just a name of paint to go out and buy, but will email you a full paint schedule after our meeting to help you implement our selections with ease. We will also give you access to our phenomenal painter to do the job (to perfection) for you.
This little light of mine…
This little light of mine
Our Lighting Design Consultation services suit each client’s specific needs, requirements and taste. Many people under estimate the effect good lighting can have in your home or business. We do everything to reflect our client’s desires and translate those into a design that hits all the right notes.
Take a seat…
The right fit
Custom made furniture
Not such a fan of your run of the mill furniture in general retail stores? We can custom design and make your couch, armchairs, head-boards, ottomans… you name it, we can do it. Australian made with a 3-6 week turn around time and exceptional quality to boot… More often than not, these pieces are better value for money and more affordable than store bought… so, why wouldn’t you?
Brick and mortar
Time to expand
Renovation & Extension
Does your home just need a little bit of tweaking? Maybe a new kitchen or bathroom? Perhaps you and your family have outgrown your home but don’t want to move, and would rather renovate your existing property to suit your needs?
We are here to help! With our expert team of builders and trades, we can create a home that functions to your every whim and leaving you with fewer headaches by overseeing the entire process on your behalf. What’s not to love!?
From furnishings and material selections to interior architectural planning, we imbue each space with the owner’s unique style and personality. Brighten up your space with our decorative and functional spatial planning that meet the needs of each area.
A little bit goes a long way…
Making your house a home…
When your home is just needing those few little extra pieces to pull it all together creating a cohesive inviting space, then this service is for you.
From as little as re-configuring your existing furniture and homewares to give them a new lease on life, or hitting the shops to find those perfect final pieces, we are here to guide you and make your house a home.
Scrunch your toes…
Walking on air
Rugs Rugs Rugs
More people than not struggle to choose the correct rug for their space… whether it be by size, shape or colour. Selecting the right piece is money well spent and has a massive impact on a room. Not sure where to start or where to go? Never fear! We are here to help and guide you. With our extensive supplier lists, we can help you find the perfect piece to suit yours and your families needs.
A wood chuck chuck…
A wood chuck chuck
Custom made & designed cabinetry
We have the cream of the crop when it comes to trades, and when it comes to joinery and carpentry, we have The Man! Together, we will design and custom make cabinetry to suit your given space and needs.
Fun in the sun…
The great outdoors
We love helping you create the perfect Aussie summer space! Contact us today to get started on your outdoor areas that are needing that extra special touch.
Where imaginations run wild…
Don’t forget the rugrats
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Are you wanting to create a space where your child/children love to play and interact without causing chaos throughout your entire home? Let us help you create a space that they will love to play in, whether alone, or with friends. This will be their space where their creativity and imaginations can run wild.
Rolls-royce in soft furnishings…
Karate chop that cushion
Custom Made Cushions & Soft Furnishings as well as Re-Upholstering of existing pieces
Sometimes shop bought doesn’t do the trick, and that is where our custom design cushions and soft furnishings are the pick of the crop! Creating a unique space with one of a kind pieces. With a world of fabrics out there why not have something custom designed and made just for you? We also do re-upholstering of existing furniture items to give them a new lease on life… what can’t we do!?
A statement piece of art can really add that wow factor to any room in your home. Not so easy to choose the right piece though… give us a call and see how we can help you.
Werk Werk Werk…
Spaces that inspire
Office & Work Spaces
Why do office spaces tend to be the same boring and uninspiring places of work? We like to bend the envelope and create a work or office space that inspires it’s inhabitants as well as creating an inviting place for guests alike.
How do we work
01 / We want to know you
At Ivy + Finch, we love getting to know our clients and what makes them tick.
It’s all starts over a cup of tea (or coffee) and we get to know you and what your home is about. A home should be a place that is functional without feeling precious about things, and yet pleasing to the eye. Let us help you make your house a home.
02 / Understanding your thoughts
At our initial consultation (which is $320 includes GST, and takes anything between 1 and 3 hours) we will go through your home in detail, to ensure it reflects you and your family once we are done. Sometimes, this involves us moving around your existing furniture to give you the best layout or use of space with what you have in the mean time. We like to get involved from the very start!
03 / It’s in the design
What’s next? We will advise you of a design fee, based on the scale of your project. Once you accept, we get cracking. This fee involves us creating 3D scale floor plans, furniture layout, paint and design schedules, as well as mood boards curated just for you, as well as liaising with all our trades (or yours) should the project require it.
04 / Getting down to business
We have access to many trade only suppliers and offer you a percentage of our trade discount, to ensure you are getting the best price possible, without breaking the bank. More often than not, these savings in themselves cover your design fee (and more!). It’s a win win.
Once you have approved our concepts and signed off, over the coming weeks we will implement these ideas (all within your set budget of course!) and make the magic happen.
05 / The magic happens
Your home transformed
Most of our clients LOVE having a full “all at once” install. This means that we store everything on your behalf, at no additional cost, and once we have received everything, we load our van and deliver and install it for you (all whilst you duck out for a coffee or brekkie).
All is revealed a couple of hours later, and your house is now transformed into a beautiful home for you to enjoy.
06 / What do others have to say
Visit our testimonials page to see what our previous clients have to say….
With over 13 years industry experience, both in South Africa and here in Australia, our passion for the everyday home is where it all started. We specialise in creating homes that reflect you without sticking to any fads or trends. A timeless, functional, beautiful home is what everybody deserves. No project is too small or too big – so whether your budget is $500 or $500,000 we can help you!
A small close knit team that is run by husband and wife, Dale & Bron (and our two dogs). We can do anything from as little as styling to finish off your space perfectly, to a full decoration and design service – with custom furniture items etc, through to assisting you with the renovation of your home.
We believe that hiring an interior designer should not be a daunting and overwhelming task, but rather be easy and thoroughly enjoyable (and affordable).
Bron & Sophie are the designers and see to all of your design needs and sourcing, and Dale is the man behind the leading lady, that sees to the business side and finances (as well as is the muscles on install days!) our gorgeous boys, Diesel & Frankie, the French bulldogs, ensure that nobody else sleeps on the job….but them!
Together we’re a team to be reckoned with!
Sophie – Interior Designer
Diesel & Frankie – The actual bosses… so they think anyway!
Bron – Founder & Creative Director
Dale – Director of the serious stuff
01 / Roots
Born in Johannesburg
Both if us were born and bred in the city of gold, moved to Durban at 21 to surf in our lunch breaks.
02 / Relocation
Clicked our heels three times and landed in Oz
Moving to Australia was a big step for us having settled comfortably in the design world in Durban. Nothing like mixing up and starting a fresh!
03 / Hatched
Starting our own
Ivy + Finch was born! Having been in the industry for over 10 years, both in South Africa and here in Australia, our passion for the everyday home is where it all started. We specialise in creating homes that reflect you without sticking to any fads or trends. A timeless, functional, beautiful home is what everybody deserves.
04 / Full steam ahead
In our element
After 2 years of working on Ivy + Finch in the evenings and on weekends, along with a full time job (within the design industry), demand forced us to spread our wings and focus our attention purely on Ivy + Finch solely. This in turn has created even more growth than we could dream of, and needless to say, we are in our element, doing what we love…. helping people create the homes they have dreamed of!
05 / Living the Dream
Living the dream
Our little business is 4 years old and we couldn’t be prouder. We absolutely love what we do, and the fact that we get to do it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY is what dreams are truly made of!
Word on the street
01/ Penny & Paul
We engaged Bron and Dale last year to design a layout for two distinct areas of our home. One of the areas was our family room. Their brief was to completely revision the entire living space. They had to combine new wall colours, an old stairwell and new furniture. In consultation with us, the area was furnished with a large L-shaped comfy lounge suite, an ottoman, breakfast table and chairs,
lamps, and a new study nook. To increase the challenge of combining this together, one of us had a strong preference for visual aesthetics and beautiful things and the other craved
minimalism/understatement and modern comfort. Bron struck a perfect balance for us here, and both of us feel immensely happy in the space day in day out. Somehow the design appeals to both
of us and our deepest sensibilities.
The other area which they designed was a large open plan space upstairs. This area was far more of a challenge. The brief here was to create an appealing recreation and sleepover space that would age well as our kids negotiate their teenage years and beyond. We needed the space to draw people upstairs and make them want to stay there. As work progressed, we were both reassured things were heading in the right way when young people who visited to work on the project or teenage family members told us how awesome the emerging area was and how they would have loved to live there.
The whole project progressed very smoothly from the design stage to the end of the implementation. Throughout the entire process we found both Bron and Dale a delight to work with. They always responded to phone calls and emails in a timely manner and were able to resolve any issues that presented themselves along the way. Most importantly we always felt that they
listened to us and considered what all of us wanted. The cabinet maker that they used to create our study nook was a standout and the work he completed was exceptional.
Having lived in both new areas of our home for a while now, we can truly say that we love our new spaces. They are comfortable, colourful, functional and peaceful all at the same time.
We would recommend Bron and Dale to anyone who was ready to make some changes around their home.
02/ Vanessa & John
I recently was looking for an interior designer to help me bring my home to what i had always dreamt it to be. I came across Ivy + Finch on a website featuring interior design companies. After reading a few reviews i picked up the phone and called the number provided. Bron answered the phone and immediately i felt at ease with her.
I am a very creative person myself and was looking for someone that would work with my ideas, and not push their own style onto me. I wanted professional advice and an honest opinion so that i would achieve an outcome that was cohesive and flowed through my whole home. Bron did exactly that. She is talented, very professional and she is a lovely person to work with. I found the whole experience very exciting and enjoyable.
I was pleased that Bron would work around my budget. I found some interior design companies would set a minimum budget and they would not even look at you if you were below their set amount. Bron has a large network of talented trades and high end suppliers and she is very happy to pass on any discount she may obtain.
I would highly recommend Ivy + Finch to anyone looking for a professional designer to help them with any interior design projects. The out come will be nothing short of stunning.
A huge thanks to Bron for your amazing work.
03 / Jenny & Eric
In the process of renovating our home, I decided to look for an Interior Designer to assist with design ideas. Finding “Ivy & Finch” on the Oneflare website was like winning the lotto. From the moment Bron walked through our door I knew that we were in good hands. Her suggestions were just what we needed – a new lease of life on our uninspiring living rooms. Bron worked with us over a number of months. She was extremely helpful (and patient), answering every text/email query promptly and evening popping over to give advice. Her ideas for furniture, fabric, colours and cabinetry were spot on. A shopping day was also included in the service which provided us with opportunity to buy decorative items guided by Bron’s expertise. She made our renovating process easier and more enjoyable. Hiring Bron was the best decision we made throughout our entire renovation process. We love our new home and having a new friend. Thanks Bron!
04/ First time home owners
Victoria Point Residence
As first home buyers (of an established home) we knew we wanted to avoid making costly design mistakes that we would have to live with long term. We sought out Ivy & Finch on Houzz and we are pleased to say that the interior of our home (Hamptons style) is everything we asked for and more!
Ivy & Finch were engaged to select new flooring, wall paint colour throughout the home, to furnish and design the main lounge room and master bedroom and select an outdoor lounge suite for the patio.
From the first interaction with Bron right through to the project completion she listened to what we wanted and needed for the function and feel of our home. Ivy & Finch were available when we needed to discuss a design choice, were always attentive, pleasant and stayed within budget. Aside from having a beautiful home that feels elegant and relaxed simultaneously – what we gained from engaging Ivy & Finch is the confidence and educative knowledge to consistently decorate the rest of our home with a Hamptons aesthetic.
We highly recommend Ivy & Finch to family, friends and colleagues. Their connections with reputable and reliable tradespeople and industry leaders (not accessible to the public/retail) made all the difference in eliminating decision paralysis. From our experience, for big or small projects (we initially engaged Bron to simply select the floors) Ivy & Finch are worth every cent.
05/ Icing on the cake
Alexandra Hills Residence
I was referred to Bron at Ivy + finch by a friend – what a find!! After laying new floors, painting inside and purchasing new furniture I was at a loss as how to add the ‘finishing touches’. Bron is a whiz! She took me shopping and helped me choose rugs, cushions, lighting and even a few pieces of artwork for my rooms. I am ecstatic!! The icing on the cake was the overall price. Bron managed to secure prices even lower than normal retail for most of my purchases. I can highly recommend Ivy and Finch for any of your design and décor needs and I will definitely be using them again in the future.
Still not convinced??….
06/ Woolstore apartment
Bron was an absolute lifesaver when i needed to rejuvenate and furnish my new place earlier this year- she did an amazing job on a strict timeline and limited budget. Bron understood my taste immediately and met the brief perfectly. I can highly recommend Ivy and Finch!!
07/ A touch of Africa in Aus
Bron is professional, an excellent communicator and has a personable demeanour. She has transformed our house. She fully understood our vision right from the very start and exposed us to a variety of furniture and accessory pieces ranging from top quality high end to reliable and reasonably priced items! She works astutely with your budget to bring out the best in your home. We never felt pressured and Bron respectfully incorporated items we chose without her. The process was very much so of a team effort rather than a sole individual’s vision. Our expectations were met far and beyond our imagination! Coming home is such a treat now and the warmth it provides is unbelievable. I hope this review helps and that you allow her to do what she does best and transform your space!!
08/ The bach pad
Having reached out to Bron (through her superstar hubbie, Dale), she was nothing but super helpful throughout the entire process. I am definitely NOT very creative – so she really took the reins from assessment / scoping my place all the way through to the final instalment.
All of which, by the way, only took 3 weeks in total. AMAZING!!!!
Love the style, love the attention to detail Bron. Thanks again!!!!
09/ Inner city living
Fortitude Valley Residence
We were at a complete loss moving from a rural lifestyle with rural furniture into a contemporary city apartment. Not only did Bronwyn give some great ideas to add a contemporary touch, help with colour selection and solve our storage solutions, she was able to provide an idea about trades and also offered to project manage at a very affordable price. Bronwyn courageously was happy to get her hands dirty and helped with the placement of our furniture to ensure that we highlighted our wow features and created a lovely liveable space that married our furniture with the contemporary look we were after. I would highly recommend Bronwyn for her straight talking advice that assisted us to move forward.
We want to hear from you
Get in touch to see how we can best help you transform your house into the beautiful home you so deserve.