INTERIOR STYLING: "Carmen is fabulous and has helped me transform my house room by room with suggestions on colour, texture and design - helping to bring the transformation I so desperately couldn't achieve on my own. Her unique talent is being able to achieve that balance of both great style and function (as a family home with two small children, that still needs to be 'liveable'!). She is collaborative and easy/great to work with and I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing help with interior design." Zaina, Randwick
COLOUR CONSULTING: "We purchased a house in St Ives in original 1960's condition and we decided to strip off the existing (highly patterned) walls and flooring before we moved in.
I immediately sent some pictures to Carmen of the kind of styles I like. Using these and her own immaculate taste, Carmen recommended a couple of colour schemes to think about.
Once we had access to the property, Carmen came for a walk-through with paint charts and we planned the room colours including ceilings, trim, doors, window-frames, feature walls. She also helped advise on carpet and floor stain as well as external colours for the front door, porch and facia. We were simultaneously designing our kitchen and Carmen was able to visualise with us and make sure everything tied together.
Within a week the painters were on site with clear instructions and the place was transformed into a gorgeous, warm yet fresh family home.
Carmen has an amazing knack for choosing just the right tone, shade and colour for a space. Her process is organised and efficient and she makes everyone feel very comfortable. Carmen knows how to engage all parties and work together for a great result. I highly recommend Carmen and will certainly use her services again when we get around to renovating our bathrooms!" (Athene, St Ives)
INTERIOR STYLING PROJECT: "Having recently moved into a renovated two bedroom art-deco apartment with nothing more than a coffee table, I realised I needed some help! Carmen's eye for what would match and compliment my starting pieces was unparalleled. Working with me, Carmen was simply brilliant and as for the end result what can I say other than if you want your home to have the WOW factor then you need Carmen Parker Styling! I made what turned out to be a very wise decision when I called Carmen, very wise indeed." Scott (Coogee)
INTERIOR STYLING & COLOUR ADVICE: "Carmen is the 'styling sage' I was looking for. I have been gradually updating my 2 bedroom apartment but had reached a point of too many ideas and no direction. My bedroom was up to its 3rd paint colour in 18 months!
Carmen listened, took the time to understand my style and then came back with great ideas. Ideas that were just for me. Her knowledge of colour, choosing that 'perfect piece' which makes a space your own, and her understanding of her clients' lifestyle are, in my view, faultless.
I will most definitely be using Carmen's services in the near future." Emma (Balgowlah)
INTERIOR STYLING PROJECT: "We had Carmen help us with furnishing and decorating our new home. We effectively started with a blank canvas and she was invaluable with helping us understand what we wanted to achieve for each of our bedrooms and living areas. Her services ranged from developing a style / colour palette for each area, sourcing fabrics and materials, selecting designs for various rugs, making recommendations for hard furnishings and other decorative pieces.
Carmen provided us with useful advice with co-ordinating colours between rooms and to ensure the décor matched the style of the house. Her advice was tailored to our tastes and considered the practicalities of everyday life e.g. wear and tear of materials, ease of cleaning where kids play, etc.
Carmen was highly professional and remained on top of the project. Throughout the project, she was timely with responding to our questions, kept us informed of our progress and provided us with choices based on our budget and briefing. We were very happy with the end result and would highly recommend her to anyone considering a major interior decorating project." Peng (Bondi)
COLOUR CONSULTING: "We have just completed the painting of our home and we couldn't be happier. Carmen was very receptive to our ideas while imparting her own knowledge and colour skills to create something that represented style as well as reflecting our own individual personalities.
We would highly recommend Carmen. She is professional and flexible. While we were slightly anxious about the end result initially, we are so happy with how the house looks and feels, it is like a brand new place. Thanks Carmen, it was money well spent and we just love our green door and green bathroom!" Jane (Tamarama)
COLOUR CONSULTING: "We employed Carmen to help us decide what colours to paint the outside of our 1920s Californian Bungalow, and, boy, was she helpful! Carmen helped us come to a decision that made us both happy, was within our budget, and put us in touch with terrific tradespeople. Without Carmen Parker's styling, I don't think we would have got the result we wanted. I'd not only use her again, but encourage anyone else who has to make a design decision on their home to speak to her first." Anna (Bronte)
INTERIOR STYLING PROJECT: "We used Carmen Parker Styling as I thought she had a good eye for design and that she used a pragmatic approach which was perfect for what we needed . We have children and Carmen understood exactly what we were after in terms of design. I would recommend Carmen Parker Styling to others looking for a good Interior Decorator." Madeleine (South Coogee)