Meet Carmel Gibson from Carmel Interior Design - Designer Profile, April 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016

Carmel Gibson has often been described by her clients as being like a chameleon, with an innate ability to interpret and integrate their personality into the various interior design concepts she creates.

Carmel believes in providing her clients with "old fashioned" personalised service, ushering them through the entire decoration experience. Whether it is from the ground breaking moment of building a new residence to renovation or refurbishment, Carmel always concentrates on connecting with her clients' needs.

Recently we met with Carmel and discussed her business and interior design expertise. 

Introducing Carmel Interior Design

Tell us about yourself and your business.

"I started some 30 years ago working at the then well-known, Mackie's Department Store in Newcastle, NSW. At the time, the store was highly regarded as an exclusive source of quality furniture, carpets and soft furnishings" said Carmel.

"During my years at Mackie's I learned the basics in all aspects of interior design directly from the professionals. I was inspired to extend my knowledge and undertake formal study. I soon achieved professional qualifications and earned recognition as a Member of the Design Institute of Interior Design."

In 2001, Carmel opened her own interiors business with a boutique-consulting studio now at Wallsend, showcasing unique fabrics, furnishings and contemporary wallpapers. 

In the 15 years since establishing CarMel Interior Design, word-of mouth referral has generated a loyal clientele in the corporate, commercial and residential sectors.

Carmel's role is diverse; from a project manager donning a hard hat onsite, to escorting clients to Sydney or Melbourne sourcing exotic or designer furniture through her many exclusive connections.


What are the benefits of using an Interior Designer? 

Carmel is keen to dispel the often evident myth that engagement of an interior designer is expensive. Carmel explains "by applying my experience and expertise I can quiet often save costly choices that may otherwise be made." 

"I can recognise ways to provide more equitable alternatives to design ideas. By utilising a professional designer, the client gains access to a wider, up-to the minute range of available alternatives. At times, the customer may be able to find the products themselves, but many leading suppliers will not deal with non-commercial or individual clients."

What are the benefits of partnering with BQ Design to manufacture soft furnishings?

Carmel prides herself on the magnificent custom home furnishings she designs and provides to her clients to include: curtains, bedspreads, roman blinds, upholstered bedheads, pelmets and wall panels just to name a few. Over the past 25 years, Carmel has established a wonderful working relationship with BQ Design, receiving support with quoting and manufacturing of wonderful soft furnishings for her clients.


Follow the links to find out more about Carmel and CarMel Interior Design:

Studio Address: 

Loft Studio, 6 Bean Street, Wallsend NSW  2287 

Phone: 0419 254 008 or 02 4955 0500




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