My mission is always to delight and make coming home the best part of your day.
Clients come to me when family needs change and their home doesn’t work in its current configuration. Décor is dated and maintenance is a problem.
Perhaps your plans are approved but you don’t know where to start. Or you didn’t use a designer in a prior renovation and experienced the stress of decision making, mistakes and unreliable trades. All whilst blowing budgets and timelines, vowing ‘never again’.
If you’re busy with work, staff, family and juggling a multitude of other responsibilities and want the job done right, then I’m your designer.
I partner exclusively with a talented team of trades and suppliers. They are incredibly important to the success of your project. Their passion, professionalism and dedication guarantees we can design and implement your picture perfect home with every detail covered, decision made and accurately costed.
I have always loved design, early memories of visiting art galleries and historic homes with my Gran as a child are still vivid. I will never forget the first truly amazing country home I visited with her.
The massive front door was opened revealing a grand entry with black and white marble floors and a huge timber staircase with carpet runner.
I knew I was somewhere special. There were deer heads on the wall, coat racks and gumboots, high ceilings and timber panelling. It was a little scary, but so grand and I loved it.
I began to think more about homes, the feelings they evoke, what they say about the people who live there. Being surrounded by history, stories and memories. I bought my first home in New Zealand at 17 and began the lifelong love affair.
I do what I do because I cannot imagine ever doing anything else. I’m about to start my 6th renovation project myself, the largest to date and it’s got timber panelling, a grand entry and arches! I can’t wait.
The positive feedback I receive from clients expresses a common theme.
They feel at home and at peace. They are proud to entertain and show off their home. They love hosting social events, parties and Christmas lunch.
It’s beautiful, things just work, the clutter is gone, the kitchen is perfect, family movie night is better than ever, they even sleep better. We thought of everything and we implemented everything.
Many of my projects result in ongoing relationships and repeat business from happy clients. This is the best feedback I can hope for!
I cannot rate Jodie highly enough. I chose her through the Houzz app and have not looked back. What a positive experience this was. She achieved everything we had asked for and more. She is an amazing communicator and also totally “gets” what your dream might be even if you can’t totally imagine it yourself!
We started with a project that involved creating an extra bedroom in an existing space and we had also asked for complete new furnishings for this home we had just purchased. We ended up expanding the project a bit and a bit more and what a great result we have.
Jodie’s vision for our home combined with her understanding of how we live resulted in a home that exceeded all expectations. She project managed at my request and sourced the builder and cabinetmaker for us. They all worked so well together resulting in the project being completed on time (actually 2 weeks ahead of schedule). There was always open communication between all of us and Jodie organised regular site meeting. It was seamless and drama free.
We went shopping with Jodie to choose furniture and she was always mindful of cost and practicality for us. Furniture was ordered and delivered on time and she had the house ready for us to move into including the linen on beds (beds made), artwork on walls, and decorations in place.
Jodie is a pleasure and delight to work with and I cannot wait to continue to work with her in the future for a new kitchen and outdoor design. I would also absolutely work with the builders and trades she recommends.
Thankyou Jodie for creating my wonderful family home.
Our project: complete renovation of our two storey 18yo 5 bedrooms, study, 6 bathrooms home into a modern contemporary Hampton styled home. Jodie was recommended to us by a close friend and she far exceeded all our expectations.
Jodie is an absolute delight to deal with - her high level of professionalism is reflected in all areas. She is very easy & pleasant to communicate with. For over one year, we were in constant (pretty much daily) communication with Jodie in the planning stage. No details were left uncovered and the result is a near 100 page fully detailed plan. These were completed within our planned time period.
Jodie helped us realized our dream home by actively matching & improvising our needs & desires from the way we live in the old home to a new sophisticated stylish modern living. Many designers design “their” house. Jodie designed “our” house - the way “we” live while maintaining design principles and theme throughout. A remarkable feat indeed.
Our project started on 9 July 2018 and finished on 26 Oct 2018 when we were handed the keys back for our house - one week of delay due to the torrential rain around mid-Oct. Jodie worked well & closely with our builder and our home was completed pretty much on time with a high level of quality. The high standard is maintained throughout and quality service has continued even on post completion where the usual minor adjustments/details are required.
We highly recommend Jodie to anyone contemplating renovation - big or small. Thank you Jodie. In the end, not only did we gain a new home but a valuable friend.
Jodie Carter is a true professional, but so easy to work with, adaptable and really listens to what you, the client wants when designing the interiors of your home.
Whether you have definite ideas on design or need complete guidance, Jodie will be as involved as needed. She works within specified budgets and still achieves a quality finish.
Jodie will make sure your home flows with a theme and colour palette that still suits you and the way you and your family live.
We've worked with Jodie twice now, once on a 4 bdrm Penthouse apartment, built from scratch, which was ultra modern, styled to New York Penthouse, and most recently, a complete renovation of the interiors of a 2 storey, 4bdrm + study Federation home, styled to Hollywood Regency.
Both times Jodie led the design direction, but was open to our input, as after all, we were to be living in these homes.
We couldn't have been happier with the outcome of both projects and highly recommend Jodie to anyone considering using an Interior Designer.
Jodie is AMAZING!! We bought a 3BR apartment in Bondi Beach and did a complete gut renovation from top to bottom. We just moved to Sydney and didn't know who to use as our builder/contractor or where to shop for furniture/fabric/materials/fixtures/fittings/appliances.
So, she arranged everything and went with us to pick out all the items we needed. She was open and receptive to our design ideas and was great at suggesting alternatives in a professional and pleasant way. Jodie managed the entire project from start to finish and was constantly on top of things.
She was always on time and her communication skills are truly incredible.
Jodie is an outstanding designer and a remarkable person. You'd be crazy not to hire her!!!
I had just moved into a new house in a brand new area and needed to get my head around what the aesthetic should be. I knew I wanted to put my own mark on the property but not having any contacts in the area, I asked around. Jodie's name was quickly mentioned several times - so I gave her a call to start the ball rolling.
I was instantly impressed by Jodies warm approach, as she took the time to understand me, my likes and dislikes and ideas I had in mind for the property. Jodie came up with some beautiful designs & styling which quickly elevated the final results.
From a business perspective I was very impressed at how responsive she was, answering all emails and calls very promptly. Once we narrowed down the choices, the top 2 or 3 were then summarised into a spreadsheet, which meant I knew every detail about the selections at a glance. Colour, dimensions, cost and delivery dates were all clearly outlined making it very easy to keep track everything. Brilliant for our busy lifestyles. Furthermore, I was impressed by her generous business model of passing on trade prices for all the furniture, artwork, rugs and decorator items you purchase as part of the project. Double bonus ! as this helps to stick to your budget easily.
So far we've completed stage 1 of our project and I have no hesitation in hiring Jodie and her team again to move forward with stage 2.
Jodie's ability to transform a room is extraordinary. After 18 years and 2 kids our house was looking a bit worn out and dated, but since Jodie became involved it has been refreshed, revitalised and modernised.
She is a pleasure to work with, listens to your needs and wants, and works with your budget. She pushes you out of your comfort zone if required which is a good thing! I wish I had known years ago of the advantages of using an interior designer; they have access to furniture that is not normally available to the public and hence with a more unique look/vibe than what is available in stores open to the public.
I also believe purchasing with or through her made significant cost savings due to the discounts she can get as a designer.
I highly recommend her and am in fact looking forward to the next project we will tackle with her! Can't recommend her highly enough.
Jodie has been a pleasure to work with. She has assisted us with a couple of projects. Initially assisting with selections and design at the architectural planning stage of a modern Hamptons inspired new build. She worked with us on everything from design layouts, bathroom selections, kitchen cabinetry, floor coverings and paint colours.
Then secondly she assisted us in selecting and installing a whole new house with coastal/ hamptons inspired furniture and decor. She was able to balance our love of hamptons within a modern house.
Jodie is personable and thorough and is happy to try and try again to make sure she finds something you really like.
Thank you Jodie for everything you have done to give us a house we love and are proud of!
I bought a brand-new city apartment from developer in end of 2018. I want to decorate it with the style of elegancy, but homey, and within my budget. I had contacted a number of designers from Houzz as well as from friends' recommendations.
I spent a lot of time interviewing them and hearing their suggestions. Eventually, I had chosen Jodie. The project took about 10 months from design to completion with a budget about A$250k. As I am overseas in Hong Kong, I have to rely on Jodie to do all the minor details of everything for me.
Apart from controlling the budget, I have given her almost a free hand from design to completion. When I saw the decorated apartment, it was exactly how I envisioned and better.
We had a lot of communications at all stages of the project, which I think is a very important factor of success in this project.
I would recommend Jodie to all her prospective clients as I am so fortunate to have her in designing, supervising and selecting accessories for the apartment.
We chose Jodie after an extensive search for a designer. Pre-project consultations including design & budgeting were in depth, informative & precise.
During our full internal house renovation, we found Jodie’s work ethic to be very professional. Weekly meetings on site kept us up to date. Jodie was collaborative in her approach with nothing being a problem.
There were no surprises with the project coming in on budget & time (early).
Jodie’s bubbly personality, personal approach & knowledge helped us bridge the gap when consulting with Quay Building Australia.
The quality of work was excellent. We have no hesitation highly recommending Jodie where we have offered our house for inspection to future clients.
We found Jodie Carter to be the ultimate designer. She redecorated our entire home during a difficult period of our lives.
We needed a new direction, focus and positive outcome. Jodie was a very warm, caring and generous person.
She provided wonderful creative and up to date design ideas, and she was always willing to incorporate our viewpoint.
Jodie captured our style perfectly. She weaved in beautifully our old must have items with the new environment. She consistently went above and beyond in meeting our needs, and she worked well within our budgetary requirements.
Jodie also has a good network of top quality professional tradespeople at her disposal. She managed and coordinated the redecorating process making it seamless and hassle free.
Our house makeover is sublime.
We highly recommend Jodie and will continue to work with her as the need arises. We love our redecorated home. The result is beautiful, a most positive experience.
Peita Kallinikos studied at Billy Blue College of Design to receive her Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. She joined the JCD team in June 2020 as our Intermediate Interior Designer.
Peita is always busy developing our project’s drawing sets and designing everlasting, functional and beautiful homes for our clients.
Monica Browne is our Project Manager for JCD. Her extensive experience in property portfolios and property management ensures our projects are kept on track.
Strong attention to detail and organisational skills are imperative as we all rely on her expertise to keep everyone up to date and follow up all the loose ends.