Lauren Li from Sisalla
Sisällä is about creating spaces for living, always with good vibes. We share a Scandinavian design philosophy of beautiful, authentic design, combined with a sophisticated use of colour and interesting mix of materials.
Sisällä is Lauren and Phil Li, a husband and wife team, with a studio based in South Yarra. We focus on creating a full interior design and styling service for residential projects.
TDC - Tell us about your Sisalla. What do you do?
At Sisällä we are all about creating spaces with a great atmosphere, they have to feel good as well as look beautiful and function seamlessly.
We are completely immersed in the interior design world, and love nothing more than to share our ideas and unique finds from near and far.
In the spirit of sharing, we offer studio sessions on various interior design topics. Held in our studio, which is more like a chic apartment than an office, we hope to inspire with our mix of local and international furniture pieces and artwork. Living in Melbourne is a great city for design, we love to share the local makers, artists and do-ers in our apartment. Our collection of our favorite things is shoppable on our website enabling to find all of the good stuff in one place!
TDC - What sets your studio apart?
Sisällä is approachable and we love to share! We share our knowledge to others in the design community and aim to nurture new talent. We also love sharing information about our projects, in the hope to open up good design to all and not just keep it a secret! We believe that design should be democratic, not snobby and elite.
TDC - What design ethos do you live by?
Design should make everyday moments feel good. At Sisällä we aim to create good vibes. The spaces we design have a great atmosphere and we also focus on making the interior design process enjoyable for our clients.
TDC - What's your favourite project you have designed and why?
Our favorite project is always the most recent. We have designed the interiors for a lovely family, which is almost complete and looking absolutely stunning. Since they lived in Asia over a number of years, we have integrated their love of Chinese antique pieces, mixed with European design for a space that truly reflects their story. We have got to know each member of the family well (even the dog) and it’s very rewarding seeing the pieces arrive and the space come together. It’s a great feeling for us when they tell us how much they all love being together at home.
TDC - What plans do you have for the future?
Sisällä is sharing even more in 2018! We are launching our apartment with accompanying online platform to share our design finds with everyone, not just our clients. We’re holding our studio sessions and already have bookings up to June, which is very exciting. We are also working on a Sisällä product range of small furniture pieces and cushions. We look forward to sharing with you!
View Sisalla events here.