Meet Fiona Parry-Jones of Von Haus...
I started my journey as a fine artist in Wales and travelled around the world to Australia where my background in colour and textiles led me into the world of interiors. I never imagined that I would be designing peoples homes for a living, and the favourite part of my job is stepping into peoples lives and helping them to express who they really are and aspire to be through the designs I create.
TDC - Tell us about you. What do you do?
In 2008 I launched my own brand Von Haus Design Studio where I now incorporate a range of colour, interior design and small build solutions to transform homes into creative and happy spaces.
TDC - What sets your studio apart?
My knowledge and passion for colour and textiles has been the foundation of my design studio. I like to delve into my client’s dreams and deliver tailored solutions that are carefully planned and executed with detail. We recently launched design, build and style packages for small spaces after finding a gap in the market for a one-stop shop to deliver bathrooms, laundries and other small projects that the big guys don’t like to touch. Watch this space!
TDC - What design ethos do you live by?
Colour and design are essential to how we live and in order for it to be done well; my job is to help clients imagine unique and creative ways to bring life and efficiency to their homes.
Team communication is a crucial element to the success of my business. Building rapport and trust with clients and trades ensures the delivery of a successful result, which we live by.
TDC - What's the favourite project you’ve worked on and why?
A Northcote home we designed a few years is one of my personal favourites. A colourful and artistic home that embraced the family’s needs and personality. We commissioned an artist to create a mural in the garden that incorporates the family name and the kids retreat was a have of creativity they could grow in over the years with a wall of art and personal projects to inspire them. It was a lot of fun.
TDC - What plans do you have for the future?
I would actually like to do more painting again. I gave up the paintbrushes once life and work got increasingly busy but would now like to bring this back into my life and make it another outlet for my design studio. I also have plans to publish a book on colour exploring the benefits it has on our home and how to break down the barriers people have with it.
Other than that I would love to design Kylie Minogue's house so Kylie call me if you read this!