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The Designers

MEL

Melissa Bonney | Director & Founder

Melissa is the Director and owner of The Design Hunter, where she continues to maintain a key role in all client projects, alongside managing the ever-expanding multi-faceted business.

Melissa brings 20 years of experience in renovation and design, customer and project management, business marketing, and the study of human behaviour.  The result is a multi-faceted and holistic approach to creating functional and beautifully livable homes for our clients.  She developed a passion for the design and building industry after five years living in New York.  Bringing with her a number of her own renovation experiences, and now an in-depth of knowledge working with clients in the Australian market, Melissa adds value at all levels of all projects undertaken by The Design Hunter team.

Full of smart ideas and clever solutions, she has a sharp eye for design and a penchant for detail. Her passion for a balance between function and aesthetic, her skills in client advocacy and customer service, and her continual search for the beautiful and unusual, creates an unparalleled experience for our clients.

Margo

Margo Reed | Head of Design Services

The Design Hunter’s Head of Design Services, Margo Reed, graduated with Distinction from her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Bond University, Queensland and went on to complete the prestigious Master of Design with Distinction at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy.

Her extensive portfolio includes high-end residential interior design, management of end to end design and build projects, including completing numerous projects in residential, hospitality and commercial design under her own name.

Margo’s genuine passion for decor, design and travel means her work echoes international trends with a strong and detailed focus on function and form.  Although driving innovative and creative solutions is paramount on all of her projects, client service remains at the heart of Margo’s approach.

Working closely alongside the Director on a daily basis, Margo has been the leader of The Design Hunter’s design services team since early 2014.  She has an open door policy and fosters a collaborative approach amongst the team to ensure our clients receive the most well rounded and resolved solutions possible for their projects.

LARISSA

Larissa Raywood | Designer

New Jersey born Designer, Larissa Raywood, graduated with Distinction in her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Interior Design from The School Of Visual Arts, New York City.

With her design career beginning in the commercial sector she worked on major educational projects in both her native NYC and throughout the Middle East, alongside a number of retail design projects.

Moving to Australia in 2009, Larissa made the move to the residential sector where she has successfully completed multiple projects ranging from decorating and styling, kitchen and bathroom design, right through to full scale renovations. With a number of small projects in the hospitality sector under her belt, Larissa has a breadth of experience and design expertise at her disposal.

Larissa joined The Design Hunter in early 2014 and quickly established herself as an integral member of our collaborative team.   With a clear passion for design detail and unique solutions, Larissa is equally well known for her love of handcrafted elements in her designs.  Her leading role in the ongoing execution of the TDH newsletter and social media platforms displays her multi-skilled approach to her profession.

CLAIR

Clair Harris | Designer

Clair joins The Design Hunter as a senior member of the design services team with an extensive background in high-end residential and commercial projects throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Design at Bournemouth University, London, Clair went on to successfully complete a large number of decorating and interior design projects across London’s high end residential sector.

Clair’s vibrant and positive approach is infectious and evident in her client-focused manner and across all of the work she produces.  A creative at her core, she has immersed herself in local design and leverages her global knowledge on all of her client projects.  Overseeing every aspect of the project for her clients from concept through to delivery, her unwavering attention to detail and clear communication are the keys to success.

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Kevin Nixon | Drafting

With a long career in Drafting behind him, Kevin now freelances drafting services to a number of Design and Architectural firms.  Kevin has been working with The Design Hunter team for a number of years now and brings a wide range of skills in architectural drafting and detail to our renovation design and design and build projects.

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