About Marylou

Marylou Sobel, one of Australia’s premier interior designers, is known for the exceptional service and the unique, one-of-a-kind interiors she creates for prominent clients around the country.

Marylou, an award winning full service designer, provides everything from space planning to project management. She customizes and personalizes her designs to fit each client’s lifestyle, saving them time, money and stress in the process.

Clients use words like “fantastic,” “outstanding,” “incredible style and taste,” “extremely talented,” and “a pleasure to work with” to describe her. She has designed four homes for a single client, and often works with different generations of the same family.

She is a past winner of the “Top 50 Rooms” honours by Australian House & Garden magazine, and other design awards, and her work has been featured in several publications, including the book “Interior Design Review” by Andrew Martin.

Marylou Sobel Interior Design has expanded to serve homeowners across Australia, designing their new homes as well as refurbishing their existing ones. In addition, the company is available for design projects such as offices and boutique hotels. The firm collaborates with some of the nation’s leading furniture and cabinet makers, painters, flooring specialists, architects, landscape architects, builders, artisans and other professionals.

Marylou’s experience growing up and working in South Africa, her mixed heritage, her extensive travels and her participation in worldwide industry trade shows have provided her with a unique understanding of and appreciation for the latest international design trends.
Her clients benefit from the project management, communication, organization and other skills she gained during her highly successful earlier career working for one of the world’s leading architecture and design firms.

“I’m passionate about seeing things come together from concept to creation,” says Marylou, who has more than 30 years of design experience “And I’m passionate about seeing people happy and exceeding their expectations at the end of the process.”

About Stephanie

What makes Stephanie Nadel’s success story so remarkable is that she has come so far, so fast.

Stephanie, the senior designer at Marylou Sobel Interior Design, has gained more experience, and handled more responsibilities in the past five years than many other design professionals take on in their careers.

Stephanie, a multi-talented full service professional, carried out a wide variety of commercial and residential design tasks while she was based in London. She worked for three prominent interior design firms, as well as on her own, and served clients around the world.

In the process, she helped complete within 12 weeks the design and installation of a penthouse suite on The World, the luxury residential yacht that circumnavigates the globe. Prior to this Stephanie lead the full refurbishment of a lavish, Grade II listed, five bedroom home in the Hampstead Garden suburbs in London.

During her five years in London, she worked with Gensler, the world’s largest collaborative design, planning and consulting firm; MoreySmith, a leading design and architecture studio, and Fiona Barratt Interiors, an award-winning luxury design firm.

Assisting with projects for those firms, launching her own residential practice, and interacting with vendors worldwide provided her with project management, creative problem solving, sourcing, technical and other skills that benefit her clients today.

Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree at the University of New South Wales.

While she is adept in several aspects of design, she’s particularly interested in the challenge of refurbishing existing spaces. “I enjoy the problem solving that’s involved with existing buildings,” she says. “Although it is always a privilege to design alongside a team to create new and innovative structures, I love creating meaningful design from older properties and taking inspiration from heritage details.”

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