Established in 1999, Austin Design Associates is a small and dedicated team, passionate about design.

We specialize in space planning, designing and documenting joinery, custom fittings, and details. Our residential projects range from furnishing and small renovations through to the design and documentation of multi-unit developments and substantial residential commissions.

We enjoy pushing our design work to surpass our client’s expectations. We aim to connect with our clients to assist them in creating and defining their vision and personal style for their home. We engage with the notion of ‘emotional architecture’ where our clients can be delighted by interesting details, beautiful finishes and textures, pleasing proportions and thoughtful touches.

Fiona Austin Director

Fiona established Austin Design Associates twenty years ago. After completing her education in both fine art and design, she worked for several interior design magazines, including Home Beautiful, The Period Home Renovator, Belle and The Age Home section, while also practicing as an interior designer. Fiona’s previous experience includes working as an interior designer with the Stonehenge Group before establishing her own design practice. Fiona particularly enjoys the process of collaborating with her clients and with builders, cabinet makers, architects and building designers. Fiona also has a passion for 1950’s-60’s architecture –, particularly in Beaumaris. Fiona is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and has been a member since 1983.

Jo Johnston
Practice Manager


Lauren O’Brien
Interior Designer
Masters of Architecture


Lauri Uldrikis

Interior Designer
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)


Sylvanna Mitri
Interior Designer
Bachelor of Design


Georgina Oakley
Interior Designer
Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)


Dr Craig Austin
Design and Communication Consultant