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DECEMBER 2016

HEAR FROM AWARD-WINNING INTERIOR DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF YELLOWTRACE DANA TOMIĆ HUGHES, DIRECTOR AT SJB INTERIORS KIRSTEN STANISICH, AND CO-DIRECTORS OF AMBER ROAD KATY SVALBE AND YASMINE GHONIEMTIME FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE.

KIRSTEN STANISICH

Kirsten was instrumental in establishing SJB Interiors in Sydney and was appointed a director in 2005. Kirsten has a passion for new and original design that pushes the industry further, and is the immediate past NSW president of the Design Institute of Australia. Kirsten has been Juror for many awards including The Australian Interior Design awards, Woman in Construction, The Best Designer Awards New Zealand. She is currently on the Advisory panel for the UNSW Built Environment.

KATY SVALBE & YASMINE GHONIEM

Since forming Amber Road in 2013, Katy Svalbe [landscape architect] and her sister Yasmine Ghoniem [interior architect] have applied their sophisticated, eclectic aesthetic and collaborative approach to a wide range of commercial, public, residential and hospitality projects. As Australian Design Review noted, although Amber Road was only formed a few years ago, Ghoniem and Svalbe’s combined years of experience and restless curiosity makes for an ‘old soul’ approach to designing and living. Both directors have lived, studied and worked extensively overseas; including Katy in Spain and Yasmine (the Middle East and the US).  As a result, Amber Road’s work is inspired by extensive travel and exploration, rooted in a deep respect for nature, with an unbridled ambition to enhance human collaboration. At all scales and budgets the goal is essentially the same: to use good design to connect, inspire and enrich people’s lives.

DANA TOMIĆ HUGHES

Dana is an award-winning interior designer & founder of Yellowtrace – an influential online publication that champions good design through carefully curated, cutting-edge, and highly researched content in the areas of Interiors, Architecture, Art, Travel & Design Culture. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace – design consultancy specialising in Interiors, Creative Direction and Special Projects. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself – nor design – too seriously.