A home to last generations…
An interior designed with intent, quality and creative thinking is the beginning of lifelong memories.
Your home is a container that holds some of your most precious memories. And those memories can last generations if you want them to.
What kind of memories do you want to create?
At Diane Vitale Design our bespoke designs create crafted interior spaces that elevate your everyday living. With over eighteen years’ experience, our skilled designers work closely with you to discover the potential of your environment, atmosphere and aesthetics.
We aim to enhance the quality of your life with innovative and creative solutions to accommodate your ideas, values and budget.
Diane Vitale holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from RMIT and is a qualified Lighting Engineer and Designer. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IES) and DIA. Diane works to achieve the best outcome for clients. She draws on her expertise for interior design, excellent relationships with service providers and suppliers.
Julie Irvine, Director / Rye Pre-school
“We had a drab, boring and uninspiring foyer at our kinder. Diane redesigned this space to make it welcoming, functional and simply beautiful. Diane was amazing to work with. She listened to our ideas and needs and then put her creative flair and pizazz to this project. Diane coordinated all parts of the project including ordering furniture and sorting tradespeople. She even hand painted the most beautiful huge belonging tree upon our wall. Our foyer is now bright, friendly and so suited to our kinder community. Diane was a dream to work with. We are so proud of this wonderful space and would recommend Diane highly for any project you may have.”
Diane Vitale Design plays a wider role in the field and is involved with the IESANZ and the DIA, actively participating in conferences and other forums increasing and keeping knowledge current and relevant. Our studio is acknowledged professionally in the design thinking, creative problem solving and innovation of design.
The IESANZ sets a benchmark for professional integrity and ethics within the field of lighting design. As a member, the iesanz is an active and supportive forum exchanging information, experiences and opinions, enhancing the knowledge and skill set that is required for creating sophisticated and advanced solutions of any lighting design project developed through the fine balance of the art and science of artificial and natural illumination.
The Design Institute of Australia acknowledges accredited design professionals, valuing our expertise within this creative and innovative local collective. It understands the need to preserve the integrity of our evolving design industry.
Jan Van Nooten / Residential, Red Hill
“Diane has been an exceptional help to me. She put me on the right path with my interior surface selections. She listened and understood what I needed, giving valuable time, effort and consideration whilst helping me finalize my space. She has a great eye for colour and detail. I am so very happy with my space, her help was invaluable.”
Project development from design to completion
To ensure a smooth end to end process we follow typical development stages. We pride ourselves on our bespoke service and are aware that each client and scope of works is unique. Our tailored approach and flexibility offers you the very best outcome. Our clients trust that through collaboration we create perfect interiors.
We ask our clients to brief us on their requirements and desires. The brief will always be a reference point. It is a golden opportunity for you to communicate your ambitions, requirements and ideas for your chosen space. Together we compile a document with a wish list of desires, wants and needs, imagery and descriptions. We facilitate this process with an easy to fill checklist. This vital stage captures the essence of the clients’ lifestyle. Where applicable a site visit takes place.
During this stage the concept is explored freely and informally whilst being open to lateral considerations and interpretations. Through exploration, experimentation and lateral thinking this stage builds the best foundation for your project. Initial designs are shared, the client approves the direction before the concept design commences.
The concept design begins and a preliminary selection of materials and finishes can be explored. During this stage we draw by hand adding dimensions whilst considering scale and a preliminary estimate of the cost.
Upon concept agreement, the design will be fully elaborated. Design development results in detailed drawings which includes floor planning, sections and elevations. Materials, surface and colour finish sample boards are produced along with a project schedule of required items. With this level of detail, we provide an updated cost estimate.
Once the cost estimate is approved the construction and documentation process commences. Schedules of all finishes and products are finalised including descriptions of the quantity of materials and finishes.
Jenni & Peter Brennan / Residential, Upper Beaconsfield
“We had a great time having you advise us on our lighting. We know how important it is to light the rooms to give practicality, warmth and personality to our home. We think it will look fantastic and appreciate your assistance. Diane was easy to work with and had great ideas which will show our rammed earth walls to their best advantage, giving the house warmth and character. She spent lots of time interpreting our plans, explaining her ideas and demonstrating her concept. We would have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Emily Lee / Residential, Red Hill
“Di helped me with a pre-renovation consultation. We discussed colours, textures, design and finishes. She helped me immensely to hone my own style and vision for the design. She bought a wealth of experience and fresh eyes. The most important changes to our kitchen were thanks to her design input. Di is extremely professional and approachable. I highly recommend engaging her services. I’m delighted with the end result and Di helped me maximize the renovation within my budget.”