Melinda Hartwright is an interior designer based in Bowral, in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW in Australia. Melinda has helmed a successful boutique residential interior design studio for the past six years, which she currently operates from home servicing high end residential clients in the Southern Highlands and beyond offering a full service professional solution for new builds, renovations and decorating projects.
Melinda Hartwright’s signature style is one which combines a timeless and classic American influenced aesthetic with a modern sensibility, reinventing traditional and creating beautiful homes that are at once elegant and relaxed, luxurious and casual, refined and liveable, but always warm and welcoming. Melinda guides clients through the decorating and design process creating inviting comfortable, family friendly but always classically elegant interiors, which reflect their tastes and suit their lifestyle and most importantly, budget. Her interiors are characterised by a unique balance of colour, texture, style and comfort, mixed with a touch of glamour and a dash of pretty. Melinda’s unique style is equally suited to country, city or coastal homes, large or small, and her skill is in her ability to create bespoke interiors that speak to the surroundings, locations and client requirements.
Melinda Hartwright Interiors offers a bespoke design and decorating service, where the design, procurement and installation is provided for your room or entire home ensuring a professional, fast and fuss-free approach. You will benefit from our many years of experience and training, industry contacts, creative team, trades and skilled artisans, our combined knowledge and creativity. By the end you will receive a unique and personalised scheme and decorating solution that will inspire and delight for years to come.
Melinda's many years experience building and renovating her own projects, provides invaluable insight and expertise to her clients' projects whether new builds, renovating or simply decorating. Her much lauded and emulated style offers a refreshing perspective on classic American inspired design and how it can be interpreted for Australian homes. It is at once classic and timeless, elegant and chic, but always liveable and welcoming. Melinda's obsession and daily influence is borne of an enduring love of American decorating, design and architecture. She considers herself a neo-trad (new traditionalist), reinventing traditional interiors with a fresh and updated interpretation.
Melinda’s work has featured in many interiors magazines, on social media and she is regularly called upon as a “Hamptons expert” by Home Beautiful magazine.
As a busy mum of three young children, Melinda believes a stylish home and kids need not be mutually exclusive, but that you can create a sophisticated, inviting and liveable home where children are comfortable and welcome but where design and beauty are never compromised.
Melinda provides a refreshing perspective on each project taking into account her client's lifestyle, goals and budget coupled an intuitive understanding of their needs and personal tastes.
Melinda has a substantial and loyal social media following, with over 14k followers in Instagram and a staggering 174K followers on Pinterest. From humble beginnings with a blog, Melinda’s interior design business and reputation has grown substantially over the years. Melinda’s design journey as a decorator and serial renovator began 20 years ago, and she has built and renovated more than 15 homes herself plus many homes for her clients. Her profile began as a design blogger 9 years ago, when she first started journaling her renovation of a coastal Hamptons-style home in Sydney’s northern beaches through her popular blog known as "Georgica Pond".
This led to a strong following and a reputation as one of the original "Hamptons" experts in Australia. Melinda’s work and interiors have been a source of inspiration to countless renovators, particularly those who favour “Hamptons Style” and her designs are imitated and reproduced in homes across Australia.
Melinda was chosen as one of the original brand ambassadors for Williams-Sonoma (Pottery Barn and West Elm) when it launched in Australia. She has since built up her brand and following, with a strong and loyal base of customers and followers who seek Melinda’s advice, ideas, recommendations, inspiration and assistance in their home renovation and decorating projects.