sydney north shore & northern
beaches interior designer

Testimonials

Balgowlah-Full house renovation -Interior design and fit-out -completion December 2017
 
Thankyou Fee 
for all your hard work and commitment on helping make our home beautiful .
We truly couldn't have done it without you by our side .
You have been a trouper 
Thanks again 
Antonia and Duncan -Balgowlah DA renovation 
 
 
Vaucluse -Internal renovations ( Kitchen-Butler) April 2017
 
Dearest Fee,
Thankyou so much for looking after our home like your own -We Love, Love, Love what you did
and appreciate it so much.
 
Much Love 
Ally,Paul , Claudia and D- Vaulcuse home 
 
Newport -Renovation -2016
 

As clients living overseas we googled Northern Beaches designers. Fiona turned up trumps with her communicational emails and chic and easy to use website. Fiona ( Fee) communicates to the hilt and spent a huge amount of time on our complete renovation of our Newport unit.
Its a one stop shopping as all services (builder, plumber, electrician, joiner, painters) were already in place and these people need a huge thankyou for their expertise and an eye for finish.
Although our budget changed numerous times the choice for Fe Design could not have been a better one She has the ability to choose beautiful materials, redesign the whole apartment, adjust to our last minute changes and keep us fully informed through emails and hilarious face time! Also to have the place completely finished and furnished while we were 16000km away goes above and beyond all expectations.
Although being so far away has its trials and tribulations we would recommend Fiona to anyone looking for that perfect finish and seeking a project manager who has the determination to deliver a product that she and her tradies are very proud to present to the owner. Fionas after service ethics need to be praised as well. Everyone turned up exactly at the time specified and were friendly and courteous at all times. Chapeau.

 Brett and Theo - Newport Apartment 
 
 
Dear Fe,
We  should let you know that Sarah and I both agreed that getting you to project manage our house extension was the best decision we made. Having done an extension once before this experience has been so much easier and more pleasant because of you. Your excellent advice ,skills and fantastic communication throughout every aspect of the project has provided us with so much comfort. 
 Scott and his team have been fantastic.   I can see that he and the team take pride in their work. . Once again thanks for your hard work 
 
Sarah and Daniel -Rear extension DA 2015
 
Fe was recommended to us in mid 2013 from a friend who sang her praises of saving their build after they got rid of their third builder. 
 
We started working together in November 2013 to design the house. We liked her work ethics and style to listen to our requirements, yet not be afraid to give design advice and recommendations when appropriate. 
 
We decided to continue to engage her for the next stage, in which we especially appreciate her ability to simplify and guide us through the complex process of DA submission and approval, including bringing in the necessary skill-set when needed e.g. engineers, planners, builders, and so on. Our DA was approved within 2 months which is unheard of in Warringah Council. 
 
We engaged Fe to manage our build and it has been worth every penny. She has taken away the bulk of the stress of managing the construction daily activities and problems, whilst keeping to budget and the design integrity. She is always on top of the build details and ensures that everything is running smoothly. We are kept informed of the build progress and consulted when critical decisions are needed. We have also been extremely happy with Scott Bensley and his team, who builds as if it is his own home. Fe and Scott work well as a partnership to make sure we get our dream house.
 
Personally we can't speak more highly of Fiona, I don't think we could have done any aspect of this build (design, DA, build) without her especially as both Steve and I are very time poor with 2 kids and working in the CBD.
 
Cheers,
 
Jaquita & Steve
 

Tango Deewhy project -2015

Large Home DA alterations and additions 2 storey  + Granny flat +large garage landscaping 

 

It was with some serious trepidation that we considered renovating all three bathrooms plus a laundry conversion to boot!

Where to start, what to look for, what colour scheme, what fittings, why are we inflicting on ourselves the dreaded 5 T’s the “ Tiles, Taps, Tops and Toots Torment”?

Then after a successful Google, Fiona Bruzzano, of Fe Design, seemed to answer all our concerns but would a Northern beaches consultant engage a client whose residence, was over 26 kms away, in the rural surrounds of Glenhaven?

 Fortunately for us the distance was not an issue thanks to the improved M2.

Fe introduced my wife and I to a whole new world of bathroom accessories we had not known existed.

She patiently took us to shop and to widen our thinking to consider going beyond beige and whites.

 We are delighted we took her advice. Fe ensured our renovations blended well with our décor and style. Our new bathrooms have that ‘wow’ factor we sought

yet the statement they make, maintain an elegance and polish fitting our classic home.

The bathrooms complete with marble benches and organic rock basins are truly unique and will never date.

 We have no hesitation in recommending Fe Design and her “Tidy Team of Terrific Tradesmen”.

 We did not know from where to start but glad we commenced with Fe to finish!

 Tim and Karin Abrams 2014

Glenhaven

 

  The fear of renovation runs deep for most of us and rightly so.  The horror stories of 'renos gone wrong' are plentiful and that's what keeps us poor unsuspecting home owners away and lacking the confidence to pursue our dream of a perfect home.

This is not the case when working with Fee and I can promise that first hand.   Our vision was not only spectacularly delivered by Fee but she added extra value at every turn and she took our vision and made it something very special indeed.  The quality of her work and attention to detail is wonderful and all delivered on time.

Our renovation was a guts to finish challenge.  Added to this, my wife and I spend most of our time overseas and we were even more at risk by being absented renovators.  Our apartment had great bones (as they say) but it was the typical developer build where cost wins over aesthetic…..it was also looking old and wearing the scars of its 13 years.   Fee turned our apartment into something truly beautiful and, according to the before and after evaluations given by our local real estate agent, the value of our apartment increased by an impressive 30%.

All we can say is that we are over the moon with very single aspect of Fee's work and her dedication and commitment to perfection.  From design sensibilities to her access to the design solutions and suppliers, from managing her trades to managing our books of account….basically from soup to nuts…..the whole experience was a pleasure indeed.

Thank you Fee, we're rapt!

Wayne and Stella - October-December/Manly apartment 2013

Fee from Fe Design can be described as being simple to deal with, with extraordinary project delivery.

Fiona bruzzano is a true professional bringing design insight and creativity while project managing to the start to finish process to the finest detail .

Fee turns the renovation challenges into a wonderful and enjoyable experience ..

Dean and Julie 2013
Dee Why project

To Dearest Fee

Super star, secret weapon, grandad to swan conversions!!, fairy god mother

Thankyou for everything, you are simply Amazing !

Love Natalie, Andy and Fynn 
Freshwater house 2013 

Hi Fiona, thanks for the update. Have a great New Years break. You did a fantastic
job in record time & we'll certainly recommend your services to others.

All the best

Jason

Cremorne project

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Jason Korn
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From initial consultation to the full blown project management of your renovations I can't recommend her enough.

I used Fe last year to renovate our lounge with a full retro installation of a gas fire place (and had a custom built hearth), lights, curtains and other haberdashery. I can recommend all the suppliers that Fiona bought to our home.

It is my favourite room in the house and can't wait to start planning the kitchen renovations :)

Kind regards,
Jessica

Dear Fiona

Thank you for doing such an amazing job on our bathroom.

We are enjoying it so much and have really appreciated all the hard work you've put into it.

Nic & Chris

“Dear Fiona,

I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation of the renovations carried out by Fee Designs.

From the outset I had absolute confidence. The professionalism displayed in our initial conversations about what I was looking for was clear. I found that with the limited experience I have in your specialized field, that you were able to provide various ideas and communicate them clearly.

The communication going forward from Fee Designs was timely, accurate and clear. At no point of the ‘project’ did I feel as though there was a lack of communication or that things weren’t going to plan.

The timely manner in which you were able to complete the renovations was impressive. Deadlines and budget were met in accordance with our ongoing discussions.

More importantly, the renovation design itself was completed with the high standard proposed, and the new functionality of the unit was in line with discussions and proposals. The renovation definitely created a feel of space, warmth and ideally suited the type of living environment I was looking for.

Thank you again for your dedication, knowledge and professionalism.”

Regards
David Mellor
Woollahra NSW

Fe Designs had my solutions. I explained in very general terms what I was after. I described things that I liked, and stated that I was open to new ideas. Fe Designs listened. And heard. Suggested and planned. And then, Fe Designs got started. 

My journey with Fe Designs was a magical one. It took me places I never expected to go. I opened my mind and trusted these professionals with their ideas and judgements. I was involved in every step, but only to the level I wanted to be. I was comfortable throughout the transformation because Fe Designs has an amazing ability to balance her talent and professionalism with genuine client care and concern. 

There is no doubt that it is stressful to undergo such a project. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results.

K.Vicini

Cromer NSW