August Wattle.

Meet Lauren Holmes.

Lauren Holmes is an interior designer with a passion for designing engaging, integrated spaces for her clients. She joins the SRI as founder of the interior design creative studio – August Wattle.

Lauren studied in Brisbane at Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) (Honours). After calling Brisbane her home for almost 10 years, Lauren has returned to Armidale with her young family.

Lauren brings her experience working as an interior designer on an array of projects including cafe and bar fit-outs and refurbishments, residential commissions and retail fit-outs to the Armidale region with the intention of collaborating with like-minded clients and colleagues. She is excited by the future of design in the region and the transition we are seeing particularly in regard to the many creative start-ups and local businesses emerging in our community.

Lauren hopes to share her skills and experience creating and refining spaces to offer intimacy and engagement, by working with her clients to develop strong, focused and consistent underlying design concepts. She believes interior design should aim to reflect our personality, the values we hold and the quality of product or service we aim to deliver. By creating an experience, layering and refining, we create a sensitive relationship with our environment and can truly activate our unique urban landscape.