The Design Duo

After relocating from Sydney to the beautiful and historical city of Newcastle in 2016, husband & wife design duo, Cherene and Graham Smith decided to take a fresh new approach to life, design and home renovation.

We live and work locally and service Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Central Coast areas.


CHERENE THOMAS-SMITH – has been in the residential building and kitchen/bathroom industry since 1991, and became a Certified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer in 1999. Her expertise covers a broad range of areas – from design, colour and product specification to estimating and project management.

She describes herself as a “multi-passionate designer”, and while having her own personal design philosophy, she loves working across a broad range of design schemes.

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GRAHAM SMITH – with over 30 years in the kitchen, bathroom and building/renovation industries, Graham is a Master Designer. He has also lead and managed some of Australia’s most respected kitchen/bathroom and renovation companies and trained countless Designers – many of whom have gone on to win multiple national and international awards for design excellence.

He is a highly experienced and sought after designer, estimator and project manager, and brings his extensive experience to our client’s projects to ensure they have a room that is not only beautiful and functional, but one that will stand up to the test of time.

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