Concepts Unlimited Design
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We pride ourselves on delivering high quality design and top-notch customer service.

Our studio proudly defines ‘collaboration’ – each individual project is reviewed and contributed to by our highly experienced team, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded design outcome for you.

Our building is welcoming, sprawling and features a unique virtual reality space where you can view details of your new custom design as it will appear, exactly.

Our interior design studio sees you touch and experience Brisbane’s vastest selections of bespoke and newly released finish products (tiles, floor coverings, stone, tapware, etc) all in one place.

Working with our team

Our team is fanatical about best-in-class design and our client service – seamless. We’ve been designing Brisbane homes, renovations, extensions and interiors for more than twenty years. We are an award-winning studio, with long term referrals and repeat clients. Here’s who we are.

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MELISSA

Director

MELISSA WOODCROFT
Director / Licencee Building Designer / Interior Designer 

Melissa’s focus is to see clients effortlessly move through to the building stage with the provision of comprehensive custom building and interior design plans. She loves working with challenging blocks and circumstances (e.g. builds on narrow blocks), thinking outside the box, and coordinating clients’ family home designs.

Melissa is tech-savvy, having introduced unique virtual reality technology to Concepts Unlimited Design. She has coordinated the building and interior design for seven of her own family’s homes (Melissa and her husband, Wade, have two young daughters).

Melissa is incredibly proud of our long-standing Concepts Unlimited Design team, and loves the collaborative approach for each client project, advocating that several designers’ input (as opposed to just one) delivers the most considered and well-rounded design outcome. 

 Licencee Building Designe

AMY

Senior Building Designer

Production Manager

AMY ELDRIDGE
Principal Building Designer & Production Manager

Amy has been with us since 2009 and ensures smooth and comprehensive project ‘flow’. From the very beginning – the initial brief meeting through to obtaining Building Approval – Amy is your lady, hands-on and involved.

A significant part of Amy’s job is problem-solving, thus not surprisingly, she loves a challenge. As a Senior Building Designer Amy enjoys designing traditional homes with modern elements, advocating that the latter will always give something ‘extra’.

As for design rules – Amy advises that everyone should design for themselves but also keep resale in mind, know the limitations of their building site before they begin, and surround themselves with knowledgeable professionals (e.g. us!) to assist.

For the future, Amy predicts that Brisbane will see a continuation in demand for working-from-home and multipurpose spaces.

LISA

Senior Interior Designer

LISA WILKINSON
Senior Interior Designer

Locator of magical ‘unicorn’ products, storage queen and zero-waste warrior, our Interior Designer Lisa wears many ‘hats’ – and all of them brilliantly creative.

Lisa loves creating with concepts that explore textures and colour – a natural extension of her previous career in paint and wallpaper. Deep moody colours, lighting and artworks (and how they can all tie together) really excite Lisa, as do following trends emerging in Europe – typically indicative of what’s next design-wise in Australian homes.

How clients engage, or seek to engage with their kitchen guides Lisa’s understanding of their style preferences, with her precise and warm communication underpinning every brief. 

Lisa’s own styling preference favours ‘transitional’ – a mix between traditional and modern – classic shapes paired with timbers and textures. And when she’s not with clients – you’ll find her at the ballet or at GOMA, enthralled with touring international art collections.

PATTI

Administrator

Production Manager

PATTI WOOLNOUGH
Administrator

Patti has been with our Concepts Unlimited Design team for two years, and we (and our clients) are incredibly grateful for her presence and skillset. She enjoys the fast-paced nature of the design work here, how diverse it is – in staff talent, project briefs, and clientele, and that no two days are the same.

The definitive ‘people person’, Patti welcomes and supports clients from initial consultation, right through to assisting with finding a builder, and beyond. She ensures our projects run smoothly and that clients are informed, excited and well looked after.

Patti’s favourite project we’ve designed is Project Welbeck, in Alderley, Brisbane. Her own style favours minimalism (she’s working very hard at it) and she also enjoys coastal design and interiors.

BRENDAN

Building Designer

BRENDAN LARSEN
Senior Technical Drafter / Building Designer

Brendan has been with our design team since 2006, with component modelling and all-things ‘Revit’ his specialities.

He is a considered and deliberate operator, and astoundingly creative (and swift!) at technical custom componentry. 

Brendan’s role and skill set see him draft initial concepts, bring sketches to life, right through to producing the ‘nitty gritty’ inclusions within detailed drawings.

Brendan loves a chuckle, considers himself a jack of all trades, master of a few, a lifelong learner and a proficient problem solver. 

An invaluable member of our Concepts Unlimited Design team. 

BRENDAN

Senior Building Designer

BRENDON CURRY
Senior Building Designer

Brendon’s 3D modelling and rendering skills are exceptional, and see him in high demand and sought out as a Building Designer. He loves the mixing of aesthetics and environmental responsibility and cites his years travelling the globe as a long-haul flight attendant, as a significant influence on his approach to design.

Brendon is a huge advocate for quality over quantity, believing that when designing any building, a well-planned, considered, and efficient use of space will always be better for both the environment and one’s wallet.

If given the opportunity Brendon would move into Neale Whittaker’s beautiful country home in a heartbeat. He admires the way Neale has blended the traditional character of the home with sleek, monochromatic, non-messy interiors, and enjoys the design’s clear connection with the surrounding gardens and countryside.

KARLI BRASS

Senior Building Designer

KARLI BRASS
Senior Building Designer

 

Karli joins our design team with a penchant for ‘enoughness’ and sustainability, focusing on essential elements designed well, ensuring the best outcomes and lifestyle for her clients and the environment.  

Karli spends her time getting to know her clients first, meeting them in their current home, observing how the family lives, their needs, and their likes and dislikes, and then on the site of the proposed project, to guide her design for their future home.

As to what she admires, purely from an aesthetic perspective, Karli has enjoyed following the plight of the ‘Lamb House’ at Kangaroo Point, and other historical homes in and around Brisbane. The design detail, both internally and externally in these buildings, the intricate fretwork, beautiful timber stairwells, wrought iron, gable details and chimney stacks, reflect the true quality of craftsmanship and materials of the era. Karli feels in awe as she watches them restored to their former glory.  

MARNEY

Interior Designer

MARNEY LINDSAY
Interior Designer

A multi-disciplinary artist, Marney is an Interior Designer who is passionate about designing for physical, and especially psychological health. Marney is so invested in this topic – she will soon complete a Bachelor of Art & Design (Honours), in which she is researching and contributing to the discussion of ‘healthy architecture’. To put a finer point on it – research shows that people who work and live within spaces designed for holistic health are happier, healthier and more productive!

Marney describes her decorating style as ‘Edited Eclectic’ – she loves to curate spaces with new and ‘found’ pieces, which all work together to tell a client’s personalstory. Marney’s fine arts background sees her revel in assisting clients with their artwork selections. She also helps our clients to really visualize their new homes bycreating realistic rendered images and producing the Studio’s unique virtual reality experience where clients can (virtually) walk around inside their new home!

JOSH

Building Designer

JOSH CLARKE
Building Designer

Josh is our newest Building Designer, bringing enthusiasm and design brilliance in spades. His focus is to design residential spaces that align with clients’ lifestyles and provide an adaptive built environment that can change with them throughout their lives. I.e. Future proofing design.

Josh describes his own home as a mixture of his partner’s desire to have it look like a showroom, and Josh’s requirement of space for his latest hobby.

On the weekends you’ll find Josh road-tripping, making/creating something, or planning both. 

With a keen passion for all things ‘green’, Josh wants to see ‘green walls’ and roofs utilising greywater, made mandatory for all new high-rise construction projects. We’re with him too!

JOSH

Building Designer

JOSH COLLIER
Building Designer

We welcome Josh as one of our new Building Designers, and as someone who has held a passion and nous for design since his high school days. Josh worked in construction in his ‘teens to gain exposure to design, which led to his eventual study in architecture. Following his Bachelor’s graduation (he is now completing his Masters), Josh had the fortune to contribute to various large-scale projects and finds it incredibly rewarding to see his designs built, and used by people every day. 

Josh favours simplicity and uncomplicated design and views ‘structure’, as a design component, appealing in any application. He views green spaces and the use of vegetation as more than just trends, and predicts that the latter will consistently appear in smaller residential projects well into the future.

SAM

Building Designer

SAM MASON
Building Designer

We are thrilled to welcome Sam to CUDesign as he inches closer towards completing his Bachelor of Architecture. 

Sam designs with ‘everyday’ life in mind, i.e. how a family will truly use, move through and occupy a room. Site orientation is equally important to Sam, and he hopes ‘passive design’ will soon become everyone’s number one priority.

On a quiet weekend, you’ll find Sam at the beach or exploring a hinterland waterfall with his partner and their dog, followed by a Netflix binge with a great meal. (He’s speaking our language!)

Sam favours minimalist design with natural timbers throughout. Welcome, Sam!

HAYLEY

Office Support and Client Concierge

HAYLEY WISEMAN
Office Support and Client Concierge

We welcome Hayley to our team with much excitement and peace in the knowledge that our clients (and our staff) are in diligent and kind hands. Beaming with positivity, first-class communication skills and incredible attention to detail – Hayley is here to make everything seamless. The perfect support for when you’re taking on the incredible task of building your dream home.

Hayley resides in a beautiful old Queenslander that retains many original tra Q3′ ditional features. With two young boys, an energetic dog, and a cat, the importance of comfort, space and storage are paramount to keeping her home calm and tidy. With that said, Hayley very much enjoys acquiring furniture pieces – a mix of natural materials and tones, and vibrant colour pops for her children. Project Sixth is Hayley’s absolute favourite – with much of that styling reflected in her own home.

GEMMA

Interior Design Assistant

GEMMA MASON
Interior Design Assistant

Gemma is a planner – relishing in the planning side of a bathroom layout, or in the designing of a new kitchen – especially given they’re so personal, with how people move around the space. Gemma favours traditional features, such as mouldings, cornicing and Victorian encaustic tiling.

Nat Berkus is her Interior Design ‘hero’, given his creativity with colour, and knowledge of combining textures with materials, and, pairing furniture with existing traditional features.

If given an unlimited budget, Gemma would add a wrap-around deck to her own house, and an entry portico, as she feels such features would really ‘finish off’ her home.

ALEX

Interior Design Assistant

ALEX HAYES
Interior Design Assistant

Alex joins our team with a love of interiors, given the impact good design can have on our physical and emotional well-being. She favours thinking outside the box and away from current trends, whilst also prioritising lighting that works in harmony with our circadian rhythms, for improved sleep, energy levels and overall health. Alex also notes that herringbone patterns and curves will always add a timeless and visual interest to a space. 

Alex is very fortunate to be living in her grandparents’ home, which they built in the 1970s, however, the original brown floral carpet and pink kitchen and bathroom are no longer. Instead, Alex has shared that she’s updated the space with modern design elements and many house plants.

FREDDIE

Office Mascot

FREDDIE
Office Mascot

Freddie is a French Bulldog and the practice’s ‘hype guy’, welcoming clients and getting them excited about their design project. He is also a wonderful entertainer, and comforter for little people who aren’t as excited about design meetings as their parents are.

If Freddie had his time again he’d come back as Imelda Marcos’ dog, and is a strong advocate for abolishing external dog kennels, calling them an ‘unnecessary’ eye-sore. 

He is also passionate about decreasing the height of stair risers.

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Our Awards

2022

BDQ Brisbane Regional Design Awards

Conceptual Building Design Commerical - Project Bradview

BDQ Brisbane Regional Design Awards

Conceptual Building Design Residential - Project Borva

BDQ Brisbane Regional Design Awards

Best Kitchen - Project Carnegie

2021

BDQ Brisbane Regional Design Awards

Residential Alterations/Additions: Houses up to $350,000 Construction - Project Bellevue

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