Interior Design Workshop

Interior Design Workshop


1 Day Introduction to Design Workshops in Noosaville, Sunshine Coast Queensland

The Great Indoors - A new design studio on the Sunshine Coast is hosting 1 day interior design workshops in January and February 2019.

First 20 registrations will receive a free tote bag designed and made in Australia.

Call Lee on 0477 004990 or Email

Featured in INNOOSA magazine summer edition.


Red Rooster unveils fresh new feel

Red Rooster unveils fresh new feel

By Nick Hall| 19 November 2018 in Franchise Business


Family-focused QSR franchise, Red Rooster has unveiled two new restaurant designs set to revitalise the brand’s customer experience.

The restaurants, located in Craigieburn in Victoria and Mt Ommaney in Queensland’s outer suburbs are the first of Red Rooster’s new generation of drive-through boutiques, and feature a modern twist on the iconic branding.

Nick Keenan, Red Rooster CEO told Inside Franchise Business the restaurants had been designed to improve in-store customer experience, while at the same time build on the brand’s commitment to innovating its offering.

“The new restaurant designs are about resetting our brand across all the key customer communication touch points and to leverage our wonderful Aussie spirit and heritage in a modern and contemporary way,” Keenan said.

“This new physical bricks and mortar design is synchronised with our overall creative messaging and showcases a modern look with a fun and cheeky tone that is uniquely Red Rooster.”


The latest redesign sees Red Rooster incorporate state of the art, energy-efficient operational equipment, integrated music systems that automate volume setting, time of day and playlist selection as well as introduce navigational signage that alters the way customers engage with the restaurant.

In an innovative move, the two restaurants also feature click and collect bays, offering customers a convenient experience for those who engage via online, mobile or e-commerce ordering platforms.

Designer of the restaurants and director of The Great Indoors, Lee Hopkinson, said the primary focus of the project had been bringing the brand into the new era.

“The general consensus was that the current design was quite dated and needed to progress. Overall, it needed to have an overhaul and feature a design that moved with the brand, and we were able to achieve that through using those brand colours as highlights for both the exterior and interior and improving all customer touchpoints,” Hopkinson said.

“In terms of design, we focused on improving the menu experience and menu innovation, creating an environment that was warm and friendly, but that still celebrated that red quite confidently. One thing that you’ll notice with all the designs is that a new language has been developed around this idea of “Aussie Legends”. Red Rooster is an iconic brand and we felt like that needed to be celebrated.”

Hopkinson said the redesign signalled a move away from traditional fast-food, placing Red Rooster on a new tier of dining experience.

“The previous design didn’t allow for multi-demographic, dine-in options. There was no option for tradies to sit and the windows and families to sit in booths, and when you’re moving towards this fast-casual and food-theatre experience, it’s that offering that needs to be addressed.”

While the store designs have shown a marked improvement in customer experience, Keenan acknowledged that it would take some time to refine the core concepts before national roll-out would commence.

“Once we settle on the key concepts and final brand guidelines, build and design will be rolled out nationally over the next few years,” Keenan said.

“We are still testing design concepts, but it certainly won’t be a long testing period.  We aim to be thorough and take the learnings and incorporate and implement them nationally.”

Real Estate & Property

We are excited to embark on a new design project with NNW Property in Sydney's North West suburb of Epping. This is our third interior design and architectural project in the real estate & property category for a boutique local & family owned business. Looking forward to sharing with you the final built project design. We have also designed projects for O'Gorman & Partners in Mosman and Clarke & Humel in Manly. 

We are working along side Branding & Communications experts Born & Raised in transforming a holistic brand & architecture experience across customer touchpoints, both tangible and digital. Our process in working with Born & Raised is anchored within our principles of 'strategy & brand first before creative thinking evolves around the environment'

Our post also takes you through our thinking of free hand sketches, materials and built project photography.

Project Credits are as follows:

Brand & Communications - Born and Raised, @bornandraisedagency

Architecture & Interior Design - The Great Indoors, @thegreatindoorscreative


Existing Building Facade

Existing Building Facade


NNW Property - Proposed Client Reception - Sketch by Lee Hopkinson, The Great Indoors


NNW Property - Proposed Client Reception - Sketch by Lee Hopkinson, The Great Indoors

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Clarke & Humel - Proposed Client Reception - Sketch by Lee Hopkinson, The Great Indoors


O'Gorman & Partners - Client Reception Photography courtesy of Terence Chin

3D Officeworks Service Retail Design Experience

Officeworks has launched its first 3D Experience Centre at its newly opened Russell St store in Melbourne.

Officeworks head of technology, Toby Watson, said the introduction of its 3D Experience Centre is continuing proof of the retailer’s commitment to offering Aussies the latest in technology.

“Officeworks is really pleased to provide consumers with unprecedented access to this innovative technology, taking them on a new and unique journey, which we believe presents a huge opportunity for professionals, students and tech lovers alike,” Watson said.

The 3D Experience Centre offers 3D printing and also has 3D products such as pre-printed 3D models, as well as a range of 3D hardware and consumables available to purchase.

The Centre has also introduced a ‘Mini Me’ 3D photo booth that scans customers to then print lifelike miniature models.

“Going beyond the novelty factor, 3D printing opens up a world of creativity and stretches the limits of design. In terms of what next from here, we’ll be led by the uses that our customer’s see and we’ll expand and evolve with that in the future,” Watson said.

Article content courtesy of Inside Retail

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