Jillian Dinkel Designs

The Terrace Designer

Jillian Dinkel Designs, Sydney’s only interior design studio specialising in full terrace home renovations in the Eastern Suburbs.

Hailing from the fast paced and jet-set world of high fashion, Jillian is a former New Yorker and Vogue Magazine editor practicing interior design across high-end residential projects. Her unique approach to terrace home renovations aims to celebrate heritage character while creating undeniably modern homes suited to contemporary lifestyles. Her designs aim to solve her three key terrace challenges- small space & storage solutions, increasing natural light sources, and maximising courtyards to create a green oasis in the city.

Jillian draws inspiration from her years travelling the globe for fashion photoshoots in the world’s most exclusive spaces and places. Having lived in a terrace in the eastern suburbs herself, Jillian is intimately knowledgeable about both the charm of these homes and their unique challenges. She aspires to bring this knowlege and experience together to achieve an enviable aesthetic and considered balance of function and beauty to all her projects.

I believe…

That terrace houses are some of the most beautiful homes in Sydney. I believe that well considered design can both celebrate your home’s heritage and your modern life. I believe that every home can look straight from the pages of a glossy magazine. I believe renovations can be a fun and exciting project for homeowners and designers alike when clients are kept in the loop every step of the way.

 I believe a home that is both stylish and functional changes your life every day for the better.

How I do it

My design work is based upon my own personal duality- as both a life long creative and a logistical expert.

Our first step is to meet during an Initial Design Consultation. It’s during this meeting that I will determine your scope of works, style and together we get a feel for how we might work together. During this meeting we also take precise measurements of your home.

From there you’ll receive a design fee proposal and when accepted, I’ll commence with concepts, sample boards, furniture and finishes selection and a 3D model representation of your terrace. It’s this visual representation that gives clients a confident understanding of exactly what the result of their renovations will be. Our clients say this is one of the most exciting parts!

Clients receive weekly emailed updates directly from myself on design progress and in-person meetings are scheduled  for design presentations.

After our design presentation and full documentation is produced, I’ll be on hand to consult during the renovation build works to ensure that all design queries and site issues are resolved with function and beauty at the forefront of decision making. With expert precision and organisation Jillian Dinkel Designs will procure all finishes, fixtures and furniture to suit the build timeline and liase with the joiner on custom joinery production.

I am there with you until the very last tradie is out the door, every defect is rectified and you’re back in your beautiful new home!

Get in touch today to schedule your Initial Design Consultation at jillian@jilliandinkel.com

Jillian’s interior design and styling work has been featured in Inside Out Magazine, The Daily TelegraphThe Manly Daily, Domain Magazine, Inside Out’s Kitchen and Bathrooms Planning Guide and Vogue Brides.

Clients Say...

Jillian exceeded all my expectations in selecting all new furnishings for our apartment- I finally feel like my home is complete!

Diane, Accountant

Jill was beyond helpful with guiding me through commissioning custom artwork for my living room. The resulting piece went amazing with the furniture she selected with the rest of the room and is a cherished piece I'll have forever. I am so glad I worked with her instead of trying to handle it myself! I would recommend her to everyone looking to bring on a designer for their home.

Bridget, Digital Marketing Director

A short note to express our appreciation to you for delivering our beautiful home. We love it more each day. The apartment continues to be a brilliant home for us.

Chris, Contracts Manager

I'm living in my dream home. It's the nicest place I've ever lived... Jill made it all happen and I'm so thankful I found her. I live in a space just as nice as all my inspiration photos from the start- it's incredible. Thank you!

Steve, Creative Director
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