My dream is to help save the planet... really
In the meantime…
I’ve been a roller skating waitress, a vine pruner, kitchen-hand, ice-cream scooper, swept wool in shearing sheds, herded cattle, bussed tables, taught kids with a radio & handset in the outback, worked in bars, studied interior design at university, sold wine in Western Australia, taught interior design at university, raised my daughter, bought old houses, studied facilitation, facilitated groups, sold beautiful houses, practiced yoga, studied yoga, married, moved countries, studied more yoga, practiced yoga, practiced yoga and practiced some more yoga, never perfect, always practicing.
I’ve loved hard and fallen hard.
Broken myself apart and put myself back together again.
I love my family, they are incredible people who love me unconditionally.
I love my friends, they’re family too.
I love art and the art of words.
I love sharing words and wisdom.
Complacency is the enemy.
I have hidden behind self doubt, the imposter syndrome.
You know her, the voice that says:
“Who are you to save the planet?”... “Better not to start, than to fail”...
“Better not to start than succeed beyond your wildest dreams!”
Be still... annoying, doubting, self sabotaging, limiting, bully-voice.
To her, I now say... I’m all in.
You have the power.
With the wisdom of my craft and an open willing heart,
I invite you to join me.
There is safety in numbers they say.
There is also POWER.
The Collective Power.
We are waking up.
We are the Conscious Creative Collective who can change the world.
We are the ones who know we can’t do it alone.
We are the Householders who are awake to change,
We are the SoulFull home dwellers
We stand up to the naysayer inside us.
You are not alone.
We’ve got this.
"Merinda has a rare gift - an ability to bring together beauty, married with aesthetics and sensibility, all in keeping with a vision for my very own oasis and slice of heaven. She understood my desire for a beautiful home from the very beginning. Every decision she helped me make was in keeping with a contemporary, modern yet warm feeling that I was looking for in a home. She grasped my need for simplicity and minimalism, helping me select beautiful pieces that would achieve this objective. As a designer, she represents the very best of her profession.”
Sales Leadership, Business Development Advisor, Mentor and Investor
“Merinda is an incredibly versatile Designer & Business Owner. We have worked together on over 10 projects in the last 16 years, ranging from large scale Retirement Village refurbishments/ Office Fitouts to design-savvy Residential Projects. Merinda has consulted with the our Clients, Contractors, Project Consultants and has had a consistent role as a valued member of our many Project Teams. She knows her stuff & is a respected innovator in our industry.”
Director - Crisp Projects
“Merinda is naturally able to understand her client’s needs. Her positive & fresh outlook on life translates into her passion for design. As a Builder for over 35 years, I was looking for someone who could take my projects into the higher end market. Merinda is adaptable, working well with tradesmen & architects. Her professional approach, superior interior design skill, individual & strong style made working with her an absolute pleasure. I would love to work with Merinda again.“
Director - Eastrise Constructions P/L
“On the 3 separate occasions we have used Merinda, I have found her to be outstanding. Merinda's personal service, knowledge and commitment to her clients has seen the 3 different projects that we have worked together exceed expectations.The fact that she is such a delight to work with means we will not hesitate to use her again!”
Managing Director - Convic
“Merinda has been a godsend for Inverleigh Media. In a recent business re-location, Merinda was able to conceptualise and implement the transformation of a challenging office space into a totally flexible, efficient and funky creative production hub. Merinda was extremely organised, innovative, articulate and a pleasure to deal with. We have no hesitation in recommending Merinda.”
Director & Co-Owner - Inverleigh Media Holdings
“Merinda's enthusiasm and detailed knowledge have helped us achieve great results for our clients and that of our own office design. A key skill is her ability to focus on key design aspects and resolve challenging design items with elegant and practical solutions. Merinda is great to work with.”
Director - Blueprint Group Australia Pty Ltd