PROFILE

THE DESIGN CONSULTANT

 

The Design Consultant is a multi-award winning Interior Architectural design practice based in Sydney, Australia. With over 20 years of industry experience, our team work closely with our clients to create innovative design solutions and deliver successful project results. The Design Consultant’s objective is to achieve the utmost functionality, originality, and aesthetic appeal through astute planning, detailing and creative design that reflects the client’s style and exceeds the project brief.

Lesley studied Interior Design and Building Construction in Melbourne and has worked on some of Australia’s leading Retail, Commercial, Hospitality and Residential projects. With over 10 years’ experience in Melbourne and Sydney based Architectural Interior Design firms, Lesley’s knowledge and appreciation for the industry is unquestionable.

 

In 2004 relocation to Sydney presented the opportunity for Lesley to start her own studio which enabled her to share and implement the design and detailing solutions that she had become renowned for into new projects of all scales.

 

Every stage of a project is exciting – Client briefing, sketch planning, detailing, selection of fittings and finishes however the project highlight is the construction process.

LESLEY MCCLENNAN

Director & Design Principal

“Site work is exciting – it is where we see our design become reality in its built form. I love being involved in the different stages of the building process – site visits, demolition, liaising with Builders, Engineers, Certifiers, Planners, Joiners, Tilers, Painters, Landscapers, Plumbers, Electricians, EVERYONE involved’. Lesley McClennan – designer, stylist, business owner, mother.

LESLEY MCCLENNAN

Director & Design Principal

Lesley studied Interior Design and Building Construction in Melbourne and has worked on some of Australia’s leading Retail, Commercial, Hospitality and Residential projects. With over 10 years’ experience in Melbourne and Sydney based Architectural Interior Design firms, Lesley’s knowledge and appreciation for the industry is unquestionable.

 

In 2004 relocation to Sydney presented the opportunity for Lesley to start her own studio which enabled her to share and implement the design and detailing solutions that she had become renowned for into new projects of all scales.

 

Every stage of a project is exciting – Client briefing, sketch planning, detailing, selection of fittings and finishes however the project highlight is the construction process.

“Site work is exciting – it is where we see our design become reality in its built form. I love being involved in the different stages of the building process – site visits, demolition, liaising with Builders, Engineers, Certifiers, Planners, Joiners, Tilers, Painters, Landscapers, Plumbers, Electricians, EVERYONE involved’. Lesley McClennan – designer, stylist, business owner, mother.

AWARDS:

BDAA – Building Designers Association of Australia – National award 2018 – Winner – Timaldra project

BDAA- Building Designers Association of Australia- NSW Design Award 2018 -Winner – Timaldra Project

BDAA – Building Designers Association of Australia – National Industry partner award 2019 – Winner -Austin House

TIDA- Trends International Design Awards – 2019 – Australia Bathroom Design Highly Commended – Austin House

TIDA- Trends International Design Awards – 2019 – Designer renovation of the year- Highly Commended – Woodland project

TIDA – Trends International Design Awards 2019 – Designer kitchen of the year – Highly Commended- Austin House

TIDA – Trends International Design Award 2020 – Architectural kitchen design – Highly Commended -Seaforth House

BDAA – Building Designers Association of Australia – National Award 2020 – Commendation – Richmond Project

BDAA- Building Designers Association of Australia – NSW Design Award 2021 -Winner –Richmond Project

MEDIA:

30 LUXURY HOMES MAGAZINE

GRAND DESIGN AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE

TRENDS MAGAZINE

WINNING DESIGN MAGAZINE– August 2020

WINNING DESIGN MAGAZINE – September 2019

WINNING DESIGN MAGAZINE- September 2018

DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER – Sydney NSW

TESTIMONIALS:

“Working with The Design Consultant was the best investment” – Client, Seaforth NSW

“Skilful design and clever planning” – Client, Clontarf, NSW

“Save yourself a lot of problems by starting with the right design advice” Builder, NSW

“A very efficient and professional design service” -Client, Fairlight NSW

“An amazing way to see the full potential of a property” Real Estate agent, NSW

“So many clever ideas from one source” – Industry Colleague, Melbourne, Victoria

“An invaluable design consulting service for any property owner” – Real Estate agent, NSW

AFFILIATIONS