Integrity, purpose, and longevity are at the core of Christopher Elliott Design. We believe in the enduring quality of good interior design and operating with transparency and trust. Our designs reflect these values and so do the partnerships we create with our clients.
Our team is small, nimble and hands-on. We’re driven by a shared passion of beautiful, purposeful spaces that reflect the lifestyles of our clients, and we know that every detail matters. When you work with us, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Christopher is the lead on every project and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and problem-solving experience. He understands his craft and insists that beautiful design needs purpose. So behind the bold colours, clever use of light or interesting textures, there’s always intent. Meticulous and detail-obsessed, Christopher is a true perfectionist.
Christopher has always shown creative flair. Growing up in Perth, he experimented with drawing, sculpting, and printmaking – he even enjoyed a bedroom makeover. Weekends were spent on the Swan River, windsurfing or sailing, and then back at home dreaming up luxury yachts and drawing them. After leaving High School and trying his hand at a number of jobs, Christopher realised he needed a change of scene. He set his sights on Melbourne. It was here that he got a job at an interiors store and discovered his love for the transformative nature of interior design.
Christopher has always felt the emotional impact of his surroundings, so he’s always been selective about where he lives and works. Looking back, he always knew how influential the spaces we inhabit are – even before he knew why. Christopher believes that interior design has the power to transform our lives for the better – to change a space and to change the way we feel when we’re in it.
For Christopher, it’s impossible to choose. Every project is an opportunity to try something new. It’s not all about grand results. Any client who puts their trust in our creative process is a favourite.
Christopher lives in Richmond with his partner and dog. He has a passion for food (especially baking) which necessitates another passion – fitness. Anything to justify eating a whole cake!
Will is fastidious, passionate and offers a fresh perspective to the team’s design work. His attention to detail means he’s on top of every aspect of a project – from the grand vision right down to the flooring. Following a family tradition of building homes, he has a degree in interior architecture to his name and brings these skills to every project we take on.
Will never doubted that he wanted to design buildings and interiors. Growing up in Queenscliff, he was surrounded by artists, creatives and builders. Will was no stranger to the building site, having witnessed the family construction company build many coastal homes. So straight after high school, he enrolled in university and completed a Bachelor of Interior Architecture with Honours. While studying, Will briefly worked in retail design until landing a part-time job at Christopher Elliott Design during his honours year. This role was made full-time once Will finished his degree, and he’s been a valuable part of the team for four years now.
Will particularly enjoys the collaborative side of design. Partnering with other creatives, getting to know clients and working together to craft tailored outcomes. The visual side of design provides inspiration, but Will also finds great satisfaction in problem-solving. He appreciates the meticulous planning it takes to achieve highly evolved interiors.
The Middle Park residence is Will’s proudest achievement – a start-to-finish job that he worked on for many years involving early architectural planning, detailed interiors, furniture and styling. Will also enjoyed designing the EST Lighting showroom – finding the fast pace of commercial projects to be a pleasant change from the longer timeframes of residential jobs.
Will loves a sleep in, tending to his house plants, a barista coffee and an all-black outfit – ’a disgustingly Melbourne cliché’ – as he puts it. Will loves a night of good food, wine and company – the simple things.
Charlene is a passionate creative who is endlessly resourceful and an expert in facilitating positive relationships with clients, suppliers and our trade partners. She has a Bachelor qualification in Interior Design and brings years of experience working on residential, hospitality and commercial interiors. Making her quite the all rounder, and an invaluable member of our dynamic team.
Charlene grew up on the Gold Coast and always had a desire to help others. This led her to take on a Bachelor of Nursing after school. Halfway through the degree, Charlene had an epiphany: she could satisfy her creative side and help people at the same time – through interior design. She switched her studies and came to understand how environments can go a long way toward impacting people positively. Later, Charlene spent a year on exchange in the United Kingdom, where she developed a deep appreciation of older architecture. Upon her return, she moved to Victoria after being approached by an Interior Designer from Melbourne.
Charlene loves the way interior design can elevate and transform a space. This is especially true of residential design, where she can influence and enhance a client’s most personal space. She believes our homes should be a refuge. Somewhere to help us recharge and bring us joy.
Charlene’s goal is for every project to be a favourite. That said, she particularly loves projects that blend aesthetics and functionality seamlessly – her approach when conceiving designs, and sourcing products. Charlene thrives on building valued connections with our clients – experiencing a great sense of reward with this.
Music is a huge part of Charlene’s life. She loves to write songs with a guitar or keyboard in hand, and also sings at her local church. When Charlene isn’t being creative, she loves eating out with her friends and making time for exploring her neighbourhood in Williamstown.