Window Workshop is a retail interior decorating business that has been established since 1972. We create beautiful interiors for our clients, specializing in custom made soft furnishings. We make curtains and blinds, new upholstered furniture (eg. sofas, chairs, ottomans), bedheads, bedspreads, cushions, lampshades and throw rugs. We sell cushions, fabric, wallpaper, bedlinen, lamps, occasional furniture and rugs. We stock a large range of ready-made cushions and throw rugs. We also recover your existing upholstered furniture. 

We provide a very personalized service, by listening carefully to our client’s needs to ensure that the final result is stylish, functional and meets your budget. We cater to all tastes and styles including contemporary, classical, traditional, French, Art Deco etc. We pay special attention to every detail so that we exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our interior decorating and design service is available for those wanting a whole room or whole house  scheme put together. We can sketch a floor plan showing furniture placement. We can select and supply the soft furnishings, furniture, lighting, accessories, paint and flooring. Our goal is to create a beautiful look that reflects each client’s style, providing a space that they love to be in.

Our showroom in High St Armadale houses a large range of fabrics, a comprehensive display of curtains & blinds, and upholstered furniture set up with coordinating cushions, throws and lamps to show the complete look.

Many clients find our shop window displays a great source of inspiration. They are changed regularly to showcase new fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, bed heads, cushions, throw rugs, lamps.


Melissa Spano

Associate diploma of Interior Decoration and Design

Melissa started with Window Workshop in 1995, working for the original owner Larry Rowe. Four years later in 1999 she bought the business and continued to grow it into what it is today. She has an incredible passion for interior decorating and design and enjoys the close connection that is formed with her clients on each project. She travels to Europe regularly and attends trade fairs in Paris to keep abreast of the latest trends. She also participates regularly in decorating exhibitions showcasing her flair for decorating and design. Melissa is on the program advisory committee for the RMIT Interior Decoration and Design Courses and also supports the RMIT students by mentoring one each year to help educate them on the design industry. She also supports the local community by being involved with raising funds and donating to The Prahran Mission, The Lighthouse Foundation and Rotary clubs.


Vogue works at Window Workshop most days. Her role is to meet and greet all our clients that come into the shop. She is a little vocal, loves a pat and will really take to you if you throw her a ball. She enjoys keeping children entertained whilst their parents browse through our range of fabrics.


Thank you Melissa. Your work is just so beautiful. Everything has been made with such care and attention to detail - the quality is exemplary. I just wish we could work together more often!
Kim (Collaboration with interior designer Interstate)

Thanks Melissa the curtains do look beautiful especially the main bedroom, the guest bedroom one looks great too. I love them.

The chairs look amazing!!!

Thank you so very much for my beautiful room. It is absolutely delightful. Personal space is incredibly
important to me, and everywhere I go I put energy into making my environment beautiful. I find this
enhances my life in many ways. The job you have done is therefore all the more significant for me, and I
know that this peaceful, light filled room will help facilitate my role in being the best carer I can be.
(Light House carer)

Thank you again for being such a fantastic mentor you have taught me so much. Cheers.

Thank you for such a wonderful week! I enjoyed myself thoroughly and I will always remember your kind
and happy spirit! You have given me an experience that I will treasure forever. Thank you for reassuring my dreams for the future and I hope that one day we will meet up again.

Georgi (Work experience student)

Elspeth is over the moon about her bedroom. It looks fantastic! Thank you. She is so excited. Thank you for the beautiful flowers too. The office couch and day bed look wonderful too. Both rooms are now alive. I am very excited about both.
Everyone loves it. I just can't wait to see the curtains in the Study. Thank you, again.


Thank you for all of your patience and support - I love going into Zoe's room and seeing that it is so bright
and happy.


Everything looks refreshed and elegant. I am delighted. Vince has done a superb job on the upholstery – it all looks very classy! Thank you so much for your expert guidance and skill. A job well done.

Thank you so much for all your design work so far. What you have come up with looks great.

Thank you for your great service.
Dorothy & Harry

Thank you! We love our curtains.
Cliff & Sharon

Just letting you know that the lampshade has arrived this week. It is very beautiful and arrived in perfect condition.
Thanks for your help/ service.