We are a boutique retail interior decorating and design studio that was established in 1972. We create beautiful interiors for our clients and soft furnishings is our passion and forte. This includes custom making curtains and blinds, new upholstered furniture (sofas, chairs, ottomans), bedheads, bedspreads, cushions, lampshades and throw rugs. We have a large range of cushions, fabric, wallpaper, bed linen, lamps, occasional furniture and rugs. We also recover your existing upholstered furniture giving them a new lease of life. 

We provide a very personalised service, by listening carefully to our client’s needs to ensure that the final result is stylish, functional and within budget. We cater to all tastes and styles weather it be contemporary, traditional, French or Art Deco in style. We pay special attention to every detail to ensure our clients are happy with the end result.

Our interior decorating and design service is available for those wanting a whole room or whole house  scheme tailored to their requirements. We sketch floor plans showing furniture placement, provide technical drawings and renders when required. We select and supply the soft furnishings, furniture, lighting, accessories, wallpaper, 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 fabric samples, 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.


OUR TEAM

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Melissa Spano

Director
Associate diploma of Interior Decoration and Design

Melissa started with Window Workshop in 1995, working for the original founder, Larry Rowe.  Four years later in 1999 she bought the business and continued to grow & develop it into what it is today.  She has an incredible passion for interior decorating and design, has in-depth understanding of soft furnishings & loves to create beautiful, timeless, well thought out interiors by paying attention to every detail.  Most of all she enjoys the close connection that is formed with her clients, understanding their own personal taste and bringing their vision for a beautiful home into a reality. She has been decorating the homes of many client’s for over 20 years and now she is decorating for the next generation -her client’s children’s homes. She travels to Europe regularly to appreciate the art, architecture and garden design. Whilst there she attends trade fairs in Paris to be inspired & keep abreast of the latest interior decoration & design trends. She also participates in interior decorating exhibitions showcasing her flair for decorating and design. Melissa is on the program advisory committee for the RMIT Interior Decoration and Design Courses, judges the student competitions and mentors one student each year to help educate them on the interior design industry.  She also supports the local community by being involved with raising funds and donating to The Prahran Mission, The Lighthouse Foundation and the local rotary club.

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Maria Di Benedetto

Diploma of Interior Decoration and Design
Maria is a full-time interior decorating and design consultant with over 30 years of experience in interior design.  She has seen all sides of interior design, learning early on from several well-respected interior design leaders in the industry.  She has worked in a boutique soft furnishings workroom, learning the intricate details of how quality products are made.  She has also been on the commercial side of soft furnishings, understanding the need for practical and long-lasting design solutions.  She has an appreciation for all things beautiful and classic design, which led her to live in Florence for 3 years to be immersed in European architecture. She is passionate about interior design, and brings an abundance of enthusiasm to each project she works on. She enjoys the special bond created with each client and finding the perfect design solution that looks beautiful and will enrich their lives.

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Galina Bochkareva

Diploma of Interior Decoration and Design
Galina is a part time interior decorating and design consultant. She has a background in wedding planning where she made each couples vision of a perfect day come to fruition.  This love of creating a beautiful wedding led to a desire to study interior design to create a sanctuary or space that people enjoy being in. As she is so thirsty for knowledge that she is continuing to study for her bachelor in interior design.  She has a warm, friendly disposition & loves the interaction with each client. She is moved by beautiful fabrics, relishes seeing the new products that come into the showroom each week & helping clients to incorporate them into their home. She has excellent technical computer skills & enjoys drawing up floor plans, mood boards & perspective drawings so that our clients can easily visualise the end result.

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Vogue

Vogue works at Window Workshop most days. Her role is to meet and greet all our clients that come into the store. 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. Some clients come to the shop just to visit her!


TESTIMONIALS

I just think you are brilliant at what you do and think your window displays are so eye-catching for passers-by. The colours you are displaying are so warm and inviting, it makes you feel cosy to look at them and wonder where you could incorporate them into your home. My place is perfect thanks to you. It’s all looking great with the wonderful job you have done. So happy. Love your work.
— Pauline
Thank you for enabling me to experience todays Designers Guild event. I found it both enriching and enjoyable, and such a source of inspiration. Your store is beautiful. It is clear to see, that your trained eye for detail and colour is everywhere.
— Elspeth
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.
— Anastasia
The chairs look amazing!!!
— Melita
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.
— Belinda (Light House carer)
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.
— Clare
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.
— Vanessa
Everything looks refreshed and elegant. I am delighted. Vince has done a superb job on the upholstery – it all looks very stylish! Thank you so much for your expert guidance and skill. A job well done.
— Adrienne
Thank you so much for all your design work so far. What you have come up with looks great.
— Julie