Jane Howell recently assisted us with the interior design of our renovated house in Caulfield North. We already knew how good Jane was, having engaged her on a previous project. We were once again delighted with Jane’s level of service. From start to finish, Jane worked tirelessly with us, and also our architect and builder, choosing surface materials, finishes, furniture, and decorative items and ensuring that they met the overall design elements for our renovation. Jane is highly professional, very communicative, and very much took into account our own design input and desire to have a simple, modern and functional design within a house that is over one hundred years old. Jane was a pleasure to work with and she achieved some very beautiful outcomes with which we are very happy. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jane’s services to others.
Jon Morley & Karen Wise
A great friend of mine recommended Jane to my husband and I. At the time we were living in Switzerland. We had purchased our new home in Brighton and planned to move back to Australia at the end of the year. With the added complication of living remotely whilst trying to fully furnish a home I’d hardly seen along with packing and relocating I knew I would need the services of a competent professional. From the first time I spoke with Jane I realised she completely understood what I was looking for. Jane managed the whole process, starting with a visit to our new home and working from plans. She had a lot of our furniture custom made through her local manufacturers. She organised everything from sofas, dining tables, beds, outdoor furniture, commissioned artwork, soft furnishings, linen and decorative pieces. She did all of this with only one face to face meeting when I flew back from Switzerland half way through the year. My husband and I were so impressed that we asked Jane to fully furnish our newly built holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula whilst still living in Switzerland. Again she did an amazing job and everyone who visits either of our homes just loves them. Jane makes sure every room is practical, warm and inviting. Jane is very easy to deal with, a great communicator and is passionate about what she does. I definitely couldn’t have done it without her.
Jane has been wonderful to work with. We reside in California but recently purchased a property on the beachfront of Long Island for our own use and to rent out to short term exclusive vacationers. It was a challenging project for many reasons (discerning owners on a budget would be the most challenging) but we are very pleased with the result. Jane sourced many items for us, including a custom made modular lounge and a large dining table. She also coordinated well with a local store manager to provide certain items of furniture, as well as white goods, televisions and linen. This was a huge job to set up a large four bedroomed home which would work as a family home in addition to a high end vacation rental. We relied heavily on Jane’s expertise to see us through all the ups and downs of working long distance.
Paul & Carole Bremner
I engaged with Jane HowelI Interiors when I built my dream home in Hampton. In choosing an interior designer I was looking for someone to work with as I had my own aesthetic and ideas, I just needed help in making it a reality and Jane was the perfect person to assist me. Jane took the time to listen, gaining a proper understanding of
what I was trying to achieve. She was respectful when communicating her ideas and pointing me in the right direction when I didn't get it right or couldn't work it out.
Her expertise was obvious by her knowledge of what works and what doesn't in respect to furniture pieces, colours, fabrics, textures. What made Jane Howell Interiors a stand out was how Jane managed to create my look with the budget I had. Her collaborative approach, friendly manner and experience in interior design makes her one of the best in bayside. I highly recommend Jane Howell Interiors.
Jane Howell was recommended to me by my brother and sister in law after she furnished and styled their large holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula. I have a two bedroom apartment in Toorak, and would unreservedly recommend Jane and her builder husband Chris for her interior and exterior home decorating needs. For convenience, the
majority of the work was done during a fortnight I was away travelling, with resultant minimal disruption. Jane is helpful, flexible and easy to work with, as is her husband Chris. My Apartment has been transformed by the selection of Custom, locally made furniture, flooring and paintings from one of Jane’s many talented artists.
The outside entertaining area is equally stunning thanks to Janes creative vision of an uncluttered yet green and calming space which she has brought together with
perfectly selected pieces and an amazing zero maintenance garden wall. To be honest I could not have imagined my apartment could have been transformed into what it is today and to have it done with such little fuss, at a reasonable cost and using Australian made furniture, it is simply amazing. Please feel free to contact me should you require further information.
KAREN HOPKINS ART
Jane has a unique ability to create ambiance and liveability whilst maintaining quality and attention to detail in her exquisite interior designs. Her expertise, reliability, and calm demeanour make her a wonderful person to deal with. I have worked with Jane for 5 years and it is been an absolute pleasure to work with her creating artwork commissions to complement the delightful serene spaces she creates.
ST. ANDREW'S BEACH
We engaged Jane to assist us with the interior design of our holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Jane, who provided highly professional assistance throughout the process of choosing furniture and styling large spaces. We would have been lost without such assistance. Jane was very aligned to what we wanted and provided very practical suggestions on choosing beautiful looking but endurable furniture, as well as anything from artwork and rugs to the small but important touches in each room.
Jane delivered on the look that we wanted in a timely and cost effective manner. We were very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend Jane’s services.
I've had many dealings with Jane over the last decade in my role as Director of a real estate agency. I can highly recommend her services to people looking for a designer where creativity, originality, passion and an intimate understanding of the brief will ensure a strong and successful collaboration between Jane and her clients. She is a
delight to deal with and her very strong communication skills will ensure the relationship forged is one of mutual respect and longevity
Principal Director, Belle Property
Thank you Jane for assisting us with furnishing our new apartment. Your efforts from the outset have been very much appreciated. Your ideas and skills regarding the utilisation of space was perfect. We love the feel of our modern yet comfortable space. It is all new to us and we still feel like we are “ on holiday “. Recommendations you have made and service people suggested have always been a great fit. You have helped to make the transition from family home to apartment living an easy one for us both and we are very grateful . It was such a pleasure to work with you. I found your timely response and professionalism refreshing and I look forward to a bit of further accessory shopping with you! I would be happy to recommend your services.
Andrea and Paul Herrod
Jane Howell is an exceptional interior designer. With more than 20 years experience in her field she not only offers clients the complete interior package but spends quality time with each to understand their personalised requirements. Jane has worked with Holiday Shacks for the past 3 years providing creative interior insights by assisting our luxury holiday home owners with styling, renovations, colour consulting, furniture and amenity purchases for our luxury market. The result is a complete chic home away from home. Holiday Shacks guests are treated to quality, comfort and timeless beach or rural relaxing style.
Andrea Wilson, Managing Director, Holiday Shacks Pty Ltd,
Luxury Holiday Living
We engaged Jane to help us with an entire renovation to our house and garden. She very quickly worked out our style and without minimal stress was able to provide options for all aspects of the renovation. Jane was the main decision maker from paint colour, carpets, tiling etc and we trusted her judgement 100%. There is no way we would have the same result without her amazing input. We are so extremely happy with what Jane was able to do in such a short amount of time particularly with clients like us who had no clue. Jane would provide options and take charge if required but also take on any suggestions if we chose to give any. We just love everything she did for us. We were told that renovating would be highly stressful but we can honestly say, having Jane’s input and management of the whole process inside and out meant we actually enjoyed the process and never felt the stress we had prepared for. We cannot recommend her enough for small to big projects, she is a winner and a great person to be involved with.
Monique Monaghan & Ray Chamberlain
We would like to thank Jane for the amazing results she achieved in helping us refurbish our holiday rental property in Mornington. Within a
very tight deadline to complete the job Jane came up with a theme including interior colours, floors, furniture, linen, light fittings and artwork that totally transformed the look and feel of the property to suit its seaside location. Jane also managed to source the furniture at very competitive rates and have it delivered at short notice to complete the project on time. Jane has been very professional and great to work with and we would definitely recommend her as an interior designer.
We had Jane design our cabinetry, interior design as well as landscaping for our brand new home. The result she achieved is amazing and has the “wow” factor we were after as well as still living in a resort style home without being too contemporary and cold, which can be hard to achieve in a modern home. We worked really well together going shopping, choosing amazing pieces of furniture and getting a great colour scheme through our our brand new home. She made me think outside my square and also listened to what we wanted to achieve in our home. She is very professional with a fantastic attention to detail. She is very creative and gives you lots of options to work within a budget. There is nothing in our home we would change. We love living here and thank Jane so much for an amazing job and being so easy going to work with. I can highly recommend her as an Interior designer.
Carolyn and Damien Jones
Dear Sir/Madam, Chris and Jane have just completed a major renovation on our family home. We had chosen to work with them because throughout the local community they are known to be not just a team capable of delivering a high quality product, which they did, but also very trustworthy and transparent in the way they go about their business. We had several meetings through out the process and found them to be very clear in terms of what they set out to achieve and also what they delivered at completion. We were kept up to speed throughout the process. In terms of costs/completions dates they were able to provide us with a finished product consistent with what they suggested at the initiation of the process. Throughout the process, Chris and Jane were extremely professional in the way they went about things, always clear and happy to provide information whenever we needed clarification. We could not be happier with our fantastic new house and would happily recommended Chris and Jane to any of our friends needing work done on their homes.
Dr. Rupert Hinds
I met with Jane and she immediately developed an understanding of the look I was after. She showed me her recommendations plus other options but inevitably I always went back to her first choice. She is reliable, professional, considerate and has access to excellent trades people. Jane researched fabrics & furniture, obtained quotes, met tradesman at my house, ensured correct installation. At one point she had a local artist come to my house with some of her work.
Jaqueline Taylor & Damien Boylan
YOUR PROPERTY MANAGER
Jane has worked on both residential and commercial projects on my behalf. I have always found Jane to be easy to work with as she listens to her client’s needs, is mindful of her client’s budget requirements and has a great eye for detail. Most importantly excellent outcomes and record sale prices are testament to the fact that Jane’s work is outstanding when it comes to the furnishing and styling of properties. I highly recommend Jane and look forward to working with her again.
Carolyn Wright, Director, Your Property Manager
PHYSIO AT SANDY
We were lucky enough to have Jane Howell design and assist with fitting out our brand new physiotherapy practice. Jane has done an amazing job in choosing colour schemes, carpets, furniture and lighting. Throughout the process she has been friendly and approachable with all our dealings and no job was ever too difficult. She has so many creative and innovative ideas but always took time to listen and consider our thoughts to allow us to come up with the ideal end result. Thanks to Jane we now have a beautifully designed space that looks amazing but also is perfectly tailored to suit our needs as clinicians.
I have known Chris and Jane Howell since 2004, when my wife and I purchased a home they had built through their Company Northbay Constructions Pty. Ltd. We have lived in our home for 18 years and are very satisfied with the design and construction. I also consider the house
has been shown to have been well built. Importantly, whenever there have been any issues relating to the house, Chris and Jane have always been ready and willing to discuss them with us, and offer constructive advice, refer us to competent trades people to assist with rectifications,
and on several occasions, to attend in person to assist rectifications. I emphasise that in all cases, the issues were not of a major nature, but
rather of the type that might be expected from any new home. I should also note that the support from Chris and Jane has continued well beyond the contract guarantee period."
I have known Chris and Jane Howell for 10 years. In that time of our friendship they have also built our home, which is an amazing house and both of them were fantastic to deal with throughout the whole process. They are just such a great couple who took us through the process of building our home without a problem and even 4 years down the track our home still looks brand new. The quality of the workmanship and the perfectionist attitude of Chris and Jane are second to none. I would highly recommend
both Northbay Constructions and Jane Howell Interiors to anyone for their professionalism and workmanship in building a beautiful quality home.
Carolyn and Damien Jones
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