Interior designer Tamsin Johnson is known for her refined yet relaxed aesthetic, her expert eye, and a distinct flair for combining pieces from across decades and continents to create spaces that are at once beautiful and livable.
Her projects, which span residential, commercial and hospitality, evoke a sense of luxurious ease and effortless style yet are underpinned by the rigorous planning of proportion, form, colour and texture. A sense of play is evident in the contrasts of scale, finish and era, the bold use of art and the sculptural nature of the furniture pieces she selects or commissions.
The child of an antiques dealer, Melbourne-born Tamsin has grown up surrounded by beautiful pieces and learnt two important ground rules early on: good pieces will always be good, and never overlook the value of comfort.
After studying interior design at London’s Inchbald School of Design and working with a Sydney design firm for a number of years, Tamsin set up her own practice in 2013, working from her office and showroom in Paddington, Sydney.
Today, Tamsin Johnson Interior Design has projects in New York, Paris, London and across Australia, where she reinvents existing spaces and creates new ones that continue to surprise and delight.
Photograph by Olivia Repaci