I had a new house and wanted a new look – but no idea where to start. Problem was I know what I don’t like, no idea what I do like, I’m busy and I need practical – oh and I hate ‘matchy-matchy’ and cushions!!

I found CONCEPT Design Colour Finish by good luck – and boy was it ‘good luck’. I am diligent and checked out places but was relying on getting a good relationship and feeling from a consultant who could understand me and then give me guidance and ideas.

I called Mandy and she immediately was friendly and listened, she gave me a direct response to the services she could provide, suggested I send her a few pictures of some things I wanted to keep (or liked) and then she came out and chatted, she listened to my needs (a young grandchild, storage, occasional work from home etc.) and turned it into a plan.

She grasped my style straight away (even though I did not know it). She delivered a plan and I loved most of it – when I didn’t like it she listened and gave options to better suit (but that was not too often).

Mandy even took the time to meet me at fabric shops, take pictures to framers or accept deliveries on my behalf – she was just amazing in the service she offered (far above and beyond the agreement). She was always a phone call, text or email away and nothing was too much trouble. I never ever felt I was being too picky, too fussy, or too indecisive – even though sometimes I’m sure I was.

Mandy is a delight to deal with, has a wonderful eye for colour and style and delivered the most beautiful unit that is the envy of all my friends. Yes there is an odd cushion – but she is right it just set’s off the couch perfectly.

I would not hesitate to recommend Concept DCF services.
— Tracy Wild, Essendon
The professional and detailed care we received from start to finish on our renovation was outstanding. Mandy and her team were fantastic, making sure our vision was completed to the highest standard. We would highly recommend them to anyone.
— Christine Lowe, Camberwell
After spending 12 tiring months travelling around different stores for different materials, colours and finishes we gave up.

The plethora of materials were simply overwhelming and spending precious weekend time on search missions throughout Melbourne was not our thing.

So we began a Google search for local interior designers and found Concept Design Colour Finish.

The website revealed services that met our needs and the supporting showroom demonstrated a commitment to the interior design profession. This was enough for us to make first contact.

Our first contact with Mandy was delightful. She accommodated our availability and quickly demonstrated an understanding of our needs.

After several weeks we were invited to the first product meeting at the showroom where sample materials and colours were to be displayed for our review.

Having high expectations, I was apprehensive at first but that emotion quickly turned to an overwhelming sense of relief.

The sample board was fantastic. It far exceeded our expectations and in two more meetings the sample board was tweaked, finalised and personally delivered to our home.

Concept DCF accomplished in 6 weeks what we couldn’t do in 12 months. They were a pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues and friends.
— Basile Family, Essendon
As a high end cabinet maker we are very fortunate to have Concept Design Colour Finish consult with us on various projects.

Mandy’s keen eye and talent are continuously beyond our expectations and our finished projects are tribute to her skills and talent.

Mandy’s prompt and professional service and her ability to work within budgetary constraints are a credit to her.

We would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with Concept again and highly recommend them to prospective clients.
— Michael Mezzatesta, MTR Designer Cabinets
Concept DCF have been great.

I wanted to owner build my own home, I had an idea of what I liked but not idea how to achieve it.

Concept DCF helped me through every design element and what started as an idea, Concept DCF turned it into our beautiful dream home we have today.

I couldn’t be more grateful or recommend them higher.
— Shaun Cathcart, Werribee
We have recently used Concept Design Colour Finish to help select colours & surface finishes for a project we are currently involved in.

Mandy has been a tremendous help in selecting fixtures, fittings & finishes and her experience and design flair made our selection process much easier.

Mandy has a very professional way of presenting herself, her business and her products, and we would not hesitate in recommending Concept’s services to others.
— Peter Humphreys, Moonee Ponds
Hi there home renovators,

As we all know renovating your own home can be so expensive!

But with a trade background, I could tackle most of the construction on the extension myself.
I found that when it came to colours and themes as such we hit that indecisive moment!

CONCEPT DCF made this debate so much easier , combining furnishings and colour so stress free!

Their ideas and honesty were so helpful. I highly recommended them.
Very happy.
— Mark & Lisa, Wantirna South
We are a mid to high end building company who has been using Concept DCF for the past 6 years.

Their professionalism and interior design flair really sets our projects apart from other builders.

If you are building and need help in selecting materials and finishes give them a call.
— Xavier Homes
This was my first experience engaging with an interior designer and I am so glad I chose Mandy at Concept DCF. She is knowledgeable, patient and is able to help you visualize the end result. Thank you Mandy.
— Lid Shay, Taylors Hill
The staff are lovely and are very professional at what they do. They worked with us in the building of our new home. They had lots of ideas and we worked together and the end result is wonderful. They have everything you need to visualise your project. Thanks again to concept design essendon.
— Tony Catanzariti, Valley Lakes
Concept DCF have provided me with a wonderful interior. The colour palette is exactly what I had in mind and you can just tell that they genuinely spent the time to think about all aspects of my new home.

Mandy was great to deal with throughout the process and in the end provided me with a detailed schedule which outlined everything, and I mean everything. They even provided invaluable insight into the current design of my kitchen and alfresco areas.

The preliminary design was completed within a few weeks and I pretty much loved everything that was presented at the meeting. Once I agreed on all the finishes they finalized the design within the week.

I was very happy with the level of service and all at a very reasonable price.

Mandy has a natural flair for design which is lacking in my ‘make up’ so you have no idea how much time and stress it saved me. I am so glad I went with her choices... the place looks great and everyone I invite over agrees!

Would I use their services again? You Betcha!
— Matthew, Keilor East
During the construction of our home we decided that we needed the help of an Interior Designer to assist us with the finishing touches for our California Bungalow home.

Through the recommendation of a specialist kitchen construction company, we approached CONCEPT Design Colour Finish, in Essendon, to advise us on different areas of our house.

During the initial consultation Mandy took the time to understand our requirements in the overall look.

The showroom holds a variety of examples from carpets and wood tones to fabrics and colour swatches and she has spent much of her own time sourcing tiles, carpet, drapes through her own contacts.

Mandy has been on hand throughout the process and has only been a phone call away when I urgently required her assistance.

She is patient, efficient and very easy to work with. Her attention to detail, keen eye and professionalism was beyond our expectations.

I would not hesitate to recommend Concept DCF services.
— Cecchini Family, Strathmore
Mandy and her team really helped us when renovating our home. They are friendly, professional and take the time to provide options that you can work with.

We chose some fabrics and furniture I would never have considered.

I can be fussy and indecisive (poor designers working with me!) but Mandy took the time to show me options and give me the space to make decisions.

I can only say thank goodness we listened. We love what we’ve done and as for our wall colours, we love them and most people that walk into our home comment on them.
— Carmel Rugolino, Ascot Vale
As a designer for a major building company, I am often in need of an interior designer/ colour consultant.

I have had the opportunity to use Concept Design Colour Finish’s services on a number of occasions and have found their advice invaluable.

Mandy has an acute ability to interpret a client’s personality and requirements.

Her range of design knowledge extends from Modern to Heritage and Classical styles.

Minor detail that other consultants will not necessarily consider, she insists on including, in the portfolio that she will collate for you.

I have found Concept Design Colour Finish to be cost effective, timely and very thorough in their service.

Concept DCF’s suppliers are also to be recommended.

I would heartily endorse Concept to anyone contemplating building or renovating and the showroom, as the first stop, takes the pain out of all those tedious decisions that have to be made.

As an effective communicator and very professional consultant, Mandy will continue to be a bonus to anyone using Concept DCF services.
— Annette Barton, Essendon
Concept DCF have been invaluable during our dealings with them over the past 2 years in turning our vision into reality.

They have worked with us as we built our house, and continued as we furnished our house and turned it into our home.

Mandy has been amazing, her creative and unique perspective encouraged us to do things we never would have thought of on our own.

Mandy has been professional and extremely patient, even though we can be quite indecisive!

Concept DCF helped alleviate the stress of decision making, shopping around and finding what works well. Highly recommended!
— Antonette Jovica, Taylors Lakes
Our renovation and extension was in its early stages when we realised that we may need some assistance with the interior finishes of our home.

There was so much to consider and we really wanted the old and new parts of the house to flow naturally and not seem disconnected.

While searching online for an interior designer we came across the website of Concept Design Colour Finish.

After looking at the images on their website and reading about the service they offered we immediately felt that this was the right place to go to for advice.

Our initial 3hr consultation with Mandy from Concept DCF was in the showroom which offered a wide variety of quality products.

During the consultation we were able to decide upon all of the bathroom, kitchen and laundry finishes.

We instantly felt that Mandy understood our tastes and vision for the house and we were delighted with the final selection.

The colours and quality of the different surfaces flow beautifully throughout the entire house.

Since our initial consultation Mandy has been in contact regularly and is readily available via email and phone for additional advice.

Concept Design Colour Finish has been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout and we would definitely recommend them to others looking for advice on selecting finishes for their home.
— Hengel Family, Essendon
 

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