Designing Spaces and Places is an integrated interior design and furniture supply company specialising in the accommodation industry.

The Docks on Goodwin has utilised the services of Designing Spaces and Places in the development of a high quality serviced apartment accommodation complex in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. As Resident Managers, we have also previously utilised their services in the refurbishment of a holiday resort complex on the Sunshine Coast.

Designing Spaces and Places have provided a complete service from selection of a contemporary, commercial grade furniture, fittings and equipment package (including artwork); liaison with Owners; delivery and installation; and warranty service.

The design concept on each project which Designing Spaces and Places have completed for us has been individual to the different expectations of end users of each building, be that holiday guest or corporate client.

In the case of The Docks on Goodwin, their product was critical to the achievement of a 4.5 Star AAA rating, the highest available to the complex, and one of only 2 properties on Kangaroo Point to achieve this status.

Designing Spaces and Places deliver their complete package on time, and their installation process is so well conducted we have been able to place guests into an apartment on the same day as the furniture installation.

We will continue to utilise the services of Designing Spaces and Places at The Docks on Goodwin, and recommend them without hestitation or qualification to any other accommodation industry manager.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this testimonial in person, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alan Roberts
The Docks on Goodwin Management Team 

Hi Jason,

Just a brief note to express my sincere appreciation for the wonderful job you and the rest of your team as DSP have done with respect to the furniture packages for Capricorn Blue up in Yeppoon. I appreciate that it has as times been a very difficult project but you and others involved with all of this have passed with flying colours.

Certainly with respect to quality of product and price I don't think you had any other competitor come close to what you had to offer. This very high level service is even more impressive given that you were personally involved with the delivery and installation.

While I am generally hesitant to refer companies onto others, it is with pleasure, confidence and without reservations, that I would recommend the services of Designing Spaces and Places for anyone who may be consideration having furniture packages installed.

I wish you all the best in the future and look forward to securing our services on our next development.

Best Wishes
Dominic Stower
Sustainable Synergies

I am writing to confirm that Designing Spaces & Places have been servicing the Raptis Group for the last 3 years or so.

During this time they have designed various Display Apartments for Sales & Marketing purposes at Waters Edge, Artique and Southport Central. They have also put together 40 furniture packages for the Towers of Chevron Renaissance.

I have always found them to be innovative with their design approach, reliable and good value for our clients.

I personally consider them to be outstanding in their ability to enhance living spaces, so much so that we have used them extensively in our Sales Display Apartments, which are an invaluable sales tool for our company.

I was so impressed by their work that I chose to have them design the interiors for my own house, a job which they have undertaken with the same level of service and quality we have come to expect.

I would personally recommend them to my closest friends and family as they have far exceeded my expectations.

Trent Milburn
Assistant Sales Manager
Raptis Group Limited
PO Box 25,
Surfers Paradise Qld 4217

As professional Residential Property Managers we have now worked with Designing Spaces and Places in two different properties – a beachside holiday resort and an inner city corporate letting property.

We recommend their services totally and without reservation.

A furnishing project completed for you by the Principals of Designing Spaces and Places, Liliana and Jason Madigan, will be trouble free from start to completion.  Their services include the development of presentation portfolios designed for your apartment complex - including secure access via their own website; individual consultations with your Owners, - including customisation where required; and personal supervision of delivery and installation.  Their attention to detail, and integration of art, design and presentation of the finished apartments results in a superior product, sure to delight the Owner, guests and you as the Manager.

We are pleased to provide this endorsement for the professional services of Designing Spaces and Places.

Jenny and Alan Roberts
Ian and Caley Armstrong
Resident Managers
The Docks on Goodwin
Kangaroo Point

In August 2006, my husband and I purchased a beachside villa for the purpose of occasional holiday rentals as well as a relaxing beach escape for our family.  Therefore we needed durable, contemporary furnishings that would be stylish and appealing for the holiday market yet also inviting and welcoming to us.

After several frustrating and fruitless searches for the right furniture, we decided to investigate furniture package solutions and stumbled across “Designing Spaces & Places” (“DSP”) on the internet.  How very fortunate a find!  After an initial on-site meeting with Liliana Madigan, we felt very comfortable about engaging the services of DSP and our instincts proved right.  Within six weeks of signing off on the quote, we were able to walk into our magically transformed beach home complete with furniture, tasteful accent pieces, coordinated linen and fully equipped kitchen.  In addition, carefully coordinated artworks were security hung and all electrical appliances were tuned and ready to go – all that was left for us to do was crack open the champagne and sit back and enjoy! 

Several months on and we are still so delighted with the sophisticated and inviting style of our beach escape and our holiday guests love it too.  With minimum time and fuss, DSP supplied us with an affordable, customised quality furniture package.  We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the friendly, prompt and professional services of Liliana Madigan and the team at DSP.

Helen and Brendon McCarrison

To Whom It May Concern,

Liliana designed my apartment as though she was designing her own but with careful consideration to my own personal tastes and functionality requirements. She was creative in her ideas concerning both the structural and interior design work down to the smallest detail. Her dedication to the end result sets her apart as she often made herself available outside of normal hours.

Her understanding of colours and the way they work together enables her to orchestrate each of the rooms with tasteful and delightful destinction but marrying all the moods and ambience which leaves me with an apartment which is a cut above the rest and impresses every visitor. More than an interior designer your are a friend. Thank you Lil.

Scott Wilson

In 2002 we sold up all of our possessions in the UK, except for a few personal effects, and moved to Sydney. In the process of buying our house, we formed a relationship with Andrew Blake. We asked Andrew to recommend an interior design consultant and without hesitation, he recommended Liliana.

From the time we signed the contract on the house to the time we moved in (approximately 2 months) Liliana had created a very impressive style board for us and talked us through how we might be able to create a wonderful effect in our home. 12 months on, we’re absolutely delighted with the result. Our home has a beautiful Northern Beaches look and feel and we’ve been inundated with many compliments on the home from visitors from Australia and overseas.

We also found it immensely helpful that Jason was able t o consult on (and provide) several pieces of visual art for our home, which have also been the result of many admiring comments.

Liliana has a fantastic eye and has proved capable of creating a perfect beach style for our home, which has proved ideal for our needs and our lifestyle.

We have no hesitation in Recommending Liliana and Jason's services.

Wendy Gleeson and Colin Dunn

Dear Liliana,

Firstly congratulations on your new venture and move to sunny Queensland. I thought it was appropriate to write to you to convey my appreciation for the wonderful styling and design work you have done for us in the past. You were so helpful and always a pleasure to work with, and nothing was too much trouble for you. Vendors and purchasers alike were always impressed with your friendly manner, consistent great service and innovative styling. I am sure that your beautiful work helped me achieve some record sale prices.

I wish you continued success in your new business and I look forward to working with you again in the future, should the opportunity arise.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Blake
0416 215 935

I recently engaged Liliana Madigan to consult on design issues for my home and office. Liliana was recommended to me by one of her clients in real estate who had previously worked with her on several projects. Liliana assisted with decorating ideas and colour consulting as well as sourcing various décor items and furniture.

I found Liliana to be professional helpful and personable, easily tuning in to both my personal style and the needs of my business. She was up to date on current trends in design and was able to introduce me to suppliers who offered exactly what I needed at prices which were a significant discount on retail. Liliana saved me time, money and effort and created an environment which exceeded my expectations.

I have no hesitation in recommending Liliana for the smallest or largest of projects.

Merren Bracey

Recently we were given the opportunity to sell a property in Manly which was vacant and had been poorly treated by the previous tenants. We advised the owner to have the premises professionally styled and this would put them in the best position to realise a good price. We introduced the owner to Liliana Madigan who with a minimum of fuss and a maximum amount of professionalism and enthusiasm, transformed the apartment from an average unit to a beautifully presented showcase.

The difference to the unit was incredible and the presentation enabled us to generate interest levels above our normal expectations. The owner of the property was completely overwhelmed with the result.

The expertise shown by Liliana in presenting the unit was excellent. We were so pleased with the result and we found Liliana such a delight to deal with and always anxious to do the right thing by the client.

Liliana deserves every success and we are happy to recommend her services to any property owner or agent who is looking for a professional stylist who will help realise the absolute maximum price for the property.

Yours truly

Belle Property Manly
Matthew McEwan (PAAPI)
Registered Valuer

Liliana Madigan has styled many of the properties marketed by Ray White Avalon in the last few years. Without exception, she has proved creative with her designs, realistic with her budgets and totally organised in the installation phase. She has always been full of good advice and great ideas and her artistic flair and attention to detail always ensured that each property was presented to its best advantage.

We have no doubt that Lilianas transformations have added many thousands of dollars to the perceived value and ultimate sale price of each of the properties she has styled and we have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Sydney’s loss is Queensland’s gain!

Joanna Hitt JP
Ray White Avalon