17 Sep

Meet the Designers – Tony van Rijn

At Creative by Design, our designers are what make the business and our work really shine. With years of experience under their belt and a perfectionist eye for interior design, our designers guide customers through the process from start to finish. The result? Beautifully finished, customised furniture for your home that brings a refreshing take to your space. Whether you’ve worked with Creative by Design in the past or you’re looking for a partner in your next home design project, our designers can help inspire you and bring your vision to life.

We sat down with our Melbourne Senior Designer Tony (albeit over Zoom) to ask him some design questions and get to know him a little more. He has some stories to tell, with a breadth of experience in the renovation industry and 20 years with Creative by Design, marking the milestone in 2020.

What gets you up in the morning, Tony?


What motivates you as a designer?

My motivation has always been to help my clients create fabulous storage solutions as well as beautiful furniture.

What’s the best part of what you do?

I would say the best part of what I do is building those relationships with my clients. Working on inspiring projects with them and building that trust – that’s what gets amazing results in the end.

What keeps you inspired?

My inspiration comes from renovation programs, architectural magazines, and a love of design in all forms.

A recent project you’re really proud of?

I recently worked with some clients who had no concept of what they needed, but they knew they needed something – a solution to the storage issue they were having. I created a fabulous storage solution for CDs, books and display items, a home office as well as wardrobe storage. The cabinetry was simple but very effective. The clients loved the end result and wrote us an amazing review. It doesn’t get better than that!

What sets Creative by Design designers apart from the rest?

What sets us apart from others is that we care about helping our clients, finding solutions, and working together for the best results. It’s always a collaborative effort, every step of the way.

Your best design advice?

My design advice is to keep it simple.

If you’d like to get in contact with our Melbourne location for your next home design project, contact us today.

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