I’m a true Territory girl and love getting outdoors to enjoy this beautiful place we live. Darwin has so much to offer and I enjoy helping businesses establish a presence here. I’m also an avid traveller and love to immerse in foreign culture and seek inspiration from the incredible world around us.
Ever since I can remember I have been doing something creative with my time and to this day I love the world of design and its limitless boundaries.
Upon graduating from Charles Darwin University, with a Bachelor of Design, I was awarded with an internship at MODE Design, which went to the most outstanding student, and from there my love affair with design flourished.
Between my travels, I’ve spent almost six years working for MODE Design, an international multi-disciplinary design practice, where I have gained a broad range of experience in a wide variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, workplace, education, retail, hospitality and healthcare. As head of the interior design sector for the Northern Territory, I successfully delivered beautiful and functional interiors, to happy clients, many of which have gone onto win awards.
Ready for new challenges in 2016, I turned my dream into a reality and my ‘first baby’ Schapel Interiors was born! Since then it has been a busy few years to say the least. We have been given incredible new opportunities and have worked on a host of wonderful projects which you can find in my Portfolio, We also welcomed our son, Owen, into the world in 2017 and a daughter, Charlotte, in 2019.
Life is busy and exciting running a business, family and household. No two days are the same! I am incredibly lucky to have such a supportive family and network, that allow me to achieve a great work-life balance.
I pride myself on delivering fresh, creative and inspiring design solutions to give you the best environments possible for your everyday life. I am passionate about providing excellent client service and committed to listening and working closely with you to meet your goals and carry out the design process with personal but professional execution.