What People are Saying:

I had been aware of Schapel Interiors for some time and followed the glowing references provided by a number of Stef’s previous clients and accordingly, it was an easy decision to ask Stef to assist us when it was time for the Chamber of Commerce to undertake our office renovations.

I was not disappointed throughout any of this process, Stef was creative in her design options and flexible when it came to incorporating our key criteria, she was thorough and accurate when specifying the details that resulted in clear messaging to our contractors. She took time to visit site when certain items were being installed so that the finished product met her expectations.

We could not be happier with the results and have received significant positive feedback about the look and functionality of our new space. I would have no hesitation in recommending Schapel Interiors for your project.

Greg Ireland

CEO, NT Chamber of Commerce

I had no fear in hiring Stef, in fact the contrary & welcomed the opportunity. Stef’s designs on 3 projects that Asbuild have engaged with Schapel Interiors have created a buzz for my clients for their workplaces.

I am a big fan of Stef’s work and her innovative approach to design, material & colour selections.

What pleased me the most about Schapel Interiors services are the exciting designs that are not only impressive in design but cost conscious in selections.

I am already recommending Stef to anyone I see an opportunity to engage with her, I tell people that her designs offer thoughtful, exciting spaces whether a workplace or their own home. I’m looking forward to working on the next project I can engage with Stefney & Schapel Interiors.

Paul Graham

Construction Manager | Director, Asbuild (NT)

I was overwhelmed at the start of such a big project in a town that I really didn’t know to well, Stef made the design process fun, easy and cam up with exciting ideas!

Richard Tankard

Owner, Alice Springs Family Dental

I have been a building contractor for the last 15 years, I know how to install different materials but I don’t necessarily know where they would work best to gain the optimal look combing all the elements of colour, texture, scale, balance etc.

Schapel Interiors helped me by taking the plans from my draftsman with the available elements producing some great 3D drawings with the different elements in place with a very easy to understand write up of why and how it all worked.

The result was amazing I still smile when I look at the plans on my office wall and have a clear vision of where the project is heading.

I would recommend Schapel Interiors to people who need an honest, knowledgeable Interior designer who has great adaptability with outstanding product knowledge, who can communicate at the same level as those of us who have little idea of design.

Thank you Stefney for a great job.

Adrian Hunt

General Building Work Contractor, Adrian Hunt

The entire staff, including myself, is delighted with the finished space.

It is inspiring, functional, comfortable and easy to work in.

The IMPS has become an object of envy for the rest of the university because it has the nicest workspace.

Alison Lockley

Manager Innovative Media Production Studio, Charles Darwin University

Stef was referred to me by an architect friend who spoke very highly of her when we were seeking advice on updating colour schemes and finishes in Sea Breeze, a mixed use development comprising 92 residential apartments and 5 Commercial units that have been paused for a number of years.

Stef’s knowledge and willingness to seek out affordable alternatives was brilliant and the empathy she had for our project was fantastic. The end result is the new Sea Breeze and has been getting great reviews from our buyers and general public.

Thank you Stef!

Byron Wauchope

Marketing Officer, Sunbuild

Our new look was masterminded by Stef. I just let her have free rain and design whatever she wanted. First try and I was happy with it. She came up with a homely design that captured the essence of what our food is all about. Very happy customer. Thanks Stef. 

Michael Papantoniou

Owner, Melissa's Take-away

Our project with Schapel Interiors was to produce concept designs for a 715sqm refurbishment for a potential lessee.

Stef produced two innovative layout options, in line with the client requirements that fit within the budget that was over and above what the lessee thought was possible and they were rapt.

We were thrilled that Stef was able to produce the designs very quickly within our tight timeframe.
Stef liaised directly with our lessee with no hesitation, saving Knight Frank time and money and making the whole process effortless.

I was very impressed with the quality, efficiency and professionalism of Stef. I will certainly be recommending her services to others and be doing business with Schapel Interiors again.

Luke Hunter

Asset Manager, Knight Frank

Stef is a creative and imaginative interior designer.

The bright, airy and comfortable environment she created for Engineers Australia delivered a flexible, welcoming and professional home for our members, staff, business partners and guests who love the space Stef created for us.

Stef’s intuitive understanding of the design brief allied to her enthusiasm and design flare resulted in a great outcome.

Greg Ewing

General Manager, Engineers Australia NT Division

Stef did a fantastic job with designing the high end fit out of Nautilus Orthopaedics at Darwin Private Hospital.

She is reliable, approachable and talented and puts 100% into her work. Thanks Stef!!!

Simon Elix

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nautilus Orthopaedics - Darwin Private Hospital

It was a pleasure to work with Stefney. Her services and attention to detail provided to us were exceptional.

Stefney is a very professional and creative designer. We were very impressed with Stefney’s professionalism and the time and care she took to ensure that we had the best options to suit our showroom and office.

Stefney’s creative designs, skills and knowledge enabled us to transform our showroom and office. She proposed designs that were beyond what we had envisioned.

We would highly recommend Stefney’s services to anyone.

Stathi & Eva Kostopoulos


When facing the task of designing our new home & feeling completely overwhelmed, I contacted Stef at Schapel Interiors for some professional advice. With a very limited guide of my vision, I felt that she completely understood the style & concept I was looking for. She fulfilled our brief in a timely & friendly manner.

The advice she gave me, made the whole process much less daunting & enjoyable.

I have recommended Stef to a number of people & will definitely use her services again in the future.

Lane Bonner

Bonner Residence

It took me a while to convince myself that we really needed someone’s expertise to turn our office space from the 90s paper covered mess, into a beautiful, welcoming work space.

I was concerned about costs, whether we could get everyone to fit into our space & make it nice for our team without having to do major renovations.

I have known Stef for a long time so I thought I should reach out, knowing she normally works on large scale projects I was unsure about our small office space. She confirmed we weren’t too small for her skills & working with her absolutely blew me away, her expertise, her knowledge about how to make things quieter, how to fit everyone in & where to find furniture that would suit our space & our budget was amazing! We would absolutely recommend Stef for any scale project, large or small. Especially if your wanting a space that is customer friendly & that your team love to work in every day.

Thanks again Stef, I cannot wait to use your expertise again one day

Lizzie Wigg

Business Manager, Wigg Plumbing

The collaborative relationship Schapel Interiors implemented was evident from the moment they took possession of the design task. Efficient coordination, timely responses and proactive approach ensured our common goal of quality design was achieved.

The positive attitude and pleasant approach of Schapel Interiors to any changes or issues that arose throughout the design phase allowed the project team to successfully deliver the design concept within the specified timeline and within budget.

SHAPE Australia have no hesitation in highly recommending Schapel Interiors for any design project.

Keeta Welch

Estimator/Project Engineer, SHAPE Australia

Stef was recommended to me from another local Designer. As I started talk to her I found it very easy to communicate even though English is not my first language, she picked up my points quickly and always confirmed/followed up with me after every meeting.

Stef worked with my Chinese designer well. She reviewed their Chinese drawings and more importantly combined the design requirements into a whole set for the Contractor to work through.

Stef worked with me from the beginning of the design process and managed the whole project while under construction until hand over. She communicated with the Casuarina design team and tenancy delivery manager, collecting any required information and supporting my design to get all approvals. I really appreciated that my designer had such ability to manage and negotiate, making the whole project always work and stay on track.

If I have another project, the first person that comes to my mind for design services is Stef.

Wei Dong
Ximi Vogue

My biggest fear before hiring Stefney was thinking if is worth it, and it turn out to be very worth it!
Stefney is great interior designer, she didn’t just surprise me with her efficiency but also her flexibility.

She took my calls after hours when I had time to talk and any minor changes were always done by next day. I am already recommending Stefney to anyone that I have engaged, and all I say to them is you will not regret of hiring Stefney.

Delong Shen

Assistant Manager, Bodybar

I worked with Stefney when she won the scholarship to work at Mode Design.
It was evident even from her early days that she had a spark for design, she was always very keen and inquisitive to learn new things, she consistently managed to complete tasks in record time and was always looking at new and exciting ways to develop concepts further.
Stef has a sense of fun and sophistication which shines through her work, she is a professional, and works very hard to achieve high quality results.

Cherie Hawkins

Senior Interior Designer & former co-worker, Mode Design

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