Founder of After The Rock
Leading Wedding Expert Georgie Duddy earned her stripes as director of an award winning creative event management company in Sydney for 7 years. After selling her business, she took some time off, travelled the world, fell in love and followed her passion into the wonderful world of Weddings.
Georgie’s obsession with finding the most incredible suppliers, her infatuation with being inspired on a global scale through research in styling and unique presentation and finding a real gap between ‘do-it-yourself’ weddings and full wedding planning led her to create something new and exciting in the wedding sphere – an industry that was in serious need of a shake up. As the creative brainchild behind After the Rock, Georgie has embarked on a revolutionary new way to help brides-to-be plan their weddings, their way with that expert touch.
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Interior Stylist & Co-Founder of The Decorating School
Emma Blomfield is a stylist, decorator, homewares buyer and Co-Founder of The Decorating School. She has been interior design obsessed for most of her life, so it’s no surprise that she is so immersed in the design world.
After graduating from University she went onto expand her styling skills working with one of Sydney’s largest property styling firms. Which soon saw her styling four homes per day – which meant there was four truck loads of furniture to be placed and styled in 8 hours!
Many of her friends began turning to her for interior design advice when they moved out of home and before she knew it, she had launched an e-decorating services for clients right around Australia. This has ‘virtually’ taken her across the country decorating homes, apartments, retail stores and commercial offices.
Then in 2015, she teamed up with Sonya Pala of EcoLuxe, to launch The Decorating School. Which is an online school for homeowners to learn the principles of decorating and how to realistically achieve a beautifully designed home all on their own.
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Founder of Melissa Koch Interiors
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Melissa Koch has always shown a passion for art, architecture, and interior space. She moved to New York in 2005 to pursue design, and attended the continuing education studies for Interior Design program at FIT. After refining her eye in an academic sense, she joined top Architectural Digest firm, Cullman & Kravis where she spent 9 years working on high end residential projects in Manhattan, The Hamptons and Florida. The vast range of geographical locations and client’s aesthetics expanded her breadth and understanding of design, while further affirming her love of classical interiors, in every interpretation.
Excited to bring her knowledge and influence to Australia’s burgeoning design scene, Melissa Koch Interiors was founded in 2015 when Melissa moved back to Sydney with her husband and two children. MKI specializes in Modern Traditional interiors that feel both timeless and elegant, and always reflective of their client’s personal identity. With a refined sense of space, scale and style developed through Melissa’s exposure to different cultures, places, and clients, MKI prides itself on interiors that are sophisticated, yet authentic.
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Founder of Studio 1 Interiors
Laura is an emerging talent on the Interior Design & Styling scene in Sydney. A true believer that dreams are for the chasing, Laura left her corporate marketing role to follow her passion for interior decoration and that is when Studio 1 Interiors was born. With a focus on private residential, Laura loves working with clients on the creation of a space which reflects their true personality and how they wish to live their life.
Laura believes that wherever in the world you are, your home is your castle. Everyone has individual styles and their homes should be a reflection of that. Her own castle (ahem, home in Sydney) reflects some of her own passions; photography, beautiful interiors and bespoke furniture pieces, oh and a bit of a love affair with indoor plants! Can you ever have too many? Laura has also completed a number of styling shoots on location for brands including Taubmans, Three Birds Renovations, The Wedding Nest and Healthy Luxe Brides.
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