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Sandra Dara

Principle Designer

New Leaf Design Studios

Sandra is a qualified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer and Interior Decorator & Stylist, with over a decade of experience designing and decorating residential and commercial spaces in Brisbane and beyond.

Sandra has won many industry awards including:

  • 2021 KBDi All Kitchens Qld Design Award
  • HIA Residential Interior Design Award Winner
  • HIA Residential Interior Decorate Finalist
  • KBDi Large Kitchens Award Finalist
  • KBDi Designer Small Bathrooms Finalist (disable friendly bathroom)
Sandra Dara - Interior Designer & Owner of New Leaf Design Studios

"Sandra takes a holistic and environmentally conscious approach to design and takes time to understand your particular needs and aspirations. The outcome is a space that’s uniquely ‘you’ and will add to the value of your home and your lifestyle"


Sandra has been a guest speaker on Interior Design at the Brisbane Home Show,

The Build and Design Centre as well as the 'Ask an Expert’ stand at

The Brisbane Home Show's Kitchen & Bathroom Designers' Institute exhibit.

She has been published in the Courier Mail, Queensland Homes Magazine and featured in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine.


Sandra is a proud professional member of the Interior Design Association, the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute and the Housing Institute of Australia.



Our first project with Sandra was the complete renovation of an old bathroom and two tired bedrooms in our beautiful Queenslander. Sandra carefully noted our requirements and produced a stunning yet practical result, modern, yet enhancing the Queenslander charm. Our second project was the colour selection for the external and internal painting of our home. Again the result was magnificent. Sandra always listened carefully and incorporated our wishes. Her work was delivered on schedule. We have been completely satisfied with Sandra's professionalism and design talent, and will not hesitate to consult her again.