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Creating Inspired and Beautiful Interiors that Improve the Way you Live

Are you moving into a new home? Starting a renovation? In the market for a little space refresh?

Are you ready to LOVE walking through your front door everyday but you’re too busy to design the space the way you want?

Do know what you like but don't know where to find it?

Do you have some great ideas but don’t know how to incorporate them into what you've already got?

Or do you struggle to pull it all together into a beautiful space?

Whether you need a little space editing or someone to take care of everything, we have you covered.

Whether you want to renovate for profit or redecorate to love where you live, we will provide the best solutions to add style and immense value to your home.

You will receive friendly and personal in-home design service, access to the best products and prices available and have your project coordinated from start to finish.

We believe that life is better when you LOVE where you live and look forward to helping YOU create YOUR ideal space.

Want to know more...let’s talk. Call Sandra on 0416 105 051

Sandra Dara is the owner and principal designer of New Leaf Design Studios.

As a qualified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer and Interior Decorator &

Stylist Sandra has over a decade of experience designing and decorating

residential and commercial spaces in Brisbane.

Sandra has won many industry awards including HIA Residential Interior

Design Award; Finalist HIA Residential Interior Decorate;  and Finalist in both KBDi Large Kitchens

Award and KBDi Designer Small Bathrooms.

Sandra has been a guest speaker at the Brisbane Home Show and has been published

in the Courier Mail, Queensland Homes magazine and featured in Kitchens &

Bathrooms Quarterly magazine

Home Construction

Our Awards and Mentions

Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2014 - Client Satisfaction
Houzz Pro Software User
Star Houzzer
Houzz Influencer
Recommended on Houzz
500 Ideabook Saves
  • 2018 HIA + DIA Awards - Winner, Residential Interior Design
  • 2017 KBDi Designer Awards - Finalist, Small Bathrooms
  • 2015 HIA & DIA Awards - Finalist, Interior Decorating
  • Best of Houzz 2014 & 2016
  • Published in various media including The Courier Mail, Queensland Homes Magazine and The Homeshow Magazine
  • Featured in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly
  • Guest speaker at The Build and Design Centre and
  • 'Ask an Expert' at The Home Show's Kitchen & Bathroom Designers' Institute of Australia exhibit


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.