Introducing the Living Studio

Published on 17 August 2018

Have you ever found yourself surrounded by fabric swatches or five tabs deep into Pinterest only to realise that the vision you have of the living space that perfectly reflects your personality and lifestyle is beginning to blur? Whether you’re planning a minor interior design project or a major renovation, it’s not easy to stay inspired, confident and on-track while working in isolation.

Enter Living Studio. Founded by celebrated interior designer Maree Howley, Living Studio is a unique collaborative space and members’ club that gives DIY decorators and renovators the ability to explore, experience and execute great design with the help of those in-the-know.

Maree is one of Australia’s most respected industry figures, awarded for her organic and intuitive designs. Throughout her long career, she’s been awarded for her exceptional use of soft furnishings and textiles to create spaces that are an expression of the people who inhabit them.

Forming part of Beautiful Room, which Maree founded in 1991, Living Studio provides members all the tools they need to formulate and refine striking interior design projects for a half-yearly fee of $480 (which reduces upon renewal). In addition to giving you the space to think out loud and workshop ideas with peers, Maree and her experienced team are on hand to offer advice.

Members gain access to a vast library of fabrics, wallpaper, tiles, laminates and other materials and enjoy the unique benefit of being able to test-run whole-room design concepts at scale. Regular members-only events and Q&A sessions with Maree ensure you stay one step ahead of trends in the design world.

Living Studio membership also entitles you to a discount on all showroom products and orders as well as Design School courses offered by Beautiful Room, not to mention complimentary tea, coffee and valet parking every time you visit. A proportion of your joining fee will go towards supporting a local housing organisation for at-risk women too.

To find out more and unlock your creative potential, come along to the Living Studio launch party on Tuesday 25 September, visit or contact the Beautiful Room team on 03 9830 4045.