Susan Simmons’ design philosophy is focused on realising the underlying potential of a space whilst respecting and embracing the owner’s personal style. Sophistication and modern aesthetics combine to reveal an inviting soul. From stalls offering hand-made crafts at local markets to shipping containers of furnishings around the globe; teaching art, styling advertising for print & TV, designing beautiful spaces – Susan’s vision has always interwoven design detail with style. The ability to connect and collaborate allows dreams to become reality. Named as one of Australia’s top designers by Australian House & Garden, The Essential Detail has completed projects from waterfront luxury to grand homes on acreage to commercial projects such as Vines Restaurant & Cellar Door at Hollydene Estate plus everything in between.

Unique.  Personal. Welcoming.