Here's what some of our clients say about our service
Gary is the most honest and hardworking interior designer that I have ever worked with. Gary has a tremendous sense of style and he doesn't overwhelm. I've worked with other designers who want to put their own mark on your home but Gary is a different kind of designer. He is always on time and professional and does an excellent job of listening to my vision and translating it into a design that I love. He has a positive attitude and a wealth of knowledge and experience, making him a pleasure to work with. Jan Castrisos
Gary takes the stress out of interior design. He can look at a space and work out what will not only look great, but will work beautifully. Gary makes the whole process enjoyable and stress free. I really appreciated receiving the Schedule of Recommendations setting out a choice of the pieces that might work, their photos, their price and their dimensions. I would fully recommend Gary Hamer to anyone wanting to make the most of their home or work environment. Elizabeth Gass
Interior design is about two things: design and people. A lot of designers are good at the first, not so many at the second. But Gary totally gets it. He listens, he observes, he takes time to learn to know you and your lifestyle. He is a listener. We came into the process pretty clueless and didn't have much an idea of what we wanted. But Gary spent time observing how we lived and how we used the space, and figured it all out. This kind of lighting there. These colours on those wall there and those colours on these walls here. That kind of bookshelf there (here’s how it looks in a magazine). This flooring. This surface and finish. And the whole thing came together as a whole and is bliss to live in.
And that kind of sensitivity to how particular clients need specific living environments for practical uses flows over into the business side of things. Gary was very clear about costs and charging. No hype or obfuscation. And he was very hands on with tradies, making sure he got what he wanted, and that the finish matched the idea.
All in all I can’t imagine a better experience or a better outcome. Simon During
My husband and I fell in love with woolstore living a few years ago and purchased an apartment overlooking the Brisbane River. We ‘debated’ the appropriateness of engaging an interior designer to help us create a space that was befitting the historical features of the 90 year old building and yet reflect a contemporary lifestyle we envisaged for ourselves – my husband thought it would be too expensive. Needless to say I won the debate but my husband still spruiks to everyone what a wonderful idea ‘he’ had to engage Gary Hamer, a referral from friends.
Gary met with us, understood what we wanted to achieve, and set about designing a consistent look and feel for the open-plan space, including a detailed floor plan and costs. He project managed the furniture build and installation, coordinated the tradespeople and acquired purchased pieces at competitive prices. We adore what Gary has created for us. It was a hassle-free experience for a premium quality outcome. We could never have achieved the results on our own and believe we achieved extraordinary value which has increased the value of our home. Linda Ginger and Bruce Harper
I really enjoyed the experience of creating our home with Gary. Whilst I had my own ideas, Gary was able to gently steer me toward other options that were always a much better choice. I had a number of furniture items custom made that I really love; Gary designed these pieces making sure the size and dimensions were perfect for our space. Judging by the number of positive comments I receive from visitors to our home, I know it was well worthwhile having somebody with such great style involved in its creation. Glenda and Lindsay Mann, Kangaroo Point
Working with Gary Hamer is like working with your best friend. You can tell him your hopes and dreams for your interior, and he has an innate ability to learn about your character and your aspirations through taking the time to get to know you well, and then translate them for you in a way that is both contemporary and authentic. He respects the items that form a traditional part of your family life and has great ideas on how you incorporate them into a revamp of your living/working spaces. Nothing is too small for his attention and he has a great respect for budget. Dimity and Peter Dornan
I moved into a brand new modern apartment with just a few pieces of antique furniture. Gary’s challenge was to select, and where appropriate design new furniture that complemented my existing antique furniture.
This has been very successful and the effect, for me has been a very relaxed feel which numerous friends and visitors have commented upon and praised. Most importantly, I am happy and the end result has far exceeded my expectations. Arthur Hood
We have consulted Gary on many occasions with regards to different design elements of our home. We have always been very pleased with Gary’s ability to listen to our ideas and develop them further to create a timeless and stylish finish.
He has always demonstrated a commitment to exceptional service and the delivery of a perfect finished product no matter how big or small the budget. Helen and Rob Clifton
I have recently worked with Gary to renovate our flood affected house. Rather than push his own style on me, we worked together to realise my goals. Gary's knowledge and experience have been invaluable on this project. Planning the layout to suit how we want to live, sourcing good tradespeople, finishes, cabinetry design and colour consultancy was all realised within our budget. His personable nature and ongoing support has made this renovation as stress free as possible and I would highly recommend him to anyone building, renovating or decorating. Gabrielle Paynter
We recently undertook the renovation of our Queenslander. Although we wanted to preserve the architecture of our 100 year old home, we didn't necessarily want our home to have an 'old world' feel about it. We commissioned Gary to help us achieve this vision and the works included a new kitchen, bathroom and master ensuite as well as planning our living spaces. The result of Gary's careful planning has been a fresh, contemporary and open home, that maximises on natural light and sunshine. We were so happy with the results that we are currently embarking on furnishing our home under Gary's guidance. Again, Gary's ability to select furniture and key design pieces that are contemporary in style but respectful of the original architecture as well as working with older pieces of our own has resulted in a harmonious blend of old and new.
We couldn't be happier with the overall result and are enjoying living in a home that has exactly met what we imagined. The whole process has been totally enjoyable and we won't hesitate on using Gary's expertise in the future. Heather Wheatland and Harry Katsanevas
This is just a short note to let you know how pleased I am with the results of the makeover of my house, both externally and internally. Everything you suggested led me to think that, yes, of course, that just what is needed but I could never have come up with the solutions on my own. In addition, let me say that it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I have no hesitation in recommending you to other prospective clients. David Sewell