About Us

Design + Diplomacy is a multi-disciplinary interior design company specialising in property styling and renovations for Melbourne’s real estate market. We have built a reputation for ourselves in the Melbourne property scene with our expertise and broad-appeal style.

Here at D+D, we believe in creating a look that is relatable to any potential buyer, while remaining stylish and contemporary. Our collection of furniture, art and accessories are carefully sourced from all over Australia and the world, to ensure we have an extensive selection of stylish pieces to enhance our clients’ property.

D+D brings unrivalled experience in the interior design sector, having worked in Australia, Europe and the US over the last 10 years. Now firmly established in Melbourne, we have been delivering outstanding results for our clients across every market demographic for several years.

Why Choose Design + Diplomacy?

 

Property styling and staging is a very important part of the residential real estate market in Australia. It is proven that a well styled property targeting the right buyer can deliver a result well in excess of a vendor’s expectations. D+D have styled hundreds of properties across Melbourne, and our results speak for themselves with more than 90% selling under the hammer or prior to auction day.

We are entirely self-sufficient – all of our designers and stylists are fully qualified, we own our own furniture, art and accessories, run our own fleet of vehicles and provide a full end-to-end service for our clients. We also advise on, and project coordinate the pre-staging preparation of your property which covers important areas such as interior/exterior paint, bathroom and kitchen makeovers, landscaping and lighting.

D+D cover every suburb and demographic across Melbourne and can design any interior to appeal to the agreed target market for your property. We work closely with your real estate agent to deliver a campaign-ready property that will hit the mark every time. With an incomparable understanding of the Melbourne market and our interior design expertise, D+D will get you the best result come auction day.

Creative Director Nicole Langelier: ‘The Designer’

Originally from New York, Nicole Langelier holds a BFA in Product (furniture) Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, and a Masters in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milan.

Nicole’s creative career spans many design disciplines including interior design, property styling, prop styling for advertising and editorial, set design, and furniture design.

Having lived on 3 different continents and worked in many of the world’s major cities over the past 2 decades, including New York, Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, and Melbourne – Nicole has a unique and global eye and a refined style which draws upon her international experience and expertise.

About D&D’s Creative Director Nicole Langelier: ‘The Designer’

Originally from New York, Nicole Langelier holds a BFA in Product (furniture) Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, and a Masters in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milan.

Nicole’s creative career spans many design disciplines including interior design, property styling, prop styling for advertising and editorial, set design, and furniture design.

Having lived on 3 different continents and worked in many of the world’s major cities over the past 2 decades, including New York, Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, and Melbourne – Nicole has a unique and global eye and a refined style which draws upon her international experience and expertise.

Commercial Director Tim Gauci: ‘The Diplomat’

Tim Gauci is an experienced international business and marketing consultant and former diplomat. He has lived and worked in many countries over the last 15 years, advising and representing important corporations in Australia, Europe and Asia. Tim held positions with government as the Australian Consul General to Milan and the Australian Senior Trade Commissioner to Vietnam. Importantly across these roles Tim has sponsored and promoted Australian designers and artists at events across Italy, France and South East Asia.

In addition to his diplomatic and international business experience, Tim was the Director of one of Vietnam’s first export quality furniture and homewares design and manufacturing companies.

 

About D&D’s Commercial Director Tim Gauci: ‘The Diplomat’

Tim Gauci is an experienced & senior international business & marketing consultant and former diplomat. He has lived and worked in many countries in Asia and Europe over the last 15 years and has advised and represented many important MNC’s and SME’s in Australia, Europe and wider Asia. Tim held positions with Government as the Australian Consul General to Milan and also Australian Senior Trade Commissioner – Minister Counsellor to Vietnam. Importantly across these roles Tim has sponsored and promoted emerging and established Australian designers and artists at events and fairs across Italy, France and South East Asia.

 

Tim was also a Senior Advisor to the Government of Thailand and Senior Advisor to Crosby Textor. In addition to his diplomatic and international business experience, he held the position of Director of one of Vietnam’s first ‘export quality’ furniture and homewares design and manufacturing companies.