Our Vision

We believe in enriching lives through design.

This philosophy is reflected in our own work, in our design choices and in the suppliers and partners that we collaborate with. It is embedded in our strong conviction that an interior should balance aesthetics with layers of visual generosity. Woven into our work is texture, warmth, refined comfort and a sense of the client’s personality.

Central to our work are our clients – the people who live their lives in the spaces that we create for them. Our experienced and highly regarded studio of award-winning interior designers is committed to responding to our clients’ brief and lifestyle, creating original, authentic and individual interiors that stand the test of time.

We are equally defined by the result of our work and the experience we create in the process. We collaborate with architects, landscapers, builders and artisans who share our commitment to excellence and are passionate about their craft. Together we deliver creative, intelligent, practical and cohesive interiors – be they residential or hospitality projects.

Our Approach

We are often asked how we work, what projects we take on and the process once we are engaged as interior designers. Below we aim to demystify the process.

Our design philosophy is centred on enriching lives through design, with a commitment to well resolved and cohesive outcomes. As such, we focus on projects that we are able to realise in their entirety and therefore are not able to take on small consulting work, styling or parts of projects.

Our multi-award winning practice has built a reputation for approaching projects in a considered and collaborative way. We offer a full interior design service, from concept through to completion, delivering professional well-documented solutions that exceed expectations and add value to projects. Our attention to detail is evident through the entire design and decorative process.

Our process for each project – no matter whether it be a new home or renovation – is as follows:-

Our People

Hare + Klein – led by Meryl Hare – is a team of creative designers who have ensured that the practice has maintained its position as one of Australia’s leading interior design studios for nearly 3 decades.

Our successful outcomes are attributed to our team’s consistency, wealth of experience and passionate commitment to providing the most creative and practical interior solutions for our clients.

Principal Meryl Hare started Hare + Klein in 1989. She is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia, has received a citation for services to the design industry, was inducted to the DIA Hall of Fame in 2011, the Australian House & Garden Hall of Fame in 2018, and the Belle Fanuli Interior Design Awards Hall of Fame in 2021. Meryl was also awarded the Gold Medal at the IDEA Awards in 2020. She has published two books with Thames & Hudson – Hare + Klein ‘Texture Colour Comfort’ (2014 + 2018 compact edition) and Hare + Klein ‘Interior’ (2020) and won a Gold Award for Product Design in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for her design of ‘The Bridge Table’.

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