Each project is a true collaboration, with the client’s needs, tastes and budget firmly in mind. The ultimate design goal is to create harmony and balance, ensuring functionality and beauty go hand in hand.

About Us

Karen Aston Design is a Sydney based decorating and design practice with experience in residential and commercial projects.

In the residential environment, the design emphasis is on solutions that improve and enhance each space, ultimately providing a room or home that is comfortable, stylish and individual. Karen’s work in the residential sector has been extensive, from small, single room makeovers to large scale renovations and new builds. She guides her clients through the design process with a considered assessment of their lifestyle and aesthetic requirements.

All commercial design work is approached with an understanding of the market requirements for each business and their desired outcomes. Colour schemes and fit outs are developed after careful analysis of market trends, competitors and target market profiles.
Her commercial portfolio includes:
  • Colour design and fit outs for cafes
  • Colour specification for Target Australia’s Northern Distribution Centre
  • Exterior colour schemes for large business parks in Alexandria, Waterloo, Homebush and Castle Hill
  • Interior and exterior finish specifications for BCR Australia’s head office

Karen Aston Design offers expert advice for all your interior decorating, colour and design needs. With an extensive network of trade suppliers to the interior design industry, a comprehensive source of product choice can be provided. Work can be carried out independently or in conjunction with builders and architects.

Passionate about architecture and design, the aim is to create unique, harmonious interiors with individual flair and a hint of the unexpected. Karen is a master of colour and her love of textiles adds nuance and personality to every space. Her signature is a classic, sophisticated style with a contemporary, urban edge.
Karen's goal is to surprise, delight and exceed her client's expectations, every time.


‘Award for Excellence in Colour Design’ in 2008 and a ‘Highly Commended Award for Interior Styling’ in 2009 from the International School of Colour and Design.

Shortlisted as a finalist in the 2009, 2012 and 2016 Dulux Colour Awards showcasing Australia’s most inspiring and thoughtful applications of colour in design.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2015

Karen designed two bathrooms for us. From concept sketches through to final plans, choice of materials and finishes and consideration of small but crucial details, Karen was extremely professional and... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2014

Karen has helped us over the last 4 years with a number of projects resulting in the full renovation of our house. We are extremely happy with the results of each project. Karen's advice and attention... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2015

Karen was absolutely fantastic in advising us on our kitchen and lounge room renovation. We are delighted with the results. She had the right balance of guiding us without being too pushy. Most of the... Read More

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