What our clients say …


We found Marisa of Starr Interior Design through the Bathurst Carpet Suppliers when we began to redecorate our house. Her expert advice on colour & design and her ability to source & follow up and to coordinate fabrics furnishings & floor coverings made the whole process an absolute joy (instead of a possible marriage breaker). She brought it all together with a minimum of fuss & smoothed over the odd glitch (due to suppliers or fixers) calmly & efficiently.

Marisa is a delight to work with, & we have since engaged her for extra projects.

Richard & Sue


Although we had some ideas for our new home, the thought of choosing a colour scheme for an entire house was a bit overwhelming.

Marisa went to a lot of trouble to understand our taste, preferences, lifestyle and budget. This was not easy, as the house we were renting whilst building was very much not to our taste and a lot of our furniture was in storage. Marisa came up with a design that absolutely nailed all our requirements right from the start and gave us the confidence to go ahead and start ordering. The sample board she provided made it really easy to deal with tradespeople and suppliers. Marisa organised quotes for us from local suppliers and her own contacts, saving us a great deal of time and effort and even visited the painter on-site to make sure he got everything right.

We couldn’t be happier with the results and would recommend Marisa without hesitation.

Liz & Murray Roberson – Bathurst NSW


In May 2009, I decided to have my kitchen renovated. I started by visiting the various Kitchen Specialist Renovators and was shown over their showroom and then given a large number of brochures to peruse. This was a daunting task as there were at least five brochures each on cupboard faces, sinks, taps, bench tops, handles and many other related items pertaining to kitchens!

I decided to enlist the services of Marisa Mariani-Starr from Starr Design. Marisa came into my home and inspected the kitchen, talked to me about my requirements and made some suggestions. She noted how much natural light came into the kitchen and made notes as to what would complement the brick work and what would ‘fit in’ with the style of the house.

Marisa returned with a drawing and samples of tiles, flooring, cupboards and style, handles as well as a suggested colour to paint the walls, and I was easily able to visualise how my new kitchen would look when completed.

Starr Design approached three Kitchen Renovators and arranged quotes and Marisa also obtained estimates for the service such as the Electrician, the Tiler and the Plumber as well as quotes for the stove, cook top and sink and tap!

I now have a new kitchen that is functional, light and airy, easy to keep clean, and looks amazing!

I have no hesitation in recommending Starr Design to anyone contemplating renovations, new designs or decorating of any aspect of your home.

Kerry-Anne Callaughan – Bathurst NSW


After many months of renovations to our home, we had reached a point of colour selection. Knowing the basic colour tones that we wanted to achieve, the hard part came when we had to commit to a particular colour name.

I booked a time for Marisa from Starr Design to come out and look through the entire home, so Marisa could get an idea of our style of living. Then we spent time in each of the rooms with colour swatches, paint charts, photos of the new furniture, pillows and many other bits and pieces I had ready for the “finishing off”. We narrowed down my deck of colour sample cards and made the selections….

The work is all finished, rooms painted, furniture in place, and the final result is just stunning. After 7 years of slow renovations, the wait has been worth it.

I would certainly recommend Marisa and her ideas to anyone, and am very happy to tell people who helped with the final decisions on our colour selections.

Many thanks Marisa,

Jenny Cheesman – Ideal Kitchens and Wardrobes, Bathurst NSW


Thank you Marisa for all the hard work you have done, to help us create our dream home.

If you are at all thinking of either renovating or building a new house Marisa’s talent will guide you through the entire decision making that is involved in creating your dream home.

Marisa finds out what your likes and dislikes are and profiles your home from there. Marisa sourced all the types of tiles, paint colours, carpets and curtain fabric and brought it all to the house so we could see what suited the house. Marisa then gave us three concepts and we then chose or favourite. From there Marisa made a final sample board which I can refer to all the time. Marisa made the painting a simple task as well, with a detailed plan of the house with the colour concepts for each room (the painter was over the moon of how easy It had made his job, all he has to do is to refer to his sheet.)

I can’t recommend Marisa of Starr Design highly enough, Marisa listened to what we liked and never tried to override our likes with her preferences. She stay within the budgets given and was always lovely to deal with. Marisa has taken a lot of the stress away from the interior design of our home. Marisa would be an asset on any building project.

Michael & Karen Camenzuli – Gormans Hill


Deciding on the colours for the exterior of your home is a huge decision and if you get it wrong can be very expensive to change and very hard to live with! Marisa from Starr Design took the guess work out of choosing the colours for the exterior of my house – Marisa was easy to deal with, talked to me about the colours that I liked and the rest was easy, I just gave the colour plan to the painter. Worth doing – worth getting an expert opinion!

Liz Scott – Scottbuild Pty Ltd, Bathurst NSW