A bit about us...

The Cardamone Design studio in Melbourne is a delight to visit. It is an Aladdin's cave of jewel-like fabric and the coffee-pot is always hot.

We're a friendly team at Cardamone Design and we live design, however, we also understand that using a designer is a big leap of faith. Knowing where to start when renovating or redecorating can be daunting. Cardamone Design unravels the complexities and will develop a cogent, rich and multi-layered bespoke design that stands the test of time.

We know that there must be a good fit in terms of aesthetic, timing and budget; therefore spending some time with us will give you some insight into who we are and what we can do for you.

Cardamone Design has Australia's largest collection of sumptuous fabric and wallpaper sample books from the best fabric houses from around the world - and it is all in one location. No need to waste time traipsing from supplier to supplier. Nobody wants their space, whether home or work, to reflect just one supplier or to be a slave to the media's latest diktats. Tony Cardamone is a master of blending the old and the new, the traditional and the indigenous and the bold and the calm.

From grand to modest every interior deserves to be both stylish, functional and comfortable. Cardamone Design will find the perfect balance of charm and style, working to your brief and within your budget. We listen carefully to what you say and we will deliver a professional well-documented solution that is tailored to your needs. We aim to exceed expectations and to add value. Our attention to detail is evident through the entire design process.

Cardamone Design's current body of work spans the residential, retail, hospitality and commercial sectors. Each design draws on the studio's expertise in integrating interiors, building, objects and gardens. Cardamone Design harnesses all these components to create cohesive, timeless, beautiful and practical spaces which reflect the client's needs. Our large and diverse portfolio attests to our experience and talent.

A consultation is the first step to a personalised, one-on-one, design solution. We would encourage you to contact our Studio, to make time for a consultation regarding your project.

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Tony Cardamone


As founding director of Cardamone Design, Tony Cardamone brings enthusiasm, verve and the love of strong colour and pattern to his work. His individual approach to design has resulted in a significant portfolio of much publicised projects in the residential, retail and commercial sectors.

When setting out to design a space, he asks not what the client wants it to look like, but how they want to make them feel. He is intrigued with how people interact with interior spaces and he carefully balances considered spatial planning with a sprinkling of whimsy and craft.

Recognising the importance of mentors in his own professional development, Tony was an instigator of the mentor scheme which forms such a strong part of RMIT's Design Diploma. The scheme matches students with established designers to give the students much needed practical experience and contacts to help them in their future employment. The scheme has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Every year Tony mentors students from RMIT.

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