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Bathroom progress in St Kilda in this 30s mansion...

NEW project update

Looking forward to moving into work on this house in South Melbourne - one of the oldest in the area - built by James Service - an early Premier of Victoria - for his family in the mid 1800's


Our beautiful Gable House bathroom is a finalist in the Bathroom category of Belle Fanuli ID awards this year... Some pretty impressive company in this category...

Thrilled to be awarded the Belle magazine / Fanuli Furniture Emerging Design Star award for 2021 (in Feb 2022) Such a great honour and wonderful that they have chosen to ignore age as a factor. Im in an amazing line up in the Awards this year with Arent & Pyke, Smart Design Studio, YSG, Alexander and Co and Hare & Klein... Giddyup!!

I AM WOMAN SERIES An interview series by K5 Furniture. highlighting and celebrating the incredible achievements of our fellow women in business.


This grand old home in Melbourne is getting a makeover - work has started and we cant wait to see the end result...Its ON!

In March 2021 we were invited to lunch with House & Garden to celebrate the Top 50 rooms issue - we were thrilled to be included for 2 rooms -our Tope Street bathroom and Old Oaks Laundry

International Womens Day 2021... Carole was asked to comment on the challenges facing women for the Design Institute feed


On November 19, Carole was a member of a panel convened by Winning Appliances to discuss future directions in kitchen design and function with representatives of Gaggenau, Winnings, Cera Stribley and Richards Stanich. You can view the conversation here.


Called Crane Lodge for a reason - this is what you see from the top of the 90 ft crane that has been on site for 6 months or more. Last week they took the crane down and we spent nearly a half day on tour inspecting (via zoom) the nearly complete project. Another brilliant collaboration with our client Wild Luxury, and construction whiz team Sherocon Constructions. Additional credits to Blakes of Sydney for magnificent joinery detailing & Secret Gardens for magical exterior spaces.


Our Berowra Waters project is cruising to completion. Such an easy process - thanks to a great client, and the A team - Sherocon Constructions and Blakes of Sydney (joiner) - We are looking forward to visiting this fabulous location as soon as Victorians are allowed back into the northern states!


Our lovely Client in Brisbane has kept us in the loop - sending happy snaps of progress on site.


Joinery details ... we are excited to see the pics coming from our Client and contractors out of Sydney because we are unable to travel to site to watch progress in person...


We designed a bathroom and kitchen for a NZ client recently and its just hit the NZ news stands. Quite a masculine tone in this one - very pleased with the results.

Littlewood Project is drawing to completion and we are loving this kitchen - designed back in 2018 - its been a long wait but we hope to have it finalised within a month or two

Our Middle Park house aka Peace Project is almost complete .. waiting on some furniture items and we are looking forward to photographing and sharing soon


One of our first projects was this extension and review of the exterior for a house in Brighton. We went back for a visit this week to look at some follow up work. Nice to see it after time has passed.


The last few weeks saw us on IGTV talking about kitchen design with Winning Appliances and VZug Australia This image is from the new CHADSTONE showroom


Tune into our podcast with Holly Cunneen of HABITUS LIVING


Thrilled to be shortlisted for these prestigious awards... winner announced August in Sydney


This project in Middle Park is finally wrapping up after an epic 5 years. We started this work back in our old practice and continued working with them after a break in the process while the client was relocated for 2 years to Sydney. We are now adding the finishing touches through beautiful furniture and styling details. ... watch this space

New works

Our newest project ... a holiday cottage in Red Hill Victoria


Under COVID lockdown we still have managed to make site visits to check on progress... this is our CAPITAL WORKS project due for completion later in the year. Two townhouses, one for the owner and one for sale.


Our Whale Beach project is progressing nicely - the aptly named Crane Lodge is high on a hillside and access for deliveries means palletising everything and 'crane-ing' materials in. The pool which is also under construction is being used as a storage facility on site. Due to finish this winter - we cant wait to share more pics as the project crystalises.

The DIA small to medium practice group meets 5 or so times each year to discuss our offices, best practice and current issues ... Today was the first online meeting and most likely not the last... 26 March 2020

Thrilled to be shortlisted in the Dulux Awards 2020 for our Ruffy Project and Manteau Noir in Daylesford


This sublime project is winding up - we look forward to sharing images soon...

Our Whale Beach Project (Crane Lodge) is finally under construction with a massive crane to haul materials up into the canopy. Looking forward to seeing this one come to life.


This week we are launching our very own hand and body wash products... Black and Whiting by Carole Whiting Natural ingredients. Made in Australia. No Nasties 2 fragrances - fresh citrus and calming floral, both with notes of bergamot. See them at and follow us on instagram at @blackandwhitingau


Our St Kilda project is due for completion in October 2019... watch this space!


Hampton sporting one of our signs ... This project is due for completion by Christmas 2019 and has been a labour of love for over 2 years


Framing complete - works continuing on this two townhouse project in McKinnon


Our news showroom for V-Zug is up and running at the new Winnings Appliances showroom in Richmond - pop by for a look at their magnificent appliances, and a taste of whatever delicious treat is emerging from the steam oven.

Your Money - Auction Day

11 May 2019 Appearing on Your Money Auction Day on Sky News with James Treble ... an interview about the Interior Design Awards and being a finalist.

Dulux Awards May 2019

Presenting the Single Residential Award to Kennedy Nolan at the DULUX Australia 33rd Colour Awards May 2019 ...Peter Maddison in the background

DULUX 33rd Colour Awards

The Jury for the Dulux Awards on May 08 this year. Such an enjoyable experience and some incredible work to review. Feeling very lucky to be included on the panel. The other judges were Mardi Doherty, Matt Gibson, Rosa Coy (Coy Yiontis) and Simon Farrell-Green from NZ Home


We have a lot of projects under construction in 2019. This one in Ruffy Victoria with Helen Walter Architect is coming along nicely... watch this space.


Action stations at our Capital project 2 townhouses getting out of the ground

Jason Chongue

The Plant Society paid a visit today to shoot some pieces for their new book with Jason Chongue and Armelle Habib. Totally transforming my lightwell with some green magic!


Site visit today to see the 'before' of our newest V-Zug showroom space. The new 1600m2 Winnings showroom will open later this year in Richmond Victoria and our dedicated V-Zug space will be a totally immersive experience.


On a personal note, Amelia Whiting (Carole's daughter, 19) has entered an artwork in the Belle Magazine Art-Start programme exhibiting at the NSW Art Gallery Feb 26. The painting was snapped up early in the evening by a well known Sydney Interior Designer.


Happy to find ourselves on the cover of the new Catalogue for E&S Trading. Our V-Zug showroom is commanding attention. Watch this space as we roll out more showrooms across the country


On Feb 06 the new E&S was officially opened with much fanfare. Our new V-Zug showroom within has received a lot of great feedback.


Thrilled to have been invited to the jury for the 2019 Dulux Colour Awards. Very excited and honoured to be involved with these prestigious awards.


E&S will this December open a spanking new showroom in Preston Victoria. Our V-Zug display is just about complete and is receiving great feedback... watch this space


Just in time for Christmas our Sub Retail space for MANTEAU NOIR in Daylesford dedicated to AESOP has opened. We are thrilled with the result. Pop by over the summer season to see the new store and peruse Victoria Varrasso's beautiful range of apparel and homewares...

Tope Kitchen

Check out the new video from Fisher and Paykel on our Tope Street Kitchen. Featuring our lovely staff members Erin and Ebony and a visit to our design office.

Happy announcements

Netherlee and Haines Projects shortlisted in the upcoming IDEA 2018 Awards and a bonus - our practice which has just clocked over 2 years is nominated for emerging designer... Thrilled!!

Milan Furniture Fair

April 2018 in Milan with The Local Project and Fisher and Paykel Follow the link


Netherlee project has been shortlisted in the Interior Design Residential category for 2018


Our Netherlee project has been selected for the shortlist in the 2018 Dulux Colour Awards announced later in the year.

Domain September 2017

Small kitchen design video Click the link

2017 CMDA

We were recently invited to participate as a juror on the CMDA award judging panel. Congratulations to all the winners.

Proud to announce our Admonter Awissa project is also shortlisted for IDEA 2017 in the event Category


Happy to announce our Admonter Awissa Stand was awarded a Commendation at the 2017 International Green Interior Awards in Sydney on July 27.

Thrilled to announce this project was awarded a Commendation at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2017

Denfair 2017

Denfair gets better each year - this year the level of sophistication and engagement with industry was knocked up a notch. June 2017

Hotham Project

Our lovely apartment renovation has been shortlisted in the 2017 Interior Design Awards for Interior Design and Interior Decoration

In April I travelled to Italy with Paul and Hamish from Hecker Guthrie and Allison Pye on our way up to the Salone di Mobile in Milan. Quick stopover in Rome to tour some architectural gems and then Mantova to visit Agape before the Furniture Fair.


This week I am judging the DIA VicTas Graduate of the Year Awards - such sophisticated emerging talent in our midst...

Save the Date 09.03.17

The VicTas DIA are holding an event at Cult in Melbourne on March 9 2017. Come and hear Matt Gibson and I discuss our experience with the Dulux Dialogue tour and why you should apply for this year's scholarship.

Our new signage went up on this project today. This pretty house in Malvern is undergoing a transformation with an additional level, alterations and a fabulous makeover. Landscaping by Kate Patterson.

This is Winy Maas who was the most fascinating speaker at the conference in HK last week. Among the notables was Tim Brown from IDEO.

Last week I was invited to go to Hong Kong with a delegation of Melbourne designers to the Business of Design Week Expo. A whirlwind trip but a great outcome - lots of networking and very proud to be associated with the Melbourne exhibition which was by far the most outstanding - Ian Wong's Black Box was a wonderful representation of all that is so good about the Melbourne design story so far.


We are thrilled to be shortlisted in the Miele Immer Besser Design Competition 2016. Presentations take place on November 9 in Melbourne... fingers crossed

Criteria Collection

Criteria Collection launched new products from BAXTER in their new showroom in late October

Space Furniture celebrated 50 years of B&B Italia with a film screening at ACMI and a party at the Ian Potter Gallery on 19 October

with Patrizia Moroso at Hub Furniture to launch Moroso's newest pieces and a collaboration with Australian fashion designers.

22 Sept A discussion on working with metal. Hub furniture hosted an interview with artists Peter D Cole, Anna Varendorff and the launch of Revesz + Tatangelo's new range for Mingardo.

Dulux DIAlogue tour kicks off Saturday 3 September - you can follow our progress on instagram at

Interior Design Excellence Awards

2016 INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Thrilled to be shortlisted for Ogrady, Normanby (Int Dec) Ogrady (Int Des) and V-Zug (Retail) These projects were completed whilst I was Director at Y10. We have subsequently formed two new companies : Carole Whiting Interiors and Design and Whiting Architects. These images by Sharyn Cairns (OGrady/Normanby) and Tatjana Plitt (V-Zug)

Melbourne In Design kicked off with breakfast at Vzug for Cosentino, brilliant installations by Hub Furniture at James Makin Gallery and Thomas Coward's lightshow at Artedomus. Later, the Luis Parades exhibition over drinks at Hub (with gorgeous new Moroso in the showroom), Dinner at Movida with the charming folk from Artedomus and Agape, followed by breakfast with Cult to launch the new Hay outdoor collection. Phew!

Grazia and Co and Gordon Mather launched the new featherston2016 range at ACCA at the party of the year.

22 July Harnessing the Senses at Decor and Design Fair

A lively discussion with Sonia Simpfendorfer, Karim Rashid, & Victoria Redshaw at the Decordesignfair media lunch 21 July 16

This week I am speaking at the International Design and Decor Fair in Melbourne

The DIA held a guided tour of 200 Years of Australian Fashion Photo by my friend the very talented Bronwyn Kidd

At Hub Furniture a small gathering 'In conversation with Godwin Bradbeer' hearing fascinating insights into his techniques and ideology

Admonter Exhibition at AWISA 6-9 July

Meeting Jaime Hayon at Cult for the launch of his new accessories collection for Fritz Hansen June 30 with Hamish Guthrie, Nina Provan and Paul Hecker

June 9. @mondopiero The DIA held an evening conversation with Piero Gesualdi -design icon and Annemarie Kiely - @vogueliving Melbourne Editor - pic regram from @barbarahermon

This beautiful project by ArchitectsEAT was one of two winners for Residential Design on June 10 in Sydney.

Thrilled to be awarded one of five Dulux DIAlogue scholarships which involve a study trip to Stockholm and London later in the year.

Denfair was this week's highlight with lots of lovely details and beautiful products on show. June 3, 2016

Yellowtrace gave an amazing report on Milan 2016 at Living Edge this week. 26 May 2016

Habitus presented a bathroom and kitchen report from Milan at The English Tapware company May 2016


We joined Cult Design to celebrate Magis 40 years of design 25 May 2016

With Dan Varcoe from Fisher and Paykel, at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 10 May 2016

March 2016. We were guests of Fisher and Paykel at the launch of their experience centre in Sydney. They kindly flew us up for the event and put us up at the Old Clare

Green Interior Award November 2015 for V-ZUG Showroom

with Harley Anstee from Nexus Designs At Cult Design Chairity Project 2015

At the Polo with thanks to Land Rover Australia

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