Design by Substance Within can provide you with a uniquely tailored design solution to enhance the way you experience being in your space.

We consider it a privilege, to be invited into your home!

Discovering your individual aesthetic and functional needs, forms the basis for our collaboration with you. This allows us to deliver the design solution that ultimately results in a successful final result.

You can be confident that the advice and service you receive comes from industry professionals, who are invested in achieving the best quality outcome for you.

We look forward to designing your project!



An hourly fee arrangement is most suited when you need guidance with a small project or single room revamp.  We can offer you access to wholesale trade partners and often pass on discounts when purchasing Furniture, Art and Decor on your behalf.

Design Fee $160.00 per hour.

10 Hour Block

This option provides you with ten hours of design process implemented within one month.  A fantastic way to keep your current project on track or to establish a concise project brief and design concept ready for implementation.

Design Fee $1,350.00

($135.00 per hour)

Eltham Bathroom Remodel
Renovation Respite

Specifically, designing and specifying for Kitchen and Bathroom remodels.  We work closely with a team of trades to provide a full renovation service from concept and drafting through to delivering your newly completed room.

Design Fee $3500.00 per room.

Colour Palette Refinement

Sometimes known as a colour consult - but we consider so much more than paint colour.

We will help you co-ordinate the colour of your furniture, fittings and finishes in your rooms so that each space is harmonious with the next.

Design Fee $100.00 per hour.

Complete Home Renovation
- Call Us Before You Start!

Spatial planning is key to optimising the flow of traffic placement of furniture and impact of light in your home.  We work with builders who are excited about going off script and creating truly bespoke homes.

Design Fee $600.00 per week (capped at 10 weeks).

Made to Order

Custom made furniture, window coverings, wallpaper, upholstery, rugs and flooring are available from an extensive network of suppliers and makers.  No compromises and the best value we can source!

Design Fee - also "made to order" based on the size of your project.


Eltham Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel



Kitchen Remodel



Bathroom Remodel



Bedside Tables



Bedroom Refurbishment


Home Office



Plantation Shutters



Furniture Restoration



"Sally provided design and planning for the interiors of my extention. Her insight, ideas and collaboration have proven to be invaluable to the project. Sally is a delight to work with. She is responsive to communication and I have found her reliable and trustworthy. I initially sort her services for our bathroom, that turned out beautiful, so I extended her scope of work to include the living areas. I am very pleased with the results so far. I would highly recommend Sally to anyone considering a renovation project." - Kym Patterson


"My very small bathroom was extended to accommodate our young family of five. Sally designed the layout of our new bathroom perfectly to suit our needs, coordinated with trades, sourced great products and implemented the gorgeous aesthetics. She made sure she listened to what we wanted, but was also great with her suggestions and ideas. Always friendly, easy to communicate with and nothing seemed liked too much trouble. We couldn’t be happier with the end result. There is a real wow factor when entering our bathroom now, that we could not have achieved without Sally. We will definitely be using Substance Within for further projects in our home." - Eltham Family


"My husband and I engaged Substance Within when we began our home renovation in 2018. Sally has assisted us with designing our new kitchen, bedrooms, powder room, indoor and outdoor living spaces. It has been fantastic having someone to guide us through the process, and help us realise the vision we had. Our home has undergone a major transformation and is now quite contemporary and very functional. We were really impressed by Sally’s concepts which contribution to quite a lot of the structural changes we have made. We had a number of custom furniture pieces designed which are unique, stand out pieces! We are continuing to work with Substance Within as we finish the build process and continue to add decorative elements to the house. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Substance Within no matter the size of your project, Sally is very invested in her work!" - Research Family