Affordable Designer Style.
Those three words have shaped TLC Interiors since its inception eight years ago. And the concept is simple, really: let us show you how to achieve a well-designed home without the over-spend.
Of course, we like to spend a bit. An amazing interior doesn’t happen without dropping some cash. We’re not the McDonald’s Loose Change Menu, after all. But we do live in the real world. TLC Interiors is a ‘real homes for real people’ kinda business. We don’t design museums. We don’t specify outlandish furniture you can’t sit on. We’re about creating phenomenal spaces you can actually live in. You know… with pets, with kids, with red wine!
The clients we tend to attract (and love to work with) are people who appreciate great design but don’t have the skills to pull off an amazing interior on their own. And so we enter the picture, work our magic, and generate those gasp-worthy reveals that have clients crying (true story: clients have cried when we’ve revealed rooms to them and we loved every minute of it!).
Sharing the Secrets.
TLC Interiors is different from other design businesses for a number of reasons. Firstly, we’re also a blog. We share everything we know about design with over 130,000 readers a month. Where we source furniture and decor from, what the latest interior trends are, and tips on how to decorate a space properly; it’s all here for you to dive into on-the-daily.
Secondly, we’re also really honest about how we charge clients, how the design process works, and how much it really costs to furnish a room. There’s literally no facet of the business we’re not completely transparent about. It’s something we wish the design industry would do more of, actually. We prefer a no-smoke-and-mirrors experience from start to finish. And as we’ve discovered, so do our clients and readers.
So, that’s TLC Interiors in a nutshell. Have us in your home to make it amazing, or stop by and read the thousands of articles we’ve written here so you can do it yourself. No snobbery, no overspend, and always a good laugh along the way. After all, who says that design has to be so serious?
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Books, TV and Content Creation
Outside of designing homes and blogging since 2012, TLC’s director Chris Carroll also works as a presenter. In the past he’s hosted style segments on Sunrise, Sky News and The Morning Show, and was an on-air designer on Changing Rooms in 2019.
Chris also does a lot of MC and presenting work for Metricon Homes, having worked with them for over five years. He’s presented close to 60 videos with them and other brand partners since launching the TLC business, so you’ve probably seen his face pop up on your Facebook or Instagram feed.
As well as presenting, Chris also works as a product stylist; styling and shooting campaigns for brand partners like Lorraine Lea. He’s also authored a book called Sydney Precincts, which was published through Hardie Grant, and is a regular contributor for news.com.au and realestate.com.au