Our Story

We firmly support the culture and environment in which we live

Dieppe Design are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the Cammeraygal and Wallumedegal People. We acknowledge the First Australians as the true owners and traditional custodians of this continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Elders of the community & extend our recognition to their descendants who are present. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

We pledge to donate yearly to Australian not-for-profit, charities and rescues to help combat the struggles of the First Nations people, homelessness, domestic violence, environmental devastation and animal cruelty. We thank our clients past, present and future for giving us the opportunity in doing so.

Dieppe Design began as a small word of mouth business

in 2014 whilst both Nora & Ed were working full time. However, with a lifestyle that involved rescuing & fostering animals, it was clear they needed a more flexible working day. Dieppe Design is now a flourishing full time business that works around their son Flint, the array of dogs, cats & chickens they have and their client’s varying ways of life.

The principals of Dieppe Design are Nora & Ed, a creative husband and wife team who connected whilst studying at university in the UK. Both coming from international backgrounds and upbringings, they decided on beautiful Australia as home in 2007.

Ed is a registered architect with 15+ years full time experience in practice. After residing in damp and cold rentals, Ed quickly became ardent in designing and building houses properly. In 2020, he formally certified in Passive House Design becoming one of the few certified Passive House Registered Architects in Sydney.

Ed concentrates his skills designing concepts with clients, contract administration, project management and overseeing the team on their documentation.

Nora holds a Diploma in Interior Design & a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management which have clearly come in handy when setting up and running an architecture & interiors business!

Creative Director became a fitting role as Nora designs and manages the interiors with the team as well as dedicating time to manage the office and work on business development.

The team and who we are

Kate officially joined the team in 2020 upon completion of her Masters Degree in Architecture, after contracting for us for several years. Having a background in interior design, Kate is a Creative Lead to the team who works across both the interiors and architectural stages of our projects. 

Chris began as an intern but has recently graduated and received his Masters Degree in Architecture, joining us full time as an Architectural Assistant. Chris also has a passion for interiors and is therefore able to assist all of our team throughout each stage.

When out of the office, Kate enjoys hikes, exploring a new part of Sydney every week but when the weather takes a turn she’d much rather be at the pottery wheel or curled up reading a book. Chris is our foodie, trying out Sydney’s restaurants and makes time to visit family. Ed enjoys running & mountain biking whilst Nora prefers a creative art project or campaigning for animal & human rights but together with son Flint they enjoy long dog walks, travelling for inspiration and delicious veggie food & wine!