About Me

I have always had a love of furniture painting and home decor. My journey really only began several years ago though, when I was a stay at home mum and was able to binge watch several home renovation shows on the Lifestyle Channel. The thought of going back to an office job just didn’t thrill me anymore! So I set about completing a Diploma of Interior Design and began painting all of our furniture while the kids had their day time naps! It was exhausting! But so rewarding to see how the look of our house had changed so much, and with so little money too!

I have had a couple of part-time paying jobs here and there since then. However, nothing was fulfilling my passion for painting and styling. So in 2017, I took the plunge and began to work on my business full time. And I haven’t looked back!

In 2018, I was able to take my business even further and I'm so proud to announce that I'm now a Sweet Pickins Milk Paint retailer! I have an absolute love for this paint because it gives such a silky smooth finish to the furniture piece. It's so easily distressed, allowing me to transform furniture into my favourite coastal/Hamptons style. 

Over the years I have grown my business to include a variety of services. I find old treasures and transform them into furniture pieces that the modern family will love. I sell these pieces online through this website and through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/functionbydesign. I also transform pieces for clients, so if you have any dark and dated pieces at home that you would love refreshed, please contact me for a quote. My Diploma of Interior Design has given me the skills needed to help you choose a colour and style that will suit your current home decor!

Now I really have combined everything I love into my day to day activities. I love creating and I love the journey that my life has taken so far!

Isabelle xx