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! This process set the wheels in motion and in 2015, I created my business, Function by Design.

I have had a couple of part-time 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!

I've now been able to grow my business even further and I'm so proud to announce that I'm a Made by Paint stockist, Cling On! Brushes Stockist and Hokus Pokus Furniture Transfers Stockist! 

Over the years, I have gained so much furniture painting experience. One of my passions now is to pass on this knowledge by teaching a range of different furniture painting workshops. Be sure to check out the workshop section on this website to see what is coming up!

My Diploma of Interior Design has also given me the skills needed to help you choose the right colour and style for each one of your pieces of furniture to suit your home! So, please be sure to ask for me for any colour advice!

Isabelle xx