Welcome to Shoestring Decorators

We’re dovetailing our years of experience in interior design and home handyman services to launch Shoestring Decorators. Our desire is to consult with you and work together to create a design style that is unique to you within your budget.

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Our Design Philosophy

We strive to create an aesthetic for your home that speaks of you!

We work with you to achieve your design aims within your means.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

About Us & Our Projects

Introducing Shoestring Decorators

We’re dovetailing our years of experience in interior design and home handyman services to launch Shoestring Decorators.
Winter is Coming…
We are encouraged to stay indoors and ‘hibernate’ as the world deals with the new reality of COVID-19.

The Whistler Story

It all began with a chance find whilst browsing on Gumtree…

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

Before, during and after photos of two renovation projects which we undertook in our own home.

And So to Bed…

Your main bedroom is the perfect place to indulge yourself and make your own, without reservation.

Latest Posts

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2021 Ultimately Illuminating

Pantone Colours for 2021 “The union of an enduring Ultimate Grey with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” Leatrice

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Flower Power

Using floral patterns in your home décor can be difficult to implement… It’s all about finding the balance.

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Our Team

Kim Kemp

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Kim has a lifetime of experience in all aspects of interior design and refurbishment. She has refreshingly open approach to understanding clients tastes and needs and seeking solutions with her clients budgets.

Iain McLeod

HANDYMAN

Iain is a ‘jack-of-all- trades’ and has years of experience in many aspects of home maintenance as well as creative problem solving your home renovation needs even with limited budgets.

What Our Clients Say...

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"Kim listened carefully to our ideas and preferences and helped us create a coherent colour scheme and style throughout our home"
Susan & Jamie
Woodlands
"Downsizing can be a daunting task but with Kim on board, it proved to be an exciting and fulfilling experience!"
Gaby & Keith
Perry Lakes
" Kim has 'the creative eye' and has on occasions actually talked us out of major projects suggesting simple and more economical options."
Andie & Rod
Woodlands
"Kim's advice has been creative and practical and always focused on an outcome that would satisfy our needs and we have been thrilled with the results."
Betsy & Michael
Applecross

Our Services

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Project Planning & Management

We will work with you prioritise what is most important and implement a ‘staged’ approach to your project so that you can manage the budget and make informed decisions along the way. We can help you with this process and keep track of progress.

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Measure, Estimate & Quote

We will assist you in developing a budget based on accurate measuring, estimating and obtaining quotes for all aspects of your project.
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Styling & Staging

We are expert at working with you to generate an overall style that suits your personal tastes and lifestyle. We can also assist you to prepare your house for sale through perfect staging options.
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Bathrooms

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Kitchens

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Furnishings

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Lighting

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Paint & Decorating

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Tiling

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Floor Coverings

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Curtains & Blinds

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Handyman Services

We offer a full range of handyman services, big and small. These include: power washing of outdoor areas and driveways; gutter clearing; repairs to leaking taps and toilets; assembly of IKEA and similar furniture; removal of old built-in units including kitchens; door and lock repairs; wall repair and painting; wall papering, wall tiling; picture hanging; installation of curtain tracks and blinds; woodwork. Give us a call. We’ll take a look and give you a quote free of charge.

Contact Us

If you would like further information about any of our services or how we may be able to assist you with your interior design or handyman needs, please use the form below or call Kim on 0411 135 533.