About Birdblack Design (including our services)

Birdblack Design offers the entire Interior Design process.
We can take you from the initial conceptual designs right through to the completion of the project, thanks to our design management service.

Additionally, Birdblack Design offers Commercial Design with a focus on commercial enterprises

To make it easy for you, we have produced a number of set design packages at a fixed cost. Therefore there are no surprises: you know exactly what design work you can expect to receive for the set price. Each package lists the cost and the subsequent detail of work you will receive within a particular package. These may include full sets of drawings, selections list, travel to showrooms to select products, labour prices, etc. Within the design packages offered, you are sure to find one that accommodates you, however if you are looking for something a little more specialised, we can certainly customise a package to suit your requirements. 

As the design process draws to a close, you will have accurate designs established, materials and selections prices. From here you have the opportunity to bring your designs to life through our comprehensive design management service. This design management service includes the following:
• Allocation of reputable and qualified builder/ trades people
• Supply of all fittings, fixtures and finishes 
• Design Management from conception to completion of the project. 

All of our services are quality controlled by BIRDBLACK DESIGN and our design management prices are costed per project. This will be discussed with you at the time of receiving the building and trades quotes.

BIRDBLACK DESIGN takes care of it all: from the beginning until the end, allowing you to rest easy knowing your project is in reputable and qualified hands. We understand the value of having control from start to finish. We've spent countless hours building relationships with our suppliers and tradespeople, ensuring your end results are exquisite. The exemplary care and level of detail we put into our jobs is the number one feedback we get back from clients, proving our methods and services are second to none.  

is based in the heart of Wollongong, NSW. Our service area includes the entire Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Shire area.
For very special jobs, we are willing to venture back to Sarah’s home city, Canberra, and of course, up into Sydney. One of our largest projects to date is located in the USA, so please contact us if you’d like to work with us on your project. We are not limited to postcodes and happy to discuss options. Travel fees may apply for out of area regions.


Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday Furniture Consultations only
Outside of work hours By Appointment

Design Studio:By Appointment only (located in Farmborough Heights)

The Team

Sarah Nolen

Director / Interior Designer

Sarah is the owner and founder of Birdblack Design. 2021 marks 15 years in the design industry, with Sarah receiving accolades both nationally and internationally for her ability to take clients’ dream ideas and make them a reality.

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Stuart Gibson

Senior Interior Designer

Since the new millennium, Stuart has worked with a number of reputable Interior Designers; his career spanning from residential to commercial, right through to landscape architecture. 

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Rachel Pace

Interior Designer

Rachel has been with Birdblack Design 4 years as of March 2021. Rachel brings such passionate creativity as well as youthful energy with her. Rachel is experienced in every aspect of the design process including construction management.

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Ryan Xuereb

Interior Decorator & Stylist

Ryan is our resident Interior Decorator and Stylist. The final layer to any good project is the soft furnishings and Ryan has the ability to work with many different styles to create the perfect selection of final touches. Furniture to a home is like the pearl necklace to a black dress.

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Laura May

Creative Content Manager

Laura has a colourful personality and has had a wonderfully diverse career. From running kitchens and training apprentices in hospitality; to creative writing; to corporate and community event management; to working with young people and training them in leadership, she has a wealth of experience and vibrancy under her belt.

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Dave Nolen

On-Site Engineering Expert

Dave is a Mechanical Engineer at Bluescope Steel and has been an integral part of Birdblack Design since its conception in 2014.

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