Want to design high-end and timeless interiors?

DESIGN LIKE A DESIGNHER

You’re passionate about interior design. You’re constantly looking up houses on Instagram and Open Home gathering ideas for all the things you’d love to change about your home.

You love styling but you’re short of time and don’t want to have to do an entire industry certification to learn the foundations of good design. In fact, you’d rather just have an industry expert with a proven history show you exactly how to create a look that will last the test of time. Someone who can teach you to pair expensive finishings with cost effective industry insider information to create a timeless and unique space.

We’ve got you

Are you serious about design? We are nuts about styling interiors. Modern and sleek, sustainable and bright, warm and cosy. You name it, we’ve designed it.

In fact, we are so obsessed with fine finishes and insta-worthy interiors that we got a group of industry experts together to build you something truly unique!

You see, we’ve not only mastered the skills to create a truly breathtaking space, but we also know the insider tips to get your dream interior styled to your vision but in line with your budget.

Introducing:
Design Like A DesignHer!

WE’VE GOT YOU

Are you serious about design? We are nuts about styling interiors. Modern and sleek, sustainable and bright, warm and cosy. You name it, we’ve designed it.

In fact, we are so obsessed with fine finishes and insta-worthy interiors that we got a group of industry experts together to build you something truly unique!

You see, we’ve not only mastered the skills to create a truly breathtaking space, but we also know the insider tips to get your dream interior styled to your vision but in line with your budget.

Introducing: Design Like A DesignHer!

Here’s what you’ll get!

6 Weeks of Online Learning

We’ll deep dive into industry tips like:

  • How to manage the process of redesigning without the stress
  • How to access industry discounts and trade prices
  • How to understand the key principles of interior design and apply them like a professional on your projects
  • Understand how professionals are able to create expensive looking interiors while using insider secrets to keep costs down
And so much more.

Module 1

Ideas and Concepting

I THINK LIKE A DESIGNHER! The journey begins! Module One takes you through the different ways to curate your ideas and how to develop and articulate your own unique style. You’ll learn about the philosophy of design and how to better document and map out your unique vision.

Module 2

Plans/Space and Scale

I SEE MY VISION AND CAN COMMUNICATE IT! In this module, it’s all about getting your vision out of your head and communicating in a way that leaves nothing to interpretation and everything accounted for. This is often an overlooked part of the process and can cost you thousands lost to miscommunication, back and forth with suppliers, incorrect measurements and forgotten KEY elements that account for the space and joinery.

Module 3

Colour and Materials

I CAN SEE A RAINBOW! Welcome to the fun of colour theory and psychology. Learn how different colours make us feel, how to work colours together and how to create your own signature palette. Dive into materials and learn how to think about buildability, how to test materials for durability and longevity and how to deal with wastage – a huge contributor to budget blowout.

Module 4

Lights and Lighting

I SEE THE LIGHT! It’s all about light theory in Module 4. We’ll cover the types of lighting and how to map out and plan the lighting for your space. You’ll also learn how to communicate what you want and when in the process to start thinking about lighting to showcase different areas of the space you are creating. We’ll show you how to leverage and maximise natural light to change the look and feel and even perceived size of a room and how to focus attention on specific furnishings or collections by directing light toward them.

Module 5

Documenting, Programming and Budgeting

MY DREAM INTERIOR WITHIN MY BUDGET! This is where the rubber really hits the road with access to our own private Little Black Book of suppliers and trade discounts. We’ll have you documenting your plans like a pro in no time so you can create timeless spaces without the budget blowout. We’ll teach you how to program your plans with digital tools and take your through costing templates step by step to help you save every single step of the way.

Module 6

Furniture Placement and Documentation

ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES! You’ve built the structure, lit your space and now it’s time to furnish! Our industry experts will take you step-by-step through artwork curation and selection, furniture choices based on scale, size and room orientation. We’ll even show you how to style your shelves to show off that curated collection you’ve created in the chicest possible way.

Plus much much more..

At the end of the 6 weeks

You will have:

  • The confidence to be able to design and style your home
  • The skills to manage the process of redesigning without the stress
  • The ability to understand the key principles of interior design and apply them like a professional on your projects
  • The clarity to confidently make your final material selections and specify like a pro
  • A strong understanding of your design philosophy and the ability to present it with a cohesive visual language

You’ll also walk away with..

A Community Of Like-Minded DesignHers creating the home of their dreams

In DesignHers Inner Circle

You’ll get immediate access to your EXCLUSIVE Facebook Group where you’ll receive:

  • 6 weeks of training sessions delivered by our Industry Experts
  • Direct support for any questions
  • Feedback in a group setting to support your learning and celebrate your wins

Plus

  • Templates
  • Downloadables & Action Lists
  • Lifetime Access
  • Learn from 5 guest speakers and industry experts PLUS Founder Rebeka

This time is invaluable

It’s our mission to help you overcome and sort out any and every obstacle you come across, and these are the perfect sessions to do that.
You will have access to the wealth of knowledge in Rebeka head – a resource like no other.
Have a chat with us –

Meet our

Industry experts

Rebecca

has been working with BuildHer Collective since October 2021 as an Interior Designer. She primarily helps people have who have just bought their first investment property. Her focus is to create special moments within the house by adding tweaks & design flare to make it the best possible outcome for its inhabitants. Working with the BuildHer team motivates her to be the best version of herself.

Holding a Degree in Architecture & more recently completed a Diploma of Building & Construction she is passionate about positively contributing to the Melbourne streetscape. She is working to achieve her end goal to build for profit. Whilst creating beautiful yet functional homes that will stand the test of time.

Rachel Collard

is the creative director behind R&Co.Design.Studio – a company specialising in joinery design and hard surface materials helping clients realise their whole home interiors. In addition to running R&Co.Design.Studio, Rachel will say her most important and enjoyable role is being mum to 3 young boys–Luca 10, Rafael 9 and Mateo 8 – who obviously keep her super busy. She is also passionate about developing properties to showcase her own projects as well as working closely with other businesses on design partnerships, podcasts and collaborations to stay abreast of the design industry

Melanie

With a background in interior decoration and property styling, Melanie has always had an interest in property and design. She spends (probably too much, according to Mel) time looking through Realestate.com and she loves visiting furniture stores, flooring or tile galleries – you name it!

She’s worked for BuildHer for the past 18 months and loves seeing what all the amazing BuildHers are up to and helping out with their queries, where possible. “I really enjoy having a vision for a project and seeing it come to life through textiles and furniture.”

Lauren

Lauren Egan is a Melbourne based Interior Decorator. Her strengths lie in using colour, furniture, art, objects and soft furnishings to create personalised spaces that are layered, approachable and enduring. Colour is an important element of her practice where she believes it is the essential ingredient in underpinning a feeling in a home.

Alison

Alison Lewis loves interiors, design and building. And quite frankly she wouldn’t have it any other way. After ditching the corporate finance world in her late 20s to get a real job, Alison’s career includes award-winning interior design, property styling, editorial styling and as the General Manager of a local homewares brand.

In early 2020 Alison put her big girl pants on and started her business, Alison Lewis interiors where she designs and project manages her own developments, along with design consulting and coaching for home-owners and interior designers alike. Her collaborative approach has allowed her to form networks within the design and building industry and share her varied and vast experience with others.

Dylan James

If you’ve just got your house looking fantastic and you’re ready to sell, maybe you need some help on the styling side or you’re keen to do it all yourself, this episode is for you. You’re in for a real treat today as Rebeka chats with our very own BuildHer photographer, Dylan James, about how he captures the emotion of a home and translates it into a beautiful set of images.
Dylan is a Melbourne based interior, architectural and lifestyle photographer whose work you’ve likely seen in one of our publications. Starting out as a real estate photographer, he developed a love for architecture and design and began capturing homes in a less traditional way, which is one of the reasons we’re so lucky to have him.

And

Special Guest Appearances

Evan, DIY Blinds

One of our beloved supplier partners, DIY Blinds are experts in all things window furnishings.  The way we dress our windows has a huge impact on how we experience a room and DIY Blinds have been amazing at helping our BuildHer’s!

Danielle, Lights, Lights, Lights

One of the directors and owners from Lights Lights Lights. We absolutely love her at BuildHer and she works on all our houses by incorporating her incredible designs into every build.

And bonus:

6-part Fenton & Fenton Style Mini Series with Lucy Fenton

All of these beautiful homes were created by our BuildHers who have participated in our Build Like a BuildHer program!

Here’s what

our Master Buildhers have to say…

Design like a designher

And just who are we you ask?

At BuildHer we help women build

Being in the building game for many years, Rebeka started BuildHer Collective because she was constantly being asked questions and offering advice based on her extensive knowledge about the building process.

She has a passion for building and vast construction and renovation experience that is driven by a desire to see women succeed in what has long been a male-dominated industry. Our mission at BuildHer Collective is to help women create their dream home with clarity and confidence.

As a Registered Victorian Builder and successful residential developer, Rebeka’s recent projects have broken sales records in Northcote. Her last four projects have all been featured on the cover of Domain Magazine – but none of that competes with seeing the success of her BuildHers and DeveloperHers in the Build Her Collective community. And that is just amazing!