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Chic and edgy interior decoration and design

Commercial and office interior design that makes business sense 



Modern and edgy interior decoration from Newcastle interior designer Julie Evans Design

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is commercial interior design?

Commercial interior design is the process of designing an office or commercial space that is functional and visually appealing to staff and customers. The goal for commercial interior designers is to create a space that looks great, and does it's job in the way it was intended and meets the needs of the business. A commercial interior designer will take into account how staff or customers will move through the space, what they'll do within it, how the business wants them to feel and what the business wants them to do.

Question: What's the difference between commercial and residential interior design?

To put it simply, residential interior designers create spaces that we love to live in. Commercial interior designers create spaces that businesses work from and staff work in. A residential interior designer wants to create spaces that are comfortable, functional and inviting in our homes. Commercial interior designers create spaces from which a business conducts its operations, staff work in and customers engage.

Question: What do commercial interior designers do?

Commercial interior designers plan and design the interior spaces of businesses and other commercial spaces. They bring together the needs of the business and the desires of the client to create a functional and visually appealing space. Commercial interior designers also coordinate with other professionals involved in the construction or renovation of a commercial space, such as architects, engineers, trades people and other designers. Their work includes selecting and specifying furniture, fixtures, finishes and lighting. Commercial interior designers also developing spatial plans, prepare construction drawings and overseeing installation projects. They also work with clients to develop budgets, establish timelines and coordinate other aspects of the design process.

Modern office interior design

Find out more about what Julie Evans Design offers and how they can help you by checking out their suite of interior design services or stop by their instagram or pinterest pages for more idea and inspiration. Talk to Julie about how she can transform your space(s) and help them reach their full potential.

Barber shop interior

Newcastle commercial interior design

At Julie Evans Design we create functional, stylish and practical commercial and office interiors that reflect your brand identity. Our commercial interior designers work closely with our clients in Newcastle and the Hunter to understand their business needs and create the spaces that meet their specific requirements while also being visually appealing.


Every element of the commercial or office interior design is carefully considered, from the layout and furniture to the lighting and finishes. Ultimately, the goal is to create a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical for the people who use it.

Modern interior design style meeting room in office

Newcastle commercial and office interior design

Julie Evans Design is a professional services interior design company. We provide creative and innovative design solutions for businesses and organisations across the greater Newcastle, NSW area. Our experienced and talented commercial interior designers can provide a full range of services including interior design, space planning, 3D visualisations and project management.

Office lounge in industrial or warehouse style office

Great commercial and office interiors by design

Commercial interior design is a specialised field. we know that multiple elements have to be brought together into cohesive whole. Above all, harmony is required to create an effective and functional space. Here are a few insights that we've gained that bring success:

If it comes down to having to pick one over the other, go with function. A commercial or office interior has a function to perform, and this should be prioritised. With that said, do t he best you can with style and aesthetics given the constraints at play.

When you have harmony or balance between form and function, you'll have great commercial interior design.

Few plans ever survive without changes. Commercial interior design projects are no different. Expect that you'll need to be flexible. That way when the need arises, you won't be surprised.

Always start with both. You may need to be flexible with both, but having them means you have a roadmap to your final destination.

Seek input from all stakeholders and constituents. You'll be glad you did - they see things you don't. Have you heard the saying many heads are better than one? It's true.

Successful commercial interior design always starts with a well considered plan. Goals and project scope are defined. Business needs are factored, as are spatial constraints and limitations.

Colour and texture affect our senses and states or mind. Use them to reinforce the function of the space and how staff or clients are expected to feel or act within it. Use colour to reinforce brand and corporate messaging also. Subtle uses of both colour and texture can enhance visual appeal and boost styling.

Plan first

Work with experts

Set budget and timeline

Expect the need to be flexible

Harmonise form and function

If it has to be a choice, pick function

Use colour and texture well

Office interior with central staircase and meeting room

Office interior design

Commercial office spaces are designed to be functional and stylish. The interior design of a commercial space should be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Many people think that office interior design is only about functionality. While functionality is certainly important, it is also important to make sure that the space looks stylish, is appealing and attractive to staff and clients. This can be done by:


  1. using attractive furniture

  2. choosing the right color scheme

  3. making sure the lighting is natural and optimal

  4. taking care to make sure the finishes and textures are right; and

  5. adding some decorative touches.

Interior design of a barwith tables and lounge chairs

We design great workplaces

We know the elements that make a great workplace. By bringing them together in harmony, you get commercial interior design magic. It's all about cohesion. By knowing and understanding the seven elements of great commercial interior design, we create office interiors and commercial spaces that look great and do their job. Those seven elements of commercial interior design are:


  1. Colour

  2. Lighting

  3. Space planning

  4. Furniture

  5. Materials

  6. Accessories

  7. Art


Each element plays a major role. Colour creates mood, stimulates productivity and sets tone. Lighting creates atmosphere, and contributes to productivity and temperament. Space planning optimises workflow and affects noise. Furniture provides comfort and storage. Materials can add textures and transmit messaging. Accessories can personalise a space and reinforce branding. Art can inspire and create community and team spirit.

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