At Home with Darren Palmer

Sep 04, 2019

Since being introduced to GlobeWest in 2006 by his then mentor, Darren Palmer has gone on to become one of Australia's most influential Interior Designers.

So, it goes without saying we’re thrilled he remains a firm advocate for GlobeWest.

"Not many companies come close to the range offered by Globewest. If you have a particular look in mind, chances are you’ll find everything you need here. There are forms to suit all interior schemes and styles." says Darren.

We’re even happier that as his style has evolved and his star has risen, he has continued to specify our products for his most important projects – his own homes.

See highlights from The Block judge’s current and previous Sydney residences, plus step inside his most recent Hyams Beach holiday retreat renovation below.

With a blend of complementary and contrasting elements, the coastal beach shack personifies his quintessential contemporary-coastal style.

Bondi Home

In 2018 Darren set out to give his kitchen a contemporary refresh, with clean sleek finishes and plenty of storage and chose our Sketch Tami Barstools to complete the look.

Pictured top & above: Darren at his current home | Photography: John Paul Urizar | Product: Sketch Tami Barstools

Darren integrated the latest technology, metallic finishes and an indoor plant shelf to create a space that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Photography: John Paul Urizar

For the outdoor area of his Bondi oasis (and previous Edgecliff home) Darren selected our luxurious Reef outdoor living collection. "When moving I usually look to update most of my furniture but I also like to keep the pieces that I love." Darren explains.

“GlobeWest are great for occasional furniture, side tables, coffee tables etc. And keep an eye out for the outdoor products.” Says Darren.

Image via: Homes to Love | Styling: Jono Fleming | Pictured: Outdoor setting at his Bondi home | Product: Reef 3 Seater Sofa & Reef Sofa Chair

Image via: | Pictured: Darren at his Edgecliff home in NSW | Product: Reef 3 Seater Sofa & Reef Sofa Chair

The Hyams Beach Renovation

"Earlier this year we renovated our coastal beach shack that we rent out in beautiful Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

The space features home decor with my own signature luxury style, which can easily be translated to any home, with the use of classic materials and colours!" Says Darren.

Hyams Beach Photography by Jacob Nassif


Pictured: Felix Slouch Ottoman, Left Chaise & Right Arm, Baha Lounge Sofa Chairs, Linea Tri Base Side Table & Linea Tri Console

"For the upstairs living room I chose GlobeWest pieces that tie in perfectly with the relaxed beach feel that carries through the home.

Make sure most things tie together, and your home decor is complementary, linked by colour or texture."

Pictured: Felix Slouch Ottoman, Left Chaise & Right Arm

"The easiest items to help add life to your surfaces (consoles, sidetables and coffee tables) are books, plants or your favourite floral bunch! This beautiful bunch of hydrangeas are perfectly placed on the GlobeWest Aiden rectangle coffee tables in the middle of our upstairs living room." Darren continues.

Pictured: Felix Slouch Right Arm & Linea Tri Base Side Table

"Make sure you choose a style that suits you! Considering the type of your home, including the geographic location when styling is paramount."

Pictured: Baha Lounge Sofa Chairs & Linea Tri Console

Pictured: Darren doing the finishing touches in the living space | Product: Baha Lounge Sofa Chairs


"Every great interior that works well and is pleasing to the eye has complementary and contrasting elements.

The oak, white and VJ panels in the upstairs living and dining were set against the minor contrasting pops of black in door hardware and lighting, with key furniture pieces such as the GlobeWest Linea Tri Console adding to the contrasting punch of black."

Pictured: Olivia Dining Chairs & Linea Tri Console

Pictured: Olivia Dining Chairs

Pictured: Darren's pet, Brutus

Pictured: Linea Tri Console

Pictured: Darren adding pops of colour to the second living room

"Other things that also add to a room looking great include a great rug, well-positioned lighting, storage, decor items, artwork and most importantly, big stamps of your own personality." Explains Darren.


Pictured: Porter Bedside in one of the 5 bedrooms on the property

Pictured: Siena Bedside in the master bedroom at Hyams Beach


Browse Darren's selections below online or visit your local showroom to experience the collection.

"GlobeWest Sydney showroom is even better than the comprehensive online offering as you can really appreciate the range." Says Darren.

Felix Slouch Left Chaise

Felix Slouch Right Arm
Felix Slouch Ottoman

Baha Sofa Lounge Chair
Linea Tri Console

Linea Tri Base Side Table
Olivia Dining Chair
Sketch Tami Barstool
Porter Bedside

Siena Bedside

Reef Sofa Chair

Reef 3 Seater Sofa

See GlobeWest featured on The Block 2019 and previous years.

The Block Gallery

We've been delighted to work with Darren to support one of his many causes, YourTown Prize Homes, where he creates dream homes to help provide a brighter future for young children. See the gallery of past and present prize homes below.

YourTown Prize Home Gallery




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