Lynda Gardener is a Melbourne based stylist, decorator, retailer and all round creator of beautiful spaces. Lynda’s aesthetic is wielded through layers of rustic, antique and modern design details, creating the perfectly balanced blend of old and new. Her ability lies not only in her skill of searching for and bringing objects together in an aesthetically pleasing way, but in her signature style of creating tactile and emotive spaces.
Lynda began her professional design career styling commercial concept stores which eventually broadened into the world of her own independent retail ventures, owning and curating boutique accommodation and delving further into interior design. Along with her highly sought after decorating work, Lynda also currently owns and runs five boutique accommodation properties. Lynda’s properties and commissioned work have consistently been featured in a number of reputable national and international publications.
Belle Hemming Bright is an interior stylist and decorator with over 20 years experience in the interior design industry. Originally from Sydney, Belle now lives just outside of Melbourne in the beautiful town of Daylesford. Especially passionate about fabrics, colour and sourcing unique pieces, Belle’s signature style can be described as both modern and eclectic with an added bohemian twist. Belle’s versatile approach to design is reflected in her innate ability to find the place where both beautiful aesthetics and a personal connection to a space coexist.
Earlier on in her career, Belle was a visual merchandiser for leading homeware brands & small independent stores before moving into residential and commercial interior design with some of Sydney’s top Interior styling and decorating companies. Belle was also a regular design columnist in The Sunday Telegraph Newspaper. For the past 10 years, Belle has been self employed as a freelance interior stylist and decorator drifting between projects in Sydney, the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and rural Victoria and now Australia wide with Inside Story.
Upon meeting years ago, Lynda and Belle immediately bonded not only through a mutual love of design and interiors, but also from the curiosity and inspiration they find in travel, food and fashion. Before long, Inside Story was born - a place for their personal experience and talents to combine to create spaces that are versatile, intentional and unique. Lynda and Belle now work on interiors together all around Australia, from styling private homes in Sydney, bars in Melbourne and Hobart and boutique hotels in Byron Bay and Tasmania.