Our Story

We believe that confident and charismatic homes are for everyone, that the best homes are ever-evolving, and that the final result should be an honest indication of who lives there.

cedar + suede

Cedar + Suede is a full-service Interior Design studio, led by Carlene and Michael Duffy.
When not designing, the couple are hosts on home renovation and lifestyle TV show, Open Homes Australia (9Life) and Nine’s newest show, Renovate or Rebuild (2020).  They have spent the last decade chipping away at the renovation of their lifestyle property and forever home on the Gold Coast and despite appearing on Channel Nine’s, The Block in 2014, they are probably best known for their unique vintage caravan renovations.
Michael and Carlene are enthusiastic content creators and have collaborated with a range of brands in the lifestyle space including Adairs, Lend Lease, Wagner, White Knight Paints, Philips, Singapore Tourism, Mirvac, LEGO, Realestate.com, Stihl, and David Jones to name just a few.
Their most important job is as parents / personal assistants to their two kids, Paddy (12) and Stella (10)  who keep them both, simultaneously grounded and on their toes.

Carlene Duffy

DESIGNER / INTERIOR STYLIST / MEDIA PERSONALITY

Michael Duffy

BUILDER / CARPENTER / DESIGNER  / MEDIA PERSONALITY / PILOT

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