With a passion for creating functional yet beautiful things from a young age, and following in the tradition of his Grandfather, James pursued a trade in timber joinery working on luxury boats. Trained in the craft by a Danish artisan, an amazingly talented man that became an inspiring mentor, James developed a vivid eye for detail and a strong passion for the design aspects of his creations. His skills were highly recognised and the demand for his planning, style and aesthetic concepts grew and in 2000 James established his own business servicing the high end residential market. Here he was provided further opportunity to design, build and explore his creative side.

Moving into design was a natural progression. James is unapologetic to the fact that he was initially self-taught, however over the years he has broadened his design vocabulary by studying design to complement his technical knowledge.  James is a professional member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) as well as a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) with the Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute (KBDI) and a fully Licenced Builder.

There is no doubt that James’ early work with timber has been instrumental in developing the Darren James style and love of natural and timeless materials. The companies technical background and history also ensure expert attention to detail in both manufacturing and construction.

A quality finish that incorporates personality and style

In 2005 James established ‘Darren James Interiors’ and since then the studio has been pioneering the integration of interior design with handcrafted joinery and construction services. The ability to combine the latest technology and innovative design solutions with Australian functionality has seen the studio achieve recognition for producing the highest quality and personalised kitchens, bathing and interior spaces. The studio’s commitment to providing the finest workmanship and professionalism has quickly become recognizable and a trademark for the business.

The future

But it’s to the future that Darren James Interiors looks. The knowledge that comes with traditional technical skills and their commitment to creating unconventional personalised interior spaces is what pushes the company constantly forward in growth and development.

“We have traveled so far in such a short time, but never have we lost touch with the quality craftsmanship that we originally established; it has become a part of our DNA – who we are and what we do!” Darren James