Darren Palmer is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most renowned and influential designers.
Darren began his career designing beautiful and personalised homes for discerning clients. Through his work and product line available Australia wide exclusive to department store Myer, Darren Palmer has become a brand that stands for timeless luxury accessible to all.
As a professional, Darren’s instincts and design aesthetic have influenced Australia’s design culture, while his youthful and energetic presence have propelled a public career spanning publishing, television, events, corporate engagements and leadership in design. Today Darren is a thought leader, influencer and ambassador for high quality products and brands. His depth of expertise combined with his understated approach has made Darren Palmer a household name.
As an author and writer, Darren has regularly contributed articles to a selection of Australia’s premier home and lifestyle publications. These include GQ Australia, Luxury Home Design, Renovate, Grand Designs Australia and Australian House and Garden. Darren’s interior design projects have been featured in the pages of Vogue Living, Inside Out, Belle, Design Decoration Annual, House & Garden and Real Living, and he was named one of Men’s Style Magazine’s Men of Influence in both 2014 and 2015.
Darren is also a regular columnist for domain.com.au, where 3.9 million readers see his articles every month.
In August 2014, Murdoch Books published Darren’s first design book, Easy Luxury: An expert guide to creating your perfect home. The purpose of Easy Luxury was to bring high-end design within reach for everyday homeowners and to make great design accessible for everyone.
The first edition of Easy Luxury sold out within four months and was reprinted in March 2015. In 2016, Darren also released his highly-anticipated second book Homespace: Changing the space you have into the home you love.
Darren’s television career began in 2009. During this time, he has held a number of roles as a judge, presenter and contestant on popular home and lifestyle shows including Nine Network’s Reno Rumble and 4 time “Best Reality Program” Logie award winning The Block.
The Block is the most successful series on Channel Nine and is the No. 1 non-sports program. It is now in its 14th season - Darren will be back on The Block at primetime, 5 nights a week in the second half of 2018.
From design symposiums to public and corporate events, Darren Palmer is also a sought-after public speaker, MC and presenter at events for brands and institutions including LG, Nespresso, Audi Australia, Decoration+Design, Domayne, King Living and HIA, using his lively and entertaining style to bring the topic and event to life.
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