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 interiors studio DP Designed, Darren Palmer has become a prestigious brand that stands for astute design and accessible distinction.
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 a household name, known not only for imagination and sensible luxury, but for in-built trust.
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 and Grand Designs Australia; and Darren’s work has also been featured in the pages of Belle, Design Decoration Annual, House & Garden and Real Living.
Darren is also a regular columnist for Australian House & Garden Magazine, where over 2 million Australians read his column every month, and he was named one of Men’s Style Magazine’s Men of Influence in both 2014 and 2015.
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. Last year 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 The Block, which continues to attract up to 2 million viewers per episode.
The Block is one of the most successful series on Channel Nine and is the No. 1 non-sports program. It is now in its 13th season, it will be back on primetime 5 nights a week in the second half of 2017.
From design symposiums to public events, Darren is also a sought-after public speaker and presenter at events for brands and institutions which includes the likes of Decoration+Design, Coco Republic Design School, Domayne and Interiors Addict using his lively and entertaining style to share his wealth of knowledge on all things design.
Just recently Darren teamed up with Yourtown to style the interiors for their biggest prize of the year, a gorgeous Kingscliff property right on Salt Beach, Tweed Coast.
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