S l o w l y g o e s t h e T u r t l e .... t h e CT j o u r n e y...
I launched my interior decor & design business in the late 80's from a small studio in Brighton, Melbourne. Originally focusing on faux finishes and murals for walls and ceilings, which was the sought after trend at the time. I soon merged my original paintings into my business and following successful exhibitions in Australia, London and Singapore I was painting and decorating 50/50. After several years travelling back and forth to New York from 2008 - 2014, for art commissions and residential interior projects I resettled in Melbourne in 2015 once again providing a full interior service for residential and commercial projects.
click to view - DOUGALL DESIGN and CASHMERE TURTLE combined provide profession design and decor and bespoke soft furnishings.
Inspired by the designer lampshades seen in Kit Kemp's ubiquitious hotels around the world, which I personally I often admired in The Crosby Hotel, NYC, I decided to establish a bespoke high-end lampshade business in Australia to be known as CASHMERE TURTLE. The traditional techniques involved to create each lampshade makes for slow and careful progress ...not unlike that of the turtle. So, slow and steady goes the TURTLE... ......and CASHMERE....well it's just such a luxurious and inviting word.
Working with antique silk ikat fabrics that were becomming harder to source, I decided to tweak authentic middle-eastern patterns and colours to create a capsule collection of bohemian luxe fabrics produced and printed in Australia. These fabrics can now be ordered online for upholstery, drapery and home accessories such as cushions and bed throws.
With a passion for bedroom transformations, once again unashamedly inspired by Kit Kemp's creations, I also offer custom-made fully-upholstered GRAND BEDHEADS, some sit nearly 2 metres high.
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