Vellum Interiors | Full-service interior design & styling studio in Sydney • Residential • Design & Decoration
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About Us

Vellum Interiors is a full-service interior design studio in Sydney, led by Alex Gourlay. Specialising in residential projects, we help to create beautiful, highly personal homes for our clients. Our design philosophy honours our clients’ individual character, and we focus on simplicity, ease and a laid-back sophistication to add character and warmth to a home. 

Vellum Interiors provides a highly personalised experience to our those who work with us. We know that the design and renovation process can be daunting, so we work closely with our clients to guide them through a friendly and enjoyable journey to complete their home. For this reason, we take on a low volume of projects, so that each one is given the attention and care it needs. We take pride in leaving our clients with spaces that elevate their lifestyle, in a way they could never have imagined. Our organised process means our clients have a space that is 100% complete, including artwork and styling to personalise their interiors to the highest level.

We help clients in Sydney — Eastern Suburbs, Inner City, Inner West, Northern Beaches, North Shore — and surrounds, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, South Coast and Hunter Valley regions. 

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Alex Gourlay, Director & Interior Designer

Alex Gourlay, Director & Interior Designer

My role as a designer is to read between the lines of your life, to understand how you and your family live — and want to live — and communicate that through your space.

I whole-heartedly believe that changing your home can change your life. And I feel lucky to use my experience and expertise in design every day to help people to do just that. The spaces I design are inspired by the personalities and lives of my clients, combined with my love of colour, travel and nature. I love to take cues from the architecture and location of a house, to elevate it and add depth to its character. My background in client services (from a former life in advertising) helps me do this in an organised and smooth approach, and our studio also manages the logistics of a project, making the process easy and enjoyable for everyone involved.

My clients and trade partners have described me as creative, organised and calm. Having worked in high-stress, fast-paced roles in the past, I really appreciate the importance of having a home that provides a retreat from the everyday, and take pride in creating this for others. I live in by the ocean in Manly, and love being surrounded by the natural beauty of the beach and harbour.

- Alex xx

If you think I could help you too, I’d love to hear from you. Email me at or find me on Instagram at @vellum_interiors