Our Team

Stella Mannering

Founder & Creative Director

A lifelong passion for colour, rich textures and beautiful fabrics shines through every living space I create – every design detail.

Memories of my french grandmother’s exquisite taste and a European upbringing inspired my fascination with Interior Design and my design ideas are inspired by a simple philosophy: your house should be your home – a joy to live in.
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Molly Coath

Senior Interior Designer

I love nothing more than finding the perfect balance between rich, opulent patterns and organic, earthy, natural textures to create a space with heart and personality.

I was always a creative child, surrounded by a family of makers and artists which gave me a natural eye and passion for design. I got my first job as an Interior Designer when I was 18 and have been doing it ever since. I have found a job I love which means I never have to work again.

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Interior Designer

Working at Stella Mannering is such a joy because of the incredibly talented women who work here, who are bursting with inspiration and new ideas.


I love anything with a frill or a has a bit of whimsy – you can’t go wrong with a little bit of leopard print! I have been working in Interior Design since I was 25 years old after studying in Sydney. There is nothing I enjoy more than the challenge of interpreting a clients vision and making their house a home.

Catt Lawrence

Interior Designer

My role in Stella Mannering & Company has evolved over the years, being involved in all aspects of our projects from concept to completion. No two days are the same which evokes a very creative environment. Mostly however, collaborating about a new project with the rest of the team is what I love most.


I have always had a keen eye for interiors and am always up to date with the latest trends through interior magazines, blogs and attending design fairs. I love to visit different countries and explore new cultures for inspiration – taking my camera wherever I go. Having a background in surface design and colour has a strong influence on my personal style. I love using an eclectic richness of colour and pattern while adding unique furniture and contemporary art to my design schemes.

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Carol Walsh

Studio Manager

I have a dual role at Stella Mannering & Company – as Studio Manager ensuring everything runs smoothly on a day to day basis and also Stella’s Personal Assistant. Every day is different and I love the creative environment and the sheer variety in our work – no two days are ever the same!


I’m passionate about the design world in all its forms. I also adore photography, art and architecture and love to visit exhibitions for creative inspiration.

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