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About Us


THE STUDIO  

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About Us


THE STUDIO  

Amber Road is a Sydney based design collective dedicated to making inspiring & unique
'inside and outside' spaces, large and small.

We have designed everything from an entire urban park precinct, to a beautiful bespoke lamp, and everything in between.  Always, our aim is to create places and objects that truly reflect our client’s values. Not for us the world of ‘off the shelf’ or clichéd – we are about considered, bold concepts and clever detailing, built on robust foundations.  

Why the name?

Amber Road is the name of an ancient trade route along which the treasured resin gemstone Amber was transported, from the Baltic region to Northern Africa. Co-director Katy's father is Latvian and Yasmine's Egyptian, so we chose 'Amber Road' to connect our separate, yet shared heritages, while also hinting at our shared love of travel and adventure. 

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The Team


THE COLLECTIVE

The Team


THE COLLECTIVE

YASMINE GHONIEM 

Co-director *Interior Architect *Part time musician                           

A Graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, USA, post college, Yasmine worked in the USA as a lead designer on a range of high-end hospitality & residential projects. She then worked on several boutique hotels across America & Asia, before returning to Australia and co-founding Amber Road with sister, Katy Svalbe. Since then, Yasmine has designed a range of award winning interiors projects and worked to broaden people's understanding of design through her Foxtel TV presence in 2016. She is also a seasonal contributor to Real Estate.com and is a sessional design tutor for Interior Architecture at the University of NSW. 

 

KATY SVALBE 

Co-director *Landscape Architect *Planter *Nature lover

Katy is passionate about harnessing the natural environment to connect and enrich people’s lives.
Ex Hassell and Aspect Studios, she has more than 15 years of Australian & international landscape and design experience. Curious exploration, rooted in a respect for nature, underlies her highly experienced, sophisticated‘old soul’ approach to landscape. She has a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Western Australia. In addition to her design work, she is sessional design tutor for Landscape Architecture at the University of NSW & UTS. 

                    

 

 

ANASTASIA NICOTRA

Lead designer *Detail hunter *All round champion                         

Anastasia graduated with an Honours degree in Interior Architecture at UNSW and has a wealth of knowledge in high end residential and hospitality. Her keen eye for design is sensitive and mature beyond her years. 

KAITLIN GORDON

Junior designer *Chameleon *Design driven *Flat lay queen

Kaitlin graduated from Interior Design at Design Centre Enmore. As a part-time Jardan consultant, she brings with her a strong sensibility for quality craftsmanship, materiality as well as a highly considered approach towards design.  

 

 

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Services


HOW WE WORK

Services


HOW WE WORK

We step straight into our client's shoes for a moment and ask ourselves...'would this be a space where we'd love to spend time, engage with or feel at home?' Our designs always respond to our basic needs as humans, not only as designers. Comfort and sustainability are key. Collaboration is also a cornerstone of our practice. Every project is unique and requires different skills so a multi-disciplinary, shared skills and ideas approach is fundamental to the way we work every day.  
 

Each of our projects is managed by one  Director according to the project type: interior architecture/design or landscape architecture. However, our designs will always emerge from a collaboration between the two Directors and our team. This approach continues throughout the design process in the form of internal reviews and critiques to ensure design rigour and quality on each project. 

 

Some things Amber Road can design for you:

Interiors and shared rooftop spaces for a 30-apartment inner-urban, adaptive reuse development, a cross generational coastal hideaway, a cool Miami boutique hotel and an urban park in Spain. 

An extraordinary garden, a burger restaurant, a sushi bar,  a gym chain, a reworked mid century house by the beach, a bench, a bathroom, a tea cup, a lamp, an art deco house and the interiors of a sleek new house to show off your contemporary art collection to perfection. 

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