A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

At the heart of every one of our interior design projects are the people who will ultimately occupy that space. We strive to understand everything about them, how they live, work, play, eat, sleep, what their tastes are, their lifestyle, their passions and most importantly… their vision. It is never about us trying to impose our taste or something impractical; we design real spaces for real people. We harness our expertise to help our clients create functional and beautiful interiors. It’s not good enough to design spaces that look great when we first finish them… We want them to perform over the long term.

Whether it be a commercial or residential design project, one of our core principles it to respect our clients budget and deadlines, but we go beyond that. We advise out clients not just where they should spend money, but where they should save money. We believe absolutely that our interior design service saves clients money! We have great contacts, great buying power, and we keep our clients from making expensive mistakes.

Interior designers need not be seen as a luxury, we strive to make the process of a home renovation, commercial fit out or new build, as stress free and fun as possible. We check our egos at the door and really get to know you and understand your goals. As interior designers, we also liaise with architects, builders, artists and suppliers to facilitate your project from concept though project management to final interior decoration and styling.

MEI is a boutique interior design firm consulting to developers, the hospitality industry, and private residential clients. We offer a full array of interior design services and specialise in new Residential Developments, Hotels, Private Homes, Healthcare, Commercial Fit-outs, and Sales Displays. We also have a passion for sustainable design and can be engaged to design Eco-friendly interiors.

Just some of our interior design services include: concept design, space planning, design & decoration, colour consultation, specifications, construction documents, sustainable design, styling, and furniture procurement.

We work on both large and small projects in several countries around the world including the USA, Australia, Fiji, and Egypt. View our portfolio to see the wide array of styles we work in from contemporary and modern interior design to traditional designs.

Incorporated in 1998, Mannigan Design was started in Pasadena, California. Our second interior design office, called MEI, was set up on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2008. The directors, Cris Edwards and Jeannine Clark have a combined 45 years of experience in interior design. Our international partnership allows us to keep abreast of worldwide resources, and take on projects around the globe.

OUR TEAM

Cris Edwards

Cris Edwards

Director

Cris started out as a Holly wood set designer before travelling to Fiji and Australia designing hotels and resorts. She started Gold Coast Interior Design firm MEI in 2008.

Jeannine Clark

Jeannine Clark

Director

Jeannine began her interior design career 25 years ago in LA doing high end commercial design. She partners with MEI on international projects.

Paula Breckman

Paula Breckman

Interior Designer

Paula studied art and architecture and traveled all around the world as a music promoter before settling on the Gold Coast and turning her hand to display home design.

Kate Lardner

Kate Lardner

Interior Designer

Kate studied Interior Design on the Gold Coast before beginning her design career at Eco Chic, where she has specialized in furniture and displays.