Hey there!

My name is Makisa. I work in web by day and obsess over colour and interiors at night. A Brisbane girl at heart, I live in Sydney with my partner, Mark, and unbelievably fluffy kitty, Molly. I love chevron, animal-shaped homewares, creative packaging and cute illustrations.

At uni I learnt how to extract DNA (science) and theoretically run a company (business management) and then put this knowledge to good use by working in a completely unrelated field (tech consulting). I've now been in the ever-changing web industry as a project manager for the last 10 years. After completing the first subject of an MBA (and not totally loving it), I decided to follow my true passion and put the MBA on hold to complete diplomas in colour design and interior styling. I've always enjoyed making and creating, being inspired by the unique and finding delight in the smallest details so this was definitely a better decision! 

Studio Luxe was established as a design practice to share my passion for design with others. I work with commercial and residential clients; please contact me if you have a project in mind. Luxe doesn't mean expensive, it's about providing options that are elegant, stylish, affordable and sometimes, surprising and unexpected. This blog celebrates those design finds.

Thanks for visiting - please, stay a while.