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Our Story

With Amanda Strijder, Founder of Style Warrior Interiors

Growing up in a house which my parents built, complete with interiors from the 1970s – gold velvet curtains draped in the lounge, bright wallpaper adorning the walls and orange leather dining chairs providing a seat to many at dinner parties – I was never going to shy away from colour!

As for many who find their way into the world of interiors, I found self-expression through decorating my own space.  My early childhood bedroom was a homage to Ken Done – the bedspread, curtains, valance and pillows.  Even at a young age, I knew the impact of colour in design.

Colour and art are still the guiding principles to my interior style today.  Despite early ideas of becoming an architect, a tertiary path of B.A (History) and B.Com (Marketing) was completed and a career in marketing commenced.  Time living abroad in London was followed by a new career direction, entering the world of logistics and production planning for large scale Australian and multinational companies.

However, an underlying passion for all things interiors needed to be explored - it was time to take that leap.  I returned to study in 2011, completing a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration, and knew I had found my life path.  My inner musings for floor plans and fabric, layered with soft furnishings, artwork, unique finds and sentimental pieces finally moved from idea to reality.  

strijder Dutch {de} 
(plural strijders, diminutive strijdertje n, feminine strijdster)
Noun: Someone who fights for a cause. A warrior.

Amanda Strijder  |  Style Warrior


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