Fiona established Austin Design Associates 20 years ago. After completing her education in both fine art and design, she worked for several interior design magazines, including Home Beautiful, The Period Home Renovator, Belle and The Age?s 'Home? section, while also practicing as an interior designer. Fiona?s previous experience includes working as an interior designer with the Stonehenge Group before establishing her own design practice. She particularly enjoys the process of collaborating with her clients and with builders, cabinet makers, architects and building designers. Fiona also has a passion for 1950s and 60s architecture, particularly in Beaumaris. Fiona is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and has been a member since 1983.
Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area. Royal Institute of Architects Guide to Victorian Architecture written in 1956 for the occasion of the Olympic Games