Designer, Creative Mentor, Writer & Speaker
Bettina Deda is an interior designer, writer, and speaker living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. In 2014, she self-published Downsize with Style, the first practical style guide for empty nesters to manage their downsizing journey successfully. As a born organiser with excellent project management skills Bettina also published an ebook for DIY home renovators.
Bettina is on a mission to help homeowners achieve a stylish and functional home in a more compact space and enhance their apartment lifestyle through beautiful interiors.
She believes that only in a home that reflects your personal decorating style, can you truly relax and re-energise.
Bettina's vision is to inspire more people to simplify their life, to focus on what's important to them and thus to live a more meaningful life.
Bettina is also the founder and director of Bettina Deda colour design providing valuable information, resources and support for people planning to downsize and start a new chapter of their life.
Originally from Germany, she moved to Australia in 2008. It was a big step, as she had to leave everything behind: her family, her friends, her home, and her career in public relations.
In 2009, she started her creative journey. She enroled in art classes in the National Art School, Julian Ashton Art School and in studios in Manly. In 2011, she graduated from iscd with a CERT IV in Colour and Design (Award for Excellence) and a Colour Design Diploma (Highly Commended Award). She then worked one year in a prestigious furniture showroom.
Having worked in the corporate world for sixteen years, she downsized to eventually start a new chapter of her life and her interior design business.
In May 2013, she launched her first fabrics for soft furnishings inspired by her hand-painted original artworks.
Through her business Bettina Deda colour design, her books, and her passion for colour and design she hopes to make a difference to the growing number of apartment downsizers.
To get started, book your Initial Consultation to discuss your vision for the future, your downsizing and decorating challenges, and how Bettina can help you start a new chapter of your life!
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Speaking Engagements & Workshops
If you would like to book Bettina as a speaker for your event or workshop, please email to bettina[at]bdcolourdesign.net.au
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