TESS GROEN-INT-WOUD

Founder/Interior Designer

Tess founded Studio GIW in 2012, after years in the corporate world, Tess decided to pursue her passion for interiors.  With qualifications in Interior Design, Logistics and Project Management Tess brings a broad skillset to any Residential or Commercial project.  Tess has a true appreciation of functionality and form, and of how the strategic and spatial planning of a space can elevate a design to new heights.  The thought process behind her designs is thorough and meaningful with a focused attention to detail.  Tess has a love for colour and prides herself in being able to adapt any clients style into a space they will love and enjoy.  Tess’s design mantra is ‘Forget the rules, forget the trends – fill your home with things you love, things that make you happy’.

GAYLENE DREW

Interior Designer

Gaylene is a Qualified Interior Designer with a background in Drafting and Building Design.  She enjoys bringing the clients vision to life through her use of technical drawings and 3D Visualisation.  Gaylene works closely with Founder Tess to ensure Studio GIW’s flare and style is incorporated within the client’s vision.  Gaylene appreciates the client’s ideas and relishes in developing these ideas into spaces that are considered, practical and aesthetically pleasing.  Combining structural elements of drafting, space planning, colour and furnishings Gaylene can create a complete space for your requirements.

MALIA BARTLETT

Interiors Stylist/Photographer

With a penchant for photography, Malia was thrilled when Tess approached her for an interior photoshoot.  From there, Malia started assisting with documentation for Studio GIW.  Thrown into the design world, Malia is constantly learning and exploring the fundamentals of design and styling.  You will find Malia assisting customers in our retail store, updating our website, picking up samples for clients, creating concepts, and everything in between, enjoying the process.