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Sarah Olukhale

Interior Decoration and Design Portfolio

“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present � Paul Scott


An inherent interest in people and how they live has led me to travel widely, visiting countries through SE Asia, and living in Europe and Africa. I have had over 15 years experience in project management internationally, and developed my passion for creativity and design through ceramics. This process has influenced my designs to have a tactility and a natural aspect which I believe to be at the essence of the human condition. I am fascinated with the way in which people engage with the space around them and how they respond to textures, colours and light. Which I believe, is the key to succesful design. This, combined with an ethical and creative approach to repurposing or creating space, thoughtful use of materials and attention to detail, underpins my design philosophy.

Sarah Olukhale

Associate Degree Interior Decoration and Design RMIT Associate Diploma Social Science RMIT


Fitzroy Townhouse

concept and design development

Fitzroy is an are present themse colour palett combina contemporary

The brief A new build 3 level townhouse in the heart of Fitzroy for a semi retired professional couple who revel in the inner north lifestyle and all it has to offer.


ea steeped in local history and the textures of that history still elves in the patina of the streets. These textures and resulting te provide the inspiration for the Gore Street townhouse. The ation of natural fibres and organic shapes contained in clean y lines, results in a home which comfortably inhabits its space.

Ground floor

Second Floor

First Floor

Rendered plans

Perspectives & FF&E

Design concept Each room was inspired by a sight recorded texture and colour found in

ted and the locality

Environmental Impact All textiles are locally and ethically sourced

Rendered Section

Fitzroy Townhouse mixed media renders crea

ated using Revit, Photoshop and hand finishing

Technical Drawings


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Smith is a pop up cafe project located in Smith Street Collingwood. A reakfast and lunch operation catering to local residents and workers. As a pop up operation it was imperative to keep the fit out cost low.

Concept he existing Victorian interior features, in particular, the beautiful ceiling roses initialized the Sub Rosa concept. te atin term alluding to secret meetings or deals which were held in rooms er traditional ceiling roses coined the phrase, meaning ‘what is said under the rose, stays under the rose’.

he result is an intimate, somewhat shadowy and dramatic interior with essed floor lighting casting shadow on the textured main wall and from the custom screen. Traditional plasterwork has been respectfully knowleged with a contrasting contemporary installation of texture in the form of concrete geometric tiles.

Sub Rosa latin

“What is said under the rose, stays under the rose�

materials and finishes feature wall tile

rear wall mirror


dining room carpet (ba area only)

s bar counter top, and benches

bar counter

ack custom screen and FHR cabinet

kitchen wall tile bathroom tile

Sub Rosa

Technical Drawings

Technical Drawings

Technical Drawings

Victorian Opera Offices concept and design development

Breathe The design for the new offices for the Victorian Opera are inspired by the vocal vibration of the soprano. The air flow, the rise and fall, movement and intensity f emitted from the organic soft tissue of the vocal chords are reflected in the softly textured, illuminated and organic forms of the interior walls. The offices while private, allow a sense of community th through their opaqueness. The domed green/staff room overlooking the performance space connects the inner workings of the opera and the essence of the artform itself.

main office corridors


office pods




Perspectives & FF&E

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ground floor

Boutique Hotel Room

Abudant miniature fruit trees and potted climbing figs welcome the visitor. A reference to the Brunswick backyard sees a star carved 1960’s breezeblock feature screen, softened b rich tactile fabrics, inspired by the ubiquitous found in many Brunswick backyards. It’s crisp green beginnings following through to its p luxurious, deep purple ripeness provides the colour palette. A contemporary, respectful n to the European migrants who made Brunswic their home from the 1950’s and planted thier legacy.


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soft furnishings

The collection and arrangement of images, thoughts and memories is needed to create and invent. One way of storing images and creative c thought is on film. This will form the concept for the space. Qualities of traditional film negative will drive key materiality(perspex/resin), rectilinear form, light and palette. Timber joinery contrasts and supplies a traditional bent to the maker space aesthetic The organic lighting feature connects the o upper and lower levels. A visible line of thought and opportinity to ponder while in the creative space.

Makers Space RMIT

Rendered Elevations


Sarah Marion Olukhale 4/80 Edward Street Brunswick 3056 Mob: 0430 218 000 Email: Education ____________________________________________________________________ Associate Degree of Interior Design and Decoration RMIT University 2016 Key Roles/Achievements · Project Manager – 2016 Graduate Exhibition (Associate Degree and Diploma programs) · Interior Decoration and Design club president · Outstanding Leadership Award 2016 Associate Diploma Social Science RMIT University 1995 Key Strengths _____________________________________________________________________ · · · · · · ·

Strong organizational skills Attention to detail and problem solving Self motivator Working as part of a team or autonomously Strong and positive client liaison skills Passion for creativity Strong communication skills

Career Profile _____________________________________________________________________ Extensive international management experience in the hospitality sector. Design, set up and management of our family business. Key functions within those roles include – people management, systems implementation and review, marketing, book keeping, creative design, administration and planning. Industry Related Experience _____________________________________________________________________ RMIT Graduate Exhibition – Project Manager– Associate Degree and Diploma Interior Decoration and Design courses 2016 · Lead and co ordinate 5 sub committees to organize the graduate exhibition across two 2016 graduating programs ZWEI Interiors and Architecture – Internship 25/11/15 – 17/12/15 · Layout and amendment of FF&E schedules · Preparation of materials and finishes boards for clients · Printing and arrangement of documentation sets

· Timmins and Whyte – Mentor program for Design Studio residential project (Sally Timmins). March – July 2016 · Interpretation of client brief followed by presentation and collaboration on concept and schematic design of the Gore Street Townhouse project Software Skills _____________________________________________________________________ · · · ·

Sound administrative skills in Microsoft office (word and excel). Photoshop AutoCAD Revit (introduction)

Professional Experience _____________________________________________________________________ 2008 – Current Kickstart Soccer and Fitness Position: Business Manager Role: Collaborative set up of business from inception, concept development, systems set up, bookkeeping, marketing, website design and development (content and concept), client liaison and administration. May 2004 – December 2004 Delaware North: Rod Laver Arena Position: Corporate Catering Manager Role: Responsible for corporate catering events within Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Park and Vodafone Arena. Responsible for backstage catering for international and local events, client liaison, billing, staffing, logistics, hands on management. 2001 – 2004 Sarova Hotels – Mombasa Kenya Position: Food and Beverage Manager Role: Responsible for the management of the food and beverage department at Whitesands Hotel and Resort Mombasa, all functions and events, 3 restaurants and 5 bars. Staffing, staff training, marketing and promotions, menu development and restaurant concept development, systems set up and review, stock control. 1998 – 2000 White Star Line (Marco Pierre White) - London Position: Functions Sales Co-Coordinator Role: Co ordination of corporate group bookings at L’Escargot restaurant – Soho London Referees: Upon request

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