Meet the Team
I must have been about 9 years old, I was at a family Italian wedding and I was drawing all over the paper tablecloth back in those days. My cousin’s wife Natalie watched me as I drew and drew. She asked me – What do you want to be when you grow up and I firmly said Architect. She continued to say “Teresa you want to be an Interior Designer”.
At that stage I had no idea what that even was!!!! From that moment I knew what my passion was – DESIGN.
The way it makes me feel – happy, content and passionate. There is nothing else in this world that my heart & soul would rather do. The greatest reward is creating a dream space for a client and seeing it come to life and knowing that the client is thrilled with the outcome.
At the young age of 21, I qualified in the industry and I persued my dreams. With many years experience since then and many more to come – here I am “Embracing Space.”
Education & Qualifications
Teresa worked with us to design functional, efficient and stylish spaces. We love the end result.
As we all know renovations never ‘run smoothly’, but Teresa kept us up to date on progress, went with the flow and all with a smile on her face.
Following our very successful renovations we had her renovate out 85 year old Mum’s bathroom. Again Teresa did an amazing job under some difficult circumstances.
We would highly recommend Teresa for any building or renovation work you are contemplating, without hesitation.
And our bathroom looks amazing. Thank you!!
Richard and I are very pleased with our new bathroom. Our small 1960’s bathroom has been transformed into a well designed, functional and safer room, more suited to the needs of older people
Her bubbly and enthusiastic approach to her work is very warm and genuine.
Communication is the key in any relationship and none more important than when looking after a client, keeping them informed and responding to queries promptly.
Teresa listened to my brief and was willing to work with me to achieve the look I was after while offering great advice and a very good eye for colour and detail.
She always replied to my emails and calls and nothing was a problem.
I found her to be very honest and professional and I think she is a great asset to any project.
Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration
Mercer Design College, Collingwood
Hi, I’m Jo and I’m thrilled to be joining Teresa Kleeman within the Embracing Space design family.
I have been making my way to this point in my design journey for many years now, starting from sitting with friends and family and thinking if they just …… and then happily helping them to just ….. Being lucky enough to renovate all our ‘plane Janes’ into homes filled with personality and love.
A few years ago, I decided to take the leap and study Interior Design formally, which only confirmed my passion and drive to design beautiful, functional spaces for people to enjoy, was exactly what I should be doing. I have since worked on various projects, with there being nothing more rewarding than knowing you have helped a person fall in love with their home.
Appreciating that Design is ever evolving I am privileged to be on this new journey, ‘Embracing Space’.