Bertie was born and grew up in Tadschikistan and made Cairns her home for 30 years.
Coming from the hospitality industry working in five-star hotels in Europe and Australia gave her the inspiration and passion for interior design.
Bertie’s Total Interiors started from its humble beginnings and has grown to a highly sought-after designer, supplier and soft furnishing manufacturer for commercial and residential projects.
Bertie’s natural flair, passion, knowledge, skills and experience for fabrics, colours and designs has resulted in 22 successful years in business this year.
She is passionate about colours and fabrics and has the largest extensive range of fabrics on display in Far North Queensland sourced from countries all over the world, and she continues to meet the evolving trends to meet the customers’ needs.
Her diversity of skills also extends to create a personalised theme of the customer’s choice of designs, such as tropical, cottage, outdoor or Mexican.
Bertie and team are committed to create customers’ requirements on a daily basis to work with different designs and fabrics and work with clients from all different cultures and walks of life.
While they manufacturing locally, they are hands-on in n every project and pride themselves on quality, workmanship and attention to detail in soft furnishing, curtains, sheers, bedcovers, bedheads etc. They manufacture custom-made lounge suites and ottomans, to the customers’ specifications and budget.
Bertie is constantly researching new designs and styles, including attending industry expos and events in major cities, to keep abreast of the newest trends and styles for her clients.
“Your home is your sanctuary and a place where you relax and forget your daily worries,” she said. “People are more experimental and always bring some new ideas from travels, magazines and the internet hence they create their own little heaven, and I love helping them do just that.”
DYI customers can visit their showroom at any time and they can supply you with all the fabrics, sundries and hardware you require for any size project.
Photo By Catherine Coombs