Inspiring Women Through Interior Design

by : Jessica McSorley | Interior Designer, Tailored HQ

Happy International Women’s Day!

As a team comprised entirely of women, today, more than ever the tribe here at Tailored HQ are proud to acknowledge the incredible achievements of women and celebrate their successes. We thought we’d use the day as an opportunity to shine the spotlight on several of the talented artists and designers whose work we feature at Tailored HQ


Who better to kick off our list of inspiring women, than Tailored HQ’s Founder & Director; Lara O’Donnell.

Lara enjoyed a successful career as an expert interior designer for the past 8 years throughout the Newcastle area, before deciding to take the giant leap of faith and open her own business. (How inspiring is that?!)
Lara’s’ work includes residential, office space, retail and hospitality fit outs. She believes designing is more than picking out furniture, it is creating a unique space reflective of the spaces intent.

Her passion for quality design and focus on Australian made products ensures that Tailored HQ offers unique and innovative solutions to your design needs and makes her Newcastle’s go-to woman for design.


If you’re anything like us, you can’t start your day without a caffeine hit. Thanks to the ‘zero plastic waste movement’ entering mainstream consciousness, the popularity of bringing a ‘keep cup’ along to your local takeaway coffee shop has really established it’s roots.

Enter Leiluca Ceramics. Leilucas ceramic cups are hand-crafted with love by maker Jacquie Garcia. Each piece is entirely unique, making your purchase extra special.

Jacquie also crafts other equally stunning vessels such as vases, bowls and pots. If you pop into Tailored HQ, we can even commission extra special request pieces for your home.


These Sydney based business women Liz and Jen, have created some of the most incredible candles and diffusers you’ve ever smelt.

“With their shared love for adventure, craft and style, as well as through their unique differences, Jen and Liz bring you a variety of candles and diffusers to suit any personality, room or occasion. “
We have an extensive range of Inoko products at Tailored HQ. Drop by to sample some seriously divine scents.


Towoomba based artist and mummy of two Lynette Lindsay is addicted to creating and is obsessed with colour and texture. Originally from Newcastle, Lynettes artworks are as bold as they are beautiful

We have a number of her artworks displayed here in our showroom as well as in our clients’ homes. She’s an extremely talented women with a strong passion for her art, she’s definitely a lady to keep your eye on.

If you’d like to support any of these women, their work is available to purchase in store. By lifting each other up, we pave the way for others to do the same.