Miriam Fanning of Mim Design
Where you studied and what: RMIT Melbourne – Interior Design.
When you started your business and how: In 2001 after having our first child – an office and a pram together!
The best business advice you ever received: Take each day as it comes. And, great design takes time.
Size of team: 25
Your proudest achievement so far: Having my gorgeous family.
When did you realise you’d made it? I don’t think you should ever think you have made it! I always strive for better.
Best investment you’ve ever made in your business: My staff and the people around me.
What do you outsource? Landscape design, structural, mechanical.
Biggest challenge in running a business: Keeping all the balls in the air and making sure clients are happy.
Favourite project of all time: Gosh, there are so many ranging from projects down in Portsea to a local deli in Elsternwick.
Whose work inspires YOU? Patricia Urquiola’s.
Describe your own home: 130 year old Victorian with a modern extension.
How big should your rug be? Depends on the size of the room.
Your advice for would-be designers/stylists: Have drive, give it all you have and consider design in a reasonable way.
What you’re working on at the moment: We are working on multi-residential, retail and individual residential.
Do you love your job now as much as ever? Yes, although it’s those busy days when sometimes I’d like to be sitting on a beach.
- Colour: Electric blue
- Piece of furniture in your home: Flag Halyard Chair
- International designer/stylist: Patricia Urquiola
- White paint colour: Natural White
- Accessory for a wow factor: Phillip Low sculpture
- Open plan or separate rooms? Both
- Luxe or casual? Luxe
- Neutral or colourful? Neutral
- Linen or cotton bedding? Cotton
- Wallpaper or paint? Paint
- Bath or shower? Both
- Tea or coffee? Coffee