National design firm Rothelowman’s expanding interiors portfolio has led to the appointment of Simone Carter as principal of interior design.

Based out of the Melbourne studio, Carter brings to Rothelowman over 20 years’ of global interiors experience having worked on projects in the UK, Middle East, China and Australia, including the award-winning New Royal Children’s Hospital as well as the Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne.

Nigel Hobart, Rothelowman’s managing principal described Simone as a "strategic addition to the practice."

“It has been our priority at Rothelowman over the last two years to upscale our interiors capability through the strategic recruitment of global interior design talent to our principal group,” says Hobart.

“We are particularly excited by Simone’s strong business acumen, which will be integral in strengthening our interior design team’s capacity for integrated, cohesive design solutions that deliver real commercial value for our clients.”

“I have long admired the work of Rothelowman and am very excited to now be a part of the practice’s ongoing success story. I live for creative challenges and the exchange of ideas, and am particularly looking forward to cultivating a collaborative environment for our interiors team to thrive,” says Carter.

“I was attracted to the unique business model of Rothelowman with its’ end-to-end design delivery for clients encompassing urban planning, architecture and interiors.

As designers, this model encourages us to collaborate and support each facet of the design process, to create more commercial value for our clients,” she says.