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Elfra Nugent has a wealth of experience in design.

Elfra Nugent practise interior and architectural design in the Retail, Commercial and residential sectors.

Graduated in South Africa in 1989 with a distinction in design and began working with fellow interior designers on the Presidential House and other ministerial offices.

Elfra then gained a position in an architectural practise that gave her experience in interior design and architecture.

Elfra migrated to Australia in 2000 after her qualifications, portfolio and experience was assessed by the Australian Design Institute and determined as equivalent to an Australian degree in Interior design and or an affiliate architect.

Elfra gained experience at an interior design studio in Mosman NSW specialising in commercial and retail design. After 2 years she became self employed specialising in custom designed joinery in the commercial and residential sectors.

Due to the time demand of project management on her family, she moved her skills to graphic and packaging design. Elfra gained valuable experience of the demands and requirements of the retail sector.

Once her children became less dependant on her, she decided to return to practising as an interior designer.


Retail Design

Commercial Interior design

Architectural design

Domestic Interior design

Home renovations and extensions

Graphic and packaging design

Custom joinery design

Passionate about design and constantly updating knowledge on materials and technology .


A degree in interior design approved by Australian Design Institute.


Services Elfra offers


Establish a comprehensive brief with client.

Play a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required.

Establish, negotiate and refine of a design brief with highly developed creative thinking, communication and planning skills. Adapt effective response to new ideas.



Expressing proposed design solutions through sketches 3D imagery and mood imagery and creating a dialogue with client.

Establish an initial program

Liaise with local Authorities/site owners

Brief specialist consultants if required


Detailed drawings showing multi-purpose spaces and their functions including: Location plan; demolition plan; partition plan; and reflected ceiling plan

Develop finishes and interior architecture

Coordinate consultant services

Review design details for ease of construction costs

Construction Certificate

Submission of CC to Authorities

Preparation of DA documentation

Cost Plan


Documentation package for use by contractors

Construction Certificate review

Construction Drawings

Specification for quality of workmanship and general conditions of contract

Schedules of all finishes and architectural elements

Realise (Project Manage)

The construction phase involves the coordination of consultants and contractors.

By operating as a project manager, a productive and responsive construction process is facilitated.

This phase includes:

Review and administration of CC conditions

Tender preparation and management

Site inspections for quality control and occupation certificate