Welcome to Design Library!

We’re passionate about helping you create a home that reflects your unique style and personality. We understand that it can be confusing and often difficult to know where to start when you are doing home renovations, our goal is to give you the information to understand the design process and to empower you to get the knowledge and information you need to create the home of your dreams.

At Design Library, we offer a wealth of resources to inspire and support you in your design journey. Whether it’s expertly crafted Kitchen Design Checklists to ensure no detail is overlooked or in-depth insights into Stair Design, along with meticulously curated shopping guides, we have all your needs covered.

If you’re seeking inspiration or grappling with a particular design challenge, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@designlibrary.com.au. Many of our most beloved articles have stemmed from our readers’ inquiries, and we’re always eager to assist you in bringing your dream home to life!

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About Liane Cooper

I’m Liane Cooper and I am an interior designer with a compulsive renovation habit.  Starting out in the commercial interior design world in Sydney Australia I moved on to complete 7 personal home renovations with young children under foot and my 8th is a work in progress. Actually, the progress stopped for the last few years, when I went back to school to complete a diploma in marketing and spent my time building other people’s websites. But now the time has come that I come back to my true passion of interior design and building via the Design Library.


I started my website as a way to collate my black book of contacts and to help others also looking to create beautiful family homes. I know there are many renovators just like me who live in a busy world with demanding lives and need information at their fingertips. I’m looking to make the interior design and renovation process easier as I share my knowledge through checklists (check out my Kitchen Design Checklist here) and my Little Black Books of contacts in my directory to make the task of sourcing products and services a lot more enjoyable.


Growing up in a family where my father and brothers work in the furniture design and upholstery industry, and having a mother with a passion for renovation and gardens there is no surprise about my building and interiors addictions.


I live on Sydney’s Lower North Shore in a household of 4. With 2 beautiful children and my wonderful husband who lets me indulge in my passion for renovation and design.


My slight (OK maybe more than slight) obsession of interior design magazines fills my coffee table and my Instagram and Pinterest habit keeps me at my computer for hours. All of which drives me to add more to my writings about renovation and share my continual redesign of my next extension. (My current home has 32 stairs down to the front door and the plan is to rectify this with a first-floor extension with street access – it will come!)


If you like what your reading and feel the Design Library is a great fit with your business you might be interested in working with us or listing your business in our directory.


Understand the renovating customer is our speciality and we’d love to show you how. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE RENOVATING CUSTOMER.


Come follow me on PinterestDL InstagramKD 101 InstagramFacebook and Twitter to see what I’m up to or contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you.



Always Renovating.


About The Design Library

Your Go-To Resource For Interior Design and Home Renovation Information

The Design Library is a website dedicated to interior design and home renovation with an Australian focus.


Our Reader


The Design Library is read mostly by women looking to decorate and or renovate their own homes. They are savvy internet users, they watch television shows like The Block, read magazines like Inside Out, Real Living, Home Beautiful, Belle and Vogue Living and they love hanging out on social media.

Our readers are looking to create warm and relaxing environments to live in for themselves and their families.

The Design Library reader is looking to be immersed in the world of interiors, educated on how and where to find items and is always looking for inspirational ideas to excite and peak their creativity.




The Design Library was founded by interior designer Liane Cooper in 2011 and is located in Sydney, Australia.

The Design Library underwent a makeover in late 2014 to further meet the savvy and sophisticated online market. It has since seen steady growth, adding Design Library Marketing. Design Library Marketing works with industry specific brands to capture their customer through highly targeted industry knowledge and the insights gained through the growth of the Design Library website and online digital change.




In July 2015 The Design Library was nominated in the international 2015 Amara Interior Blogging Awards in the “Best Australian Interiors Blog” category along with 29 other Australian highly recognised interiors bloggers. In September 2015 The Design Library was then shortlisted to TOP 5 in the “Best Australian Interior Blog 2015” category. #IBA15


In late December 2015 The Design Library was listed in the 50 Best Interiors Posts 2015 by The Interior Blog Awards.



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