Meet the team

Carole Tretheway Design fosters an environment of individual creativity based on our shared love of design. We’re brought together by a common goal - to create beautiful solutions for our clients.

With each team member bringing their own wealth of experience, CT Design has created a harmonious working environment that thrives on success and the happiness of our clients. We pride ourselves on our level of service and take the time to understand the unique needs of each and every client. We exceed our client expectations because we understand what’s most important to them. Together we bring projects to life, creating design and spaces to reflect the people, places and objects they love.

  • Residential interiors
  • Residential building design
  • Commercial interiors
  • Residential and commercial renovations
  • Investment property refurbishment
  • Furniture consultancy & design
  • Project management
  • Interior consultancy
  • Colour consultancy

Carole Tretheway

Carole Tretheway | Loves bringing design to life…

Design principal, Carole Tretheway has called Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast home for 34 years. Originally hailing from Sydney, Carole moved to the UK to complete her schooling and graduated from Leeds Polytechnic with a Bachelor Arts Degree in 3 Dimensional Design (Furniture major) and Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education with a Masters Degree in Furniture Design & Timber Technology.

Returning to Australia to work with Stephen Kidd of Kidd and Co. Designers fame, Carole was responsible for Interior Design for residential and commercial projects. This award winning collaboration between Stephen Kidd and Carole Tretheway was to last 23 years.

Carole has been an Interior Design member of Australia (DIA) for the past 15 years and also holds a B.S.A. Building Design Licence. She has been invited to participate in Furniture Design Exhibitions at the Brisbane City Art Gallery and the Butter Factory Contemporary Furniture Exhibition.

Nicky Rose

Nicky Rose | Loves creating a new look with fabric and furnishings…

With extensive experience in building client relationships combined with her study and love of interiors, Nicky enjoys nothing more than creating beautiful furnishing solutions for residential, holiday and commercial projects.

Susie Ashton

Susie Ashton | Loves combining function with form…

Having worked in the industry for many years, Susie brings her wealth of knowledge to the renovation and building side of the business, where she works closely with Carole to create a positive outcome for each client and their individual project.

Di Campbell

Di Campbell | Loves creating order and calm…

With a classic eye for all things style, Di’s flair for creating gorgeous environments is joyfully showcased at our Studio, where she regularly updates our retail space and keeps our very hectic office in order.

Alex Tretheway

Alex Tretheway | Loves exceeding expectations…

Growing up in a creative family, Alex’s extensive experience in customer service fits perfectly with the company’s ethos while he works with the team to create beautiful interiors for our clients.

We recently commissioned Carole Tretheway (CT) Design on a full refurbishment of our home at Peregian Beach which we have owned for nearly 20 years. We had some general ideas about bringing the house up-to-date but Carole immediately saw its potential, suggesting a single structural change to the doors facing the sea view that has totally transformed the house. 

The property needed a total revamp and one completely new bathroom. Carole and her team have been our project managers for every step; from the structural engineer, appointing a builder and managing the building contract, AV systems, air conditioning, pool repairs, lighting and landscape gardening to all aspects of the interior design, including furniture, window treatments, and linen and kitchen packages, all completed within a clearly stated budget. 

While we have been abroad during the project, CT Design has kept us fully informed of progress via email with weekly (often daily) updates accompanied by clear photos, diagrams and plans. Carole is happy to discuss the smallest detail or deal with major design decisions herself depending on the client's preference. Carole has unparalleled experience and knowledge when it comes to Sunshine Coast building and design. She and her team are a pleasure to deal with and we are delighted with the end result.

Janette Flynn