Testimonials | Find out what it’s like to work with us

“The feedback we have received from guests and other owners that have viewed the apartment has been fantastic. This apartment is now the most requested apartment in Fairshore. The renovation has also increased the nightly rental amount and property value substantially.”

~Jodie Cooney, Operations Manager, Accom Noosa

"From the first phone call, through to the final design project completion, we received such friendly, helpful, prompt and all importantly practical service from Carole Tretheway Design. Her knowledge and professional contacts throughout the whole project process gave us a most flawless and stress-free renovation experience. Thank you Carole and your whole team!"

~Alijb Thomas

"THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED. I very much appreciate your persistence and patience in getting this finalised and it is wonderful that it is finally done. I am extremely pleased with the work you have done and everyone who visits the house is impressed."


A warm thanks to you and Carole for the beautiful flowers and the supportive way you handled our problem. It was very kind and thoughtful of you both and much appreciated. I would most certainly use you again and recommend you to other.


While based overseas, we commissioned CT Design to design and project manage a complete reconstruction of our residential property. The scope of services included sketch design, all council approvals, detail design, tender for builders and exterior landscape contractors, contract administration and most importantly interior design. We were impressed with the final result. Carole converted our house into a homely, relaxed and at the same time modern beach house. When we arrived in September last year, the house was furnished and equipped to the last imaginable detail. Well done Carole and the whole CT Design team! Wonderful job.

~Ivan Vesely

I have worked with Carole on two major re-design projects in my home. One of Carole’s strengths is her diligence in communication when the client is not on-site - she was constantly updating and discussing the project with me - this was very valuable in assuring me that the project was under competent control.

~Janet Dunn

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

Carole Tretheway and her team have been excellent in several assignments for us over the past 9 years, including designing and supervising a major renovation of our apartment in 2008. We have always been delighted with the flair and skill shown by Carole and her team and the close attention given to ensuring each assignment is completed to highest standard. Carole and all her team are a delight to work with.

~Jilly Haddrell

Living interstate, we needed on the ground project management for our renovation. From the inception of the renovation plans to its completion Carole ensured that the project ran to time and to budget. Carole's experience and good judgment made design decisions easy. She listened well, so she understood our needs and was able to deliver what we wanted. Choosing Carole and her team was the best decision we made.

~Jonathan Forbes

The blinds and curtains look wonderful .... Cannot wait to see them in the day light tomorrow.


Carole Tretheway Design was involved with the renovation and project managing of our kitchen in 2009 and bedroom/bathroom in 2010 both with the design and internal architecture.

In both instances, Carole brought to life our vision of how we wanted the areas to be – interpreting beautifully the feel and energy of the rooms. She used her awareness and considerable experience to advise and bring to our attention a more practical way of using the space where we had not considered such details. Carole uses only the best trades people in the area. Her expertise was invaluable. We could not have achieved the end result without her professional care and attention to detail. She is a credit to her industry.


Carole Tretheway Design has carried out two refurbishment projects to our house in Noosa Heads - kitchen and bedroom/bathroom.
Carole is so knowledgeable and very well respected in her field.

~Marilynne Cahn

We have worked with Carole Tretheway Design for the past five years in the design and implementation of our home. Meetings were held during short trips to the Sunshine Coast from California. The meetings were very productive, with follow through. Carole helped us with resources in the area. Kitchen joinery, travertine, windows, colours, plumbing finishes and the lists goes on. Our home is a work in progress, recently we purchased living room furniture with Carole’s guidance.

~Rita Cahn

Thank you for all your hard work and I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am that I did venture though your door at Noosa Junction on my way to the hairdressers that day a few months ago. You have given superb service from the word go and I will highly recommend you to friends whenever I can.


Working with Carole on our new build has been an amazing experience. From the first visit to her studio to the time we walked into our fully furnished home Carole has been attentive, creative and responsive. If I showed Carole a photo of something I liked whether fabric or furnishings she could source it for me. And that which she couldn't find (our king size bed frame) she had custom made. She worked closely with our architect and builder in a way that enhanced the already stunning work they had done.

When we arrived straight off the plane Carole was waiting for us at the house. There were sheets on the bed, towels in the bathroom and flowers on the table. We were able to put down our suitcases and begin living in our dream home immediately.

It will be a pleasure to continue working with Carole as we start adding accessories and additional furniture we have found we need now that we are living in the house.

~Sandra James

CTD were recommended to my husband and me by close friends, following my purchase of a 3 bedroom Noosa apartment .We commenced discussions in April,2017 and were impressed with CTD's professional approach to planning the renovations which included new kitchen ,bathrooms, laundry, replacement of carpet with tiling and installation of plantation shutters throughout. Plumbing and power had to be planned & executed and repainting the apt.

As an interstate absentee owner it was vital to have clear concise lines of communication at all times & CTD produced excellent architectural plans ,steered the project through Council and Strata managers, recommended an excellent builder and managed the 3 month project from start to finish on time and on budget.

~Suzanne Isherwood

The pleasure is mutual. We were so lucky to find you. You are talented and organized and easy to communicate with. Doing such an extensive renovation from far away is not an easy task. And you made it all easy and enjoyable for us. I am sure that it is not our last project. We'll see what future brings to us. All the best!