A house is structural. A home is emotional.  A house is where you reside. A home is where you belong. Home contains me. At Surroundings, we take a human-centred approach that puts you at the heart of your home design. To create a space that is uniquely yours, we don’t start with what an architect has in mind. We start with you.

As every project is unique, we’ve created three HOME packages – so you can choose the level of support that’s right for you. 


HOME Masterclass Personal

A private session for you and your family or friends, which can be undertaken in the comfort of your own home, or in the creative environment of the Surroundings studio.

Over 3.5 hours, this five-part workshop will help you establish who you are, what inspires you, where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We put together these elements to help you better understand your personal relationship with space. You will receive a portfolio of your activities, exercises. 


HOME Masterclass Personal + Masterplan

We work with you to develop a masterplan for your house. 

This includes our HOME Masterclass and adds a Masterplan service. Once you have explored your preferences and come to a clear understanding of your ideal home, we will work with you to review your current house plan and design a masterplan for your home. You will receive a concept masterplan that is suitable to take to an architect, draftsperson or builder to develop into a set of plans suitable for construction. 


+ Match

We help you find the architect most suitable for your unique project. 

Add this onto one of our other offerings. Once you have explored your preferences and come to a clear understanding of your ideal home, you will feel ready to brief your architect but may not know who or how to choose.  We support you to get this important decision right using our experience and relationships in the industry. 


An inspiring and rewarding program

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few comments from happy clients:

“Home was a revelation. Before I did the program, I had a rough idea of what I liked and didn’t like, but didn’t have any real direction. It’s really helped me understand who I am, what I love, and what I want in a home. Of course, the answers are all in your head – it’s just a brilliant way of drawing them out!”  Mark

“It allowed us to tap into elements of creativity we didn’t know we had and I discovered how creative my husband could be. It was a real discovery process for us, we discovered things even about each other and we’ve been married 25 years now so that’s always nice to discover something new after that time.  What was really valuable was to find out how aligned we both were in our thinking. “   Lesley-Anne owner of Dock Street Warehouse