Klemenza is an interior design studio and home décor boutique based in Brisbane, creating modern elegance and sensorial experiences through extraordinary design.
Specializing in mid-to-high-end residential projects, Klemenza offers the utmost quality of design excellence and promises to transform clients’ dreams into reality by curating timeless interiors built to reflect the people that live in it and express the individual character of each space.
What Klemenza brings is a fresh approach to sophistication: contemporary design and comfortable luxury that is livable, timeless, and evokes a sense of being lived in, well-traveled, always genuine and never overdone.
All the spaces we curate feature carefully chosen artworks and bespoke furniture, always distinctive and often playful, rich in memories and stories. No matter how small or big the project at hand - every last corner is well thought out and taken care of – because exceptional craft never goes out of style. The result: places that have their own heartbeat and energy and demand to not only be admired, but to be fully enjoyed and lived in. These are the spaces we create.
Klemenza’s ethos is that luxury is built on comfort and character, not fleeting trends. What makes a space beautiful is balance, proportion and soul, but also a sense of place with global ties and personal touches. That’s why our spaces layer different textures, shapes and colours, to create an effect that’s both distinctive and timeless. Our pieces are never just for show, and are seamlessly incorporated into places that encourage conversation, relaxation, celebration and connection.
From the moment you walk through Klemenza’s doors, you will be taken on a sensory journey that is sure to leave a lasting impression from start to end, no matter what design woes you want to tackle or what special item you are looking for.
The name Klemenza is a play on Klemenz, Sophia’s maiden name – but also a personal nod to honour her father’s Swiss heritage, as well as her mother’s Malaysian background as they are the ones who passed on to her the love for the finer things in life and appreciation for high quality craftsmanship and authentic elegance.
Indeed, long before she became a designer, Sophia’s life was already infused with creativity, fine arts and culture. Growing up in a hotelier family, Sophia had the wonderful opportunity to live and travel internationally since her earliest childhood. This rich background has shaped the distinctive Klemenza style and defined who Sophia is as a designer today, having been exposed to beautiful spaces throughout her life.
Sophia’s experience across the interior design industry has nurtured her passion and given her an abundance of inspirations. She has worked with some of the most renowned designers in the world and holds a Masters Degree in Interior Design. Drawing on global influences and her own international background, Sophia adds her own dash of playfulness and acute eye for detail, making sure that every Klemenza project has its own inimitable character.
Since founding Klemenza, Sophia has developed a reputation for creating elegant, bespoke interiors that focus on beautiful textures, clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, cleverly balancing light, space and color, creating a timeless effect. She has developed a spare, modern aesthetic that is understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional - while seamlessly juggling many roles at once: founder and creative director of Klemenza, successful entrepreneur, devoted wife and loving mother of 3.
A true force of nature, when you meet her and observe her drive and passion, you’ll understand why her work exhibits such heart and soul. Her ceaseless curiosity, inherent intuition and obsession with elevated craftsmanship are what allow Sophia to craft compelling and unique identities for all kinds of interiors and create environments that complement and suit the lifestyle of the client. Every home she designs reflects the personality of the owner fused with her own personal touch, making no two projects the same.
We can support you through a specific part of your design journey or we can guide you the whole way, from dreaming a new home to finding the perfect gift for a loved one.