home, truly reflective of your personal style.                        

connected and functional                     

Helping you create a more                      

Natural Instinct is an interiors studio with a                     and  approach, servicing the - Sutherland Shire, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and the South Coast of NSW.



Natural Instinct is an interiors studio with a                    and                   approach. Servicing Illawarra, the Sutherland Shire and surrounds, NSW. 



connected and                   



Drawing inspiration from nature and balance from design, Lauren Holmes brings a considered and relaxed approach to interior styling, design and colour specification for residential projects.



Where refined simplicity meets delicate detailing

Natural Instinct Interiors was founded on the belief that good design is as much about people as it is about aesthetics and importantly keeping wellbeing at heart. A passionate stylist and designer, it is Lauren’s mission to help clients transform not only their home, but to enhance their way of living with creative and functional design solutions. Drawing inspiration from her natural surrounds of the Australian bush and coastline South of Sydney, Lauren brings a relaxed and timeless style, grounded in a love of blending the old with the new.


With a collaborative and down to earth approach, the studio offers thoughtful design, styling and colour specification for people seeking expert guidance and a beautiful outcome for their home. Lauren takes the time to genuinely connect and understand each client to create a space that feels truly aligned with their unique vision and lifestyle.


“We shape our homes, and then our homes shape us.” 

+ 1.5hr onsite consultation with Lauren.
+ On the spot guidance and ideas, supplier contacts and colour recommendations.

Receive valuable design guidance on the spot. This consultation allows you to ask all those pressing design questions and get an honest and inspired answer, including supplier recommendations and creative concepts. Bring out your samples, colour charts and ideas for personalised advice and guidance, taking your own notes along the way.
You’ll have the opportunity to discuss elements such as furniture scale and layout, plus additional décor that can connect and improve the functionality of the space. Lauren will provide you with styling inspiration and professional guidance - you’ll walk away with a renewed sense of clarity and confidence.


Video: Styling Essentials Consultation
+ As above conducted via a Zoom meeting

+ 2hr onsite consultation with Lauren.
+ A comprehensive styling documentation package bespoke to your space and requirements. This includes mood boards and detailed specifications, floorplans, supplier recommendations and shopping links so you can move forward with confidence and make your purchases in your own time.
+ One round of revisions for furniture and finishes selections.

Let Lauren guide you to create a cohesive and functional interior that is truly reflective of your personal style and feels like home. With Lauren’s intuitive design skills and expertise, you’ll work together to define a style that aligns with your personal preferences and lifestyle. This will form the basis of a styling documentation package to reflect your unique requirements. A collaborative approach will ensure the opportunity to explore new concepts and layouts based on how you use your space, while fixtures, finishes, furniture, décor selections and colour schemes can also be reviewed in this comprehensive package.

Service 02. / Detailed Styling & Design Package

*Please note additional hours can be purchased to select samples, attend furniture sourcing trips or deliver a styled space for you on completion of the project.

+ 1 to 1.5hr onsite consultation with Lauren
+ Detailed paint specifications to provide to your painter
+ A4 colour samples

A considered colour palette can bring out the best of your home. Lauren offers advice on colour selections across your interior and exterior to create flow and unity throughout your entire home.



Natural Instinct Interiors provides a holistic interior styling and design service to enhance the way you feel and live in your home. Whether you’re completing a full renovation or a simple style refresh, Lauren can tailor her design expertise to achieve your vision. The process is an inspired and stress-free experience, guiding you on your design journey from concept to completion with as little or as much input as you require.




around you, you are                       

you are                       


"Whenever you are creating                        

around you, 

restoring your own                       

your own                       


A comprehensive documentation package is delivered to you via email and includes mood boards, specifications, floorplans and supplier recommendations to achieve your dream vision. A meeting will be organised to review the selections and ensure that you have clarity and confidence to implement the recommendations.


If the project requires a styling and design documentation package, a meeting will be organised to confirm the styling direction and next steps for the project. Conceptualisation will commence with Lauren thoughtfully creating a detailed documentation package tailored to your specific requirements.

Phase 03. / REFINE & DESIGN

Once you’ve given the quote a tick of approval, Lauren will arrange a suitable time to meet onsite for an in-depth design consultation. Lauren will be able to view the space, then work collaboratively with you to define the design aesthetic, layout and selections for your home.


Get in touch to organise a complimentary discovery call. Lauren will take the time to understand your project and determine the most suitable service for you. After the call, you’ll receive a confirmation email with service inclusions, cost and a summary of what to expect during the process.

Phase 01. / SAY HELLO

*Please note all inclusions are agreed in writing and invoiced prior to commencement.


Wondering what to


What shone through was Lauren’s complete honesty in her advice in giving us direction which challenged our conservative natures. We thought we knew it all, but Lauren with her passion and soft, but direct, nature led us away from our comfort zone which was what we needed! We look forward to working with Lauren on future projects in our home.

We engaged the services of Lauren to assist in decision making regarding the interior design & styling of our living and dining area which had become dated over 10 years. We also renovated a free standing wood fire to an in-built fire place which required the design of a new wall in the lounge area. Lauren assisted with concept inspiration for fire place re-design, choosing wall colours, recovering of existing lounge including sourcing and liaising with the upholsterer, choice of light fittings and placement of artworks.

"Her passion shines through. Lauren softly guided us away from our comfort zone, which we needed!"


I was so happy with the outcome of ‘Phase 1’ that I was impatient to get the rest of my house repainted;
this time I knew multiple colours were involved and I did not hesitate to contact Lauren again. Lauren not only took my jumbled rambling thoughts and turned them into beautiful colour selections, she was able to provide great design insights on how to paint in each bedroom. These were ideas I would never
have considered, but I love the outcome.

Thank you Lauren!

I was introduced to Lauren when I was struggling to finalise my colour for ‘Phase 1’ of repainting my house and I will forever be grateful - who knew there were so many shades of white! Lauren was able to provide me with great options and colours that I hadn't seen in 12 months of collecting colour swatches and looking online. Lauren was so patient with me, working through what would work best with my house. At no point did she try to make decisions for me, but instead guided me in making my own.

"She took my jumbled rambling thoughts and turned them into the most beautiful colour selections."


I was incredibly pleased with the final result – the apartment sold within 13 days, and at the higher end of the range. I would highly recommend Lauren for her attention to detail and outstanding service to anyone who is looking at styling their home for sale or to stay.

When I decided to sell my apartment in Sans Souci, there was no question I would ask Lauren of Natural Instinct Interiors to do the styling. The Real Estate Agent was certain it would be sold within a month and as I live 4 hours away, we needed to move fast. Within a few days Lauren had chosen the furnishings and confirmed the availability and installation date. Lauren communicated thoroughly through-out the process and curated the furnishings and décor items to suit the existing colour scheme, and the result was amazing! Every room had been transformed, and I was confident that this would present my apartment in the best light possible.

"I would highly recommend Lauren for her attention to detail and outstanding service to anyone looking to style their home."


If you’re needing to cosy up your home for winter or for a full update, I would highly recommend Natural Instinct Interiors - Lauren is amazing!

I had Lauren from Natural Instinct Interiors in my home recently for a styling consult and help me with some home updates.

"If you're needing to update your home, I would highly recommend Natural Instinct Interiors - Lauren is amazing!"



Your enquiry is on its way. I look forward to continuing the conversation with you in the coming days! Please keep an eye on your inbox. 

- Lauren 


Monday to Friday / 9am to 5pm 




Working with clients throughout the Sutherland Shire, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and the South Coast of NSW on residential projects of all sizes and scope.

Lauren Holmes /

Bringing transformative ideas to life - one home at a time