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Toni Ford

Toni Ford

Owner & Interior Designer

Karanda Interiors

Toni Ford and her dad, John Ford, started her interior design business over forty years ago. John has since retired but continues to be one of Toni’s greatest supporters. The business name is a hybrid of Miranda and Caringbah however, the designer in Toni changed the ‘C’ to a “K” and Karanda Interiors has stood tall in Miranda ever since.

Toni is a Shire girl growing up in Lilli Pilli and attending school at Caringbah. She now resides in Cronulla, is an ardent gardener, dog lover and, along with husband Paul, is a mad Cronulla Sharks supporter. Karanda Interiors is open 6 days a week but Toni manages to make time for her close family and friends, including her son Ryan.

Despite spending her life in the Shire, Toni’s business takes her far and wide and she is very happy to travel to see clients anywhere in Greater Sydney and sometimes beyond. Toni’s excellent reputation in the industry has led to much repeat business and many, many referrals.

Beautiful interior design and decoration should be available to all - residential and commercial clients alike. Toni’s services are customised to each client’s unique style, needs and budget. Services include custom furniture, finishes, upholstery, custom joinery, window coverings, re-mapping floor plans, architectural drafting, colour consultation and styling.

Toni’s interior architecture and design training, and comprehensive construction knowledge, enable her to resolve your complex floor plan issues. She can guide you through the design process, and can work with your builder, to ensure your dream becomes a reality.

The business has gone through many changes over the years and has had to keep up with new technologies however Toni has risen to the challenge. Today Toni is well respected in the design industry, serves as a Counsellor with the Design Institute of Australia and has been awarded ‘Best of Houzz’ 2016 and 2017.

40 years in business is a long time, however Toni has no thoughts of slowing down and is driven daily by her love of outstanding design, creating unique spaces and problem solving. Guided by her client’s individual needs and lifestyle, Toni aims to provide practical, timeless elegance through beautiful, functional design and decoration.

The best advice for anyone in, or starting a business is to make sure it is something you are passionate about and do well, then go for it 100%. Back yourself, ask questions, and never stop learning.