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Shaynna Blaze is an award-winning Interior Designer who has created stunning interiors in residential homes and commercial spaces for more than twenty years. Armed with a vast portfolio of work in various fields of design, Shaynna is also a successful commissioned artist.
Shaynna transforms commercial, private and retail premises from the most modest budgets to million dollar projects via her successful Interior Design business,‘blankcanvas INTERIORS’.
Changing lives, one home at a time
In 2008, Shaynna’s talents were brought to a broader audience through her role as Interior Designer and Co-Presenter on the TheLifeStyle Channel’s award winning show, Selling Houses Australia.
Arguably the LifeStyle channel’s most successful show (Season 7 broke the record to become the highest rating series in subscription television history), Selling Houses Australia is the series that just keeps on giving. Making its return for an eighth season in 2015 Shaynna returned to help home-owners change their lives with her design expertise – transforming ‘unsellable’ houses into market-ready homes. It was through her role on Selling Houses Australia that Shaynna was able to showcase her design skills, along with her warm and approachable presenting style, which have consequently led to regular appearances as a design expert across a number of mainstream shows including The Morning Show, The Circle, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and The Renovators.
Mentoring aspiring designers, on TV and online
In 2012 Shaynna joined the team of design experts as a Judge on Nine Network’s award winning reality show The Block. Joining judges Neale Whitaker & Darren Palmer, Shaynna returned to our screens in January 2015 for the most recent instalment- The Block Triple Threat.
Shaynna has also launched her own YouTube TV channel that offers viewers an insightful look into how Shaynna achieves her breathtaking designs, whilst offering easy to follow steps. Shaynna uses the interactive platform to communicate to a large audience the value that can be added to a property, simply by making a few home improvements- www.youtube.com/shaynnablaze.
Transporting design onto the printed page
As Shaynna’s profile has grown, so too has her visibility across a number of other media platforms. Shaynna’s opinion is highly sought after in areas including design,colour and trends and she’s written a fortnightly column in the Herald Sun, a monthly online Q&A for The LifeStyle Channel, and is a regular contributor to Grand Designs Magazine as well regularly updating her online blog with design inspirations. A popular choice with design magazines including Elle Decoration; Vogue Living, OK! Magazine, Belle, Cosmo & Home Living, it was only a matter of time before the big publishing houses started to sit up and take notice and in March 2013, Shaynna’s debut book Design Your Home, a coffee table book published under Penguin Australia, hit the shelves. Following the huge success of Shaynna’s debut book, Penguin Australia commissioned a second book, Design with Colour and Style, available from March 2015.
Designing beautiful products for Australian homes
Shaynna is an Ambassador and COLOUR Creative Director for Taubmans which is also a major partner of Selling Houses Australia.
In 2013, Shaynna was commissioned by leading Australian furniture maker, Molmic to design a range. The beautiful new collection, Elegant Muse, is proudly 100% Australian designed and made in Melbourne. The eight-piece collection draws its inspiration from atime of elegance and grace, with a charming colour palette of snow whites, stone neutrals and calming blues. Shaynna is also designing a lighting range for another major Australian wholesaler, OneWorld Collection, to be released in 2015. In July 2014 Shaynna partnered with The Attic Group, one of Australia’s leading providers in attic and loft conversions.
Shaynna describes the partnership as a great alignment, saying: “Attic Group has, for decades, been able to assist home owners create more space in their existing homes by transforming their roof spaces to attic storage areas or attic rooms.” In 2015 Shaynna will reprise her role as Judge for the reece Product Design of the Year Awards, as well as Home Design Magazines, GreenInterior Awards Australian Living. In March 2014, Shaynna launched her exclusive rug range, Textured Coast by Shaynna Blaze that she designed for The Rug Collection, as well as her continued partnership with Enjoy® on her flameless candles- the Shaynna Blaze Signature Collection.
Celebrating on-screen successes
In recent years, Selling Houses Australia has taken home a swag of ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program 2009, 2010 and 2013, and Favourite Australian Program in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Shaynna beat off stiff competition to take home the coveted subscriber voted category of Favourite Female Personality in 2013 & 2014.
Swapping up-lighting for the spotlight
In December 2014, Shaynna performed at Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight.
Having spent her earlier years performing at jazz clubs, Shaynna took to the stage for what was a dream come true, as she explains: “I was incredibly honoured and humbled to sing at the recent Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve saying: “It was the most amazing experience, I’m still trying to wipe the smile off my face of how much fun I had on the night.”
Inspiring and educating through public speaking
When Shaynna is not filming or working on commissioned designs through her interior design company, blank canvas INTERIORS, she likes to use her time to inspire others.
Shaynna is available as a guest speaker or host at both private and corporate functions, where she focuses both on design and our social environment and how it effects how we live and communicate.
Based In: Melbourne
Role: MC & Keynote Speaker
Topics: Design and lifestyle