Interior Designer + Director
The powerhouse behind Design Scout, Jacinta was hand picked during Interior Design training by international design house Robertson’s. Quickly thrust from her beachside home in Northern NSW to the dizzying heights of styling high-end apartments throughout Singapore and Philippines, it wasn’t long before Platt was turning her hand to design on an international scale.
Following an exciting period with Robertson’s, Jacinta returned to the Gold Coast using the works of her key design influencers David Collins and Kelly Wearstler as inspiration to style and design homes for a local developers.
Platt’s breadth of talents afforded her an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from Kelly Wearstler in her iconic clothing store in West Hollywood’s glamorous Melrose Avenue. Inspired after her meeting with Wearstler, Jacinta returned to her hometown of Kingscliff to establish Design Scout and nurture her interior design business.
Platt’s distinctive style marries aesthetics with functionality has earned her a cult-like following across Australia’s east coast. Her ability to shy away from trends, favouring elegant interiors and “good bones”, along with a knack for adding unique touches to reflect individual personalities keeps her client base thriving and returning year after year.
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Chartered Accountant + CFO
Bridget is a qualified Chartered Accountant and after spent time in New York and Europe, returned to Kingscliff to take control of her sisters expanding business.
With a passion for business and an eye for numbers, Bridget spent her formative years learning the ropes at Kingscliff’s popular Choux Box Café a family business, in which she was exposed early to the daily duties of running a small-medium business.
Having been in the accounting world since the tender age of 17, Bridget secured her first role in the accounting world before completing high school. After acquiring a place at world-renowned Bond University to study a Bachelor of Commerce, Bridget majored in accounting and went on to work at a boutique accounting firm on the Gold Coast.
As a fully-fledged accountant, Bridget uses her broad knowledge to manage the day to day running and development of the Design Scout store and interior design studio.
Bridget left the corporate world and joined Design Scout in 2014 to offer a tremendous wealth of knowledge in the area of account and business management. Acting as CFO for the business, Bridget is on hand behind the scenes and within the store as an active part of the business.