My Philosophy

Build your surroundings as an extension of who you were, who you are, and where you want to be.

Interior Designer

Vivian Panagos


“She has a warm engaging style, consultative, creative and professional. You just need to engage with her and you will see it immediately.” – Client, Sylvania House

The story goes:

A girl named Viv bought a house and renovated it. She loved the planning so much she started a blog to chronicle the progress called ish & chi. It grew to cover more of her design projects, tours, interviews with local creatives and decorating and style ideas. She enrolled at Enmore Design Centre to complete her four year studies in Interior Design and Decoration and from there, her design studio was born.

With a growing clientele across Australia, Vivian works on both residential and commercial projects with a keen eye for fresh, contemporary interiors that bring to life her client’s vision and meet their needs.


I give my all to each project, fully immersing myself in the vision to craft an interior that speaks to my clients and one they can be proud to own” – Vivian Panagos


For her, it’s about ensuring the interior functions well and layering colour, pattern, texture and light to create warm and welcoming spaces. Her extensive 17 years of experience in project management ensures that each project is managed well from start to finish and liaising with architects, builders, trade professionals and other creatives as required to achieve a seamless end result.

Vivian’s work has been featured in Real Living magazine, Adore Home magazine, Apartment Therapy, Home & Decor magazine (Singapore) and Sunday Life magazine. Her design blog regularly features on Top 5 Australian Design Blog lists and ish & chi was entered into the Voices Hall of Fame in 2013. She also collaborates with well known brands and companies such as IKEA, Freedom, Beacon Lighting, Supa Centre Moore Park, Dulux and RealEstate.com.au.