For as long as he can remember, Greg Natale has been passionate about interior design. His love of bold colours and patterns, and his powerful use of layering to create tailored, sophisticated spaces, have come to define Greg’s unique style.
Greg studied interior design at the Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, visual arts at Sydney College of the Arts and architecture at Sydney’s University of Technology. In 2001 he started Greg Natale Design and has never had time to look back.
Greg’s first project in his own name was the design of his sister’s one-bedroom apartment, which he decorated with wall-to-wall custom-coloured Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, layered with matching artwork and linen. The project was published in Australia’s Belle magazine in 2002 and the UK’s Wallpaper* magazine in 2005. Not only did the project win Greg his first award, the 2002 Belle Wild Card award, a category created for him, it brought his work to the public’s attention.
Since then, Greg’s business has gone from strength to strength, with designs featured in numerous local and international publications, and many awards to his name, including Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year in 2011 and 2014.
Greg has extended his vision into other design disciplines through successful collaborations with several notable brands. He has created rug and carpet collections for Designer Rugs, wallpaper ranges for Porter’s Paints, furniture for Stylecraft and Worlds Away, tiles for Teranova and cushions for One Duck Two.
It is that passion for interior design that led Greg to write his first book, The Tailored Interior. Published in Australia in 2014 and due out in the US and UK this year, the book showcases some of the incredible spaces Greg has created and shares the approach that has made him one of Australia’s brightest stars of interior design.