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. 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. In 2015 he was named as one of ‘The World's Top 15 Designers’ by Architectural Digest Mexico and in 2016 at High Point Market in North Carolina was awarded ‘2016 Luxury International Designer of the Year’.
Greg has extended his vision into other design disciplines through successful collaborations with several notable brands. He has created rug and carpet collections with Designer Rugs, wallpaper ranges for Porter’s Paints, three furniture lines - one with Worlds Away USA, tiles and marble mosaic collections for Teranova as well as a very successful range of cushions and soft homewares launched in 2016.
It is that passion for interior design that led Greg to write his first book, The Tailored Interior. First published in Australia in 2014 the book was reprinted in 2015 and went on to receive a UK and US release with Architectural Digest USA naming the book one of the“21 Best Books by Designers and Architects of 2015”. The Tailored Interior 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.