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Sophie Scarlett From Cambridge

by Stephanie Williams
Sophie Scarlett From Cambridge

Cambridge’s Sophie Scarlett is bringing stye to Hobart homes via her business Scarlett & Co.

What do you love about where you live? My fiancé and I are currently renting in Cambridge while we build our house. We love living here for so many reasons, but mostly for that out of area rural feeling while only being 10 minutes away from the CBD.

What’s the best thing about Hobart? Having Salamanca Market, MONA, Bruny Island and the Richmond wineries at my fingertips. I love being a tourist in my own town. People who say there’s nothing to do in Hobart must be boring!

And the worst? The lack of job opportunities particularly within creative industries.

Tell us about Scarlett and Co? We’re the new generation of real estate stylists, interior designers and decorators in Hobart. We’re a small but specialised team who are experts in styling homes for sale, for keep or for AirBnb. We also decorate and design retail and commercial spaces and embrace new challenges and opportunities.

Why do you love it? I live and breathe interior design and decorating and love the creative freedom that comes with running my own business. The most rewarding part of what I do is helping my clients achieve sale prices they didn’t think were possible.

Why do you run your business in Hobart? I lived interstate for six years and really began to miss home, my family and friends. Logistically, running my business here is challenging and expensive but also rewarding, especially as Hobart is really beginning to embrace property styling and see the huge benefits of styling for sale.

Where’s your favourite eatery? Suzie Lucks and Ti Ama are my current favourites. I love their interiors just as much as I love the food.

And for a drink? The Den in Salamanca on a Friday or Saturday night or Preachers for a sunny Sunday drink with friends.

Favourite place for a ‘cheat’ meal? Da Angelos pollo paesana pasta is so damn good. For something a little less fancy, The Brunswick do a great chicken parmigiana.

Which team? My fiancé’s team, the Uni Football Club!

What do you love doing outside work? Road trips up the East Coast, hanging out with my dogs and board game nights with friends. My job is very laborious, so I like to relax when I can!

Quote to live and die by? Compete with yourself, not with others.

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