Your Home Designs is a team of 7 empowered and passionate individuals - each with their own specialised areas. With over 20 years of combined experience in building design, YHD has taken the industry by storm.
Without sounding too cliche, the relationships we build with our clients are honestly our favourite part of the job. We’ve been in your shoes. There’s nothing worse than having a vision for your home, and the designer just NOT getting it or being pushy to make changes for features they prefer themselves. So, let’s us steal your heart and win you over with the story of how YHD came about!
YHD was born in 2011 in Newcastle by Creative Director, Zoe Pohlmann. After studying Architecture, she felt disconnected with the everyday client and from there she branched into building design where she could relate and deal with clients on a more practical level. Zoe prides herself on being approachable and is passionate about creating a relaxed environment for the clients. By doing this, clients are always assured that their dream home, renovation or extension is in amazing hands [a little bias… maybe].
Zoe has worked for, and alongside, many builders, building designers and architects in a range of workplaces learning many skills and design styles along the way. Practising what she preaches, Zoe loves to renovate and build homes herself. After renovating in Newcastle, she then moved to Darwin where she learned the importance of energy efficiency and tropical design benefits. Designing hundreds of homes as the Head Building Designer for Killarney Homes, Darwin’s largest and most respected builders in the NT, she brought a fresh design perspective to the industry, helping design a number of display homes; and consequently winning the 2015 HIA Award for Project Home up to $400,000.
Deciding on a sea change, she moved to Byron Bay where she founded and developed one of Australia's most successful Architectural Concrete companies, Slabshapers with her Husband, Tyson. Being blessed to work alongside so many creative and influential architects, designers and clients, (including Shelley Craft from the Block, and Spell Designs) and having the opportunity to be a part of residential, architectural multi-million dollar building projects, the realisation of her passion as a designer was inescapable.
After all their travels around Australia, and a lot of hard work; it was time to set roots down to grow YHD in beautiful Nelson Bay. Being here for the long term, with such respect for the area, Zoe strives to only produce designs that will reflect her values and her past design experiences to the highest standards.
Zoe, Creative Director
The heart and soul of YHD!
Zoe is the director of YHD and has been practicing in the industry since 2013. She's traveled near and far around Australia to pursue her design career, and always left a lasting impact on future designs in those cities. Zoe is passionate about growing a great team and helping them to achieve their dreams, creating a fun and enjoyable workplace, renovating & building with her husband & designing beautiful, sustainable homes.
Sammy, Building Designer
Bachelor in Building Design
Our secret weapon!
An integral member of the YHD team since 2018, Sammy has designed hundreds of homes for YHD clients. She's always ready to step out of her comfort zone and loves projects that require a combination of problem-solving skills and creativity! Sammy is passionate about creating beautiful homes for clients, renovating her own home and sustainability.
Emma, Office Coordinator & Trainee Building Designer
Currently studying Bachelor in Building Design
Our office angel and the first point of contact for all initial YHD enquiries!
Emma handles the day-to-day administrative tasks and assists the team with client communication. Emma is passionate about connecting and building authentic relationships, designing her dream church renovation and living a wholesome life!
Beth, Building Designer
Diploma in Building Design & Diploma in Interior Design
YHD's creative wiz and technical project specialist!
Born into and raised by a home of incredibly talented creatives [artists, product designers and watercolourists], Beth was destined for a career as a creative. Putting her creative mind to use, Beth set her sights on the design industry and has never looked back.
Whether it's a new build or a renovation, Beth is passionate about designing dream homes that will grow with the clients.
Breanna, Building Designer
Bachelor of Architecture. Currently completing her Master of Architecture.
A fresh face to the YHD team!
Breanna's an enthusiastic and motivated Building designer, with a passion for creating beautiful and timeless spaces. Since starting at YHD, Breanna has blown us away with her fearless attitude when it comes to pushing herself out of her comfort zone and her drive to grow as a Designer. We couldn't be more excited to have Breanna on the YHD team and know she'll create some breathtakingly beautiful spaces for our clients.
Jess, Interior Designer
Blessed with an eye for beauty!
If you've had the pleasure of working with Jess, you would know that her bubbly personality and passion for all areas of interior deign is extremely refreshing. As a young mum herself, Jess understands the importance of creating a beautiful AND practical space that can withstand our clients growing families.
Brea, Marketing Coordinator
Bachelor of Business - Marketing & Innovation
The face behind our socials and all things marketing!
Brea is a data-driven marketer with a passion for social media, copywriting and content creation. She's always looking for ways to take our marketing to the next level and loves pushing the boundaries to bring the YHD community the unexpected. Just like our designers, Brea loves everything to do with Building Design and is motivated to attract clients that appreciate and relate to the YHD ethos.
From concepts to construction, we've got you covered.
Our consultants range from a selection of Drafters, Building Designers, Architects, Surveyors, Town Planners, Engineers, Private Certifiers, Interior Designers, Stylists & Interior Decorators, Carpenters, Builders, Real Estate Agents, and much more whom we work alongside every day.
Tyson Mcduff, Building & Design Consultant
Practicing Builder License #224107C
Tyson is a licensed builder, liaising with our designers along every step of the way. This ensures all designs are well thought out in the construction stages and within budget.
The growing team at YHD takes pride in all works big or small, whether it be a New Home, Renovation, Extension, or a simple deck.
Contact us for a free site visit & consultation, or email us below to get started on your project.