About Mia

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“A well designed space can truly improve the way you live” – Mia Lake

Mia Lake is the Interior Design Director of Vic Lake Architects (VLA), co-founder of Stone Monarch, guest lifestyle contributor of, and the first ever design ambassador of Meir Black. Mia is excited to be launching Stone Monarch’s luxe range of stone basins exclusive to Meir Black’s online store in the new year.

VLA is a family business specialising in high-end residential homes and boutique multi-residential developments. They provide unique design solutions by dovetailing the interior and architectural design processes. This strong collaborations between architecture and interiors results in an harmonious and cohesive relationship between the practical exterior design and stylish, on trend interior of every VLA and Mia Lake project.

“Selecting the right layout, finishes, fittings, and design details is all an integral part of the journey of interior design. Getting it right can transform an ordinary space into an exceptional place of creativity and escape.”

A strong communication knowledge, understanding and love of craftsmanship, and sensitivity to the client’s practical needs are the key ingredients to Mia’s successful and timeless design ethics.

Mia loves using luxurious natural materials, unique colour palettes, and layering textures. She believes that the key to injecting personality into spaces is surrounding yourself with objects that tell stories of your life and make you happy. Mia’s thoughtful design is based around creating spaces that inspire.

“A well designed space can truly improve the way you live.”

Mia’s design journey began when she was awarded a yearlong scholarship to further her studies internationally at Academia Italiana after finishing up at Sydney’s prestigious Whitehouse Institute of Design. After a year in Florence, Mia realised that the Italian landscape and culture was a major influence on her career and design style, and has subsequently carried this inspiration on in her present and past projects. Prior to VLA, Mia has been fortunate enough to work at two leading Sydney interior design practices; Arent & Pyke and Briony Fitzgerald Design. There, Mia specialised in high end residential interior design and custom made furniture.

As co-founder of Stone Monarch, Mia has used her inherent love of natural materials to produce a company that strictly follows it’s motto of “designed with intention and inspired from the source”. Mia constantly trowels though stone factories and warehouses like they are her very own treasure troves, looking only for natural stone cut-offs that would ordinarily go to waste. This unloved stone becomes her muse. The main goal of Mia thoughtfully designing each piece of furniture or decor is to retain the natural beauty of the stone. SM produces limited runs of each unique design, bringing the ultimate in exclusivity to every client. Stone Monarch’s online store is constantly being updated with new and exciting products including a range of wine racks, side tables, and outdoor furniture; all made of their signature ethically sourced stone.

“Teaming up Meir Black felt like a great alignment for me. They are equally focus on trending aesthetics, function and quality. I love that they are also a family business. They have similar work ethics and wholesome morals. A family business knows Its more than just selling a product or a design, its about creating someone’s dream. It might be small, but it matters”.

You too can gain expert advice for your project from Mia Lake, Meir Black’s Design Ambassador. Click here to contact her. She will reply with her service fees and T&C’s.

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