About Us

Dimitra Hatziplis founder and owner of Opsis Designs, homewares, gift and furniture store

Opsis Designs is a furniture, home wares and gift store born from a love of unique and beautiful things from around the world.

In my view, nothing is more invigorating than travelling around the world and discovering amazing places. Whenever I travel, I am totally inspired by different cultures and the talent of small artisans and international brands who create beautiful, unique wares that are hard to find in Australia.

Passion for interior decoration and design has always been a part of me. I loved art from an early age and followed that passion by studying Architecture at University and working in property development for many years. During this time I learned the importance of styling to create unique and functional living spaces.

While Australia is my home, I am frustrated by our isolation.  The rest of the world is so far away from us, and this limits the availability of unique furniture and home wares.  For this reason, I began to travel not only for vacation but also to discover beautiful and unique items that reflect the personalities of my clients.  My clients all want something a little different for their homes, and yet our distance from the rest of the world makes this difficult to achieve.

This need for unique furniture and home wares is what has inspired me to open my own store where I can showcase what I love from what the world has to offer.  I travel several times a year to international furniture and home ware exhibitions and track down artisans and furniture makers who have something a little different. 

I work with both individuals and trade to achieve their goal to beautifully furnish and decorate their homes.

Dimitra Hatziplis