DE NOVO: (Latin) from the beginning starting anew

De Novo Concepts is a building and colour consulting business which has been providing advice for 27 years.  My advice ranges on all selections internally and externally onsite or online world wide, commercial or residential.  With years of experience I can help you see your dream home come to life, your renovation stand out in your street and your investment properties up for sale with the confidence of knowing they were professionally designed and ready for the market.   I provide online advice world wide and am proud to say I was the first in Australia to develop the online consults with many now following my lead. My online’s have reach as far as Canada, United States, UK, Singapore and India.  Please don’t hesitate to email or cal me if you would like to talk about your project.


Michelle Stokes – 0419 279 883


Kitchen Reno

 We have been guided by Michelle over 20 years and in that time,  ideas are fresh and up to date with what is happening with trends. Just recently we have installed a new kitchen.  Rang Michelle and within 30 minutes she had it sorted.  We had floor tiles we needed to keep and everything tied in nicely.  Her eye to detail is excellent and never seems flustered. She listens to what YOU want and plans are made around that.  Things you have not thought of are brought  up and you seem to walk away looking at a bigger picture as you have not thought of these things. Our new kitchen is a real working piece for us and the design and colour lends itself to blend throughout the rest of the home.  Our vacant, un-used spaces are now workable spaces and well utilised.If you need some fresh ideas - give Michelle a call..............she is a shining light for all jobs.

Rhonda & Barry McNally

Online Sydney

What a great job you do for your online clients! First advice of its kind and what a leader in the industry you are.  How lucky we got to know you before making lasting mistakes!



Berry B&B


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Woody's Wood Fired Pizza's 

We’ve just had Michelle colour consult at our quirky, somewhat troublesome, 80’s brick house/ B&B.  Wow.  So easy to work with. Michelle was prompt and professional and in no time at all we have a solution to a problem area  we’ve had for years!  Wish I had found Michelle earlier,  it would have saved me so much time and effort,  and many tins of paint!! I’ll definitely be recommending  her to friends currently building and will be getting her back when we start the bathroom/bedroom Reno’s.

Thanks Michelle!!

Local – Orient Point

The house looks amazing, you were spot on, photo doesn't even do it justice!
Thank you so much!!




Online Consult Melbourne

Michelle has saved me on my last 4 jobs!

Her attention to detail is second to none!

We broke the record for the highest selling house in the street with her help, would highly recommend!


Local Client – 15 year friendship

De Novo Concepts has come to my rescue repeatedly over the last 15 years.  After floundering with ideas and wasting a lot of time and money, De Novo Concepts always brings cohesion and practicality to the style I’m looking for. From paint colour and fabric pattern to furniture, flooring and lighting and kitchen, Michelle has helped with almost every decorating aspect both interior and exterior.  The advice and service from De Novo Concepts is of exceptional quality. I have no doubts I will be contacting Michelle again in the future.

Kelly Cowlishaw

Recent Work



  De Novo Concepts Online


  •  Online consultations – world wide

  •   Onsite External – building selections and colour

  •   Onsite Internal – building selections and colour

  •   Small space landscaping advice

  •  Online – Mood boards – to help you visualise your space

  •   Onsite & Online – De-Cluttering – your space/home and life

  •   Real Estate – staging for sales

Michelle Stokes –

M: 0419 279 883