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Mary Pappas

Senior Interior Designer

B. Int. Des. – University of South Australia

“Good architecture creates good internal spaces. An interior designer has a responsibility to honour good design and enhance a space respectfully while at the same time ensuring the end user is happy”

Mary has been part of the Totalspace Design team for over 10 years, and in that time has firmly established herself as an innovative and highly creative design professional. Combined with her technical skill and knowledge, her honesty and humour ensure she is a delight to work with and invariably provides her clients with solutions beyond what they had imagined.

Her strengths are colour and form – she has an array of successful interior projects across Adelaide in hotel refurbishments, retail, and office fit-outs, as well as an endless list of residential achievements. Equally comfortable in either the government or private sector, Mary has built up sound relationships within the Interior Design Industry and the broader Adelaide construction community.

Mary leads the TSD Interior Design team and provides input to all projects in the office. Her approach is flexible and practical towards a client’s design brief, in a way that balances challenges presented through the existing space, while seeking innovation, functionality and meeting budget requirements.


Bachelor of Architecture, completed to Year 3, University of SA 1990

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, University of South Australia 1992


  • Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre, Redevelopment

  • John Pirie Secondary School Redevelopment

  • Hamilton Secondary College Redevelopment, including Performing Arts Centre

  • Highgate Primary School Redevelopment

  • Kapunda High School Redevelopment

  • Lockleys North Primary School, Mellor Building Refurbishment

  • Wilderness School Boarding House, bathroom refurbishments

  • Broken Hill Community Credit Union, tenancy fitout

  • Legal Services Commission - Noarlunga and Elizabeth Office Fitouts

  • Hamilton Secondary College, STEM Centre

  • Star of the Sea School, interior consultancy

  • Xavier College Two Wells – New Junior Primary Campus

  • Camden Park Childcare Centre – Alterations & Additions

  • DECD Staff Relocation/Refurbishment to Para Hills Primary School

  • Morphett Vale East School R-7 Administration Building

  • Highgate School Administration Building

  • DECD, 31 Flinders St Ground Floor Reception Upgrade

  • City of Playford Council – Various Soccer Club Upgrades

  • City of Playford Call Centre Accommodation

  • DPTI Murray Bridge New office Accommodation

  • Port Adelaide Magistrates Court Fines Recovery Unit, office fit out

  • Allianz Insurance Office Upgrade, L7 & L8

  • Wilderness School Upgrades to Various learning areas

  • Seaford community Childcare Centre – Extension and Refurbishment

  • KJM Contractors Administration Building fitout

  • Elizabeth Grove Primary School Administration Upgrade and Kindergarten relocation.

  • Thebarton Senior College Administration and Technology Upgrade.

  • Para West Adult Campus Various Projects

  • Adelaide Plastic Surgery Reception Upgrade

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