About The Make Haus
The Make Haus is a creative paradise; they are the makers of beautiful interiors, memorable spaces, crafted objects and botanical installations. We style with our imagination and without restraint, creating what the dreamers think and best of all we are very good at it. Founder Dani Butchart is a design disrupter, a lover of the visual who lives to create beauty from blankness and inherently aware of her surroundings.
Behind The Brand
Your best piece of advice for event planning?
Whether you want to transform an entire space or an intimate soirée. Having significant hero pieces or areas will far outweigh glittering little bits all over the place. Styling should be considered, clever and take you on a journey. You want to invest in the experience. A stylist needs to guide you and your guests on the visual story you want to tell. It’s a challenging role in which you must be confident and unique in your approach.
What was the spark for The Make Haus? Where did the story begin?
The Make Haus was a burning idea for almost a decade. Working as a freelance stylist for many years it was a natural progression to take it to the next level. As a creative across multiple mediums it was not an option to explore this independently, I never wanted to focus on just florals or just interiors. The Make Haus is a creative studio which captures interiors, botanicals, creative projects we can create, build, ponder, source, store so many ideas and tangible items. Our spark…. We style with our imagination and without restraint, creating what the dreamers think and best of all we are very good at it. we are not shy to take on the unusual, the challenging. I have been inspired by so many local creatives and had the pleasure or working for Fleur Wood for 8 years, she was the stepping stone into the world of styling for me.
What inspires you creatively?
There are too many places to find inspiration these days, Instagram, Pinterest, magazines, blogs, influencers, books, movies. I try to keep across as many elements on social feeds. I am forever taking screenshots of photos for various jobs. Some are filed for a later date, others are for immediate use. I like to look back on all the images I’ve pinned, saved or filed on my phone as it generally sparks new ideas for new projects. Somewhere at some point you thought of something incredible but quickly forget. It’s so rewarding to get the light bulb back.
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
Turkey has been a standout in my travelling life. A breath-taking landscape, incredible coast line and streets or trinkets, rugs, homewares. I would scour these streets again any day.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
I am at home. I’m a full-time home body, love gardening, renovating. Probably sounds a little less exciting, but after living such as fast paced life week to week I love nothing more than transforming our own space.
A favorite quote?
Oh, that’s tricky, I would probably want to say something linked to girl power and influence maybe either of these?
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness”.
“Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else”. – Judy Garland.