Hi! I’m Carmen Darwin, the creator of Evolution House.

…Have you ever asked yourself

“How can I create a home that looks and feels the way I want it to?”
“How can I know that what I am choosing is going look BEAUTIFUL?”
“How can I possibly decide when there is so much choice?”
“How can I overcome the overwhelm that I am faced with”
“How can I stop the procrastination and make the right decisions?”

Whether it’s I don’t know how, I need some support or I need more creative ideas…

                                                              …You’re in the right place


 I’m  here to bridge the gap between knowing what you want and making that a reality. Evolution House was born of the idea that if we work together we can get to get your project to evolve. It is a collaborative effort. It is about team work. It is about giving you the tools you need to make sure that what you want to see happen in your home will happen.

 You just need a hand…someone who lives and breathes this design “stuff” and who can show you an easier way to create something special. Instead of wandering aimlessly around the shops, Googling ideas until your head starts to spin or driving yourself mad with magazine cutouts, you can let me give you a hand.

“I want to help you create something that excites you.”

I have had the pleasure of working with Carmen, and I have been in awe of all that she is achieving with her Evolution House business. Carmen’s enthusiasm for what she does is contagious, and I am always confident in the guidance and expertise she offers me, her attention to detail, her respect from her clients and her skilled awareness in getting the best possible outcome for everyone she works with. I am lucky to have met someone as lovely and professional as Carmen and look forward to using her on my next project.

Julie - Renovation Project Planning


“When we work together as a team we can

and do make things happen.”

For most of my life I have been learning, practicing and working towards my goal of being able to help people to improve their homes and their lifestyle. I guess I just didn’t know it. I was never really certain about the exact path that my business would take, but I knew I wanted to spend my days being creative and that I had a vision for seeing spaces become beautiful in my mind long before they were on paper.

After initially becoming a teacher I was longing for what felt right in my heart. I left the security of teaching to embark on a fearful journey of becoming an interior designer, renovation planner and garden designer whilst cutting my teeth on our own home builds and home renovations. I am not going to sugar coat this… It hasn’t been easy while raising my three children, taking care of a home, working long hours and wondering at times if the dream is really worth the heartache that is often associated with creating a life that you love.

“Sometimes it is hard to step out of your comfort zone, but I persisted with what I

knew I needed to do in order to fulfill my potential and create my dream job.”

Over many, many years, I have met many people who have been “stuck in one place,” not knowing where to go to get the clarity and advice that they need to either renovate, build, re-decorate or simply improve their existing spaces. Only now that I have the experience and after a lot of soul searching, do I know that I have the ability to to provide that advice and guidance and help people realise the potential of their  homes. It’s in my blood and it’s what I love to do.