Meet Our Team 2018-07-15T13:27:50+00:00

Meet the Mink Team: Combined, we have over
forty-five years of interiors, marketing and real estate experience.
We promise to provide you with the highest quality design advice and
presentation knowledge available.


Deb is a self-confessed design junkie who began her career in interiors at the age of 5 – when she finally convinced her mother that her lilac bedroom walls really did NOT match the green carpet and they HAD to go! She was right – and has been styling, creating and designing ever since. Deb is an entrepreneur, trainer, published author, professional singer, mother, consultant and property stylist. (Whew!) After 15 years of marketing and and design experience she discovered her true passion (and expertise) and founded Mink Home. Coming from a graphic design background, Deb loves styling with bold graphic pieces paired with beautiful luxury furniture. 


Inline hockey pro, surfer and chocoholic, Nick has had a multitude of careers over the years…microbiologist, aid worker, maths teacher, corporate trainer, business analyst, youth worker and software developer – the list goes on and on. (We’re still struggling to keep up!) Nick proudly calls himself the ‘style zombie’…and isn’t usually allowed out of the house if he dressed himself. Nick is very much a people person – and he LOVES a chat (ask any of our regular clients!). His friendly nature and passion for business makes him the perfect Concierge here at Mink.


JAMI ELLIOT: Senior Stylist

Feng Shui stylist and world traveller. Jami has over 14 years interior design experience in luxury homes around the world. She has created beautiful interiors in London, Paris, Germany, Russia, Shanghai, Cairo and Australia. She has lead a team working on a Russian mansion for over two years…she has even designed luxury yachts and hotel interiors. Jami really knows her stuff! If you ask, she describes her personal style as ‘contemporary, with a classic touch’. We know her clients love the super-elegant, luxury feel she brings to every home she styles. Jami knows how to make anything look expensive! When she isn’t styling (or gallivanting across the world!), you can find Jami cooking up a storm or relaxing with yoga. 

JODIE ITALIA: Senior Stylist

Mum, dedicated rower, and style guru, Jodie has over 15 years interior design experience. Together with her husband, she also runs her own high-end building company (they do gorgeous riverfront homes and stunning custom design projects). Jodie is one of those super-busy people who gets a lot done every day, but always does it with an incredible sense of style. Whether it be property styling, interior design or fighting off the bull sharks in the Brisbane river on her morning row – Jodie is a wonderful asset to the Mink Team. Apart from work, Jodie has a passion for all things Italian, and whenever she gets time away from the busy Mink world she heads straight to a couple of her favourite, secret destinations over there. (We are working on getting the details from her…we will let you know when we find them out!.


SAMANTHA PLATT: Senior Stylist

Interior Designer and French bulldog lover, Samantha has had a lifelong passion for all things property. With over 20 years industry experience (we know, she doesn’t look old enough, does she?), she has been a home renovator, real estate agent, interior designer, visual merchandiser and business consultant – is there anything this woman can’t do? She brings a wealth of real estate marketing expertise to the team. Having personally renovated and flipped 13 properties, Samantha knows exactly which paint colours sell well and where to get the best deals on flooring, carpets and window coverings. She can tell you exactly where to invest your money and what NOT to waste it on if you want the best sale result… In her own home, Samantha adores her Mid Century pieces and is always re-styling – things don’t stay the same for very long!

BRITTANY BALCOMB: PR & Social Media Coordinator

Instagram addict and coffee enthusiast. Brittany brings her creative flair, knowledge of social media, communications and public relations to The Mink Team in her new role as PR & Social Media Coordinator. As a recent graduate of the University of Queensland, Brittany has completed her Bachelor of Journalism and Communications, majoring in Public Relations. Brittany has gained hands on experience across multiple strategic communications services both locally and overseas – at The University of Texas (Go Longhorns!) Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and hunting down Brisbane’s best brunch spot.