As an award-winning Interior Designer, Shaynna has become a household name
Shaynna Blaze is an award-winning Interior Designer who has created stunning interiors in residential homes and commercial spaces for more than twenty years. Armed with a vast portfolio of work in various fields of design, Shaynna is also a successful commissioned artist.
Shaynna transforms commercial, private and retail premises from the most modest budgets to million dollar projects via her successful Interior Design business,‘blankcanvas INTERIORS’.
In 2008, Shaynna’s talents were brought to a broader audience through her role as Interior Designer and Co-Presenter on the TheLifeStyle Channel’s award winning show, Selling Houses Australia.
Arguably the LifeStyle channel’s most successful show (Season 7 broke the record to become the highest rating series in subscription television history), Selling Houses Australia is the series that just keeps on giving. Making its return for an eighth season in 2015 Shaynna returned to help home-owners change their lives with her design expertise – transforming ‘unsellable’ houses into market-ready homes. It was through her role on Selling Houses Australia that Shaynna was able to showcase her design skills, along with her warm and approachable presenting style, which have consequently led to regular appearances as a design expert across a number of mainstream shows including The Morning Show, The Circle, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and The Renovators.
In 2012 Shaynna joined the team of design experts as a Judge on Nine Network’s award winning reality show The Block. Joining judges Neale Whitaker & Darren Palmer, Shaynna returned to our screens in January 2015 for the most recent instalment- The Block Triple Threat.
As Shaynna’s profile has grown, so too has her visibility across a number of other media platforms. Shaynna’s opinion is highly sought after in areas including design,colour and trends and she’s written a fortnightly column in the Herald Sun, a monthly online Q&A for The LifeStyle Channel, and is a regular contributor to Grand Designs Magazine as well regularly updating her online blog with design inspirations. A popular choice with design magazines including Elle Decoration; Vogue Living, OK! Magazine, Belle, Cosmo & Home Living, it was only a matter of time before the big publishing houses started to sit up and take notice and in March 2013, Shaynna’s debut book Design Your Home, a coffee table book published under Penguin Australia, hit the shelves. Following the huge success of Shaynna’s debut book, Penguin Australia commissioned a second book, Design with Colour and Style, available from March 2015.
Shaynna is an Ambassador and COLOUR Creative Director for Taubmans which is also a major partner of Selling Houses Australia.
In recent years, Selling Houses Australia has taken home a swag of ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program 2009, 2010 and 2013, and Favourite Australian Program in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Shaynna beat off stiff competition to take home the coveted subscriber voted category of Favourite Female Personality in 2013 & 2014.
In December 2014, Shaynna performed at Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight.
When Shaynna is not filming or working on commissioned designs through her interior design company, blank canvas INTERIORS, she likes to use her time to inspire others.
Most recently, Shaynna took home Best Female Presenter for Selling Houses Australia at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards.
Shaynna is available as a guest speaker or host at both private and corporate functions, where she focuses both on design and our social environment and how it effects how we live and communicate.