About The Prop House

From humble beginnings in 1995, The Prop House has grown to be Brisbane’s favourite event theming company.

Established 1995 in Merivale Street, South Brisbane by Jano Dawes, The Prop House primarily provided a source of quality visual merchandising (VM) product and custom-built props to support Jano’s own VM and event styling business.  In 1998, Jano merged her businesses and The Prop House became Brisbane’s one-stop provider of event styling, theming and prop hire.

After a series of high-profile prestigious theming contracts, The Prop House name and  reputation grew to be one of Brisbane’s most innovative providers of unique and creative styling and event theming.    The Prop House also became renowned for spectacular corporate Christmas displays.

In 2005 The Prop House moved to The Church at the corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets. The committed, passionate, fun loving, hard-working, crazy team of artisans were in their element! The team continued to grow, so one more move was needed.  Since 2010 The Prop House  studio and showroom has been located at the corner of Leopard and Vulture Streets in Woolloongabba.

Buoyed and excited by global trends in visual merchandising and identifying a unique market niche, Jano established a new brand   VM+ (Visual Merchandising Plus More) in 2012.  VM+ focuses solely on delivering excellence in visual merchandising, Christmas, and VM training. This vibrant new brand has designed Brisbane’s much-loved Queen Street Mall decorations, installed over two-hundred corporate Christmas displays, created numerous fashion season launches and created countless retail windows across South East Queensland.

The Prop House and VM+ brands work closely together, delivering excellence in corporate event styling, prop hire, visual merchandising and corporate Christmas displays.

Imagination has always been my calling card, even as a little girl. I knew I wanted to build a successful business based on creativity – and now, 20 years later and after a kaleidoscope of successes, challenges, floods, GFCs, knocks and pure joy, The Prop House is testament to this dream.  Jano Dawes, Director

Always aiming to exceed expectations, the scope of events styled by the talented team reaches beyond imagination. The Prop House has continuously set the bar for Brisbane events over the last twenty years.

In order to remain the best, our vision is to always provide a product of distinction; one which ultimately makes our clients and their events a success.

For more about the people behind The Prop House and VM+, meet the team!