The Team

Who's who at The Prop House...

The Prop House team is a group of talented individuals who work together to design and create both the imaginable and unimaginable for your event. Led by Jano Dawes who started the company in 1995, our team is made up of designers, stylists, artisans, installers, riggers and visual merchandisers who work tirelessly to ensure the success of your event. It is our pleasure to witness an event come to life and know that your guests are having the time of their lives.

Meet The Prop House team

We asked the team to share a favourite Prop House moment…


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My favourite custom designed project in recent years was at Mother Duck Day Care Centre at Wynnum. The architect of this flagship centre achieved an exceptional level of design, both aesthetically and functionally so it was a pleasure to extend this further with bespoke themed elements throughout. We designed and installed custom wallpapers, hot air balloon light fittings and indoor play areas – all created specifically for children aged up to 5 years.

HEATHER
DAVERN

Designer
Whoever said blondes have more fun obviously haven’t gone pink

Scorpio

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After installing events for over 25 years it is hard to choose just one… From recent events, my favourite would be the Somerville House Diamond Ball. I designed huge, bud-lit chandeliers for this event and until the day of the install at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, it was hard to see in my mind’s eye exactly how spectacular they would be. The room looked amazing and my client was thrilled. Best of all, it was my daughter Zoe’s Year 12 Ball and she chose the theme – she loved it!

Jano
Dawes

Director
Shoot… I think I forgot one of the kids!

Taurus

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36th Australian Dental Conference Luncheon: The client wanted to transform the room into a secret garden to create a mystical setting for their luncheon. It was great to bring the outside in! My favourite elements were the garden fountain, suspended bamboo basket floral centrepieces, and gold Tiffany chairs. Most importantly, our client was extremely happy with the look!

Hayley
Drinan

Events Stylist
If you build it – they will come

Taurus

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Favourite Prop. The ship’s wheel. It looks good and it’s functional (a bit like me), and is one of the first things I made at The Prop House. We recently installed it into the Starlight Express room and the kids in there loved it. I dare anyone to walk past it and not want to give it a spin.

Russ
Groundstroem

Logistics
Our passions are the screams of your needs

Cancer

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My favourite props are the white maple trees. I love the white colour & lights together. They look so fresh & bright and give off a relaxing, warm glow. Grouped together en masse they look amazing.

Melissa
Harwood

PA
KEEP CALM and JAZZ HANDS

Gemini

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My favourite set up was the Spring Vintage Market at Indooroopilly. Rustic bars, floral fabric, vintage peacock chairs, moss and fresh flowers – all my favourites!

Sarah
Lawrence

VM Design Co-ordinator
Banana Smoothie

Aries

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Comming soon…

Jacqui
Lowrie

Bookkeeper
Don’t hate me because I’m billable

Gemini

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Comming soon…

Carlos
Nobile

Digital Artist
There were times I thought I was good looking…

Aries

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The Lend Lease event at the John Reid Pavilion at RNA involved a simple concept with wooden pallets to make a stunning feature wall. It is always nice to build something out of a simple every day product.

Arjuna
Serini-Sorenson

Operations Manager
That’s what you get on the big jobs

Cancer

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My favourite set up was the Spring Vintage Market at Indooroopilly. Rustic bars, floral fabric, vintage peacock chairs, moss and fresh flowers – all my favourites!

Krishna
Stockdale

Operations
Operations…knowing you’ll never be able to have nice nails or a manicure. Ever!

Leo


Sydney
Cornish

Prop Stylist
Full power 24 hours.

Libra

 

Peta
O’Hara

Retail Manager
I like Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Gemini