Neil’s customer testimonials

What do Neil’s customers have to say?

What’s it like having your ideas come to life in the hands of an artistic craftsman?   The process of getting custom-made furniture and cabinets can sometimes take a small leap of faith, but Neil Santer’s attention to clear communications all the way along give you the utmost confidence.  Hear it first hand from his clients:

We were not sure if anyone in the whole of Western Australia could do our very specific job
and then we met Santer Interiors who made our dream come true. Santer Interiors is where
client ideas meet reality and the impossible becomes possible.
In the beginning we spent weeks and weeks looking for someone willing to take on a unique,
complex and bespoke job for our new home. Literally no one was willing to take on the project.
When we found Santer Interiors, Neil offered a complete solution with a professional detailed
design up front.

After being a little bit hesitant, we were blown away by the design video of what our future
study would look like. We decided to give it a go and the full project got underway in April.
Neil took on the role of project manager and consulted with us consistently to go above and
beyond our expectations. Very importantly, my partner’s ideas were all integrated into the
design in a way that allowed us to influence specific choices.

When the whole project was complete, we were speechless as the reality was unbelievably
better than our expectations. Neil is very attentive, responsive and has a very particular eye for
details. We are now enjoying our new home office as if a whole new room has been added to
the house. It looks like the study will now be the heart of our home with the whole family
sitting together.

From the initial design to the final installation we became very aware that more than a designer
or cabinet-maker, Neil is an artist in wood. Santer Interiors will be top of our list for many years
to come.

Forever Grateful,
Michael and Elena

South Perth


Five stars every single time… over multiple projects… over a decade.

We have been using Santer Interiors for over ten years now, so I figured it was time I posted a review. The fact that Neil Santer is our custom cabinet go-to-guy, time after time, shows our high regard for his work.

Over two properties, the items Neil has designed and made for us include;
• Two stunning, large-scale, modernist bookcases.
• A traditional, Federation entry-statement front door.
• Custom cupboards, with bookshelves and drawers – to match existing cabinetry.
• A bespoke kitchen in Corian and jarrah (that will outlast all of us).
• Various smaller pieces of custom carpentry.

Every piece from Neil’s hand has added value to the property where it is installed. Every little project is a great piece of aesthetic design in its own right, and every piece provides practical, durable functionality as a given. The pieces Neil made for us ten years ago are still as good as the day they were first built in. If you want a high-quality product then Neil is the Cabinetmaker you want to talk to.

A quick reality check – great value does not necessarily mean a low price – value is what you get for the money. If you value good design, noble materials and superb craftsman, then he’s your man.

If you’d like to know anything else, or just confirm this is recommendation is real, I would be happy to take a facetime call and show you any of the pieces in-situ in my home, just ask Neil for my number.

N. Weeks. North Perth.

My partner and I had been looking for a creative, professional individual to design and install a one of a kind cabinet for our fish tank in our living room recess and Neil was the artist for this job. From the moment we met Neil he listened to all of our concerns and understood exactly what we wanted, however also blew our minds away with his own creative yet functional ideas on the piece. We were extremely impressed with his design process, one on one consultations and his extreme professionalism. There are still not enough words to describe how perfect our new addition is to our house, its just perfect in every way. We can not thank you enough for the beautiful custom piece of furniture you have made for us Neil. I’m already planning what will be the next job for you to custom design in our house. Cant wait to have you back Neil. I highly recommend if you want an individual stand out piece of furniture that Neil Santer Designs is the only place to look. Thanks Neil

Sara Webb – Perth

I contacted Neil Santer to design and make some cabinetry for my apartment on recommendations from colleagues who had wholeheartedly endorsed his work. I had a chat with Neil to discuss what I was hoping to have made: a beautiful piece that comprised a bookcase / shelves for books and trinkets, storage for shoes, large drawers, and cupboards to store files, surrounding my TV.

Neil came over to measure the space and consult about a possible timber veneer to complement my existing furniture. He then drew up a design that fit the brief perfectly.

When it was time for the furniture piece to be installed, I was appreciative of the care with which Neil put the pieces he had made in his workshop into my apartment. The whole piece looks so beautiful and is not only exactly what I had hoped for, but exceeded my expectations. Neil’s attention to detail, pride in his work and artistry is obvious to see. I would absolutely recommend Santer Interiors to anyone in Perth and surrounds wishing to enhance their space with furniture that is functional, beautiful and built to last.

Kathy Potter – West Perth

Neil is an artist! He put so much time and effort in to understanding what we like, defining ideas and producing the perfect built-in living room shelving and cabinetry to suit out new house. His work really makes an impact! It complements our house in the most beautiful and warming way. We highly recommend Neil to anyone looking for natural wood cabinetry to make a statement in your home. Neil’s service is very approachable, personal and reliable.
Thank you so much Neil!!!!

Belinda Maree – Scarborough

Neil Santer is not only an incredibly skilled cabinet maker, but also a stylish designer with an eye for where style meets practicality. He guided me through the design process and was genuinely interested to know how I liked to work and what would make my day easier. Throughout the construction and installation process he kept me up to date with progress and expected milestones. The finished product is an office that I enjoy walking into and am proud to bring clients and friends into. It has also meant that the functionality of my furniture now helps to keep me organised. Last, and definitely not least, it has a wow factor! Thanks so much Neil.  Clinton Russell  –  Francis Burt Chambers, Perth CBD

Santer Interiors built custom bookshelves for our home library in our federation home.

Neil was an absolute dream to work with through the whole project–highly consultative and responsive to helping us realise a long-held dream. The communication and project management through the whole build was outstanding and ultimately the craftsmanship of the library was extraordinary. We would use Neil again for any cabinetry project.   Melissa Bell – Cottesloe

I am so thrilled with the work that Neil did on my built in shelving unit. I had seen his work on his website and fell in love with the quality of work he does. The wood he chose goes perfect with my wood floors and the shelf accents my leather bound books so perfectly. Neil was professional and it’s obvious that he loves the work that he does. I highly recommend him.  Carolyn Garduno – Iluka

Very satisfied. I approached Neil to design some fitted furniture for my residential property and was impressed with his approach and enthusiasm for what I was after in the design phase. The making of the pieces and the install were precise and overall very happy with the results.   Ben Keyser – Doubleview

I commissioned Neil to design and build made to measure American walnut office furniture, cabinetry and bookshelves for my 23rd floor CBD chambers. In addition to having to deal with a very complex and odd shaped room with eight changes of angle around its internal walls (almost none of which is 90 degrees), Neil had to contend with the ordinary complications caused by a busy CBD location including parking, access, small lifts, weekend and after hours work and so on. Not put off by those challenges, Neil overcome each of them in a thoroughly professional and flexible manner and the final product, which is stunning, is a true testament to his skill, craftsmanship, perseverance and his uncompromising perfectionism. I would thoroughly recommend Neil to anyone who truly values attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. Michael Sims – St Georges Terrace Perth CBD

We were extremely impressed with all aspects of Neil’s work, from his accuracy in estimates of times and costs to the amazing finished product. We had not really ventured into the world of custom cabinetry before and were not too sure what to expect. What we received was a finished product that exceeded our expectations – in terms of quality of workmanship, attention to detail and value for money.  Tim Hammond – Mt Lawley

We love our new balustrade!  should anyone need any custom cabinetry done then Santer Interiors are your guys.  Extreme patience and dedication to achieving an amazing finished product.  Pete Adams – Fremantle

Neil did a first class job in making a custom entertainment unit to my exact specification and well in advance of his timescale which was a welcome surprise. The finish and direction of grain are stunning and he is a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and would certainly give him my highest recommendation.  Marion McLaren – Currambine

Very pleased with this beautiful jarrah furniture piece – from the beginning, Neil worked with us to create great functionality and flexibility whilst never compromising detail and precision. Peter Youngs – Gooseberry Hill

Having commissioned Neil to build a walnut credenza, I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring quality bespoke furniture.  Neil went to great lengths to ensure the piece was exactly what I wanted and communicated constantly throughout construction to ensure it.  Neil’s genuine love of his craft is evident in the attention to detail and finish.  It was a pleasure to deal with him and I hope to have another piece of his work soon.  Cathy Zorden – South Perth

From the outset, Neil showcased a high-level of professionalism. He promptly responded to queries and constantly communicated throughout the process to ensure that our specifications were being delivered. Neil is a highly talented cabinet maker with a great sense of passion, whom I gladly enjoyed working with and would definitely recommend to anyone in need of custom cabinetry work.  Joseph Henriquez – Morley

Thank you, Neil, for the beautifully made & fitted corner entertainment cabinet. I am delighted with the result. Your service, courtesy & punctuality very much appreciated. A pleasure. Would highly recommend your work. Lin Fleming – Menora

Neil has a flair for interior design combined with a wealth of experience which, when given free reign has resulted in an efficient use of space, materials and an environment that is a joy to work in. His easy-going character has also made the process fun!  Andrew Tait – Bayswater

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