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Darren Palmer Wikipedia, Husband, Partner, Son, Age, Bio, Family

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Name Darren Palmer

Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB November 4, 1977. As of 2022, he is around 45 years old.

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Introduction :

  • Darren Palmer is a well-known Australian interior designer who is known for his innovative designs. Presently, the name Darren Palmer has evolved into a brand that focuses on attainable luxury and timeless appeal.
  • Palmer rose to fame as a guest and then a judge on the fifth season of Australian reality television series The Block.

Personal Life, Parents & Family Background :

  • Darren Palmer was born on November 4, 1977, in Gladstone on the Queensland coast, 520 kilometers north of Brisbane.
  • His father, Selwyn was a boilermaker at the local power plant and his mother Rosemarie was a homemaker.
  • He has an older sister, Danielle Palmer who was born two years before him.
  • For his education, Darren attended the local primary school, Gladstone West and then Gladstone State High.
  • Palmer didn’t even know interior designing was a career choice when he was growing up. He left his hometown for good at seventeen years old to study fine art and graphic design at TAFE in Rockhampton.
  • While growing up, kids around him wanted to become sparkies, plumbers, diesel fitters, and boilermakers and Darren knew that he never fit in. He excelled at arts over anything else.
  • Darren is gay & met his now-husband, Olivier Duvillard, who was CEO at Ultraceuticals before beginning consulting with All Saints Skin Clinic in 2011.
  • Olivier proposed to Darren only six weeks after they met and they got married in Cape Town since Australia hadn’t legalised same-sex marriages back then.
  • The couple remarried in Australia in 2018 when it was legalized. They have a son and live in Sydney.

Early Life & Education :

  • For his education, Darren attended the local primary school, Gladstone West and then Gladstone State High.
  • Palmer didn’t even know interior designing was a career choice when he was growing up. He left his hometown for good at seventeen years old to study fine art and graphic design at TAFE in Rockhampton.
  • While growing up, kids around him wanted to become sparkies, plumbers, diesel fitters, and boilermakers and Darren knew that he never fit in. He excelled at arts over anything else.

Business, Salary & Net worth :

  • Darren started his career in advertising right after college. However, he soon abandoned that pursuit and left for Sydney on December 31, 1999, with $5000 in the bank. He then started a graphic design firm but didn’t stick around with it for too long.
  • By 2007, Palmer had bought an apartment in Sydney and renovated it. One of his friends who is in an interior designer photographed his place and submitted it to an interior design magazine who published it.
  • At that time, a new reality series called HomeMade was looking for new contestants, and Darren took part in it after considering for a while. It worked out for him, and he finished in second place, which then led him to do guest appearances on The Block which soon turned into him being a regular judge of the series.
  • The Block is an Australian reality series on the Nine Network. The series follows four or five couples as they compete against each other to renovate and style houses/apartments and sell them at auction for the highest price. Darren has been a regular judge right from season 6 to last aired season 14.
  • He had authored two design books called Easy Luxury and Home Space. He has also contributed to numerous magazines like GQ and Belle.
  • Darren founded the business “Darren Palmer Designed” in 2006. The brand provides homeowners and architects full interior design solutions and services. He also has his own luxury homewares range, available exclusively at Myer.
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