Our Story

The Design Depot is a Melbourne based creative hub that specialises in event decor, styling and hire. It was established by the dynamic duo Bruce and Chyka Keebaugh, founders of The Big Group.

We love to create amazing event experiences and put smiles on people's faces. We love talking, sharing and researching about what's new, what's happening here and around the world and how we can keep making your events different and special. We choose suppliers that are on the same page as us and love to create beautiful things.

Our office and warehouse is full of unique decorative pieces sourced locally and internationally. Clients have the opportunity to come into the office to discuss their events and see for themselves the vast array of furniture, decorative pieces and catering equipment we have available for hire.

The Design Depot stylists offer full service for any event large or small. It may be as simple as helping in the selection of a few hire pieces for a small party or it may be complete styling, themeing and implementation of a large scale event. We can be involved on any level and work to your budget and needs. We take the stress away from you.

Corporate Events

We have a broad experience in executing a variety of corporate events such as product launches, cocktail parties, dinners and Christmas parties. We also specialise in brand activation at major events such as the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Australian Open, Grand Prix and Avalon Airshow. We custom design and project manage corporate hospitality suites where clients can market their brands, promote their products and build relationships with their customers.


We love working on weddings! We know that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. Our team can create a beautiful look with stunning detail for you and your guests to enjoy. Amazing flowers, personalised invitations, intimate ceremonies and receptions full of fun, romance and style. You can enjoy your day knowing that everything is taken care of.

Private Events

Each and every one of these events is different - ladies lunches, birthdays, engagements and bar/bat mizvahs. Whether in a venue, private home or marquee, we can transform a space or just add in some finishing touches.