Marylou Cafaro is a leading trend forecaster, interior designer, building industry authority and author of trendjournal, with over 36 years’ experience consulting to innovative Australian manufacturers, suppliers, builders and retailers. Marylou’s talent for analyzing and interpreting key global and national market trends and consumer preferences makes her one of Australia’s most respected commentators on colour and design trends.
Marylou’s expertise in forecasting future directions is reflected in her projects, enabling her to create dynamic retail, exhibition and residential interiors - ensuring product development is design-led and in tune with market needs.
As Lead Designer of polytec’s Product Development Team, Marylou has been instrumental in the design and development of unique colours and finishes, ensuring the market is utilising materials which are robust, timeless and sophisticated. Marylou is committed to enhancing decorative surfaces for the Australian lifestyle, highlighting the importance of longevity with quality and style that creates a new journey towards sustainable design.