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Sunshine Coast interior stylist Rosanna Pappalardo adapts homes for the growing sea-change market, and now she’s got designs on Qoin, the only digital currency of its kind in Australia.

Ms Pappalardo launched RJP Design and Decor in Brisbane 17 years ago and has since relocated to Caloundra where she spends her time working alongside those residents who have recently relocated to the Sunny Coast.

“More and more people are making a sea change and moving into areas like Caloundra and Maroochydore,” she said. “My role as a designer is to help them adapt their home to suit their needs and make them feel more comfortable.

“Qoin makes my business more accessible for the changing times.”

RJP Design and Decor provides a full design service that incorporates kitchen and bathroom design, interior and exterior colour schemes, decoration and styling, furniture layout and space planning, renovations and new developments, product sourcing and window coverings.

“I love to be involved in the whole project and follow through a client’s vision,” Ms Pappalardo added. “I like to work with their ideas, and I enjoy the challenge of bringing them into reality.”

One of the first interior designers to accept Qoin on the Coast, Ms Pappalardo joined the community because she likes that the digital currency network is all about supporting SMEs.

“There’s been a lot of hype around digital currencies. The biggest difference about Qoin is the opportunity to support other small businesses on the Sunshine Coast.

“Businesses here are small, they’re not big corporations … if I’m on board and there’s others on board, then it will encourage people to buy locally, support Sunshine Coast-made and promote the small businesses on the Sunshine Coast.”

Since its launch, more than 38,000 Australian small businesses have joined the Qoin community. Built on a blockchain, it offers merchants and consumers an innovative and secure alternative to connect and interact.