Nicola Manning Auckland Interior Designer and company director

Nicola Manning

Award winning designer with over eighteen years experience.

Nicola will share a wealth of expertise and knowledge with you during your time together for you to use in your current design project, whether that is a new build, renovation, room decoration or a general “spruce up” of part or all of your home.

“I found out about Nicola from her website when seeking assistance in redecorating and refurnishing a recently acquired home.  I found Nicola to be a very friendly, reliable and honest person to work with. She is a good listener.  She worked with suppliers on our behalf. We were kept well updated about supply and installation times. She responded promptly to any questions.  She understood our taste which made choosing design and fabrics easy.  She helped us to save money by  suggesting some ways we could reuse existing furniture and make better use of the lay out of rooms.”
~ Helen

Designer for a Day

Our Day with a Designer service provides you with 4 hours of one to one time with Nicola Manning, plus prior preparation.

The Designer for a Day is a completely customised experience for you. The first step is a 30 minute phone call to discuss your needs and to plan the most productive and efficient use of our time together.

Any products ordered will have a designer discount applied, as applicable.

After our day together, I will follow up with quotes for furniture selected; samples of any fabrics, colours or finishes selected; a list of feedback or ideas we discussed etc. It depends on what our day together consists of, it will be truly personalised for you.

Examples of how you can utilise Designer for a Day Service.

  • Meet up and review your architect’s plans, including kitchen and bathroom designs, then visiting appliance showrooms, plumbing fitting showrooms, hardware showrooms, tile showrooms etc.

  • Meet up at your home and look at the rooms you would like to redecorate and furnish, make a plan, specify colours and then visit furniture showrooms to specify the furniture and accessories you need. (We will have access to wholesale showrooms).

  • If you have just bought a new home you may wish to utilise the time with me to arrange your furniture in your new spaces, decide where to hang your art, review if you need any new furniture or accessories. We could then go out and visit furniture showrooms to select the furniture and accessories you need. (We will have access to wholesale showrooms).

  • Meet up at your place to specify interior and exterior paint colours, measure up and recommend window treatments and visit fabric showrooms to select fabrics.

Designer For A Day

Each day has a set fee of $1750 (including GST)

Please note that this fee is for the designer’s time, no products included.

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