Little things make big things happen


“I have never met someone with such a beautiful creative flair, whose design is absolutely faultless. Nikki can stand in a space and instantly know what to do with it, there is no time wasted.” 

I’m having flashbacks to earlier in the year when the Blackmore family visited. A chance encounter, we were selling our beautiful home and they were on the hunt. It was a love-match. Mrs B was smitten by the McNamara’s house #7. While it didn’t end in a sale, the crush for fine-detailing and colour consistency had left it’s mark. So when the Blackmore’s went on to buy, a phone call took place, “Nikki, will you emulate a very similar look at our place?” I jumped. 

Unashamedly 1970s board n batten, the Blackmores had found a renovation project with a capital R. There was also a 3-year journey to find this home, so I wanted to get it beyond perfect. Completely stripped of all original surfaces, there were some incredible discoveries along the way. My favourite? The ceiling detail, highlighted with feature lighting.

“I’ve learned you don’t need to spend top dollar to create an elegant space. Nikki from Stylemaker made the whole process so much fun. I just love her excitement, it’s highly contagious. It’s been such a pleasure working with her.” Nikki Blackmore.

If I could theme this project, I’d call it ‘considered decisions’ – every choice made, from input on colour, to textures, furniture and wall linings, every little inch has been through a thoughtful process, resulting in a stunning home worth waiting for.  

I’ll leave you now to enjoy these beautiful snaps – they do the real talking…


Exciting news,The Master Bedroom of this beautiful home has made us a WINNER in the NZ HOUSE & GARDEN 2019 INTERIOR of the year Award.

Making our clients happy is reward enough for us, but we feel honoured and proud to have been named a winner among such a talented design community.


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