Design on James, Tauranga
Are you building? Thinking of renovating? Looking for design ideas and practical advice for your home?
Looking for an interior designer with a furniture showroom who can help you collaborate your project from one room to the whole house?
Design on James can work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your project. We make inspirational interiors happen.
What is Design on James?
Design on James is a professional retail Interior &
Furniture Showroom based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. An amazing
range of beautiful furniture and accessories for the home are on
display and available to purchase. We take great pride in sourcing
stunning, high quality products for the home from around New
Zealand and abroad.
Where is Design on James?
The Showroom is located on an orange, kiwifruit and avocado
orchard with beautiful surrounding gardens 15 minutes north of
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.
What do you do?
Design on James is a haven of inspiration for anyone who
appreciates quality and style and who is looking for design ideas
and inspiration, whether it be for one room or the whole house.
The following can be covered in our hourly fees or whole project
consultation fee: exterior colour consultation; interior colour
consultation - walls, ceilings and flooring; sourcing of hard
flooring, carpets, tiles, natural timber, cork and concrete to make
your project work together; lighting support - with your lighting
supplier; liaison with your kitchen / bathroom designer and product
specification; furniture specification; whole room co-ordination;
complete project specification; sourcing and hanging of art;
furniture placement on site; window treatments with the whole room
in mind; rugs - hand knotted, artificial silk, nylon, wool, silk
and linen blends; soft furnishings - eg. headboards, custom made
bedspreads, linen and cushions; recovering of existing couches and
chairs; making of ottomans in fantastic fabrics; accessories e.g.
candles, vases, floral and arrangements.
We cover and co-ordinate all aspects of the interior and
exterior finishing of your home. We also run interior design and
industry related workshops several times throughout the year which
we promote on our website www.designonjames.co.nz.
I would like to know more about what happens at Design
on James, what do I do?
Feel free to come and visit us at the Showroom. We are open
Tuesday through to Friday, 10 - 3pm and no appointment is
necessary. Or if you wish to book a consultation with Interior
Designer Lynette Lochhead, please call the showroom on 07 5524-060
to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
We are pleased to acknowledge and recommend the service of
Design on James.
We found Lynette to be extremely skilled and talented with all
aspects of interior and exterior design. She went to a lot of
trouble to listen to our likes and dislikes as well as being
sensitive to costings. We have a contemporary style home with
special thought going into the colour scheme that blends in to the
landscape of our coastal location.
Her expertise in design, colour, textures and exquisite fabric
suggestions made the whole experience enjoyable.
Elaine & Peter Gavin, Omokoroa
We have recently undertaken an update of our office premises and
were delighted with Lynette's professionalism, and in her
understanding of our vision and needs. She delivered a superb
Along with Carolyn Prier, Lynette managed and coordinated the
project within tight timeframes, but at the same time ensured that
the demands of a busy legal practice and our professional
responsibilities were not compromised.
We recommend Lynette and her team very highly.
Fiona Mackenzie, Tauranga
Landmark Homes' new showhome at 174 15th Ave has broken new
ground in creating a modern Kiwi classic that is ahead of it's
time. This is a home that should come with a warning: "You will
FALL in love with it." It's bold use of dark and light, from the
near-black Linea (Dulux Taihape) weatherboards and the off-white
contrasts in window achitecture, picket fence and pergola, makes a
real statement." Lynette Lochhead of Design on James worked with
Debbie Clarke of Landmark Homes to create a home that oozes style,
opulence and comfort and one that showcases interesting textural
combinations of metallics, glossy fabrics, warm colours and
sophisticated accessories and lighting. "We wanted a modern look
that utilised a lot of the modern products in a classical way, to
give the home permanence and its own unique original charm," says
Lynette. The Temuka showhome will appeal to a wide variety of
people and the play on dark and light is accentuated throughout the
Bay of Plenty Times, 2007
Lynette of Design on James has brought together in the loveliest
way my dreams for a warm and welcoming home at Wrights Farm.
Lynette's flair and ability to source furniture, fabrics and home
accents, removed the stress and time committment it would take the
non-professional to achieve this result. I am more than happy with
the results and would love to work with Lynette and Paula in the
We are finally all settled in our lovely new home and we are
thoroughly enjoying it! When we began the process of building this
house we recognized the need for a professional approach as far as
architecture, landscape and interior design. We saw some of your
work in a show home and liked it so much we asked if you could give
us some help and guidance! We where not disappointed, we love the
way our 'Home' feels it's got everything we wanted to achieve some
of those things were to have a warm and inviting feeling and to
have that wow factor! We would not hesitate to recommend Design on
James to any prospective client.
Fintan and Carol Downes
We were eager to make our home look modern and yet at the same
time hold onto the uniqueness that it has as a stucco house built
in 1948. The look had to blend with the sea views and remain light
and bright to maximize the outdoor indoor feel. Design on James
worked closely with us to achieve the look and feel we desired. It
is simply fantastic, everything fits together just so well -
colour, textures, and simplicity. All comes together to create an
environment that draws us home. Design on James are great to work
with and willingly look for the point of difference that you
Sheryl & Gary, Tauranga
We had worked long and hard to design the home that expressed
our lifestyle, highlighting a relaxed, yet vibrant ambiance
complementing work/leisure balance and it was just so refreshing as
it came time to consider aspects of colour, light and texture that
Design on James listened so well to what we were saying. This made
all the difference and the results were exactly what we had
imagined. A warm, welcoming home with that "x" factor our friends
comment on, making it a pleasure to entertain and a relaxed haven
to live in.
Lynette has played a vital role in assisting us with the
redecorating of our home. As we have slowly worked through the
house room by room, Lynette has been able to envisage the overall
look we are aiming to achieve. She has a great eye for detail and
has introduced some fantastic ideas which we would not have
Gail Newland, Te Puna
After seeing what Lynette had helped create at Matahui Lodge, we
knew we did not have to look further. Lynette looked after the
whole package, right down to even the plants at the entrance way.
The value Lynette has given to the overall project is one of style,
yet individuality. Lynette gave me the confidence to choose colours
and textures that I probably would not have been brave enough to
choose on my own. My ideas were never discounted or discouraged and
were usually incorporated successfully in the design...but always
with an extra bit of "Lynette flair" that gave it that "coomph" it
needed. Together we have created a family home that is stunning,
yet harmonious and not merely one that an interior designer has
stamped their style on. A job very well done!
Pat & Nicky Seuren, Matahui Road, Kati Kati
As owners of an exclusive lodge, the interior of our home was
extremely important. Lynette looked after the whole package for us.
The value of using Lynette's services has been immense. One of the
most remarked upon facets of our home is the dcor. The end result
is stunning, without being in the least contrived, it's so very
easy to live with.
Trevor & Kay Mitchell