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Nicola Manning Design, Auckland

Nicola Manning Design is an experienced interior design practice offering all a full range of interior design services, from new builds, renovations, apartments, commercial buildings and sourcing beautiful interior products.

Nicola Manning Design has the expertise and experience to provide you with:
Interior designs that maximise the ease, enjoyment and value of your property by enhancing both functionality and beauty.
A proven design process that is transparent and efficient.
A network of suppliers, manufacturers and tradespeople to implement the design solutions.
Nicola, Director and Lead Designer, is a qualified interior designer with professional membership of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ).  Nicola Manning Design was established in 2002 and is recognised for providing clients with a service that understands:
you are short of time;
you want the huge range of design options narrowed down to those that will work best for you;
you appreciate beautiful design;
you expect designs that maximise the use of your spaces and makes living in and using them a pleasure;
and appreciates that your property is a valuable asset and you want that value increased through the investment you are making.
Nicola Manning Design offers a full interior design service:
Colour schemes - interior and exterior.
Curtain, blind and upholstery fabric selection, quoting and manufacture.
Flooring recommendations and sourcing.
Furniture selection and sourcing.
Sourcing accessories (rugs, throws, lightshades etc).
Spatial planning advice.
CAD drawings and designs for kitchen, bathroom and laundries.
Cabinetry and furniture design.
Project management.
Nicola Manning Design offers interior design solutions to:
Home Owners - renovations and new builds for; homes, beach houses, apartments.
Commercial Property Owners and Property Developers - experience in maximizing the look and functionality of commercial spaces and property developments.
Architects and Builders - working in partnership to provide clients with a complete design solution.

Nicola, Director and Lead Designer, is a qualified interior designer with professional membership of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) and membership of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA NZ).  Nicola Manning Design was established in 2002.

"I believe your home is not just a financial asset, it should also be your haven.  Whether you're building, renovating, downsizing or moving into a different size or style of property, I'll help you create beautiful and functional spaces that feel like home.

I take a "no surprises" approach to our project partnership, with clear communication and efficient implementation processes, to help your project finish on time and on budget.

I believe in working in partnership with my clients with open communication. Each project is unique; a true collaboration with the clients style, needs, aspirations and budget firmly in mind" - Nicola Manning

We offer a full interior design service:

  • CAD drawings and designs for kitchen, bathroom and laundries.
  • Cabinetry and furniture design
  • Colour schemes- interior and exterior
  • Flooring recommendations and sourcing
  • Furniture selection and sourcing
  • Curtain blind and upholstery fabric selection, quoting and manufacture.
  • Sourcing accessories (rugs, throws, light shades etc).
  • Project Implementation.

I'd love to talk to you about your project, call or email to make an appointment with me.

Testimonials

Nicola Manning Design provided interior design and interior project management for our new home in Auckland.
Nicola and her team were excellent to work with and very responsive to last minute requests and changes. Nicola has very strong supplier and contractor relationships. These helped make the project smooth and hassle free.
If you live in Auckland and want an interior design job well done, call Nicola.
Steve Koerber
March 2016

Nicola Manning Design provided interior design and interior project management for our new home in Auckland.

Nicola and her team were excellent to work with and very responsive to last minute requests and changes. Nicola has very strong supplier and contractor relationships. These helped make the project smooth and hassle free.

If you live in Auckland and want an interior design job well done, call Nicola.

Steve Koerber,  March 2016

 

Nicola managed the renovation/refurbishment of our property in preparation for sale. I found her to be an ultimate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. She listens, has the gift of common sense and insight to understand her customers needs. She is very organized, considerate and delivers above expectations.
She took our old home which was tired and poorly cared for by our tenants and transformed it into something quite beautiful. She has all the right contacts and resources to execute her vision in a timely manner and within budget.She is an outstanding professional and most importantly a lovely person. She is brilliant and I would highly recommend her.
Sumit Raniga
May 2015

Nicola managed the renovation/refurbishment of our property in preparation for sale. I found her to be an ultimate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. She listens, has the gift of common sense and insight to understand her customers needs. She is very organized, considerate and delivers above expectations.

Nicola took our old home which was tired and poorly cared for by our tenants and transformed it into something quite beautiful. She has all the right contacts and resources to execute her vision in a timely manner and within budget. She is an outstanding professional and most importantly a lovely person. She is brilliant and I would highly recommend her.

Sumit Raniga, May 2015

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 Clark
April 2015

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 and she worked with suppliers on our behalf. We were kept well updated about supply and installation times and she responded promptly to any questions.

Nicola 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 Clark, April 2015

Nicola is a fantastically easy person to work with. She listened well to what I was trying to achieve and all her suggestions for both, use of space and colour, were perfect. She was very efficient and timely in all aspects of her service and I felt that every cent we spent with her was worthwhile. Her fees were extremely moderate and I would thoroughly recommend her services. Her cabinetry designs were spot on and the tradesmen she recommended were very professional. I would use Nicola again tomorrow and would happily recommend her to anyone interested.
Sarah Waldin
February 2015

Nicola is a fantastically easy person to work with. She listened well to what I was trying to achieve and all her suggestions for both use of space and colour, were perfect. She was very efficient and timely in all aspects of her service and I felt that every cent we spent with her was worthwhile. Her fees were extremely reasonable and I would thoroughly recommend her services. Her cabinetry designs were spot on and the tradesmen she recommended were very professional. I would use Nicola again tomorrow and would happily recommend her to anyone interested.

Sarah Waldin, February 2015

Nicola is a very professional Interior Designer. She has worked on 2 previous projects with us to date and is now currently working with me on another interior house renovation.
On every occasion it has been a pleasure to work with Nicola. Her ideas, plans and sense of colour is in one word "outstanding". Even our painters complemented her on her choices!
Nicola never forces her ideas on you instead quietly guides you to make the right choices for the property involved.
Felicity MacDonald
February 2015

Nicola is a very professional Interior Designer. She has worked on two previous projects with us to date and is now currently working with me on another interior house renovation.

On every occasion it has been a pleasure to work with Nicola. Her ideas, plans and sense of colour is in one word "outstanding". Even our painters complemented her on her choices!

Nicola never forces her ideas on you, instead quietly guides you to make the right choices for the property involved.

Felicity MacDonald, February 2015

Nicola did a great job of a makeover to my inner city Penthouse apartment...without breaking the bank.
This involved new floor and wall coverings, curtains, kitchen and all new furnishings. I have ended up with a very comfortable apartment which feels and looks great. Nicola was very easy to work, understood what I was after and just go on with the job. I am thrilled with the end result.
Maurice Crosby
February 2015

Nicola did a great job of a makeover to my inner city Penthouse apartment...without breaking the bank.

This involved new floor and wall coverings, curtains, kitchen and all new furnishings. I have ended up with a very comfortable apartment which feels and looks great. Nicola was very easy to work, understood what I was after and just got on with the job. I am thrilled with the end result.

Maurice Crosby, February 2015

We were amazed at how quickly and easily Nicola transformed our Parnell home. Nicola listened carefully to what we wanted to achieve from the renovation, she added her exceptional design flair and efficient project management skills and the result has been fabulous. Nicola completely transformed our house from inside to outside and seamlessly managed all of the tradespeople. Nicola designed and managed the installation of our new kitchen and bathrooms, she designed the internal and exterior colour schemes and helped us select furniture and window dressings. Nicola is friendly and approachable and great to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a designer.

Susan and James

Downsizing from a larger home we were worried that we would have to adapt to less storage in our new kitchen. Nicola made great use of all the space available and gave us everything we needed and more. She gave us a kitchen and bathrooms that have a modern touch but respect the architectural features of the house. The whole process was a pleasant experience as Nicola and her team of Cabinet Makers are efficient, helpful and have the attitude that nothing is too much trouble.

Margie and John Henderson

To whom it may concern, My wife and I were introduced to Nicola several years ago when she was recommended to us prior to our beginning a full make over of our last home. Following an initial discussion, Nicola seemed to intuitively lock into our needs and style, and was given the contract to remodel our three bathrooms, provide colours for the full interior renovation - carpets, tiles, walls, drapes, taps, hardware etc. Nicola did the legwork, providing options which in almost every case were right on the mark, and she supplied and liaised with the tradesmen to provide us with an amazingly easy renovation process. We were very happy with the final result.

More recently we embarked on the building of our first "new" home. This new home was to be architect designed, 340 square meters and to be of superior quality. We had no second thoughts about bringing Nicola in to assist us with the interior of this home. We were impressed with the way she communicated with both the architect and the builder and immediately felt comfortable with the ideas and colour schemes she suggested would work. Nicola designed all of the interior, wooden floors, carpets, tiles, drapes, built-in furniture, furniture, soft furnishings, bathrooms, lighting - quite simply, I think we would still be making decisions now if Nicola hadn't made the options so easy. She continued to liaise with the builder, tradesmen and manufacturers throughout the project, to the point where such was our confidence in her that we left her in charge to make decisions on our behalf while we were overseas.

Nicola did an absolutely splendid job for us on this home - we have been in it now for two years and would change nothing - and she has since been available to us in sorting minor warranty problems in odd items. At all times in our dealings with Nicola, we have found her to be friendly, professional, punctual, and performing on promises. We would have no hesitation in (in fact we have) recommending Nicola to anyone we know (apart from a couple we wouldn't will on anyone!!!). If anyone reading this reference would like anything clarified, or to discuss Nicola's work, I am available to do this on 021 63 63 63.

Nick Olissoff

To Whom It May Concern Nicola Manning was contracted by my partner Barbara Troy and me during 2007 and 2008 as an Interior Designer to assist with furnishing our new townhouse apartment at 41c Ayr St, Parnell, Auckland. Nicola brought fresh and modern concepts and worked with us in a highly professional, diligent and responsive manner. She is able to negotiate extremely well with suppliers ensuring we bought quality furnishings at best market prices. Upon supply Nicola consistently followed through to ensure we were pleased with supply and installation of our purchases. She is an excellent listener and communicator and we were very comfortable to work with her and to have her in our home. Over the past 30 months we have thoroughly enjoyed living in our new home and are delighted with its decor and furnishing. We would certainly use Nicola again if the need arose and highly commend her as a first class Interior Designer. For further information we are available on: Email: btroy@xtra.co.nz Phone: Home 09 309 4042 or Mobile 0274 528 453.

Dennis Pickup, Director

Contact Details

Nicola Manning

Nicola Manning, Nicola Manning Design

Phone
09 523 0108
Fax
027 440 5091
Address
41 Upland Road,  Remuera 
Url
www.nicolamanningdesign.co.nz
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