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, 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
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" -
We offer a full interior design service:
- CAD drawings and designs for kitchen, bathroom and
- 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
- 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.
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.
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 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
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 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 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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Home 09 309 4042 or
Mobile 0274 528 453.
Dennis Pickup, Director