Full Interior Design

Collaborative Design for Uncompromising Quality

Donna White Interior Design - Dining Room

My Services Include:

  • Residential, commercial and retail design
  • Exterior & interior colours & finishes
  • Spatial planning
  • Lighting plans
  • Furniture design
  • Furniture sourcing and procuring
  • Art, and accessory sourcing and procuring
  • Flooring selection
  • Window treatments
  • Electronic Mood Boards to help you visualise
  • Kitchen, bathroom and laundry design
  • Project co-ordination
  • Listening

My Unique Differences are:

  • Expertise, skill, and knowledge as a PDINZ (Professional Member of the Designers' Institute of NZ)
  • Finalist Designers' Institute of NZ Best Design Awards 2023, and 2020
  • Finalist in NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year in two categories: Bedroom & Bathroom
  • Finalist in three consecutive years in the International Dulux Colour Awards
  • Nominated Houzz 2019/2022 Interior Designer of one of the '101 Best Rooms from Around the World'
  • Awarded Best of Houzz Service badges every year since becoming a member of Houzz
  • PG Dip Architectural Interior Design from Inchbald School of Architectural Design in London, and the University of Wales
  • Regularly approached for Interior Design comment, and showcase of completed projects for publication in NZ design magazines
  • A full written Product Specification document of all products and accessories, with images and pricing wherever possible
  • Unique product often sourced directly from trade suppliers, importers and manufacturers
  • Designer pricing (always less than retail) for procurement of product made through Donna White's supplier, importer, and manufacturer accounts

"I have had other interior designers that have delivered what they want, not what I wanted. You listened and delivered my dream!"

Rachael Sullivan

My Design Process

My design process is a coordinated approach, working with the best trade associates as a team, and always listening to your requirements for an expertly customised experience.

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Enquiry Stage

  1. I have received your enquiry regarding Interior Design work.
  2. I email you Interior Design information for your perusal.

Scope Stage

  1. At our initial meeting I look forward to sitting down with you, and discussing your ideas.  In particular, I want to learn what is important to you.
  2. In order for you to see I have listened and understood what you want me to help you achieve, I will translate your verbal brief into a Scope of Work document.  This document will include a General Overview, a list of the Specific Tasks I need to perform to create your dream, also my Terms & Conditions, and my estimated fee.
  3. I welcome you to edit any of the documented Specific Tasks, and I will amend as necessary, and my estimated fee accordingly.
  4. Once the Scope of Work is accepted, I will invoice you for 50% of the estimated design fee.  I will then commence work immediately.

Design Stage

  1. I will complete workable scale drawings of all relevant spaces, existing furniture and accessories (eg rugs) that you wish to include in your new interior design.  By doing this I can ensure optimum furniture layout.  All proposed new furniture will also be included in the space planning.
  2. To help you visualise how your new interior design may look, I can create electronic mood boards of furniture and accessories, which we can then fine tune as the interior design evolves.
  3. I will research, source and specify all the tasks listed in the Specific Scope of Work.
  4. To help in your decision-making I will take you into trade showrooms so you can see exactly what I have specified.
  5. All final decisions are recorded in a Specification document for you to review, and to use as a valuable reference in the future.
  6. The Design Stage is completed and invoiced.

Implementation Stage

  1. I will provide a Quote for all purchases made through my trade accounts. My Quotes will include Designer pricing and Recommended Retail pricing, so you can see the saving you will make working with me.  A handling fee is included in the Designer price.
  2. Upon your permission to proceed, I will prepare an Invoice for the purchase of products made through my trade accounts.  
  3. I will place orders upon receipt of full payment for the goods. (50% deposit is requested for items that have a long lead time, and final payment prior to delivery.)
  4. I will coordinate measure and quotes from suppliers, manufacturers and importers, and follow through as necessary.
  5. The Implementation Stage is invoiced.

Completion Stage

  1. When the project is completed, I will walk through your new spaces with you.
  2. My final touch will be to dress your home, and this is my complimentary gift to you.
  3. My final invoice is presented for payment.
  4. I invite you to write a review for me.

Time to rejuvenate your living space? Talk with Donna White

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