Stuff.co.nz – Pouffs, felted wool, timber and brass: key design themes from New York furniture fair

"Auckland interior designer Nicola Manning visited the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) trade show in New York this month, and reports on a lot of key trends that we can expect to see downunder over the next year.   Read more here ...      

By |2017-06-25T04:09:22+00:00May 30th, 2017|News, Trends|0 Comments

Stuff.co.nz – 5 Kiwi Designers reveal the rooms they are most proud of

"From a family-focused living area to a jaw-dropping beachside kitchen, these are the rooms that New Zealand's top interior designers are most proud of having helped create: Read more here ...      

By |2017-06-25T04:10:35+00:00May 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Certified Designers Society

I am delighted to have just been advised that I have been accepted as a Professional Member of the Certified Designers Society, after a review of my portfolio and drawings. Certified Kitchen (CKD) and Bathroom (CBD) Designers are professionals who are qualified by education and experience to research, design, plan and supervise the installation of [...]

By |2017-04-19T23:11:46+00:00March 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Stuff.co.nz – How to really roll out the welcome rug for guests

"Accessories are a big one," said interior designer Nicola Manning. "If you're having a beautiful outdoor meal then update cushions and throws to add colour to an outdoor area. Outdoor rugs can make a patio area look more finished." Read more here ...      

By |2017-04-03T17:10:32+00:00January 26th, 2017|News, Tips|0 Comments

Best of Houzz 2017 Awards

We are thrilled to have just been awarded the Best of Houzz Service Award 2017.  “We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Nicola Manning Design,” said Jason Chuck, Managing Director Houzz Asia-Pacific. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by [...]

By |2017-04-03T17:10:46+00:00January 18th, 2017|Interior Design Awards, News|0 Comments

Houzz Article by Nicola Manning – How to Help Guests Find Your Front Door

We’ve heard it enough times: first impressions count. In an era when so many houses are dominated by garages and carparks, sometimes it’s not easy for first-time visitors to figure out where to go when they arrive at your place. And, in our casual culture there are always the visitors who ignore the front door and [...]

By |2017-04-03T17:11:03+00:00November 23rd, 2016|News, Tips|0 Comments

Stuff.co.nz – Maximise your outdoor living area so you can enjoy it through all seasons

Designer Nicola Manning says layering, texture and accessories are important factors. "New outdoor rugs, all-weather fabrics, durable finishes, blinds and exterior shutters make this an achievable goal. These things will all add considerable comfort and beauty to your outdoor spaces." Read more here ...    

By |2017-04-03T17:11:20+00:00September 7th, 2016|News, Tips|0 Comments