Once you meet Natalie you will soon realise she is a designer who has your best interests at heart.
She listens to your needs and desires and transforms them into reality with the help of her skills and knowledge.
Determination is proven by Natalie's love of taking on challenging projects, and working through obstacles till the best possible outcome is achieved.
Natalie is a truly versatile designer who has the ability to design many different design styles tuning into what works for each individual clients personality, home and lifestyle.
Dedication is ensured by maintaining the highest standards of workmanship and by offering quality assessments of all involved in her projects.
Personal, dedicated and versatile
"My ultimate goal is to help you create a space that you feel proud of and that you want to spend time in! Hence, great designs begin by focusing on you. After all, your home is not just an inanimate concept but one that you occupy, that is living, that is breathing and one that expresses you, one that defines you! Inspiration comes from various sources and affects us at different times.
I've found that rushed jobs are not usually the best way and therefore always recommend that you give yourself plenty of time. Time to feel comfortable with all the decisions, knowing everything is exactly how you want it. I am also a perfectionist who strives for total client satisfaction.
I take an enormous amount of personal pride in all my work and this is reflected by my careful scrutiny and attention to detail, right down to the last finishing touch. Great communication throughout the project is of the utmost importance. With good communication the designer, client and suppliers all understand the details of the project, and therefore create a smooth running process. Everyone is happy!"
Natalie Du Bois
Natalie has over 20 years work experience in kitchen, bathroom and interior design and is a Fully Qualified Interior Designer. Other points to note:
- She is a member of the National Kitchens and Bathroom Association (NKBA), with five years volunteering on the Auckland committee
- An Elite Tier Designer - The highest tier in the NKBA, based on Education years in service and design ability.
- Member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)
- International design experience working for several leading interior and kitchen design companies in South Africa, England and New Zealand
- Prior to studying Interior design Natalie worked as a trainee chef. This love of cooking comes through into her kitchen designs, when she designs she not only thinks of how good things look but how they will work and functional in the space.
- Experience designing exhibition stands for companies here in NZ and the UK.
- Natalie has had experience giving specialised classes and seminars to the public on kitchen and bathroom design.
International awards and recognition
Natalie Du Bois' significant achievements in the design industry have been universally acknowledged.
She is the WINNER OF OVER 37 KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS, both here in New Zealand and in Europe. Many front covers features on local and international interior design magazines have portrayed her work, and she is a contributing writer for many magazines and news outlets, offering advice, tips and trends on kitchen and bathroom design.
She has been an educational speaker at the National Kitchens and Bathrooms Association Conference in New Zealand and partook in lecturing Unitec Interior design students on the Fundamentals of Kitchen Design.
Natalie believes it is important to always up skill and learn as much as possible, so her clients reap the rewards. She visits global design and trade shows regularly, as well as industry product launches and educational seminars. She visits international suppliers for in depth educational tours – visits include Salon Del Saloni, In Design and DesignEx Auckland and Australia, The Ideal Home Show in the UK. Recent supplier tours include The Gessi bathroomware showroom Launch in Singapore, tour of Blum hardware factories in Austria and learning more about porcelain sheet production with Neolith in Spain.
As well as being a member of the National Kitchen and Bathrooms Association (NKBA), Natalie spent several years volunteering as a committee member of the Auckland Chapter. Being part of an organisation like this means her network of products and industry knowledge is kept at the highest level.
Natalie has written and contributed to many articles in magazines passing on her knowledge and advice to others. Her multi-award winning work is sought by international magazines and print publications - and is often found on their covers and editorial features within.
Natalie lectured Unitec spacial design students in Kitchen design in 2010 helping them understand the fundamentals of kitchen design.
She was the designer selected to design Fisher and Paykel trade exhibition stand at Designex Auckland 2011 and the designer selected to design group kitchen and laundry stand for Fisher and Paykel, Prime Panels, Burns and Ferrall, Absola Stone, In-light and Hettich at Home Ideas Centre, Parnell, Auckland.
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