"The essence of interior design will always be about
people and how they live"
- Albert Hadley
Creating spaces where people come together to enjoy the real stuff of life - food, fun, laughter and love - never fails to bring me joy.
I’m absolutely passionate about all things design-related, and fascinated by the effect good design can have on a space and the living that goes on there.
Over more years than I care to mention, I’ve studied, obsessed over and worked in interior design and never tired of it once. My work gives me so much pleasure and has introduced me to the most incredible artists, craftspeople and even some lovely friends.
I've established a huge network of suppliers of unique and high quality items and, as an ardent supporter of skilled artisans, I really enjoy introducing clients to both established and emerging New Zealand talents in textiles, ceramics, leather goods, design, furniture and art.
Kirsten has assisted Amanda and Blackwood Interiors for a number of years. As well as being a valuable sounding board and providing back office support, you'll often find Kirsten on site, using her keen eye for interior design to help out with projects.
With a particular passion for New Zealand contemporary art, she can offer advice on how re-framing can often update a particular piece of art to bring it in line with a new interior design.
"When we started our project, it seemed such a daunting task to think of all the colours and options we could have, but Amanda made the whole process a lot easier and less stressful."
- Michelle, Residential new build client