We are a professional Interior Design Studio providing creative and functional solutions for interior and exterior spaces. With over 21 years of experience in both residential and commercial design, our aim is to work in collaboration with our clients to create spaces that both functions well, and that our clients love. Dealing with a full range from kitchen and bathroom design to the smallest decor detail, we believe it’s all about connection and how a space feels. Every design decision should support that.

Designworx can help you with all aspects of your project, either residential or commercially focused. We can design and source product that provide you with a complete overview of your scheme.


  • Interior Colour Schemes
  • Exterior Colour Schemes
  • Floor plans and Elevations and Specifications
  • Kitchen Design
  • Bathroom / Laundry Designs
  • Lighting Plans
  • Flooring Materials
  • Textiles: Drapery & Upholstery
  • Furniture, Décor and Accessories
  • Residential design
  • Commercial Design
  • Soft and Hard Fit-out


  • Certificate in Interior Design: Sydney
  • Certificate in Interior Design: London
  • Diploma Interior Design: Auckland
  • Professional Member DINZ – Designers Institute of New Zealand
  • Colourways – Colour Forecaster for New Zealand Region
  • Seminar Presenter: Auckland Home Show 2003 – 2018
  • Tutor: Auckland School of Interior Design
  • Designworx Course Tutor
  • Award winning furniture designer
  • Award winning exhibition designer
  • TV series- How Did You Do That – renovation
  • Radio Newstalk ZB live- Sundays with the Resident Builder
  • International Property Award – Asia Pacific – 2020
  • 5 Star award – Best Residential Interior NZ 2020
  • International Property Award – United Kingdom – 2020
  • 5 Star award – Best Residential Interior Isle of Man 2020

Design Process and Schedule of Charges: as of March 2022

Initial Consultation:

  • The Initial Consultation briefing meeting determines the scope of your project. The meeting can be done on site, in our studio, or via zoom. This meeting is approx. 1-2 hours long and we charge for this initial consult at our hourly rate.
  • Scope and Terms of Engagement: After the initial meeting, we send a letter out to you which details the brief and scope of work, that you have asked us to complete. This includes an estimate of cost for the design stage and needs to be read and signed off by you before any further work can commence. This is an estimate, NOT a fixed quote. It clarifies, both for Designworx and for you, what you have asked us to do. This contract contains our Terms of Trade.
  • Invoiced on completion of Initial Consult meeting and receipt of Scope.

Design Stage:

  • Design work is carried out.
  • Design Direction meeting: Often we will ask you to come over to our studio and we will run through initial products we have sourced. This ensures that we are heading in the right direction and you are happy with the design overview. No written schedule or specifications are given to you at this stage.
  • Design Presentation meeting: We will present to you a full written schedule of recommendations, design and drafting, products, and specifications for your scheme. Samples of products we recommend are usually available to take away with you for a few days so that you have a chance to assimilate this information.
  • 50% design estimate deposit. 50% balance on completion or progress payments.

Project Implementation Stage:

  • When you are ready to implement this design, we can help you orchestrate the manufacture and install of your interior scheme. We work with a high-quality team of trades to ensure the best results. You may decide to stagger implementation over a period, rather than all at once.
  • Implementation includes trades / suppliers’ meetings, client liaison, all design relevant processes to organise your quotes, ordering and follow-up of product, and install.
  • Invoiced weekly based on Project Implementation hours.

Charge out rates:

Hourly rate: $180.00 / hour + GST

Interior Colour Scheme: flat fee $425.00 + GST written specifications on interior paint colour, full set of A4 paint draw downs.

• Exterior Colour Scheme: flat fee $425.00 + GST written specifications on exterior paint colour, full set of A4 paint draw downs.

• Travel charges: a standard travel charge of $1.05/km + GST is applicable to inner Auckland consultation work. Out of Auckland work is charged on a pro-rata or hourly basis

• Disbursement are on charged.

• Samples: costs incurred for samples will be on-charged to clients

• Freight: Freight costs for product delivered, or samples returned, will be on-charged.

• Products: any products sourced for clients, and/or schemes designed for clients, remain the property of Designworx until paid for in full.



We have very busy work and family life and were looking to find an organised business that could  put our vision together and execute it with verve and minimal fuss.
Amanda and her team fulfilled our brief to the utmost. Not only did she engage thoughtfully and imaginatively with our suggestions, her knowledge of the Antipodean and European design products made selecting and discussing the furnishing of our Devonport property a real pleasure. Credit should also be given to her team who followed up with timely ordering, manufacturer liaison and quality control, so that we had a fully furnished property down to the teaspoons to enjoy within four months of purchase.
We were so impressed with her can-do attitude that we have engaged her for the complete redecoration and furnishing of our home in Europe as well. Tackling a complex and forward-thinking architectural redesign, she has worked seamlessly with the build team and further enhanced an ambitious project with a strong decorative element that juggles the need for comfortable working family home, that reflects our personalities, without sacrificing style or falling into cliche.
Lily Mo - Devonport, Auckland & Isle of Man, UK.
She has saved us lots of time in research and administration. Her use of the latest 3D rendering systems has allowed us to see the finished product in advance, make amendments, and thus avoid costly mistakes. Communication, much by Skype or email, has been exemplary often with overnight responses. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her on any design-driven project. Amanda and Designworx have worked with us on this project from initial concept through the design and build phase and beyond. Amanda listened carefully to our brief and requirements and gave us concepts and designs that fitted our brief as well as challenged our thinking! There were always a number of options with design elements and at different price points. Amanda liaised with both us and the builders and contractors to ensure timeliness and quality of the build. Our house now works the way we wanted, and we have had nothing but positive comments. I have no hesitation in
recommending Amanda and Designworx.
Marie Louise McElwee - Pakuranga, Auckland
Amanda is a true professional with lots of real life experience to call on and assist with guiding you through a minefield when you take on a large renovation.
There is so much product available and so much choice it can be difficult Amanda understands the process you are going through and in our case helped us make decisions on colour, texture and tones which in the end works.
Amanda gave us ideas which we would never have thought of and saved us from mistakes.
We enjoyed working with Amanda, we can recommend Amanda with confidence.
Mary Petrie - Kohimarama, Auckland
I have enjoyed working with Amanda on several projects over a number of years, especially last year when we renovated the major part of the first storey of our house. Amanda introduces warmth and colour in ways I would never consider, with professionalism and a close eye on budgets set for her.
She has a wealth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of interiors and she produces unique and special designs. We are thrilled with our major renovation and have asked Amanda to assist further with redecorating since.
Linda Fox – Narrowneck, Auckland
I used Amanda at Designworx when I embarked on a large renovation. I was overwhelmed by all the decisions I had to make in a relatively short period of time and found that using Amanda made the job a whole lot easier.
Amanda designed and specified products for the kitchen, bathrooms and soft furnishings as well as ensuring the whole look of the house came together and was consistent, fresh and stylish. Amanda was easy to work with, she designed and suggested ideas based on our personal taste and existing products and we are really happy with the outcome.
Ross and Emma – Devonport, Auckland
Amanda has worked with us on customizing two of our homes now and we have been extremely happy with the outcomes. Amanda has great product knowledge and range at her fingertips, so she is able to offer you great choice within your desired budget. We have always felt at ease with her style and confidence in her designing. Her team also work hard behind the scene insuring every detail is followed up and dealt with within the time frame allocated.
Thanks Amanda & the Designworx Team !
Julie Reese-Williams