Interior Design Testimonials

We worked with Tate on a major renovation of our home and really enjoyed the experience.  Tania and Kate listened to what we wanted and came up with practical and creative ideas to achieve our vision – and then some! They focused on what it would feel like to live in the space and how it would function – not just what it would look like. Tate worked with us on the big items like spatial planning, the kitchen and bathroom, window treatments and colours. Efficient and responsive, they also helped with many of the little details that we would have been overwhelmed with or hadn’t thought of, even down to the paint colour on the wall behind the fridge! Our beautifully renovated house is so much better than we even dreamed of, and we couldn’t have achieved that without Tate’s contribution.

Richard and Rae, Fairfield.


When we built our new house, we were terrified at having to make decisions on colours, layout and the overall look and feel.

We reached out to Tate really early in the process and it was wonderful from the get go. They looked over the plans and provided really practical ideas and refinements. They took the time to get to know us, understand how we live and what would work for us. We laughed a lot.

Once the house was built and we were into the colours and look and feel stage, Tate would alway give choices, but not too many! And this was one of the things we loved – we would spend hours looking on our own and just get overwhelmed. Because Tania had taken the time to get to know us, she was able to constantly provide a few ideas that she knew we’d like and we could select from there.

And the results are spectacular. We are definitely living in our dream house and every day we get up and look around, just full of joy at what’s been created. We know we couldn’t have done it without Tania and Kate. And most importantly, they’re fun to work with.

Nashwa and Oliver, Churton Park.


We enjoyed working with Tate Design in 2021 to create our brand new kitchen. We love it!  Kate & Tania listened carefully to our wishlist, provided clear concept drawings promptly and then recommended excellent suppliers and tradesmen.  The entire new kitchen project went very smoothly from being an initial idea to its installation and final completion.  We highly recommend that you speak to Tate Design if you want to work with a company that is talented, professional and very friendly.  

Catherine and Michael, Karori.


We have worked with Tania and Kate a few times most recently doing two bathrooms. They are amazing to work with and make everything so easy with their huge knowledge of products combined with great style!  The end result has always been exactly what we wanted and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tate to anyone.  

Bindi and Sam, Khandallah.


We had the pleasure of working with Tania and Kate in 2020 for the renovation of our entire home. The whole experience with this fab team was fun and seamless with fast communication. Kate was on point with her budget, and Tania nailed understanding the overall look we were wanting to achieve.  We loved the entire process, and would definitely use Tate Design again.  

Natalie and Hamish, Eastbourne.


We knew we wanted to renovate our house, but it just kept dropping into the ‘too hard and not enough time’ basket.  We were not sure where to start, we were not confident we would be able to finish it if started – it felt like this mammoth task. We were left overwhelmed everytime we thought about it.  And then along came the Tate Team – Tania and Kate.

From the first time we met both of them to discuss how we wanted to transform our space till the day the last builder left our house we felt in very safe and knowledgeable hands.

Tania and Kate are a great team – their skills, knowledge and experience complement each other really well. Tania’s creative and artistic ideas gave us plenty of options to choose from while Kate’s project management and communication skills ensured we were always informed about the costs, timelines, process and status of the project.

What we particularly would like to highlight is their ability to listen and incorporate our specific requests and ideas within their vision for our place, their belief in themselves to propose options that we would normally never consider (and those suggestions proved to work out well!) and their confidence with which they handled more complex matters of our project. They put our minds at ease and ensured we enjoyed the process.

Our house now has a beautiful, open and airy living room, modern bathroom & laundry area and a comfortable, superfunctional kitchen.  Oh, yes – Kate and Tania created a walk-in pantry (it felt like magic had to be involved to get this done) next to the kitchen – that was something well above our expectations, something we thought would never be possible.

Thank you, Tate Design Team, for taking this off our hands and delivering a home we now never want to part with. We would never have done it without you.

Baiba and David, Raumati Beach.


We’ve had the privilege of working on a long renovation project with Tania. Tania has managed to make the entire process a lot less stressful, incorporating many amazing ideas, planning and easily making decisions when needed. She has worked with both our architect and builder to ensure the interior of our design fits perfectly. You will not regret spending that little bit extra to get the look you’re going for, not to mention the time saved pouring over all the endless products out there. Tania’s knowledge and understanding of these products means she is able to make suggestions that meet any budget. Tania has been amazing to work with, nothing is too much trouble and everything executed is done professionally and efficiently. We cannot recommend Tania and the team at Tate Design highly enough.

Sam and Kate, Khandallah.


I asked Tania to come and help us to improve the look of our major living spaces  - I thought they looked a bit blah and that we needed some help to soften the look and funk them up a bit. I had looked at some pictures of Tania’s work and knew that she has a real flair for adding finishing touches without the need for a big budget. Tania was amazing and the whole experience felt like Christmas! I seriously think she must have a magical wand hidden in her kit somewhere as she can totally transform your home within a few hours! I totally loved my day with Tania and I was on a high for ages with a new sense of pride in our home. I can’t wait for her to come back to help us with the rest of the house!

Amanda, Khandallah.


Tate Design gave us expert and creative help with some of the ‘tired’ rooms in our house that we weren’t sure how to renew.  So far, we have done some work on our master bedroom and lounge.  Tate Design suggested new furniture layouts, new colour schemes, how we could renovate and repaint some old furniture, and even went in search of new lamps and other adornments that have completely renovated the look to something we love again.  Tate Design can see options we would never have thought of and have a great sense of colour combinations.  Lastly, Tate Design has photographed us separately and together at home, providing us with a large range of beautiful portraits for home and work.  Tate Design has such an eye for lighting and feel for mood.

Phil and Tracy, Whitby.


Thank you Tania and Kate for your wonderful work. While I loved all your ideas I never imagined what a transformation Max’s room would be. He loves it too and talks about his new bedroom especially the little blackboard. Tania you’ve been a pleasure to work with, approachable, friendly but also practical and good at finding inexpensive options that work well. The best thing about this service was that Tania came up with ideas that I would never have thought of and it was the final finishing touches that just made it all so great.  I would definitely recommend Tate Design.

Rochelle and Max, Normandale.