Savant (French) - wisdom, knowledge Savante Design ….
I chose this as my business name because I believe that I can bring the wisdom, knowledge and know-how of interiors to you.
William Morris once said "do not have anything in your home which you do not deem to be beautiful or useful"
How true! Achieving a balanced, functional and aesthetically pleasing space is key in my approach to all interior design projects.
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong" - Joseph Clinton Pearce
Never be afraid! Every person is a unique individual and the space you occupy should be testament to your own personal originality and flair. No project is the same as no two people are the same. Vast or small, vibrant or subtle, comprehensive or minimalist there is no such thing as wrong if you get it right first time!
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw
Imagine what others see….just as your eyes can be the mirror to your soul, the interior design of your home or office gives an immediate impression as to the taste and personality of you. What does your home or office say about you? Does it equate with what you imagine your ideal living/work space should be like? The design process is a co-operative one. I get to know you and what you want, then with my professional advice, expertise and contacts together we create an outcome that is what you have always imagined to be uniquely "you".
"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Interiors should exude functionality as well as being spiritually aesthetically pleasing spaces in which to entertain or just kick back and relax. Interior design is very similar to fashion - there are fads, trends, "must-haves", new fabrics, and continuous new looks and product developments. New Zealand is well abreast of what is setting the pace in interiors in Europe and the rest of the world. Whether it is the latest contemporary look you are after, a feng shui approach to interior design or the longer lasting more traditional feel, I have the experience to help you achieve it.