Choosing a spatial designer is an important decision! To help you get started, some of the frequently asked questions are listed below. 

What is Dunlop Designs company philosophy?

Your home should be an expression of your personal style. So my job is simply to get a very clear idea of your ideas, likes, dislikes and needs and beautifully pull the threads together. A successful project is one where you, the client, can see your personality and tastes brought to life. Chat to me about how we can interpret your desires into flowing, functional and stylish spaces.

How do you balance function with aesthetic appeal?

Balancing function with aesthetic appeal in spatial design is essential to ensure that the design is both practical and visually pleasing. In order to achieve this balance, it is important to understand the needs and preferences of the client. By incorporating elements that enhance functionality without compromising the overall look, such as selecting materials, colors, and textures that align with the desired aesthetic while also providing durability and usability, a harmonious balance can be achieved. Additionally, thoughtful space planning and attention to detail play a crucial role in optimizing the functionality and aesthetic appeal of the design. Regular evaluation and adjustments are also necessary to maintain this balance over time.

How to choose the right Spatial Designer

When choosing a Spatial Designer, define your requirements and research potential designers who focus on spatial design. Check to see if they are F.D.I.N.Z qualified, which is the Gold Standard in New Zealand. Look for any Awards such as Trends International (TIDA) or Renovation Awards. Next, set up interviews with a short list, and evaluate their communication skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. Discuss budgets openly. Request references and trust your instincts to choose a designer who aligns with your vision and with whom you feel comfortable collaborating. This will help you make an informed decision when selecting the best spatial designer for your project. Contact Jennie for an initial chat.

What is the focus of an Award Winning Spatial Designer?

As an award-winning spatial designer, the focus is on delivering designs that meet and exceed the needs of the client. Our approach combines artistic flair, meticulous attention to detail, and expertise in aesthetics, functionality, and architectural principles. By having a keen eye for balance, harmony, and proportion, we are able to create spaces that stand out and evoke an emotional response. Staying updated with the latest technological advancements in spatial design allows us to provide clients with innovative tools and techniques, such as virtual reality visualization and augmented reality prototyping, which aid in the visualization of the final design. Our dedication to excellence extends beyond the design phase, as we collaborate with builders, contractors, and other professionals to ensure flawless execution. Our ultimate goal is to create exceptional spaces that are celebrated by clients for years to come.

What is the difference between a Spatial Designer and an Interior Designer.
A Spatial Designer will look carefully at the flow and layout of a space as well as the decorative elements. An Interior Designer will focus on furnishings.
Where is Dunlop Design based?
Dunlop Design is based in Auckland. Whilst most of our clients are Auckland-based, we have worked on a multitude of clients regionally and internationally. These include commercial and residential developments in Queenstown, the Coromandel and Fiji. Contact Jennie for more information.
What are Jennie Dunlops design credentials?
Jennie Dunlop is an award-winning spatial and interior designer. A member of FDINZ, Jennie has 4 decades of experience. View a list of publications Dunlop Design's work has been featured in on the about page.
Who is the spatial designer Jennie Dunlop?

Dunlop Design was established in 1995 by Jennie Dunlop F.D.I.N.Z. With four decades of spatial and interior design experience, you can find out more about the raft of experience at Dunlop Design here. Jennie is happy to answer your enquiries directly if not covered in the Interior Design FAQs.

Do you have further questions about your Spatial Design project? Get in touch with Jennie Dunlop for an initial chat.