Deborah Still Design Studio Quality Policy
Why you are ensured quality from Deborah Still Interior Design
“To improve the quality of the client’s life by creating (in partnership with the client) an environment that will meet the client’s needs and wants. This will be achieved by serving the client as a friend or guest, thereby treating them as they would wish to be treated themselves”
Note: Clients’ needs and wants may include saving time and money while creating an environment that is productive, energising, rejuvenating, stimulating or relaxing. As a result of meeting people’s needs, Deborah Still Interior Design will flourish while not compromising on its values.
Comparing Apples with Apples
What we do differently
Here at Deborah Still Interior Design, we pride ourselves on making your curtain purchasing experience as pleasurable as possible. To help you make an informed decision here are some of the important factors we feel makes using our workroom the right choice.
The fullness of the fabric makes a big difference between a curtain looking full and luxurious when it is pulled across or skimped and lifeless. Here at Deborah Still Interior Design, we allow 100% fullness in our quotes, unless you have specified to have less for some reason.
The lining on your curtains is the main protector of your curtain fabric and an insulator to your room. If you use a cheaper lining it will deteriorate and leave your curtain fabric with no means of protection in no time. We use a thick blackout lining that may cost a little more but gives you a lot more wear, and will save the cost of relining at a later date. The way a lining works for insulation is to trap the warm air between the curtain and the lining, just as animal’s fur traps warm air to insulate them. Another way you may like to make your home even warmer is to use a bumph between the curtain and lining. This acts as an extra trap for the warm air. I liken it to dressing your curtains in flannelette.
The finishing touches could be the holdbacks, or tiebacks, fringes, tassels, pelmets, swagg & tails, pinch pleating (which we still do the traditional hand-sewn way). so please ask us for any information you may want on these.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the price is forgotten”
About Deborah Still Design
Deborah is passionate about making her designs accessible to everyone.
She believes in a constantly evolving style and design based upon impeccable quality. Her work is underpinned by a coordinated fusion of clean lines and New Zealand colours.
Headed by Deborah herself, her philosophy is to work personally with clients.
“In my experience, this means clients receive an individual interior design that works for them. Working together means the reassurance of an outcome everyone will love, with a focus on bespoke, consultative solutions for each client’s needs. I provide clients with a complete service that takes a project from concept to fruition.”
In working with her clients she has put her stamp on homes all over New Zealand. Her work includes commercial projects like hotels, motels, rest care facilities, and offices.
With over 30 years experience at the forefront of the New Zealand design industry, Deborah Still is one of the country’s most sought after interior designers.
The Deborah Still Interior Design brand keeps true to its core values of high quality, simplicity and timeless elegance.
Whether the scope is a full renovation or simply to add finishing touches, Deborah provides project management and support throughout the process.
What my clients are saying about me
“Deborah Still is an artist. Her unerring eye and instinctive feel for both colour and fabric design has transformed our villa from a tired elderly lady into a confident, dignified matriarch, well equipped to race the challenges of another century. Deborah’s genius lies in her ability to coordinate textures, patterns and colours schemes to create an ambience that suits both the house and its owners.”
Alan and April Anderson. Oamaru.
“It was such a privilege to work with Deborah. She made a real connection with us and we felt completely comfortable with her from the first visit. She is an expert and has such a depth of knowledge about colour, texture, style and design that she understood what we wanted and was able to make our choice easy.
We loved that she listened to our ideas and gave us suggestions and advice so that we ended up with the results we wanted.”
Bev and John Conlan
“Deborah you have created a most idyllic environment for our patients and their families to enjoy and feel very comfortable in during their stay. The fresh and uplifting atmosphere continues to be appreciated by our patients, staff and all who visit and is a testament t your foresight and passion for design.”
South Canterbury Hospice
“When I originally discussed my concept for The Strand Veterinarian in Parnell, Auckland with Deborah she wholeheartedly embraced the project with an excitement and enthusiasm which equaled my own. Now built and looking gorgeous my business is a small animal veterinary clinic with a distinct difference and everyone notices it-it really is the first of its kind in New Zealand if not the world.
Deborah has created a professional space with style, functionality, an inviting and comfortable healing environment for patients and staff with design flair commented on daily from the frequent visitors drawn through our door. From start to finish Deborah managed the project from the ground up, she was innovative and professional when it came to my many design demands and budget. I am enormously proud of what she has helped me create. My practice is building rapidly and I look forward to needing her services again as we expand soon.”
The Strand vets
“From the moment I discussed my ideas with Deborah she had a real understanding of my design requirements. Deborah has transformed a commercial building into a functional and aesthetically pleasing industrial apartment. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Deborah and truly appreciate all her expertise. This was an enjoyable experience with an extremely successful outcome.”
On first meeting, I was very impressed with Deborah’s professionalism and passion for interior design. Deborah arrived at Village at the Park with numerous ideas. After she left I felt excited about the project.
Deborah prepared a series of concept/ sample boards for display which she shared with Village residents. During the meeting Deborah also sought input from residents about what was important to them. This gave residents early ownership of the project which was appreciated. The end result is stunning. Colours are bold and warm. Wallpapers have impact and provide warmth to corridors and meeting rooms. The artwork has all been thoughtfully chosen by Deborah to reflect our diverse cultural diversity at the Park. Other artworks depict our local landscapes that make Wellington and New Zealand a special and unique country.
Soft furnishings are all beautifully presented and add finesse to the apartment décor. Furniture has been chosen to give individuality to different areas of the building – bright, bold and high visual impact.
We are so delighted. The whole complex flows beautifully. I am so thankful that Deborah has been involved. I would have no hesitation in recommending Deborah for future work.
Mary Leighton (General Manager, Village at the Park)
All aspects of the project were attended to on time, and everything was co-ordinated, and delivered on schedule, I would have no hesitation in recommending Deborah Still Design for any project.
We could not have asked for better service from Deborah. Those expectations were exceeded.
We wouldn’t hesitate to use Deborah’s services again and have no hesitation in recommending her to others.
Ele & Grant Ludemann
“The overall results are stunning and we are delighted with our home and the way that Deborah has helped transform the house to a home with her finishing touches.
For anyone building a new home or renovating an existing home, Deborah has the skills with her wonderful sense of colour, to ascertain your tastes and requirements and bring her ideas to truly transform any building.”
We really appreciate how determined Deborah was to ensure that we remained within our budget and she came up with creative solutions to ensure we achieved the look we desired. Deborah respected our need for practicality yet still enabled us to have a beautiful finished product that reflects our tastes as well as the needs of the guests and blends in beautifully with the dramatic landscape of the Mackenzie Basin.
It is a true reflection of her talents that we have already received many comments already from guests on the beautiful interior of the lodge from the colour scheme to the wallpaper to various pieces of furniture – all of it positive.
“Deborah gave of her time to plan the colour scheme for the Cancer Society Centre. People talk t the soothing and calmness the décor evokes. The colours are timeless which is what is required for a place such as this. The Cancer Society is delighted with the final result and is most grateful for Deborah’s expertise”
Gabrielle Hall South Canterbury Cancer Society
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