Testimonials

Vivienne has worked with clients in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Her attention to detail and eye for great design result in interiors and exteriors that satisfy residential and commercial customers alike.

“We have recently gone through the process of re-designing the interior of our home. We enlisted the help of Vivienne James to aid us with this process.
We found her professional attitude with all aspects from kitchen design, through to carpet, drapes, lighting, furniture design and colouring to be most helpful.
She has a lovely personality, is very honest and is very easy to communicate with.”

- Angus and Annette Anderson


“It is with much pleasure that I recommend Vivienne James as an interior designer who is very competent in all aspects of interior designing.
She has great international flair with colour, textiles and design, is modern, attends to detailing, and offers a very individual and professional service, always accommodating her clients own taste.
Her knowledge and advice would without exception enhance and help facilitate any interior design requirements one may have.”

- C Anne Murray - Lake Tekapo


“Viviennes impeccable style and flair is what makes her a leader in her field. She took the time to get to know my tastes and worked with me to create the look I was after - one which I would never have achieved without her input.
Vivienne exhibits fantastic creativity and a strong knowledge of products, fabrics and services.
She is and excellent communicator and dependable in her follow through. Working with Vivienne makes the potentially stressful process of interior renovations a pleasure.”

- Krista Coupland

“I have had the pleasure of training and working with Vivienne James, at my business premises at Design Realities, Alresford Hampshire UK, for an extended period in 2005.
My own design career extends over 48 years, working in Australia, Europe, the US and New Zealand both on domestic and commercial interiors.
Since arriving here in NZ in 2008, Vivienne and I have collaborated on several projects, and I have been very impressed, with Vivienne's design ability and her work ethic. I would gladly recommend Vivienne to anyone seeking design and technical assistance, for their home or business.”

- Ruurd Bekema - Hampshire, UK


"Some of us are lucky enough to have a special gift: Vivienne James is one of those people. Vivienne's innate sense of style and flair for liveable design makes her the only choice when decorating your home.
Vivienne has worked on several of my homes over the years ranging from a simple and rustic beach house to a contemporary town house.
With a true gift for design; coupled with a wonderful sense of humour and an ability to create something special in one room or many, I can thoroughly recommend Vivienne to anyone who wants inspired thinking and professional service"

- Leith Sisson - Managing Director, North Shore Business Travel


"Whenever I move house Vivienne James is always my 'go to person' for working out where everything should be so that I don't have to go through that time consuming 'second thought' process that invariably involves moving heavy furniture and items around and agonising over how to get the balance right.

Vivienne is one of those people who possess an innate sense of taste and artistry. She knows how to utilise space to the best advantage and to get optimum functionality.

She will gather the homeowner's possessions together in such a way that they not only highlight quirks and personalities, but she shows them off in inventive and whimsical ways.

And if you don't have the right furniture, fittings, or textural feel to your home, Vivienne has all the contacts to source product to that you can be assured of a most satisfying and harmonious outcome.

- Denise McNabb