About Interiors by Vivienne

Vivienne James runs her interior design business from Allenten, Ashburton, New Zealand. Offering design services to residential and commercial clients, Viviennes attention to detail and her ability to create beautiful unique designs to suit clients individual tastes are second to none. If you are planning a new interior to your home, bach or office, get in touch here with Vivienne first – many design issues can be anticipated and caught early on, avoiding problems and saving in the long run.

Interpreting your ideas to provide a clear vision and a way forward are Vivienne’s speciality – she draws out the personality and aesthetics of her clients, creating the living spaces that are unique to them. In use and development of her considerable skill set, she has built a track record of satisfied clients. Read testimonials here, written by her customers, both residential and commercial from all across New Zealand, who have enjoyed Vivienne’s input, direction, and guidance in design with their projects.

“I was privileged at the age of 15 to be a young dancer living the dream, travelling the world, experiencing, learning and perfecting, how to turn very little into something aesthetically pleasing. Mine was a world of creativity and artistry, of theatres, art galleries and museums, magnificent architecture, history, discipline, and myriad experiences that would prove to be a rich repository for the future. Culture, themes, style, colour, space, patterns and texture are essential ingredients of design and creativity. I did not know it then, but those were the seeds that would map my future as an interior designer. These are the ingredients surrounding us that create the vibes – those warm and happy feelings that make a home feel comfortable, enjoyable and desirable to live in. I listen and respect your ideas, your tastes, your budget, your dream and most importantly, the vision for your home. With my life experiences and work with a diverse range of clients, I bring concepts to the table you might never have thought of. I look forward to working with you.” – Vivienne James


Vivienne has worked with clients in New Zealand, Australia and the UK and Mexico.
Her attention to detail and eye for great design, result in interiors and exteriors that satisfy residential and commercial alike.

“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
“I have had the pleasure of training and working with Vivienne James at my business premises Design Realities, Alresford, Hampshire UK from where we cover Australia, Europe, and the USA. I am impressed with Vivienne’s design ability and her work ethic. I gladly recommend Vivienne to anyone seeking residential or commercial design and technical assistance.” – Ruurd Bekema – Hampshire, UK