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Armstrong Interiors – Looking ahead


Metropol catches up with award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong about supporting local and plans for Armstrong Interiors moving forward.

 

 

The vibe in the studio is buoyant and positive.

“I get so much joy from being surrounded by our inspiring Work Room environment; the colours and textures, my staff and wonderful clients,” Angelique says.

The team at Armstrong Interiors are looking ahead with enthusiasm.

Although working from home had its challenges during lockdown, it gave them an even stronger desire to get back to work, because that is what they love doing – being together, and creating beautiful spaces.

Angelique has long been a supporter of ‘buy local’ and loves the phrase ‘back your backyard’.

“Going forward I have no hesitation on continuing to support our local manufacturers and fabricators. We have beautiful New Zealand designed products in all aspects of design and manufacturing. I encourage you to think twice and make a conscious decision when shopping. When you buy New Zealand products, you not only buy quality, you are supporting a local business.

“Armstrong Interiors is boutique in size, which allows us to really get to know each and every client. Working closely to my clients’ briefs; I present mood boards, floor plans, product boards, and source furniture, art, rugs, wallpaper, lighting and accessories options. Our in-house CAD designer creates 3D images of kitchens, bathrooms and joinery. She creates plans for you to review throughout the design process, which will then allow you to see the end result.”

Armstrong Interiors proudly offers a bespoke design service.

This means you can select the size, material and colour of your choice, to best reflect your style and space.

Angelique’s passion for design and a love of all elements related to interior design, art, furniture design, product design and textile design enables her to create exclusive items.

“I love to create beautiful unique pieces in collaboration with our clients.”

A monthly newsletter has recently been launched, featuring the latest news, designs, and interesting updates on what is happening in the Interior Design world.

Email or phone the office to be added to the mailing list.

To find out how the team at Armstrong Interiors can help you with your next interior project, and make a time to discuss the options available.

Phone 03 356 2636 phone, email office@armstronginteriors.co.nz or armstronginteriorsltd on Instagram.


 

Get excited about your renovation: Armstrong Interiors


Metropol catches up with award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors about how to wrap your head around renovating.

 

Renovating can be overwhelming, where is the best place to start?

When deciding to renovate, start with your wish list, then plan the most essential things to complete, getting professional advice on the cost of materials and the price of trades.

It is important to do things the right way round, enabling you to be prepared prior to demolition work.

Plan a start and finish time. Have project management under control with a schedule of when jobs will be completed, so you can organise tradespeople and prevent hold ups.

Many people live in their homes during renovations, so working through the house, one room at a time is ideal.


Generally we think of interior designers being at the end of the process when we are adding colour and texture. Should we engage an interior designer at the start of our project?

It depends on the extent of the renovation.

If you’re changing the layout of the kitchen, bathrooms or laundry, there are lots of decisions to be made, so it is good to get professional advice before starting.

If you just want colours, drapes and furniture from your interior designer, a colour schedule can be given to your painter later on in the project after the gib stopping.


How will I know whether I need to get building consent for our renovation?

These days a building consent is expected on the smallest of jobs – adding a bathroom, building a deck, they all need to be consented.

This is not a bad thing, it also protects you when you go to sell! All the ground work is done and ticked off.


How can you choose your tradespeople wisely to avoid “cowboys”?

When it comes to choosing the right people to do the job, you need to listen to people around you.

Do they come highly recommended? Are they master builders? Cheaper isn’t always better!

We provide good advice and can recommend a handful of tradespeople we’ve worked with.

Phone 03 356 2636 or check them out on Instagram armstronginteriorsltd.


 

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