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Small beginnings grow into multi-award winning design company

With a career arc spanning the globe, today Natalie Du Bois’ own design company stands apart in terms of a plethora of industry awards and owners thrilled with her work

Natalie Du Bois designed the sunburst pattern on architecture, countertop, home, interior design, kitchen, property, real estate, room, gray
Natalie Du Bois designed the sunburst pattern on this cabinetry based on an image the owners had seen in a magazine.
Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Designer Kitchens &
Natalie Du Bois, Du Bois Designer Kitchens & Interiors

Natalie Du Bois’ career interests started early, very early. As a child in South Africa she often moved home and a wise Mum let her design her own room each time, something she loved.

As a young adult, Du Bois attended a private interior design school then a moved to London and worked as a designer for high-end Knightsbridge company Siematic, Rational Kitchens and bespoke interior cabinetry firm Osborne and Hallett.

It was also in London that Natalie du Bois won her first design award, soon after moving to New Zealand and starting her own business in 2007 – now, Du Bois Designer Kitchens & Interiors.

With a laugh, Natalie du Bois describes her design style as chameleon.

“I find the beauty in all genres of design, so struggle to follow one particular style with my projects. I like to understand my homeowners’ individuality and channel this information back into the ideas I present to them,” says Du Bois.

Elegant and timeless

“I asked a fellow designer friend what they thought my signature style was and they felt each of my projects has a certain timeless aesthetic about it – that each has an elegant nature, kitchens and interiors you can enjoy to spend time in.

“Most of my projects have a fair amount of time set aside for the juxtaposition of materials and textures that work well together – so nothing is overbearing or over the top while the design still manages to have an abundance of interest.”

Part of a thoughtful interior design project that
Part of a thoughtful interior design project that brings a sense of space, lightness and refinement. Natalie Du Bois: "Keeping the rooms uncluttered, using simple, classic products and materials has ensured a continuous flow and mood."

In terms of advice to prospective clients, Natalie Du Bois’ advice is to look at the big picture. This means taking into consideration adjacent rooms. For example, a kitchen that backs onto a laundry could end up being a much better space if the latter is considered at the same time.

And what does Du Bois think people should always invest in for their new kitchen? 

“Quality benchtops and quality cabinetry hardware, such as Blum – also a good designer, lol, so you know you are getting something you won't need to rip out because you used someone without a lot of knowledge and experience.” 

To find out more and talk to Natalie Du Bois, contact Du Bois Designer Kitchens & Interiors

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05 Dec, 2021

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