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.”