Each project presents an opportunity to interpret client requirements and to work sensitively within the architectural and environmental framework. Veryan’s design approach is always driven by her curiosity to understand the essence of the project.  Her knowledge of ergonomics, her passion for spatial efficiency and attention to detail have led to the studio specialising in the design of functional spaces in the home and office.

The studio prefers to use sustainably sourced product and supports local artisans. An open minded approach to design and use of materials is important to Veryan and her colleagues. They enjoy creating designs that surpass and expand client expectations. They love those moments when functional design, materials, light and colour combine to make the perfect space within a home.


Veryan completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Italian. She was  fascinated by the Italian language, design and history and travelled to Italy.  After a summer of living near Florence, her Grandmother, Faye, visited and encouraged her to study Interior Design at the Istituto d’Arte di Firenze where Veryan started to explore her passion for understanding how people live and use spaces. Following her studies she worked with Architect Claudio Nardi  in Florence. Later she moved to Sardinia and contracted to an Interior Design Store, working on kitchen designs using Boffi and Binova kitchens.  30 years later and back in Auckland she still has the same passion for her work. Veryan completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Unitec in 2017. She enjoys collaborating with some well recognized designers and architects on residential projects. Her hobbies include spending time with her friends, family and dog, walking, ashtanga yoga and sailing.


“Veryan is not only an amazing designer but a wonderful person. I would not hesitate in recommending her. Her undeniable talent and attention to detail, her long-standing supplier relationships, coupled with her natural empathy and willingness to collaborate make her a perfect design partner for your project.” 

- Jon Ormond 

“We have asked Veryan to help us with 2 projects over the last few years. Veryan is a professional with a lot of experience, skill, networks and talent. She is thorough, reliable, dependable a good communicator and above all listens and genuinely cares. We highly recommend Veryan and would definitely involve her in any future projects. Please feel free to make contact to discuss this or any aspect of Veryan’s work.” 

-Rob Nicholson