Why engage Studio 28?

Whether building new, renovating or refreshing one room or an entire home, the interior design process is the same. I bring creativity and professional expertise to the table to find a solution for your design dilemma. Using customisation, and detailed finishes, I’ll find a look that is tailored just for you.

Before we begin, I have a few questions…

The end result incorporates answers to those questions and more. You may need more time to answer, or you may filter your list, realising that some priorities may be more doable than others. The more information you share about what you want, the better.

The Real Value…

I am Diploma qualified and a member of the Designers Institute NZ, and I know careful consideration and planning make the best results. With the answers done, I begin to develop a design concept that takes into consideration all your wants and desires.


These clients love colour and weren’t afraid to dive right in. They had a number of surfaces already selected, except just weren’t sure how it would come together in a cohesive manner. So with guidance, we developed a decorative and colourful feel to this new home. The colours and selection of surfaces have a luxurious look and feel, with the owners have a stunning home where they love entertaining friends and family.  

Bathroom ensuite with blue tiles
Bathroom ensuite with blue tiles

Imagine showering in this wow ensuite everyday. These clients fell in love with the mesmerizing blue tiles that are awash with daylight from the skylight above. We added texture and pattern with round white money penny tiles and charcoal grouting. Classic chrome fittings lift the look and work alongside the gloss of the blue tiles.  

A family of seven who all love to cook and entertain on a weekly basis had input on the functionality and surface selections in this kitchen. Everything has a place, from two sets of cutlery in one drawer, to storing cake pans and tins in an orderly manner.

In this brand new home everything was new. We used wallpaper as a way of dressing walls.  Wallpaper adds visual interest and warmth to a space. Open plan areas are painted warm white with fabrics and furnishings adding colour, texture and pattern.

The Design Process


We start with a Concept…

Using my skills and expertise I will design a solution for you. It’s the interior design process where I am working towards the end result. I may challenge you, throw other ideas into the mix for consideration, because that is what I do; extending ideas and creating a space that works well.

Then we move to Development…

I’ll be customising your home to make it personal. In the solution it’s all about the bespoke mix of items in your space to ensure your comfortable enjoyment. Drawings, floor plans, elevations, and details are provided when required. Shopping, sampling and showroom visits for all furnishings, fixtures, and finishings are completed.

Finally Installation.

I’ll source supplies and trades, get quotes and get the job done. You will be introduced to my network of suppliers and installers who will give you the utmost attention and care to detail. You get the best deal from my list of trade suppliers including custom designed upholstery, furniture, cabinetry, window treatments, lighting, bedding and more.

" From our first meeting Karyn you impressed us with your warm personality, creative ideas, enthusiasm and later your resilience with suppliers and builders. You've taught us so much about design, colour and patterns and so much more. You allowed our personalities to shine through, you respected our faith and what was important to us in our home. It has been a privilege to co-design with you and we LOVE our home. The end result is so stunning, we loved being locked down in it.

The house is so so so amazing, just like Greg said, every time we do a tour (we're getting good at them now), we tell of your awesome innovations and how you took us way further creatively than we would have ventured on our own. If there was one feature that seems to impress the socks off everyone its the upstairs bathroom, and we tell the story how you completely reworked the room, whilst staying within our restrictions of not being able to move walls, everyone walks round that corner and just goes 'wow'. Also getting lots of jealousy of the scullery! People keep walking up to the textured wall paper to touch it. And the floors blow everyone away. I could go on and on... So very grateful for your touch on the house.” - Greg and Mandy - modern urban new home

"Thanks so much for a great catchup on Saturday, and talking through lots of things and giving me lots of ideas.” - Jen - new build home

"It was a pleasure to come home on Thursday to the new living room curtains they look great. And the recovered squabs also look fantastic. I would like to proceed with the bedroom curtains before Christmas as I have my daughter staying for a few weeks in the new year. So go ahead and book me in.” - Peter - living room refresh

“We are both enjoying the space that you have created for us. The kitchen, lounge, entrance, bedroom & dressing room is gorgeous, all the extra stuff will be a bonus. Got the clothes back into the dressing room and decluttered our bedroom. No more tripping over stuff and scratching around for missing things. Just the office to work around for the moment.” - May and George - house refresh

“Thank you so much for working with us to realise our dream home. It would not have been the same without you.” - Steph and Cam - Designer new build home

Q & A - for a better space

Introducing Q and A - for a better space…

A design dilemma email only consultation. You get my professional opinion on what should be done to create a  better space. I can answer your questions and solve a specific problem you're having with interior design in your home.

How does Q and A - for a better space work?

By email, ask up to 4 questions and attach up to 5 images of your design dilemma. Send me a mixture of distance and close-up images. To get the most out of me, be as concise and brief with your commentary and questions as possible. That leaves me more time to weigh up your design dilemma and create the best solution for you.

Q and A - for a better space, is not a full service offering, but I'll be able to give you the direction you need regarding your design dilemma.

How much does Q and A - for a better space cost?

Q and A - for a better space is $280. Send me an email with your questions and images attached and I’ll reply with payment instructions. I’ll work on your project once payment has cleared. Allow me up to 10 working days to respond. Below is a sample response.

Contact details

Karyn Hopper


Dip Design and Decorating


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