Where Design Finesse Meets Functionality
Having begun her career at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in London, Wendy Bradford has become one of New Zealand’s most established interior designers. With clients throughout New Zealand, Wendy’s work has featured in Trends Magazine, The Dominion Post and TVNZ's New Zealand Living.
Wendy was born and educated in Sri Lanka and has travelled extensively throughout the world.Her passion for supporting artisans in her homeland is evident through her recently launched homeware store, featuring products imported directly from Sri Lanka.
Fluent in multiple languages, Wendy’s culturally diverse background adds an international nuance to her creative palette that her clients know and love.
“These experiences have all contributed to my design ethic and broadened my scope of imagination.”
Wendy’s design philosophy is to approach each project with an open mind in order to create something that is new and uniquely composed for the client. Each home or space embodies a perfect fit for its occupants, creating a sense of harmony and flow.
“I believe in timeless, serene, elegant interiors. Understated opulence. Harmonious and functional design.”
I specialise in the creation of bespoke interiors, designed uniquely for you. My service includes the interpretation of architectural plans, working with architects or independently. Spatial planning, which includes advice on making your living space work for your way of life, whether it be furniture layout or refurbishment projects. I also work on renovation projects with a team of trades people whom I recommend and project manage to completion.
Spatial & Project Planning
Smart interior design adds value to your asset, convenience to your home and enjoyment to your lifestyle.
Furnishings & Furniture
I work alongside my clients to compose tailor-made solutions that meet your needs, reflect your personality and fit within your budget.
Colours and Textures are a very exciting area of interior design. They are what transform your living space into an environment uniquely your own. An area that reflects your style and way of living - something very special.
Kitchen & Bathrooms
Whether it is a new kitchen or bathroom - working with a set of architect’s plans on a new project or advising you on refurbishment – The kitchen is the hub of the home where the family tends to congregate. Bathrooms likewise need to be functional and meet the needs of the entire family. I can help with the layout and selection of your appliances, tap ware, surfaces for your kitchen bench or bathroom vanities, floor and wall tiles. The end result will be not only aesthetically pleasing but functional.
Good lighting plays an integral part in a successful interior. Great care needs to be taken in the selection and placement of lighting in a design scheme. I work closely with lighting specialists and my clients to achieve this result. I am able to source a comprehensive selection of quality lighting – both fixed and accessories to meet all budget requirements.
With the choices of floor finishes available today it is sometimes difficult to make a decision on which finish to select. I am able to guide you in selecting the appropriate product for the specific area to be covered. Whether it is tiles, wooden flooring or carpet, I am able to help you decide from a wide selection of ideas and choices.
R.R – Wellington
"I had recently lost my Husband to cancer and was advised not to make any major decisions (like selling our house) within the first two years, so elected to refresh my house instead. From the moment we met, Wendy was warm, engaging and absolutely understood what I wanted to achieve. I needed someone to help me make decisions about colour, furniture and all things interior. I wanted someone who understood my end goal, to spruce up the place, make it mine, yet retain memories of my 30 year relationship. Wendy engaged contractors who were warm and reliable, arranged for me to visit furniture manufacturers and joined
me at interior design stores. I did not want to move too quickly, I wanted to be considered in changes we were about to make, Wendy was calm, patient and totally understood my head space and the speed in which I wanted to operate. Everything is complete now, from new carpets, interior paint, furniture and accessories, some new and some dusted off. I feel like I am in a new apartment, yet I am not, it’s refreshing yet still anchored to some wonderful memories of experiences shared with my late husband. Wendy totally got my headspace, quickly aligned with my objectives and helped me to create a space which is warm, relevant and modern."
R.M – Wellington
"I employed Wendy Bradford two years ago to oversee the interior design of my newly renovated Bach in the Marlbourough Sounds. The house was old and small however we renovated every room and opened the lounge out to the deck and we are very pleased with the result. I like to be involved with the design and Wendy was very happy with that — with Wendy it’s not a matter of her saying what goes! — it’s a consultative process, which to my mind is important.
Wendy advised on colours throughout the house , curtains throughout, new furniture where needed, introduced a kitchen designer to the mix, bathrooms, wooden floors, rugs etc. For a reasonable price we ended up with a Bach that has a very cool/casual/lodge feel to it — everyone loves it."
M.G - Auckland
"We engaged Wendy Bradford to help us with the interior design finishes of a home we were rebuilding after seeing her work while house hunting. Wendy has exquisite taste and design sense and she is wonderful to work with. She has an innate sensibility that extends her clients’ vision. We highly recommend her."
A.S – Wellington
"Over our long association together Wendy has helped me transform my home into one that I am immensely proud of. It has a sophisticated, but at home look to it and anyone who visits always comments on what a beautiful home we have. I wouldn’t have achieved any of this with out Wendy, she has an amazing eye for detail and her ability to pull colours and different styles together is an art. Thank you Wendy, I am so happy with the result."
C.S - Wellington
"Wendy Bradford has worked for me on and off for the last fifteen years. When we moved to Wellington, we bought and renovated our house and Wendy was responsible for all the redecorating. She quickly assessed our needs and was able to keep us involved in choices of colours and fabrics that suited our lifestyle.
Wendy used her initiative and imagination to give us the best possible result. She is committed to high standards of quality and expects the outcome of her work to last many years. She is well organized and uses the resources available to her to the best of her ability. Wendy always conducts herself in a professional manner, she is punctual, reliable, trustworthy and took all the stress out of renovating. She was able to keep the choices we made within our budget, we really enjoyed working with her.
We are still enjoying our home, whenever I need any further advice she is willing to impart her knowledge. I would have no hesitation in recommending Wendy to enhance any home."
J.M – Wellington
"Wendy led the refit of a major part of our house while we lived in it – new paint, carpet and hard floors throughout, new kitchen, a bathroom, and drapes and furnishings in several rooms. She has excellent taste, a great knowledge of available products and is practical and budget-conscious. Despite the project’s size and inevitable disruption to our daily lives, we actually had fun while it lasted: Wendy’s positive personality and unflappable nature meant we cruised through what could have been a far more testing experience. Wendy also has excellent relationships with a number of contractors with whom she works regularly, and their teamwork and skill ensured that all the reno-redecoration work proceeded as smoothly as possible. We are extremely happy with the results and wholeheartedly recommend Wendy to others."