Naibu Design

Reviews

Alison helped me finalise my vision and design the kitchen of my dreams. She helped me narrow down my colours, style and layout that best worked for my space. Without her help, I could have selected materials and colours that would not have complemented my overall interior colour scheme and could have been a disaster. She is knowledgeable, responsive and has a great eye to what would work in a space. Thank you so much!

Krisztina

Highly recommend Naibu Design. Alison epitomises interior design and is highly skilled at interpreting her clients vision and bringing ideas to life to create bespoke interiors, or simply help you align your design thinking. When Alison came to assist us with our design for our house build we were completely overwhelmed and really didn’t know where to start, we had lots of ideas, lots of photos and Pinterest pics but the design just wasn’t coming together. After an initial consultation with Alison not only were all our concerns addressed but we had a design theme and were ready to start working with Alison. Alison designed our kitchen, living / dining, bedroom, WIR , ensuite and children’s bathrooms and helped us source all our interiors and aligned with our budget. We are nearing completion of our build and Alison’s measurements and design attention to detail has been impeccable – even our builder has complimented Alison’s detailed designs making it so much easier to build. Alison, has a very transparent charging rate (no hidden surprises) and delivered all designs on time and on budget.

Gillian

Alison from Naibu was extremely helpful and flexible when we planned our 2nd storey addition and renovation. She was happy to help with all aspects of our planning and ordering stages- including assisting with managing budget. She was an excellent 2nd opinion and go-between (when my husband and I didn’t always agree!), she had the perfect solution. Her attention to detail, efficiency and and reasonable rates, plus access to her trade discounted relationships meant the whole experience with Naibu was time and cost saving, fun and definitely recommendable. Several of my friends have also used her service and we all love her!

Victoria

Naibu Design managed the interior design on our full-house renovation, in Malabar, Sydney in 2020. This included designing an ensuite bathroom, main bathroom and new kitchen, plus sourcing all lights, flooring, finishes and fittings for a 3-bedroom house with an outdoor pool-room/studio. Alison began by making sure she understood our functional needs as a family of four, as well as our aesthetic style, and then worked within the possibilities of the house itself and our budget to achieve a beautiful, usable space. I found her exceptional to work with – she is diligent, pragmatic and technical, but also creative and stylish, and you need all those qualities to deliver quality interior design. She also communicates really well with builders, suppliers and architects. I highly recommend her.

Nikki

Alison was so great to work with, she had brilliant ideas but always listened to what we wanted and then joined the dots for us when we weren’t sure. She’s also such a nice person, the whole process was a pleasure.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Steve

Alison’s calm approach and skill in all aspects of interior design made updating our Bondi apartment an easy experience. Organised and efficient with a faultless eye, Alison steered us gently but firmly through our first round of renovations on our Bondi apartment.  She worked to our budget and is helping us unravel the red tape around securing our DA for the second round. Love working with the talented and good humoured Naibu team.

Karina

Alison at Naibu Design helped me to figure out the perfect kitchen layout. She gave me the confidence to pick a design from many contenders and then helped me bring it to life. Her experience and insights saved me so much stress. She was a pleasure to work with.

Rosemary

Working with Alison at Naibu was the best decision I ever made.  Not only did she save me from making some really bad decisions, she also took away the overwhelming stress I felt when at the start of the project I was trying to do the interior design myself.  There is so much choice out there for tiles, kitchen suppliers, white goods, bathrooms etc that it was totally overwhelming and created a brain fog for me.  When I sat down with her she already knew the best places to get the kitchen from, she already knew which white goods were the best and where to buy taps and bathroom goods from. 

Not only does she know the best suppliers, she is also a great listener and follows your brief and enhances it.  In a few sessions with Alison we did the layout for my kitchen and bathroom, which she then put into a 3D version, we shortlisted the cabinetry colour and bench top and worked out the white goods.  She put the whole thing into a process for me that was very easy to follow and the decisions came very easily.  She just took away all my stress when renovating my house.  She has helped me with all the interior design including kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, powder room, wall colours, look and feel, furniture – ensuring we kept to my modest budget. I know I could not have done it without her knowledge and vision.  Thank you so much Alison.

Helen

It has been an absolute pleasure and positive experience working with Alison as an interior photographer, I love her creativity and have great respect for her work. Alison has great attention to detail, she is a perfectionist and that reflects in the quality of service she provides to her clients. Highly recommend.

Estefania

I had the pleasure of working with Alison in 2018 on the project of renovating my one bedroom apartment in Tamarama, which involved completely changing the look and feel of the apartment including knocking through a wall, and I was so pleased with the end result.

From beginning to end, Alison was fantastic. After an in depth on site discussion, she presented her ideas demonstrating her excellent listening skills and her creative but realistic flair.

She is extremely intuitive and had an amazing ability to be able to manage me (and my indecisive nature!) very well, always staying patient and able to come up with alternatives when necessary.

Alison truly cares and goes above and beyond, she was constantly thinking about getting things just right.

She is very conscious about staying on brief and on budget, and her attention to detail, genuine nature and honesty is refreshing.

I would highly recommend Alison and loved working with her.

Nicole

Thank you Alison for your wonderful service and professionalism. It helped us to plan out what the best options were.

Darrell

I highly recommend Naibu Design!  Alison was a great help with our renovations! She was very easy to work with and had a lot of knowledge!

Amie

Alison at Naibu Design was straight to the point and saved the day for us: she saved us hours on the choice of material colour and design and also saved us a few husband and wife arguments! We highly recommend her.

Adriana