Naibu Design


It’s always wonderful when you find a designer like Alison who ‘gets you’. Alison is a careful listener and has an amazing ability to interpret your goals and bring to reality your dream interiors. Alison helped me to refresh the whole of our home internally (a heritage listed 1880 workers cottage). From design concept and product selection right through the build process. I have done numerous renovations over the years and I have to say this has been the best experience thanks to Alison. Highly recommend her work and I’m looking forward to working with her again on our next project.


We hired Alison to design our new bathroom. We wanted a complete overhaul and had some basic ideas but didn’t really know where to start. Alison helped us every step of the way, transforming our basic ideas into an amazing design, resulting in a beautiful and functional bathroom. Alison’s service was exceptional from start to finish – ideas, designs, materials and measurements. We couldn’t have been happier with the result and highly recommend Alison/Naibu Design.


We got an excellent service from Alison: Alison paid attention to what we wanted, was clear and helpful in her recommendations and she helped us create a kitchen / living that is both very practical and liveable as well as being very aesthetically pleasing: it just looks beautiful and is very functional for our family. Alison also paid attention to our budget which was reassuring. Very happy with the result.


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!


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.


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. Her attention to detail and efficiency meant the whole experience with Naibu was time and cost saving, fun and definitely recommendable.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 took away the overwhelming stress I felt when at the start of the project when I was trying to do the interior design myself. Not only does she know the best suppliers, she is also a great listener and follows your brief and enhances it. 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 budget. I know I could not have done it without her knowledge and vision.  


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.


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.


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


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!


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.