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Creating WOW interiors that are easy on the eye.

Karyn Hopper is the owner and fully qualified interior designer of Wellington based Studio 28 Interior Design. Whether you are building new, renovating or refreshing one room or an entire home, the design process is the same. Karyn brings creativity and professional expertise to the table to find a solution for your design dilemma. Using customisation, and detailed finishes, she will find a look that is tailored just for you.

The Design Process 

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 of 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.

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.

About Karyn Hopper

Wellington born and raised and extensively travelled Karyn has gathered design inspiration from North America, Europe and Australia. Her creative influencers include the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the dramatic and colourful pottery of Clarice Cliff, and design gurus Sir Terence Conran, Andrew Martin and Kelly Hoppen.

Karyn began her interior design journey in 2012 and founded Studio 28 in 2016, and has since engaged with many home owners, helping create a comfortable living environment for their families. Karyn’s design philosophy is to add exceptional value and create wow factor within the constraints of a budget. Her strengths are attention to detail and her ability to create ambience in a living environment. Old or new, classic and timeless, comfortable and easy are all part of Karyn’s creative repertoire.

Karyn holds informative seminars at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt throughout the year. 

She has a Diploma in Design and Decorating and is a member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ).

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