Over the last decade Vikki Gorton-Tibbits has been working alongside builders and their clients bringing their interior dreams to life. A true renovator at heart, Vikki loves seeing something old and transforming it into something new. This passion ensures clients can realise their design ideas by combining their existing treasured objects and furniture into their new home or renovation project.
Asked to describe your design style what would you say?
I think I have quite a clean, timeless style. I like to use colour and pattern, not over complicated, but not minimalist either.
Latest trend or styles you are enjoying?
1. Delicate chinoiserie patterns on fabrics and wallpaper. It's nothing new but comes
back around every so often and always has a place in the home.
2. Colour and texture blocking especially in a bathroom using tiles - large areas in one significant tile, but using depth and thickness to accentuate the different materials.
3. Colour in kitchen cabinetry that is not black or white.
Top tips when creating a design scheme:
Start with a piece of something you are in love with, be it wallpaper, fabric the kitchen bench top and draw inspiration from that. You will be surprised how a scheme naturally evolves from one key item.
Top flooring picks at the moment in soft and hard flooring?
Heavily textured wool carpets. Love the idea of supporting local and New Zealand makes the best wool! New Zealanders are the innovators of the wool industry and the best part is it is a sustainable choice.
As for hard flooring it's the smokey timbers. Perfect in the kitchen and living spaces with a textured custom rug under the couch. Bliss!
Products featured in the flat lay: The Premium grade engineered timber flooring is from Creative Flooring and the colour is called ‘Stirling’.
The wool carpet is a range called ‘Pebble’ colour is ‘Highcliff’ from Bremworth.
Favourite social media accounts to follow:
Kate Walker Design @katewalker_design
Arent Pyke Studio @arentpykestudio
Kelly Wearstler @kellywearstler
A Designers Mind @adesignersmind
Paul Bangay @paulbangay
Doherty Design Studio @dohertydesignstudio
Luxe Revived @luxerevived
Oh the list goes on.......