One Nine Design is home to New Zealand’s house doctor and talented designer, Nadia Sakey. Her pragmatic approach to interior design is underpinned with strategic efficiencies that ensure each unique statement delivers a return on investment and a timeless appeal.
“Design is forever evolving but great design is truly timeless and the secret is not just skin deep - it's in the very foundation to the smallest of details,” explains Nadia.
Nadia initially studied full-time for six years at one of the UK's finest design academies, achieving a first-class honours degree in Surface Pattern, majoring in Interior Design.
Nadia went on to achieve postgraduate diplomas in interior design and decorative techniques, house doctoring and property restoration. Her aim was to develop comprehensive knowledge and skill so she not only improved property but also, ultimately, the lives that dwell within.
Extensive experience gained in strategic marketing and talent management within the corporate world, in addition to property development, has given her a unique blend of skills. These skills, when fused with the feng shui principles and design disciplines, create a highly effective ‘house doctor’.
Nadia is a professional member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ), National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) and HOUZZ New Zealand.
"Next to your health, your property is your biggest asset. So it stands to reason that investing in your home from bones to beauty is a necessity not a luxury" - Nadia
What is a house doctor?
A “house doctor” is a degree qualified individual, usually from a strategic design or real estate/property background. House doctor’s have a certain blend of skill, diplomacy and knowledge from both western and eastern principles that will significantly improve and transform a home into a profitable and pleasing asset.
'House doctoring' is the science behind good property presentation, functionality and style. The end result adds value to your most valuable assets—your health and your home.
House Doctor Services
There is little point in spending money on a magnificent interior design statement when the underlying issues are not
addressed. As a qualified house doctor I assess and address the cause of your frustrations and not the symptoms.
Often issues with your property’s health, flow and energy can impact on your own health and energy levels and influence the perception of visitors and buyers. Whether you are planning to invest in a renovation or choosing to move on, getting the right advice before you start can help you achieve maximum return on investment. Consulting services include:
New Home Improvements
Interior Design and Property Presentation
Future Proofing / Universal Design
As a qualified interior designer and practising house doctor, working with me not only guarantees you a stunning visual result but also a home that functions with ease, enhancing your lifestyle now and in years to come.
My straightforward, down-to-earth approach is collaborative and efficient so there are never any surprises! Whether you are renovating, building or trying to solve a specific problem within your home, my aim is to deliver you stunning results you will love – unique but cost-effective, stress-free and thoroughly enjoyable.
I would love to hear about your project so book a free 20-minute phone, Facetime or Skype consultation today.
Working With Nadia
Listening and respecting a client’s values and artistic preferences is essential to creating a personalised interior design statement that speaks volumes in hushed tones.
Like any project we tackle in life, the best results start with a clear and detailed brief and often my clients cannot lay a finger on the issue or have a clear idea of what they want to achieve. Some of the best projects start out this way.
It's my job and skill to conduct a thorough examination of your home and how you use it. I work with you to uncover your family’s needs, desires and unique style before detailing a brief that addresses the issues and advises the approach.
Consultations are hugely valuable in their own right and often this is all that is needed to set you back on track. Consultations include and are not limited to:
Pre-Renovation Renovating can be expensive at the best of times and if not carefully planned and executed can become a damaging trap that you may end up paying for years down the track. Talk to me before you engage an architect and certainly before you start knocking down walls. I will help you plan the efficiencies that guarantee you a better result and save you thousands in costly mistakes!
New Build Building a new home can be an exhausting long process and the most important step of this process is getting your plans right at the start. If you are not in the industry, it is easy to be wowed by stunning architectural designs that often miss simple practicalities. A well planned home will be one that is functional, efficient and sustainable. It serves your needs now and well into the future, ensuring your investment in the build will give you a good return. Consult with me at the planning stages and you can have your cake and eat it!
New Home Admittedly it takes time to settle into a new home. It rarely feels like your space, ill-fitting furniture inherited from your old home can throw the balance and new builds lack often lack character. A comfortable home is well balanced, flows well and has a level of depth that is a true reflection of your individual personality. I deliver concepts my clients love, each one unique but always cost-effective, stress-free and thoroughly enjoyable.
Pre-Sale Not to be confused with home-staging, which is often an expensive but effective strategy in the right circumstance, a pre-sale consult will address the underlying issues that may prevent a quick and profitable sale. I empower you with the knowledge and tools to address the details that can literally add hundreds onto your bottom line, maximising your return on investment.
Change Sometimes a change really is as good as a holiday, perhaps even much better! You may have been unknowingly feeling ill-at-ease at home – the one place that should really be your haven. I will work with you to transform your home into a stunning statement and a place you can find contentment at the end of a busy day.
“A comfortable home is well balanced, flows beautifully and has a level of depth that is a true reflection of your personality. I deliver concepts my clients love – unique but cost-effective, stress-free and enjoyable.”