This week I have had the pleasure of talking to the talented Tenille Dyer of Tenille Dyer Interiors in Hamilton about being an Interior Designer. Find out about her background, inspirations, what she loves most about her job and her expert advice on how to tie a new piece of artwork into your living space. We also share an Interior moodboard 'Crowned Teal' for your inspiration. Here is what Tenille had to say.
Interior Designs - Industry Background
I have been involved in the Interior Design industry for over 17 years.
Whilst studying for an Interior Design diploma, I was also working part time with fabric and furniture.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to train in window treatments 10 years ago. This is where I discovered my true passion - I love finding the perfect window treatment solution for my clients and adore pattern, texture and fabric.
Three years ago, I took the leap and set up my own successful Interior business and I haven’t looked back since!
What do you love most about being a Interior Designer?
Installation day – when everything comes together, and the client is thrilled with what I have provided! I will never tire from receiving a very excited phone call or message to let me know how much they love what we have achieved together.
What are your influences and inspiration behind becoming an Interior Designer?
As far back as I can remember, I have always had an interest in pretty things! I vividly remember trawling through secondhand shops, searching for antiques with my mother and grandmother and being so excited when we stumbled across a piece we were looking for.
This love of all things interior continued into my teen years and then adulthood, where you could find me searching for that perfect fabric and re-covering chairs, re-arranging furniture and decorating not only my own home, but the homes of my family and friends too!
Cue my 20’s and the big OE – this ignited my passion even further. Travelling to far flung countries and experiencing all they had to offer. This opened my mind to many different experiences – history, architecture and textiles.
Upon returning to New Zealand, I knew that Interior Design was my passion and where my future lay.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I will always want to be involved in the Interiors industry - doing what I love.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." ~ Steve Jobs
What are your interior design tips for window treatments?
When looking to invest in window treatments, it is worth getting an expert involved. Often, they can point out things that you may not have thought of - offering the best options for your requirements, saving time, money and making the right choices for your environment.
What are your interior design tips for homeowners on how to coordinate wall art?
So you have purchased a new piece of artwork that you love, now how do you coordinate it with your room?
Pick a main colour or element out of the artwork and choose some key interiors pieces to work in and match with this colour palette. Soft furnishings like a cushion, throw, lampshade or a rug in a matching or complementary colour are a great way to tie a room together with an Artwork. I recommend choosing one or two key pieces to match your artwork as too many will look overdone.
Interior design inspiration
We have put together this beautiful Interior moodboard inspiration 'Crowned Teal' for your interior design inspiration.
GET THIS LOOK Pictured from left to right: Living interior by Tenille Dyer Interiors | Tenille Dyer Interiors online shop > Roma Square Velvet Cushion – Teal / Andes Rug – Sandstorm / Grace Velvet Floral Cushion / Puro Throw Rug – Powder / Drago Side Table | Anna Mollekin Art online shop > 'Crowed Gerbera' high quality art print by Anna Mollekin.
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Tenille Dyer • M 022 172 2397 • E firstname.lastname@example.org • www.tenilledyerinteriors.co.nz • Facebook • Instagram • Linkedin
Tenille Dyer Interiors works in Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville, Te Kauwhata and South Auckland.
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