My kitchen renovation was a challenge, the existing kitchen was small, had woefully inadequate storage and no useable bench space. I now have the kitchen I’ve always dreamed of, not only is it beautiful, but it is extremely functional with fantastic storage and extensive stunning bench tops. Susan had to be clever in her design concept, to accommodate my wish list, and have an excellent knowledge of storage solutions. As Susan has worked as a designer and project manager for many years, she has valuable contacts, and works with a team of skilled tradies, to achieve the best result possible.
- Iona Thomas, Auckland
I have worked with Susan at Templer Interiors on several projects and I can highly recommend her. I worked with her when we completely remodelled two bathrooms and on smaller projects such as buying custom lounge furniture and selecting new lighting and window blinds for most of the house.
On the bathroom remodels, Susan listened to us, then created meticulous plans for the subcontractors to follow and liaised with the tradespeople to make sure everything came out just as we wanted. She thought of every little detail. Susan is very knowledgeable about design, trends and the products that are available here and overseas.
We are so happy with the results of all our projects we've worked on with Susan and would recommend her to anyone looking for design services.
- Lisa Dyson, Auckland
We were nervous with this project as it was our first ever Renovation. With Susan's guidance and excellent communication, we felt assured that we would achieve our desired outcome within our budget. Susan's ability to listen carefully to our requirements and combined with her strong attention to detail, managed to create our dream kitchen and bathroom/ensuite. We would strongly recommend Susan for any project small or large.
- Mirelle Simas & Marc Becker, Auckland
I asked Susan for some concept ideas for what was to be a bathroom renovation. Knowing we only wanted a larger walk-in shower turned into a Bathroom , toilet laundry. Thank goodness Susan had experience with tiling,colors and cabinetryIt is beautiful and much better than we could visualize. We miss seeing her now we have the project complete.
- Lisa and Robert Davis, Auckland
My husband and I are normally 'DIY' type people, but due to a fire that required an unexpected whole house remodel, we got the opportunity to put Susan's design expertise to good use. I don't know what we would have done without her! Susan designed a new kitchen for us which I absolutely love. She is very well versed in the essentials of a functional kitchen with a good flow for cooking and entertaining. I trusted Susan to draw on her experiences and her own kitchen layout to come up with a design that worked for our house and was within our budget. The end product is marvelous, with features such as 2 islands. custom built cabinetry with Hafele inserts, display shelves and many other unique features that suit our style and the way we live.
In addition to the kitchen, Susan also designed our two bathrooms. She helped me find some beautiful tiles, helped line up tradies for the installation and also provide general oversight that the job was being done properly. As this was a whole house remodel, Susan has also assisted me with paint colors and furnishings throughout the house. One of the many things that I really love about working with Susan is that I can provide a general idea on what I have in mind, and she will provide me great options to choose from. It was invaluable to have assistance with the leg work for this project.
- Lisa and John Marshall, Auckland
I've used Templer Interiors (Susan) many times for design consultations and shopping trips. Susan is professional, proficient, quick in communication and has a great/creative eye. She has helped me tremendously by asking the right questions, showing me different options, and helping to secure below (way below) retail prices. Would continuously use!
- Brian Gregory, Auckland
My husband and I had recently moved into a new house knowing the kitchen and bathroom needed a complete overhaul. Having never done anything of this scale, Susan helped guide us through the process and keep our expectations (and budget) in check. She took me shopping and educated me on the various materials, products and appliances. Susan was happy to be as involved or hands-off as we needed. With a relatively tight time frame, she used her experience and strengths to coordinate an excellent team of tradesmen and keep the project under control. It's an absolute joy now to cook and entertain, and we walk into our fabulous new kitchen and bathroom with a big smile everyday!
- Lisa and Matt Clark, Auckland
I am a fellow interior designer and architectural photographer and had the pleasure of photographing Susan's own residence, a 60's house in Meadowbank. Susan look me through the house and in each room explained what she had done to transform it from a basic 60's house to a home with that definite 'wow' factor.
From built in shelving units that act as a screen and place for sculpture, a stunning modern kitchen with bar fridge and custom made mosaic splashback, through to the spacious and beautiful tile design of the master ensuite, along with many other features her house was amazing. From what I have seen I would highly recommend her design skills and flair and she is lovely to deal with.
- Lucy G, Auckland
Susan helped me pick out many different types of materials for my kitchen remodel and most importantly, 'held' my hand and gave me confidence when builders and installers encountered problems that I found confusing and overwhelming. Susan also encouraged me to add some personal ideas where I was unsure of the mix and it's turned out beautifully!
- Lisa Elizabeth, Auckland
While I would like to think I rank high amongst the 'do it yourself'ers in the world, I have found Susan's knowledge, skill and approach invaluable. The thing about Susan is she will give you as little or as much help as you ask for. She tells you what she likes, based on her experience, and she listens to what her clients like. She proposes options and she knows where to find the quality and price that suits her client. Susan takes personal pride in her work and she treats each project like it is the most important project she has, no matter what the size. She helped keep my apartment makeover moving along, even when I was travelling overseas. She knew when to make decisions on her own, and when to contact me for confirmation. Susan is a true professional.
- Liz Schoff, Auckland
Susan did our kitchen in San Francisco almost 10 years ago and we still enjoy it significantly. She helped make our visions and thoughts into a useable reality. We're lucky to have found her to do our kitchen and bathroom.
- Russ Wong, San Francisco
Susan was a complete pleasure to work with. She came prepared and had the experience and talent I needed! She had access to the best suppliers, vendors and contractors. She was full of terrific ideas and was always open to my ideas, even when I wouldn’t agreed with her! We worked well together, and I couldn’t be happier with the end results. So, great process and results, I can’t recommend Susan and Templer Interiors enough!
- Rita Roti, San Francisco
Susan was always available, ready and willing to problem solve. She is reliable, easy to talk to, and gets the job done. Susan is truly a hands-on person and will oversee each detail just to make sure her clients are happy and satisfied. With my busy schedule, there were times I couldn’t be there to meet with the contractor or did not know how to communicate what I needed. When that happened, Susan was there, ready to step in and handle situations that I could not. Susan is a great listener, has fabulous ideas, and is able to keep everything calm and under control. She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves to get things done.
- Katy McMurray, San Francisco
As an avid home cook, having a kitchen that was both beautiful and functional was critical. Susan fully understood my needs, and also kept me on track in design decisions.
- Emily Avila, San Francisco
First let me say that Susan was a godsend! Several years ago, my partner and I wanted to remodel our kitchen and master bath. We couldn't have been further apart with what we were looking for. Truthfully, I didn't want to spend the money to hire her, but when she explained her approach and her services, I reluctantly agreed since we were at a standstill anyway.
From start to finish, we were absolutely amazed at her professionalism and knowledge. She was so easy to work with. She listened to both of us, and more importantly, kept us focused. Before we knew it, we each had exactly what we wanted -- really! Talk to her. Be honest. Hire her. You will not be disappointed. I promise.
- Pat Frasca, San Francisco
Working with Templer Interiors was a great pleasure. In addition to a sophisticated design aesthetic, Susan Templer demonstrated real passion and professionalism in her work. My kitchen and bath turned out better than I imagined.
- Kerry Zeida, San Francisco