I'm Maire Bain. I created Blue Butterfly Interior Design to support and guide property owners through all aspects of a new build or renovation process.
I provide independent advice and have the knowledge and tools to show you what you can achieve with your property, then help you accomplish it.
I love to translate client's personalities and preferences into a timeless, cohesive theme for their home. Each space that I design truly feels comfortable to the person who spends time in it, as it is an embodiment of who they are.
I'm also a natural problem solver who enjoys the challenge of coming up with functional and creative solutions to troublesome layouts.
My role is to take the time to understand your design needs, come up with an awesome solution, and help make it happen.
Based in the Horowhenua, I work with clients locally as well as offering Online Design Services nationwide. I would love the opportunity to have a chat with you about your project and how I can help you.
“I had decided to renovate my entire home of 20 years. I had some ideas on where I wanted to go with this but didn't really know where to start or how to achieve it. I contacted Maire and we discussed the project. Right from the first meeting she understood what I wanted, probably even better than I did, and developed a plan.
The project is now complete and I couldn't be happier with the result. Maire has done such an amazing job and delivered beyond expectations.
I have found Maire to be so easy to work with; she listened to what I had to say then used her expertise to come up with suggestions and options. We would discuss these, then she would implement our decisions efficiently with lots of feedback on the progress of the process. Maire not only came up with the design but managed the project, organising sub contractors, deliveries etc.
Maire is a very talented Interior Designer. She is at all times professional and reliable. I am so grateful to her for what we have achieved in the transformation of my home into a place that reflects me and my life so well."
Royce Jones, Levin
Whatever stage you may be at with your project, I can give you the help needed to move you to the next step. My valuable knowledge and guidance will ensure you feel informed and in control of the many decisions a build or renovation demands.
Generally speaking, most new builds and renovation projects go through three stages - planning, purchasing then project management. I have created packages for each of these stages which are then tailored and priced to your individual requirements. This gives my clients the flexibility and control to receive a flat fee package which provides exactly the services they need.
Here are some examples of the services I offer that can be included. Please click the link to send me an email and let's discuss how each service could help your project.
SOFT FURNISHINGS & WALLPAPER
Providing the perfect solution for your new build or renovation windows and walls that delivers the look and functionality you are after.
Through me, you'll have access to NZ and international fabrics and wallpapers not seen in the retail shops. I work with local curtain manufacturers and upholsterers to ensure prompt production and installation
Whether it's for a one room freshen up or your home's whole exterior, a colour scheme that reflects your home's surroundings and possessions will always look right.
The trick is also understanding the impact of light on your chosen paint scheme and how the colours will react away from the artificial lights of the paint shop.
A personalised colour consult will consider your home's unique needs and design a colour scheme that complements and harmonises your home.
This service is great for those who are feeling uninspired walking around the same old shops!
Based on the agreed style and scope of your project, I will research and recommend products for your consideration. And if you like them, great! I can co-ordinate purchase and delivery for you.
With my access to wholesale suppliers who stock vast ranges of beautiful things. I'm happy to pass my trade discount onto you, which can often make a huge difference to the budget.
A moodboard is an excellent point of reference that keeps your project and purchasing decisions on track. It provides a clear vision of the design and what the end result will be.
Your moodboard is inspired by your personal preferences, style and existing surroundings.
This is such a brilliant tool to really help understand the space you're creating and get a true feel of the flow of the home.
A personalised 3D version of your floorplan with to-scale furniture, colour and render choices, will give you confidence in your selections and layout decisions before building work begins.
The success of a project is dependent on effective clear communication and skilled workmanship.
By sourcing, briefing and co-ordinating the necessary tradespeople for you, everyone knows what they're doing, have what they need and are scheduled for the appropriate stage of the project.
This service can also be expanded to manage your project's budget.