Home Is Where The Inspired Heart Is

Article by Kate Pierson, Metropol
October 6, 2016 issue

An inspired home is a happy home, and Nanda Poort-Rammers of Twin Rivers Interiors lives by this philosophy and by example.

Stepping into her soft mid grey, Linea Weatherboard North Canterbury home with lush, rolling pastures as far as the eye can see, it is clear that Nanda’s profession is also her true passion. Breathtaking design resides in the spacious home, with each room’s aesthetics and furnishings paying homage to a key centerpiece. “This is how I design a room,” qualified and award winning interior designer Nanda confirms. “I start with a beautiful feature like a painting.”

Nanda’s creations - including her own - are nothing short of world-class. She has functional elegance down to a fine art. Nanda’s European background inspires the diverse ranges she works with. Some of these valuable partnerships with globally renowned fabric brands include the Belgian Designs of the Time, Fischbacher, Designers Guild, Harlequin, and Mokum, mixed with NZ suppliers such as Atelier Textiles and Hemptech. From calming neutrals including greys and beiges, through to gentle pastels and on to richer colour palettes, Nanda has a well-trained eye for colours and fabrics that are an artwork in their own right.

A member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and the recipient of multiple design awards, Nanda offers a comprehensive interior design service, from advice through to design and creation. Taking tremendous pride in creating spaces that are functional, practical and sophisticated, Twin Rivers Interiors offers impeccable attention to detail.

From bathrooms and kitchen design through to window treatments, lighting, paint, colours and custom-made furniture, the selection is divine and diverse.

Make a time to visit Nanda at her new showroom at 83b Ivory Street in Rangiora.

Valerie Poort

I’m an all-round visual communicator who finds people fascinating. I believe user-centric design is invaluable, and love the insights. I aim to move into service/experience design. I aspire to be in environments that change peoples lives positively – through transformative experiences, inspirational beautiful things, projects for public good, or creativity that entertains and engages attention. I’m slightly obsessed with anything travel related, and love sharing Wellington on a good day with great people.