why do Clients love working with Dress My Nest? 

I take the stress away.  

I provide inspiration.  

I give you confidence and simplify decision making.  

I save you time and money.  

I make things happen and I think creatively to solve problems.  


Nicky, Pauatahanui

Vanessa is a joy to work with.  She quickly connected with our style and the vibe we were going for and what worked with our exisiting furnishings.  She understood the sense of what our budget range was and made fantastic recommendations without pushing those boundaries.  Most of all she was fun, professional and thorough and I can't wait for our next project! 

Suzanne, Haitaitai 


Vanessa is a delight to work with.  She offered practical and beautiful suggestions and went the extra mile.  I can't speak more highly of Vanessa. 

Sarah, Raumati Beach

Vanessa has been fantastic to work with.  She has made choosing our window treatments in our kitchen, dining and lounge a breeze.  Vanessa helped us select paint colours and has given good, honest and practical advise around furniture choices.  There are so many decisions to make when renovating or decorating and Vanessa has given us the confidence to make choices that we love. 

Rebecca, Paraparaumu Beach

We have had the privilege of having Vanessa restyle our cafe.  We were able to collect ideas and styles that we like and she just took them to another level.  Presenting us with a look book of styles, ideas and colour swatches to help marry our ideas and her ideas.  The initial changes were sometimes hard decisions to make but we knew the end vision she had was so much more than we could have thought of and she gave us the confidence to make those decisions.  In completion we achieved what we set out to - to modernise, add colour and and brighten our cafe and to this day we continue to contact Ness about adding more to the cafe.  We are always replied to with an excited Ness ready to tackle any project with prompt service and realistic options.  Without hesitation we recommend Dress My Nest services to anyone. 

Sophia, Raumati South

Vanessa always gives me ideas I hadn't thought of and knows of places to look for furniture and accessories that fit my taste.  I love the kitchen Vanessa has designed.  Vanessa is always positive and clearly takes great pleasure in her work and I thoroughly enjoy working with her. 

Kylie, Otaki 

Vanessa was amazing to work with.  She 'got me' within two minutes of our first meeting and made everything a breeze.  I go with a 'no fuss' approach and she totally got that.  Decisions were easy to make with her guidance and I love all the products we chose for our renovation. 

Susan, Paraparaumu Beach

We have recently undertaken a major house renovation and after making a couple of expensive mistakes with lighting and paint colours, we decided to hire Vanessa from Dress My Nest.  I found when undertaking the renovation that there were just too many choices, Dress My Nest limits your options and steers you in the right direction.  Dress My Nest has helped us choose paint colours, lighting, furniture in the bedrooms and lounge, roller blinds, flooring and tiling in the ensuite and kitchen.  Vanessa is amazing to deal with and great with the kids.  My son absolutely loves the room she designed for him.  Our renovation is almost complete and looks amazing. I highly recommend Vanessa for your next project.  

Baiba, Raumati Beach 

We were looking to renovate our TV room and kids bedrooms and since we didn't have renovation experience and were quite time poor I was looking for someone to help us.  I thought we had a great connection with Vanessa from the get-go.  I felt she understood pretty much straight away what we were after (and importantly what we did not want).  I also liked that she made suggestions that might have seemed a little out there to our taste, but once we put the colours, furniture, accessories and window treatments together they made sense.  We went with her furniture suggestions and are loving them.    
Vanessa advised on wall colours, supplied blinds, accessories and furniture.  I appreciate the amount of time I saved by using Dress My Nest services instead of running around shops myself and looking for random things that may or may not look good together.  
Finally I thought the cost of Dress My Nest services was very reasonably especially since we had so many extra questions about how to do this or that as it was our first time renovating, and Vanessa never hesitated to give additional advice.  We really appreciated all her encouragement and assurance throughout the renovation process.  Overall, we are very happy with the results and will definitely be contacting Dress My Nest again when we look at doing further renovations.  

Nicky, London, UK

I've just completed my second brief with Dress my Nest - the first being my daughters room. We couldn't have been happier, particularly my daughter. Vanessa listened to all our requirements and went further and just wow'ed us. So who else would I turn to when we wanted to update and give our lounge and dining rooms a lift.  Couldn't be more excited to get new artwork on the walls, update with wallpaper and new blind plus some key furniture changes. We live in London and Vanessa in NZ but with Vanessa's knowledge of trends and her experience has not made this in any way a problem. She's come up with options that we can access here in London and I just love working with her. Vanessa has made such a difference to our house. 

Isabella, Aotea

I would have no hesitation in recommending Dress My Nest. My lounge/family/dining areas needed a makeover. Vanessa was extremely helpful and understood exactly what I wanted and helped me achieve it.  We updated our kitchen splashback and spent a day shopping together and we love all the choices that Vanessa helped us make to transform our home. 
Vanessa's warm friendly personality is delightful and I am absolutely thrilled with the end result.