Essence Design creates unique, custom designed, healthier, comfortable homes and commercial interiors.

We specialise in a blend of interior and architectural design that reflects our client’s personality and lifestyle. We do this by capturing our clients’ design dreams and making them a reality. We listen, and understand, the goals, issues and constraints related to each project. Usually a masterplan is created that clients can work towards over a period of time.

Essence provides its clients with an interactive design experience, through the use of Revit 3D modelling. Through this process clients partake in a creative and thought provoking experience that results in a unique and tailored design.

Robyn De La Haye, Design Director, has a Bachelor of Design.  Robyn has been a professional member of Architectural Designers NZ since incorporating Essence Design Limited in 2004. Robyn is a Licenced Building Practitioner Design Class 2. Essence Design uses both AutoCAD 2017 and Autodesk Revit LT 2017

The REVIT programme has been amazing in terms of being able to give us a vision of what the renovations will look like. The ability to create and view different parts of the house is simply priceless. We can highly recommend Robyn as an architectural designer. She has been great to work with and made what can be a challenging process, enjoyable and worthwhile. 
Shane & Michelle, Lower Hutt
Robyn’s re-design achieved all that we wanted and more. Robyn project-managed the renovations, and I would certainly recommend these services as well. We used Essence Design Ltd in the past for other projects, and would not hesitate in using them again in future. I can certainly recommend Robyn for both her design work and project management skills.
Eve & Brent Hayden

EASTBOURNE HOME: before & after


Essence Design was proud to receive the ADNZ 2016 Architectural Design Award for Residential Alterations and Additions, for the Caretakers Apartment project (also known as the Warehouse Apartment, pictured above).

Robyn De La Haye in Raumati Beach, NZ on Houzz