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Testimonials collected from Electra Business Awards 2018
Robyn is an amazing listener and wants the best for you. We have been inspired by her ideas and look forward to live in our home that she has helped us create. A truly wonderful woman and incredible designer. Thanks so much Robyn!
Home Additions, Alterations and Renovations
Robyn from Essence was super supportive with my rebuild, creative, unique and have just loved living in my home since the rebuild and am eternally grateful for her time and thoughtfulness for my home, very grateful!
Robyn is enthusiastic and supportive. We were towards the end of our redevelopment project and it was easy and enjoyable working with her. Thanks, Robyn’s ideas made an average home into something special and re-energised us in the process.
Essence Design provided us with a comprehensive professional from the initial idea through to a consented plan. Robyn listened to all our ideas and came up with a design that suited exactly what we needed.
Robyn’s expertise, friendliness and flexibility made our design process truly enjoyable. We were new to this aspect of renovation, and she skilfully guided us through the steps, listening carefully and responding to our wishes and dreams. We have recommended Robyn to friends, knowing that she will provide the same excellent service to them.
Robyn from Essence Design Ltd has been absolutely wonderful to work alongside on the huge thing which is redesigning our home. She has been welcoming and knowledgeable, speedy to respond and respected our need to take some time to consider things along the way. We would definitely recommend Robyn to our friends and family!
Robyn was very enthusiastic from the outset and provided us with different options with regard to our alterations. Her service was excellent and also timely. We have phase two to complete down the track and will have no hesitation in using her services again.
Robyn has helped us through the many stages of renovating our home. She has listened, provided sound advice and been very patient as we change our minds on many aspects of the design, (back to the drawing board many times for us!).
Technical Team With Solid Expertise in Modern Architecture Tools
Robyn and Lorena provide modern dynamic solutions to make people’s wishes in architecture and interior design a reality.
Robyn and her team were easy to deal with, communicated well and really understood our vision. Highly, highly recommended to friends and family already!
Robyn is great to work with. She listens to what you want and produces great work. She also has a great team backing her.
Friendly and approachable staff.
Very professional and extremely talented team
Nice staff to deal with.
The team have your best interests first and foremost and will suggest options you haven’t even considered. They have an amazing 3D tool to walk you through the finished project.
Really lovely ladies to deal with.
The team at Essence Design are professional, take the time to really listen and have great ideas. I would highly recommend their services.
Proven experience with Commercial Interior Design
Robyn has been a bliss to work with and has helped us along our journey into a new build with our restaurant. Will be recommending Essence Design 100%
Essence Design were instrumental in designing our new Mike’s Glass Ltd office’s in Waione St Petone, the current premises were an auto electricians and mainly a workshop, Essence Design converted a dark cold environment into a light warm inviting office and reception space. Essence and Robyn were great to deal with and made the process very easy, as we still had our staff operating from the workshop, Thanks heaps Robyn
Excellent People Skills and Attention to Customer Needs
The service is outstanding. Customer needs are paramount in the process of design. Adapting a customer idea and making it a reality is a super strength as is the communication between client and Designer.
We have found this company very accommodating, not only to the project requirement but also to changes made by ourselves.
Robyn is a wonderful professional and person in all aspects. We really feel loved and cared about when walking into their office. Her design style is beautiful and she always makes sure execution goes according to plan.
Robyn from Essence Design Ltd has been an absolute delight to work with – her creative expertise is awe-inspiring, and she always listens carefully to our feedback, incorporating our viewpoints in such a way that the overall integrity of her creative vision is maintained.
Brilliant service highly recommended.
Robyn is just an awesome communicator and visionary! She’s very organised and really takes the time to understand what a client needs.
Their flexibility to meet with us outside of business hours has been much appreciated.
Solid Knowledge of the Building Code and Building Consent Process
Robyn combines a solid knowledge of building and the requirements of the Building Code with a real flair for well-considered design. I have worked with her on several projects and her timely attention to detail and quality of work is outstanding.
Great knowledge base of council requirements.
Robyn took all the stress out of the job including navigate the KCDC building compliance mine field. Her knowledge of the required process and fantastic ideas made our renovations a lot smoother and end result great.
Robyn has great advice and idea. Very knowledgeable about design and council rules and regulations.
Robyn was amazing, helping us at short notice navigate compliance issues.
Architectural Design in Kapiti
We have been working with Robyn on the modification of our home in Raumati South.
Robyn has assisted us over the years to develop our home… She is friendly, approachable and down to earth. Her ideas are creative and have helped us achieve a million dollar look on a very tight budget. Robyn has worked with us to create the home we really wanted………… until we moved recently and now she is working with us to create a whole new dream home in the Kapiti. She is a local person who supports her clients to use other businesses – such a win win solution for everyone.
What Other Professionals Say
As Robyn De La Haye’s photographer, I have been privileged to work for her for the past 3 years. This means I also get to see the finished result of her outstanding architectural design work. I am always very excited to see what she has achieved and I am never disappointed, trying to show in the photographs taken the wonderful design and architectural style of her projects. I also get to meet the clients, who are always so proud and happy with the results. Robyn has a friendly, relaxed and happy persona and is extremely professional. I would happy recommend her to anyone wishing to design new or renovate their house or business.
Robyn has been amazing to work with! What stands out for us is her work ethic and the way she follows through with everything in a super-efficient way. Having worked with many design professionals, and those involved in the trade, she truly stands out. Her ethical and hardworking approach coupled with ensuring everything runs to schedule has made a normally stressful time completely stress free. Her high standard of work and her personable nature are unique. The level of care for her clients is something we have not experienced before in a professional-client relationship. I really cannot think of anyone who deserves to be successful in this award more than Robyn. Nothing phases her and we feel incredibly confident entrusting her with anything. It would be hard to work on a building project in the future with anybody else after our experience with Robyn.
Architectural Design in Wellington
Robyn, from Essence Design Ltd, is a lovely person with great knowledge of her industry. She made our New York Loft Apartment project fun and exciting, and was always available and happy to answer our many questions. We could not be happier with the end result, and highly recommend her.
Architectural Design in New Zealand
I have worked with Robyn at Essence developing my dream home in Ligar Bay, Golden Bay. Robyn has shown integrity in all that she does and has given me confidence in making decisions in an area that I have no known or experience. She has allowed me to work at pace that fits into my work and life commitments. I am excited about the possibilities we can both achieve in the coming months.
Robyn is lovely to do business with and is professional and knowledgeable.
A very friendly and helpful team. They have transformed our dreams into a reality.
We were very appreciative of the excellent advice that was tailored to our needs. We are impressed with the outcome from their work and would not hesitate to call on them again.
Robyn has been inspiring to work with and we are truly happy with the design we have received
Inspirational and clever design ideas that work for you and are focused on your needs and lifestyle. Working with Essence Design has been one of the best decisions I have made. They do exceptional work, are very proactive and customer focused, and nothing is too much trouble. It’s so refreshing to work with Businesses like this. We are very lucky to have them.
Robyn has always gone the extra mile to make sure our needs and desires were met. Great customer service and quality. Would highly recommend her services.
Redesigned kitchen to open plan which made it warmer and more family friendly.
Great service -great attitude to you as a client.
Robyn is very detailed and articulate in her work, coming up with alternate options in the design that we had not considered.
We would highly recommend Robyn and her team and hope that her hard work and dedication is considered in these awards
A truly wonderful experience.
A well organised, technically proficient, and very importantly customer-focused company who listen to your needs, and then deliver a highly innovative solution. This is all done in a friendly and approachable manner that puts you at ease at the same time as giving you confidence in the final design.
Robyn at Essence Design was fantastic to deal with. She worked through all that we wanted and gave us ideas that we didn’t think of in terms of how our extension could be done. She was a pleasure to work with and someone I would highly recommend to anyone needing a quality architect with creative ideas. She made the project fun and enjoyable
We always recommend Essence Design – they go above and beyond with every project!
I have dealt with Robyn on a number occasions for building upgrades and found her to be extremely focused on our needs.
Rob was very helpful, quick and on time. Very understanding my needs, i am very happy with her works for us. Will do work with Rob again in the near future if something come up
Robyn forms a great relationship with her clients. Her connections with key providers of equally high calibre takes the stress out of making costly changes. She knows when to offer advice and when to let the client express their ideas. We have been impressed from the first contact and would definitely use or refer others to Essence Design. It is worth the 3 month waiting list.
To us Robyn would be a stand out candidate for many reasons but in line with the essence of this award. It is her personal qualities that she brings to her professional relationships- care, empathy, dedication, trustworthiness, hard work, friendliness and warmth. It is also nice to watch her with her colleagues and her staff, the level of respect and care towards them is unique within any profession or industry. I wish Robyn all the best with this award.
Very professional and knowledgeable.
It has been a pleasure to work with Robyn and we would highly recommend her.
I would totally recommend Robyn De La Haye and her team for any new home design and architecture or home improvements/design.
Very professional service and sound advice helped me to organize a difficult space in my house and made the whole job manageable.
Robyn brings the perfect mix of warmth and professionalism to her work. She quickly understood what we were asking for and tailored a plan to suit our business. We look forward to completing the project with her.
Listened to all our ideas and came up with a great plan – also very friendly
Robyn is very enthusiastic and provided excellent service.