“We have been working with Donna from the Design Option for over 12 months on our new home build in Queenstown. Friends initially had reservations about us not having a local designer, but on the contrary it has worked superbly. With email, Skype and a couple of visits from Donna to Queenstown and us to Auckland she made it as simplistic as possible.
We loved our trips to Auckland with Donna being able to take us to her connections for lighting, furniture and furnishings. This was a wonderful time saver for us plus we acquired some unique pieces which we wouldn’t have been able to source down here.
We can’t speak highly enough of Donna’s services, she was always available, quick to return our many emails, her consultation fees very fair. Her personable easy going nature, her attention to detail, and her ability to listen to the clients needs made our journey enjoyable and in our opinion a great choice for our project.
Our house is nearly completed and with Donna’s input we are extremely happy with the outcome, where loving it.”
– Yvonne Cummings
“I loved having Donna Jones on board when we built our new home… We are so thrilled with the house and cannot thank Donna enough for all her help and advice. I would use Donna again and recommend her very highly as she has a good eye for design, colour and is a very nice person to deal with.”
– Donna Jaksic
“We have known Donna for a few years and when it came to building our new home we went straight to Donna to ask for her thoughts on our drawing where she came up with ideas to consider and helped make our decision on the exterior and interior colours and materials. With finally furbishing of our new home with new and exciting concepts. During this whole processes Donna listened to our ideas and worked with us. Our home is beautiful and modern thanks to Donna. And I know we have made the right choices when our friends pass compliments on our home.”
– Zorka Webster
“We have worked with Donna for a few years now and have loved how she has helped us transform our house room by room. She listens to us, makes suggestions within our budget and just knows what works, always being mindful of our specific tastes. Have loved everything Donna’s final choices have achieved. Our latest refurbishment was our bedroom, and after putting complete faith in everything Donna suggested, it’s by far my favourite room!!”
– Sue Pine
“Donna completely transformed our apartment, while still maintaining some of the original elements. We have a whole new look & colour scheme but it still feels like home. She is a dream to work with, nothing is a problem, and we can’t recommend her highly enough.”
– Pam Stevenson
“We found working with Donna an absolute pleasure. Donna makes everything so easy, has fantastic knowledge of products that are available, and what looks great from a design perspective. We managed to have a new home built without us ever stepping into a tile shop – a testament to the trust we have in Donna’s choices for us. The end result is that we absolutely love everything that Donna has selected for our home.
Donna is very decisive and always happy to provide input into anything we have asked her advice on. Her design skill and knowledge meant that decisions that would have take us weeks to make were made as soon as we asked her the question. “
– Kimiora Mckenzie
“Donna Jones from The Design Option is an interiors guru! I’ve never really taken notice of interior design, until I met Donna.
She is very clever at being able to interpret what I like – I’m a very visual person – I need to see it, not just imagine it. Donna has managed to work me out and has continuously come up with solutions for everything we’ve wanted in our home.
Our new master bedroom looks 1000 times better than it did. After an initial chat, Donna knew exactly where to take me for new bed linen, cushions etc… She also came and showed me how to make up the bed with all the components in the right place to make it look fantastic – and now it looks like that every morning!
Donna has a very calm, patient nature – which I know she puts to good use. I trust her judgement implicitly – to the point where if we’re talking about any changes at home my family say ” I suppose we won’t be doing anything until you’ve discussed it with Donna?” They got that right!”
– Wendy Meyer
“Donna has provided her consultancy services countless times over the past 10 years to me and my husband saving us hours of time and indecision not to mention making all our homes over the years look fabulous. Donna has specifically helped us with interior and exterior design decisions for a house and a holiday home we built plus the renovation of two houses in addition to many consultations on furnishing purchases.
I love working with Donna because she is up to date with the current trends, knows what is available and is very good at applying them to my tastes.
Donna works very fast and efficiently, has great ideas, and always presents me with a range of choices, narrowing down nicely the huge range of available options. Choosing colours, fittings, products, fabrics or materials with Donna is easy and rewarding, it used to take me ages to make decisions, and it was such hard work.
I can highly recommend her design services.”
– Emma & Sean McDonald