Day In The Life | Home Stager Edition
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
2w ago
Day in the life… Ever wondered what a day in the life of a home stager looks like during the bustling summer season? Join us to discover the behind-the-scenes of a typical day at Sojo Design. In the vibrant world of home staging, where creativity seamlessly meets practicality, each day brings a new set of challenges and opportunities. As we immerse ourselves in the vibrant energy of summer, the Sojo team kickstarts every morning with a dedicated 30 minutes for essential administrative tasks. This pivotal time allows us to efficiently manage inquiries, schedule upcoming projects, secure transpo ..read more
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Summertime Festivities | Kiwi Christmas Decor
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
2w ago
Summertime Festivities | Kiwi Christmas Decor The Christmas season in New Zealand brings a unique blend of festive cheer against a backdrop of sun-soaked days and outdoor celebrations. At Sojo Design, we specialise in creating inviting spaces and are excited to share creative tips to infuse your Kiwi home with the spirit of Christmas. While traditional Christmas imagery often revolves around cold weather and cozy indoor activities, for us Kiwis, the festive season occurs during sunny days and outdoor adventures. Despite this contrast, we embrace the holiday spirit by incorporating traditional ..read more
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The Bays | St Heliers Project
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
3M ago
Project St Heliers Right in the heart of Auckland, a home with expansive sea views awaited a transformation. While the apartments layout was promising, its dated appearance begged for a complete overhaul. The Vision was very clear – to revamp every corner, from bathrooms to kitchen, laundry to flooring, and infuse each room with a fresh, captivating makeover, all while emphasising the breath-taking Auckland Harbour views. The client’s adoration for the colour blue sparked the creative journey. From the onset, the palette’s start stemmed from a resounding “yes” to a magnificent marble stone sel ..read more
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Our Latest & Greatest | Quay Street
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
4M ago
We are absolutely thrilled to introduce you to our latest and greatest, an exceptional 5-bedroom penthouse apartment. Sojo had the pleasure of working with the talented team at WHITEFOX Real Estate to help get this listing ready and live on the market. This stunning gem is perched along Auckland’s vibrant waterfront, and we can’t wait to share the final product with you. Spanning two glorious levels, this penthouse is designed to leave you breathless. The upper level boasts two spacious double bedrooms, each adorned with built-in wardrobes. An open-plan living space effortlessly blends with a ..read more
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Spring into Style | Unveiling Our Suppliers’ Latest Collections
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
5M ago
Spring has sprung in its vibrant energy, and with the promise of summer just around the corner, it’s time to explore the latest and greatest offerings from our suppliers’ spring/summer collections. Let’s begin with Baya, the essence of minimal style for maximum impact. In a world where ‘less is more’ is the guiding principle, Bayas new ‘Blend Line’ collection exemplifies this philosophy. Here, Cotton is expertly woven into a contemporary interpretation of the timeless stripe design. In addition, they’ve introduced a range of textural linen throws that echo the same weave-weight craftsmanship a ..read more
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A Waterfront Development Dream…
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
5M ago
Sojo were approached by a repeat client to work alongside them on two large residential new builds, the development is located on the estuary in  East Auckland, with the most beautiful outlook to the sea. The brief for this project was open, having worked alongside our client before, there’s much trust with a handover of another large project. The brief included complete design concepts for both dwellings, interior and exterior. The interior scheme encompassed all finishes and materials for the kitchens, bathrooms, feature lighting throughout, flooring, paint specification, wallpaper ..read more
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Ditching The Neutrals | Going Bold
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
8M ago
For a long time, neutral shades like beige, grey, and white have dominated in the world of interior design. These hues have been favoured for their timeless appeal, versatility, and ability to create a safe and comforting space. However, as design trends evolve clients seek to inject more personality into their spaces, a shift towards embracing bold colours has begun… Neutrals are often chosen for their safe and timeless appeal, but they can sometimes make the spaces feel generic or lack in character. By incorporating bold colours, clients can infuse their spaces with their unique personality ..read more
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Making a Space More Functional
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
10M ago
Interior design is all about functionality and spatial design, it is important to always think about how we use a space and what we require from it. By alternating a space, you can create a sense of flow and movement throughout a room, making it feel more dynamic. You open the opportunities for creative storage solutions as well as maximising the space to its full potential as there may be a piece missing from your space that can now be added with creative alterations. Sometimes it is as simple as taking away a wall or adding in a wing wall to define the space and create a pocket of priva ..read more
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HOW TO | Style a Bed
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
11M ago
HOW TO STYLE A BED Looking to create a warm and luxurious atmosphere in your bedroom? One approach to achieving this is to start with a neutral base layer and then build upon it with colours, patterns, and textures that reflect your personal style. By keeping the foundation simple, you open up endless opportunities to showcase your creativity, and allows you to have more fun with creative aspects of bedding and adding layers that showcase your personality. Layering different textures, such as a chunky knit blanket or even a simple textured quilt folded at the end of the bed adds depth and rich ..read more
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Our Latest & Greatest | Orakei Road
Sojo Design Blog
by Julie Rees
1y ago
Looking for your dream home can be quite an adventure, and for sellers, making a lasting impression on potential buyers is essential to getting the best price for their property. That’s where home staging comes in, and at Sojo Design, we’ve been busier than ever over the past few months, working on lots of stunning homes and getting them ready for the market. In the midst of all our exciting staging projects, we had the privilege of being asked to partially stage a beautiful family home in the coveted Orakei area. This impressive 5-bedroom property had undergone an architectural renovation, t ..read more
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