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Designers

a wide spectrum of styles from traditional to contemporary, and everything in between.

Kyla Hunt

With a passion for all things involving design, Kyla not only immerses herself with Kitchens and Interiors but also loves following architecture, construction, art and fashion which all help influence her work. Kyla joined Carlielle Kitchens in 2006 after graduating from the Auckland School of Interior Design. Since then her fresh approach and undeniable sense of style has made the difference to the many Carlielle clients that she has worked with - exceeding expectations with innovative solutions that really showcase the client’s individual personality.

Right from day one, Kyla has impressed everyone at Carlielle Kitchens with her bubbly personality, her energy and her efficiency. It takes real professionalism to not only come up with excellent design solutions on time and on budget, but also communicate them well with clients, outside suppliers and on-site trades people. While having exceptional talent in designing contemporary and modern kitchens, Kyla has also completed a number of beautiful traditional kitchens which fit well into the country homes surrounding her Pukekohe home town.

Having just built a new home with her partner who is also in the building industry, Kyla understands how important it is to build a close relationship with your designer and trades people, this will give you the best result possible and help take the stress out of your project.

Kyla Hunt
“The kitchen is truly the hub of any home. My aim is to assist you in creating a functional and innovative space that meets all the practical requirements of your lifestyle, whilst being unique and personal to you.”

Jessica Valintine-Mowll

Jessica

A Taranaki girl originally, Jess was keenly aware of form, space and style from a young age – it seemed inevitable that she would gravitate toward a career in practical design. So it turned out when she became a qualified Interior Designer in 1999. After graduating, she joined Carlielle Kitchens specialising in kitchen and bathroom design and also freelances in Interior Design. The challenge of integrating distinctive form and superb styling into these essentially functional spaces has absorbed Jess ever since.

As well as a love of clean lines and elegant symmetry, Jessica is known for her ability to get onto a client's 'wavelength' and produce a design tailor-made for both the space and the people who will live with it for years to come. She is often asked to lend her expertise to projects beyond the kitchen and bathroom – designing laundry rooms, wine cellars, bars, home offices and even custom furniture.

Away from work, Jess still cannot escape her passion for all forms of design - from imaginative cookery to creating her own stylish wardrobe and landscaping the property she shares with her husband who also works in the building industry.

“Spending a little more in the design and preparation stage, then selecting a good reliable team of tradesmen will inevitably save you valuable time and money in the long run. And provide a much more pleasing end product.”

Sarah Jennings

Sarah joined the Carlielle design team in 2016 after graduating with a Masters of Art & Design with first class Honours, specialising in Spatial design. She is currently studying towards a National certificate in Kitchen design (Level 4) and was recently awarded the NKBA's Most Promising Student Award.

Her years of study have seen her working on many high-level professional/industry projects dealing with both domestic and international clients. This included a trip to Europe for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space where her group’s project was selected to represent New Zealand and was successfully exhibited. Over the summer of her Masters year, Sarah explored regions of Africa working in a charitable youth organization to help communities in need.

Sarah is an incredibly committed individual with a high level of integrity and passion for her those projects she engages in. She is always looking for opportunities to learn and make a difference in the world, no matter the context.

Outside of work Sarah has an adventurous spirit with a passion for the outdoors. You will find her hiking or trail running every weekend, no matter the weather. She finds joy in the journey, beauty on every trail and understands the best views come from the hardest climbs.

“Design is not just what you see. Design is how it works. A Kitchen is choreographed into a space that not only meets each client’s way of life but also sense of style.”
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