Our team of talented designers can deliver a wide spectrum of styles and themes, from traditional to contemporary... and everything in between.

Sarah Jennings

Sarah joined the Carlielle design team after graduating with a Masters of Art & Design with first class Honours, specialising in Spatial design. She has also completed the two-year National certificate in Kitchen design (Level 4) and was awarded the NKBA's Most Promising Student Award in 2017.  Sarah recently received Highly Commended in the Trends International Design Awards 2022.

Sarah has gained valuable insight & experience in the industry by working on a variety of renovations and new builds around Auckland. Her design background enables her to relate well with customers on a practical level while designing contemporary spaces which integrate seamlessly into the client’s lifestyle.

Sarah is an incredibly committed individual with a high level of integrity and passion for each project she engages in and takes a huge amount of pride in all her work which is echoed in her attention to detail.

Outside of the showroom, Sarah has an adventurous spirit with a passion for travel and the outdoors. You will find her hiking most weekends, and always with a new travel destination in mind.

No matter how large or small your project, I always recommend that you give yourself plenty of time. Time to feel confident in all your decisions, giving every space and detail the thought and attention it requires until the best possible outcome is achieved.


Jessica Valintine


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 is kept busy with her two children 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.”


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.

“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.”

Kyla Hunt

Tarryn Naude

Tarryn Naude

Designer Tarryn Naude has been involved with design and manufacture of kitchens for as long as she can remember. Growing up in South Africa, she was immersed in her father’s kitchen design company from an early age, before going to college to study interior design and then returning home to help run the family business. It’s fair to say that kitchens are literally part of Tarryn’s DNA.

Since arriving in New Zealand, Tarryn has expanded on her design expertise to incorporate manufacturing and pre-production into her skillset, so she now has the technical knowledge and hands-on experience to be able to take any kitchen project from concept right through to completion. And along the way, she has immersed herself in the local market, building great relationships with all the major manufacturers and suppliers of kitchen products in New Zealand. Away from the office, Tarryn likes to be outdoors, especially a sunny day by the beach and when she has time, she loves looking for new design stores and going through books and magazines.

At heart, I am an artist. Beautiful designs and spaces inspire me – it’s my happy place – and I firmly believe in the saying, ‘design is not a thing you do, it’s a way of life’. Good design is not a luxury it’s a necessity, it should be both aesthetically pleasing and practical – never one without the other.

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Our unique 20 year guarantee speaks to our commitment to enduring quality. While some materials purchased from independent suppliers carry their own warranty, the products we manufacture and our workmanship are covered by our unique 20 year guarantee.

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