Interior Design has been a lifelong passion for Nykke; having grown up with a stained-glass designer as a father, and an avid antique collector for a mother, she learned from an early age that things can be built to be beautiful, but also with integrity and intention.
Growing up initially in Belfast, then London, followed by the USA and travelling the world; Nykke has a unique appreciation for the connection of design and place. Travelling for the pure enjoyment of food, music, people and places remind her how space can nourish the soul. Both as a mum and the child of a big Irish family, she has come to appreciate the harmony that a home can bring to a busy life!
She received her BA(Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design and has been running independent design projects for the past 26 years. Ranging from high-end residential, hotel & bars, to office space; in the UK, Ireland, Florida and South Carolina, USA. With every project, Nykke seeks new concepts, new techniques, new design solutions and new materials to perfectly compliment that one client and that one space.
Nykke wants every one of her clients to experience how truly thoughtful design can change their lives.
Interior architecture is the process through which the interiors of buildings are designed, concerned with all aspects of the human uses of structural spaces. Put simply, Interior Architecture is the design of an interior in architectural terms.
The process is the same whether your project is a renovation, extension, new construction, or you are simply redecorating with furnishings & accessories. I want to understand your needs first, and then design for them. This takes time and active participation from all sides. My preference is always to be involved in as much of the process as I can and with all members of the design & construction team. The more input we all have, the better the result will be.
Nykke's unique building and architectural experience bring a solid understanding of structure and technical details, alongside an appreciation for the materials that bring a space to life.
Whether you’re selling your home, renting it, or struggling with the style of a new home purchase, Interior Design can play an integral role in personalising your space.
The beauty of Interior Design is that it can make a dramatic change just by rethinking your existing space & making simple aesthetic improvements. Or, completely rethinking the entire space. Knocking down walls and expanding your living space with extensions or loft conversions. Nykke focuses not just on the finishing touches like paint colours, and soft furnishings etc, but with 3D spatial drawings, floor plans, shopping lists, finishes to custom furniture & upholstery, to shopping to repurposing existing pieces.
At Nykke Jones Interiors we discuss how you use the space, what you feel you're lacking & your dreams for your home; to create a design plan entirely tailored to your needs. Then we dive into the creative process: what can we use, what needs to go, what's missing. The result is a space that is optimally functional and has a unique identity…Yours!
Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
The bones of this traditional style kitchen remain a timeless classic, but with the addition of modern appliances, and a bold use of colour on the cabinetry and tiles, we created a beautiful, functional family kitchen.
Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
This spacious family bathroom oozes charm, with its delicate nod to Victorian style. Beautiful metro tiles were installed in a herringbone design, which adds a real wow factor to the space. The room was crying out for a free-standing bath, but with a modern twist.
Christchurch, Dorset, UK.
As an ensuite to the master bedroom, I wanted to create a luxurious space for the owners, and so incorporated a double shower, with double vanity’s. This teamed with wall to wall mirrors and a gorgeous chandelier, gave this space glamour and elegance; real hotel chic!
Burton, Christchurch, UK.
Nykke and her team had their work cut out for them on this beautiful 300 year old cottage. It needed a complete overhaul, as it hadn't been touched in over 30 years!
But with some time, thought and creativity, we transformed the cottage and brought it into the 21st century, while keeping the bones of the cottage intact.
Southbourne-on-Sea, Bournemouth, UK.
Another big construction project! One house was converted back into 2 little cottages by the sea. The results are simply adorable! Capturing all things nautical was the interior design concept, and why not with the ocean right by your side. Creating the perfect little getaway!
Canford Cliffs, Poole, UK.
Nykke's brief was to unify the space into a more fluid & modern design, which worked well with the family. It’s now a comfortable, cozy, yet contemporary family home, answering to all the family members’ living requirements.
EDISTO ISLAND. SC USA. To design and install the interior & exterior specifications for a new build resort home in South Carolina, USA. The objective was to create a comfortable home using a mix of existing heirloom pieces and additional bespoke furniture. Old southern charm plays a big part in this part of the country as well as personal lifestyle. The home had to reflect the way the family lived in the space.
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC, USA. To design and install the interior & exterior specifications for a new resort home in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA. The objective was to create a relaxed ocean side home using a mix of existing eclectic pieces and additional bespoke specifications & furniture. The home was a large gracious, yet modern space and had to reflect the way the family used the home as a holiday getaway, including the surrounding area, which was a beautiful coastal retreat.
ST JOHNS ISLAND, SC, USA. To design and install the interior specifications for a new build home in South Carolina, USA. The objective was to create a light & airy home, with the introduction of indigo throughout the house and using a mix of existing heirloom pieces and exciting new furniture. Old southern charm plays a big part in this part of the country as well as personal lifestyle. The home had to reflect the way the family lived in the space closely situated by the river.
To design and install the interiors for a new extension at Julias House. Including this beautuful one of a kind mural in the Mermaid Room. This was a delicate and special project that I'm very proud to have been a part of.
To completely revovate an old office space for the tech giant GEMALTO. We boldly introduced Orange, Black & Silver to the interior design.
Creating a fun and funky surfer bar near Boscombe Pier. With a low budget and lots of ingenuity, we transformed the space with lots beach and surfer memorablia.
Nykke was a pleasure to work with. A run down dilapidated property has been transformed into a pleasant and comfortable family home - plus a piece of fantastic bespoke art that hangs proudly on my living room wall.
Nykke is energetic and passionate and this is certainly matched by the exceptional work she produces.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nykke for any of your interior design work, commercial and residential.
I will definitely be hiring Nykke for my next interior design project.
Steve McCarten, Bournemouth
Nykke is very detail orientated and produced great results. Reliable honest hardworking lady with a great eye for detail and the latest trends.
Absolute pleasure to work with would highly recommend to anyone who requires a professional.
Linda Allen, N. Ireland
This is the second time I have used Nykke, I love her work. She has great vision and eye for detail. I feel very safe in her hands. The first time I used her she had me using grey in my home well before it became trendy. She clearly had her finger well and truly on the pulse. She’s fast, she’s efficient, I can highly recommend and will definitely use her again.
Julie Ross, Canford Cliifs, Poole
My wife and I were facing a huge and difficult total renovation of our 300-year-old cottage to get it ready for selling after bringing up our family there for the last 20 years.
We knew that to create the fresh look that the interior needed we would have to work will a design specialist and, after a detailed search we chose Nykke Jones. Nykke was able to create a vision for us that completely matched the way we had been thinking. She brought this vision to life with a series of storyboards that convinced us that we had chosen wisely.
She worked very closely with us on all aspects of the refurbishment right from the start. Her help in engaging the right contractors was invaluable. This alone saved us thousands of pounds and ensured that all plumbing, electrical, decorating, etc. was completed to the highest standards. Nykke was always on hand to oversee their work and settled for nothing less than perfection. We were always amazed as each room started to come together, never really sure if it would work. Our confidence and trust in Nykke grew and grew as each room was completed and furnished.
As we near completion of the interior, I can say, without any doubt, that Nykke has managed to turn our 300-year-old cottage into an amazing, modern, 21st century show home and greatly increased its appeal and value in the process.
From initial consultation to project completion Nykke was an absolute pleasure to work with. Nykke is so professional, approachable and exceptionally talented. Nykke worked closely with us throughout; she was always on hand to answer any questions and managed the project expertly. We are over the moon with the stunning results in our home and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nykke Jones Interiors to all! Thank you Nykke x
Beautiful 1930's home renovation in Canford Cliffs... Nykke's brief was to unify the space into a more fluid & modern design, which worked well with the family. It’s now a comfortable, cozy, yet contemporary family home, answering to all the family members’ living requirements.