Our tight knit team pride ourselves on providing friendly, accessible design solutions to suit your individual lifestyle and home environment. From humble beginnings thirteen years ago in Thorndon, then a hugely successful six year run located at Marion Street, to our fresh new premises in the central CBD - our industry qualified designers have international design experience, a host of skills and a great wealth of industry knowledge to ensure you get the very best results, and enjoy the process at the same time!


Eleanor Steel - Owner, Interior Designer

Eleanor is the driving force behind esdesign - she has a passion for creativity and the built environment, with particular emphasis on colour and textiles. She trained as a Barrister in England and worked as a lawyer in London, Brussels and Wellington for 12 years before she made the decision to study interior design at Weltec, opening the doors to the very first esdesign premises on Thorndon Quay in 2004.

Eleanor is now our team leader and the friendly face you will meet for all consultancy work.

Katie Peck - Senior Interior Designer, CAD Designer

Katie joined our team in 2013 and is now one of our lead senior designers. She comes to us from the UK with 7 years experience in retail, hospitality, residential and commercial interior design. Katie has a keen eye for trends and a natural affinity with form, texture and colour. She is driven by fine details and is persistent in the achievement of perfection! She is also our chief specifier; seeking out the perfect pieces and finishes for your interior.

Nikki Burnet - OPERATIONS Manager, Interior Designer

Nikki graduated from Weltec with a Bachelor of Interior Design in 2006, and as well as working for esdesign both part time and full time since 2004,  has spent two years working for renowned high end home designer Yael Kurlansky in Perth, Western Australia. Nikki squirrels away behind the scenes to project manage, direct and co-ordinate all of our work. She is also a bit of a social media queen, and loves to keep you all updated on the goings on at esdesign.

Alex MacAvoy - Office Manager

Armed with a host of business and marketing experience, Alex keeps her eye on the bottom line and makes sure us 'creative brains' are towing the line.