How Home Creative works


We listen

We take time to get to know you, your personality and your objectives – whether you’re working towards a small bathroom reno or an entire new build.

We work hard

With a wide network of brilliant national and international suppliers, we have access to interior products and services that you might never know about ordinarily, and at a smart price you’d struggle to achieve alone.

We present back

Before we move forward, we make sure you love the look, and are comfortable with the budget. We enjoy working with each client to create an environment that is not only practical and highly functional, but stylish, and wonderful to live in.

We’re fad-free!

We’re always in touch with what’s current, and we stay abreast of international trends, but we’re never slaves to them. Instead, we focus on tailoring gorgeous colour palettes and a very special, fresh look just for you, your lifestyle and your needs now, and into the future.




Penny Fussell, Owner, Home Creative Interior Design, Hawkes Bay


Hello and welcome!

I’m Penny Fussell, and I founded Home Creative in 2017.

I know that hiring an interior designer is a big step, and it might feel a little intimidating.

I won’t flounce in with a clipboard and a loud shirt and tell you everything must go! I love to listen, find solutions, offer fresh ideas and carefully curate your space.

And while I might gently push your boundaries, I’ll always work with you and for you, to create a home you will absolutely love.

My obsession with fabrics and colour began early. Following my mum’s example I was a keen sewer from childhood, with regular visits to my local fabric store.

But my working career started in television production and continued for 18 years, most of that in London helping produce some amazing prime-time lifestyle fashion and property shows.

Back in New Zealand, I knew I wanted to turn my passion for interiors, colour and fabric into something more, and after achieving a qualification from the Interior Design Institute, Home Creative was born.

My clients tell me I’m approachable, organised, and responsive, with fairly obsessive attention to detail.

I’ll never overwhelm you with information – instead, I’ll curate creative, workable ideas and present you with only the very best.

I’d love to meet with you, take a look at your space (or if you’re building, plans) and see what magic we can make together.