About Celia Visser Design

Exceptional kitchens, bathrooms & interiors designed
by award winning experts.

The kitchen, bathroom and interior designers at our Auckland based boutique practice provide a comprehensive interior architecture service for high-end residential properties in New Zealand, Australia and The Pacific Islands. Celia Visser, a renowned spatial and interior design expert, leads our qualified team.

At Celia Visser Design we believe it’s crucial to understand the particular needs and desires of each client, so that we can deliver a truly personalised service to an uncompromising high standard.

Inspiring your imagination and providing you with tailor made designs to transform your personal dreams into reality, we pride ourselves on providing excellence in all aspects of our designs, craftmanship and attention to the smallest detail.

Our success is in creating homes that are a sanctuary with soul and a spark of magic, where you can escape life’s everyday demands.

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Our Team
Celia Visser 
Managing and Creative Director

Celia Visser lives and breathes design. Her passion for innovation and quality is matched only by her commitment to client satisfaction. Within the kitchen design industry, she’s respected for consistent excellence that has won her multiple awards.

Celia’s immense real-world experience rests on a foundation of internationally-recognised kitchen, bathroom and spatial design qualifications, gained in New Zealand and overseas.

Celia has been in the design and construction industry for 28 years, and is currently a member of the Certified Designers Society, NKBA and DINZ.  A past Vice President of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, she is a regular contributor to the design pages of magazines and newspapers, as well as a practiced public speaker and educator.

Her broad life experiences have given her a special understanding of how homes need to work on both a functional and emotional level for all stages of clients lives. Celia is married to Frank has four sons and ten grandchildren.  She enjoys travel, wine, and art, which she draws on for inspiration in all her designs.

Ruth-Ann Seatter
Accounts Manager

Ruth-Ann came on board with CVD at the beginning of 2018, she brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge in the accounts arena and having worked for over 35years in numerous accounts roles, has honed hers skills as an efficient, effective accounts manager.

Ruth-Ann has predominately worked in the interior design sector and therefore has a great understanding on how our projects flow and therefore ensures our clients are kept up to date and happy along the way.

Sara Visser 
Marketing & Media Co-ordinator

Sara Visser has been with the company for 17 years ongoing.  Celia initially bought her in to implement the accounting & operational systems and has stayed with the company ever since.  Sara has been involved in all facets of the business over the 10 years and has bought invaluable support and growth to the business since coming onboard.

Since having her children Sara has slowed down a little and is now in the process of working on all of CVD’s marketing and social media development.  Sara has a passion for design and still loves seeing every project that we create.

Our Philosophy

The way you like to live, the things you enjoy, your stories and ambitions. These are our inspiration.

Your home is the canvas for your dreams; the stage for life.  It should reflect who you are, how you like to spend your time and the things that bring you pleasure.  This simple but powerful understanding sits at the foundation of our approach to interior and spatial design.  Our aim is to use sustainable and renewable products wherever possible in our designs.

During the 25 year journey of Celia Visser Design, we’ve learned that asking the right questions leads to the right outcome. And every outcome is one-of-a-kind, because it’s built on the needs and desires of the individuality of our clients.

We don’t impose our style on you; we develop a look and feel that is all yours.

Interior design is a discipline that requires constant research, analysis, exploration, experimentation and an immense knowledge of materials, products and trades.  We have to think in three dimensions, and overlay a fourth dimension that is your hopes and objectives.  Achieving a result that lights up your eyes, confirms your identity and finds a place in your heart is our singular mission.

“When I’m solving a challenge or refining a design, the creative process continues until I absolutely know the result is right.”  Celia Visser

Design Process

As every clients project is unique, so are the processes to meet your needs and requirements.

What is Design Process?

Our contract and design processes are set into phases and modified to a clients requirements. Whether it be Design Only or Design right through to installation and completion, we at Celia Visser Design want your chosen path to be as smooth as possible.

A high percentage of our clients require us to oversee their projects, and whether you have your own builder already or don’t even know where to start, we have the experience and expertise.  We only use qualified trades with impeccable craftmanship, many of whom we’ve worked with for multiple years and that reinforce the values and standards that we at Celia Visser Design expect.

We would love to discuss your project with you and how we can bring it to life with a Celia Visser Design Interior.

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Public Speaking

Give your conference, seminar or workshop a special point of difference.

Celia Visser is an experienced public speaker and educator and in the last decade has had the opportunity to speak at numerous events throughout NZ.

For years Celia was a regular speaker at the Auckland Homeshow, Home Ideas Centre, and NKBA, then decided to extended her speaking to other events around NZ, some of them being BLUM, NZ Design Show, HAFELE, and MERCEDES BENZ to name a few.

Celia’s specialised knowledge and interesting stories will help to ensure the success of any event.  You can engage her to enlighten and educate any audience that’s interested in kitchen and bathroom design, interior design, spatial design and the art of decoration.

Contact Celia on 021 907 637 to discuss the possibilities.


Creating a design is one thing, but having high quality components make all the difference in the stunning designs that we achieve time after time, due to our fantastic suppliers.

Here’s some that we have worked with for many years…..