Bring the inner you to life in your home

Spaces that make you want to stay

Experience your world more intimately through self-expression reflected in your spaces. Achieved through functional style and personalised liveability, live your dream aesthetic.

Our point of difference is you.

Our who, what and why

With a background in building compliance, housing

development, and project management, Inside

Outward director and designer Sam McKeown believes all people should have spaces that work for them, that they’re proud of, and that they enjoy living in. She works with a particular emphasis on collaboration and making sure her clients are happy and comfortable on their interior design journey.

At Inside Outward we know that one size, space, trend or aesthetic does not fit all. Our mission is to shine your light on your world.

Dimmer switch optional.

What Can We Do for You?

Interior Design Services

  • New build working with your architect
  • Renovation
  • Redecoration
  • Colour, material and finish selection
  • Spatial planning and customised arrangement for accessibility
  • Interior residential project management

Let’s work together to elevate your space from the ordinary to the unexpected. Make yours a home you can be really proud of.

Disability, access and design

We care about your space and wellbeing. Built environments are linked to our psychological and physical wellbeing. Common approaches to building and design can leave a lot to be desired, especially for our whānau living with disabilities.

Lifestyles change over time, and many people find themselves living in homes that do not meet their needs. Your space should have everything you need to feel happy, comfortable, and safe.

Décor and art

Whatever your vision, we’ll connect with you a style and colour palette you’ll love. Take your love of colour and splash it on your walls. We're here to help you pull it together. Whether you want to start from scratch or you have some key pieces you already love, there are adornments a-plenty for your world. We love to support local artists and New Zealand design.

How it works

Inside Outward Interior Design provides a personalised service for residential interior design and renovation. We design spaces that combine your personal style with accessibility and functionality. Let us take care of the process from start to finish, from drawing up concepts to sourcing contractors to adding the finishing touches. Whether your project is big or small, we offer a range of packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

Book a discovery call

Let’s talk. No obligation, just conversation. You may have ideas to discuss, or you may not know where to begin. Either way, we’re here to help and can talk through your project scope, budget, time line, and vision.

Book a consulation

We can meet with you virtually or in person. This is a great time to show us what’s working and what’s not. We’ll carry out a space analysis, which includes assessing the layout and seeing how you use the rooms. This is also a good time for us to discuss any accessibility or disability requirements so we can focus on safety features and improving access to facilities. If we can’t get to your home, we can still discuss and advise on your spatial needs.

Concept development

We’ll collate the information from the consultation process and create a tailored concept. This will show your new layout, fixtures, and fittings, as well as your ideas for colours and materials.

Finalising the design

Once you’re happy with the design plan, we itemise your selections and provide detailed drawings and specifications. These plans can be used to help engage contractors and finalise the pricing of construction or redecoration.

Getting started

We’ll provide advice about the next steps. We can point you in the direction of consultants and contractors, or we can manage the process for you.

Pricing and packages

Interior Design Services

We’ve created a range of packages to suit the most common project requests. This helps us to create a cost-effective and straightforward approach to the design process so you can work within a predictable set budget.

Contact us to discuss your project so that we can recommend a package that suits your needs.

Project Management and procurement

The cost for project management and procuring contractors will vary depending on the project. We’ll provide a separate quote for these services.

What Our Clients Say

“We came into the design process with no knowledge or ideas about what might be possible for our small, run-down old bathroom. Sam was fantastic at helping us to figure out what we wanted and translating that into practical advice. The design plans were so considerate of every small detail we’d mentioned during the consultation stage. Sam perfectly balanced the practical requirements with fun aesthetics to bring more personality into the room, which was exactly what we wanted but didn’t know how to achieve. She incorporated the look and feel of the rest of the house and presented us with options that we never would have come up with ourselves. As first-timers, we had a lot of questions, but Sam took us through everything we needed to know to make decisions on the next steps. The whole process was really enjoyable, because we could just totally trust that we were in good hands. Can’t recommend enough!”

S & J Chorley, Featherston

We'd love to work with you


We are based in the beautiful Wairarapa and service the wider Wellington and Kāpiti regions and central North Island.


+64 22 677 1101


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