NICOLE MCKENZIE - Trinity Interior Design



Nicole was once a client of Trinity Interior Design. She saw something special in the studio when she purchased it in 2006, using her expertise as a CEO for an IT company to steer it to where it is today. With an esteemed career in sales and marketing, she is passionate about providing exceptional client experience and delivering quality service.

Nicole’s vision was for a team of highly skilled, personable interior designers to deliver on the design aspect while providing excellent backup and support. Both have been vital for the success of each project Trinity works on.

While overseeing projects to ensure both the design and financial expectations are met, Nicole also builds on relationships with architects, builders, and a wide network of suppliers. All of these contribute to the successful outcome of Trinity’s projects.

LAUREN COOK - Trinity Interior Design


Studio Manager

Lauren’s experience is diverse, spanning senior corporate marketing and communications before running her own corporate event management business. Her passion for interior design has also led to the project management of many residential interiors projects. Outstanding customer experience, and highly effective management of complex projects, lie at the heart of all of those roles. In addition, Lauren’s easy-to-work-with style and attention to detail make her a perfect fit with Trinity’s client-focused approach.

SARA HILL - Trinity Interior Design

Sara Hill

Project Co-ordinator

Having previously been based in Melbourne managing a diverse range of clients at a top tier accounting firm, Sara brings creativity through graphic design, excellent project based administration and organisational skills to our team. After travelling to many inspirational destinations overseas, and thoughtfully renovating her own house, this has further cemented her passion for beautiful and functional interior design. Focussed on delivering an excellent customer experience, Sara is a perfect fit to effectively manage Trinity’s projects.

DOMINIQUE RUSSELL - Trinity Interior Design

Dominique Russell

Project Co-ordinator

Dominique has a longstanding and successful background in retail buying for one of New Zealand’s largest companies. She brings with her a wealth of experience in administration, detailed product development, her ability to forge strong supplier relationships, together with a customer focused mindset. Having undertaken her own home project, and with a personal interest in many forms of design, she enjoys working with premium products that are selected on the beautifully curated projects designed by Trinity.

JENNA QUINES - Trinity Interior Design

Jenna Quines

Design Support

Jenna plays a pivotal role in the studio as our Design Support and is the essential link between our internal teams and our wonderful suppliers. She brings with her experience across various creative and customer focused industries, unlocking her passion for interiors in 2020 where she obtained her diploma in residential interior design. She is passionate about people, beautiful spaces and is excited to play a part in creating the Trinity experience for our incredible clients along the journey.

JAYNE TOLLEY - Trinity Interior Design


Interior Designer

Jayne obtained her Diploma in Interior Design in 2004. She admires, and is passionate about all things design. Her design process while concept driven, aims to always be practical, gained through experience and working closely with architects and builders to achieve well thought through, integrated spaces. Jayne takes time getting to know her clients’ and to help them achieve a stylish and functional solution that will stand the test of time, and make them feel “at home”.

KATE PATERSON - Trinity Interior Design


Interior Designer

Kate graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Design in 2004, going on to gain industry experience working in London before joining the Trinity team in 2010. Kate believes her role is to work in collaboration with her client to create an interior that has a true sense of identity, that not only looks beautiful, but also feels good to spend time in. Kate is passionate about what she does and has a sharp eye for detail and an acute sense of materiality and texture. Above all Kate realises the importance of building trusting relationships with her clients.

PHILIPPA WHITAKER - Trinity Interior Design


Interior Designer

Philippa’s design experience includes working both internationally and within New Zealand on residential and commercial projects. With a design degree in Interior Architecture, graduating in 2003, she has a vast technical knowledge and an eye for detail which is reflected in her designs. Her clients find her friendly, with an open approach, that allows them to enjoy the design process and achieve an end result that relates to their personality.

CAZ MACDONALD - Trinity Interior Design


Interior Designer

Caz graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Interior Design from Massey University starting her career in Auckland before taking up positions in both Vancouver and London. On returning home Caz worked primarily in hospitality design creating beautiful and functional spaces for well known establishments, whilst also designing private residences. Caz is a methodical thinker, with an eye and appreciation for detail. She enjoys her relationships with all parties across a project and believes that design should create a multi-sensory experience.

PAULINE MCPHERSON - Trinity Interior Design


Interior Designer

Pauline graduated with a Diploma in Interior Design in 2005 and has many years’ professional experience in residential, commercial, retail and hospitality design.  Her experience in working with architects has allowed her to gain extensive knowledge in the interior design and build process. Pauline believes listening is the key to creating a home that defines a client’s personal taste, and dedicates her efforts in customising the right interior finish for the homeowner.

HANA STAY - Trinity Interior Design


Interior Designer

Hana earned a Masters in Art and Design in 2016, and went on to receive silver at the Best Awards for Spatial Design. She has experience in commercial and high end hospitality design, working on both small and large scale projects. Hana has a strong eye for detail, applying great attention and care to every aspect of projects. She enjoys building relationships and collaborating with clients and designers to create functional and beautiful spaces.