I’m Ange, the designer at Design One.

From as early as I can remember I have been interior design obsessed, so it’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that being immersed in the design world is my happy place.

With a Diploma in interior design and busy being Mumma to my twin boys, who would have known that a hobby would turn into my very own business model. Grabbing the opportunity with both hands I ran with it, full steam ahead, collaborating alongside other designers, and boy did I learn a lot!

Interiors by Design One, was established in 2008, working alongside top architects and contracting to a very renowned housing company as their in-house designer gave me many opportunities to showcase my flair within a residential market,

Then a joint collective was born, Rubix Design Collective was established in 2010. Taking on the commercial market was a whole new ball game, extending my design abilities across a completely different platform and project managing large commercial spaces has been such an incredible experience. At the same time our family residential build company was born – Sandcastle Homes, this was such an exciting process redesigning plans alongside our architect and clients whilst having a ‘builders eye’ for the detail is paramount and complements my design capabilities.

I’m an idea’s person, I like to suggest rather than do. You know your home better than I do, I simply bring this together with your guidance.

If you’re interested in working with me to help bring your favourite spaces to life and one you can be inspired to live in, then say a hello to me: hello@designone2.nz.w3pcloud.com or call me on 021 729 458


We recently asked Angela Crook from Design One to assist us with the selection of the hard fit out for our new home. We worked closely with Angela to agree the colours and finishes for paint, carpet, tiles window treatments and light fittings. She quickly understood the general feel we were trying to create and each suggestion she came up with served to build a cohesive look which felt just right. Throughout the process Angela balanced her great flair for design with effective practicality.

She engaged carefully with us to ensure we had a sensational look to our new space. She communicated and interpreted ideas, turning them into a reality, ensuring success with different colours and styles. Her basic structures are elegant and stylish; her choices considered and well thought out.

Her friendly, fun and energetic personality made this a fun and stress-free process. It was a pleasure to deal with a professional such as Angela and we appreciated her support with making interior choices so that our new house was transformed into a stylish and elegant family home. We are delighted with the outcome and know we wouldn’t have achieved such a great result without her.
We highly recommend the services of an Interior Designer such as Angela for her advice and guidance so that you will achieve the right outcome for the look of your home.

Terry and Niki Hay


Angela was our Interior Designer for our new home. We knew the colours we liked but were no good at choosing them or knowing how they work together. Angela helped us with all our colours and we love the end result, everything flows and we have had so many compliments from friends and family. We have chosen new furniture for our home and again we went through Angela to get her opinion and thoughts, she has kept with the style of our home and quickly understood this. Angela is very easy to work with and more than helpful, she makes the process so easy and very enjoyable.

Cathryn and Van Taylor

Mount Maunganui

We were renovation our home and with so much choice the concept of choosing a colour palette for the house was quite overwhelming. We met Angela of Design One who came to the house and spent some time with us getting a feel for our home and our personal tastes. She turned the project from dread to excitement by assisting us with paint colours, wallpapers, tile options, hardware and soft furnishings. Angela has helped us turn our home from dated to modern, whilst still being sympathetic towards the era of the home. Angela listened to our ideas and delivered a fresh, modern and restful space that we just can’t wait to get home to at the end of the day.

Fiona and Allan Fullerton


We recently built a new home which we planned to sell quickly. We wanted to have a home that was unique and didn’t have to conform to current trends. As a result, we needed some guidance as to what we should choose for our colours, exterior and interior. Angela was referred to us by our architectural designer, Andre Laurent from Creative Space Architects. We would highly recommend Angela for advice in all areas of interior design. Angela made it very easy and took the guess work out of choosing the right colours and made it very stress free. She incorporated all the internal and external colours for us, as a result we have a beautifully designed home. Angela is also very prompt and efficient, confident and full of inspirational ideas. We highly recommend Angela and will be referring everyone to her.

Bill and Jane Lee


As we were building a new home we wanted to get the design choices right from the start. After discussions with Angela she was able to identify our taste and what we were trying to achieve. She has a great sense of style, colour and vision. She took great pride in delivering the stunning home that we are also proud of, and our visitors are wowed by. Angela is a true professional and she made the process fun, stress free, and involved us in all the various stages. We just love the final result, and it has felt like the “Family Home” that we had wished for from day one. We would definitely recommend Angela for any design project you may have.

Thanks Angela for creating an amazing home for us to live in.

B & J Keals

COVID-19 UpdateWe're here to help!

Have you been considering making changes to your home? Always popped it in the too-hard basket due to time constraints?

We see the COVID-19 lockdown as a great opportunity to get creative and forecast some exciting and positive changes to your environment.

We work remotely and are available to chat/work via video conference at any time.

We can create new concepts, room designs, mood boards and work through an entire new build during this time.

Check out our work on the gallery page of our website or give us a call and we can email a portfolio today.