Cottonwood & Co is a boutique interior design and decoration studio based in Wanaka, on the South Island of New Zealand. Our interiors are sophisticated and charming, infused with joyful additions of colour, pattern and texture. With an aesthetic that’s rooted in traditional New England design and informal British decoration, underpinned by a strong emphasis on quality and longevity, Nicki’s known for creating spaces that are deliberately unstuffy, layered, and deeply comfortable. 

The considered use of textiles, custom upholstery and traditional-style joinery, along with her discerning eye for incorporating antiques and vintage pieces, ensures each clients’ interior reflects and balances both their practical needs and aesthetic tastes. We work closely with our clients to develop interior spaces that are timeless but also family-friendly.

Interior Designer, Nicki Dobrzynski, started Cottonwood Interiors in 2011 after 12 years working in residential construction, project management and commercial interior design, then later studying Interior Design at a private college in Sydney. Nicki took a break from client interiors for several years to raise her young children, shifting focus to interior and lifestyle photography whilst also re-branding to Cottonwood & Co. She relocated to Wanaka several years ago with her young family from the Southern Highlands of Australia where she resumed her interior design practice. 

Nicki’s design and photography work has been featured in publications such as Home Beautiful, House & Garden, Country Style, Elle Decor. She’s also worked with and produced content for brands like Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and Bacardi-Martini. You can see some of her interior design work here, or editorial photography work here.


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