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This post has been a long time coming! The Delight offices have been one of my biggest projects to date, and from initial meeting to launch party (complete with a burlesque dancer in a giant birdcage) the whole project took just a month (over February and March). I won’t lie, it was full on but what we created - pure magic!

I’ve been sharing bits and pieces over on instagram but figured it was time to give you the full tour in to the world of Delight!

The entrance opens in to the bright pink hallway in Dulux “Taradale”. For maximum impact we painted all the doors, trim and ceiling in the same colour - picking out the archway in minty Dulux “Kohimarama”. The wall decal is a custom design based on the goddess Arya Tara. The runner is from Trademe and the table and mirror are both from Kmart. We added changeable led lighting to add even more pink!  Photograph by Helen Bankers

The entrance opens in to the bright pink hallway in Dulux “Taradale”. For maximum impact we painted all the doors, trim and ceiling in the same colour - picking out the archway in minty Dulux “Kohimarama”. The wall decal is a custom design based on the goddess Arya Tara. The runner is from Trademe and the table and mirror are both from Kmart. We added changeable led lighting to add even more pink!

Photograph by Helen Bankers

Delight Arya Tara designed by me and printed and installed by the awesome Barry from Designsigns.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

Delight Arya Tara designed by me and printed and installed by the awesome Barry from Designsigns.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

Delight are a fabulous female owned and run experience and communications agency based here in Auckland. They had this new office - a cute villa right in the heart of creative Ponsonby but the whole thing was white with grey carpet and they had bigger and better ideas to make a space that really reflected this exciting next stage of business.

Delight’s new logo provided the colour inspiration and made a fun wall decal in the main office above a custom painted Art Deco arm chair.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

Delight’s new logo provided the colour inspiration and made a fun wall decal in the main office above a custom painted Art Deco arm chair.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

CEO Hanna Hegan Ngatai came to me with a mad but brilliant brief and then trusted me completely - we painted ceilings pink, curtained an entire room, stuck up huge custom decals, put pink palm trees all over the show and made what you see here, together.

We wanted to make a practical space that was a whole bunch of fun, that expressed some hardcore feminist (and feminine) sentiments while still functioning as great workspace. It’s a place to be inspired and empowered.

To keep the main office light and bright we kept the side walls white while taking the colour Dulux “Te Atatu” up the back wall and over the ceiling. A hand painted mural using the colours found through out the rest of the office echos the agencies branding and provides a backdrop to the large print by Tyler Spangler. Custom painted plants are lit with LEDs for a twist on the traditional office plants situation!  Photograph by Helen Bankers

To keep the main office light and bright we kept the side walls white while taking the colour Dulux “Te Atatu” up the back wall and over the ceiling. A hand painted mural using the colours found through out the rest of the office echos the agencies branding and provides a backdrop to the large print by Tyler Spangler. Custom painted plants are lit with LEDs for a twist on the traditional office plants situation!

Photograph by Helen Bankers

Cut panels of dry erase vinyl form a large calendar on the side wall. Opposite we used Dulux clear Dry Erase finish to create a huge whiteboard across the whole wall. The Tyler Spangler print is from Society 6.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

Cut panels of dry erase vinyl form a large calendar on the side wall. Opposite we used Dulux clear Dry Erase finish to create a huge whiteboard across the whole wall. The Tyler Spangler print is from Society 6.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

Each door features a Tyler Spangler print and custom signage to hint at what’s inside.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

Each door features a Tyler Spangler print and custom signage to hint at what’s inside.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

In the meeting room a large glass table provides a practical and bright working space. The centre of the mural on the wall is painted in Dulux Dry Erase so can be used as a whiteboard for brainstorming. The walls and ceiling (and the table base) are painted in Dulux “Rabbit Island”, the top middle artwork is by Tyler Spangler and the rest are by me and feature people and things significant to the Delight team. The wire chairs are from Bunnings and the rug is from Irugs.co.nz.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

In the meeting room a large glass table provides a practical and bright working space. The centre of the mural on the wall is painted in Dulux Dry Erase so can be used as a whiteboard for brainstorming. The walls and ceiling (and the table base) are painted in Dulux “Rabbit Island”, the top middle artwork is by Tyler Spangler and the rest are by me and feature people and things significant to the Delight team. The wire chairs are from Bunnings and the rug is from Irugs.co.nz.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

The Grandfather clock decal is from Blik, the cat clock from ASOS and the faux sheepskin from The Warehouse. The mural is hand painted.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

The Grandfather clock decal is from Blik, the cat clock from ASOS and the faux sheepskin from The Warehouse. The mural is hand painted.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

Photograph by Helen Bankers

Photograph by Helen Bankers

In the kitchen we carried through the hallway colour Dulux “Taradale”, with a large Tyler Spangler print, a practical, easy to clean outdoor rug from irugs.co.nz and a customised Ikea bench that can be moved around to form a bar area.  Photograph by Helen Bankers

In the kitchen we carried through the hallway colour Dulux “Taradale”, with a large Tyler Spangler print, a practical, easy to clean outdoor rug from irugs.co.nz and a customised Ikea bench that can be moved around to form a bar area.

Photograph by Helen Bankers

The media room was a rear room with nearly no natural light - we made the most of this by creating a curtained, Twin Peaksy room perfect for viewing presentations in style. Fully dimmable lighting makes it as bright or as moody as you like. Moveable ottomans and chairs make it a flexible space. The couch is a sofa bed for anyone working late. Both the sofa bed and rug are from Trademe. The ceiling is painted in Dulux “Riccarton”.

The media room was a rear room with nearly no natural light - we made the most of this by creating a curtained, Twin Peaksy room perfect for viewing presentations in style. Fully dimmable lighting makes it as bright or as moody as you like. Moveable ottomans and chairs make it a flexible space. The couch is a sofa bed for anyone working late. Both the sofa bed and rug are from Trademe. The ceiling is painted in Dulux “Riccarton”.

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I won’t lie, this project was intense and hard but also a hell of a lot of fun. You don’t often get a client who is so open to a vision and making it happen in every way possible (and puts in the hard yards too). I’m so proud of this place and what it represents.

A big thanks to Dulux for sponsoring the paint for this project - and never once questioning just how many different pinks I needed!

And of course to my friends Hanna and Holly at Delight for just being the coolest clients ever. ❤️

Photographs by Helen Bankers

Dulux colours used:

Taradale (hallway)

Kohimarama (hallway arch)

Rabbit Island (meeting room)

Riccarton (media room)

Te Atatu (main office with mural shapes painted in all over the above shades)

Stockist links:

Tyler Spangler on Society 6

Designsigns decal printing and installation

Pink Safari Rug (in kitchen) from Irugs

Round purple and white rug (in meeting room) from Irugs

Black and white hall runner (cut to order) from Rugs Direct

Dry Erase decals and Grandfather clock decal

Dulux Dry Erase