Stephen Cashmore trained as an interior designer in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1984 he became the project manager and designer of Victoria Park Market – at the time the most successful adaptive use project seen in New Zealand.
Following completion of an MA 'Building Conservation Studies' in York, England, Stephen has combined architectural and interior design disciplines in private practice.
Interior design projects reflect Stephen’s own passion for comfort, understated elegance and texture. Stephen provides personalised spaces, often designing bespoke furniture to complement a client’s requirements.
In heritage projects, Stephen uses the architectural style and decorative vocabulary of the original period as a base to arrive at a design that suits the client. Decades of broad experience provide the right balance between heritage and modern living.
Stephen’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest New York, The Times of London, New Zealand House & Garden, Virginia’s Old House Journal, Historic Places of New Zealand, amongst others.
Stephen is a professional member of The Designers Institute NZ, Architectural Designers NZ and ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites NZ).
“I interpret and provide personal spaces for clients to call their own. We don’t live in compartments so I always holistically connect interior, building and landscape. Starting with an architectural shell, I provide spaces that are layered with texture, comfort, and beauty.” – Stephen Cashmore