Three years ago we decided to embark on a plan to carry out a full refurbishment and expansion of our hotel. After visiting many hotels, we were particularly impressed with the quality of interior design work carried out by Nicolle Foster from Natural Habitat Interior Design in Coffs Harbour.
Nicolle has been fantastic. She knew exactly what we wanted and what we wanted to achieve. She worked very closely with both my wife and I and as a result has delivered a truly amazing venue. A testament to this is that the Australian Hotels Association (NSW) is featuring our venue in the June 2011 edition of Hotel News. This is a real feather in Nicolle’s cap as it is mainly only metropolitan hotels who receive these sorts of accolades.
I would be more than happy to discuss in person any aspect of Nicolle’s work.
Mathew Muir Yamba Shores Tavern/ Muir Holden
Over the last 20 years Nicole has delivered fabulous design concepts on many various commercial and domestic projects. She is extremely talented with a great eye for detail & fabulous use of colour, Nicolle has a great disposition towards clients and are pretty much unflappable, which ensures clients feel comfortable with your recommendations.
When the time came to refurbish and upgrade the Promenade, Nicolle came up with a great blend of colour that integrated the old with the new works and created a unity and freshness that was previously lacking.”
Tony & Anne Feitelson – Coffs Harbour
What an incredible transformation our little Kiosk Salty Crew Kiosk on Town Beach has undergone, thanks to Natalie Aichroy and the team at Natural Habitat. We approached Natalie about managing the design for a newly renovated Council building space at Town Beach and also a restaurant space in a new building ‘ Clarence House’ in Port Macquarie. We found ourselves relying on her expertise regarding everything design, atmosphere, vibe and look we visualised for both businesses.
Throughout the entire process, Natalie repeatedly would check with us to see if we were pleased with all and would constantly communicate with us.
If you value honesty, integrity, and professional advice, then we would recommend you work with Natalie. She takes the worry out of project managing and having to source suppliers.
Natalie, thank you so much for providing us with a wonderful experience and assisting us in bringing our dream Salty Crew Kiosk and Bills Fishhouse + Bar to life. We appreciate that you went the extra mile every step of the way. Your professionalism is unsurpassed by any supplier/business that we have previously worked with. We greatly appreciate you and your team’s punctuality, accessibility, calm and friendly demeanour.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you in bringing our dream home to life this year.
Leasa and Chris Harris – Bills Fishhouse, Salty Crew Kiosk Port Macquarie
We approached Natural Habitat after designing our house with G2 architects, Ann and Oliver Gee. With such intricate details required for the type of house we were building, we never hesitated consulting somebody with extensive background like Nicolle. The materials and colours she has recommended brought cohesion between the exterior and interior features of the house. We love that the design we went with was carried out and consistent in all parts of the house. We are also thankful that NH studio helped us choose our furnitures. They worked around furnitures we already have and provided seamless layouts in each room. It goes without saying that we are very happy with our house and we would never hesitate asking Nicolle’s help in our future projects.
Ana and Miguel – Sapphire Beach
The work of Nicolle and her team was truly wonderful. Their brief was to totally transform an outdated beach front holiday house into a five star luxury beach house. They understood the practical requirements of holiday letting and the importance of delivering the wow factor to our guests. Not only was the result superb but the process was both exciting and enjoyable. The end result is sophisticated coastal, comfortable and natural. The feedback from our guests have been nothing but magnificent! Nicolle has a wonderful sense of style, and has the highest standard of excellence. Many times she went beyond her scope of services to ensure the ultimate result for us, she even made up the beds! She is a consummate professional and a sincerely wonderful person. Lisa Zuvela- Sapphire Seas
We employed Nicolle as an interior design consultant to help us make some key design decisions during the process of building of our new four bedroom beach home at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.
Nicolle was invaluable during this phase advising us on internal and external colour schemes, layout, kitchen design and an array of other items down to the smallest detail. She was a calm and reassuring presence, including when emotions were running high. Nicolle’s efforts have given us wonderful results, something we could not have got close to achieving on our own. We would use her again (and get her involved earlier). A big thanks.
Sandy Smith & Stephen Appleton
After eight years of trading with our Fiasco Ristorante + Bar, little change had occurred, and it was certainly time for a new look and direction. We all decided that a fairly major change in look and feel was required, both internal and external and we engaged Natalie Aichroy to help create the vision.
Immediately Natalie responded in an enthusiastic way, and in a short time presented us with a concept board – we all loved the ideas, colours and style, and essentially this became the new look that we progressed with.
Most importantly, Natalie understood that we had a strict budget to stick to, and this was largely achieved without compromising too much on the initial concept. She was very attentive throughout the process, and if there was a problem, a solution was quickly found. Our staff and customers were very positive about the changes too!
We would have no hesitation in recommending Natalie to undertake your next design project – she has very innovative ideas that always come with a sense of what the client needs and practicality to complete a first class job.
Stefano Mazzina & Skye Hawkins, Mark and Alex Hawkins – Owners of Fiasco Ristorante + Bar
Fiasco Ristorante + Bar
“Nicolle, I would especially like to thank you for the extra effort on our recent project! You have done it again and my decision to engage your services again was definitely the right one.”
Steve McEvoy – Owner/Partner – Shannon Pacific Hotels
I would just like to write a small piece to thank Nicolle once again for a doing great job on our new Attitude Burger store which opens at Coffs Central at the beginning of September.
As usual my wife and I had fairly strong ideas as to what we wanted and the direction we wanted to take. Having worked with Nicolle on several projects over the years we sat down with her to work through the ideas and colour scheme.
Once again Nicolle was able to take this and turn it into a stunning and professional fit out and add some touches that just finished every thing off.
We all think these days that with all the design and home shows on the TV that we can do just as good a job, but the reality of the situation is that a professional designer brings so much more to a project and most importantly peace of mind.
The stress of opening a new business is enough on it’s own so let the professionals take some of the worry off your hands.
Marcus Blackwell – Latitude 30 Restaurant & Bar/Attitude Burgers
Nicolle has always been a dedicated and creative “tour de force”. She has always supported me, my clients and all her other clients with her tenacity and attention to detail.
Nicolle always strives to achieve a quality result with an outstanding attitude and ability to achieve remarkable and unique outcomes for her clients.
Ann M Gee Architects
I have worked with Natalie and Nicolle from Natural Habitat for over a year now. Natalie led the upgrade of our villa at Nautilus and transformed it from an ugly duckling into a swan! It is now beautiful and our property managers and guests are raving about how gorgeous it is. I am now working with Natalie on the upgrade of my apartment at Darling Island. Again i am really excited about how well Natalie can envision a new look and feel that captures the essence of who i am and the ambiance that i am looking to create. I have no hesitation in recommending Natalie, Nicolle and Natural Habitat for your next project. Their expertise, attention to detail and customer focus are excellent.
Jai Waters – CEO, SEPIA Consulting
I have been consulting with Nicolle regarding my home décor for many years and in that time I have been amazed at her passion and drive for her profession. During this time she has completely refurbished my home. Her knowledge of her product is boundless – my home, both inside and outside – is testament to that. I am exceedingly happy with Nicolle’s designs and she is extremely easy and friendly to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her skills and services to anyone considering building or refurbishing their home.
Greta Lindsay – Coffs Harbour
Natalie and Nicole have perfected the art of working with you whilst also expanding your design and aesthetic sensibilities. The end result is that I have a home that reflects me but is also visually intriguing and inspiring – familiar but novel. I love it. Their process is playful but professional and, in the moments that it matters most, you can trust them to call it or solve it and have your back … and, somehow, you end up laughing.
Alexandra Balnaves- Crossmaglen Rd Bonville