About Us


John and Erin opened the showroom Urban Abode Interiors in Havelock North in 2004 after moving to Hawkes Bay from Auckland.
Johns experience in Soft Furnishing spans his working career beginning in 1970 and he has been involved in furnishing thousands of Homes and Commercial Projects throughout New Zealand.
His knowledge and expertise of Products and Textiles is unsurpassed and he is as passionate today as he was at the beginning of his career. John is hands on and is involved with all installations large or small to ensure the successful completion of projects.



Erin has an extensive background in Soft Furnishings also. She completed an Interior Design Diploma and will offer valuable assistance and input into any project.

Erin likes to work with her clients and help them develop their own taste and leave them with a style of interior that above anything else works for them. With a passion for colour and texture she loves a home to feel warm and approachable.

We always work as a close team and our goal is to fuse creative and flexible decor and design with practical everyday living.


   Bachelor of Design (Interior)

Raewyn has a Bachelor of Design Degree specifically in Interior Design. This involved 4 years of full time study in all aspects of Interior Architecture.
She has the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training and returned to Hawkes Bay to lecture in Design at the Eastern Institute of Technology as part of its Visual Arts & Design Degree and Computer Aided Design programmes.
Raewyn has the technical talents as well as an innate sense of balance and design.
She approaches every project with an uncompromising attention to detail and each aspect of Interior Architecture - Custom Furniture to complete Furnishings is tailored to reflect each clients needs taste and budget.
Raewyn creates inventive exciting and stylish details to every project she completes. Her sense of style makes her a perfect choice when you are considering an Interior Designer.