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Our Story

Appletree Designs is a boutique Interior Design studio that focus on all levels of design needs, from new construction to renovations. The experienced team at Appletree Designs are passionate about creating beautiful, comfortable spaces for their clients and can work to any specified budget.


Established and based on The Kapiti Coast, just north of Wellington, we are dedicated to jobs all over New Zealand.  We are committed to our clients design needs, from the dawning of a vision to the final installation.  We pride ourselves on creating designs that are current yet, timeless and sophisticated.



Rachel Steinmetz
Owner and Interior Designer

Internationally acclaimed and award winning Interior Designer, Rachel Steinmetz, offers over 15 years of valuable Interior Design knowledge and experience which she has gained from living and practicing in both Europe and New Zealand.


Rachel has worked along side internationally recognised Interior Photographer, Ashley Morrison, where much of her work has been published in leading international magazines. These include, Ideal Homes, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes, Northern Ireland Homes and Interiors, Real Homes and most recently, NZ House & Garden.

The Appletree Brand continues to develop and grow each year.  Recently, Appletree Designs has joined forces with the Gourmet kitchen Company and now offers custom bespoke solid timber kitchens, vanities, barn doors and other custom furniture.

Interior Designer


Studio and Accounts Manager