Interior design specialists

Active Interiors is a locally owned business that specialises in interior design and custom-made products.

Paul and Lisa Coghill have owned the business for 15 years, and spend most of their time working behind the scenes in sales, marketing and administration roles.

When they first took over the business, they saw potential for it to grow. Since then, it has become the Otago supplier of Weathermaster and is one of a select few outlets to offer various exclusive fabric ranges.

Paul and Lisa are joined by a team of 18 staff in Dunedin and Wanaka, including designers, installers and administration and work-room staff.

They can design and create a range of products for your home or business.

Custom-made products are manufactured under the same roof as the showroom in Mailer St, Mornington, so it really is the one-stop shop for interior design and decorating.

The talented team of machinists can tailor and fit throws, fitted bedspreads, duvet covers, pillows, cushions, valances and quilted bedspreads.

They can also make a range of curtains and blinds, whether you are after something cost-effective or glamorous. The team has access to a variety of track styles and rods, plus a large range of brands and fabric types to complement the design of your room.

Adding interior designers to the team in recent years has been a key development for the business. This means customers can look to them for more than a simple measure and quote — they can also get advice from someone with an eye for design.

The team can help with a wide range of decorating needs, whether it is finding the perfect accessory for the lounge or furnishing the whole house. They pride themselves on providing a prompt and friendly service for both commercial and domestic decor.

They can visit a home or business with a wide range of fabric samples for customers to choose from, as well as an array of shutters, awnings, bedware and cushions. Visiting the site gives the designers a better idea of the customer’s needs.

If it is a new build, the team can be involved from the beginning in helping choose a colour scheme, from the roofing and exterior cladding to the carpet and wallpaper. They will work to your timeframe and make products to suit your needs.

Their services include recovering lounge suites and dining chairs, making curtains and blinds to fit your windows and requirements, and finding the perfect awning to extend your living area.

If you’re in need of some decorating advice, give the team at Active a call on (03) 453-0499 or at

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