Our Story

At Living Interiors we’re all about the home. Owned by Matty and Sophie Brake, we’re a small business inspiring folks from all walks of life to take ownership of their spaces & create value where they’re planted.

It’s with a grateful heart that we welcome you to livinginteriors.nz This business idea was born completely out of a dream. It’s only because of a fiercely faithful, and brave husband who pushed me to pursue my dream that it ever came to life.

In 2015, we opened a small boutique store in the centre of Rotorua City, I developed and sharpened my design style and skills, grew as a business owner, and gained much needed confidence in Living Interiors and myself.

After finding out we were going to be blessed with our first child we made the tough decision to close the store and focus on growing and raising our family.

During this time, we really focused on our online presence. Hoping to bring our style and products to a wider audience.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit Living Interiors. We love hosting you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments at hello@livinginteriors.nz. We appreciate you!

Sophie Brake


Sophie was born and raised in Rotorua, New Zealand. She knew her passion for Interior Design at a young age and always took interest in looking at why and how things such as colours, spaces and textures work together. She went on to study Interior Design, and whilst working in the industry, decided she wanted to take on the challenge of creating her own company which reflects her style and personality.

Sophie’s design preference is simple, fresh and timeless. She loves the use of industrial pieces that are a glimpse of how life used to be. By preserving and highlighting the character of each home, Sophie keeps things original and one of a kind. Her passion is to create functional rooms that inspire and encourage others to own their space. She strongly believes that good design enhances your quality of life, and when working with a client wants an outcome that reflects their personality, style and lifestyle, while also acknowledging the practical aspects of interior decorating, such as planning, and budgeting.

In between running a business, and their own renovation projects, Sophie enjoys life on the farm and spending time with her animals. Being with her family dominates all other favorites.


Contact us

If you’d like to know more about any of our products or services, please feel free to contact the team at Living Interiors.

Email: hello@livinginteriors.nz