Meet our fabulous team

Our marvellous bunch of experienced makers and creators who build the Little and Fox upholstery, interiors and retail team.

Asha

Owner & Designer

Asha started Little & Fox 8 years ago and for the first few years, Asha worked from her garage. Little & Fox has since bloomed into one of the largest and most beloved interior businesses in New Zealand. With a growing staff of creative, hands-on individuals and a loyal customer base.

Asha originally owned a cafe before moving to be trained as a commercial pilot but her love for interior design and gorgeous fabrics won her out in the end!

Nes

Curtain and Blind Consultant

Nes is our go-to curtain gal! She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to window treatments and interior solutions. You'll see her out and about with her measuring tape, measuring your homes and offering her advice.

Nes previously owned her own soft furnishing company 'Essence Interiors' for 12 years. She joined the L&F team in 2017 with years of experience in sewing curtains, making blinds and installing them too and as a mum to 3 young lads nothing phases Nes!

Margs

Our Machinist

Margs has been with L&F since day dot. The queen of loose covers and cushions she is an absolute asset to us and has been sewing her whole life with a passion for textile interiors. With many years working in several fields, Margs turned her hobby passion into a career.

Having previously worked for a local upholsterer, Martin Blancett Marg upskilled her sewing capabilities and learnt how to execute squabs, cushions, covers and upholster furniture to a high standard whilst meeting Asha along the way!

Hanna

Lampshade Specialist & Ahuriri Showroom Consultant

Hanna has been with Little & Fox for six years now! A creative with a design degree majoring in textiles and a diploma in fine art. She grows chain of hearts indoor plants sold in our Ahuriri showroom and has studied propagation & cultivation in between raising 3 young boys.

The super talented Hanna began our in-house lampshade manufacturing division by holding fun Saturday tutorial sessions to make your own lampshades you should definitely come along!

Lucie

Ahuriri Showroom & Havelock North Store Manager

Lucie is literally part of the family and has been with Little & Fox since 2019. She has the ability to know every customer's unique projects from interiors to upholstery to retail!

With a degree in retail management and an exciting professional history working for amazing international designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, Karen Walker and Paul & Joe, Lucie has transformed Little & Fox into a retail treasure trove for the visitors and locals of Hawkes Bay to marvel in with her two little boys to keep her busy at home.

Poppy

Machinist & Squab Creator

The master of the squabs. Poppy joined our team in 2019 and is a clever cookie when it comes to pattern making, sewing and construction. With a B.A in Film & Art History Poppy has an eye for detail and a passion for all things beautiful! She can create your custom squabs to perfection

from small one-off jobs to large commercial fit-outs and everything in between.

Harriet

Ahuriri Showroom Consultant & Machinist

Harriet has been with the retail team for a few years now. She has a Bachelor of Design Degree in (Hons) majoring in textiles and spent many years as a freelance designer, an artist as well as a hat and dressmaker, even with a collection showcased at NZ fashion week, Wowee!

Lucy

Machinist

Since 2019 Lucy has graced us with her sewing skills and creating gorgeous cushions that you'll see around our stores. Her keen eye for colour combinations, textures and trim pairings transform her creations and our shops' appearances!

Prior to owning her own fashion label 'Pardon My French' Lucy earned a Bachelor of Fashion Design before furthering her study at London College of Fashion then took on work for successful local designers, Adrian Hailwood & Karen Walker!

Min

Havelock North Store Consultant

Min appeared on the Little & Fox scene with the arrival of the initial Havelock North pop-up shop when it was just a large room with fabric rolls on the walls and Jim Thomson fabric hiding the plumbing pipes. The people of Havelock North fell for Little & Fox's colour and design point.

of difference and after 3 months of being the talk of the town Asha was determined to find a fabulous space for permanent residence which she did and 3 years down the track Min is still running the Havelock shop show!

Tilly

Personal Assistant & Ahuriri Showroom Consultant

After two years at home with three young girls Tilly began her time with Little & Fox in 2018 to meet some local ladies and activate her creative side! Coming from property management Tilly's skills are systematical and with a love for beautiful things and finding the joy in homely, gorgēous interiors Tilly is here to assist and quote on your custom furniture dreams. She also creates our amazing Newsletters and Instagram posts and stories! Feeling so inspired by the interiors side to

Little and Fox Tilly is currently working towards a diploma in Interior design ... Go Tilly!

Desa

Ahuriri Showroom Consultant

Desa is our everything shop girl since joining our team in January 2022 she is here to help you with your needs and queries in all platforms of Little & Fox! With a bachelor of design majoring in Textiles she already had knowledge for fabrics and an eye for design! An intrepid soul Desa has travelled and worked the world for the past 10 years testing the waters of hospitality in hotels, wine bars, cafes and on yachts! She spends her downtime sewing, gardening and travelling with a wine!

Louis

Upholsterer

Louis arrived at Little & Fox on the 28th of February 2022 at exactly 10am and for him, life has never been the same! Louis has been making furniture for seven years since he was 18. His vibe is inspired by the 80's, 90's 2000's with a passion for jewellery, art and cars in particular Toyotas & Mitsubishis and spends his time thinking about chairs ... code word for girls.

Nelly

Curtain & Blind Consultant

Nelly is the newest member to Little and Fox joining our team in May 2022! Nelly is learning everything there is to know about interiors, curtains, blinds and all our window treatment services. You may see her out and about measuring up the beautiful homes of Hawkes Bay alongside Nes being the Double N Duo!

Prior to arriving at Little and Fox Nelly is renowned for being a hospitality guru, and has gained herself a diploma in interior design. When she's not at work she is out tramping the amazing ranges of Hawkes Bay alongside her partner and rescue pup, Bun!

Tom

Tom is an essential part of our Little & Fox team. He joins us every afternoon just in time for beer o'clock! to help our staff with heavy lifting, cardboard sorting and general maintenance. Plus his upbeat personality and comical antics keep us entertained on the job!