Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, I was a self taught window dresser and merchant designer for companies. I decided to up-skill myself and went to polytechnic, before going out on my own. My company was called "Mannequin design". I worked all around Wellington for many big companies and boutique’s and made all my own props and backdrops.

I decided I would like to become a builder like my dad (as it is in the blood) after five generations but dad said "you’re not getting any younger, why don’t you sell houses instead; buy a few and do them up?". So I did! Nineteen years later I'm still in real estate, but in a slightly different way. I love interior and exterior design and have been on many courses over the years learning colours, textiles, furnishings, window treatments, refurbishing furniture and collecting fabulous collectables from around the world.


After years of diverse work experience and owning her own business for 17 years, Barb joined the Tickadeeboo team after discovering her passion for homes and interior design.

Barb brings her own sense of creativity to Tickadeeboo, and helps with the team to juxtapose the old with the new to create the right balance for every home.

When Barb is not helping the team transform homes, she can be found walking her dog Coco and spending time with family.


Kate graduated from Massey University with a first class honours degree in Spatial Design and has been a part of the Tickadeeboo team ever since. 

Kate's currently studying part time towards a post graduate diploma in Architecture.

Kate is a seamstress, graphic designer, an animal lover, and always keen on a sweet treat.


Helaina has been working part time at Tickadeeboo for two years whilst doing a nursing degree. 

Helaina has experience in photography and has taken some of the Tickadeeboo portfolio. 

We also never need a ladder when we have Helaina (6ft2 tall)


Emma is an actress and model with diplomas in Screen Acting and Journalism.

Her passion for interiors and love of all things creative pushed her into the direction of home staging and she is so excited to join the team.

When she's not making things look pretty she's busy chasing after her 3 little kiddies!