Meet The Team

This dynamic team are all based at the Tauranga studio and can provide personalised attention to suit every need from curtains, blinds, fabrics, furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, and recovery of existing furniture. They can also provide advice on product selection for a complete renovation or new build.
  • John Darke photo

    John Darke

    Creative Director

    John Darke has been designing homes around New Zealand for over 25 years. He works with people in a relational way, getting to know who you are and how you live to ensure that the design outcome is anything but ordinary. John designs by visualising the big picture and creating a design that is unique to you.

    When he's not designing, John loves to sing and you can sometimes catch him at local concerts.

  • Keryn Darke photo

    Keryn Darke

    Admin Director

    Keryn is known as the glue that holds John Darke Interiors together. She manages the business and John (which is a 24/7 job in itself) and does so with a cool & calm demeanor that keeps everyone's spirits high.

    Keryn loves leading a healthy lifestyle, growing food and the good life!

  • Janine Fox-Mason photo

    Janine Fox-Mason

    Interior Designer

    Janine brings next level creativity to John Darke Interiors! Incorporating contemporary and classic design, she seamlessly pulls design schemes together to bring spaces to life. Janine is also the creator of our stunning showroom in Judea and is constantly bringing new elements to it to make sure it's a never-ending source of inspiration.

    Janine is a BMX Mum to two champion riders and spends most of her weekends cheering them along.

  • Janeen de Denus photo

    Janeen de Denus


    Janeen is our go-to for all things admin and logistics! With many years of experience in the field, she makes sure that all the JDI operations run smoothly. She is a whiz at organization and keeps all the creatives in check!

    She is the proud Nana to four beautiful grandies and spends her weekends surrounded by family or tending to her garden.

  • Henry Darke photo

    Henry Darke

    Chief Happiness Officer

    Everyone's favourite employee - with a lifetime experience in customer service, Henry is sure to bring a smile to everyone who walks into the John Darke Interiors Showroom. He has recently taken up part time modelling for the John Darke Interiors social media pages to bring cuteness across the globe.

    Henry is also our showroom guard dog - no other dogs allowed!