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Our People



Nikki Connors

- Principal of Metropolis Design, Senior Property Strategist and Principal of Propellor Property Investments, Registered Financial Advisor

Known as the Queen of New Zealand property and author of the best-selling book A Fabulous Failure. Her career has spanned over 25 years as board member and Director of many multinational companies both in New Zealand and the UK. In 1999 Nikki was nominated for the Veuve Cliquot UK Businesswoman of the year and shortlisted for the UK Publishing Woman of the year; Finalist in the next magazine businesswoman of the year award 2016. A commentator within the property investment industry, Nikki has been interviewed numerous times by the NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times and Breakfast TV. At various seminars, Nikki has also been a guest speaker alongside the ANZ’s Chief Economist, Cameron Bagrie. Since Nikki's return to New Zealand she has been working with prospective purchasers to assess their financial and social position, their long term goals and then in conjunction with their legal and accounting advisers implementing property solutions to meet those goals.

To support Propellor’s clients Nikki established Metropolis Design who design, source and assemble affordable yet quality furniture packs and individual furniture items specific to developments and private residences – furniture that will give our clients investment the ‘Wow’ factor and a greater rental return.



Karen Hart

- Operations Manager of Metropolis Design


Karen’s career has spanned over thirty years in Sales and Marketing, Advertising, Real Estate, Property Development and Production.
She has a business degree that focuses on the financial and accounting side of all businesses. This degree along with her vast experience ensures that Metropolis Design remains true to our promise of delivering high quality and highly spec’d, international furniture at great prices.
This experience gives Metropolis Design a competitive edge when sourcing and securing quality furniture from around the world. Not only will our clients have access to innovative designs but they will also enjoy prices that make our furniture attractive to all budgets. She personally guarantees that your furniture packages will be installed efficiently and on time into your investment property, for a complete turn key installation. Your tenants can just move in and enjoy their new home.
Karen works very closely with the Principal of Metropolis Design and New Zealand’s Queen of Property, Nikki Connors, when selecting the furniture pieces and suppliers we choose to deal with, both locally and internationally.

PH: 021 890 451 | EM: karen@metropolisgroup.co.nz



Darlene Williams

- Senior Design Consultant & New Business Development Manager.

Darlene has a customer service background spanning 25 years. She has held senior roles in Sales, IT, New Home Design and Property Development. 

As Senior Design Consultant and New Business Development Manager, Darlene's background brings a unique combination of skills to Metropolis Design. Her easy-going nature and sales background puts customers at ease and her degree qualified IT skills ensure inventory, ordering and installation processes are running smoothly. 

Darlene takes pride in her ability to understand the needs of Metropolis Design clients, creating interiors that are beautiful and at the same time functional. 

Having established networks and maintained relationships with suppliers, contractors, and other stakeholders within the construction industry. This experience gives Metropolis Design clients security in the knowledge that components will be installed on time and within budget. 

Talk to Darlene how Metropolis Design can customize a furniture package for your Apartment, Airbnb, Motel, or Rental property. New Build and Kiwisaver customers Metropolis Design can furnish your home with affordable 'Wow' factor high quality international furniture.

E: Darlene@metropolisdesign.co.nz

M: 021 668 610