A Day in the Life of Sojo Design

October 9, 2019

When I first started working with Sojo Design 8 months ago, this was the first blog I knew I wanted to write, in order to try and give my family and friends a little insight into what we do and how we spend our days.

But it’s not quite that simple!

As it turns out, beyond our 7:45am coffee fix (Large coconut flat white, please!), no two days are ever the same. Between the two sides of the business; Home Staging and Interior Design, we wear many hats, spin many plates and a little bit of all the other juggling metaphors too.

Often, I’ll get home and the flatmates will ask how my day went, usually to hear the same response: “Busy, but great”. “Busy” in a very roundabout way summed up by the following tasks:


  • Visiting clients
  • Typing quotes
  • Driving… lots of driving!
  • Scheduling appointments and installs
  • Ordering custom furnishings
  • Planning home staging installs
  • Booking removal trucks
  • Taking & editing photographs
  • Visiting builds / progress projects
  • Producing sample boards
  • Contacting & meeting with Real Estate Agents
  • Collecting and delivering orders to clients
  • Picking and packing furnishings & styling
  • Visiting & contacting showrooms
  • Online & showroom shopping (the real fun part!)
  • Installing & packing up staging
  • Designing & printing marketing materials
  • Tidying the warehouse
  • Sorting / washing / folding laundry
  • Updating social media & website
  • Selecting materials & finishes
  • Designing presentations & floorplans
  • Responding to emails / phonecalls / WhatsApp
  • Presenting ideas


The daily hustle might differ, but every day is hugely rewarding and I’m so grateful for being in the position where I can truly do what I love for a living! ~ Nat

Tel: +64 21 823 743 julie@sojodesign.co.nz