Niki Schafer is an interior designer, author, speaker and director of the Henley House & Garden Show.

After a career in advertising in London and New York, Niki retrained as an interior designer at KLC  School of Design. She runs her design business, Niki Schafer Interior Design, from her home town, Henley-on-Thames. She works primarily on residential properties and property development, though she has also built a small school and a rugby club.

Niki’s background in advertising has helped promote her business using editorials in print, interviews on radio, and ambassadorial work on TV. She has also created collaborative design events, bringing together local craft, design and professional businesses from the house and garden worlds.  The Henley House & Garden Show is now a successful biennial event, attracting thousands of visitors to the small town.

Niki is author of Creating Space, a design guide for busy mums, and is a professional speaker, often representing the BIID at shows and festivals.

She has 3 children and a dachshund and as a result, has a pragmatic and very little nonsense approach to home design.