Deb Crowe from Board and Batten waited for the perfect place to show her interior talents to eager clients - and her patience paid off. Sometimes when you have a dream, you have to let things percolate for a while before all the planets align and you can make it a reality. That was certainly the case for interior designer Deb Crowe who'd nurtured the idea of a cool design studio that was both her work-space and a showcase for her design expertise. Oh, and out of the rat-race in somewhere pretty and country. She'd hunted without success for two or three years around Waiheke, where she lived, while commuting to a city office. It was en-route to a caravan holiday at Omaha that she spied a barn and run-down cottage on the road into Matakana. A new plan was hatched.