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SEASONAL NESTING

Styling tips to change with the weather

A FRESH START

Bathrooms transformed beyond recognition

GROW YOUR OWN

The value of the veggie garden


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Y LOVE OF interior styling has been a source of great pleasure for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I would often lock my bedroom door while I industriously went about rearranging my furniture and artfully curating my collections on bookshelves, bedside tables and window sills, before the ceremonious unveiling of the magical transformation to my parents. When I grew up and moved away, I continued to create various transient ‘nests’ around the world, exploring and developing my own personal style – always striving to create a cosy, characterful sanctuary no matter the type of dwelling or how temporary my stay. And, probably because I've mainly lived in rented apartments most of my life, creating a place I can call home with the little I've had, has always been of paramount importance. All the while, assimilating ideas and inspiration to one day use in my own little house, which I plan to build. Finding one's own personal style takes time to grow into, but understanding the building blocks of what makes an interior scheme functional and harmonious is simple with a few basic ingredients. Examining all aspects, from timber flooring and tiles, to window treatments, colour trends to textiles, this issue's Interiors Special (on page 22) will arm you with innovative ideas and valuable knowledge to confidently create a home you'll love.

Majka Kaiser EDITOR majka@27publishers.co.nz

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MODERNIT Y DEFINED

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HISTORICAL TRIUMPH

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CIT Y SLICKERS

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PURELY MODERN

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PERFECT BAL ANCE

 rench-Asian influences F strike a chord in this Cape Town renovation

A stunning contemporary rebuild in the heart of Merivale

A handsome homestead restoration in Canterbury marries past and present

A pair of architectural innercity townhouses maximise a conservative footprint

A sleek modern rebuild that delivers above and beyond

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A FRESH START

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THE ST YLISH HOME

Bathrooms transformed beyond recognition

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NATURE'S CALLING

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FOUNDATION FOR LIVING

W hat an 'outdoor room' can

E xceptional timber products for

floors, walls and ceilings

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INTERIOR ST YLE

Simplifying the key ingredients to create a stylish home

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COLOUR CRUSH

A colour style guide to inform your décor decisions

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The cornerstones of successful interior decorating

DRAPE IT BY DESIGN Meet the dynamic design team transforming Christchurch homes

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INTERIOR TRENDS

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ORGANIC SIMPLICIT Y

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Inspired finds for your home

Autumn colours influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian design aesthetics

GROW YOUR OWN

The value of the veggie garden

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SEASONAL NESTING

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PL ACES WE LOVE

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Studio Home design blogger shares her styling tips to change with the weather

Hot destinations for wellbeing, home décor, and your next holiday

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Made to measure: home improvement success

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MODERN LIVING, TRADITIONAL WARES

Cookware to take you from kitchen to table

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HOW TO:

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Luxury pickup with power & style

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THE GOOD LIFE

Best in books, beauty, fashion & culture

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Taupo's luxury lodge The Kinloch Club showcases the exquisite timber products of Forté Flooring found in this issue's Interiors Special beginning on page 22.


INTERIOR TRENDS

IN S PIRIN G FINDS Furniture, fittings and finishing touches for your home

against the grain

DRAWING ON THE BEAUT Y FOUND IN MOTHER NATURE , THE WARMTH OF TIMBER IS THE PERFEC T COMPANION FOR A NEUTR AL COLOUR PALET TE .

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Resident Eccentric Mobile by Jamie McLellan thecleverdesignstore.com; Cosy Havana Tiles brymactiles.co.nz; Notre Monde Tray corsomerivale.nz; George & Willy Studio Roller & Table Mounted Paper Roller paperplanestore.com; Untanned Leather & Marble Tombstone Mousepad and Blocchi Pencil Holder both by Dowel Jones thecleverdesignstore.com; Resene Wallpaper Collection FJ090200 resene.co.nz 10

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Resene Mercury

Resene Venus

blush + berry DUSKY PINK AND MAUVE MAKE A PERFEC T PAIRING WITH PLUSH V E LV E T A N D N AT U R A L T I M B E R .

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Kip Brass Floor Lamp boconcept.co.nz; The Horse Leather Backpack in Blush paperplanestore.com; Hurdle Low Stool by Dowel Jones thecleverdesignstore.com; George & Edi Classic Perfumed Soy Tealights georgeandedi.com; Resene Venus and Resene Mercury resene.co.nz; No. 8 Art Print by Berit Mogensen Lopez paperplanestore.com; Carlton Sofa with lounging units boconcept.co.nz; Citta Washed Linen Quilted Blanket paperplanestore.com.

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INJEC T A TOUCH OF UNDERSTATED GL A MOUR TO YOUR INTERIORS THIS AUTUMN WITH SUBTLE ACCENTS OF GOLD AND BRASS.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Magnolia Sculpture and Diamond Vase boconcept.co.nz; Three Peaks Manuka Honey UMF 18+ and Amber Sceats Wilder Earrings ballantynes.co.nz; KitchenAid Food Processor tfe.co.nz; Reno Armchair boconcept.co.nz; Karen Walker Filigree Teapot ballantynes.co.nz; Oro Brass Cocktail Shaker paperplanestore.com; DesignWorks Ink Gold Dot Purse Notepad ballantynes.co.nz.

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There's More to Oakleys than meets the eye... Although their designer bathrooms from classic to uber modern are seriously inspiring, it's what you

don't see that provides the complete Oakley advantage. Over 143 years' experience in providing precision bathroom products means peace of mind performance behind every beau ful bathroom. Older and wiser, Oakleys me honoured reputa on is one you can trust.

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Organic simplicity E X P L O R E N AT U R E ’ S S O F T E R S I D E T H I S A U T U M N W I T H A

JAPANDI COLOUR CRA ZE

Resene Double Sisal

S O O T H I N G PA L E T T E T H AT D R AW S O N T H E B E S T O F J A PA N E S E A N D S C A N D I N AV I A N D E S I G N . Resene Parchment

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Resene Double Lemon Grass

Resene Triple Ash

Resene Soya Bean

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HIS SEASON RESENE has developed a calming colour collection influenced by Japanese and Scandi design principles. A mix of the two, ‘Japandi’ style is inspired by natural colours, organic shapes and textural elements. Blending the simplicity of form with the sense of serenity it evokes, these two schools of thought are beautifully complemented by the earthy colour palette created by Resene. Neutrals move from the cool tones of recent years to warmer hues. Infused with flaxen undertones, these new tones look great mixed together – rather than presented tonally. Try combining rice whites, bitter greenyellow and stone greys to find just the right balance for your interiors. Add a wash of subtle texture to walls with Anaglypta wallpapers from the Resene Wallpaper Collection and paint with one of the ‘Japandi’ paint colours to create a subtle textural take on this season’s style trend. resene.co.nz/colorshops 14

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Resene Double Tapa

Resene Rice Cake

Resene Karma

MAIN PHOTO Walls - Resene Double Sisal; Floor - Resene Parchment; Side table - Resene Scrub; Jug - Resene Korma; Plant pot - Resene Mai Tai; Basket planter - Resene Double Lemon Grass; Tall vase - Resene Triple Ash. Wide bowl (on top of the cabinet) - Resene Soya Bean. INSET Resene Wallpaper Collection Anaglypta RD171 in Resene Colins Wicket; Background Resene Parchment; A4 swatches are (left to right) - Resene Double Lemon Grass, Resene Soya Bean and Resene Triple Ash; Jug - Resene Korma.


Create your perfect life space

We all have different ideas about the perfect home. Nulook has the windows and doors that are right for yours. That’s because we offer you a choice of four different suites – each with its own distinctive style and benefits. Let’s talk about creating a space that suits the way you live.

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A fresh start R E V I TA L I S E Y O U R B AT H R O O M W I T H T H E E X P E R T I S E O F O A K L E Y S B AT H R O O M A N D P L U M B I N G S U P P L I E S ’ S TA R D E S I G N C O N S U LTA N T, K A R E N K I M .

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OR OVER 20 YEARS Karen has been the guiding force behind numerous stunning bathroom transformations across Canterbury. With a background in visual communications, Karen’s interest in art, design and photography has stood her in good stead for a career spent creating stylish and functional bathrooms. Why is the bathroom one of the most important rooms in the home? In terms of functionality and number of elements within a relatively small space, the bathroom requires careful consideration: from the layout, to the choice of suitable fixtures and fittings, to the quality workmanship of the numerous tradespeople involved. Where does the renovation process begin? I start by looking at the layout we have to work within, taking in the overall area, which includes the positioning of windows, doors and plumbing. While some layouts may be restricted to only one possible configuration, often times two or three options are feasible. And, in some cases, where space is at a premium, a simple solution like altering the position of the bath or shower can make a huge difference in terms of functionality, while also creating the illusion of more space. What scope is there when it comes to bathroom renovations? We assist clients with anything from a basic re-fresh, which might involve updating the vanity

or shower or modernising fixtures, to a complete overhaul – stripping the space right back to the framework and redesigning the layout. Drawing on our wealth of experience, we are able to advise clients on the most effective approach while taking care of all the technical details to ensure the most successful result. How do you decide on bathware and fixtures? To ensure harmony between old and new we look at the home’s existing colour palette, materials, finishes and style – a process which also helps narrow down the near limitless possibilities on offer. Once the specific items are chosen, we focus on the installation requirements and enlist the expertise of various contractors, like a builder, tiler, painter and plumber.

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Form Clearstone Bath

Methven Waipori Slide Shower & Mixer

What are the benefits of enlisting the expertise of a bathroom consultant? With over 20 years’ industry experience and specialist product knowledge, I am able to meet each individual’s unique requirements and find clever solutions tailored specifically to each space. At Oakleys we are adept at working directly with clients or in collaboration with their chosen interior designer. What gives you the greatest satisfaction in your work? I love transforming a bathroom into a peaceful sanctuary. A bathroom is a sacred space to refresh and rejuvenate, and is best enjoyed when it’s well designed and suitably equipped. Book an appointment with Karen to discuss your bathroom renovation at home, or call to arrange a time to meet with Karen in the showroom at 305 Cashel Street.

Crest Ava Shower Unit

DCS Short Siroco Towel Rails

All products featured are available from Oakleys Bathroom & Plumbing Supplies.

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Nature's calling E X P L O R I N G W H AT A N ‘ O U T D O O R R O O M ’ C A N D O T O I M P R O V E Y O U R L I F E S T Y L E , L A N D S C A P E A R C H I T E C T A N D D I R E C T O R O F X T E R I O R S C A P E S H AY D E N S TA R K S H A R E S H I S I D E A S .

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REATING AN OUTDOOR room is a design trend that has become part of the modern home. When it comes to homeowners' priorities, extending the interior living, dining and cooking spaces into the garden and creating effortless flow between inside and out rates high on the list. An outdoor room can be established using the home’s roofline or a structure attached to the house, like an automated louvre system, outdoor awning or a covered pergola. Louvre systems utilise aluminium blades that open and close to offer protection from the elements. Typically automated, the blades rotate 180 degrees, offering total control of sun, shade and light, as well as ventilation and protection from the rain. Intelligent sun, wind and rain sensors can also be incorporated into the structure, and these automatically open and shut without the homeowner having to lift a finger. With considered placement of walls, relocatable outdoor screens and blinds can also offer additional shade while giving protection from prevailing winds.

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Outdoor awnings can be manual or fully automated, retractable or fixed, and are usually made of weatherresistant canvas or mesh. Manufactured from steel or timber, they can include fixed or semi-open roofs in a combination of shade materials designed to suit a range of different architectural styles. Working closely with each client, Xteriorscapes gives valuable guidance through the planning and design process, which includes: selecting the most suitable shelter option for the site and ensuring the final choice blends in with existing or proposed landscaping and the home’s architectural style, along with obtaining any council consents that may be required. Then there are the hardscaping options. From large format non-slip tiles to hardwood or composite timber decking, the most popular choice for new builds is decorative concrete used both indoors and out – to create a smooth transition from the house to the garden and reinforce the much-desired indoor-outdoor flow. To reduce the risk of surface water breaching the entrance threshold, it's important to install an approved drainage channel that will collect runoff


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rain water from doors and windows and stop it from entering the home. These channels, which run where the edge of the house meets the outdoors, have decorative stainless steel lids to complement the high specification detailing of the surface finishes. For the ultimate outdoor experience there are numerous additional features that can be incorporated such as: built-in BBQs with teppanyaki hot plates; outdoor kitchens complete with sinks and fridges; built-in seating and storage areas; gas heaters and outdoor fireplaces; ambient LED lighting that can also highlight architectural features; and outdoor entertainment systems with wide-screen televisions and state-of-the-art speakers. With so many product choices to be made and technical aspects to consider – and a number of council rules and regulations that must be adhered to – it pays to enlist the expertise of the professionals. For trusted guidance, experience and creative flair, call on the landscape architectural design team at Xteriorscapes, and transform your outdoor space into a more practical, comfortable and enjoyable space that you’ll love all year round. 03 421 8460 | xteriorscapes.nz

CONNECT INSIDE & OUT Creating a harmonious connection between indoor and outdoor living and dining can be done using a similar flooring material. Decorative concrete is a popular choice for many modern homes, but there is also the choice of hardwood or composite timber decking or large format non-slip tiles that can be matched with interior flooring.

RULES & REGULATIONS Whether your outdoor room is created as an extension from the home’s roofline or from a structure attached to the house like an automated louvre system, outdoor awning or a covered pergola, you may need Council consent, which is something a qualified landscape architect can manage during the planning and design phase.

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Interior style C R E AT I N G A C O H E S I V E I N T E R I O R S C H E M E TA K E S J U S T A F E W K E Y I N G R E D I E N T S .


Unless you have limitless funds, transforming a house into a home is something that develops over time. Getting to know your own style is also something that doesn’t happen overnight: it is explored and nourished, MIKE PERO Chief Executive, Mike Pero Real Estate

by drawing on inspiration from the world around you and your own inner well of likes and dislikes.

COLOUR CRUSH What colours are you naturally drawn to time and time again? Look to your art collection or your wardrobe for colours and themes that emerge, and use these as your starting point. Keep an eye out for how colour and pattern are employed in design showrooms, magazines, books and blogs or look to Mother Nature where the range of hues is vast and colour combinations are plenty.

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TEXTURAL L AYERING Whether the season calls for light and breezy fabrics or weightier, textured ones, layering different materials creates interest. From the living room to the boudoir, there is great scope to experiment with what works and what doesn’t. For the cooler months, layer up just as you would with warm clothing. Add a mix of blankets and cushions in luxurious textures like pure wool and plush velvet, and for the warmer months swap the chunky blankets for lightweight cotton throws, stonewashed linen and hemp cushion covers.

Adding the finishing touches to your home is a personal endeavour. This is your opportunity to draw on your own interests for inspiration: whether you love trawling the local flea markets and vintage stores for unique collectibles that tell a story, or spending hours on end combing the beach for natural treasures, or taking your own artistic photographs – all these finds and creations can be curated and presented as a part of a stylish display. Look to your walls to hang groups of artworks; or to bookshelves, sideboards and windowsills where tiny vignettes can be created with just a few select items, like a pot plant, a framed photograph and a scented candle, for example. Whatever your passion, let your imagination run wild and create a home that is a true reflection of who you are.

0800 000 525 | mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008)


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EVERY THING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TR ANSFORM A HOUSE INTO A H O M E . D I S C O V E R Y O U R C O L O U R P E R S O N A L I T Y, W H E R E T O L O O K F O R I N S P I R AT I O N , A N D W H O T O C A L L O N T O E X E C U T E Y O U R V I S I O N .

The stylish home T H E H O M E I S O N E P L A C E W H E R E W E C A N T R U LY E X P R E S S O U R S E LV E S . H O W E V E R , M A K I N G O U R M A R K W I T H O U R I N T E R I O R D É C O R C A N B E A D A U N T I N G TA S K . C R E AT I N G Y O U R O W N P R I VAT E S A N C T U A R Y I S S I M P L E W I T H T H E S E H E L P F U L H I N T S .

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NOWING WHERE TO start and being able to break it down into digestible, bite-sized chunks is tremendously helpful, as is being armed with reliable recommendations to guide you in the right direction. The three basic principles of design – function, mood and personality – provide a useful starting place when it comes to making detailed choices around each element. The elements that go into creating a harmonious interior scheme are long and varied, including: interior layout, flooring, wallcoverings, paint colours, textiles, fixtures and fittings, joinery, furniture, and, of course, the all-important finishing touches that soften the edges, like plants, art and collectibles. But, before you dive in the deep end, it’s crucial to recognise and explore your own personal taste. This way, when it comes time to begin enlisting the help of the professionals or when you embark on your project independently, you will have a clear vision of what you want to create. Gathering ideas and inspiration is the first step. Draw on your own personal interests to spark your creativity. If you love dining out, for example, cafes and restaurants provide tremendous fodder to fertilise your imagination. Once you’ve got a handle on what fires you up, the next step is to consider how you live and what you want your home to give you. While form is important from an aesthetic point of view, ultimately it is function that ought to drive decisions around the more practical aspects. However, real success on the home front is when there is a perfect synergy between the two. This is where enlisting the experts can save you time and often money in the long run – when their years of experience and arsenal of industry knowledge pays dividends. If you’re embarking on a renovation project or building from the ground up, calling on the expertise of a spatial designer or interior architect will pave the way for a successful outcome that will reflect your own unique style, while making your home the safe retreat from the world that we all long for.

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WARDROBE S

Maximising the functionality of your wardrobe space is effortless with the extensive product range and expert advice available from Simply Wardrobes. This Christchurch-based company provides the total package. From design, quote and supply, to full installation, their showroom features a full range of wardrobe displays so you can easily envisage what your new wardrobe will look like and how it will function. Simply Wardrobes offers three options to accommodate any budget, from the popular I-Robe system that fits behind doors or can be used as a walk-in wardrobe, to the more opulent Cabinet system made exclusively for walk-in wardrobes, and the Pole system for that minimalistic aluminium railing wardrobe. Plus, they have free-standing wardrobes, which are ideal for homes without built-in storage. Organising your linen is easy too, with Simply Wardrobes' exclusive linen storage system that is robust and simple to install, with custom-made sliding doors in a wide variety of finishes to choose from. Showroom guests receive a free measure and quote and a private consultation to discuss the best options to suit their individual needs. For customers wishing to complete the installation themselves, Simply Wardrobes can supply ready-made wardrobes (excluding doors) within three working days. For wardrobe systems and doors that are of superior quality that's affordable, visit Canterbury’s top wardrobe specialists at 381 Brougham Street. 03 379 0292 | simplywardrobes.co.nz

FLO ORS & WALL S

Offering a wide range of beautiful tiles from Spain and Italy, MO Tiles is a boutique tile store offering bespoke solutions. Because such exceptional tiles deserve an immaculate finish, MO Tiles project manage each job to ensure a quality result. Taking meticulous care in their application, which is finished by hand, their qualified team take great pride in a job well executed. 03 338 0155 | motiles.co.nz

DECOR ATION

Create a home to love at Corso Merivale. Right in the heart of Merivale’s boutique shopping precinct on Aikmans Road, Corso offers quality homewares and lifestyle pieces you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Add a touch of luxury with stylish cushions, throws, rugs, mirrors, lamps, glassware and ceramics. With a distinctly European flavour, Corso’s curated collection is made up of internationally recognised brands such as Missoni Home, Seletti, Bassike, Menu and Alessi, alongside home-grown designers and unique antique occasional furniture to help you create a home with heart. 03 355 4228 | corsomerivale.nz

TE X TILE S

Fabric House is the place to go for a wide selection of quality European textiles for the home. Manager Niki Smith personally selects fabric according to customer demand, and offers a ‘take home’ service where customers can borrow three-metre lengths of fabric to experiment with at home by draping them over furniture and against windows. For quality drapery and upholstery fabric that includes oilcloth, sheers and a wide range of linens at wholesale prices, visit Fabric House – relocating to their new location at The Tannery in June. 03 365 0172 | fabrichouse.co.nz M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8

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C R E AT E A N I M P E C C A B L E F L O O R -T O - C E I L I N G I N T E R I O R S C H E M E W I T H AN E XCEPTIONAL R ANGE OF TIMBER PRODUCTS FROM FORTÉ.

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S TIMBER FLOORING specialists with over 25 years’ experience, Forté offers over one hundred quality timber options that lend a touch of understated luxury and style to any interior décor. And, with a high degree of versatility, Forté’s products can be used not only on floors, but walls and ceilings, indoors and out. Introducing Forté’s outdoor flooring range, Millboard premium decking has been lovingly developed to authentically replicate the unparalleled beauty found in nature. After years spent perfecting a manmade alternative for outdoors, this collection offers all the beauty of natural timber minus the disadvantages of using a natural product. Each plank has been hand-moulded using genuine timber grain to recreate the look; and the non-slip, low-maintenance surface has been designed to resist algae, fading and warping. This product can be used as decking around pools, as well as for planter boxes and exterior cladding, and is available in two ranges: the Enhanced Grain range is

similar to the look of traditional timber decking, while the Weathered Oak range is moulded from railway sleepers to achieve a rustic look. Another new and exciting collection to join the Forté range is Urban Plank. Made from genuine European Oak with a unique, thin wear layer that delivers optimal durability to withstand the harsh New Zealand climate, it has been developed with affordability and the environment in mind. Available in eight fashion-focused colours, including soft natural grey and cool brown tones, it also comes with a 25-year residential warranty. One of the most popular ranges offered by Forté is the Manor Collection. Crafted from PEFC Certified Oak, a certification that guarantees the highest ecological, social and ethical standards, this specially designed collection has been developed to offer an array of styles, textures and colours, and can be laid in either a traditional or herringbone pattern. The raw, natural beauty of this particular product has been coated using a stylish matte lacquer, which is

NEW QUEENSTOWN SHOWROOM Following the success of the Auckland showroom, which opened in 2016, Forté is due to open its first South Island showroom in Queenstown this May. Visit 313 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton to peruse the full Forté collection, or browse online.

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warm underfoot and lends a luxury finish to walls. The Forté collections also include reclaimed wall coverings and reclaimed boat-wood for feature walls, as well as rough-sawn wall cladding and their soonto-be-released rough-sawn flooring range, Villa. 0508 35 66 77 | forteflooring.co.nz

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1. Tactile Ebony textured oak wall panelling; 2. Manor Atelier unfinished, custom finish engineered wood flooring; 3. Urban Plank New York engineered wood flooring; 4. Smartfloor Blond Oak engineered wood flooring; 5. Ultra Vintage Oak engineered wood flooring; 6. Millboard Decking Enhanced Grain Limed Oak.

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As Christchurch’s leading home staging company, Comber and Comber’s talent for staging and styling is highly sought after by Group Home builders, real estate agents, and homeowners alike. Transforming a lifeless empty shell into a show home that feels lived-in, real estate agent, Chris Lewis of Harcourts Holmwood knows better than anyone the value of professional staging. Chris says having a home beautifully styled – with just the right balance of personality and restraint – makes a huge impact on a home’s value. And, having used Comber and Comber’s services since the day they began, Chris speaks highly of the results their team achieves. Professional, passionate and efficient, with a quick turnaround time, Chris says he can’t fault their exceptional service. ‘Just seeing a property before and then after the Comber and Comber Stage It team have worked their magic, is quite staggering’, Chris says. 027 405 0287 | harcourts.co.nz

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Beautifully designed, custom-made joinery is one element that can be used to create a cohesive look for the modern home. Bespoke furniture pieces and built-in joinery designed by Comber and Comber are expertly crafted by the team at Joinery By Design. From kitchens and laundries, to bathroom vanities and walk-in wardrobes, to staircases, Joinery By Design's co-owner Evan McLachlan says he enjoys the collaborative process they have with Paula Comber and her team of experienced designers. Crafted in their modern factory with computerised machinery, Evan says traditional carpentry skills are still integral to the creation of each piece. 03 384 8461 | jbd.net.nz

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MODERNITY DEFINED A peaceful tree-lined street in Merivale sets the scene for a stunning contemporary rebuild by DJ Hewitt. WO R DS MA J K A K AI S ER

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ITHIN WALKING DISTANCE from Merivale’s boutiques and cafes, and with Hagley Park on their doorstep and the vibrant city centre a short stroll away, the couple were resolved to rebuild on the same quiet, leafy street that they had fallen in love with 26 years ago. Sadly, their 100-year-old villa was a casualty of the quakes; but the couple had a clear vision for something altogether different for their new home. Still keen to capture all the warmth and charm of their former abode, the couple say what they really wanted was the all-important ‘wow factor’ that their former home had lacked. By enlisting the talents of DD Architects to design their vision, and DJ Hewitt to bring it to fruition, that’s exactly what they got.

The homeowners gave Andrew Smithson of DD Architects a wide scope to express his creativity. His clients’ only request was simple: to create a modern and unique home that, while quite different in look to their previous home, would emulate its homely feel. Responsible for all planning, council consents, the design of the exterior and material selection, as well as the interior layout, Andrew worked closely with the homeowners to refine the design, with Daryl Hewitt and the engineers throughout the planning process, and with site foreman Noel Barnes throughout the construction phase. Enlisting DJ Hewitt to undertake their rebuild was a natural choice: the couple had worked with DJ Hewitt before; this was to be the pair's third home he

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would build. They felt confident in the abilities of the building team under foreman Noel, who has a wealth of experience running a building site. Responsible for keeping the momentum on any project, his job involved liaising with Daryl and the building team, the architect, interior designer, and numerous subcontractors, along with the clients, to ensure the project ran smoothly. ‘No problem was ever too big’, the couple say. ‘Noel and Daryl always found a solution that everyone was comfortable with, and we felt the team treated the building process with the utmost sensitivity and attention to detail, offering many valuable suggestions along the way.’ The greatest challenge they faced was the remediation of the land and the extensive RibRaft foundations required for the TC3 land. ‘We needed our home to be a safe haven’, the homeowners explain, so engineering experts Powell Fenwick worked with Andrew and Daryl throughout the design and building phases to ensure all the appropriate strengthening worked as it should. Powell Fenwick’s design ensures substantial bracing against wind and seismic loads, which included the use of timber framing, timber shear walls and steel frames. Their engineered design of the steel and glass staircase with a central spine also required special care and attention to ensure that it delivered the perfect blend of form and function. Andrew says the material selection for the exterior, which features a combination of composite and plaster panels, cedar, aluminium and concrete blocks, was driven by the desire to create a striking, low-maintenance home, while the interior palette was much more refined. The striking exterior uses a mix of natural and manmade materials. Vertical cedar weatherboard cladding was stained black to match the black aluminium panels, giving relief to the stark white concrete panels; while stack-bonded concrete block was used to construct the garage, adding another layer of interest to the monochrome colour palette. Rockcote Integra Lightweight Concrete Panels

ENTRANCEWAY Dark charcoal paint beautifully offsets the large pendant light and Aboriginal artwork, creating a striking impression at the home’s entrance.

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from Resene Construction Systems were used for their performance benefits and aesthetic appeal, and were applied by Get Plastered who ensured an immaculate finish. This high-performing plaster facade is a lightweight, durable and lowmaintenance cladding solution that provides the home with a weather-tight envelope, while offering remarkable acoustic benefits for high-density living. Tying the various cladding materials together at the relevant junctions presented the building team with another challenge, Noel reflects. Many mock-ups were created and refined long before construction began to ensure the junctions between

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The material selection for the exterior - featuring a combination of composite and plaster panels, cedar, aluminium and concrete blocks - was driven by the architect’s desire to create a striking, lowmaintenance home.

Working in close collaboration with the clients to achieve a harmonious interior décor, Melissa Merrin from Interiors by Lume brought her creative flair to the project. Offering invaluable guidance on the selection of colours, materials and finishes, each aspect was carefully considered. From the choice of suitable flooring, window treatments, lighting, bathroom fixtures and fittings, Melissa ensured their selections created harmony throughout. Creating a light-filled home that is modern, yet full of warmth, Melissa selected natural timbers and richly coloured textiles that add interest to an otherwise neutral palette. The entrance gives guests a striking first impression. Opting for a dark charcoal paint, Melissa says this choice beautifully offsets the large pendant light and the Aboriginal artwork. The greatest challenge Melissa faced was how to achieve an intimate feeling within a large, light-filled contemporary home. ‘We set about dressing the windows with soft linens, with either dense floral patterns or with beautiful textures, in conjunction with charcoal and midnight blue on selected walls, to define the different spaces within the all-white, open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas.’ All custom-made joinery and lighting was designed by Jeff Merrin at Lume Design. Supplying the highest quality lighting products to illuminate

‘Treating the building process with the utmost sensitivity and attention to detail, DJ Hewitt were always on hand to offer solutions.’

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an understated touch of luxury and elegance to each space. In keeping with the new home’s sleek minimalist design, Glassforce supplied and installed Glassforce 135 Square Anchors to support the frameless glass balustrade and the stainless steel handrail, while the Glassforce 125 Channel Balustrade was chosen for the landing and bridge. Glassforce also manufactured and installed the frameless glass shower enclosure, splashbacks in the scullery and laundry, and all bathroom mirrors. Nextdore assisted the couple with their choice of flooring, carpets and porcelain tiles in the powder room. Kennedy Point, an extra heavy-duty pure wool carpet from Cavalier Bremworth was supplied and installed in the living room, four bedrooms, the landing and the media room, while natural oiled oak

the home, and liaising with a team of skilled carpenters, Lume Design delivered bespoke lighting and elegant storage solutions for the couple. The expert craftsmen at Advanced Joinery manufactured and installed all joinery throughout the home. Greg Ayers at Advanced Joinery says he particularly relishes the opportunity to craft bespoke joinery for the whole home to create a cohesive look. ‘From the solid timber front door and stair treads, to the timber veneer shelving in the kitchen and scullery, to the custom-made vanities in the bathrooms, we thoroughly enjoyed working with Lume Design and were just as thrilled with the result as the owners.’ Renowned for their keen eye for detail, Advanced Joinery takes great pride in delivering individual solutions with impeccable quality and style. Greg says he especially enjoys collaborating with designers on high-end architectural homes, adding

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Continuing the neutral colour palette that runs throughout the home, a custom-made fabric headboard was designed by Interiors by Lume and crafted by Advanced Joinery.

timber flooring was used throughout the kitchen, scullery and dining areas. And, premium porcelain tiles from Porcelanosa were chosen to feature in the downstairs powder room. All other tiles featured throughout the home – indoors and out – were selected in private consultation between the couple and Interiors by Lume at the Brymac Tiles' showroom. Once the tiles were chosen, Brymac Tiles visited to assist the tiler in the installation process, ensuring precise placement of each tile. Finished with a super high-gloss polish, Ceramiche Piemme More Levagatto in pearl graces the master en suite, while the same tile in white was used in the main bathroom. JE Tiling was responsible for the immaculate installation of all tiles throughout the home. Owner Jeff Ellis explains that, with high-end architectural builds such as this, mitred edges are often called for, as these give a superior finish and are particularly good where natural tiles are used. Mitred edges demand a high level of precision since the alignment of tiles can’t be hidden behind trims. But, as Jeff says, when you consider the immaculate finish achieved,

such extra care and attention is ‘well worth it’. Tapware in both bathrooms are from the classic Vola range. Designed by Arne Jacobsen in the 1960s and made in Denmark, this striking, yet simple style has a timeless quality that sits comfortably within a contemporary setting. The sleek chrome wallmounted tapware is married with Apaiser basins in all three bathrooms, supplied by Oakleys Bathroom & Plumbing Supplies. The downstairs powder room features the Sanctum basin which mirrors the basin style in the main bathroom upstairs. This custom-made Apaiser vanity sits against a backdrop of Porcelanosa Belice Acero wall tiles supplied by Nextdore, while twin oval Apaiser Orbit basins make a statement in the master en suite. Craftsman Gas Services installed the two gas water heaters and the gas fireplace. Each gas water heater has wall-mounted digital temperature controllers offering greater control and economy to the couple – who can select their own preferred shower temperature. And the Escea gas fire installed uses cutting-edge technology for greater efficiency. Providing the couple with state-of-the-art audio-

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visual, Wi-Fi and security technology throughout the home, Assist Automation & AV used the Control4 smart home automation system. As one of the world’s leading home automation, security and audio-visual control systems, Control4 provides optimal performance and convenience. At the touch of a button, this system offers superior home entertainment that the homeowners relish, as do their grandchildren who love watching movies in their media snug. Active Refrigeration installed the Daikin air conditioning system, ducted and floor-mounted heat pumps, and the underfloor hydronic in-slab heating system for optimal comfort year round. All products were chosen for their reliability and energy efficiency; and, given the in-slab heating system is locally made, it is designed specifically with New Zealand environmental conditions in mind. ‘What we love most about our new home is the relaxed, warm feeling it has. The light-filled central hub, with its open-plan kitchen, dining and living spaces, caters for groups large and small, young and old, and makes entertaining a real joy.’ 40

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HEATING & COOLING Active Refrigeration 03 339 2617 activerefrigeration.co.nz INTERIOR DESIGN Interiors by Lume 03 377 7542 interiorsbylume.co.nz INTERIOR PLASTERING Broomfield Quality Stoppers 021 669 215 broomfieldqualitystoppers.co.nz JOINERY Advanced Joinery 03 348 7700 advancedjoinery.co.nz TILES Brymac Tiles 03 366 8187 brymactiles.co.nz TILER JE Tiling 027 228 0867


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With the help of restoration building specialists, BD Construction, this family of four now enjoys the riches of the past as well as the conveniences of modern technology. WO R DS & ST Y LI N G MA J K A K AI S ER

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but equally important was modernising the home to suit the needs of their family. Breathing new life into its weary bones, BD Construction was engaged to repair the substantial earthquake damage on the homestead and complete a major renovation that included a large extension to the rear of the property to increase the kitchen’s functionality. Miyamoto International (MINZ) was brought on board to undertake the structural design and to monitor the structural repairs. Liaising with the building team, the insurance company and the clients, MINZ was tasked with repairing the existing 100-year-old foundation, while applying current codes, updating the house bracing system to satisfy current standards, and strengthening the roof structure without removing the framing elements. Although maintaining the integrity of this historic home presented many challenges – preserving its colonial-style appearance while meeting the new post-quake codes of compliance – the skilled engineering team drew on their extensive experience with older building methods to deliver a structurally sound solution that never compromised the aesthetic. The first idea they had, to replicate the original timber foundation, was eventually thrown out in favour of a sturdy concrete pad. Removing the old timber floor, while holding the rest of the structure firmly in place proved the

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greatest challenge for the building team, says Project Manager, Barry Duncan. ‘With careful planning, though, we were able to ensure the integrity of the building’s structure while the new concrete foundation was poured.’ Stripping and repainting the original timber weatherboard exterior, a brand new Colorsteel roof was selected to match the new extension, transforming the tired carcass and returning this grand old beauty to her former glory. Inside, the defining element is the array of stunning luxury wallpapers that add personality to each room. Creating a statement in the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, bold patterned wallpapers were selected to form a colourful backdrop to the whiteware; and these also feature in the foyer, sitting room, kitchen, formal dining room and master bedroom. Paperhanger Kelvin Smyth prepared and hung the wallpaper throughout. Due to the long lengths of wallpaper – up to 4.5 metres – Kelvin says the greatest challenge he faced was judging the amount of time required to adequately soak the paper without distorting the patterns. But, with his 28 years of experience, he timed it just right for a flawless finish.

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Keeping authentic colonial features like the ornate architraves and decorative ceiling roses was ‘crucial’; but equally important was modernising the home to suit the needs of their family.

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Matching the fine craftsmanship of the family's forefathers, the expert machinists at Halswell Timber paid the utmost attention to detail to the original skirting boards and architraves, and meticulously replicated each profile. Halswell Timber owners Peter and Barbara Stuart explain that, as older houses are now less common in Christchurch, their work is particularly important when it comes to retaining the valuable character of such homes. Working predominantly with timbers native to New Zealand, they recreated the complex Rimu flooring in the kitchen extension as well as the ornate mouldings, which are typical of colonialstyle homes. With a number of historical renovation projects with BD Construction already under their belt, they say the high standards adhered to by the building company, together with the unparalleled skill of their craftsmen, has delivered stunning results they can all be proud of. The extension to the rear of the home has vastly improved the functionality of the farmstyle kitchen, which is now Charlotte’s favourite place to bake and entertain guests. Ryan's Kitchens and Joinery designed the space with

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From the curvaceous Burlington bath one can enjoy the bucolic views out across the neighbouring farms.

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Romey’s Garden wallpaper by Zoffany serves as a striking backdrop to the family living room.

specific areas of use in mind – such as the espresso station that sits in an alcove between the open-plan kitchen/diner and the scullery behind – and they created specific homes for appliances and shelving for preserves in the scullery. All kitchen joinery was painted using Resene Half Napa, which provides a neutral pairing with the subtle patterned cream and lime wallpaper, while black pressed tin tiles create a striking inset along the back wall. Country-style black handles were chosen to match the tiles, and a generous farmhouse-style sink offers a nod to the family’s long farming history. The deep Shaws Butler sink is paired with a pewter Perrin & Rowe Phoenician kitchen mixer, supplied by Oakleys Bathroom and Plumbing Supplies: Oakleys working in close collaboration with the couple and their interior designer to select fixtures and fittings for the laundry and both bathrooms as well. The downstairs guest bathroom features a Crest Lacunastone shower with frameless glass enclosure and a Michel Cesar vanity that pops against the

bright buttercup wallpaper; while upstairs, the family bathroom features a pair of Burlington Edwardian pedestal basins that complement the curvaceous Burlington bath, where one can enjoy the bucolic views out across the neighbouring farms. Energy Electrical used the new Iconic Series plugs and light switches from trusted Christchurch manufacturers PDL. A world-first, the PDL Iconic Series delivers cutting-edge technology that allows the user to configure all settings for light switches, heated towel rail timers, underfloor heating and hot water - all through a smart phone application. And, with smart Bluetooth dimming technology on all light fittings, as well as many more energy efficiency control systems, the couple now has the power to monitor their electricity costs and control the technology in their home. ‘BD Construction have lavished their time and patience on this project, one that has demanded a high level of sensitivity and reverence’, the couple reflect. ‘The blend we now have between old and new is pretty much perfect.’ Richard says that, although there were always

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going to be challenges on a renovation project of this scale, BD Construction was always on hand with a solution. ‘Every time they knew just what to do and how to do it.’ While there are some who build just for the money, the couple say they had a strong sense that ‘these guys do it for genuine love of the craft’, which made all the difference – not only making the journey a more rewarding one, but giving the family a home that has delivered ‘beyond [their] wildest dreams’. ‘We were thoroughly impressed with the high level of dedication of all involved’, the couple agree. ‘It really has been such a labour of love, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the result.’

INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT BUILDER BD Construction 03 348 6285 bdconstruction.co.nz BATHWARE Oakleys Bathroom and Plumbing Supplies 03 379 4750 oakleysplumbing.co.nz ELECTRICIAN Energy Electrical 027 241 2426 energyelectrical.co.nz ENGINEERS Miyamoto International 03 377 4095 miyamotointernational.co.nz FLOORING Halswell Timber 03 338 9199 halswelltimber.co.nz KITCHEN Ryan's Kitchens and Joinery 03 348 7921 ryanskitchens.co.nz PAPERHANGER Kelvin Smyth 022 379 6447

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HEN THE OPPORTUNITY arose to build right in the heart of the city, Chris and Christine Sweeney didn’t hesitate. And, with the design drawn up by their favourite architect, their decision to move to the city was an easy one. ‘Our only thought was, if not now, then maybe never’, shares Chris. Having already worked with Chris Prebble, Principal Architect at Three Sixty Architecture, on three previous building projects, the Sweeneys were confident their new central-city abode would deliver all they desired. ‘We were very taken with its impressive street appeal, and inside it is so spacious, filled with light throughout the day, and the outdoor

living on offer is just as we envisioned’, the couple share. Seizing the unique opportunity to design a pair of buildings on adjoining sites – unrestrained by recession planes between them – Chris Prebble created these two quietly spectacular ‘pod-like’ forms. Linked together by a glazed bridge, each home harbours ‘wonderful lofted interior spaces’ that are open and light-filled. Contracted to realise Chris's design was architectural building company ZBUILT. Specialising in high-end architectural and energyefficient homes, Managing Director Joshua Smith says their wealth of experience in these specific

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areas has delivered a pair of inner-city townhouses that offer exceptional style and energy efficiencies. Preparing the TC3 ground – which, Chris says, was ‘essentially a swamp’ due to its proximity to the Avon River – required careful planning. To create a stable foundation, 12-metre-deep screw piles were capped and attached to a Muscle Slab system, and to maximise the thermal performance of the heated floor extra underfloor insulation was added. Working within the confines of a compact inner-city site provided its own special challenges. Due to the limited space, Joshua says the project required careful planning in terms of logistics and the management of the numerous subcontractors involved. Overseeing the project, Joshua acted as the liaison between the various suppliers, subcontractors and designers, while keeping the clients abreast of any changes or decisions that needed to be made along the way. The arresting forms are wrapped in black Colorsteel, with a longitudinal standing seam that gives the profile a sharp minimalist finish and dramatic shading effects, and this is married with band-sawn vertical shiplap cedar to provide a striking contrast between the natural and manmade materials. Blending into the black roof, solar panels of the 52

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same colour have been specially designed by Air Con NZ. Due to the positioning of the neighbouring properties – meaning that one home receives only morning sun, the other only afternoon sun – Air Con NZ devised an ingenious practical solution to serve both. A somewhat unusual, but highly effective approach was taken whereby each home could use the energy generated by the other. This specially designed Photo Voltaic Generation System enables the homeowners of both homes to work in tandem – saving on bills, and able to sell any unused energy back to the power board. Inside the Sweeneys’ home, Fiona Renton from Sandalwood Design added her expert flair for colour and texture to complete the interior décor. From flooring and tiles, to kitchen materials, appliances and furniture choices, Fiona carefully considered each element to create a cohesive whole. Setting the tone for simple, modern living in a warm colour palette, Dulux Oamaru paint was used on walls in the home’s main areas, and to complement this hue Dulux Half Haast was used on all the trims and doors. ‘Owing to the different architectural planes in the stairwell, and the way the light bounces off the different angles, a variety of shades are naturally created using just one paint colour’, Fiona explains. Designed by the architect, and refined by Fiona

The Sweeneys say their slick new home is living proof that, with clever design and skilled workmanship, inner-city dwellings deliver the best of both worlds.

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to suit the couple's individual requirements, Gem Kitchens manufactured all joinery throughout the home. From the wall divider in the upstairs office, to the walk-in robes and bespoke bathroom vanities, to the kitchen and laundry, the fine craftsmanship of the team at Gem Kitchens brings an executive look to the interiors. A harmonious combination of materials was used in the contemporary kitchen. Specified by Sandalwood Design, a chunky Appaloosa granite countertop takes centre stage with a sleek white Caesarstone benchtop running parallel to it. These were teamed with glossy Dezignatek drawers and a mix of Prime and Bestwood melamine panels in white, while Tasman Elm veneer was used for the cabinetry and built-in shelving in the hidden pantry. And, for a touch of European luxury, quality fixtures from Blum feature on all doors and drawers, while twin Gaggenau ovens complete the look. Executing all tiling throughout the home, including the fireplace surround, MO Tiles took particular pride in laying the mosaics in the master en suite. Laying mosaic tiles requires the utmost precision – especially ones with a stony texture like these – and the experienced tilers from

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Illuminated by LED lights, by night the louvre roof makes a striking architectural addition to the outdoor entertaining area. And, the warm glow on the louvre blades adds to the cosy ambience created by the gas fire pit, which is made on the Gold Coast and available through Pioneer Pool & Building.

MO Tiles achieved a flawless finish that forms a glittering backdrop to the contemporary bath and custom vanity. The couple's favourite place to spend time is in their outdoor entertaining area. Completely secluded from their neighbours and sheltered on all sides, this is where they come to relax with friends, luxuriate in the spa, or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Originally designed to be a water feature only, the couple decided that ‘for the sake of another 800mm’, it was worth turning it into a lap pool – a size, they say, is ideal for inner-city living. It also provided Chris with the perfect opportunity to try out new products and equipment sold by his company, Pioneer Pool & Building. Always a logistical challenge when building on long, narrow inner-city sites like this, Chris says ZBUILT was instrumental in managing the delivery of materials and overseeing the positioning of the spa and palm trees that had to be craned in. By designing the outdoor area with the pool as a ‘continuation of the landscaping’, Chris says he and

Christine are particularly pleased with how it has all come together. ‘Even though it’s a very compact site, we have been able to comfortably accommodate everything we needed and wanted.’ Using a range of quality products from Pioneer Pool & Building, Chris says, together with his landscape designer friend, Chris Goom, they ‘pulled out all the stops’ to create the ultimate urban backyard retreat. Inspired by ancient building techniques and boasting greater energy absorption to prevent cracking, fibre-reinforced shotcrete was used to create the pool’s structure. Finished with glass mosaic tiles and interior polished plaster Durazzo, the lap pool is flanked by a polished concrete slab on one side, and a natural wooden deck on the other, which features a topof-the-range stainless steel spillover spa. Lowmaintenance, cost-efficient and extremely resistant, this stainless steel model from renowned Austrian manufactuer Berndorf is second-to-none, Chris says. Complete with coloured LED lighting, both the spa and the pool’s water feature come to life

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at night, bringing a heightened sense of drama to their beautifully landscaped outdoor area. ‘We love retreating to this secluded corner at the end of a long day to soak the stress away.’ Creating shelter from the elements, Louvre Solutions installed their own louvre system over the outdoor entertaining area. The Canterbury company engineers, manufactures and installs all their ranges, which can be customised to fit particular specifications. In this instance, given the long span of the proposed louvre roof, Craig explains that a bespoke engineering solution was devised to ensure the structure was strong enough to withstand wind and snow. And a powder-coated aluminium finish was selected so the louvre would blend seamlessly with the home’s contemporary architectural design. With a user-friendly remote, the motorised rotating blades are easily controlled to give just the right amount of shade and protection from wind and rain. And, with intelligent rain sensor technology, the couple's outdoor furniture is protected even when they're not at home. Reflecting on the final result, the Sweeneys say their slick new home is living proof that, with clever design and skilled workmanship, inner-city dwellings deliver the best of both worlds: easy access to the vibrancy of the central city, while providing a sense of seclusion and space.

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purely modern A secluded site in Merivale sets the scene for a sleek modern rebuild by Gregg Builders. WO R DS MA J K A K AIS ER

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between the various spaces, indoors and out. Involved from day one, Gregg Builders’ project manager Craig Wilson was responsible for overseeing the demolition of the original house, managing logistics of the various subcontractors, and liaising with the architect, designers and numerous suppliers. Once construction was underway, Craig met regularly with the homeowners to discuss progress, along with any issues to be resolved or decisions the couple were required to make. ‘It was an absolute pleasure to work with the couple’, Craig says; ‘being able to bring their vision to life was deeply rewarding’. The only challenge Craig recalls was the logistics of working within the confines of a back section whose only access was down a long driveway. Preserving the towering 100-year-old trees on either side required careful planning and management of large deliveries, and the choreography of crane sequences by Craig and his team. Providing the vast majority of building materials and hardware products for the rebuild,

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HEN ONE COUPLE’S grand Georgian-style home was rocked to its foundations in the 2011 quake, they had an agonising choice to make: move on or rebuild. Having lived on the peaceful tree-lined street for the last 40 years, the only choice they entertained was staying put and embarking on the daunting task of rebuilding. By enlisting Gregg Builders, whose acumen is backed by a wealth of industry experience, they received all the support and guidance they needed. Minimising any possible stress, Gregg Builders assumed responsibility for dealing with the insurance company; and, with their inclusive approach, the building team filled their clients with confidence in their abilities. While the insurance policy stipulated that the house be built like the original, due to post-quake building regulations, the only option that remained was to build something completely different. Keen to include modern technology wherever possible, the design brief was simple and allowed for the creative talents of the architectural and building team. The couple’s main requests were that their new home would be easy to live in, sit comfortably on the site, and offer effortless flow

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LIVING One thing the homeowner loves about her new home is the economy of being able to close off the living from the rest of the house.

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from timber frames and trusses to the exterior cladding, PlaceMakers Cranford Street is the building supplier of choice for Gregg Builders. With a longstanding relationship and collaborative approach, PlaceMakers say that site foreman Craig is always easy to deal with, and ensured this project ran smoothly. The exterior was clad using a combination of cedar weatherboard battens and Resene Construction Integra panels, which were finished with Rockcote plaster, while hardwood oak was used on the interiors, lending a beautiful warmth to an otherwise crisp white canvas. Delivering an immaculate finish on all plasterboard interior walls, Lance Ash Interiors also supplied and installed the ceiling battens and insulation that keeps this home warm and dry. Lance Ash Interiors' General Manager Graeme McErlich says the fix and stop work completed on the double storey void above the staircase, and the detailed trim work required on each tread, provided a rewarding challenge. Ensuring harmony throughout the home, Sockburn Joinery manufactured and installed all custom-made joinery as designed by the architect. From the kitchen, to the wardrobes, to the study, the impeccable workmanship of the joiners has seen this modern home furnished with functional storage solutions that exude understated luxury. The pared-back open-plan kitchen features a 62

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monochrome palette. Sporting sleek black granite countertops, the panels and doors were painted in Resene Half Black White with a medium gloss finish. To complement the uninterrupted lines of the architecture, aluminium extrusion handles were chosen and matched with a brushed stainless steel toe kick plate. And, for maximum ease of use, all drawers were furnished with superior Blum softclosing drawer mechanisms. Large format ceramic timber-effect tiles from Treverk were supplied and installed by Nextdore

– creating continuity between the open-plan kitchen and dining areas. For its practicality and warmth, the living room and all bedrooms were fitted with New Zealand-made Feltex Calluna carpet. The cut pile twist is beautifully soft; and, for optimum comfort and warmth underfoot, a premium foam cushion underlay from Hi-Life Elite was used. The perfect partner to high-end modern homes, the Fairview Architectural series was selected for all aluminium windows and doors,

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The pared-back kitchen features a monochrome palette with sleek black granite countertops and glossy white cabinetry.

Finding it difficult to choose a single favourite aspect, the homeowner says each and every room has something special to offer.

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supplied and installed by GA Aluminium. Their distinctive flat profile and contemporary clean lines complement this simple architectural form. With premium features, such as over-the-wall stackers and corner sliders with flush tracks on doors, the effortless indoor/outdoor flow the owners sought was achieved. Thrilled with the outcome, the homeowners say that they love the natural light that floods in through the vast north-facing glazing. ‘It’s so warm and sunny, and this new layout has a much better connection with the outdoor areas.’ With faultless communication, the homeowners say Gregg Builders dealt with any issues as and when they arose, which filled them with confidence and made for a stress-free experience. Finding it difficult to choose a single favourite aspect, the homeowner says each and every room has something special to offer. Best of all, though, is the north-facing aspect, with floor-to-ceiling glazing that offers peaceful views out over the established garden. ‘Sitting back from the comfort of my new home and being able to watch the changing of the seasons is quite magical.’

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HOMES VERANDA Zorro the cat relaxes on the verandah that Anina exposed again after decades as a sunroom. Her partner Michael is of Chinese descent – hence the shell chandelier and lion statues he added to the entrance.

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PERFECT BALANCE Old blends with new in this 160-year-old Victorian home nestled in the heart of Cape Town — packed with personal charm, French-Asian influences and lashings of luxe. WO R DS LO R I CO H EN

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HEN A SOUTH AFRICAN with French heritage, and her husband, a doctor, and health and wellness expert of Chinese descent, decided to renovate, it’s no surprise that the result would be unusual. Anina Malherbe-Lan and Michael Lan had been searching for a space in the city, which had two separate entrances and enough space to combine their home and Michael’s wellness centre and Tai Chi Studio in one property. A traditional Victorian house that had fallen on hard times, and was being used as a neglected guesthouse, proved to be the surprising solution for their blended home, says Anina. ‘The house had six bedrooms and six bathrooms. One room even had carpet on the wall!’ recalls Anina. The front was bricked and the veranda had been sealed off to create a sunroom. Anina, who says she has a ‘soft spot for heritage buildings’ chose to work with architect Chris Zimberlin of Limeline because of his experience with heritage properties. ‘Chris knew where to source things like missing shutters and who to use to recreate the traditional French doors’, explains Anina, who felt that taking the house back to its original architectural integrity, whilst modernising the interior, was crucial. The first task was to remove the glass panelled facade from the entrance to reveal the elegant

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pillars and welcoming veranda. It is here that you will find the first hint of the surprises that lie within – two imperial marble lion statues guarding the front door. These are an auspicious symbol in Chinese custom with powerful mythic protective benefits, explains Anina. ‘Michael’s only request for the interior design was that we adhere to the five principles of Feng Shui’, she explains. Gold, representing ‘metal’ in Feng Shui was a shade they were both comfortable with. ‘I love gold and fortunately it appealed to Michael as well’, Anina explains. Touches of it can be seen in the lighting, ornaments, wallpaper and details on furniture, but against the otherwise monochromatic palette it feels understated rather than brash. But it’s the walled garden in the conservatory (representing ‘earth’) that infuses the home with the most remarkable energy. ‘We wanted to bring a bit of nature inside and create balance within the

DINING Moroccan black and white tiles were laid to define a dining area in the conservatory. The graphic shapes are mirrored in the panels of the French doors, columns and wall mirrors. ‘At night it looks completely different’, says Anina. ‘I love the atmosphere when the sun goes down. The plants are lit up and we light a lot of scented candles, which I collect. It feels really mystical and magical.’ KITCHEN The kitchen is simple, modern and functional (‘We eat out a lot!’ laughs Anina). The original wooden floors were starting to look weathered, so were covered with a herringbone-design oak veneer floor. M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8

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Michael and Anina in front of their home in Oranjezicht, Cape Town.

hustle and bustle of the city’, explains Anina, who is patiently waiting for the trellising to be filled with foliage. Other nods to Feng Shui are the floors and French doors (wood) and water (a fountain is at the entrance to the house adjacent to the front door). The conservatory, which transformed an unused courtyard into an enchanting space, was a smart design decision that gave the couple more footprint to entertain and relax in. ‘Once we designed the Tai Chi studio, we were left with what we realised was quite a small living area’, says Anina. ‘It made sense to gain an extra room, and I love it.’ While Anina and Michael are avid weekend explorers of the Cape, her work, as founder and CEO of Vivid Luxury Communications Agency, keeps Anina dialled in to international trends. Her agency has represented some of the world’s top luxury brands over the years, such as Gucci, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Patek Phillipe, Belvedere Vodka and Hugo Boss. Anina says her love for luxury is not only reflected in her wardrobe, but also the interiors. She cites Philippe Starck, Eero Saarinen, Minotti and Kartell as some of her favourite furniture designers. Handpicked pieces can be found juxtaposed with inherited antiques – the open-plan living room/kitchen with its generous ceiling heights can comfortably house the fusion of styles. The couple married in 2014, which means they brought not only their different heritages to the home, but furniture they had collected over the years. How did Anina manage to blend these? ‘I just painted everything black’, she laughs. 70

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The en suite bedroom has doors that lead to both the lounge and conservatory. Anina says she wanted a cozy ‘cocoon-like’ space so chose charcoal carpets and luxe textures for the bed and headboard.


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HIS ARTICLE COMES with a disclaimer. As a family, the majority of our vegetables are delivered in a brown cardboard box every Sunday by Green Dinner Table, and on the odd occasion we forage for fruit in the residential red zone. Our own vegetable garden is bereft of diversity and bounty, with no evidence whatsoever of companion planting, crop rotation or double digging. As I ponder the value of creating a veggie patch and all the work it entails, I am on holiday in Kent staying with family. Perched on an outdoor chair, I marvel at the adjacent allotment from this sunny little corner of the garden; the same corner where I’ve watched Mr Fox – oblivious to property boundaries – wander through each evening on his way next door. Representing many years of tradition, sweat and toil in the endeavour of growing fruit and vegetables, all beds face the sun.

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Some are raised; others are not. Some have frames for runner beans and sweet peas; some are hooped and covered with shade cloth. A couple are over-spilling with leeks and silver beet – while easily grown here, there is only so much of these two that a family can eat. Sage, parsley and coriander – one herb that has perennially defied all my attempts to grow it – spill over an assortment of pots randomly scattered across the adjacent terrace. Sitting on the chair, with the allotment behind me, I reflect on a recent article I read. Sayed Azam-Ali, CEO of Crops for the Future, opines that, globally, there is a need to diversify agriculture beyond a few crops grown intensively as monocultures. Furthermore, he notes, as a global population, we are saturated with processed food products that are transported across the world. ‘If you eat, you are involved in agriculture – we don’t have to leave it to others to provide all our food from far away’, he says. In essence, he encourages city dwellers to contribute to a new kind of agriculture. For me, this resonates with the tremendous work Bailey Perryman and Fiona Hargreaves are doing in Christchurch with their project, Cultivate, which connects people through growing vegetables and fruit within urban plots in Christchurch. As they say, ‘local equals

fresh – produce that is handpicked from urban farms and delivered that day by bicycle’. Cultivate is a local manifestation of what Azam-Ali is striving to do on a global scale. It isn’t overly different to the Broomhill allotment; just like the beautifully tended vegetable and fruit gardens of my father, grandfather and many others, but at a community level. So, in times when food miles and carbon footprints are discussed between mouthfuls of kale and microgreens, knowing where our vegetables and fruit have come from and what has gone into them is becoming increasingly important. In saying that, it was not too long ago that we probably knew. At Rough & Milne we are witnessing a renaissance of the vegetable garden, although these days they are more commonly referred to as edible gardens or potagers. Seeing a few fancy lettuces, parsley or red beets amongst herbaceous borders is becoming an increasingly popular request in many a design brief. As I look longingly over the fence at the allotment, I am starting to visualise next season's edible garden and I am quite relieved that Mr Fox has yet to appear. 03 366 3268 | roughandmilne.co.nz


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SEASONAL ST YLING IDEAS FO R YO U R H OME + J ust as we start reaching to the bottom drawer for our cosy jersey and favourite pair of jeans, perhaps we should allow our living areas to do the same! Instead of having blankets and throws out on your sofa all year round, why not file them away until you really need them. Replace a light linen or cotton one with a thick woolly one for frosty nights. It does its job and visually looks cosier because of its texture. + Instead of replacing that white linen duvet cover why not slowly gather a range of bedlinen choices that reflect the feeling of each season. Keep your

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HE ONLY INTERIOR design book in our house when I was growing up was The Seasonal Home by Kristin Perers. The author offered a really rustic and romantic set of decoration ideas around transforming our homes in reaction to the changing seasons. It was bursting with changeable linen loose covers on sofas and open fires with artfully crumbling plaster surrounds. I mean, it looked stunning, but, alas, we don’t live in Italy. Aside from some of the inspiration the book offered, the actual concept of having a reshuffle and rotation of my homely contents for each season is actually very appealing. As Kristin states: ‘Let what’s going on outside influence what’s going on inside.’ We all feel the itch for a Spring Clean, but have you considered a deliberate Autumn Nest? I believe a level of this happens with little consideration! Coats and gumboots start fighting for space at the back door and log burners change from a great spot for a pot plant to the human, pet and clothes drying centre of the universe. Speaking from experience, as the resident of a charming, but freezing Christchurch villa, interior furnishings have both a physical and psychological warming effect. With this in mind, I started pondering some more ideas to shift our spaces from static to seasonal, just like Mother Nature. studiohome.co.nz

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lights and brights for the summery months and swap out for deeper tones, plush velvets and chunky texture to layer for the cooler ones. Let’s face it: a heavy winter bed is a good winter bed. + T  ake stock of how you use your rooms differently each season. Perhaps your sofa could move in front of that sliding door to capture the lower winter sun, then back again to make way for your summer foot traffic. Maybe you can position your armchair with more of a focus on the fireplace this season, to turn its back on it for a sunnier aspect later in the year. + J ust as we recognise the arrival of spring with the first bunch of bright yellow daffs on the table, why not instil some year-round symbols of the season. The autumn months offer us big branches of golden leaves, rose hips and seed heads, all of which can be just as enticing to display as summer blooms. Over winter have go growing hyacinth bulbs on a bright sill using a special bulb vase. It’s addictive to watch the process!


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ITH THE DAYS growing dimmer and the nights drawing us indoors, now is the time to create slow dishes using beautifully made earthenware. Harking from the Andes of Colombia, a unique, handcrafted collection of cookware has been created, striking the perfect balance between style and functionality. Made from coarse dark grey clay with a glazed terracotta finish, each piece is moulded by hand using traditional techniques, and polished with semi-precious stones to give every piece a beautiful natural patina. This traditional South American collection is ideal for food preparation, cooking, serving and eating from. Safe to use in the oven, on the stove, in the microwave and under the grill, all pieces can be used over direct gas, on the barbeque and even on an open fire. With a wide choice of pieces on offer, from plates and dishes, to tagines and paella pans, there’s something for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Silk takes indigo dye on beautifully and, as it’s quite a fine fabric, it also works well with this 'arashi' style of tie-dyeing. The more the fabric is scrunched down the tubes it’s wrapped around, the better! You will need

how to

dye Japanese style

+ Two pieces of silk, each measuring at least 62.5 x 62.5 cm

+ W hite household vinegar

+ 45 cm plastic tube, 8 cm in diameter

+ L arge sheet of newspaper

+ String

+ Pencil and ruler

+ Prepared indigo vat

+ Scissors

+ Rubber gloves and apron

+ Sewing machine

+ Bowls for soaking and rinsing

+ Basic sewing kit

+ Washing detergent

+ 45 cm cushion inner

Instructions 1. Tie and dye the silk fabric (refer to abodemagazine. co.nz for instructions). When dry, carefully iron the silk on the correct setting. 2. Fold the newspaper into four. Using a ruler, mark the paper at several intervals 23 cm from the centre. Cut along these marked points and open the newspaper out to create a large circle. 3. Pin the pattern onto one of the pieces of silk and cut out. 4. Fold the second piece of silk in half. Fold the paper pattern in half and place it on the folded silk, 10 cm away from the folded edge of the fabric. Pin in place 5. Starting from the folded edge of the fabric, cut out the elongated semicircle shape. 6. Now cut along the folded edge to create two elongated semicircles and sew a double 2.5 cm hem along both straight edges. 7. Place the hemmed pieces on top of the circle of fabric, right sides together, and with the hemmed edges overlapping. Pin in place.

MASTER THE ART OF INDIGO DYEING WITH THESE S I M P L E S T E P - B Y- S T E P T E C H N I Q U E S F R O M N I C O L A G O U L D S M I T H ' S N E W B O O K , S H I B O R I, A N D C R E AT E UNIQUE PIECES FOR YOUR HOME.

This edited except is from Shibori: The art of indigo dyeing, by Nicola Gouldsmith, photography by Gavin Kingcome, published by CICO Books, and available in all good book stores.

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A class act THIS YE AR HER ALDS E XCITING NE W DE VELOPMENTS FOR THE ARMSTRONG MOTOR GROUP - WITH THE LAUNCH OF A BR AND NEW LUXURY PICKUP TRUCK AND THE OPENING OF THE AMG PERFORMANCE CENTRE.

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REAKING GROUND IN January this year, New Zealand’s second AMG Performance Centre is under construction and due to open in mid-June. And, joining the modern new building, the existing Armstrong Prestige dealership at 6 Detroit Place will undergo a complete transformation to reflect the new Mercedes-Benz corporate image. To be launched at the end of June 2018, Armstrong Prestige Christchurch presents the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Designed to bridge the gap between the Mercedes SUV range and high-performance commercial vehicles, this is the first dedicated pickup truck to join the range. From the mechanics to the aesthetics,

the X-Class employs many Mercedesspecific features and technologies for optimal performance power on- and off-road, while delivering luxury appeal inside and out. The classic ladder-frame chassis with a multi-link rear suspension has been finely tuned for on-road comfort. And, to give the driver total control when adapting to changing terrain, the new model retains the dynamic drive selection from the SUV range, which effortlessly oscillates between eco, comfort, sport and off-road modes. Discover the world of Mercedes-Benz and the new X-Class model at Armstrong Prestige Christchurch today. 03 343 2468 | armstrongprestige.com

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Type

Pickup truck

Production 2017-present Assembly

Barcelona, Spain

Class

Mid-size luxury pickup truck

Layout

Front-engine rear-wheel-drive Front-engine four-wheel-drive

Doors 4 Engine

2.0 L M274 I4 (gasoline) 2.3 L YS23DDT I4-T (diesel) 3.0 L OM642 V6-T (diesel)

Transmission 6-speed manual 7-speed automatic Wheelbase

3,150 mm (124 in)

Length

5,340 mm (210 in)

Width

1,920 mm (76 in)

Height

1,819 mm (72 in)

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PLACES WE LOVE Step inside a world of wonder with our picks for places to visit this month

KO H A F I T N E S S 4 8 H E R E F O R D S T R E E T, CHRISTCHURCH

Staying in shape needn’t be a chore. You can now look forward to your workout with renewed enthusiasm at Christchurch’s newest premium fitness centre right in the heart of the city. The moment one steps foot inside Koha Fitness, the difference is clear. Experience a world where state-of-the-art fitness technology helps you train faster, smarter and better. Their friendly staff provide a welcoming and comfortable environment where the fun factor is paramount. Kitted out with all the high-tech gizmos and top-ofthe-line machines, you can catch up on episodes of your favourite TV show on your own personal screen while you burn calories. Track your fitness with a handy smart phone app inside and away from the gym, participate in your choice of virtual classes, and receive a complimentary workout programme tailored to achieve your fitness goals. Get a new lease on life and improve your wellbeing while having fun at Koha Fitness. 0800 KOHAFIT | kohafitness.co.nz

T H E FA B R I C O F S O C I E T Y 1 5 C O R O N AT I O N S T R E E T, RANGIORA

Formerly known as Femme de Brocante, The Fabric of Society in Rangiora has seen big changes over the past few months. With a brand new name to coincide with a newly expanded showroom, this home décor destination now boasts a separate paint room and more space for an even wider range of gifts and homewares. Their latest shipment of international fabrics has been the biggest and best yet, offering an eclectic selection of styles, colours and patterns in beautiful natural fibres to make drapes, blinds and cushion covers, and to transform tired furniture pieces. A meeting place for those seeking décor inspiration, their collection includes paints, textiles, custom-made cushions, lamps, furniture – both old and new – and all the finishing touches that make a house a home. From scented candles, to inspiring interior design books, to unique designer gifts, The Fabric of Society team offers valuable guidance in the showroom on fabric choices and combinations, as well as in-home consultations at a small charge, which is deductible from a fabric purchase. 03 310 7635 | thefabricofsociety.co.nz 80

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S H O T OV E R J E T 3 ARTHURS POINT ROAD, QUEENSTOWN

For a thrilling ride through breathtaking scenic canyons, the Shotover Jet in Queenstown offers the ultimate jet boat experience. Speeding through narrow canyons, the Shotover Jet offers a front-row seat to some of Queenstown’s most majestic vistas. Worn away over the ages by the torrent of flowing water, magnificent canyons have formed, creating a stunning backdrop for an exhilarating ride. Promising high octane thrills from the moment the accelerator hits the floor, the experienced operator puts the state-ofthe-art Big Red Jet Boat through its paces. Skimming across shallow waters at high

speeds around crags and boulders, and whipping past rocky outcrops through the spectacular Shotover River Canyons, 360 degree spins are all part and parcel of this thrilling water adventure. Captivating 3 million people since 1965, the Shotover Jet is an awardwinning company that has helped put New Zealand on the global tourism map. Operating in an exclusive area of the Shotover River, the Shotover Jet has combined a classic New Zealand invention with the Kiwi spirit of adventure. Now an intrinsic thread in our cultural tapestry, the Shotover Jet has taken jet boating from its humble beginnings to become one of New Zealand’s most iconic ‘must do’ visitor activities. Guaranteed to be a memorable experience for the whole family, and under ten minutes’ drive from Queenstown, this adrenalin-fuelled adventure is not to be missed. 0800 SHOTOVER | shotoverjet.com

Fun facts! 1965

Harold and Alan Melhop launch Shotover Jet Services with a Hamilton Jet 41.

1970

Company name changes to Shotover Gorge Jet Boat Ltd.

1975

The first of the revolutionary Big Reds introduced, launching the trademark tiered seating.

1985

Jet boat fleet converts to LPG fuel and granted sole concession in the Shotover Canyons.

1990

Queen Elizabeth II visits.

1993

NZ Tourism Awards – winner Supreme Award.

2001

First of the Shotover Twins Fleet to introduce twin engines and carry 14 passengers.

2014

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, ride Shotover Jet.

2015

Shotover Jet celebrates its 50th anniversary of continuous operation, the first commercial jet boat operation in the world to reach this milestone.

2018

PM Jacinda Ardern visits to see T10 - industry leading new sustainable jet boat.

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THE GOOD LIFE A life well lived is a life worth living

READING NOOK

FA S H I O N S TA KE S Considered design For something a little leftfield to adorn your person and home, contemporary jewellery and object gallery The National offers cutting-edge creations, which subvert the norm, as well as timeless pieces with a contemporary twist. Showcasing the talents of established icons and emerging shining stars of the contemporary jewellery world – from New Zealand and around the world – The National is the place to find something truly unique. Choose a special gift from their inspired collections or commission a one-of-a-kind piece. thenational.co.nz

Antipodean bedwear

This Is Home: The Art of Simple Living

Lounge around in luxury with the latest limited-edition sleepwear collection, The Winter Pyjama Party, from General Sleep. Designed to be worn in bed and around the house, this super-soft brushed cotton range will only get more comfortable with age. For men and women, the range comprises a unisex trouser, classic pyjama set and sleep shirt. generalsleepstore.com

by Natalie Walton Hardie Grant Books

Discover how to decorate purposefully using your values to create an authentic home filled with meaning and joy. Step inside 15 diverse homes from around the world to see how their unique idea of happiness is reflected in their surroundings.

Artist Series Blankets Renowned for their quality designer textiles, ZigZagZurich has released a new collection of super fine cotton towels and blankets for 2018. From Pop Art to the Bauhaus movement, this bold series has been created by artists and designers around the world whose creative flair knows no bounds. zigzagzurich.com

Perfect English Townhouse by Ros Byam Shaw Ryland Peters & Small

From the eccentric and eclectic to the sophisticated and contemporary, timeless English decorative style is put under the microscope. Glean valuable insights through various case studies of Georgian, Victorian and modern townhouses, and pick up a few great design tips along the way. 82

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WI N W I T H A B O D E ! Pushing the envelope with traditional choral music, Christchurch-based vocal group Atlas Voices offers a fresh perspective on this musical genre. Witness their musical prowess at their upcoming concert, Momentum, on Sunday 27 May at 2:30pm, at Knox Church, 28 Bealey Avenue. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/ abodemagazine) to win a free double pass, or book your tickets at atlasvoices.nz.


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All the way from Covent Garden, London, a refreshing take on non-alcoholic spirits has finally arrived. We are smitten – not only with the drop-dead-gorgeous package design, but the fact we can enjoy many delicious glasses while keeping a clear head. ballantynes.co.nz

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Healthy helping hand 1. Verso Antioxidant Turmeric Booster; 2. Fernz Firming Face Cleanse & Stem Cell Rejuvenating Face Mask; 3. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara; 4. Too Faced Chocolate Gold Bronzer; 5. Eve Lom Kiss Mix in Demure; 6. Aesop Skin Purifying Cream Cleanser, Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant, Aesop Skin Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream; 7. Ashley & Co Lip Punch; 8. Mecca MAX Eyeshadow (Showbiz & Wait List); 9. Bobbi Brown Highlight & Glow Shimmer Brick Palette.

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ILAM FLORIST

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With beautiful blooms to suit every momentous life occasion, Ilam Florist caters to your every floral whim. When words just aren't enough, Ilam Florist's team of passionate floral stylists can create stunning arrangements bursting with fresh, seasonal flowers. Offering same-day delivery within Christchurch, you'll also find the perfect gift, greeting card and homeware accents at 203 Waimairi Road, or simply order online.

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THE FABRIC OF SOCIETY

thefabricofsociety.co.nz Formerly known as Femme de Brocante, The Fabric of Society has extended their Rangiora showroom to showcase their wide selection of fabric, paint, homewares and occasional furniture, both old and new. A meeting place for those seeking décor inspiration, their textile collection encompasses an eclectic mix of styles, colours and patterns in beautiful natural fibres to suit every home.

CORSO MERIVALE

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corsomerivale.nz

Embarking on a home decorating project but experiencing a colour conundrum? Resene's experienced colour experts are on-hand to help you successfully select colour combinations that reflect your personality in your home. Book a free in-store consultation, or make an appointment with a Resene colour expert to visit you at home – where they can help you with your Resene paint, wood stain and colour choices inside and out.

Merivale's iconic boutique for quality designer homewares exudes luxury and enduring style. With a distinctly European influence, Corso's carefully curated selection of ceramics, glassware, furniture, clothing and jewellery makes them a top design destination amongst the style-savvy of Christchurch. For exquisite lifestyle pieces that make a life well-lived well worth living, visit Corso Merivale today.

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The Ballantynes homewares department has temporarily relocated in preparation for its rebuild. Just a short walk from the City Mall store, Ballantynes Home Edit store is now on the corner of Dundas and Colombo Streets. A hub of design inspiration, you’ll find the hottest trends and highest quality products, from luxurious linens to innovative kitchen equipment.

COCO GIFTS

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cocogifts.co.nz

Revitalise windows with new drapes and give tired furniture a new lease of life with drapery and upholstery fabric that includes oilcloth, sheers and a wide range of linens at wholesale prices. In addition to their quality European textiles, they also offer a beautiful selection of cushions and throws. Relocating to The Tannery in June, Fabric House is expecting their biggest shipment yet.

Offering a gorgeous selection of global homewares from the likes of Citta Design, CC Interiors, French Country, Le Forge, Maytime and OneWorld Collection, Coco Gifts has the perfect finishing touches to transform your house into a home. Delivering the highest level of customer service, the team enjoys sourcing extra special gifts for weddings and décor accents to complete your interior spaces.


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GEORGE & EDI

BRYMAC TILES

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For a gloriously fragrant home, George & Edi offers an exquisite collection of perfumed soy candles, tea lights, reed diffusers and room sprays, as well as a delicious range of crème perfumes made from soy, beeswax and coconut oil. Handcrafted in their Wanaka atelier, George & Edi infuses a sense of luxury to the everyday. Buy online or from selected stockists nationwide.

In operation for over 40 years, Brymac Tiles has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to draw on. Offering an extensive range of luxury European tiles made from longlasting materials, at the best prices, Brymac Tiles provides a professional installation service that guarantees quality workmanship every time. Visit their showroom at 42 Durham Street for all your interior and exterior tiling solutions.

THE CLEVER DESIGN STORE

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Introducing the award-winning pendant collection [C2m] from Gant Lights. Designed and handmade in Berlin, these elegant pendants crafted from Italian Carrara marble and copper make a striking statement over a long dining table or kitchen island. Visit The Clever Design Store for their inspired selection of beautifully crafted furniture, lighting and homewares designed to complement the modern home.

Design, curation and collaboration define Paper Plane. Situated in the creative mecca that is Mount Maunganui, their comprehensive online store offers a unique home and lifestyle collection. From New Zealand-made contemporary furniture and handcrafted ceramics, to European utilitarian homewares, Paper Plane promises to pique your curiosity and satiate your creative consciousness.

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TAILORMADE SPACE

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ARTISAN

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For stylish, bespoke interiors, Tailormade Space works with you to create your unique space. With a passion for uncompromising quality, Tailormade Space offers a choice of affordable packages or can customise their services to suit each individual project. Offering creative flair together with innovation and industry knowledge, they work alongside a diverse range of suppliers and craftspeople to deliver exceptional spaces.

Natural fibre sisals are not just beautiful in look and feel, but are also hard-wearing, anti-static, anti-allergenic and have insulating qualities that reduce noise. Install wall-towall sisal carpets or have a rug custom-made to add style to your interior spaces. Visit the Designmade showroom at 400 Barbadoes Street to view the extensive sisal flooring collections from Artisan.

BLUM

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Clever kitchen design calls for the perfect marriage between form and function. Esteemed for its faultless engineering, Blum drawers and pull-outs are especially designed to bear heavy loads, while top quality motion technology enables effortless daily use. Experience the full range of Blum hardware, which includes door hinges and overhead cabinet lift systems, alongside a range of storage solutions in their Woolston showroom.

Step inside the newly transformed warehouse that is GM Hair Gallery. With 30 years' experience in the industry, styling hair for the world's biggest fashion shows, Mike and Glynis Hamel create magic for their clients from this stimulating space. For a unique and inspired approach to hair, visit their new location at 300 Cashel Street.

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Venetian Plaster Shop NZ import lime and marble plasters direct from Italy. We are sole distributors in New Zealand for Giorgio Graesan and Friends, Milan, who are the No.1 brand in the world! We also have our own application company, ensuring you receive the outstanding results that are possible with our products. You won’t find finishes like these anywhere else! Visit our showroom at 32 Stanley Street (Opposite The Colombo) Email: hello@venetianplastershop.co.nz Tel: 03 377 6616

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Made to measure ABODE’S ARCHITECTURAL EXPERT GREG YOUNG OUTLINES T H E B E N E F I T S T O W O R K I N G W I T H W H AT Y O U H AV E T O C R E AT E S O M E T H I N G A LT O G E T H E R B E T T E R .

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HILE THE BUILDING industry in Christchurch typically goes through phases, the demand for alterations is now on the rise as the number of rebuilds declines. The ultimate form of upcycling, making improvements to the house you have, rather than pulling it down and starting over, is a much more environmentally responsible approach. Embarking on a renovation project is not only better for the environment, but also presents the ideal opportunity to rectify certain aspects that don’t work and to incorporate creature comforts for modern living. To achieve optimal results, however, takes more skill than starting with a blank canvas – from both a design perspective and with construction. Choosing the cheapest options when it

comes to design and construction often backfires, resulting in higher costs. Cheaper solutions can also pose problems down the track when it comes to selling your property. The earthquakes have provided us with sobering lessons regarding the tragic consequences when precautions are ignored. A myriad of complications must be addressed before proceeding to ensure your alterations stand you in good stead for years to come. Think about how different construction techniques and materials perform in earthquakes. Take heed of how ground conditions have changed since the earthquakes, which often affects the foundations and ground improvement techniques used. Note how planning rules have changed from when the

house was originally built. And, recognise how floor levels may have changed due to land subsidence and increased flooding risk, which may require elevating the floor height of an extension so it remains level with the existing house. As far as style is concerned, the rule of thumb is to either match the extension to the original home’s style, or to make it completely different. Depending on the project, either approach can be used. Throughout the various architectural periods there were different priorities – which influence how we now live. Villas are a classic example where the streetscape was paramount, and harnessing natural light was completely ignored. As a result, in some cases a renovation involves completely reorganising a home’s layout, moving kitchens and knocking down walls, in order to maximise light and optimise how we live. If you’re looking for designers, building companies and the various sub-contractors required to carry out your alteration, experience is critical. Having hands-on knowledge of the techniques required will guarantee the best result. 03 384 7879 | young.co.nz


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Design, Detail & Performance.

Master Builder: Frost Builders. Master Plasterer: Redrock Plastering Ltd.

In a world of ever changing values, there are still some things upon which you can rely. One of these is that Resene Construction Systems will continue to strive to produce the most innovative, performance based coatings and façade systems that we possibly can, whilst ensuring the professional skills applied to install our systems are the very best available for our clients. We are renowned for our paint and colour systems and now the Resene Construction Systems division offers the premium ROCKCOTE plaster façade systems, such as INTEGRA lightweight AC concrete and GRAPHEX thermal envelope façade systems. All of which are fully BRANZ appraised and incorporate the latest dry cavity technology. Resene Construction Systems - setting the industry benchmark, whilst protecting their clients most important investment – their home. .

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Abode Issue 35 May/June 2018