INTERIOR I D ENTITY
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Contents HOMES 58
Open home The sense of space in this house made it a must for its owners â€“ all it needed was a few tweaks.
Within these walls Set in a palm-studded garden, this Auckland abode is sanctuary and social hotspot in one.
Plot twist This familyâ€™s story just goes to show we should probably never say never.
Factory setting A plant-filled atrium turns an industrial building in Copenhagen into a tranquil home.
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Scout & about Attention, shoppers!
Bookmarks Your other favourite reads.
Trend alert Smooth mauve.
Curated colour Luxe paint ideas.
Kids’ trend Tutti-frutti finds.
Current mood Autumnal all the way.
Buyer’s guide Hot seats.
Three ways with... ... a spacey pendant light.
Paint project The board-and-batten efect.
Style your space Behold your dream bedroom.
Store profile Frances Nation.
Artist profile Grace Wright.
Award winner Lisa Baudry.
Well & good Life’s simple pleasures.
Sense of home With This Is Home.
Garden profile Paradiselost Gardens.
Design destination The Budapest Café.
Last word Natasha Murray.
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I almost can’t believe it’s been nine months since I wrote my last editor’s letter, but here we are! I’m back from maternity leave and enjoying immersing myself in the wonderful world of interiors again – rather than just the interior of my own home. Although I may have been away from my desk for a while, design considerations have never been far from my mind. You really do learn to value both the form and function of the objects you use every day when you’re trying to use them with a baby tucked under one arm. I also became much more aware of the clutter we surround ourselves with, and took the opportunity to redeﬁne my interior style to strike a better balance between chic – and practical – minimalism and family-friendly cosiness. Back at the oice, the team and I decided it was time to give homestyle a bit of a rejig too, beginning with a fresh look for our cover, designed by our art director, Juliette. We made a few other tweaks as well, including the addition of a new ‘People’ section. We’ve always championed local creatives, and wanted a dedicated spot in which to showcase their talents. Turn to page 47 to see the inspiring stores and studios we’ve found for you this issue. So here’s to a new start, a new look and a new season ﬁlled with trends to try, tastemakers to follow and tips for expressing your individuality at your place! Take our ideas and make them your own for a home that’s truly you.
LOVING RIGHT NOW…
Alice Lines, @alice.lines Various velvets at marthas.co.nz. Rust, nectarine or brick?
Family mealtimes at my place with our new Ercol Romana table from goodform.co.nz. These luxe house slides from juliettehogan.com. The beautiful bedrooms styled by Sam van Kan and I for In Your Dreams (page 38).
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Portrait: Wendy Fenwick
An autumnal vignette spotted at designer Lisa Baudry’s West Auckland studio (page 54).
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Paper lantern, $7, wahlee.co.nz. Stackable vase by Madam Stoltz, $39, superette.co.nz. Mantis floor lamp, $2469, tessuti.co.nz. Mini Drum ottoman, $495, meandmytrend.com. Atlas Beni Mguild rug, $4995, thevirtue.co.nz. Very Big Fiddler potted plant, $200, silllife.co.nz. Rose Cockatoo framed print, $418, pomegranate.com.au.
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Style your space
Turn to page 30 for regular favourite ‘Three Ways With’, in which our out-of-this-world hero piece illuminates a trio of sophisticated scenes.
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STYLE —— Shop
Scout & about We’ve been shopping for your home.
ART THERAPY Visually strong yet so soothing, textile designer Emma Hayes’ wall murals make a mood-altering statement. Pictured are Bloom (below), which can be installed with the detail at the top or bottom of the wall, and Tussock (right) – both of which are also available as framed artworks (see page 20). emmahayes.co.nz
YOU DECIDE Run by Daniel Kamp and Brandon Aitken, Auckland design and production lab White Light uses 3D printing technology to create customisable pendants. Their Layer collection comes in several shapes and forms, or you can buy the individual components and do your own thing. whitelight.site
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Words: Philippa Prentice
New from Jiho Yun and Sam Choi of Walk in the Park (read all about them at homestyle.co.nz) is this curvy kauri, walnut, maple, ebony and tulip tree mobile. Including renewable plantationgrown wood, it began as a sketch by Jiho, then was translated into this stupefyingly beautiful object by woodturner Sam. It’s exclusive to Wellington’s Best Wishes.
SOFT SPOTS Youâ€™re Welcomeâ€™s Amy Howell is a cushion connoisseur. Prepare to develop a thing for her latest collection, Light Up, which is a bit 80s and takes comfort to the next level with extra layers of texture in the form of padding, quilting and foam piping, all hand-crafted in Amyâ€™s Auckland studio using locally sourced fabrics.
REST & PLAY Netherlands-based Forestrywoolâ€™s blankets blend the best of the Scandi aesthetic with lambswool grown here. Weâ€™re rapt with their graphic look â€“ and theyâ€™re organic too. We recommend cosying up with one at the first sign of autumn, or draping it across two chairs to make the ultimate blanket fort. forestrywool.com
POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME Cave in to your sweet tooth with Kip & Coâ€™s First Light, a bedding, clothing and accessories collection flavoured with the candy-floss colours of a pale sunrise. Also incorporating richer tones like cinnamon and petrol blue, the vibe is playful and boho â€“ or you can style plainer pieces super-simply to create a serene sleep sanctuary with satiny, velvety hints of glamour. kipandco.com.au
STYLE —— Bookmarks
Top shelf Your other favourite reads.
Hanging Kokedama by Coraleigh Parker, published by Jacqui Small, $45.
IN BRIEF The Flower Expert by Fleur McHarg, published by Thames & Hudson, $55. Thanks in part to having a form of synaesthesia that puts her in a unique position when working with colour, Melbourne-based Fleur has excelled as a florist for 25 years; her clients include Chanel and Hermès. Here she divulges everything she knows about creating next-level arrangements. Farmlife, published by Gestalten, $95.
ABOVE Tropical plants make spectacular kokedama. Keep them in tip-top shape with regular misting and soaking. TOP RIGHT A pair of flowering Odontocidium orchids makes a striking statement in a bedroom.
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All that pre-packaged food in our trolleys has us pretty disconnected from its origins, so we welcome this book, which takes us back to the beginning via conversations with growers, beekeepers, foragers and the like around the world. Their stories are paired with illustrations and recipes, creating a visual and literal feast.
Words: Philippa Prentice. Hanging Kokedama photography: Larnie Nicolson
The word ‘kokedama’ describes both the thing and the art of making the thing: potless plants growing in a special soil mixture bound by moss and string. This new book (with photography by homestyle contributor Larnie Nicolson) tells in impressive detail how to achieve the intentionally imperfect yet undeniably beautiful results, in a process that turns out to be fun and also relaxing, as the wrapping part is very meditative. We’re taught how to give all kinds of plants – succulents, ferns, herbs and even trees – the kokedama treatment. Pick the appropriate types for use inside (try making a wall hanging with several tiny cacti) or out (picture a massive Monstera deliciosa dangling from the roof of your porch), and go to town with this manual as your faithful guide.
Use the free Fairview five-step guide at fairviewwindows.co.nz/guide to kick-start your next project, or head to fairviewwindows.co.nz for more inspiration.
STYLE â€”â€” Trend alert
Get a mauve on g it Adopt this colour quickly and easily by mixing nely. with aubergine accents, as in this look from Lon
CLOCKWISE FROM MIDDLE Polly top, $240; Eddie pants, $325, lonelylabel.com. Parison pendant light by Cheshire Architects for Resident, $1280, simonjamesdesign.com. North bowl, $21, boconcept.co.nz. Handmade bud vase, $45, babelogue.shop. Wrap vessel, $55, formantics.co.nz. Bloom framed artwork by Emma Hayes, $1650, emmahayes.co.nz. A&C duvet cover, from $249/queen, alexandcorban.co.nz. Bottle grinders by Menu, $139/set, paperplanestore.com. Crown chair by Massproductions, $2371, simonjamesdesign.com. Melt candleholder, $40; dining candle, $6; Meloria Classic ball candle, $60, cittadesign.com. Amethyst crystal, $139, superette.co.nz. Goat Fur cushion, $105, partridgedesign.co.nz. Linen cushion, $99, boconcept.co.nz.
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Curated colour —— DULUX
Dulux colour specialist Davina Harper shows how to bring no-holds-barred glamour to your ‘good’ room, or the ones you use every day.
COLOURS TO TRY
Styling: Bree Leech. Photography: Lisa Cohen. Colours shown as close as possible to actual paint colour. Confirm your choice with Dulux colour chips, swatches or sample pots
We may be living in high-tech times, but our hot romance with the past shows no sign of cooling. In fact, thanks to the gadgets in our hands, many of us are more familiar with the aesthetics of yesterday’s iconic looks, artists and designers than ever before. Drawing on the glamour of days gone by, this scene from the 2018 Dulux Colour Trends collection shows how rich colours in the Reﬂect palette – including 70s-esque hues that channel Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year, the blue-based purple Ultra Violet – can be used to create a moody scheme that includes grey-purple, deep blue and maroon.
This colour series has an old-world elegance to it that makes it ideal for a room in which luxury reigns. Metallic accents really pop against these shades and help to reﬂect the light. Ofset your dark choices with white window frames and doors, or paint your mouldings the same colour for a bold, contemporary interior statement. Want to test these hues at home? Visit dulux.co.nz to order free large colour swatches.
Dulux St Clair Quarter
ABOVE Walls and trims in Dulux Rongotai and Dulux Nugget Point, door in Dulux St Clair Quarter.
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STYLE —— Kids’ trend
Soul food Bump up their ive-plus a day with a cornucopia off creatively ti l nourishing i hi accessories. i
TOP, FROM LEFT Banana pillow, $149, thingindustries.com. Fruit Loop garland by Meri Meri, $30, sm mallacorns.co.nz. Fruit Friends plate, $18, and Pear & Melon com nnylife com au Brazen Pear print, print from $14 Fruit Friends tumbler, $17, by Buddy & Bear, thegatheredstore.com. Watermelon rattle drum, $22, sunnylife.com.au. $14, mini-kubo mini kubo.com. MIDDLE, FROM LEFT Banana cushion, $100; Fruiticana strawberry toy, $92; Fruiticana pineapple toy, $83, fermliving.com. Caravan cot by Kalon, $1495, naturebaby.co.nz. BOTTOM, FROM LEFT Fruity pillowcases, $59/pair, gormanshop.com.au. Watermelon Eco lunchbox by Sunnylife, $24, greyandwild.com. Coloured Counting flash cards, $26, dappermrbear.com. Sign Baby chair by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for MDF Italia, $620, matisse.co.nz.
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BOCONCEPT â€”â€” Current mood
Darkness falls Ready for something a bit more atmospheric ater all that sun? Dress your home for autumn with BoConcept, in dusky colours and enticing textures that draw you in and invite you to stay. ST YLIN G
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Current mood —— BOCONCEPT
FROM TOP LEFT All from boconcept.co.nz: Ditto magazine holder, $159; Fargo corner sofa, $10,882; Leather cushions, $229 each; Velvet cushion, $139; Sheepskin throw, $359; Northern rug, $2819; Lugo coffee tables, $739 and $1819; Icing vase, $99; North bowl, $125; Bouquet print, $839; Leather cushions, $229 each; Kuta floor lamp, POA; Monte chair, $6629. OPPOSITE, FROM LEFT All from boconcept.co.nz: Black Salt artwork, $389; Stockholm lamp, POA; Wire stool, $339; Icing vase, $99; Adria nesting tables, $669; Twist vases, $109 and $115; Reflection vase, $125. BACKDROP (throughout) Walls in Resene Aubergine, resene.co.nz. Sherwood vinyl flooring by Polyflor, $50/m 2, flooringxtra.co.nz. Flowers stylist’s own.
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Start with the W A L L S
Filled with fantasy and beautiful artistry, this stunningly fresh collection is anything but garden variety.
Waverly Garden Party is available from all leading wallpaper stockists. #WeLoveWallpaper
Buyer’s guide —— STYLE
Weekend plans Plant yourself on one of these hot seats and commit to taking a load off.
N EUTRAL G E AR CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Fusion daybed, $2349, boconcept.co.nz. Originals loveseat by Ercol, $1795, goodform.co.nz. Baenk bench by Woud Design, $1350, capricho.co.nz. Tate daybed, $1895, meandmytrend.com. Originals Studio daybed by Ercol, from $5295, goodform.co.nz. Croisette bench by Fermob, $1390, jardin.co.nz. Rem daybed, $1795, joryhenley.co.nz. Align daybed by Menu, $4800, partridgedesign.co.nz.
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STYLE —— Buyer’s guide
LUXE LAZIN G CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Arcade daybed by Simon James, from $2760, simonjamesdesign.com. Adelaide sofa, $7099, boconcept.co.nz. Mono daybed, $2195, meandmytrend.com. Ruché sofa by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset, POA, domo.co.nz. Time Out daybed, $1295, joryhenley.co.nz. RD Half sofa, $2750, douglasandbec.com.
Stack it your way with Lundia. Lundia’s ecobox storage is one of the most versatile, modular units we’ve ever created. -iiVÌvÀ>À>}ivÃâiÃ>`wÃ iÃÌ}iÌ truly organised and stack it your way! U Easy to assemble & relocate U Tool-free assembly & adjustment U+ÕVEi>ÃÞÌÀiVw}ÕÀi U >ÌÕÀ>ÌLiÀ>Û>>Li>À>}ivwÃ iÃ
0800 860 460 lundia.co.nz Showroom : 71 Felton Mathew Ave, Glen Innes, Auckland
IDEAS FOR LIVING www.ideasforliving.co.nz There are a few things that light me up in my work and in design generally. Obviously aesthetics are a huge attraction, but ever since designing my ﬁrst kitchen I have been enamoured with anything that surprises with its functionality. Real ‘James Bond’ stuff where televisions are revealed out of cabinets or doors seamlessly glide over the face of their neighbouring panels. Anything that adds functionality, but in a really considered and surprising way, was what I have always wanted to know about. Now to be working with the world leader in this type of technology for the home - from kitchens to cupboards, wardrobes to entertainment area - I feel grateful that I now have the inside info on all of the latest and coolest ﬁttings for designers and home owners alike, and I can share them now, with you. For more information visit our website. w. orl orliving.co.nz v
Darren Palmer Interior Designer, TV Presenter & Author
STYLE —— Three ways with
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A UFO-esque pendant lights the way in these modern spaces with a classic slant and major style cred.
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PH OTO G R APHY Wendy Fenwick
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DINING BACKDROP (throughout) Walls in Dulux Blue Rhapsody, dulux.co.nz. Status vinyl flooring in Stylish Concrete, $56/m2, flooringxtra.co.nz. FROM LEFT Cuba vase, $369, boconcept.co.nz. Cesca chairs, $400/set, babelogue.shop. Tulip dining table, $999, freedomfurniture. co.nz. Art bowl, $239, boconcept.co.nz. Model 2065 pendant light, $1595, goodform.co.nz. Curve buffet, $899, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Temuka vase, $95; agate bowl, $80, babelogue.shop. Red Earth artwork by Georgie Hoby Scutt, $1360, bellehawk.com. Donut vase by George Sand Studio, $110, georgesandstudio.com. Victorian stool, $75, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Como velvet in Wheat (used as curtain), $54/m, marthas.co.nz. Flowers stylistâ€™s own.
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STYLE —— Three ways with
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ABOVE, FROM FRONT LEFT Totoki rug, $4319, boconcept.co.nz. Sphere occasional table, $249, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Arch chair, $3960, douglasandbec.com. Prince velvet (used as curtain), $54/m, marthas.co.nz. Svelto open shelving by Ercol, $1795, goodform.co.nz. Victorian ink wells, from $20 each, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Speckle Stoneware vase, $42, tessuti.co.nz. White Glaze vase, $45, babelogue.shop. Amethyst Point crystal, $89, superette.co.nz. Model 2065 pendant light, $1595, goodform.co.nz. Mags sofa by Hay, $8107, cultdesign.co.nz. Velvet Rough cushions, $169 and $139, boconcept.co.nz. Pom Pom cushion, $139, superette.co.nz. Ridge artwork by Georgie Hoby Scutt, $270, bellehawk.com. Weave Velvet cushion, $56, partridgedesign.co.nz. Books stylist’s own.
OPPOSITE, FROM LEFT Kilim rug, $325, babelogue. shop. Zigzag cushion (on floor) by Hart, $210, partridgedesign.co.nz. Blanket Stitch cushion, $79, superette.co.nz. Female Nude artwork, $499; Velvet cushion, $90, alexandcorban.co.nz. Round Velvet squab by Klay, $150, tessuti.co.nz. Linen quilt, from $580, threaddesign.co.nz. Vintage Liberty cushion, $169, everyday-needs.com. Linen cushion, $168, partridgedesign.co.nz. Model 2065 pendant light, $1595, goodform.co.nz. Blue & Burgundy Glazed vase, $95; Cream Ceramic pedestal, $85, babelogue.shop. Flowers stylist’s own.
Three ways with —— STYLE
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RESENE —— Paint project
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Paint project —— RESENE
Better shape up
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Bring the best of the past into the present with a boardand-batten effect. We’ve enhanced the throwback feel with a tonal colour palette straight out of the 1970s.
PH OTO G R APHY Wendy Fenwick
THE STYLIST SAYS...
BACKDROP (throughout) Wall in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Calico, Resene Dark Buff, Resene Twine and Resene Rusty Nail; battens in Resene Woodburn; plinth in Resene Twine; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Parchment, resene.co.nz. OPPOSITE, FROM TOP LEFT Cream Tassel cushion, $25; Antique Kilim cushion, $95, babelogue.shop. Berber Knot Savannah rug by Armadillo & Co, from $1725, theivyhouse.co.nz. Head of David sculpture, $650, myexhibition.co.nz. Terracotta jug, $60, babelogue.shop. The Thinker vase, $60, myexhibition.co.nz. Alpine corner sofa, $5499 (with ottoman), freedomfurniture.co.nz. Cognac cushion, $168; Weave cushion, $51, partridgedesign.co.nz. Offset coffee table, $2670, simonjamesdesign.com. Studio Pottery dish, $60, babelogue.shop. Handprinted artwork by Chelsea Wrightson, $270; Misty Old Seascape with Mountains artwork, $65, myexhibition.co.nz. Sheepskin, $535, partridgedesign.co.nz. Toetoes stylist’s own. THIS PAGE, TOP RIGHT Italian-ish torso, $110, myexhibition.co.nz.
Resene Dark Buff
To create these Mondrian-style painted wall mouldings, choose a swatch of harmonious hues from the Resene Multi-finish range. Pick a mid-tone plus colours that are lighter and darker, then step outside that to select an even deeper shade for your battens.
Ensure the result is pleasing to the eye by painting side-by-side shapes different shades.
Your horizontal battens can double as picture ledges. Consider the hues in your artworks when deciding which colour to paint the shapes behind them.
Bring a shade off your wall into the room with a painted plinth that elevates homeware to sculpture status.
To keep this look sophisticated, opt for flooring, furnishings and accessories that are a paler, more neutral expression of your wall’s colour palette.
Resene Rusty Nail
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CITTÀ —— Style your space
In your dreams No more wishing your bedroom was heavenly – let’s start making it so. We’ll begin with the key building blocks.
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Style your space —— CITTÀ
The overarching look for bedrooms this season is clean and serene – classic layered linens styled with plump pillows and velvet cushions. The main decision you need to make is whether to spice things up with paprikas and plums or keep it cool with greens and blues.
COSY & WARM Enhance the serenity. In the name of good sleeps, take a minimalist approach with your bedroom furniture to reduce the visual noise. Doing away with any unnecessary clutter and simplifying the styling will also help to create a space that’s dedicated to rest. Get a head start. An upholstered headboard increases the comfort factor, particularly if you enjoy propping yourself up in bed with a book, the paper or your morning emails. It can also function as a beautiful statement piece that eliminates the need for artwork above the bed. Just add accents. Neutral-coloured bed linen will work from season to season as a base for your bedroom look. Dial up the heat by adding cushions and, when the weather turns, a throw in rich autumnal tones – the perfect match for dried floral arrangements.
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CITTÀ —— Style your space
BACKDROP (throughout) Woodland vinyl flooring, $50/m2, flooringxtra.co.nz. Rice linen fabric (used as curtains), $42/m, marthas.co.nz. Dried floral arrangements, POA, markantonia.com. FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Grid wool throw, $179; Fable oak armchair, $890; Grid wool linen cushion cover, $69.90; limited-edition Botanica print, $189, in Oak Edge frame, $159; Oak Edge frame, $89.90 (dried flowers stylists’ own); Handwoven rug, from $490; Compound bedside cabinet, $990; Handblown tealight holder, $29.90; Endicot vase, from $59.90; Mesh linen-blend tea towel, $24.90; Cork Round tray, $29.90; Piuma creamer, $14.90, teacup and saucer, $29.90/set, and teapot, $64.90. ON BED, FROM TOP All from cittadesign.com: Quilted reversible bedhead, from $1490; Linea linen cotton pillowcases, $69.90/pair; Sove chambray linen pillowcases, $79.90/pair; cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90; Mia embroidered linen cushion cover, $59.90; cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90; Linea cotton fitted sheet, from $169; Linea linen cotton flat sheet, from $169; Sove chambray linen duvet cover, from $319; Purl Knit wool throw, $239. RIGHT, FROM TOP Oku light shade, from $84.90; Aqua bottle, from $59.90; Marble bowl, $29.90; Hut Low stool, $320, cittadesign.com. Pocket Parfum fragrance, $40, curionoir.com. Velvet house slides, $229, juliettehogan.com. Book stylists’ own. PREVIOUS PAGE, TOP Jewellery (in bowl), meadowlark.co.nz. PREVIOUS PAGE, BOTTOM LEFT Shift floor lamp, $459, cittadesign.com.
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CITTÀ —— Style your space
COOL & CALM Get fresh. Subtle stripes meet hero shades in this ultra-calming space, where pale bed linen is layered with pillows and cushions in watery and herbaceous hues. Natural wood and sheer curtains are a beautiful backdrop to this look. Love it and leaf it. Prepare for early mornings and evenings to become your favourite times of the day, thanks to the shadows of potted and cut foliage on your walls. Create this dreamy scene with a mix of plants of various shapes and sizes; variegated leaves will add interest during daylight hours. With your pots and vases, aim to complement your bedroom’s colour and material palette, but keep it simple so the spotlight stays on the foliage. Raw, natural ﬁnishes such as terracotta and stone are great for texture. Select the right side effect. With your bedside tables, take a realistic view; they need to function efectively, so be clear about your needs. Where you like to have a place in which to stash books, night cream and bed socks, drawers will be helpful; where you only require a surface for an alarm clock and a lamp, opt for a simple side table or stool.
IN IT TO WIN IT Show us how you style your sleep space and go in the draw to win a $1500 voucher from Città. Just follow @homestylemag and @citta on Instagram, then style, snap and share with #cittahomestyle.
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CITTÀ —— Style your space
FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Cotton velvet cushion cover, $44.90; Weight side table, $659; Aqua bottle, from $59.90; Pandanus long flat purse, $27.90. ON BED, FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Linea linen flat sheet, from $169; washed velvet pillowcases (sage and teal), $89.90/pair; Pearl cushion cover, $89.90; cotton velvet cushion cover, $49.90, Sove linen pillowcase (striped), $69.90/pair; Sove linen duvet cover, from $229; Resort linen bedspread, $399. RIGHT, FROM LEFT All from cittadesign.com: Linear Grid side table, $440; Shift table lamp, $289; Riley mug, $16.90; Harvest planters, $59.90 and $119; Segment mirror, from $139; Compound sideboard, from $2890; Marble box, $44.90; Punched leather wallet, $119; Gaussian 3-tier vessel, $149; toolbox by Vitra, $69.90; Harvest planter, $159.90; Florence leather tote, $199; Diamond hand-knotted wool rug, $490. Women’s wool sneakers, $160, allbirds.co.nz. Books, plants, cosmetics and fragrance stylists’ own.
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I. DRIED FLOWERS
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Everything Tessa Peach stocks in her Christchurch shop is top quality, useful and made in New Zealand. Flip to see more of what she likes overleaf.
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PEOPLE —— Store profile
Real character Tessa Peach’s shop has a family name on the sign and good oldfashioned values at its heart. WO RD S
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Why not have a homeware store that’s like a classic corner grocer’s, so shoppers can choose quality goods made by local producers from natural ingredients for their homes as they might their stomachs? Interior and event designer Tessa Peach couldn’t help but wonder, and the upshot was the opening of her first shop, Frances Nation, in Christchurch’s recently restored Arts Centre. GOLDEN OLDIES Tessa (top right), who grew up coming to the Arts Centre regularly and working in the on-site market, says she loves her upstairs possie. “The Gothic Revival-style windows let in good light and the thick stone walls mean the shop always feels temperate and calm.” Frances Nation was her grandmother’s name, and was also given to Tessa as her middle names. “It’s oldfashioned, I guess, to have a family name on the sign, but I like it. I think Frances Nation as proprietor fits the style of the store.”
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So Tessa, what do you stock? I scout out quality, useful, New Zealand-made wares – from tool boxes and potato mashers to ceramics and fire pokers. They come from all over the country and it’s quite an eclectic arrangement that’s continually in development.
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FOLKS’ TALES Tessa does a lot of road tripping around the country to find and meet talented artisans. “I care about every aspect of an object’s production, so meeting the maker and going to their workshop is really important. All my makers have an interesting story to tell and their lifestyles are usually as special as their products. I often share their stories with my customers over the counter.”
What kind of vibe have you tried to create for customers? The shop’s layout mimics that of a traditional general store. It has ﬂoor-to-ceiling shelves stacked with goods, a long central table for a rotating display and two counters – one for wrapping and one for displaying soaps. I styled and designed the interior myself – including the ﬂoor, shelving, counters and lighting – and there are also a few pieces I inherited from my dad’s craft jewellery business. I remodelled his old market stand for the central table and use his steel paper roll and concretebased cellotape dispenser. This is a well-curated shop, but it’s quite full and not too fussy, and there are always new things to ﬁnd. The tactility of the goods is a big part of the experience, and smell has become an important aspect too – people spend a lot of time picking things up and sniing them! It turns out that when you choose to sell a lot of natural products, the smell of them all combined is gorgeous. Do you have a daily routine in the store? Running a shop is so busy and varied – there are always diferent deliveries, diferent shoppers, diferent weather. I quite like it when it’s raining, as people tend to take their time and the light inside is really wonderful. If I’m out of the shop, I’ll usually ﬁnd some excuse to hit the road to collect something for the shelves – maybe some local honey. Do you have any advice for shoppers on choosing and using handcrafted objects? Nothing is too good to be used – enjoy it. If it’s a special hand-blown drinking glass, put some gin and tonic in it. If it’s a beautiful candle, admire it, then burn it! Shop slowly and thoughtfully, and invest in quality. Buy with the long term in mind; a lot of goods could last a lifetime and be something for your kids to treasure. Ask lots of questions when buying too – don’t be shy, get fussy and get educated. How much of your stock heads home with you – is your place the bestdressed in town? Well, my ﬁancée – textile artist Emma Fitts – and I are in the middle of renovating, so our house is currently full of ladders and paint tins. But I can’t wait to ﬁll it with all the lovely things I’ve found. I like to know my products well, which is a great excuse to own everything in the shop. francesnation.co.nz homest yle 49
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Rolling in the deep
Like standing at the foot of a mountain, Auckland artist Grace Wright’s twisting, turning paintings make you feel grounded yet draw you right in.
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PEOPLE —— Artist profile
Lately, artist Grace Wright has been interested in painting as kind of a spiritual experience, and her large-scale works certainly do urge you to expand your mind a bit. They’re a continuation of an ever-developing style that began to emerge in her fourth year at Elam School of Fine Arts, when she says she let go of using images of the body and instead began to paint “a sense of bodiliness”. Auckland-based Grace says that for her, painting is about creating a meaningful and physical experience in the digital age. “I’ve been working at a larger scale so that the audience can stand in front of a painting equal to or bigger than the size of their body that draws them in and at the same time returns them to a state of being present and engaged in the now.” Grace, we love your colour combos – what attracts you to this palette? Creating contrasts in my work helps convey a sense of dynamic force within the picture plane. They make it twist and pull, and surge in and out. I use bright, crystal-clear jewel tones and ofset this clarity with dirty, ‘ugly’ colours. I also create contrasts by painting some colours in gloss and others in matte. How do your works come to life? I start by hand-stretching the canvas, and then build the grounds in curving shapes with gesso [a surface primer]. This creates a contrast in the way the colour acts when it’s painted over top, either sucking into the raw canvas or gliding over the gesso. I never know what the ﬁnal painting will look like because each gesture or block of colour I add is informed by the layer beneath it. In this way, each work has its own character, because it references itself. Last year, you were selected for Hawke’s Bay gallery Parlour Projects’ first residency, for which you created 52 homest yle
an 11 x 6m work. Now you’re set to exhibit with them as part of the Auckland Art Fair in May – what will you be showing? I’m excited to be exhibiting a new series of paintings measuring 1.2 x 1.5m. In these works, I’ll continue developing the concept of artiﬁcial space within the picture plane and using contrasting colours, lines and curves to create the sensation of falling into the painted surface. Outside of art, what inspires you? I’ve recently returned to contemporary dance, and being able to express myself through movement and music is having a positive efect on my work. Real moments of transcendence are inspiring for me and I often ﬁnd them in music – like being at a gig and hearing a certain sequence of chords that elevates your soul. gracewright.net; artfair.co.nz
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SQUIGGLE TOPS A typical day in the studio for Grace, who’s also studying part-time towards a Master of Fine Arts, sees her arrive early and work solidly all morning, music on, stopping only for a coffee. “I’m a morning person, so I try to arrange my day so that I paint when I’m fresh, then stretch canvas and gesso in the afternoon,” she says. “Time spent in my studio is a really physical experience for me and I love the labour of it.” The playful nature of Grace’s artworks is reflected in the names she gives them, including Sweet Sixteen (above), Much Ado About Something (top right), Hearing Damage (opposite, top, left) and Head Over Heels (opposite, top, right).
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PEOPLE —— Award winner
Natural selection We talk rainforests and robin-egg blue with the winner of Bolt of Cloth’s annual textile design competition, Lisa Baudry. INTERVIE W
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Having grown up an arty kid, Lisa Baudry saw her first ‘real’ painting (with brushstrokes, not a reproduction) when she was 17, on a class trip to an art school. It made a big impression and there was no going back – she was hooked. Lisa, how did you come to be working as an illustrator? After studying graphic design, I got jobs painting ceramics and working as a designer for Auckland’s Lopdell House Gallery – now Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. I took on my first commercial graphic design role in my 30s, then went on to establish my own studio, doing illustration and graphic design for a range of clients. When my daughter
Award winner —— PEOPLE
RIGHT & OPPOSITE The winning textile designs have been translated onto linen-blend cushion covers by Bolt of Cloth. Lisa wears a skirt by Beth Ellery; she designed the manuka flower print exclusively for the fashion label. BELOW Lisa spends a lot of time working with black ink. “I like the gradation of tone I can get, and it’s also perfect for scanning to convert to digital art. My digital tools are as essential as my traditional ones. I work up a lot of painterly textures and use them in conjunction with drawing and ink work.”
was born, I took a break, then moved into editorial illustration and home décor design when she started primary school. What types of jobs are you usually commissioned for? Most recently I’ve had some editorial commissions through local magazines and worked with a publisher doing their book covers and design work. I’m also starting to get opportunities to design prints for use in apparel and home décor. What was your inspiration for the Wilderness collection you created for your Bolt of Cloth Textile Design Awards entry? Mostly New Zealand rainforests. There’s a stand of bush at the
end of the road I live on, so I took a few leaf samples, then painted them in my studio. Our own native garden was also a source of inspiration – one of the coprosmas I walk past daily features in the collection. Did your drawings have to evolve much to work as textile designs? The collection I submitted was slightly diferent, with more coral and salmon pinks. Bolt of Cloth know what their customers like, so this helped guide the ﬁnal colour choices. We printed samples of a number of designs and colour ideas I had, then chose colours their customers love. Apparently robin-egg blue is very popular; in fact, a room in my own house is painted in Resene Robins Egg Blue
from one of the Karen Walker collections, and I never get tired of it. What projects do you have coming up? There are new fabric designs in the works, which is very exciting. I’d love to develop more textile collections and I dream of one day working with some of the big names in fashion. I made a painting of a butterﬂy wing two years ago that was almost exactly the same as a print Marni had in their Fall 2016 collection, so I took it as a sign to keep going in this ﬁeld. I hope to exhibit at some textile and design trade shows in Europe in early 2019 and see where it leads me. lisabaudry.com; boltofcloth.com homest yle 55
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Luxury meets laid-back in this multifaceted family home, which takes indoor-outdoor flow to the next level. Join us for the tour on page 72.
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OPEN WO RD S Claire McCall
PH OTO G R APHY Gina Fabish
The sense of space in this New Plymouth house made it a must for its owners â€“ all it needed was a few tweaks.
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It’s been a decade-long debate in the Newbold household: whether to paint the distinctive red brick that makes up the bulk of their home’s structure white – or not? The solidity of the brick was just one reason the New Plymouth couple was attracted to this property Paul Newbold describes as “a 60s/70s mash-up”. Long and rectangular, both ends of the original house had already been added on to when, nine years ago, the pair ﬁrst navigated the long driveway to the unremarkable rear entrance. Fleur Yiannett-Newbold remembers the day well. “This house was such a surprise: it opens up as soon as you walk in. The living area and kitchen in the centre of the layout have big pitched ceilings, which give it a lovely sense of space.” The suburb of Strandon is close to two city beaches and a seven-minute drive to the CBD, but the clincher was the tennis club right next door. “There’s no fence between our garage and the court – it feels kind of like it’s ours,” says Paul. With two growing sons, the spacious four-bedroom home with one wing 60 homest yle
for children and another for adults was an immediate ‘yes!’ The couple made some changes almost at once, with a can or two of Resene Quarter Villa White at the centre of the transformation. The ‘white-out’ included painting over the peach-toned kitchen and dining area, the deep-green living room and the dark-stained beams on the ceiling. Then they turned their attention to the exterior weatherboards. Little wonder the red brick is now also in the ﬁring line. New curtains and blinds were next on the list, and carpet for the living room. Since the dining zone was already carpeted, they needed a match, so they became super sleuths, and after some research managed to track down the supplier, who had just enough of that style left in his warehouse for the job. With the basics of redecorating complete, the Newbolds could focus on the furnishings. “Over the years we deﬁned our style and we certainly had an end picture in mind,” says Paul. Many pieces ﬁt the mid-century mood of the architecture, while other design touches have 70s provenance, such as the
ABOVE & OPPOSITE RIGHT Among the mid-century pieces Paul and Fleur have incorporated are the George Nelson Saucer Bubble pendant light in the dining area and the sideboard from Wellington furniture store Stacks in the entrance hall, atop which is one of Fleur’s beloved birds – this one’s from Vintage Industries. Paul is a keen photographer and framed here is an image of Beco do Batman, a famous alleyway of street art in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that he took on a visit last year. OPPOSITE LEFT Potted plants are integral to every room, and the entryway too. “I’d buy a plant a week if I could,” says Paul.
THE PROJECT Pastoral carer Fleur Yiannett-Newbold and her husband Paul Newbold, buyer and head roaster for Ozone Cofee Roasters, renovated this four-bedroom home in New Plymouth for themselves and their children Theo (20) and Kosta (17).
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DINING Beside the secondhand kauri table hangs an original Whites Aviation photograph of Kaikoura. OPPOSITE The new kitchen features a simplified layout and restrained colour palette of timber, green and white. The existing wood panelling was removed and the original floors now complement the cabinetry. The Corian benches are set on a timberclashed substrate to add warmth and character. The Dome pendant lights are by Monmouth Glass Studio.
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rice-paper orb pendant in the living room and the kauri dining table bought on Trade Me. Cofee buyer and roaster Paul makes regular trips to plantations in Central and South America, which Fleur, who loves colourful, artistic textiles, sees as prime opportunities to put her orders in. Some imports include vibrant table runners, ceramic cofee cups and a statue nicknamed ‘Guadeloupe Mary’ which inhabits an alcove in a sideboard made by a joiner friend. In the living area is a magniﬁcent photograph of a parrot, found locally. “I’m mad on birds,” admits Fleur. “Paul has tried to tame that obsession.” Nevertheless, an Eames House Bird and some woodwork versions from the 70s can be found perching on a shelf in the new kitchen nook. After eight years of living with an 80s kitchen, the couple decided the time was right and asked local designer Annika Rowson to help to create a space that would reﬂect the era of the house. With timber and white cabinetry and green tiled splashbacks, it does this beautifully, and last year won the 64 homest yle
Creative Small Space award in the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association’s Excellence in Design Awards. The major renovation changed the layout of the space from U-shaped to galley. Builder Gareth Shearman of The Makers carefully matched the new ﬂoorboards to the original tawa and removed a bay window to replace it with louvres and a picture window that frames a view of the deck and the trees beyond. It’s the openness of the house that ensures the couple – despite their boys having now ﬂown the coop – is more than happy to stay put. “I like to look out to the gardens and see the birdlife, ﬂowers and plants – I never feel like I’m closed in,” says Fleur. Paul, who lives by the motto ‘good design is good for you’, loves how cohesive the décor feels – “it all works together”. And their consistent approach has rubbed of on the younger family members: Theo has just ordered his ﬁrst piece of furniture for his ﬂat – a Kartell Componibili storage unit in dark olive green. Says Paul, “It’s nice to know that what we’ve been doing around the house for years has had some inﬂuence.”
ABOVE A Dracaena ‘Anita’ (left) and Philodendron selloum bring life to an empty space below another of Paul’s photographs, which captures a moment at a coffee farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. OPPOSITE RIGHT The new kitchen nook. Annika Rowson’s kitchen design was a hit with the NKBA Awards judges, who praised the skilful integration of the scullery with the inclusion of a second sink, as well as the clever maximisation of the floor space overall.
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LIVING Fleur and Paul have recently reupholstered a pair of wooden-armed mid-century recliners they found in a secondhand store in a delicious mustard-gold velvet. OPPOSITE The living area’s amazing Atlas rug is from The Virtue, but the most commented-on piece here is the unusual sideboard designed by the couple’s friend Leon House. The painting on the right, of a New Plymouth street, is by Paul’s uncle Evan Ubels, who completed it circa 1979.
“I like to look out to the gardens and see the birdlife and plants – I never feel closed in.”
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ABOVE LEFT Theo’s bedroom includes an Ikea cabinet and Anglepoise lamp. ABOVE RIGHT Fleur and Paul made only minor tweaks to the main bathroom but did replace the tiles. A photograph of Finca La Reforma in Guatemala provides interest. OPPOSITE LEFT The master bedroom features linen and a throw by Alex & Corban. A floral theme emerges in the hydrangea-print pillowcases by Thread Design and White Light artwork by Dark Fleur. The blue and green crystal hooks are Jellies coat hangers by Kartell. OPPOSITE RIGHT In Kosta’s room, the denim-look bed linen is by Foxtrot Home. The photo on the wall is by Ben D’Ath.
ASK THE KITCHEN DESIGNER Annika Rowson of Rowson Kitchens
The Newbolds had lived with a U-shaped kitchen for almost 10 years. How did you convince them to opt for a galley instead? The original kitchen was quite small and there were two corners that were diicult to access and didn’t ofer much storage. Removing these and working to a galley layout gave Fleur and Paul much-needed accessible
drawer storage. If we’d kept with the original U-shape, the main beneﬁt would have been more benching, but we added benching in a separate nook. What was your thinking behind the nook? The walls in the nook once housed tall units. By pushing back into this space, we were able to seamlessly incorporate an integrated fridge and pantry set either side of a bench complete with a small sink and open display shelving above it. We purposefully chose not to put a door on this space and designed it to look beautiful so the need to conceal it was removed. Continuing the Middle Earth tiles from the kitchen splashback creates a cohesive ﬂow and adds unexpected texture. Given the cofee culture in the Newbold family, having
a space to prepare beverages, while not interrupting the ﬂow of the kitchen, was important too. Living in a house where a renovation is taking place can be stressful – do you have any advice on how to handle it? Pack up everything that’s not required, keeping the bare minimum. It saves you having to clean items and furniture and allows the tradies involved to work more freely. I also suggest moving out for the really messy stages, especially if you’re juggling children and animals. Otherwise it means setting up a camp kitchen and trying to keep at least one main room or zone tidy as a space to retreat to. An accurate timeline is also a lifesaver: it informs you of the processes/ trades involved and helps to keep your focus on the end result. homest yle 69
EXTERIOR When youâ€™re in the coffee business, you take your morning cuppa seriously. Theo joins Paul for the occasion on the deck off the main bedroom, where giant Agave attenuata are a sculptural presence.
DESIGN DETAILS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT House Bird sculpture by Charles and Ray Eames, $284; Standard chair by Jean Prouvé for Vitra, $1350, matisse. co.nz. Golden pothos potted plant, $77, plantandpot.nz. Saucer Bubble pendant light by George Nelson, from $590, matisse.co.nz. Stormy Seas ‘RMS Olympic’ Ocean Liner artwork, $195, myexhibition.co.nz. Kentia palm, $149, plantandpot.nz. Antique Redstone Cylinder pot, $30, fatherrabbit.com. PS cabinet by Ikea, $239, akia.co.nz. Cushion by Geneviève Lévy, $259, madderandrouge.co.nz. Bourgie lamp by Kartell, $650, backhousenz.com. Amber sand timer by Madam Stolz, $58, partridgedesign.co.nz.
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Within Set in a palm-studded garden, this East Auckland abode is sanctuary and social hotspot in one.
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Designing their own home had long been on Renee and Barry Woolcott’s bucket list, so when they purchased a section in Auckland’s eastern suburbs in 2008, grand plans began to take shape. After undertaking some minor renovations to make the property’s existing home liveable, the couple took their time weighing up the possibilities of further alterations versus demolition and starting from scratch. The latter won out. Some of their ﬁrst thoughts around developing the site included overhauling the gardens. “We weren’t even using the land,” says Barry. “There was a little goat track to get to the back garden, and 70% of the yard was basically just a run for our dogs.” Maximising the views across the harbour to Rangitoto was another priority for the pair, which made building upwards essential, and as keen entertainers, creating dedicated spaces in which to indulge their love of hosting was also top of mind. Four years and two kids later, their wish list had grown even longer to accommodate the needs of a young family. Wedge-shaped and on a hill, the section was not without its challenges, so the Woolcotts engaged architects Young & Richards to help devise a plan that would ensure they ticked everything of. The solution was to carve into the steep slope, working with the landscape rather than against it to create an oasis centered around a generous courtyard and pool area.
EXTERIOR The Woolcotts’ steeply sloped corner section was a tricky one to tackle, but with the help of Young & Richards architects, the couple has created a new home that maximises their living space and views while maintaining their privacy. With a pared-back cedar – stained with Resene Mainsail – and exposed steel exterior, the contemporary dwelling is spread across three levels, the trio of pavilions cleverly stacked at interesting angles for a less solid look than your average multilevel design.
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KITCHEN The homeâ€™s material palette was devised entirely by Renee, who specified bespoke solutions for almost every surface, from the custom Krion kitchen island with marble-effect porcelain slab, to the leather that tops the S2 bar stools by David Moreland. Lighting is another well-considered element, with recessed LED strips in the roof, walls and island casting a soft glow on the sleek surfaces.
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DINING The cantilevered roof frames the view of the walled garden from the open-plan kitchen/dining space. A Douglas and Bec chandelier hangs above the custom-made dining booth, which is teamed with chairs from CittĂ .
THE PROJECT Interior designer Renee Woolcott and her managing director husband Barry built this five-bedroom home in Aucklandâ€™s Glendowie for themselves and their children Vivienne (7), Emmeline (5) and Audrey (1).
The home is designed as three pavilions, with a guest suite, laundry and garage on the ground level, living areas in the centre and sleep spaces on top. Stacked on angles, the distinct structures each contain a series of intimate spaces that provide the family with purpose-designed zones in which to enjoy life’s various activities. Thanks to her studies in interior design and involvement in the family business, ﬂooring company Jacobsen, Renee has a keen eye for materials and surfaces. Excited by the chance to get involved with the creative aspects of the interior, she became the build’s project manager. With two preschoolers and a baby on the way, the timing could have been better. “But life throws these things at you!” she laughs. “At nine months pregnant, I was tottering down wooden boards to check on our half-built home, and two weeks later I was back with our new baby in a front pack to discuss lighting plans and tiling with the builders. It was an intense few months for us, but a total privilege.” At the centre of the ﬁnished home, clean lines deﬁne the kitchen and dining area. Barry is Canadian, and the couple’s time spent living in Toronto and working and holidaying in the US has given them a love of North American style. In the dining room is a nod to this aesthetic in the form of a custom-made
ABOVE Between the pool and the covered barbecue area (complete with a fireplace), the home’s outdoor spaces are well used all year round. TOP With board games and Lego stashed in the inbuilt shelving, this living space has become the kids’ hang-out zone. Vivienne, Emmeline and their friends love to cosy up here for movie nights, and the floor-to-ceiling glass sliders on two sides make it easy for Renee and Barry to keep an eye on them while the grown-ups are socialising outside.
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LIVING This formal lounge on the other side of the kitchen/dining area is where Renee and Barry like to unwind in the evenings. It features a petrol-blue velvet sofa they had custom-made by Forma, armchairs and an &tradition Palette JH7 table from Dawson & Co, and a painting by Pamela Tinning.
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ENSUITE Renee and Barryâ€™s bathroom is a minimalist haven. The carefully chosen details include a showerhead and tapware by Vado from Robertson, plus large-format floor-to-ceiling Ottawa natural stone tiles and Amsterdam mosaic tiles, both from Jacobsen. Custom-designed by Renee, the vanity echoes the cabinetry seen in the master bedroom, kitchen and living room.
MASTER BEDROOM Highlights in this strikingly simple space include tongue-and-groove stained cedar panelling (which provides a subtle link to the exterior of the house), custom-made floating bedside tables, and more recessed LED strip lighting, which removes the need for bedside lamps.
booth, jewel-toned cushions and a chandelier overhead elevating the look from roadside diner to modern and sophisticated. In the kitchen, a marble island, LED lighting and a walk-in butler’s pantry continue the luxe yet family-friendly vibe. “Because of my background in buying tiles, the selection of ﬂooring products and tiling were of particular importance to me,” says Renee. “I’m so pleased with the outcome, especially the little details that in a strange way you hope no one notices.” The home’s extended rooﬂine and deep soits make light work of the ultra-sunny aspect. “I love the feeling of sun streaming in, so initially we worried that the shaded outdoor area would make the interior of the house too dark,” says Renee. “But it would have been a nightmare without it, because it’s just so hot here. You can’t sit in the sun for more than 15 minutes, so we’re really glad we have this so we can enjoy outdoor living.” Despite its location on a busy suburban corner, the walled garden gives the property a sense of tranquility and provides the ultimate playground for the children, plus privacy from the road. “We couldn’t be happier with the end result,” says Renee. “We like to host our family and friends for visits, barbecues and parties, and it’s then that we appreciate the space and ﬂow of our home the most.”
ABOVE Emmeline (left), Vivienne (middle) and Audrey’s bedrooms are decorated with wallpaper from Cole & Son’s Whimsical collection in (clockwise from top) Butterflies & Dragonflies, Punchinello and Stars prints. Bespoke headboards in neutral shades provide an extra décor dimension in the elder girls’ spaces, while Audrey’s room includes a teepee from Mocka and a dream catcher made by a family friend. Their adjoining shared playroom keeps the happy chaos well contained.
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POOL For a pleasing continuity, the black quartzite stone tiles from Jacobsen seen here are also used around the outdoor fireplace and at the homeâ€™s entrance. The Club outdoor shower is from Plumbline and the sofa is from CittĂ .
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DESIGN DETAILS CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT Untitled artwork by Pamela Tinning, $4400 and available for lease, artassociates. co.nz. Y06 chandelier, $4773, douglasandbec.com. Palette table by Jaime Hayon for &tradition, $3399, dawsonandco.nz. Hugo corner sofa, $3995, meandmytrend.com. Baby Moss Buddy vase by Marble Basics, $89, mildredandco.com. Goat Fur cushion, $105, partridgedesign.co.nz. 3D dining chair, $660; Mono Box vase, from $109, cittadesign.com.
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PLOT This familyâ€™s story just goes to show we should probably never say never.
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RIGHT On Saturday mornings, you’ll find the family at the breakfast bar, with the boys squabbling over who’ll get the biggest of Simon’s warm homemade pancakes. Behind them, bevelled white gloss subway tiles from Tile Depot, paired with black grout, smarten up the kitchen. BELOW & OPPOSITE The wall hanging in this nook is from Havelock North store Annabelle’s, the chair is from Hawthorne Group, the throw is from Linens & More and the cushion is by Città.
Keryn Marshall never planned to live in Dannevirke, nor did she particularly fancy the house she, her husband Simon and their three sons now call home. Somehow, however, it’s all turned out just right. Despite them both having grown up in Waipukurau, just 35 minutes away, when Simon was ofered a job in the Manawatu town in 2007, Keryn said, “No way”, its reputation for subpar weather her dealbreaker. Eventually, she relented, on the condition they stay for three years, max. A decade later, they’re still loving it. Arriving fresh of the plane from their UK OE, the couple moved into a small three-bedroom house, but by 2015, they’d 88 homest yle
well and truly outgrown it. A fruitless search for a home to buy led them to make plans to build – until a discussion over dinner one night concluded in a U-turn. Deciding that building and landscaping with three kids under ﬁve was simply not going to ﬂy, Keryn and Simon revisited the home they now own, having dismissed it on the ﬁrst viewing. At 300m 2 and with a 3.6m stud, its size had seemed overwhelming, but ultimately they couldn’t overlook its suitability for their boisterous boys – not only the ample room but also its robust design and rustic aesthetic that could withstand the rough and tumble. Another major bonus was its location: situated in the former Dannevirke Public Hospital
THE PROJECT Dispensary technician Keryn Marshall and her vet husband Simon redecorated this fourbedroom home in Dannevirke for themselves and their children Hunter (8), Charlie (6) and Jack (5).
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KITCHEN & LIVING The Australian hardwood beams in this open-plan space had a major influence on Kerynâ€™s dĂŠcor choices. In keeping with this look are the recycled elm dining suite from Hawthorne Group and leather couch from Rembrandt Fine Arts, but Keryn has also worked to soften the rectangular shapes and hard lines by combining different textures and adding circular homeware items, including plant pots.
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MASTER BEDROOM Formerly mushroom-coloured with a brown Roman blind, this bedroom was modernised with Resene Black White on the walls and wooden shutters by Santa FĂŠ. The wall panelling is LOC Floor Rustic Oak Nature laminate flooring from Flooring Xtra. The couple also installed drawers in the walk-in wardrobe to keep the room uncluttered.Â
BATHROOM The main bathroom is next in line for a makeover, but in the meantime, it’s an example of how visually pleasing pared back can be. The timber caddy was a bargain buy from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Keryn painted the existing worn vanity with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Aubusson Blue.
grounds, it gives the family access to multiple lawns and the old hospital tennis court and pool. Built in the 1940s, the house was a nursing school until the late 90s; the nurses’ home, since demolished, was right next door. It’s one of two original buildings that remain on the site, the other the geriatric ward now occupied by a couple who’re developing the property for additional residences. The Marshalls’ place was structurally in good shape, but not quite to Keryn’s taste. “And we’d been living in a small house, so I didn’t know how I was going to source enough furniture to make it make it feel homely and look great without breaking the bank,” she says. “The pieces we did have looked hilarious: a tiny
little sideboard and 32-inch TV, faded couches, a few candleholders and not much else.” With the early stages of a diploma in design and decorating under her belt, and assistance from Jo Blomﬁeld at Interior Motifs, Keryn instigated a refresh that included painting the kitchen/dining/living room, bedrooms and main bathroom vanity; adding new curtains and wooden blinds; retiling the kitchen splashback; installing a skylight in the hallway; and ﬁnishing the master bedroom with a feature wall. The furniture she selected is scallywagproof, much of it crafted from recycled timber. “The house lends itself to a very rustic look – with features like the hardwood beams in homest yle 93
HUNTER & CHARLIE’S ROOM The boys’ duvet covers are by Aura by Tracie Ellis; Hunter leans on a cushion from Linens & More. A bedside cabinet by General Eclectic paired with a lamp from Farmers adds a hint of the industrial. Below, collected treasures form a playful vignette anchored by hexagonal General Eclectic shelves.
the living room and the hardwood ledge above the ﬁreplace, there was no getting away from it,” says Keryn. “But I love this industrial farmhouse style, and it ﬁts well with the size of the house and is great for the boys. The dining table is recycled elm, so if the kids drop anything on it, it’s not a problem; the matai ﬂoors are well worn, so if someone walks in with high heels, I don’t cringe; the hallway is lovely and wide, so if the boys run down it with whatever boys run down a hallway with, it doesn’t get dented.” Still to do is a bathroom makeover, a revamp of the guest bedroom and the creation of an oice using space from the huge games room. “And then when I’m ﬁnished, I’ll probably 94 homest yle
want to start all over again!” laughs Keryn. “Poor Simon. I’ve redecorated this house a hundred times over in my head – he’s sick of hearing, ‘This will be the last thing I’ll change.’ Ultimately, though, it’s the things I can’t stop thinking about that I end up altering.” The weather around here may indeed be “rubbish”, but now this home has Keryn hooked. “Buying instead of building was such a good choice for us, and Simon and I are so pleased we gave the house a second look. We deﬁnitely think it was meant to be, and that becomes more and more apparent the longer we’re here. I still get a thrill every time I walk in.”
JACKâ€™S ROOM New Roman blinds and a coat of Dulux Manorburn set the tone in this bedroom. Completing the scene is a Cotton On duvet cover and mini cushion, additional cushions from Robert Mark and Linens & More, a throw by Aura by Tracie Ellis, a bedside table from Mocka and a CittĂ lamp. The beautiful tapestry on the wall is from Society6.
PLAYROOM The old nursing school blackboard still hangs on the wall. “The boys love trying to outdo each other’s creations – as they do with everything else in life!” laughs Keryn. The chairs they’re standing on are secondhand – Keryn spray-painted them matte black. The hide on the floor is from Rembrant Fine Arts.
DESI GN DETA AILS CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT Triple rubber tree, $105, plantand pot.nz. Mai basket, $25, freedomfurniture. co.nz. Ready-made wall hanging, $999, plumpandco.com. Sove linen duvet cover, $289/queen, cittadesign.com. Reindeer hide rug, $499, freedomfurniture.co.nz. XL recycled teak bench, $895, corcovado.c co.nz. Snake plant, $27, plantandpot.nz. Serax stoneware pot, $25, fattherrabbit.com. Cotton velvet cushion cover, $50; Suave fringed cushion cover, $80, cittad i design.com. Cloche de, Cl h lightsha li ht h d $125,, icotraders.co.nz.
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The addition of a plant-illed atrium turned an industrial building in Copenhagen into an exquisitely tranquil home.
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Photography: Living Inside
ABOVE The ivy climbing the Brazilian hardwood exterior of the home hints at the leafiness that lies inside. The dark front door leads directly into the double-height kitchen. BELOW Inside, a selection of pans and masks collected by Peter on his world travels makes a quirky display against a raw-brick wall. OPPOSITE The kitchen’s bespoke terrazzo island, with tapware by Dornbracht, is a standout addition to the material palette of timber, concrete and blackened steel.
All renowned Danish photographer Peter Krasilnikof wanted was to live in a home with an integrated green space. Finding one turned out to be easier said than done in bustling Copenhagen, until he discovered a former pencil factory at the end of a street in the harbour district of Islands Brygge, teamed up with the architects at Studio David Thulstrup and got started on its transformation. Having decided to conserve three of the original brick walls of the old garage on the narrow site, the architects were met with the challenge of how to provide the three-storey building with enough light. The answer ticked all the boxes for Peter: a glass-walled atrium in the middle of the house that ﬂoods all three ﬂoors with the sun’s rays. The entire home came to be planned around this central green space, which is visible 100 homest yle
THE PROJECT Photographer Peter Krasilnikof turned a former factory in Copenhagen into a onebedroom home (plus studio) set around a plant-filled atrium.
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ATRIUM A view to the green heart of the house. The plants included here were selected to mimic those commonly found in Scandinavian forests.
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DINING Aubergine curtains in Harald fabric by Kvadrat provide a shot of luxe colour in this space, where an oak dining suite custom-made by Studio David Thulstrup is paired with a set of CH47 chairs by Hans J Wegner. The brass pendant light is another Studio David Thulstrup design.
ABOVE Spot the office chair by Eames for Vitra on the left. BELOW LEFT The view from the entry to the kitchen. BELOW RIGHT A 637 Utrecht armchair upholstered in a vibrant orange Kvadrat textile sits beneath a black and white portrait of Mick Jagger by photographer Bent Rej.
from all ﬂoors and an enchanting oasis ﬁlled with grasses, ferns, plants and a tall elm tree, all inspired by Scandinavian woodlands. Its impact is immediate. The moment you walk in the front door, you feel wrapped in a soft, zen-like ambience, a world away from the noisy city. Each ﬂoor of the home corresponds to a speciﬁc function. Daily living takes place on the ground ﬂoor, which houses an openplan kitchen, dining and living space and is decorated with a modern and tactile material palette that includes concrete, blackened steel and raw bricks. A custom-made perforatedsteel staircase leads up one side of the glass atrium to the ﬁrst ﬂoor, where the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom are located. On the second ﬂoor is a small studio with an adjoining roof garden and a gorgeous view of homest yle 105
LIVING The sofa and coffee tables seen here were custom-made by Studio David Thulstrup, the floor lamp is by Rubn, and on the sideboard are a pair of Parentesi lamps by Achille Castiglioni and Pio ManzĂš for Flos. Beside the fireplace is an in-built vertical alcove for storing wood.
ABOVE LEFT The master bedroom combines pale oak with complementary soft furnishings. The shiny brass Slit table is by Hay. ABOVE RIGHT Agglotech terrazzo in a calming grey lines the walls in the bathroom, which, like the kitchen, features tapware by Dornbracht. Beside the deep bath is a metal Tray table by Hay. BELOW The pretty elm tree reaches its arms up and out of the atrium to the rooftop relaxation zone.
the greenery growing up through the atrium. A pleasing sense of continuity exists between the ﬂoors, the neutral tones and minimalist shapes throughout the house creating a quiet sense of order in the industrial building. It isn’t ﬁlled to the brim with furniture and objects – instead, there’s a carefully curated selection of items chosen in collaboration with architect David Thulstrup, many of them custom-made by his studio. Other pieces are iconic favourites, such as the swivel-based Eames chair in the oice and a 360° drawer unit by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The outside of the building is as striking as the inside, clad in vertical strips of Brazilian hardwood that will gradually weather to a pale silvery grey, lending weight to the naturalness that pervades the entire home. homest yle 107
EXTERIOR Thereâ€™s also a sunny outdoor dining area furnished with a timber table and benches by Studio David Thulstrup, which are made more comfortable with vintage pillows and a sheepskin.
DESIGN DETAILS CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT CH47 3, chair by Hans J Wegner, $1693 cultdesign.co.nz. Paper lantern, y $16, wahlee.co.nz. Slit table by Nadia Hay, $1357, cultdesign.co.nz. N cushion, $125, indiehomecollective. gdon com. Velvet cushion, $90; Lang cushion, $160, alexandcorban.co.nz. Teapot by Hasami Porcelain, $222, d plant, aaaselect.co. Aye Mate potted $140, silllife.co.nz. Heritage terrazzo, mp by POA, terrazzo.nz. Parentesi lam Flos, $850, ecc.co.nz.
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On page 120, we visit enchanting Kaipara flower farm Paradiselost Gardens, where a diverse range of plants provides food for bees and butterflies.
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LIVING —— Shop
Well & good Little things that make life more liveable.
HOW WE ROLL We’re down with anything that reduces the fiddliness of wrapping presents, so we’re very pleased to meet George & Willy’s new table-mounted paper roller. Crafted from power-coated aluminium in matte white or black, it’s ideal for wrapping gifts, flowers and stuff at home; making epic mind maps and to-do lists at the office; and as a blank canvas for the emerging artist in your life. georgeandwilly.com
AVO GO Keen to try her hand at growing an avocado tree from seed, Sheffield artist @roannawells commissioned a silversmith to make her a spun-brass propagation cone. Follow her success on Instagram and begin your own avocado empire by buying your own cones.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT A non-drinker walks into a party… and often has no choice but to sip sugary fizzy or juice all night. It’s a familiar scenario for teetotal types, but the arrival of the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits could change all that. Seedlip is sugar-, sweetener- and artificial flavour-free and available in two varieties from department, liquor and speciality food stores. cookandnelson.com
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GOOD ON YOU Full of organic botanical ingredients and with no synthetic chemicals, Grown Alchemistâ€™s goops, oils, mists and bars cater to your face, body and hairâ€™s every need and are clinically proven to make you look and feel fly. Shop the range now stocked at Mecca Maxima and slather it on.
TOTAL BUZZ What do you mean youâ€™re still using cling film? We think itâ€™s high time we all got excited about wax-wrapped fabric alternatives, such as these by Hawkeâ€™s Bayâ€™s LilyBeeWrap â€“ for our health, the environment and the aesthetics of our lunchboxes, pot lucks and picnics. In a whole host of different designs and sizes so you can easily phase that plastic right out, just wrap, wash, then reuse. lilybeewrap.com
DAILY RITUAL The struggle is definitely real, but the tub is one place in which you can let it all drift away. Sans Ceuticalsâ€™ Bathroom Essentials kit encourages you to pamper yourself on the regular, with the goodness of Sansâ€™ pH Perfect Body + Hand Wash and Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil, plus an ethically handwoven, 100% cotton Nodi bath mat in one of three chic neutral shades. sansceuticals.com
THE BEST NESTS New book This Is Home visits dwellings around the world to ind out what happy ones have in common, and how we can all get in on the act.
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Sense of home —— LIVING
What makes a home? It’s a simple question, but the answer is a little more complex. In many ways, homes embody how we live and see ourselves, and these spaces evolve when we focus on what makes us happy. When we create a place that meets our needs on many levels and expresses our character, we can enrich our lives. Homes that have a strong sense of identity often belong to people who are thoughtful with all they do. That’s not to say you need lots of money to create a beautiful home. In fact, many wonderful homes belong to people who live quiet lives. They’ve been considered in their choices and made decisions based on their needs and what works in their home, because it brings them contentment and joy.
EVOLUTION It’s easy to become attached to the idea of establishing a certain ‘look’ at home. But a sense of style evolves through the prism of our values, and when we let these be our guide, a visual voice emerges that can adapt to the constant changes of life. Do you want to prioritise quality, simplicity, artistry or innovation? Our values can provide a decision-making framework for the plans we draw up, the materials we choose and the atmosphere we create.
TOP LEFT The Sydney home of stylist Claire Delmar. TOP RIGHT & ABOVE Architect Amee Allsop says of her New Yok loft, “It has taken a while to get it how it is, which is fulfilling.” OPPOSITE Furniture designer Katrin Arens’ home in Bergamo, Italy. She believes an imperfect house gives the gift of freedom.
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EXPRESSION Our homes can be one of our most expressive creations – does yours tell your story? Objects that evoke memories can forge and enhance important emotional connections, and when we become interested in the layers of how something is made, it also becomes a more valuable part of our lives. Learning about an object’s maker can enrich our experience when we see it and touch it at home. When we embrace handmade and artisanal wares, craftsmanship and vintage pieces, we connect to a human story – and weave it with our own.
TOP The London home interior designer Simone McEwan shares with filmmaker Patrik Bergh and their kids absorbs the full force of life. “Keeping up with our children means our home needs to be adaptable, flexible, durable and not precious,” she says. ABOVE Says Claire Delmar, “Because of my personal style, every item works together.”
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The process of designing a life that complements our values begins when we compare how we ﬁll our days with what we’d prefer to be doing. Maybe you want to spend less time tidying and organising your home. Perhaps you’d like to make room for downtime, or entertain more often. It’s possible to create spaces that encourage behavioural change. Some people choose an expensive TV over a sofa or rug; others buy second-hand furniture so they can invest in art. When we’re aware of our priorities, we can adjust how we spend our money.
ACT CASUAL Simone McEwan believes a feeling of warmth and informality is what makes a welcoming home. â€œBy not over-designing a space and making it real, it has a feeling of who you are and how you live.â€?
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UNFOLDING SLOWLY The owners of this Sydney house, Virgine and Scott Batterson, are creating a home for their children. Although being surrounded by objets d’art brings them happiness, of greater importance is styling a home that the kids will remember.
IT HELPS IF WE’RE NOT TOO PRECIOUS ABOUT OUR SPACES. WHEN WE LET GO OF PERFECTION, WE REDUCE OUR STRESS LEVELS.
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SENSES Our senses can evoke strong feelings. Consider the sound of footsteps on timber ﬂoorboards versus lino, and how each experience makes you feel. Or your response to seeing sunlight dance along sheer curtains. Design and emotion are intricately linked. It’s well known that colour plays a huge role in our perception of a space and this is true of materials too – our bodies can feel the diference between natural and synthetic ﬁbres. What if we embrace materials that accentuate our senses?
BALANCE Balance at home contributes to our wellbeing. When rooms breathe, we feel at ease, and when objects are placed in harmony, they can create a calming efect. Over time, we add to our collections and accumulate more, but we can feel liberated when we live with less, ridding our homes of all that’s superﬂuous and the pieces that were never really part of our story. Living simply comes with other beneﬁts too, creating a home that’s easier to maintain. Sometimes what’s left out of a space says as much about our values as what’s inside.
TOP “I love to see how pieces tell a different story within a new space or composition,” says Claire Delmar. ABOVE Morocco-based rugs and homeware company owner Cassandra Karinsky says that for her, “Home is a place to be calm, a sanctuary.”
Edited extract from This Is Home by Natalie Walton, published by Hardie Grant, $60.
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Heavenly lower farm Paradiselost could not be more aptly named. We visited to see how the gardens grow.
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Garden profile —— LIVING
TOP PICKS The beginnings of a rustic arrangement in hand, Debbie stands amid a fiery display of rudbeckias. She says she loves selling her blooms and foliage directly to customers and enjoys supplying floral creatives who’re seeking something out of the ordinary too. “The added bonus is seeing the magic they make with them.”
Debbie Majurey and her partner Alan Heslop had been looking for a place to put the 1000-plus bird-of-paradise plants he’d spent years growing – and 2012, they found it and moved with their family from the city to a small lifestyle block in Kaipara. They began to take the bird-of-paradise blooms to auction, set about propagating and selling some of the actual plants, and then… Debbie, how did you become a farmer-florist? It kind of just happened. As well as the bird-of-paradise, Alan and I decided to grow some of the other ﬂowers we loved but hadn’t had the opportunity to grow in the city, and planted garlic, beans, Maori potatoes and kumara too. Impressed by its strong
focus on sustainability and community, I started selling our produce at Auckland’s Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market, and also took along some bird-of-paradise ﬂowers and other small ﬂoral oferings. My love of arranging quirky, seasonal bunches grew from there. I grew up loving the adventures I was able to have with my siblings on our family farm and at our bach, a shepherd’s hut by the sea with no electricity. Getting my hands in the soil, riding horses bareback on the beach and lying down in a freshly mown hay paddock were all such grounding and spiritual experiences. Now, it really is a thrill to see the process of growing from seed to vase, and to feel that connection to the land like my dad had. homest yle 121
LIVING —— Garden profile
ABOVE Debbie’s shed is home to growing collections of vessels, baskets and glassware. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Tall amaranthus plants grow alongside the rudbeckias; some of Debbie’s favourite foliage and filler plants, including Corsican basil and scented pelargoniums; selecting long-stemmed dahlias; ‘Pink Ice’ proteas.
What’s the seasonal, local, sustainable flower movement all about? In the same that way people are drawn to eating great local, seasonal food, they’re drawn to local, seasonal ﬂowers. Growing them is not an easy road, that’s for sure, and the hours are long. But you meet some amazingly talented and passionate people along the way. As well as taking part in an online workshop run by Erin Benzakein of Floret in Washington – one of the leaders in this movement – I’ve been fortunate to connect with a group of New Zealand ﬂower farmers through Facebook. Here we are in this growing group, swapping ideas, seeds and our hopes and dreams to become more diverse and unique in what we can provide seasonally right here in Aotearoa. I think that’s pretty special. 122 homest yle
What does the average day on the farm look like? After checking my emails, I’m out in the garden early, sometimes picking for a ﬂorist, and weeding, deadheading, putting in supports for new plants, checking the irrigation is working, planning next year’s garden. At the moment, I’m cleaning up and prepping beds ready for autumn planting and getting ready to start of several varieties of seeds so I’ll have early ﬂowers in spring. In the early evening, I pick then put together orders for ﬂorists, and during the weekend I make arrangements for the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market and Pt Chevalier food store Mars Salt and Sweet. Why did you choose the particular plants you grow? I wanted to grow
Garden profile —— LIVING
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ALL IN Paradiselost is Debbie’s passion project, but growing remains a family affair, with Alan cultivating a host of other flowers and plants that he primarily supplies to wholesalers through his business Opanuku Landscapes. Pictured is another team member, Primrose the dog – aka chief flower farm rabbit hunter and cricket chomper.
flowers that were unusual and had a wildness to them, and scent and texture as well as colour. Each season and each year, we look at how we can bring more diversity and sustainability to the farm by introducing new plants, shrubs and trees. So far, we’ve had great success with the annual rudbeckias ‘Goldilocks’, ‘Cherokee Sunset’ and ‘Sahara’ – their intense colours signal late summer. As well as the bird-of-paradise, we grow a range of proteas, leucadendrons, leucospermums and foliage. The proteas in particular have been really successful, especially the king protea; they’re sought after by floral creatives and brides from March right through to November. In spring, it’s sweet peas, which fly out the door at the market. 124 homest yle
Do you have any tips for those wanting to cultivate a cutting garden at home? Don’t let having a small space deter you. Take a walk around your neighbourhood and look for flowers that you love. Think about including first-year flowering annuals like cornflowers, zinnias and nigella. It can be helpful to ask any flowerloving neighbours what they’re growing successfully. Or snap a photo of the flowers you love and take it to the garden centre – they’ll help you source the seeds and plants you need. Buying a cuttinggarden seed mix is also a great idea because you’ll get a selection right from the start and have your garden flowering throughout spring and summer. @paradiselostgardens
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LIVING —— Design destination
Pastel fantastic If, like us, you’d kill to step onto a Wes Anderson set, The Budapest Café in Chengdu, China is basically a dream come true. WO RD S
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Though it seems as if you could conceivably spot deadpan daughter Margot Tenenbaum, dapper concierge Gustave, intrepid oceanographer Steve Zissou or even fantastic Mr Fox at a table beside you, The Budapest Café in Chengdu, China is no filmic fantasy – it’s director Wes Anderson’s aesthetic in real life. Designed by Melbournebased studio Biasol, the eatery is meant to feel like a magical world in which you can detach from the everyday outside – kind of like the fictional Budapest Hotel. The creative team channelled Wes’s precise, whimsical sets, borrowing his singular bold yet understated brand of nostalgia mixed with modernity to create a minimalist dream destination with a sense of grandeur and an international appeal. It’s an ultra-Instagrammable, pastel taste of Melbourne’s café culture, half a world away.
Design destination —— LIVING
ABOVE Wes’s signature archways pop up all over the place. RIGHT Terrazzo is used on the walls, seating and tabletops; marble also features on the latter and the bar (opposite). BELOW The signage and artworks are neon, and steps lead upstairs and nowhere. OPPOSITE Among the seating options are Hang Tall stools by Norm Architects and a 1968 Bubble Chair by Eero Aarnio Originals, which hangs above a pink ball pit.
GET THE LOOK
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Nerd chair by Muuto, $844, bauhaus.co.nz. Only U wall light, $1257, volkerhaug.com. Resene Deep Teal, resene.co.nz. Penny Round cushion, $109, smallacorns.co.nz. Graymont terrazzo, from $173/m 2, terrazzo.nz.
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HOMESTYLE —— Content creation
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Says Armadillo & Co co-founder Sally Pottharst, “Obtaining an Armadillo & Co rug is like acquiring a work of art. Each is unique because it’s completely made by hand, involving the work of at least five different artisans. It’s my hope that you treasure the personal touch, creative spirit and rich history behind the rug that finds its way into your home.” Armadillo & Co rugs are available in New Zealand at The Ivy House.
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See the very latest in bathroomware from some of the most famous brands in New Zealand and around the world – all at prices you can afford. Visit the Edward Gibbon website to receive a free copy of the catalogue, to shop and more.
Good Form is founded on a commitment to authenticity and honest, intelligent design. The store presents a considered range of crafted furniture and décor accents to suit modern life, with exclusive access to internationally coveted brands including Ercol, Rex Kralj and Dilana.
Add a pop of colour to your home with the stylish Dare chair from Big Save Furniture. Upholstered in luxurious plush velvet fabric and available in three rich colour options, you’ll find it at 22 stores nationwide. See the team today.
ESCEA —— Heating
BOCONCEPT —— Interior design
CHAIN GANG —— Homeware
The perfect balance of form and function, Escea gas fireplaces are made for modern homes and busy lives. Using the latest in gas fireplace technology, they deliver heat that’s powerful and efficient – and you can operate them from your smartphone. They’re also made right here in New Zealand.
BoConcept are experts at making design, furniture and colours come together in your home. If you need someone to bounce ideas off, their interior decorators are on hand to help you complete any scheme – single rooms, small apartments, big houses or corporate spaces. Book a free consultation with one of BoConcept’s interior decorators today.
Chain Gang’s ultra-chunky knit throws, bed runners and scarves will keep you snug and warm this winter. Handmade in Christchurch, they’re crafted from beautifully soft, 100% New Zealand merino wool, and custom knits are also available. Plus, all New Zealand customers receive free shipping.
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“Vintage, bohemian, retro, ethnic, new… I love pieces from any era and enjoy making them work together.”
Home time Natasha Murray is The Boho Thriter, Papamoa inder of pre-loved treasures and happy hoarder of wicker everything. For me, a house becomes a home when you make your own unique mark on it. I do this through my vintage ﬁnds, which each have their own character. I have an ainity with cane and rattan, and love to ﬁnd things that complement the texture and tones of these pieces. The Boho Thrifter came about through my passion for vintage and op-shopping. I was looking for additions to my collection of wall-hung baskets and thought, ‘Why not make sets for people to purchase?’, which then turned into, ‘Why not source other beautiful vintage items that people might like in their homes?’ My ﬁnds are super hard to let go of and pretty much ﬁll every corner of the house. My cane shelving unit is always crammed with treasures that are available for sale – it’s kind of my little corner shop and my favourite part of the house. Most of my time at home is spent with our kids. On the days they’re at kindy, I usually go out sourcing, but I do love to come home, make a cofee in one of my thrifted pottery mugs and sit down in my rattan and wood corner chair to plan the next day. @thebohothrifter
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