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or award-winning Christchurch interior designer, Melissa Merrin, it was a natural step to open her own studio and showroom in the heart of Strowan; a space where the public can find inspired homewares and furnishings for their own homes and meet Melissa face to face to discuss interior projects with her clients. Since opening in January last year Interiors by Lume is a space where you can indulge your dreamiest decor aspirations, salivate over beautiful homewares, seek invaluable styling advice and of course receive the full interior design service for your new build or renovation project. As it happens, her husband’s interior architecture and lighting design company,

Lume Design, happily compliments her own practice and means the pair often work in tandem on projects, giving their clients the added convenience of having all their interior needs met in one place. “We offer the full interior service, from flooring to custom made furniture, right down to the soft furnishings and even the artwork” says Melissa. Not only do people love the ‘one stop shop aspect’ that both practices afford their clients, Melissa’s considered approach has recently won the hearts of judges at the 2016 Registered Master Builders’ Home of the Year Awards winning a Supreme Award for the interior design of a luxury family home high in the hills of Scarborough.

For those looking for home decor inspiration Interiors by Lume is the exclusive stockist in Christchurch of Bandhini Homewares and Armadillo & Co rugs, alongside a range of hand-picked pieces from local and global designers and craftspeople that are guaranteed to transform your house into a home. Rug company Nodi, which is designed in Wellington and made in India, has developed a cult following amongst design buffs seeking beautifully handknotted rugs with contemporary designs, while South African Wonki Ware offers organic, handcrafted ceramic tableware that is sure to add the right touch of handmade beauty to any home. Laser cut felt and leather placemats and coasters, and cutting edge artwork from San

Francisco’s Molly M Designs adds the finishing touches to tabletops and walls, while artisan fragrant candles from Australia’s Lumira tantalise the senses and create a soothing ambience with their fresh and uplifting Collezione Bianca (White Collection). Inspired by the masterful work of South African interior designer, Kelly Hoppen, it’s clear to see how Melissa’s own penchant for clean lines, neutral tones and easy luxury expresses itself in her own work. Agreeing that a home must be comfortable and functional foremost in its design, Melissa is also a huge advocate of interiors reflecting the occupant’s individuality. And for her own personal style? “I’d say it’s fresh, comfortable, thoughtful, layered, and individual.”

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Fendalton Ilam Gazette 27-09-16  

Fendalton Ilam Gazette 27-09-16

Fendalton Ilam Gazette 27-09-16  

Fendalton Ilam Gazette 27-09-16