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CONTENTS

Inside
14

EDITORS LETTER

STYLE
INTERIOR TRENDS seven
pages of colourful home dcor ideas
32 SHOPPING UPDATE news and
launches from the world of interiors
40 DIVINE DECO a grand 1920s
HerneBay villa gets an art deco
refurbishment with an oriental twist
52 TEXTILE UPDATE this seasons
trending fabric colours and designs
64 FULL SATURATION colour
blocking for your home
70 PAINT THE RAINBOW the
skys the limit with Resenes new
Multi-Finish paint collection
72 DESIGNS FOR LIFE expert
advice on choosing the right loor to
complement your colour scheme
74 STYLE FILES take a snoop
insidethree homes with
individuallair
80 THE QUEEN OF PAINT
decorating guru Annie Sloan
82 MADE RIGHT, MADE HERE
celebrating the expert craftsmanship
of Kovacs ine furniture
84 MY WINTER STYLE four
women talk us through their
cold-weather wardrobes
18

HOME
URBAN FANTASY the
transformation of a Brooklyn
brownstone into a whimsical
wonderland
100 CONCRETE PLAYGROUND
creating a sophisticated atmosphere
in StMarys Bay with a simple palette
of grey and white
110 INTO THE BLUE a dark blue
palette is used to dramatic efect in
Melbournes leafy suburbs
118 TURN UP THE VOLUME the
Australian fashion designer whose
home is a riot of contrasting colours

90

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118
The colourful Melbourne home
of Australian fashion designer
Vanessa Kortlang.

CONTENTS

Inside
165
Luxuriate in winter beauty
products that look as good
as they feel.

warmth to your look


170 PANTONE POLISHES nailing

two trending beauty hues


172 SMART STYLERS get the hair

you want with the best new stylers

130

LIVING
LETS DO LUNCH the Simply
You team sit down to a three-course
meal inspired by the latest cookbooks
182 COLOUR MY LIFE join Simply
You at an exclusive event to learn how
to bring colour into your world
184 SAILING THE SEINE discover
France on a scenic river cruise
194 LAST WORD the Simply You
teams most-wanted items this winter

176

Alice Sharp in the kitchen of


the Remuera family home she
designed with her husband.

130 MASTERPIECE the Auckland

design professionals who made their


dream family home a reality

KITCHEN AND BATHROOM


144 KITCHEN REFRESH, REVAMP,

RENOVATE expert advice to


overhaul the hardest-working room
in your home
150 KITCHEN REPORT high-tech
products to give you a helping hand
151 SMART KITCHENS design your
dream space with Fisher & Paykel
152 SMOOTH OPERATOR the
lowdown on handle-free kitchens
from Blums Nicola Chan
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BATHROOM REFRESH,
REVAMP, RENOVATE trends
toupdate your private sanctuary
160 BATHROOM REPORT new
products to help you relax in style
161 TAKE A LOAD OFF the
Fisher & Paykel washer and drier
making laundry a breeze
163 BATHROOM FOCUS a beautifully
combined laundry and bathroom

154

BEAUTY
BEAUTY REPORT new and
noseworthy beauty launches
168 WINTER WARMERS the
new-season hair colours bringing

166

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Editors | LETTER

WELCOME to The Colour Issue of Simply You


Living. Many people avoid using colour in their
home, often because they are uncertain, even
nervous, about how to make it work or because
they prefer a more neutral palette. Cream, white
and grey have become popular tones as they are
both safe and efective. Just look at the Auckland
home of Ian Webster, the former owner of
womens fashion brand Verge, to see how stylish a
monotone look can be (page 100). Others, like
fashion designer Vanessa Kortlang, operate at the
opposite end of the colour spectrum,
Editors
employing something of a full noise
pick
approach when it comes to their
Im
injecting
some colour
interiors (page 118). Our cover
into
my
style
with
these
70s rock
home (page 110) demonstrates
chick-inspired nail polishes by Essie,
how the use of a single bold tone
$23 each. Few do wallpaper better than
inky blue in this instance
Cole & Son and the new Curio collection,
with its metallic accents, is a favourite.
can link and transform a space,
Id pair it with this minimalist reading
while the meticulous Herne Bay
lamp by Ligne Roset, $2,028, from
villa renovation is a masterclass in using texture and accents to add luxury
Domo to give a contemporary
and warmth to a family home (page 130).
touch to any room.
Our exploration of colour is not limited to the Home section. We present
the latest fabrics, paint and looring options (page 52) and turn up the dcor
volume in Full Saturation (page 64). Our Trend section (pages 18-30) includes gold, pale
blue, rose quartz, and the more riotous combinations inspired by the modern
Memphismovement. And if youd like to be braver with your fashion and beauty choices,
youll be inspired by the four dynamic women who feature in My Winter Style (page 84)
and this seasons latest hair (page 168) and nail colour trends (page 170).
This issue of Simply You Living sees the introduction of a brand new section, the Style
Files (page 74) where we take a sneak peek into three homes that demonstrate individual
lair. Finally, our Kitchen and Bathroom special (pages 143-163) has all the ideas and
inspiration you need to overhaul these hard-working
rooms. From metallics and marble to boldest black,
there really is something for everyone.

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The foundation of this


seasons key interior trends
is the uninhibited use of
colour from fabric and
furniture to walls and loors,
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Trend | ALERT
Kartell vases, POA, from Backhouse.

KIRKBY COLLECTION, FROM JAMES DUNLOP TEXTILES.

Cushions, $85
(rear), and $75
(front), by Citta
Design.

Styling tip
Runner,
POA, from
Source
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Modern
MEMPHIS

The rule here is that


there are no rules
take the chance to
experiment with
colour and form.

For a Memphis Group-inspired interior,


think plastics, asymmetrical shapes and
bold blocks of colour.
La Galeria table, POA, from
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Jar, $30, by Me
and My Trend.
Dolls, $175
each, from
Corso de
Fiori.

Eds
pick

La Galeria cabinet, POA, from


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Boxes, $69 each,


from Tuberose.
Missoni rug, POA,
from Backhouse.
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Storage
bag, $17,
from Iko
Iko.

Trend | ALERT

iPhone SE, from


$749, by Apple.

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Cushions,
$55 and $59,
by French
Country
Collections.

Vacuum
cleaner,
$450, by
Electrolux.

Glass peony,
$350, by
Lukeke Design.

Chair,
$3,950, by
Miss Lolo.

Rose
QUARTZ
Lamp,
$565, by
Douglas
and
Bec.

Soft and subtle, dusty pink tones add


feminine warmth to a room.

Armchair,
$2,195,
by French
Country
Collections.

Artifort chair,
$3,480, from
Matisse.

Dressing gown, $119, from


Corso de Fiori.

Eds
pick

Ligne Roset
bowl, $1,095,
from Domo.

Styling tip
Rosy interiors look
elegant when teamed
with warm-toned
metals like rose gold,
gold, and copper.
Nodi rug, $395, from YOYO.

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Trend | ALERT
Pendant light,
from $315, by
Backhouse.

ZOFFANY COLLECTION, FROM TEXTILIA.

Penney+Bennett cushion,
$149, from Paper Plane.

Ligne Roset
vases, $858
and $949,
from Domo.

Henry Dean
vase, $70,
from Corso
de Fiori.

Candle,
$24, by
May
Time.

Marac armchair,
POA, from
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True
BLUE
For a reined, calm atmosphere
in any room, look to palest blue.

Rug, POA,
from Source
Mondial.

Guaxs vase,
$1,413, from
Cavit & Co.
Sofa, $8,185, by Kovacs.

Chair, $2,695, by
French Country
Collections.

Eds
pick

Styling tip

Plate, $70, by
Citta Design.
Sofa, $1,780, by King Living.

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Light blue is a
naturally airy colour, so
create depth by mixing
up the texture of your
soft furnishings and
add interest with a
patterned rug.

Trend | ALERT

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Print, $49, by Leden.

Jar, $46, and


candle holder,
$26, from
Le Monde.

Eds
pick

Grange
chest of
drawers,
$8,645,
from Domo.

Club
Cushion,
$119, from
BoConcept.

TROPICANA
Incorporate exotic lora and fauna
into your home for a more laidback
approach to living.

Mug, $29, by
Roy Kirkham.

Ornament,
$70, from
Le Monde.
Cushions, $79 (left),
and $129 (right), from
Republic.

Cabinet, $4,800, from Lorenz & Z.

Styling tip
For a sophisticated
take on tropical style
think vibrant not
garish. Keep colours
more muted and let
your prints and images
do the talking.

Sofa, $4,500, by Miss Lolo.


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Vase, $70, from


The Object Room.

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Trend | ALERT

David Trubridge light, $435,


from Backhouse.

MARK ALEXANDER TALIESIN COLLECTION, FROM SENECA.

Baker lamp,
$8,275, from
Cavit & Co.

Tea pot,
$80, from
Iko Iko.

Watch,
$10,700, by
Omega.

Chair,
$3,000,
by Lorenz
& Z.
McGuire
side table,
$4,667,
from Cavit
& Co.

Spoons,
$16 and
$20, from
Tuberose.

Bed, $5,391,
by King
Living.

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MIDJ chair,
POA, from
6DUVoHOG
Brooke.

Back to
NATURE
Take your cue from the great outdoors
and ill your home with natural materials
and fabrics in organic colours.

Stool,
$699, from
5HSXEOLF

Eds
pick

Vase, $14, from


BoConcept.

Timothy Oulton side table,


$6,449, from Dawson & Co.

Table, $739,
from Corso
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Styling tip
Team natural interiors
with industrial
elements like concrete
to stop the look
becoming too rustic.

Tap, POA,
by Axor.

Trend | ALERT

Vases,
$70 and
$80, from
BoConcept.

Vase,
$150,
from
Tuberose.
Penta lamp, POA, from
6DUVoHOG%URRNH

Cabinet, $4,200,
by Lorenz & Z.

Eds
pick

All that
GLISTENS
Contrast dark loors and walls with
golden accessories to bathe your room
in a warm, inviting glow.
Lamp base, $264,
from Corso de Fiori.

Chair, $990, by
Kartell.

Pepper mill, $55,


from Iko Iko.

Lalique vase, $6,600,


from Cavit & Co.

Watch, $51,425,
by Omega.

Styling tip
To keep this look
elegant, dont overdo
it. Place golden items
where they will naturally
catch the light and keep
other accessories to a
minimum.

FAL mirror, POA,


from 6DUVoOHG
Brooke.

Angelo Cappellini sofa, POA, from 6DUVoHOG%URRNH


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Trend | ALERT

Clock from, $99, from YOYO.

Designer Boys artwork, $820,


from Designers Candy.

Tea light
holders, $24
each, by
May Time.

Scarf,
$295,
from
Tuberose.

Eds
pick

Brush
STROKES
Channel your inner artist and wash your
home in beautiful watercolour.
Tray, $69, by bluebellgray.

Bowl, $29,
from Paper
Plane.

Styling tip
The best way to tap
into the painterly trend
is through your soft
furnishings, which can
be updated easily and
matched to existing
colour palettes.

Coffee table, $650, from Mr Bigglesworthy.

Cushion, $60,
from Citta
Design.

Vase, $155,
by Lenox.

Art, $450 each,


from Lorenz & Z.

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Sofa, from $4,800, from Montreux.

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1920s glamour
Luxury French fabric brand
Misia has launched at Textilia.
Inspired by the life of Misia
Sert a Parisian bohemian
who was a conidante of Coco
Chanel Misias designs
tap into the decadence and
freedom of the 1920s; instantly
transporting you to a world
of art deco glamour with a
thoroughly modern twist.
textilia.co.nz

Shoing
UPDATE
The latest launches and news from
the world of interiors.

Wooden boards,
$45 each, by
French Country
Collections.
Terracotta serving bowls (bottom), $99
each, and soup bowls, $49 each, by
French Country Collections.

VIVE LA FRANCE!

Vases, $65 each, by French


Country Collections.

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Each season French Country Collections creates


a timeless range of homeware, furniture and
textiles. This years winter collection includes
everything from lavish Mongolian wool rugs to the
new hand-made Bleu pottery range. Look no
further when you are in need of a beautiful gift.
frenchcountrycollections.com

BEDTIME STORIES
MM Linens elegant new range of
bedding will make you want to stay
under the covers all winter. The
brands new quilted Vivi faux velvet
comforter comes in charcoal and
teal with cushions to match, giving
you the perfect excuse to press
snooze on the alarm.
mmlinen.com

ANNIE SLOAN
YOUR HOME
Decorative artist Annie Sloan
has launched a range of linen
designed to match the exact
colours of her iconic Chalk Paint
palette. Each of the 10 new
fabrics features two Chalk Paint
by Annie Sloan colours cleverly
woven together to produce a
complementary and contrasting
effect. The fabric is 55 per cent
linen and 45 per cent cotton
and has been tumbled to give
it a soft texture, while
maintaining strength to make it
suitable for all upholstery
projects. Available from June
exclusively from Annie Sloan
stockists and online.
anniesloan.com

Creative
collaboration
Since its creation 156
years ago, French
furniture-maker and
interiors specialist Ligne
Roset has earned a
reputation for expert
craftsmanship and
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brand is synonymous
with modern luxury and
well-known for its
artful collaborations
with both established
and up-and-coming
talents in contemporary
design. Recent
examples of these
collaborations include
the copper bedside and
table lamps designed by
Pascal Mourgue, the
Robin rug designed by
Numro 111, and glass
Lundi vases designed
by Guillaume Bardet.
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La Galeria cabinet, POA, from


6DUVoHOG%URRNH

Arte Veneziana sideboard, POA from


6DUVoHOG%URRNH

Eds
pick
Antonello Italia sideboard, POA, from
6DUVoHOG%URRNH
Ligne Roset rug, $3,660,
from Domo.

Opera Contemporary sideboard, POA, from


6DUVoHOG%URRNH

STYLE CLASSICS

Ligne Roset vases, $188 (small), $241 (medium),


$364 (large), reading lamp, $2260, and table
lamp, $1,196, from Domo.

Update your home with one of these


highly crafted cabinets from Sarsield
Brooke. From retro chic and modern
minimalism to opulent glamour, these
pieces will add a touch of classic style to
any room in your home.
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Eds
pick

STYLE IN SPADES
The queen of print and uptown
glamour, fashion designer
Kate Spade is bringing her
signature, vibrant designs to
the world of interiors. The New
York-based Spade launched
her own homeware line in late
2015 and now, thanks to textile
specialist Warwick Fabrics, you
can now get your hands on her
iconic prints in New Zealand.
warwick.co.nz

Fit for a king


Never be caught out by surprise overnight guests again with the King
Dream sofa bed, from $1,930. The modular system includes recliner seats,
storage space, choice of arm widths, and multiple seating conigurations.
Best of all it converts into a comfortable bed in seconds, allowing you to
rearrange your room as soon as the doorbell rings. kingliving.co.nz

Dining table, $1,995, from Republic.

Console, $1,495, from Republic.

Store opening
A new interiors
store has opened in
Newmarket, Auckland.
Lorenz & Z stocks an
eclectic range of
European-style
furniture and
homeware. Browse
the collection at
lorenzandz.co.nz

Coffee table, $1,195, from Republic.

LETS GO RETRO
Modern retro is currently a strong trend in interior design and Republic Homes new autumn 2016 collection has everything
you need to bring this accessible look into your home. The collection includes a range of deco and 1970s-inspired pieces
made from mango wood and produced by manufacturers and suppliers who hold the same environmental and ethical
values Republic Home is known for. Standout pieces from the range include the Web glass-topped rectangular dining table,
Diamond console, and the surboard-inspired Palm Beach double shelf cofee table.
republichome.com
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Tried and tested

PHOTOGRAPHY: STUDIO ITALIA

Creating your dream kitchen and laundry just got a whole lot
easier, thanks to Fisher & Paykels new Experience Centres in
Sydney and New York. These unique retail spaces give shoppers
hands-on experience with Fisher & Paykel products, while
demonstrating what appliances would look like in their homes.
New Zealand shoppers will be able to experience something
similar with the introduction of new generation instore displays
at selected Kiwi retailers. Like the centres, these new displays
will allow customers to have either a staff-assisted or selfguided experience to help them plan the ultimate kitchen space.
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Goat skin
cushion,
$139, from
BoConcept.

Winter luxe
Add a touch of luxury to
your home this season with
the shaggy-chic trend.
Add tactile lufy chairs,
Mongolian wool rugs, and
furry cushions to your
interiors to create a cosy
atmosphere that wouldnt
be out of place in a plush
alpine chalet.

Timothy
Oulton
chair,
$4319,
from
Dawson
& Co.

Eds
pick

E-btiques to bkmark

Christopher Benjamin
The people behind
Christopher Benjamin
aim to create simple
pleasures for you and
your home with a
carefully curated range of
design-led homeware,
baby goods, and gifts.
From bath and beauty
and cushions and throws,
to chocolate and tea,
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something for your
friends and family.
christopherbenjamin.co.nz

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Father Rabbit
Father Rabbit prides
itself on elevating
mundane tasks with
beautiful design (hello
knitted cotton dish
cloths in classy colours).
The site allows shoppers
to browse by room,
brand or theme, so
whether you want white
kitchenware, gifts under
$50, or something for
Mr and Mrs Luxe, its
all here.
fatherrabbit.com

Cheeky Raskal
Cheeky Raskal specialises
in creative, affordable
wall dcor, stocking a
wide range of fun and
funky wall decals to
brighten up childrens
bedrooms or more
grown-up spaces.
The Nelson-based
business also offers
homeware, making it
a one-stop-shop for a
quick and easy room
makeover.
cheekyraskal.co.nz

Perch Home
The extensive collection
of homeware on offer at
Perch covers kitchen,
living, bed and bath,
children, and bags. The
site mixes the best of
international design, with
cult names like Orla Kiely
and Cath Kidston among
the wide range of brands
stocked. Free delivery on
orders over $100 will
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WAKE UP
AND SMELL
THE COFFEE
Getting up on a cold morning
can sometimes be a real
challenge, but a new addition
to Nespressos Grand Cru
Lungo range will have you
jumping out of bed. With
aromatic woody and
gingerbread aromas, Envivo
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VoUVW
intense coffee designed for
a large cup. Available from
June 6 at $10 for 10 capsules.
nespresso.com

Relocation,
relocation,
relocation
Dawson & Cos lagship store in
Rosedale on Aucklands North
Shore has relocated right down
the road to 38 Constellation
Drive. Thenew showroom ofers
1,000 square metres of the stylish
furnishings and accessories Dawson
& Co is known for and complements
the 40-year-old family-run
businesss concept store in Parnell.
In addition to stocking some of
the best international furniture,
lighting, and accessories brands
including Nest, Manutti, Calligaris
and Trib the new store boasts
an exclusive showroom dedicated
to British luxury furniture brand
Timothy Oulton.
dawsonandco.nz

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Get the gloss


Want a high-gloss inish
on your cabinetry
without the expense of
glass? Acrygloss from
Sage Doors ofers a lat,
relective, scratchresistant surface with a
deep mirror-like inish.
The versatile panels are
ideal for kitchen
cabinets, home oice
furniture and shelving,
and come in a range
of modern colours.
sagedoors.co.nz

Eds
pick

Colourful carpets
When selecting a carpet it can be
temptingto stick to neutral tones, but
morecolourful carpets are a great way
to enhance a rooms ambience and
complement your interior palette. Carpet
Court ofers a wide range of on-trend
colours, from warm reds to deep blues.
Better yet, they are available in the exclusive
Rhino SmartStrand Forever Clean range,
which has stain resistance built into the core
of the ibre, so this superior spill and soil
barrier cant be washed of or wear out.
carpetcourt.co.nz

LIGHT AND SHADE


Putting a new spin on the classic chandelier, this Nuage 5 Hanging Light
from Ambiance Interiors is ideal for high or sloping ceilings. Imported from
France, it is available in a range of colours with the option to change the
number and size of shades. Prices start at $2,985. ambhome.com

New reads for yr style library

Inside Venice: A Private


View of the Citys Most
Beautiful Interiors, by
Toto Bergamo Rossi
and Jean-Franois
Jaussaud $97 from
whitcoulls.co.nz

Interior Landmarks:
Treasures of New York,
by Kate Wood and
Judith Guru $105 from
whitcoulls.co.nz

Monochrome Home:
Elegant Interiors in Black
and White, by Hilary
Robertson $50 from
unitybooksonline.co.nz

Bruno Moinard:
From Line to Light
$112 from
whitcoulls.co.nz

Habitat: The Field


Guide to Decorating, by
Lauren Liess $69 from
unitybooksonline.co.nz

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Above: Norling found an antique loo table in


Christchurch and had it refurbished with a
gleaming walnut burr. The chandelier is
Murano. The piano is a family heirloom.

Divine deco
The meticulous refurbishment of this 1920s Herne Bay villa remained
faithful to the period with a subtle oriental twist.
WRITER: NADINE RUBIN NATHAN. PHOTOGRAPHER: BELINDA MERRIE.

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Left: the cofee table and art deco


chairs (upholstered in a Catherine
Martin loral design) are both by La
Galeria of Ecuador. The Kintamani
Drum Table is by David Ross. The
vintage Turkish rug was overdyed
in emperor purple.
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Below: the engraved mirror and


cabinet in the entrance are by
Arte Veneziana. The chinoiserie
wallpaper is by GP & J Baker.

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rom the age of six, Daniella Norling


remembers accompanying her
father on drives around Aucklands
picturesque Herne Bay just so she
could study some of her favourite
houses. So the design director of
Ponsonbys Trove Interior Design
was delighted when she was asked to
work her magic on one of the beloved 1920s villas on
her childhood wish list.
Norling was also no stranger to the villas new
owners a well-travelled, professional couple who
no longer have children living at home as she had
already completed a ive-star boutique hotel on
the South Island for them, as well as their previous
home on the North Island. Like Norling, they are
passionate about beautiful design and craftsmanship,
and sharing her love of art deco, they too wanted the
interiors in this house to remain somewhat faithful to
the period in which it was built.
Originally commissioned by a high-ranking
naval oicial in the 1920s, the house is an exceptional
example of New Zealands art deco style, with original
mouldings and pillars and stunning double stained
glass windows that go all the way up to the third loor
gallery and bathe the antique piano and the large
formal entrance beyond it in an almost celestial light.
Recent additions to the house extending the
kitchen, building a two-car garage, and adding a front
deck are so sympathetic to the original architecture
its hard to tell they werent always there. The owners
even went to the trouble of sourcing original 1920s
roof tiles from Iona College in Hawkes Bay, complete
with existing lichen.
Inside, Norling sourced art deco pieces to mix with
two more of her favourite styles 1930s Hollywood
regency and chinoiserie. Ilove the way these
styles ping of each other adding luxury, texture
and interest, she says, standing in the entrance
of the house, a space that boasts an impressively
large engraved mirrored art deco cabinet by Arte
Veneziana, and a caramel-hued Murano chandelier.
While Norling is usually known for her fearless
use of colour, the palette here is muted. Still, she says,
she refused to embrace beige. No one wants to live in
a bowl of porridge. For her, green is a more palatable
neutral, so she used grey-greens and mixed them
with silver and gold metallics, smoky purples, natural
timbers, licorice blacks and sharp, lacquered blacks.
You can have beauty in subtlety without going the
safe route of utter neutrality, she says.
Case in point: the soft, pearlised chinoiserie

Above: Norling
stands in front of a
painting by Russell
J Winterburn, the
lamps are by Penta
Italia. Left: she fell
in love with the
Hollywood regency
style of the
blacklacquered
bookshelves in
thehallway.

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A painting by Amanda Gruenwald hangs


above the original ireplace. The scatter
cushions in luxurious fabrics are a
combination of Zinc and Catherine Martin.
The oriental-inspired drinks cabinet was
designed by James Salmond.
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wallpaper by GP & J Baker. Its what we call gilver


gold and silver. Depending on where you walk and
where the light is, you get a lot of movement.
In fact, the wallpaper became a dcor solution
too, extending the entry hall all the way to the stairs
and transforming it into a space that is perfect for a
cocktail party. You can almost hear the tinkle of piano
keys and the antique loo table (originally designed
for playing the card game loo) begs for a plate of
canaps. Elegant black lacquered bookshelves display
gleaming gold and bronze objects as well as books that
hint at the library beyond.
Through the pillars is the formal lounge, a room
that is devoid of a television. Its about sitting around
the ire and spending time getting to know people.
Talking, laughing and drinking, says Norling. To
that more convivial end, a deco-esque cocktail
cabinet designed by James Salmond is the centre of
entertainment for the room. The owners have illed
it with Waterford martini glasses in jewel colours.
The cofee table with its glorious veneer is lanked
by art deco-style chairs by LaGaleria of Ecuador
upholstered in a loral velvet by Catherine Martin
from her Gatsby collection (Martin won two Oscars

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Above left: the main kitchen opens onto the


garden. Above right: white subway tiles and
butler sinks bring the art deco style into the
butlers kitchen. Above: the outdoor chair is
byDedon. Right: the kitchen island was made
by Robyn Labb Kitchens and the bar stools are
by Black Dog Furniture in Cambridge. The
lights are by Brucs Espaola.

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Above: a Gavin Hurley portrait takes pride of place


at the end of the passage in the guest wing. Right: a
painting by Mahiriki Tangaroa, a Rarotongan artist,
hangs above a geometric Grillon Chair by Industria.
The linen curtain is by Christian Fischbacher.

for her work on the set of the ilm TheGreat Gatsby).


Norling left the original tiling on the ireplace as well
as a couple of burns on the wooden loor in front of it.
Its part of the provenance of the house, she says.
One room Norling cannot take any credit for is the
kitchen. Aside from the three shiny black pendant
lights that hang over the island, the husband took
charge and directed it from start to inish. The house
was designed in three stages, explains Norling.
Sometimes people can go of piste in their own
homes and end up with something really disparate.
He designed the kitchen after I had inished stage
one and I was so touched that he worked with the
ethos of what I was doing in the rest of the house and
executed it here so beautifully.
Solid oak cabinetry ofsets the thick, delustered
marble bench that doubles as the dining room
table.When you come here for dinner, you
sit around one end of it, says Norling. Hes an
excellentcook and its really friendly and full of
soul.Tucked away, perpendicular to the kitchen
island is a butlers kitchen with a walk-in pantry,

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Above left: Norling created a sense of depth with layered linen, silk velvet, and
cottons in a guest room. Above right: the classic 1920s Eileen Gray side tables hold
original antique art deco lamps. Below, left: the bone side table was hand-crafted
in India for Globewest. The wallpaper is by Catherine Martin. Below, right: the
scatter cushions on the window seat are covered in Christian Fischbacher fabric.

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Above: the master bedroom features a pagoda-style headboard upholstered in a deco and oriental Linwood fabric and customdesigned oriental-inspired side tables. Norling sourced the lamp bases from Australia and gave them a lightly gilded inish before
topping them with silk shades made from the Linwood Metropolis textile range. Below left: the double basin in the bathroom is solid
oak and granite. Right: the Bloomsbury Somerset marble quartz freestanding bath is by Bagno Design. The towels are Missoni.

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You can have beauty


in subtlety without
going the safe route of
utter neutrality.

refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and oven.


Three guest bedrooms take up an entire wing of
the home and are illuminated by refurbished original
art deco light ittings and lamps. I will literally search
the world for my clients to ind the perfect object or
piece of furniture, says Norling. Its a pleasure for
me. The feminine rose room features a pale pink
watered moir silk headboard with nailing detail and
metallic chevron wallpaper from Catherine Martins
Gatsby collection. The masculine counterpart, a
room Norling afectionately refers to as the 50 shades
of grey room has three painted pale grey walls and a
fourth wallpapered with another silvery art decoinspired pattern by Martin. The largest of the guest
rooms features an array of textures from heavy Edo by
Mokum linen curtains and velvet throws, to cottons
and embroidery. This is possibly the most neutral
room in the house, says Norling, but I think the
layering of textiles and textures gives it depth.
Upstairs is a nursery for when the couples twoyear-old nephew sleeps over. Original mouldings
resembling a circus tent set the tone for Catherine
Martins Circus Parade wallpaper, illed with big top
imagery. You can sit in this room and tell a story
to a child just by picking out a character from the
wallpaper, says Norling. Its magical.
Across the passage, the master bedroom boasts
a spectacular view of Coxs Bay and beyond. It is
here that Norlings love of chinoiserie is given its
full expression via a custom-designed pagoda-style
headboard upholstered in a linen pattern featuring
egrets, and black lacquer side tables with orientalinspired handles. An armchair in one corner has
part of an obi over the back. Ive used subtle oriental
motifs quite heavily, she admits. At the foot of the
bed, a vintage shaved oriental rug adds warmth to the
original wooden loors. I like my interiors to look like
theyve been built up slowly and lived in and loved.

Above: the circusthemed nursery


wallpaper isby
Catherine Martin.
Left: the subway
tiles, herringbone
pattern on the loor,
and angular sink
stay true to the art
decoethos.

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Textiles
UPDATE

ZOFFANY AKASHI WALLCOVERINGS AND EDO FABRICS


COLLECTION, FROM TEXTILIA.

Bring your interiors to life with tactile fabrics


in this seasons trending colours and designs.

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METALLIC
Play the alchemist with shimmering gold, burnished bronze and polished platinum.
2

Alfredo Martinez 2016

Magda Stepien Lyga 2016

1. Black Edition Koto Bronze fabric, from Seneca. 2. Misia Overseas fabric, from Textilia. 3. James Dunlop Horizon fabric, from James Dunlop Textiles.
4. litis Raja wallcovering, from Seneca. 5. Kate Spade for Kravet Mazzy Dot fabric, from Warwick Fabrics. 6. Romo Loriano Tapestry fabric, from Seneca.

Flooring & paint

*HUpRU6HQVR3UR
Lock Brushbox, from
Carpet Court.

*HUpRU3ULPHWH[
Cajou Honey, from
Carpet Court.

Quick Step Eligna


Natural Vanished Oak,
from Carpet Court.

*HUpRU6HQVR3UR
Lock Tallowwood,
from Carpet Court.

Resene
Hemisphere.

Resene
Bullwhip.

Resene
Woodburn.

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SPICE
Ofset the warmth of earthy cinnamon and turmeric hues with cool, calming blue.
1

Vionnet Fall Winter 16/17

Lanvin Fall/Winter 16/17

1. Mokum Madura fabric, from James Dunlop Textiles. 2. litis Essaouira fabric, from Seneca. 3. Misia Bal Bullier fabric, from Textilia.
4. Kravet Kebir fabric, from Warwick Fabrics. 5. Lorca Coquine wallcovering, from Atelier Textiles. 6. Misia Palmette Art fabric, from Textilia.

Flooring & paint

Karndean Opus
Grano, from
Carpet Court.
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Quick Step Largo


Grey Vintage Oak,
from Carpet Court.

Terra Ligna Scandia Quick Step Largo White


Copenhagen, from
Vintage Oak, from
Carpet Court.
Carpet Court.

Resene
Subzero.

Resene
Tide.

Resene
Tango.

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VILLA NOVA AYMARA COLLECTION, FROM JAMES DUNLOP TEXTILES.

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BARBARA BARRY CHALET COLLECTION, FROM WARWICK FABRICS.

ARTISAN
For a luxe, handmade feel choose embroidered patterns, chunky weaves, and shaggy woollen throws.
1

Harman Grubisa 2016

Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2016

1. Colefax and Fowler Baptista fabric, from Atelier Textiles. 2. Mark Alexander Shaker fabric, from Seneca. 3. Mokum Timbuktu fabric, from James Dunlop
Textiles. 4. Misia Calusa fabric, from Textilia. 5. GP & J Baker Farley Stripe fabric, from Warwick Fabrics. 6. Misia Montparnos fabric, from Textilia.

Flooring & paint

Quick Step Classic Oak


Natural laminate, from
Carpet Court.

Quick Step Classic


Old Oak Grey, from
Carpet Court.

Quick Step Eligna


Caribbean Oak Grey,
from Carpet Court.

Quick Step Eligna


Wide Reclaimed
Chestnut Natural,
from Carpet Court.

Resene
Awash.

Resene Half
Inside Back.

Resene
Tiara.

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BOTANICAL
Evoke the tranquillity of an English country garden with delicate loral designs.
1
2

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 16/17

Mary Katrantzou SS16/17

1. litis Pondicherry wallcovering, from Seneca. 2. Hunt Slonem for Groundworks Catelayas fabric, from Warwick Fabrics. 3. Zoffany Edinbridge fabric, from
Textilia. 4. Brunschwig & Fils Spring fabric, from Warwick Fabrics. 5. Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little Flamingo Club wallcovering, from Seneca.
6. Pegasus Potpourri fabric, from James Dunlop Textiles.

Flooring & paint

*HUpRU3ULPHWH[
Hometown White, from
Carpet Court.
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*HUpRU3ULPeWH[
Fisherman Ocean,
from Carpet Court.

Quick Step Eligna


White Brushed Pine,
from Carpet Court.

4XLFN6WHS6WUDWLoH
History Oak, from
Carpet Court.

Resene
Wonderland.

Resene
Sonique.

Resene
Sassy.

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BLENDWORTH MYSTICAL COLLECTION,


FROM MALCOLM FABRICS.

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PIERRE FREY COLLECTION, FROM ATELIER TEXTILES.

TRIBAL
Contrast brightly coloured ethnic prints with natural materials to channel the urban jungle.
1

PatBo 2016

Isabela Capeto 2016

1. Jonathan Adler for Kravet Electrify Tulip fabric, from Warwick Fabrics. 2. Misia Pacos Suit fabric, from Textilia. 3. Kirkby Design Point fabric,
from James Dunlop Textiles. 4. Misia Capucin fabric, from Textilia. 5. James Dunlop Aztec fabric, from James Dunlop Textiles.
6. Brunschwig & Fils Santa Catarina fabric, from Warwick Fabrics.

Flooring & paint

*HUpRU7H[OLQH(VVHQFH
Harbour Blue, from
Carpet Court.

Quick Step Eligna


Morning Oak Light,
from Carpet Court.

4XLFN6WHS6WUDWLoH
Rough Oak Beige, from
Carpet Court.

*HUpRU6HQVR3UR
Lock Tallowwood
from Carpet Court.

Resene
Oasis.

Resene
Popcorn.

Resene
Urbane.

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ROMO COLLECTION, FROM SENECA.

BLUSH
Dusky pink is having a fashion moment, layer up several diferent tones and team with softest grey.
1

Chanel Fall/Winter 16/17

Tory Burch 2016

1. JAB Almeria fabric, from Seneca. 2. Romo Ortiz Crocus fabric, from Seneca. 3. Misia Bal Bullier fabric, from Textilia. 4. James Dunlop Inca fabric,
from James Dunlop Textiles. 5. James Dunlop Izmir fabric, from James Dunlop Textiles. 6. James Dunlop Hub fabric, from James Dunlop Textiles.

Flooring & paint

*HUpRU6HQVR3UR
Lock Limed Oak, from
Carpet Court.

Karndean Opus
Taipa, from
Carpet Court.

*HUpRU3ULPHWH[
7ZHHG6LOYHU*UH\
from Carpet Court.

*HUpRU7H[OLQH&RPIRUW
.H\ZHVW*ULV from
Carpet Court.

Resene
Irresistible.

Resene
Gelato.

Resene
$YDODQFKH.

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FULL
S AT U R AT I O N
Dont conine colour blocking to your wardrobe dress
your interiors in complementary tones to make
a serious style statement.
STYLIST: LOUISE HILSZ. PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL ROOKE.

Karakter chair, $3,400 a pair, upholstered in Black


Edition Kansai Velvet fabric, from Seneca. Cube
upholstered in GP & J Baker Menagerie velvet, from
Warwick Fabrics. Side table, $475, and angular table,
$990, from Miss Lolo. Moooi lamp, $5,040, from ECC.
0XOWL)LQLVKSDLQWLQ.LQJoVKHU'DLV\E\Resene.
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Bolier & Co chair, $5,663, from


Cavit & Co. litis cushion (front),
from Seneca. Hide cushion (rear),
SDLQWLQJDQGpDPLQJR
$329, from Republic. Side table,
$495, from Kartell. Tom Dixon
lamp, $585, from ECC. Multi-Finish
paint in Grenadier, by Resene.

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Marac chair and fabric cushion,


POA, from 6DUVoHOG%URRNH.
Mongolian lambswool cushion,
$229, rug, $399, and pendant light,
$329, from )UHQFK&RXQWU\
&ROOHFWLRQV. Side table, $1,345, and
candle holders (inside vases), $15
and $43, from 5HSXEOLF. Vases,
$320 and $198, from :HHNHQG
7UDGHU. Multi-Finish paint in Half
Jumbo, by Resene. SmartStrand
Calhoun Steel Canyon carpet,
from &DUSHW&RXUW.

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Tolix chair, $895, and


table, $970, from Madder
& Rouge. Moooi lamp,
$2,500, from ECC. Mirror,
$495, from Shut the
Front Door. Misia Ocean
Drive fabric, from Textilia.
Multi-Finish paint in
Princess, by Resene. Pure
Colour Fibre Belle Heidi
carpet, from Carpet Court.

Kirkby Design by Jon


Burgerman upholstered
chair, from James
Dunlop Textiles.
Zanotta side table,
$1,930, from Studio
Italia. Normann
Copenhagen clock,
$99, and Le Klint light,
$376, from Design
Denmark. litis Tangka
wallcovering, from
Seneca. Multi-Finish
SDLQW RQpRRU LQ
Refresh, by Resene.

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Arper chair, $837, from UFL. Stool,


$521, by Kartell. Lamp, $299, and
poof, $190, from Republic. Gregor
Kregar gnome, $7,200, from Gow
Langsford Gallery. Cushion, $200,
from Le Monde. Multi-Finish paint
in Groovy, by Resene.

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Paint e
R AINBOW
Take your pick of the pigments
with Resenes extensive new
colour collection.

ed, orange, yellow, green, blue,


indigo and violet we learn the
seven colours of the rainbow
as children, but in reality the number
of possible shades is ininite. Luckily,
Resenes new Multi-Finish collection
has896 colours to choose from, meaning
you can now paint the rainbow and
thensome.
The range is presented in a series of
64 palettes, making it easy to tap into
this seasons tone-on-tone trend, which
transforms walls from a neutral canvas
for more vibrant furnishings into an
integral part of a rooms design.
Our perception of colour depends
onlight, which is why colours appear to
change in tone from day to night and
why it is vitally important to test your
favourite colours using Resene testpots
in the room you want to use them in.
Simply paint two coats of your chosen
Resene testpot onto A2 card, leaving a
border around the edge (this separates
the new colour from the existing one
so you see the true colour). Move your
painted swatches around the room
during the day and at night to see which
work best. Roll your swatch into a big
cylinder, with the colour on the inside,
and look down it to see how the paint
would look on all walls.

Get more colour and paint inspiration


from your Resene ColorShop.
0800 RESENE (737 363) resene.co.nz
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SERENE GREEN

Resene Lemon Twist Resene Lemon Ginger

Resene Dingley

Resene Spring Rain

Interior designers recognise the efect


ofcolour on our moods green is
naturally calming, making it a great
choice for bedrooms or studies. For a
seamless tone-on-tone look, choose
shades of green with varying undertones
of yellow and blue (the two colours that
make green) and pick out individual
pieces in both these colours to create
contrast. Team green with natural
materials, such as tan leather and wood.

Colour | REPORT

RHYTHM AND BLUES


While traditionally considered a
cool colour, layering tones of blue
from iris to deep indigo can add
surprising warmth to a room. To create
a sophisticated modern look, combine
blue furnishings in tactile materials,
like velvet and wool, with geometric
patterns for maximum visual texture.

Resene St Tropaz Resene Quarter Frozen

Resene Decadence

Resene Sail

PHOTOGRAPHY: EDWARD URRUTIA/ BAUERSYNDICATION.COM.AU

FLAMBOYANT FUCHSIA
Think pink is the domain of young girls
bedrooms? Think again this colour
makes a bold statement for those who
dare. Keep it adult by tempering pastel
shades with deep coral, bright fuchsia, and
grounding aubergine. Pink is naturally
warm but it is also calming, making it a
versatile choice. Add an edge to pink walls
and furniture with metallic accessories in
gold, silver, copper and bronze.

Resene Pink Lace

Resene Smitten

Resene Pursuit

Resene De Janeiro
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Designs

FOR LIFE
Design expert Jane Carolan discusses her role as
an ambassador for Carpet Court and explains
how to use colour in your home.

Q&A JANE CAROLAN

design ambassador for Carpet Court

What does your role at Carpet Court entail?


Carpet Court approached me to work on tools and content
to help take the headache and stress out of making design
decisions. We want to ensure the principals of how customers
make looring decisions are looked at holistically and cover
everything from colour, desire and need, to practicality
andbudget.
How important is looring in the design process?
Very you can easily change a poor paint decision, its not
so simple to rip up a loor you have just put down. More
importantly, a good loor decision really helps solidify the look
and feel of the style you want to create.

and develop a space based on how the light changes


throughout the day. Something as simple as changing
the orientation of furniture in a room to factor in the
light source can alter the entire feel of a space without
spending a penny.

How did your career in interiors evolve?


My interest in interiors began at a very young age with a
penchant for gold lam and anything that glittered! This
changed thankfully, but my love of colour and texture didnt.
Later on I worked for a boutique paint company mixing colour.
This evolved into collaborations with institutions and galleries,
and the formulation of colours for residential and commercial
clients. In 2006 I established Venia Design, a full service
designconsultancy.

Whose house would you love to peek inside?


My love of skulls and butterlies naturally draws me to
artist Damien Hirsts home.

What are you most inspired by?


People and how resilient we are. Think about the humble origins
of Coco Chanel, the daughter of a laundrywoman who inspired
millions with those immortal words: Fashion fades, only style
remains the same.
Whats the irst thing you notice when you walk into a home?
The natural light source because it is so important to how we
live and how we function. In design, natural light determines
the orientation and low of a room and we naturally tend to build

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Whats on your interiors wish list this winter?


I want to recover my sofa in a dark chocolate velvet as
my boys have destroyed the existing cover. I seem to
have a thing for dark, earthy velvets this year.
What is your top renovating tip?
Design and decorating can be daunting but dont let
that put you of we are all creative beings. Start small,
be considered, set a budget, sort your likes from your
dislikes and enjoy.
The team at Carpet Court know loors likeno one else. They
have looring showrooms across New Zealand and ofer a
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carpetcourt.co.nz or call 0800 787 777.

COMBINING COLOUR
When creating a combination of colour for a room,
startwith your canvas. The loor and walls are the
backdrop to the introduction of your colour scheme.
Flooring provides the structure and the grounding
elements required to bring your colour combinations
tofruition. Using a neutral-coloured loor in any
product allows you to accent and layer with either cool
or warm tones and does not restrict you to staying
within these palettes if you feel the need for a change.
Dark chocolate and steely grey carpets, and washed-out
white woods and burnished walnut are all excellent
looring choices for anycolour palette. When working
with colour, the choice can be overwhelming. Colour
wheels are a useful tool in helping to decide which
shades to use as your accents, as they contain the 12
primary, secondary and tertiary colours and can be split
into twopalettes of complementary warm and cool
tones. When decorating, think about a rooms use and
what you personally like to help identify which palette
to work with.

Cavalier Bremworth
Sunsmart Seventh Wave,
from Carpet Court.

Karndean Van
Gogh White
Washed Oak, from
Carpet Court.

Quick Step Variano Champagne


Brut, from Carpet Court.

SmartStrand Silk
Gentle Essence
Billowing Cloud, from
Carpet Court.

Quick Step
Variano Champagne
Brut, from
Carpet Court.

Karndean
Van Gogh
Walnut, from
Carpet Court.

SmartStrand
Calhoun Durham
Lakes, from
Carpet Court.

SmartStrand
Ingenious Flair
Domino, from
Carpet Court.

Warm palette

Cool palette

Warm colours are energising and


strong. The six warm hues on the
colour wheel are: yellow-green,
yellow, orange-yellow, orange,
red-orange, and red.
Reds and oranges: these colours
represent power, they raise
energy levels, and because they
are the colours of heat, they evoke
warmth and are invigorating.
Yellows: cheery and uplifting,
yellow is a colour that appears
to loat. Like sunshine, it is a
compelling colour but one to
watch as if used incorrectly, it
can appear sickening. The key is
to think of the muted, muddied
yellows found in nature.
Tip: nature provides harmonious
palettes with a balance of warm
and cool, light and dark colours.
Your aim is to create this sense
of balance in a room with your
colour palette.

Cool colours evoke feelings of


calm and relaxation. The six cool
hues on the colour wheel are:
green, blue-green, blue, bluepurple, purple, and purple-red.
Blues and purples: these
colours symbolise serenity.
Skyblues evoke wide, open
spaces while soft duck egg
bluesofer tranquillity. These
are good colours for bedrooms
and bathrooms. Dark blues are
rich and inviting when used as
anaccent.
Greens: known as natures
neutral, green hues incorporate
both the cooling agents of blue
and the heat of yellow and ofer a
freshness other colours dont. It
is the most restful colour on the
eye and suited to any room.
Tip: use other neutrals whites,
blacks and greys to play on
light, shadow and form.

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Above: console, feathered orange hat and pink


ceramic vases all from Republic. Left: KinganJones wearing Staple + Cloth on her patio.

CLAIRE KINGAN-JONES
ormer fashion designer Claire
Kingan-Jones has created a relaxed
feel in the Auckland home she shares
with her husband and teenage sons. The
former owner/designer of womens fashion
labels RJC and Kingan-Jones has travelled
extensively, particularly in India, Bali and
her native South Africa, where she picked
up both knick-knacks for her home and a
fearless approach to colour. So it was an
easy decision for her to work with interior
designer and former Republic publicist
Fiona McLeod to create a resort feel in her
Herne Bay home.
She and husband Struan Kingan bought
the two-storey house when sons Byron and
Oscar were preschoolers. They enlisted
architect Andrew Meiring to reconigure
the property, which now has four bedrooms,
three bathrooms and three living areas. The
sleek, modern kitchen opens onto a patio
and sizeable pool with a barbecue area, all in
keeping with Kingan-Jones love of casual
entertaining and abusy, noisy household.
She enjoys hunting for dcor inds that
she can revamp, favouring mid-century
modern and art deco pieces and describes
her interior style as eclectic, contemporary
with classical references. I dont like being
precious about a space, she says.
ionamcleoddesign.co.nz

Style

FILES
Naomi Larkin takes a sneak peek
behind the doors of three homes with
individual lair.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: BELINDA MERRIE.

Style | FILES

Above: the armchair, white goat skin ottoman, copper drum stool (used as a side table) and yellow vase in the formal lounge are all from
Republic. Right: the wooden dining table and cream ceramic dinnerware are also from Republic. The glasses and feathered lightshade are
Kingan-Jones own. Below left: the framed photograph, taken by Kingan-Jones father, adds to the retro look created by the chocolate
tie-dyed chair and sideboard, both from Republic. Right: Kingan-Jones designed the kitchen to enhance her love of cooking.

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VICKI VULETA AND GARY LANGSFORD

Above: Vuleta and


Langsford in their
Auckland home. Langsford
is seated in a Campana
brothers Alligator chair.
Right: a collection of objet
including a lemon glass
cloche by Luke Jacomb.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: REBEKAH ROBINSON.

icki Vuleta and Gary Langsford


are prominent members of the
New Zealand art and design scene,
so its hardly surprising their home is an
absolute standout. A massive concrete cube
spanning four levels and straddling a corner
on Aucklands Upper Queen Street, the
building also houses Vuletas art, vintage and
interiors business, Design55, and is home to
her 19-year-old daughter Isabella.
The couple bought the former warehouse
in 2005, completely gutted it and engaged
the services of New York-based Kiwi
architect David Howell. It was designed
to be sculptural from the outside, says
Langsford, a long-time art collector, dealer
and owner of the Gow Langsford galleries in
Lorne and Kitchener streets.
Inside its a slick, high-walled, allwhite space that showcases the couples
extraordinary art, furniture and objet
collection to perfection. Modern
masterpieces by the likes of British artist
Damien Hirst are mixed with highlycollectable 1940s Italian vintage furniture,
a rare historic wooden cross from the
Solomon Islands, a silver plate by Pablo
Picasso and glasswork by Anne Robinson.
You can put anything together so long as
the quality is right, says Langsford.
The open-plan kitchen, dining and
principal living area is the heart of the
homeas the couple entertain often for
business and pleasure. We love sharing
it because were passionate about what we
do,says Vuleta.
On the top loor is the couples
bedroomand ensuite bathroom (with
a viewto downtown Auckland and the
harbour from the tub), opening onto a large
balcony and rooftop-style garden with
enviable views over the city to the Waitakere
Ranges. The garden is my sanctuary, says
Vuleta. Its our space. This is true urban
living and it its the couples lifestyle and
professional needs to a tee. I didnt want to
be moving lawns in Herne Bay or cleaning
pools, says Langsford.
gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz
design55.co.nz

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Above left: a painting by Aboriginal artist Jack Dale Mengenen hangs above an antique Solomon Islands cruciix displayed on a 1940s
Osvaldo Borsani console. The paintings are by Miranda Parkes. Above right: the artwork is by Damien Hirst and the Puppy vase is by Jef
Koons. The Fornasetti candle (stocked by Design55) sits beside a painting by Colin McCahon. Below left: the painting is by Dale Frank, the
white limited-edition Cactus by Gufram, the steel dining table is vintage French and the crystal bowl is by Anne Robinson. Right: the wall
installation was completed by Sara Hughes, the silver plate in the centre is by Pablo Picasso and the skull artwork by Andy Warhol.

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Left: Nicholls sits on a vintage Manatunga rug by


Mosgiel Woollens. Her Afghan kilim rug is a cherished
80s Christmas gift from her father. Below: a junk shop
mid-century cabinet houses storage boxes from Kate
Spade. The painting is by Taranaki artist John McLean,
the cartoon by Trace Hodgson, and the crayon drawing
by Waiheke artist Mike Gibson. The moon table lamp
was designed by Michelle Ben Zur (moonlights.co.nz).

hen North & South art director and


columnist Jenny Nicholls bought her 1940s
cottage on Waiheke in 2007, it was more
holiday crash pad than the permanent home Nicholls
needed. There was enough shelf space for a few cans
of spaghetti and some togs, but not enough for my
books or even my shoes! You couldnt swing a cat
in the kitchen, and the rainwater tank was the size
of a washing machine. To cap it all, everything was a
dreary beige, except the carpet, which was grey.
After the irst crucial purchase (a bigger
rainwatertank), Nicholls set to work bringing colour
into the house with some nail-biting online buys.
The mercury gold glass lights, linen curtains and
Fornasetti ish wallpaper were all impulsive sale
bargains from US website anthropologie.com.
Then a fortuitous island friendship with spatial

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designer Michelle Ben Zur made everything easier.


I saw her house, says Nicholls, and thought: I need
some of that! Ben Zur made architectural drawings
of Nicholls two-storey home, reworking the kitchen,
dining area, bathroom and laundry without changing
the footprint. I thought I could do the interior design
myself, but it is much more eicient working with a
professional. Michelle is an ideas machine. Setting
cube shelves into the kitchen wall, for instance,
freedup space in the kitchen and, in a stroke, also
made space for a bookshelf in the bedroom.
Ben Zur supervised the building and tiling
andeven designed the bookcases and lighting
herself. Imbeige phobic I love mixing patterns,
says Nicholls. Agreat designer like Michelle is a
personality lavourenhancer.
benzur.net

WRITER: IRVING CAREY. PHOTOGRAPHY: REBEKAH ROBINSON.

JENNY NICHOLLS

Style | FILES

Above left: a steel pole holds pots and utensils at arms reach in the small kitchen. Two Ikea trolleys work well as portable under-bench pantries.
Above right: the sideboard was a Trade Me bargain. The glass light and Fornasetti wallpaper are from anthropologie.com. Below left: the chest
of drawers in the bedroom is by Waiheke designer Heidi Altmann. Below right: the deep bookcase was designed by Michelle Ben Zur. Thehandpainted ceramic poodle was made in Japan in the 50s. The wall displays pictures by photographers Nicholls has worked with.

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The queen of

PAINT
Annie Sloan is the artist behind
the decorative painting trend that has
transformed the way we style our homes.

f youve ever looked at an old piece of furniture


and thought with a lick of paint, that could look
really great, chances are youre already familiar
with the work of Annie Sloan. The Australian-born
artist has single-handedly transformed the home
decorating industry over the past 30 years and in
the process kick-started a DIY revolution (a quick
YouTube search reveals morethan 64,500 videos of
Sloan-inspired refurbishment projects).
At the heart of her success is the Chalk Paint by
Annie Sloan range of fast-drying paints in vintageinspired colours, which Sloan developed out of
frustration in the 1990s when she couldnt ind paint
that was suiciently quick and easy to use. The best
bit? Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan can be applied to
just about any surface, without the need to prime,
sand or remove old wax or varnish. Once people
start using my Chalk Paint, they fast discover that
it is not only practical but immensely creative,
rewarding and a great way to transform their
homes, says Sloan, who trained in ine art before
turning to decorative work in the 1970s.
There are more than 30 shades in the Chalk
Paint by Annie Sloan range, which is available from
1,500 hand-picked stockists around the world. The
paint naturally dries into what Sloan describes
as a velvety matt inish, and her online tutorials
demonstrate more advanced techniques, from
waxing and mixing your own colours to vintage
distressing and creating the rustic chippy look.
Now in her 60s and author of 25 books
including industry bible The Complete Book of
Decorative Paint Techniques the UK-based
Sloans contagious enthusiasm (see those online
tutorials) continues to inspire home painters and
professionals alike to take the make do and mend
ethos to the stylish nextlevel.

Above: Annie Sloan has revolutionised home decorating. Below: this chest of
drawers was painted in a custom blend of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan using
Emperors Silk, Scandinavian Pink, Barcelona Orange and English Yellow.

Annie Sloan Emperors Silk

Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink

Annie Sloan Barcelona Orange

For New Zealand stockists, visit anniesloan.com


Annie Sloan English Yellow
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with Kovacs since 1972.

Made right,

MADE HERE
Kovacs inely crafted furniture relects the
brands European heritage and enduring
commitment to both comfort and style.

rowing up around the family business


gave Johnny and Hildy Kovacs irst-hand
experience of what it takes to make it in the
world of furniture design. Kovacs started out like
many businesses in New Zealand, in the garage of
our family home in Christchurch, says Johnny.
His parents Stephen and Maria Kovacs emigrated
to New Zealand in 1957, having lived as refugees
in Austria, where they made handbags and shoes,
after escaping the communist regime in Hungary.
With his new-found freedom and passion for craft,
Stephen soon realised he could design and make
his own furniture. My mother was a good sewer
and pattern maker, so they worked well together
and in 1959 furniture making became their full
timepursuit, says Johnny.
At a young age, Johnny and Hildy started
learningthe skills that go into each design, both
joining the family irm after university. Its a made
by hand, know by heart philosophy, says designer
Hildy. From sourcing the leather and fabrics

Grace chair covered in James Dunlop


Heavenly Velvet, $4,361, by Kovacs.

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to constructing frames and sewing upholstery, every cut,


stitchornail is undertaken with care.
Despite many industry changes, the rise of lat-pack
furniture and direct importing, Kovacs has stayed true to
Stephens vision, producing inely crafted pieces that can be
inished in a fabric or leather chosen by the customer. Its
the diference between us and what is available on the mass
market, says Johnny. But there are still a lot of people who
believe we import our furniture, so we wanted to address this
in our new advertising campaign to make people proud of
supporting skilled local craftspeople. We make it right. We
make it here.
As the company approaches its 60th anniversary Johnny
saysKovacs will continue to evolve to meet its customers
needs, while maintaining the standards of excellence and lair
the brand has become known for.
At my fathers funeral in 1993, a Christchurch resident of
Hungarian origin gave me a pair of shoes my father had made
for him when he irst arrived in New Zealand, he says in
testament to the craftsmanship that has made Kovacs one of the
most respected and well-loved names in the industry today.

Detroit modular sofa covered in


Mokum Veranda fabric from James
Dunlop Textiles, $10,237, by Kovacs.

Louis swivel chair covered in Quilt Blazer


Plymouth and Blazer Plymouth wool from
Textilia $2,270, by Kovacs.

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My winter

STYLE
Four women reveal the secret to looking
good when the temperature drops.

Q&A LYNNE HOWARD

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANGIE HUMPHREYS/SHOT AT CAVIT&CO.

Hawkes Bay-based marketing and brand


manager for Cavit & Co

How would you describe your personal style?


My style is unstructured. I endeavour to look
professional but relaxed at the same time. I have a
couple of tailored jackets, but in the main I prefer
oversized everything, except for trousers.
How does your style change in winter?
If anything my wardrobe is even more unstructured
during winter. Oversized t-shirt dresses, lots of
layering and overcoats. I love contrasts in texture.
What about accessories?
I like to wear scarves in winter, they break up
the blackness of my wardrobe, and I always wear
glovesnot only do they protect my hands but
theyre also just a little bit Audrey Hepburn.

Sunglasses, $390,
by Prada.
Jeans,
$340,
by Taylor.

What is your dream winter destination?


Scotland. Its one of the most beautiful countries Ive
had the pleasure of visiting scenery that cant be
captured, great food, and Scottish people who have a
quick sense of humour they readily share.
What would you pack?
I never travel without a large pair of sunglasses
currently Prada and Id take a Trelise Cooper
Cotton Eye Joe Dress to the Nines Dress, Taylor
Integral jeans, and a couple of simple crew neck
merino jumpers. Go-anywhere boots are vital and
Idtake a pair of Isabel Marant ankle boots.
What is your winter fragrance?
I wear Chanel N5 all year.

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Chanel N5
EDP 100ml,
$281.
Isabel Marant boots,
$898, from Workshop.
Scotland

Q&A FRANCES FORDHAM


project leader at Auckland-based
architectural practice Ponting Fitzgerald

How does your style change in winter?


I add cashmere and coats.
Do you have a work uniform?
Flat boots, coats, sloppy cardigans and plenty of dark
Zambesi or NOM*d layers.
What are your fashion rules?
None! I recently wore a lit-up chandelier that I made
into a headdress for a festival, followed by head to toe
leopard print with a fruity hat...
How do accessories feature in your style?
Sunglasses, leather bags, scarves and chunky rings.
Whats the best fashion advice youve been given?
To hunt for and invest in well-designed and
well-made, timeless pieces. In my case, this has
resulted in a collection of new or second-hand
European coats and jackets that I love and will
continue to wear for a long time.
What is your dream winter destination?
New York.

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANGIE HUMPHREYS/SHOT AT PONTING FITZGERALD PROJECT.

How would you describe your personal style?


Tailored, utilitarian, clean lines, more textural than
colourful. I could also be describing the architecture
we do.

Boots, $920, from


Rag & Bone.

New York

What would you pack?


My Joseph cashmere coat, Rag & bone Moto boots
for exploring, and a Harry & Co carry-on to maximise
suitcase space coming home.
What would you never wear?
Its unlikely youd ind me in any kind of girly, frilly,
bright purple ensemble.
What is always in your make-up bag?
LOral Paris Double Extension Mascara and
MACFluidline.
What is your winter fragrance?
Issey Miyake is my signature fragrance.

Travel bag, $599, from


Harry & Co.

Ring,
$2,125, by
Meadowlark.

Coat,
US$1,024,
from
Joseph.

Issey Miyake
LEau dIssey EDP
90ml, $195.
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Q&A JANICE KUMAR-WARD


Auckland-based interior designer

What does your job entail?


Designer. Interior architect. Mother.

PHOTOGRAPHY: REBEKAH ROBINSON/ SHOT AT STUDIO ITALIA.

How would you describe your personal style?


Practical, wash and wear. I love to wear special
vintage conversation pieces or things that hark
back to my grandmothers on my maternal side
its tailored coats Ive been handed down and on my
fathers side its Indian gold jewellery, neck pieces or
heavily beaded shawls.
Do you have a work uniform?
White shirts from Country Road, Witchery or
Barkers if Ive borrowed my husbands. The good old
Glassons black skivvy (I buy three a season), Zambesi
Pony pants, and Beau Coops Windsor boots because
I have to wear clothes that are suitable for building
sites and boardrooms.
What are your favourite colour combinations
when it comes to fashion?
Black, white and tan. Never red.
What fashion looks keep women youthful?
White shirts, classical lines that latter, and
accessories that show your individuality or tell a
story. This is akin to the way I design interiors.

Scarf, $320,
by Bird and
Knoll.

Shirt, $139, by
Witchery.

What do you never leave home without?


Vintage heirloom broaches, op shop belts and my
mammoth Superette carry-all, which was a gift from
a dear client and friend.
What is your dream winter destination?
Bluf for oyster season.
What would you pack?
Merino, anything cashmere, oversized scarves from
Bird and Knoll or my NOM*d Butterly scarf, my
grandmothers leather gloves, and an old pair of
NOM*d pants I might have stolen from my sister!
What is your winter fragrance?
Florabotanica by Balenciaga.

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Boots, $469,
by Beau
Coops.

Cardigan, $684, by
Standard Issue.
Bluf

Balenciaga
Florabotanica
EDP 100ml,
$200.

Q&A MARIE STRAUSS

fashion designer and owner of DADA


Boutique in Dunedin

How would you describe your personal style?


I would say its eclectic, edgy and preppy, with an
emphasis on structure, form and colour. Lots of
interesting jewellery, oversized scarves and big bags.
How does your style change in winter?
Its mainly the fabrics that change rather than the
style. In winter I switch from cotton, linen and
viscose to wool and cashmere. I also wear more boots
and leather shoes.
What are your fashion rules?
Keep it simple but surprising. Always wear very
goodquality clothing with an emphasis on inishing
and detail.
What is your fashion obsession?
Interesting colour combinations and unusual
jewellery.

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALAN DOVE/SHOT AT DADA BOUTIQUE..

What does your job entail?


I own DADA Boutique, a small European-style
boutique in Dunedin. I stock diferent labels but I
also design a big percentage of the clothing under my
own label, DADA Collection.

Paris

What fashion looks keep women youthful?


It is an attitude rather than speciic items women
who dare to wear colour and interesting combinations
are always inclined to look more youthful.

Necklace,
$220, by
Walter van
Beirendonck.

What is your dream winter destination?


Paris.
Coat, $1,200,
by DADA
Collection.

What would you pack?


Some knitted, long-sleeve t -shirts by American
Vintage in cream, navy, and black. A big Marni
bag, Agnona cashmere jersey, Jil Sander navy
coat, Closed jeans in navy and black, some Henry
Beguelin loafers, scarves by Lillie Toogood, and an
acid yellow beanie by Standard Issue.
What is always in your make-up bag?
Nars lip pencils in orange and bright red.

Pants, $420,
by DADA
Collection.

Coat, $1,200,
by DADA
Collection.

Nars Satin
Lip Pencils in
Lodhi (left) and
Luxembourg,
$47 each.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: LISA KOHEN / LIVING INSIDE.

Colourful interiors
take many forms,
as these inspirational
homes show.

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Below: a palette of bright green and


hot pink relects Gallis love of colour.
Right: the white leather sofaand
framed RoyLichtenstein wallpaper
add a 70s disco vibe to the room.

Urban fantasy
Wildlife motifs and splashes of bright colour transformed this
dark Brooklyn townhouse into a whimsical wonderland.
PHOTOGRAPHER: COSTAS PICADAS/GAP INTERIORS.

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Below: lora and fauna are


dominant themes throughout
the house, including this large
statue of a deer and palm tree in
the livingroom.

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anhattan-based interior
designer Fawn Galli,
has created the perfect
getaway from city
life in her Brooklyn
brownstone. After 15
years living it up as a
hard-working party
girl in the West Village, a pregnant Galli and
her architect husband Julio Salcedo crossed the
Brooklyn bridge just over a decade ago to set up
home in the family-friendly neighbourhood of
Carroll Gardens.
They purchased a 760 square metre, turn of
the 20th century townhouse, which was painted
red inside and was somewhat dark and dreary.
Galli immediately set about bringing light into the
four-storey home with a quirky design aesthetic she
describes as a mix of 70s disco, Alice in Wonderland
and modern vintage. Key to the look is Gallis love
of nature and her desire to include lora and fauna
motifs throughout the home including a life-size
black ibreglass deer acquired at the Chelsea Flower
Market, which stands proudly by the ireplace in the
living room.
The nice aspect of this townhouse is the front
garden, says Galli, while discussing her afection
for her home. I feel like theres a real kind of restful
moment from the streets and the craziness of New
York City as soon as I enter the garden.
The inluence of the garden is evident throughout
the house, thanks to Gallis vibrant colour palette
of bright green and hot pink. I love colour and a
sense of animal life and fantasy, which I wanted to
incorporate into the interiors, she explains.
Galli, her husband and sons, Gaspar and Laszlo,
occupy a duplex over the two lower loors of the
brownstone and rent out the upper loors. The
main loor contains the living room, dining room,
kitchen and powder room, while the bedrooms and

Above: a pair of
reupholstered 70s
Milo Baughman
armchairs sit below
a photo by Jonathan
Ball, which is
mounted against
metallic wallpaper
to relect light
around the house.
Left: a gold rabbit by
Paul Smith and a
hot pink rabbit sit
on a mantelpiece.

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Below: an acrylic chandelier hovers above


the white marble Saarinen Tulip table, the
chairs are vintage white leather, the
walnut bookshelves were custom-made.

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Above: interior designer Fawn Galli and her family have lived
in the four-storey Brooklyn brownstone for just over a decade.

bathroom are all on the lower loor at garden level.


The couple kept renovations to a minimum, instead choosing
to open up the space with colour and clever design tricks. With
most townhouses theres an issue with light, says Galli. So I
used some metallic wallpaper to relect the light from outside,
because brownstones can be very dark places to live.
In the living room, two pieces of Roy Lichtenstein wallpaper
hang in frames by the window, surrounded by the silver metallic
Florence Broadhurst wallpaper. Together with a white leather
Natuzzi sofa adorned with colourful cushions, the art adds a
disco vibe to the space. Either side of the sofa sit matching table
lamps, which Galli found in a store on the Lower East Side, and
above it hangs a cuckoo clock she bought in SoHo.
Galli used green curtains (custom-made for her from Laotian

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Above: a picture by New York


artist Meghan Boody hangs
above the ireplace in the
dining room, Gallis favourite
space in the house.

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I really love to use


animals because I grew
up in the countryside.
I feel like it gives it this
kind of other-worldly
ambiance.

fabric), a chair upholstered in vibrant green velvet, a


single potted palm tree and, of course, the ibreglass
deer, to bring the all-important sense of nature into
the room.
I think it brings height to a living space and gives
it a kind of tropical lourish, she says of the tree, and
I really love to use animals because I grew up in the
countryside. I love animals in the interior. I feel like
it gives it this kind of other-worldly ambiance.
This other-wordly feel continues throughout the
house where you ind loral wallpaper with matching
curtains, a gold ornamental rabbit by Paul Smith
displayed alongside a bright pink rabbit on a marble
mantelpiece, and ceramic birds dotted all around.
Downstairs, a door leads from the garden into the
hallway of which the bedrooms are located.
The couple had a door put into the master bedroom
to give them direct access to the garden and create a
constant loop to the outdoors.
Walk straight down the hallway and theres the
master bedroom with a walk-in closet and doors
that bring you out to the garden again, says Galli,
highlighting how the layout of the house embraces
its surroundings.
A bright orange mohair headboard on the kingsize bed brings warmth into the master bedroom,
while curtains and wallpaper from Scottish company
Timorous Beasties surprise with their large images
of iguanas, birds, and other lora and fauna.

Above and left: a


vintage birdcage
and ceramic birds
sit on a marbletopped console with
glass doors, which
was designed by
Gallis husband.

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Above: the couple had a door added to the master bedroom to give them direct access to the garden, the orange mohair headboard was custommade, the Iguana wallpaper is by Timorous Beasties. Below left: a green rug from Star Carpet and ceramic parrot lamp from Roost continue the
nature theme. Below right: the bathroom features white subway tiles and bird wallpaper from Stark.

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Right: a parrot lamp


and ceramic bird sit on
a wooden bedside table.
Far right: Galli likes
matching wallpaper
and curtains. Below:
the curtain fabric in
the master bedroom is
by Timorous Beasties.

White ceramic parrot lamps sit on each of the bedside tables.


When not enjoying the wonderland she has created in her
home, Galli does residential and commercial work in New
York City, Connecticut, and the Hamptons. Asked to choose
a favourite spot in the house, she says she spends a lot of time
with her family in the dining room, which is connected to the
kitchen via a long pass.
An acrylic chandelier hangs low over a white marble-topped
Saarinen Tulip table, which is surrounded by four vintage
white leather chairs. Custom-made loor-to-ceiling walnut
bookshelves loaded with the familys books line one wall. The
children do their homework there and we share meals there,
she says of the room. In the warmer months, we like to have
friends over for barbecues on the terrace of the kitchen.
Then, of course, there is the garden, where Galli and Salcedo
like to drink their morning cofee when the weather allows and
where the children play to the sound of birds in the trees and the
hum of New York City in the distance.

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CONCRETE
playground
This slick, contemporary Auckland home in white
and grey tones is an entertainers dream.
WRITER: DIANA CLARKE. PHOTOGRAPHER: SALLY TAGG.

Right: large windows on both sides


of the living area contribute to the
seamless indoor-outdoor low.

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Above: Ian Webster (left), Jianni Felpas and miniature schnauzer Bex in the couples airy living area.

estled among the villa-lined


streets of St Marys Bay, sits
a house that subtly deies the
Auckland suburbs sense of
history. The contemporary
glass and concrete structure
built by Ian Webster and
his partner Jianni Felpas
is all stylish white furniture and straight lines,
which should come as no surprise given Websters
pedigree as the founder and former owner of the
Verge womens fashion label.
The house is a collaboration between Jianni and
myself. We always had a strong vision, we wanted
simplicity, we wanted clear and uncluttered, says
Webster, who since selling Verge last year has
become a trustee of a charitable trust and is looking
forward to whatever the future brings.

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Prior to inding their current spot, the couple


lived in a traditional board and batten house in
Herne Bay. They decided it was time for a change
and began perusing properties in the local area and
neighbouring St Marys Bay. Each time they found a
house that excited them, they put in an ofer but had
little success initially.
We went through three attempts at buying but
none of them worked out, recalls Webster.
Then, while he was on a work trip in China,
Webster received a call about a vacant piece of
land for sale in St Marys Bay. When he returned,
the couple went to look at the plot. As soon as we
approached, we knew it would be an incredible place
to live, he says.
The duo had a fairly free rein when it came to the
kind of house they could build on the 680square
metre section. The only condition from the council

The house was designed


around the kitchen and
outdoor pool area, which are
located on the upper loor to
make the most of the city views.
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The Frank sofa and Frank


square ottoman from B&B
Italia provide space to relax,
while the concrete loor in the
living area is softened by the
Moving Mountains wool rug
from Designer Rugs. The dining
table and chairs were designed
by Antonio Citterio and are also
from B&B Italia.
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was that the house must be in keeping with the


grain of the area. As far as design went, they knew
what they didnt want. We didnt want a bungalow
or colonial look. We always wanted something more
modern and contemporary, he says. Something
using a lot of glass and wood, and something that
could nestle into the hill without looking too
harsh. We really just wanted the new place to
hang together, be easy to live in and ultimately
uncomplicated.
They chose Andrew Patterson of Patterson
Associates as the architect for the project. Patterson
had clear ideas about how the property could make
the most of the views and Webster knew he had
made the right choice. Andrew is a great visualiser,
hes got an amazing team behind him and theyve got
a great building team too, he says.
Weekly meetings on-site meant the couple
wereinvolved in every stage of the build process.
This, says Webster, was relatively stress-free,
despite the discovery of a well which required a
pump to be incorporated into the build to direct
water into a drain.
Ive heard the horror stories, but we had a great
relationship with the builders and we kept tabs on
where we were at every stage of the project. There
were no surprises, he adds.
Three years passed before the couple were able to
move into their new home, following the design and
planning consent processes and the 18-month build.
We didnt want to compromise on anything,
so we bought a place in Westmere while we were
building so we had somewhere to live and wouldnt
feel like we needed to rush, says Webster.
The Westmere property was sold once the
couples home was complete, and they couldnt be
happier with the result.
The main living quarters are on the upper loor,
which has an easy-living apartment feel with an
open-plan kitchen, powder room, laundry, and
master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite.
The homes brilliant indoor-outdoor low is
facilitated by expansive doors leading out to an
entertaining area and pool. Downstairs, theres a
bedroom, study, a second bathroom, and a second
laundry. A lift and set of concrete stairs allow easy
access between the loors. All the spaces work

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Above: concrete
stairs connect the
upper and lower
loors. Left: a
painting by New
Zealand artist
Shane Cotton hangs
in the downstairs
study. Right: the
kitchen counter is
composite marble
and the leather bar
stools are from ECC.

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Right: the bed and


headboard in the master
bedroom are by Poliform.
Far right: a Fornasetti
candle is displayed under a
bell jar. Below: the Taccia
lamp in the guest room is
byFlos, the pictures are
byAustralian artist
DavidWeir.

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When we were designing


the room layout, we were
thinking about how we
already lived, so the house
its us perfectly.

well together, and we really dont have any spaces


that we dont use, says Webster. Initially sceptical
about the need for extra rooms downstairs, he is
now convinced, saying the study and spare bedroom
areused a lot.
The layout of the upper loor relects the couples
lifestyle and was designed around the kitchen and
outdoor area, which is where they spend most of
their time when alone or entertaining friends.
When we were designing the room layout, we were
thinking about how we already lived, so the house
its us perfectly, he says.
When asked what they love most about their
home, Webster quotes Grand Designs presenter
Kevin McCloud, saying: Good architecture makes
you happy.
Its a great house to live in, he says. Theres
nothing we would change and nothing that has
disappointed us. I think when you build, you often
hope for the bestbut expect the worst. But for us it
wasgreat.
Webster used Auckland-based interior designer
Adrienne Seager for the homes textiles, and when
he discovered that Seagers husband is an engineer
at Fisher & Paykel, he was happy to have them it out
the kitchen too. The look is tied together by the use
of concrete in three inishes: honed, rough sawn and
polished. The interiors are very simple really, says
Webster. Jianni and I knew what we liked and what
we didnt. We went with the classics and took the
style of the Barcelona Pavilion as a starting point.
Plush rugs, deep-seated sofas, wooden looring,
and the presence of miniature schnauzer Bex,
all help to create a comfortable and welcoming
atmosphere. Ifproof were needed that minimalist,
modern homes can also be warm and characterful
spaces, then look no further than this carefully
constructed corner of StMarys Bay.

Above: the large painting in the upstairs powder room is by Cristina


Popovici, the cylindrical basin is from Boi. Below: the lamp shade in
the master bathroom is by Viso, the basin and bath are from Boi.

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Into the blue


The bold use of an inky blue palette totally transformed this Melbourne
home, without the need for structural alterations.
WRITER: SOPHIE MACKINNON. PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN / LIVING INSIDE.

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Below: the Ro armchair and footstool in the main


living area are Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, the
standard lamp and starburst mirror are vintage,
while the cofee table was custom-made. Left: taking
the blue paint into the hall links the contemporary
part of the house to the original rooms.

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elinda Halls house in Melbourne,


Australia, shows what can be
done to live more beautifully
within an existing framework of
a building. Melbournes oldest
suburbs were laid out in the
boom years of the Victorian era
gold rush, when neat quadrants
of brick cottages were built, street by street. These
streets are now lush and leafy, and the homes in them
much sought-after.
Houses of this era are most often renovated to
retain the gracious front rooms, while demolishing
the various additions at the back to erect a modern
extension; a white box, if you will, with lofty ceilings,
bright spaces and open-plan living. Halls house had
already been renovated in this manner when she
found it, but she viewed it as a blank canvas and set
about adding meaning to our space for our family.
Without any further structural changes or
architectural input she has transformed the house
into something altogether more sophisticated a
home that responds to the diferent needs of a growing
family and one that feels warm, layered andenriching.
The house retains no vestige of its former life as a

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working dairy and from the street, the formal garden


and the deep red brick facade give no hint to the vim
and colour of the interior.
Hall, an interior stylist, together with her business
partner Fiona Richardson, forged a design ethos
based on the idea of interiors relecting the rich
layersof life, where many lifetimes of travel and living
come together in a carefully edited modern family
home. They set about creating diferent spaces to
allow the family to congregate or separate, depending
on the mood.
Halls husband, Patrick, was an enthusiastic
collaborator in the project. He brought pieces home
from his travels abroad, including a pair of pineapple
wall sconces, although even he baulked at lugging a
tin of Farrow & Ball paint across the world.
The transformation of the house started with
wallpaper, which Hall says assisted in creating warm,
emotive spaces. For me it harked back to positive
childhood experiences my daughter Roses room
was papered in a soft metallic Colefax and Fowler
Rose wallpaper, which was a nod to my grandmothers
decorating choices.
The greatest leap, though, was choosing a deep,
midnight blue as the dominant colour in the back part

Left: Hall reupholstered the vintage


armchairs, the armoire is vintage
French, a Gan Kilim Palermo rug
adds a contemporary feel to the space.
Below: Hall and daughter Rose sit on
leather window seat banquettes.

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Left: the dining chairs are vintage from Arrben Italy, the jug is 1980s Conran. Above left: the kitchen cabinets were painted to match the walls.
Above right: a soda dispenser, crystal decanters and cloche (all vintage) dress a Gubi trolley, behind which hangs Anthropologies Etched
Arcadia Mural. Below right: glossy blue tiles bounce light around the kitchen. Below left: white worktops contrast with the blue palette.

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of the house. This created warmth and allowed for


diferent spaces to emerge.
Wallpaper, indoor trees and smaller sitting zones
deined by rugs also assist with this. Two nib walls
papered with the towering trees of Anthropologies
Etched Arcadia Mural cleverly lead away from the
kitchen space. A window seat tucked in the corner
beckons, and French doors painted in the same dark
blue provide a stunning contrast with the vivid green
of the garden, leading the eye outwards.
Painting out all woodwork ensures the depth
of the colour feels endless, says Hall. This single
move and the later decision to paint the kitchen
cabinets and install Spanish tiles in deepest blue
really ensured the success of the scheme. Those tiles
glossily light up the kitchen and enliven the space.
The deep blue contrasts beautifully with pale
loors and pieces such as a blonde-wood sideboard,
created in the 1950s by Albert Gunot, the former
head designer at French department store, LeBon
March. Other special pieces a brass vase, stone
sculpture or wool cushion provide a natural
element to the house and add a thoughtful layer to the
refurbishment, designed to put you at ease.
As Hall says, My favourite experiences at home
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are the times when all family members are milling


around in the one large room, separately reading,
drawing, watching TV, cooking but all together.
The warmth of the palette provides much-needed
cosiness on Melbournes cold winter evenings, when
the open ireplace is a blessing.
To link the contemporary rear of the house with
the original rooms at the front, the hallway was
painted at half height in the deep blue. Above this,
sits a dado line in brilliant gold, by artisan Australian
company Porters Paints. The gold picks up gilt
picture frames, including a portrait of Halls mother
by her great-grandfather.
The master bedroom is a study in calm; blush pink
walls create airiness and modern pieces contrast with
the classical architectural forms of the windows. The
pendant light and bedside light are clean and crisp in
this restful room. The colour scheme is classical; pink,
the grey of the original marble ireplace and a pop of
colour from the citrine bedspread.
Corners to sit and read, spaces for children to play
and perform. Enough space for a large gathering of
friends or a quiet moment at the end of a busy week.
That is the success of this inner-city transformation;
all in all, a place of spirited sanctuary.

Below: the Lustre 3 Petit Cargo pendant


light by Design Heure and bedside light by
Lumina add a modern touch to the calm
master bedroom. Left: Colefax and Fowler
Fontenay wallpaper in Roses bedroom.
Far left: the windows in the master
bedroom retain their original form.

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Left: Kortlang anchors her colourful artefacts


with white loorboards and a monochrome
rug and wallpaper.

Turn up the

VOLUME
Fashion designer Vanessa Kortlangs home is a world of riotous
colour and pattern this is how to live loud.
WRITER: JULIA GREEN. PHOTOGRAPHER: ARMELLE HABIB / LIVING INSIDE.

heres something to be said for


the wise, predictive powers
of those who forecast trends
for a living evidenced in the
decision by Australian fashion
designer Vanessa Kortlang to
purchase a home in the then
largely migrant populated
area of South Yarra 27 years ago. The fact this
locale has become one of Melbournes most soughtafter neighbourhoods is of secondary importance
to Kortlang, however, who felt an immediate
connection with the old Victorian house.
She purchased the small single-fronted
weatherboard cottage in 1989. It had been inhabited
by the same woman for more than 60 years and it was
falling down around her. The cottage had a simple
loor plan of rooms of a hallway and very dated
amenities. Kortlang regarded it as a rescue mission
and felt excited to take on the challenge of

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renovating such a dilapidated property.


She immediately discovered the piles underneath
the house needed to be replaced, likening the
experience of being inside the property to being on a
listing ship. I will never forget the irst bath I took
there before the repiling I had to hang on to the
sides for dear life so I didnt slide down to the other
end, she laughs.
After some urgent rewiring, repiling and
painting, Kortlang could begin to stamp her
colourful personality onto the propertys interior, a
process that has taken years. This has been a work
in progress for me. My home is an evolution not an
instant overnight renovation. It has taken more than
20 years of collecting, morphing and tweaking to get
it to where it is today, she says. Patience is a virtue!
Kortlangs renovations included a new bathroom
and kitchen it-out 10 years ago, and more recently
knocking down a wall between two smaller rooms to
create a single, larger space. The slow process was

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Below: a painting by Arite Kannavos


hangs above a blue replica Florence
Knoll sofa from Clickon Furniture. The
French-style two-seater is from Vavoom.
The wallpaper is Peek-a-Boo Graphic
Trellis by York Wallcoverings.

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Im pretty much interiors


obsessed so I read magazines,
blogs and books constantly.
I get inspiration from these
sources, of course, but my
biggest inspiration really
comes from the things I love
and from within.

beneicial, she says, allowing her to live in the space


to see how she used it before making big and costly
decisions.
Religious iconography, pop art, stencil art and
mutinous colour combinations all feature heavily in
Kortlangs home. I think a house is a relection of its
owner and tells a story about the person who lives
there, she says, adding that the happy chic vibe of
her interiors keeps her upbeat. Iam a colourful
person by day, by night, by fashion and by interiors.
Iadore colour and celebrate it in all of its glory.
Kortlang used wallpaper to add an instant
injection of colour and personality to her rooms, and
proudly confesses that her love for wallpaper
pre-dates its fashionable comeback (she bought her
dining rooms silver wallpaper 15 years ago from a
local op shop for just $2 per roll).
For the most part, she opted for simple but
striking patterns in a monochrome palette. The only
room in which she deviated from her largely black
and white wall theme was in her bedroom, which
features a striking blue pattern and large mirrors to
give the illusion of a bigger room.
I wanted the bedroom to feel diferent and the
aqua ikat wallpaper by Schumacher did the trick,
she says.
With such busy walls, Kortlang deliberately kept
her loors plain. The white loorboards were
designed to give the rooms space to breathe, to
create theatre, and allow her multi-coloured

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Far left: Kortlang had the paint


for the aqua blue front door
colour matched to a Tifany bag.
The loor runner was custommade by Fenton & Fenton.
Left: a piece by graiti artist
Pure Evil hangs behind a chair,
which Kortlang had upholstered
in a bespoke colour. Below left: a
colourful bracelet sits on top of a
book on fashion designer Stephen
Sprouse. Below right: Kortlang
painted 70s Anaglypta wallpaper
bright yellow to contrast against
the black and white striped
wallpaper from Timney Fowler.

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Above: an
installation of
antlers and crosses
hangs above
Kortlangs bed. The
blue ikat wallpaper
is by Schumacher.

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Above: the bone inlay chest of drawers in the bedroom is


from Fenton & Fenton. The painting above it is by
Stephen Langdon. Below left: a display of pieces
collected by Kortlang on her travels.

furnishings the chance to pop. Despite being


warned about the impracticality of white looring,
Kortlang says she is pleasantly surprised at how well
the loors have worn.
When it comes to the colourful objects, art
andfurnishings that adorn every room, Kortlang
says she inds inspiration everywhere I took an
aqua Tifany bag into my local paint shop and had
them match it and that became the colour of my
front door and references to her previous life as a
singer in a rocknroll band are scattered throughout
her home.
Im pretty much interiors obsessed so I read
magazines, blogs and books constantly. I get
inspiration from these sources, of course, but my
biggest inspiration really comes from the things
Ilove and from within, she says.
Kortlang believes that if you love something you
will always ind a space for it, but admits her greatest

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Above: a Ramones poster and


guitar case hint at Kortlangs former
life as a singer in a rocknroll band.
Above right: her diverse tastes see taxidermy
birds displayed alongside a Fornasetti jar.
Right: a Mexican Day of the Dead skull
shares the mantelpiece with an orchid and
glassware in complementary colours.
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The red dining chairs make a


statement against the graphic
wallpaper while a glass cabinet
relects light around the room.

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The challenge when you


have broad and eclectic
tastes is how to put so many
different styles together and
make it work. There needs
to be an underpinning of
colour you build on and a
natural sense of display to
make it work as a whole.

Above: Wallpaper
from the Grand
Chateau collection
by Norwall covers
the ceiling in the
white kitchen. The
Bertoia Barstools
are from De De Ce.
Right: the star light
is from Fenton &
Fenton, and the gold
rabbit is from Down
to the Woods.
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challenge was in combining her diverse tastes into a


cohesive whole. I have so many diferent interests
and passions and am drawn to a lot of diverse
culturesand styles, she says. The challenge when
you have broad and eclectic tastes is how to put so
many diferent styles together and make it work.
There needs to be an underpinning of colour you
build on and a natural sense of display to make it
work as a whole.
The success of her approach shines through in
every room in the house and, unsurprisingly, the
busy designer cherishes time spent at home.
I love putting on some vinyl, poring over a design
book and enjoying my time with like-minded
people, she says. I also equally love throwing open
the courtyard doors on a balmy summer night and
cooking for my friends youd never know you are in
the heart of the city out there.
Living so close to the retail Mecca that is Chapel
Street means indulging her shopping habit is all too
easy for Kortlang.
When I buy for my home I like to shop local and
support the small local retailers. South Yarra and the
surrounding area has so many great unique interiors
stores, where you can ind some really quirky and
interesting pieces. Being a total shopaholic that suits
me down to the ground, she laughs. I can always it
more onto those shelves.

Above: the verdant deck is


Kortlangs urban oasis.
The replica Acapulco table
and chairs are by Sokol.
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Masterpiece
This Remuera family home is a stylish showcase for the
talented couple who designed and built it.
WRITER: NADINE RUBIN NATHAN. PHOTOGRAPHER: HELEN BANKERS.

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Opposite: Alice with


Alannah, Zara, and
Brook. The litis
wallpaper from Seneca
on the stairwell wall is a
vinyl that emulates
natural silk. This page:
the chandelier in the
downstairs lounge is
from ECC. The Sharps
used black box light
ittings, also from ECC,
throughout the house.

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dam and Alice Sharp were


still dating when Adam spied
a For Sale sign on what is
now the top half of the site
of their modern concrete
three-story family home
in Remuera, Auckland. On
the land at the time was a
derelict Cape Cod-style house in desperate need of a
makeover. We were literally ripping out ceilings and
pulling down walls on the irst weekend, says Alice.
But when they stood in the living room and looked
out of a small sash window at the view that stretches
to North Head and Rangitoto, they knew it had
enormous potential.
Realising the realm of possibility in a home is what
this couple is all about. Adam is managing director
of Sharp & Page, an 80-year-old family business
that specialises in residential, commercial, and
commercial hospitality interiors as well as Kitchen

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Living, a company focused on creating superior


residential kitchens. Alice, meanwhile, is an interior
designer with her own company, Linea Design.
Still, the refurbished Cape Cod house that had
been so perfect for them became restrictive once they
started their family and found they had too many open
spaces that werent particularly child-friendly. Then
the Sharps had the opportunity to buy the land behind
their site and take it back to its full, original section.
It allowed them to build their dream home from the
ground up, one that would suit the full section and
optimise the living space with swooping three-metre
ceilings on two of the three levels and allow them to
best capture the views and available light.
When you live here like we did for 10 years you
get to understand where the sun is in the afternoon
and where people like to be. Its pretty important,
explains Alice. The pair, along with some early input
from architects, designed the entire house right
down to the skirting boards, mouldings, front door

This page: the staircase is an


oiled American oak. Opposite:
Alice custom designed the carpet
with Sensational Floors.

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Above left: the Sharps dug up


the horseshoes when
excavating their section, once
part of an old horse market.
Above right: Alice found the
chairs and had them
reupholstered and painted.
Left: Folies Bergre prints
hang in the study against
litis wallpaper from Seneca
that resembles travertine
stone. The gold velvet couch is
by Sharp & Page. The
antique globe belonged to
Alices father. Opposite: a
Sensational Floors rug
softens the granite loor from
SCE Stone and Design. Glass
panelling separates the study
from the rest of the house,
letting in the maximum
amount of light.

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Above: Alice stands at


the Italian marble island in
the bespoke Sharp & Page
kitchen. The classic mouldings
juxtapose the contemporary
kitchen layout.

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and staircases. We both love solid structures so we


chose concrete and timber and theres a fair bit of glass
around, she adds.
At the start of the build, which coincided with
Alices third pregnancy, the family moved out. But
because the somewhat tricky section needed pylons
to retain it all the way around, it took three years
before the couple could move back in with daughters
Alannah (eight) and Zara (seven), and son Brook (ive).
It was well worth the wait.
To maximise the elevated views at the back of the
section all the way from Remuera to Newmarket,
Mt Eden and the Domain and bring the outdoors in
as much as possible, they used cantilevers and joinery.
Everything can open right up, says Alice, explaining
how fully retractable glass doors create an outdoor
space on the ground level that is completely sheltered
from wind. Even in winter its an oasis.
Once construction was complete, Alice went to
work on the interiors. Adam and I generally share the
same taste, but we both have strong opinions when it
comes to design and we tend to challenge each other
until we get something special, she says. Her love
of art history as well as merging the classic with the
modern to create contemporary yet timeless rooms
is evident from the moment you enter the house via a
front door that was made by Sharp & Page and which
features a circle and square design. Its a motif that
is repeated from the structured Versailles-inspired
hedge in the front garden to a panel on the kitchen
ceiling and a custom Sensational Floors carpet in the
upstairs lounge.
The Sharps careers keep them enviably abreast
of the latest technological advances for bespoke
touches like the custom rugs (theres a second one in
the entrance hall, also by Sensational Floors, with a
personalised S border inspired by the classic Greek
key design). I like the creative outlet of putting my
own stamp on something. It adds that extra layer of
interest, says Alice.
On the lower level, a sunny lounge that was initially
envisioned as Adam and Brooks refuge from the girls
has become a favourite spot for the whole family.
I am a bit of a hoarder of textiles, says Alice of the
scatter cushions in a mix of fabrics. Especially when
theyre tactile. She used a James Dunlop woven
outdoor fabric on one of the custom-designed Sharp
& Page sofas so the children dont need to be too
precious about it. A house is a home at the end of
the day and it needs to be able to be used, she says.
However, a second sofa upholstered in a swirling

Above: Alice
mounted the custom
ECC light itting
onto a Perspexframed mirror. The
chairs are Magis
Chair One by
Matisse. Left: Alice
ordered extra cable
so the Designheure
chandelier from
Ambiance Interiors
would ill the void in
the staircase and be
more playful.

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Above, left: Brooks bed linen is from Seneca. Alice made the two dip-dyed linen cushions from leftover fabric from the kitchen curtain, she also
made the stag head collage. Above right: the wallpaper in Zaras bedroom is from the litis XXL Cristal range from Seneca. Alice made the
curtains using bridal silk. Below: Alannahs bed is by Sharp & Page. The bed linen is Laura Ashley.

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Below: Alice repurposed


the gold stand on the side
table from a jewellery
store display for the
girlsaccessories. The
rug is hand-tufted New
Zealand wool by Custom
Rugs from SfDesign.
The silk curtain is by
litis from Seneca.

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Above: Alice used


European Ceramics
tiles in a random
geometric form
graduating from
dark to light to
relect the Sharp &
Page cabinetry in
the laundry. Below:
a wave design adds
movement to the
Sharp & Page oak
cabinets in the
downstairs guest
bathroom. The
sunburst mirror is
from CC Interiors.

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art deco-inspired gold velvet is deinitely not sticky


ingers-friendly.
Another interesting illusion of texture can
be found on the litis wallpaper from the Pleats
collection that hangs loor-to-ceiling on the stairwell
wall joining the lower, middle and upper levels of
the house. It resembles folded sheets of brown paper
decorated with images of nature and birds.
Unsurprisingly in a home belonging to a master
cabinetmaker, the cabinets are real talking points. In
the upstairs and downstairs lounges, matching Sharp
& Page cabinets feature a lustrous santos palisander
veneer a wonderful example of old workmanship
in a modern context. Its a lovely, rich material
that is not often used as it tends to be expensive,
explains Alice. Sharp & Page laid it out at diferent
angles to create a three-dimensional shape. But it
is the kitchen that is the real pice de rsistance. All
appliances, except the oven and induction hob, are
hidden in high lacquer white or dark brown cabinets.
A key thing for a kitchen is having generous space
between working surfaces. Were future-prooing
for teenagers to be able to share the space, says
Alice. Cool drawers inside the large Italian marbletopped central island hide sparkling water and beer,
while others conceal platters and china that arent
used every day. Electric candles provides mood
lighting for litis foam wallpaper framed by Sharp
& Page to create French-style panelling inspired
by a deRothschild villa they once visited in the
South of France. I love bringing elements that have
inluenced me from architecture and painting to life
in a New Zealand context, says Alice.
Glass panels separate the kitchen from the openplan dining room, where an antique table that once
belonged to Adams parents has been modernised
with high gloss black lacquer and is ofset by
geometric matte black Matisse chairs.
A diferent kind of panel can be found above the
bed in the master bedroom. Alice asked Sharp & Page
to frame a piece of wallpaper by Nina Campbell and
then mounted a pair of Porta Romana sconces that
look like the branches of a tree. Adam mostly goes
along with it all, she smiles. I am pretty lucky to have
someone who realises my design ideas.
The Sharps home will be open to visitors on November 18
as part of the St Cuthberts House Tour. All funds raised
go towards scholarships for ive girls who would not
normally be able to attend St Cuthberts College. Formore
information, visit stcuthbertshousetour.co.nz

Above left: the Italian


marble-tiled master
bathroom features a Victoria
+ Albert bath and a handbeaten silver side table.
Above right: the custom
Sharp & Page wardrobes are
made from oak. Right: the
Sharp & Page headboard and
bed base are upholstered in
aJames Dunlop suede.
Alicedesigned the custommade comforter.

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GIVE YOURSELF THE EDGE


Get seamless cabinetry with Laseredge the virtually invisible edging.
Technological advances mean you can
now have seamless melamine doors
with no ugly glue lines! Laseredge is a
new edgebanding technique from Sage
Doors, in which the edge tape is melted
directly onto the board, eliminating
the need for adhesives. The use of next
generation edging polypropylene in
this process has additional advantages:
it is more environmentally friendly than
PVC or ABS, shrinks less, is more resistant
to household chemicals, and most
importantly is very colourfast. The end
result is a superior-looking, more durable
product that wont peel or fade over time.
Ask your cabinetmaker for Sage Laseredge.

0800 50 SAGE
sagedoors.co.nz

K I T C H E N & B AT H R O O M
2

PHOTOGRAPHY: REBEKAH ROBINSON. ART DIRECTION: ANNA SAVELIEVA

Update the hardestworking rooms in your


home with the latest
interior trends and most
desirable objects.

1. Abbey Rose Noir Candle Large, $75. 2. Print, $60, from Shut The Front Door. 3. Multi-Finish paint in Bullitt by Resene. 4. Multi-Finish Paint in Lucky
Point, by Resene. 5. Multi-Finish Paint in Resolution Blue, by Resene. 6. Hfele tap, $399, from The Kitchen Hub. 7. The Aromatherapy Co. Therapy
Kitchen Hand Lotion in Lemongrass, Lime & Bergamot, $25. 8. Jo Malone London Red Roses Room Spray, $115. 9. Tile, POA, from Middle Earth Tiles.
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Kitchen
REFRESH, REVAMP, RENOVATE
Need some inspiration for your kitchen overhaul? We asked the experts to share their
insights on the latest design trends for this important space.

Get the look

Washing machine, $2,099, by


Fisher & Paykel.

Acquello sink, POA, from


In Residence.

Open shelves
The trend for exposed shelves and appliances is not just
about showing off your kitchenware, its also about ease of
access. Keep it sleek with coordinated colours and appliances
that enhance the space. Seek out new technologies such as
silent rangehoods, dishwashers, and waste disposal says
Barnaby Thompson, of kitchen appliance experts Parex, as
these make for a more enjoyable working space.

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Expert tip
Ensure appliances are part
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when planning a kitchen
renovation, so the designers
can suggest innovative
ways to integrate them into
the cabinetry. Barnaby
Thompson, Parex.

Mortar and pestle, $40, by


Citta Design.

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Calvi Beton, from
Carpet Court.

*HUpRUPrimetex
Gravel Grey, from
Carpet Court.

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICKY HOYLE / PICTURE MEDIA.COM.AU/HOUSE AND LEISURE.

Casserole dish, $379, by Dansk.

Colour contrast

Expert tip
Keeping surfaces
clean and clear will
stop a multicoloured
kitchen looking busy
and overpowering.

There are a multitude of easy ways to add


colour to your kitchen. Try swapping plain
cabinet doors for striking blocks of colour,
reupholstering chairs with zingy fabrics, or
painting old wooden dining chairs or bar
stools in a vibrant hue. For bigger projects,
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patterned tiles. Keep walls and ceilings neutral
to offset an otherwise bold palette.

Get the look

Mosaic tile, from Middle Earth Tiles.

PHOTOGRAPHY: BIRGITTA WOLFGNAG DREJER/SISTERSAGENCY.COM.

Toaster, $170, by DeLonghi.

Knoll chair, $2,800, from Studio Italia.

Resene
Refresh.

Resene
Bird Flower.

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Industrial
Function lies at the heart of industrial-style
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commercial kitchens and think stainless steel,
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Get the look

Original BTC light, $710, from ECC.

Expert tip
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drawers as you can,
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organisation and
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Nicola Chan, Blum.

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Natural world
The food in your fridge neednt
be the only organic thing in your
kitchen. Bring nature into the
space with natural materials like
wood, and take your colour
palette from the environment
around you. If you have a
window that includes views of
greenery, adding green to your
kitchen will tie the indoor and
outdoor spaces together, says
Waiheke-based interior designer
Michelle Ben Zur. Fill the kitchen
with generous bowls of fruit,
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plenty of potted plants and herbs
to create a fragrant atmosphere.

Get the look

Pot plant, $159, by Freedom Furniture.

Lightly pendant light, $395,


from Collected.

Expert tip
Potted herbs not only
look great, you can
also use them to
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cooking. Michelle Ben
Zur, interior designer.

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICKY HOYLE / ELSA YOUNG/ PICTURE MEDIA.COM.AU /


HOUSE AND LEISURE.

Get the look

Flexi Stone tile, from Tile Works.

Rustic redefined
For a modern take on rustic,
combine exposed brickwork and
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cabinetry and work surfaces.
White surfaces can be practical
in your kitchen, although this will
come down to the quality of the
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the joins, says Nicky Duggan
from Evolution of Surfaces.

Axor tap, $1,460, from Matisse.

Expert tip
Corian products are

Ironwood Fresno tile,


from Tile Works.

non-porous and
practically seamless,
eliminating nooks and
crannies that can trap
dirt and make surfaces
look grubby. Nicky
Duggan, Evolution
of Surfaces.

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Get the look

Rug, POA, from Source Mondial.

Oven, $5,599, by Neff.

Bold black
If you have an integrated cooking, dining and
entertaining space, consider contrasting a striking black
kitchen with more colourful furnishings in the other
zones. Black is crisp, sharp, and a real statement, says
Ben Zur. Be sure to ask your kitchen designer to
incorporate plenty of lighting into the cabinets,
especially if you opt for a matt rather than a lightUHpHFWLQJJORVV\oQLVKDVWKLVZLOOVWRSWKHVSDFH
becoming too dark.

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Expert tip
Make sure you add
enough lighting as black
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Under cabinet LED strip
lighting can make a
big difference.
Michelle Ben Zur,
interior designer.

Designer Boys artwork, from


$673, from Designers Candy.

PHOTOGRAPHY: PAUL MCCREDIE. KITCHEN BY DAMIAN HANNAH, GERMAN KITCHENS LTD.

Decanter, $349, by Lenox.

Wooden
There is something to be said for taking a
material and running with it. An all-wood
kitchen creates both a naturally warm
environment and an engaging style
statement. Stop the space looking like a
Swedish sauna by opting for lighter timbers
and balancing the warm texture of wood with
cool colours on the walls and in accessories
like pendant lights, says Ben Zur. Care for
wooden work surfaces with regular oiling.

Get the look

PHOTOGRAPHY: WARREN HEATH/ PICTURE MEDIA.COM.AU / HOUSE AND LEISURE.

Espresso machine, $2,150, by Bezzera.

Stool, $399, from


Dawson & Co.

Expert tip
Combine wood with cold
materials, such as
concrete, grey stone, or
stainless steel. Michelle
Ben Zur, interior designer.

Fridge, $3,249, by Fisher & Paykel.

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RAISE A TOAST
Entertain in style with the Vintecs sleek
Noir built-in matching home wine cabinets:
one for climate-controlled cellaring of red
and white wines (12C-14C), and one for
serving chilled wine, beer and soft drinks
(2C -10C). They are designed to slot
smoothly into surrounding cabinetry and
feature handle-free, borderless black glass
doors and crystal white LED interior
lights, making them a sophisticated
addition to any wine connoisseurs home.
vintec.co.nz

40 bottle Noir wine cabinet (left),


$2,399, and 100 can Noir beer
cabinet, $2,299.

Kitchen

REPORT
The new products transforming your
kitchen into a high-tech hub.

TIME-SAVER TAPS

Never wait for the


kettle to boil again
with InSinkErators
instant hot water tap,
which dispenses near
boiling or cold iltered
water. The easily
installable unit speeds
up everyday kitchen
tasks, from making a
cup of tea and
preparing meals to
cleaning the dishes,
and its stylish to boot.
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THE DAILY GRIND


The latest innovation from
InSinkErator means youll never
have to worry about what you
put in your food waste disposer
again. Multigrind and
SoundSeal technologies in the
Evolution Series enable the
quick and quiet disposal of
everything from bones to
banana peel. Theres even a
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for homes with a septic
system, so everyone can enjoy
the InSinkErators power.

TAP AND GO

insinkerator.co.nz

Opening your built-in


fridge, freezer or
dishwasher has never
been easier thanks to
Blums handle-less
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technology. Simply
tap on the front of the
cabinet with your hand,
elbow or knee for easy
and convenient access
to the appliance and a
more streamlined
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blum.com/nz

Smart
KITCHENS
Design your kitchen around your
lifestyle with Fisher & Paykels
innovative appliances.

he kitchen is the engine room of any home,


where we meet to cook, socialise and connect
with family and friends. No one understands the
demands placed on a kitchen better than Fisher &
Paykel, where the latest innovations in design and
technology combine to create appliances that it
around modern life.
For the ultimate culinary experience, aspiring
chefs or busy family cooks can now mix and match
Fisher & Paykels cooktops to combine the power
of gas cooking with the clean lines and precision
of induction. And this focus on performance
doesnt mean you have to compromise on design
black relective glass control panels, ceramic
glass cookingzones, and polished metal trim will
complement any contemporary kitchen.
The problem-solving doesnt stop there.
Fisher & Paykels extensive range of refrigerators
includes the ActiveSmart Slide-in Fridge.
Thisfamily-sized, double-door fridge with fullextension freezer drawer maximises space and
access while providing optimum care for your
food.Better yet, its award-winning design ofers
seamless integration with surrounding cabinetry,
helping you turn everyday kitchen routines into
pleasurable experiences.

Accessories

Apron, $60, by
Citta Design.

Cup, $14, by
May Time.

Oven mitt, $15, by


Wallace Cotton.

Plate, $22, by
May Time.

Tea towel set, $30, by


Wallace Cotton.

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SMOOTH OPERATOR
Handle-free designs dominated the recent EuroCucina kitchen fair in Milan. Here, we get the lowdown on
this minimalist trend and how to incorporate it into your kitchen with the latest innovations from Blum.

Q&A NICOLA CHAN


kitchen expert, Blum

What does Blum do and what is your philosophy?


On the surface Blum manufacturers and sells hinges, lifts and
drawer systems, but beneath the surface it is so much more than
that. Were constantly on the lookout for ways to improve the
ergonomics, comfort and enjoyment in a kitchen; adding value
to and enhancing the experience in the kitchen is our goal.
Where did the trend for handle-free kitchens come from?
The kitchen is now an integral part of the home and our openplan living space, so consumers want previously segmented
spaces to blend together harmoniously and this has resulted in
kitchens that look more like itted furniture.
What are the latest trends to come from EuroCucina?
Everything was integrated even ovens were hidden away.
Fridges, freezers, dishwashers, and all other appliances were
tucked out of sight behind minimalist cabinet fronts with either
no handle and a push-to-open mechanism, or a rebated inger
pull or some other subtle opening mechanism.

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What opening mechanisms has Blum developed?


We have three diferent motion technologies for a completely
handle-free design: Servo-Drive, Tip-On, and Tip-On
Blumotion. Servo-Drive is electronic and can be itted to the
entire kitchen or just on frequently used pull-outs, such as
rubbish bins. You simply press on the cabinet front you want to
open, then close again with a light push. Tip-On is our pushto-open and push-to-close mechanism, which is great for
cupboard doors and overhead cabinets. Tip-On Blumotion is
our latest innovation for drawers and pull-outs. It is 100 per cent
mechanically operated and also push-to-open and soft-close.
What colours and designs are available?
Blum really listens to consumer demands and the new
colourways of the Legrabox inner dividing accessories really
showcase this. Beautiful matt steel inishes and wooden inserts
mean your kitchens interior is now as beautiful as the exterior.
Whats your advice to someone renovating a kitchen?
As exciting as colours and inishes are just wait. First, think
about how you and your family interact in the existing space.
What works? What doesnt? Make sure the new kitchen design
addresses these questions, then apply textures and inishes.
blum.com/nz

Bathroom
REFRESH, REVAMP, RENOVATE
From metallics and marble to colourful and contemporary, heres the lowdown
on the latest bathroom trends to get you in a lather.

Get the look

Chevron tile, from Zazzle.

Bocci light, $870, from Matisse.

Monochrome
Monochrome is an enduring bathroom trend that can be
updated with large black and white tiles that zigzag across
the wall and simple, pared back bath and tapware. But
remember, when everything is on show, it needs to look
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and select materials wisely as this completes the feel of the
bathroom, says Kimberly Gan, of bathroom experts Felton.

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Expert tip
Start by planning
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space and overall look
of the room nothing
looks worse than an
afterthought! Kimberly
Gan, Felton.

Clinique Aromatics
in Black 50ml, $123.

PHOTOGRAPHY: ELSA YOUNG / PICTURE MEDIA / HOUSE AND LEISURE.

Adesso bath, $1,709, from Mico.

Patterned tiles
Tiling is a practical choice for bathrooms and
it can be highly decorative, too. For a modern
take on tiling, cover the walls in intricate
patterns and contrast the design with a plain
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highly decorative tiles, it pays to keep other
elements of the bathroom simple in both
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walls are plain. When it comes to tiling, size
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large tiles can make a room appear smaller.
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Get the look

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Mosaic tile, from


Middle Earth Tiles.

Expert tip

7RP'L[RQOLJKW,045, from ECC.

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patterned tiles on a
single wall only, so the
effect does not
overwhelm the space.
%DWK,299, from Early Settler.

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from Corso de Fiori.

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Get the look

litis Masai wallcovering, from Seneca.

Shell tile, from Middle Earth Tiles.

Towel, $45, from Citta Design.

Colourful
The classic white bathroom still has its place in the home
but there are myriad ways to inject some colour and fun
into your space. If you have a freestanding cast-iron tub,
you could have it repainted in a colour of your choice. You
can also use bathroom-friendly wallcoverings or wallpaper
to amp up the interest. When choosing your colour palette,
use the rule of three: one neutral colour, one bold and one
accent. Use the neutral over 70 per cent of the space and
the other two colours for the remaining 30 per cent.

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Expert tip
When using wallpapers or
wallcoverings in a bathroom
you need to look for a vinyl
face something that can be
wiped with a damp cloth.
Many of the litis vinyls are
perfect for this. Dayle
Bygrave, Seneca.

Naturigin Colour Care


Conditioner, $40.

Resene Mariner.

Resene Citrus.

Metallic
Metallic is a major interior design
trend, with gold stealing the
limelight this season, but if you
think a gold bathroom sounds a
little too Trump, think again.
This precious metal is a great way
to inject some glamour into a
plain white bathroom. For a
simple update, swap your taps,
showerhead and other metal
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alternatives. Go one step further
by weaving a golden pattern into
your tiles. For a less polished
look, opt for brass or copper
tapware and basins and contrast
these darker metals with a richer
colour palette.

Get the look

FAL mirror, POA, from


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Perrin & Rowe showerhead and hose,


POA, from ,Q5HVLGHQFH

Expert tip

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANGELITA BONETTI/ ANSON SMART / BAUERSYNDICATION.COM.AU.

Dial down the bling


factor of metallic
tapware and accessories
by contrasting them with
natural materials like
stone and wood.

Get the look

Methven tap, $125, from &KHVWHUV

025(PSRULXPBlack Hand & Body


Lotion in Snow Gardenia, $40.

Marble
The timeless elegance of a marble
bathroom is hard to beat. Opt for
classic white with grey veining and
let this durable stone speak for
itself with simple bath and
tapware. Marble is one of the few
materials that can be used on
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frameless glass showers and
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Expert tip
Atlas Concorde tile,
from 7LOH6SDFH

We recommend
bespoke mirrors so
they match up with
vanities perfectly and
never fog up. Andrew
Hibbert, Viridian Glass.

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Contemporary
Technology has improved the way
we use the rest of our homes and
our bathrooms are no different.
Modern bathroom gadgets include
showerheads with integrated
speakers, waterproof televisions
and smart scales. If this is all a bit
too futuristic, consider a lighting
overhaul. Adjustable lighting
behind opaque wall panels lets
you choose the colour to suit your
mood, while motion sensor low-level
lights ease night-time navigation.
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wall-hung vanities.

Get the look

Axor tap, $1,764, from Matisse.

Ceramica Flaminia sink, POA,


from Matisse.

Expert tip
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Metal, from Carpet Court.

Romantic
Hark back to a time before
bathrooms existed as a separate
room in the home and create a
romantic space that is more an
extension of your bedroom or
dressing room. All you need is a
washstand and a roll-top bath to
take centre stage. Use a soft
colour palette and dress your
sanctuary with plush carpet,
candelabras and a chaise longue.

Get the look

Perrin & Rowe showerhead,


POA, from In Residence.

Expert tip
Classic cast-iron
roll-top baths are
heavy ensure your
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take the weight.

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Timothy Oulton lamp, $2,439,


from Dawson & Co.

PHOTOGRAPHY:MICKY HOYLE / PICTUREMEDIA.COM.AU / HOUSE AND LEISURE.

Mirror side lights are


great for women when
putting on make-up and
for men when shaving.
Michelle Ben Zur,
interior designer.

Get the look

Side table, $1,095, from Republic.

Roberston bath, $2,837, from Chesters.

PHOTOGRAPHY:MICKY HOYLE / PICTUREMEDIA.COM.AU / HOUSE AND LEISURE.

Objekto lamp, $3,662, from


Cavit & Co.

*HUpRU Texline Pro Madras


Cloud, from Carpet Court.

Room with a view

Glasshouse Fragrances Cuba


Pineapple Tangerine and Cherry
Triple Scented Candle, $53.

If you are lucky enough to have a bathroom with a view,


make the most of it with a freestanding tub in front of a
big picture window. If your bathroom is a space to unwind
and relax, consider the addition of a luxurious chair to
lounge in as you complete your beauty routine. In smaller
bathrooms, remove all clutter and use mirrors to create the
illusion of space. The look you are going for here is serene
spa, so stick to a clean, natural colour palette and invest in
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Expert tip
Where possible
remove a partitioned
wall and convert a
three-sided shower
into a two-sided
shower, as more glass
creates the illusion of
more space. Ross
Jones, Clearlite.

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Bathing beauty
The Athena Contro bath delivers
the best of both worlds, providing
the modern look of a freestanding
tub with the practical beneits of
itting lush against the wall for
easy maintenance. New left and
right-hand versions now enable
neatinstallation into the corner of
aroom and feature a very generous
and sleek bathing space.
chesters.co.nz

Barm

REPORT
Streamlined, contemporary designs are
making a splash in bathware.
VANITY FAIR

For a quick
update, change your
bathroom vanity
for a clean, modern
design that will
instantly revamp
your space.

1. Laufen
washbasin,
$2,645,
from Reece.
2. KOS
washbasin and
metal frame,
$12,392 from
Robertson.

Delicate difusers

1. The Aromatherapy Co. Naturals Wild Iris & Peony Diffusion Set, $30. 2. French Country Collections Frankincense & Myrrh Reed Diffuser, $35. 3. MOR Marshmallow
Reed Diffuser, $65. 4. Ecoya Cherry Blossom & Tuberose Fragranced Diffuser, $60. 5. LOccitane en Provence Winter Forest Home Diffuser Set, $75.

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Take a
LOAD OFF
Breeze through your laundry with a
perfect pair from Fisher & Paykel.

rom muddy sports kits to food and wine


stains, theres no denying life can get a little
dirty. Luckily, Fisher & Paykels range of
technologically advanced washers and dryers make
short work of your heavy loads. Designed for busy
lifestyles, the machines deliver uncompromising
performance with a sleek and stylish aesthetic
theres no need to hide these beauties in the garage.
Coniguration is key to maximising space, and
these machines can be placed side by side under a
bench or stacked, ensuring your laundry looks as
elegant as the rest of your home but is practical, too.
The FabricSmart 8.5kg Front Load Washing
Machine, features SmartDrive technology and
outstanding water and energy eiciency. It also has
an interior light, soak function, and a Woolmarkapproved wool cycle for better clothing care. Best of
all is the time-saver option, which means you spend
less time doing laundry and more time relaxing.
The new six-star energy rated 8kg Heatpump
Condensing Dryer is perfect for the environmentally
conscious. Water is condensed and either drained
from the dryer or collected in a tank, so you could
use it to water the garden. It reduces the amount of
moisture and allergens, too, meaning its a healthier
choice for asthma suferers. With this perfect pair,
doing the laundry has never been so easy.

Accessories

Basket, $189, by
Citta Design.

Towels, $7 to $70, by
Citta Design.

Linen water, $26, by


Compagnie de Provence.

Kartell diffuser, $159,


from Corso de Fiori.

Soap, $9, by
Compagnie de Provence.

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Bathroom

FOCUS
This award-winning design proves you
can combine a bathroom and laundry in
one beautiful space with Corian.
THE BRIEF
The brief given to expert kitchen and bathroom
designer Celia Visser for her clients city townhouse
was clear: a combined bathroom and laundry
that was innovative, aesthetically minimalist and
sophisticated. They also wanted to have a blissful
soak after a hard day at work, good storage and
practicality of the service areas.

CHALLENGES
The two major challenges were size constraints and
incorporating a utility room and luxe bathroom in
one. Visser brilliantly resolved the soaking challenge
by including an exterior spa bath which is accessed
directly through a glass door from the shower area.

THE INTEGRATED LAUNDRY


Appliances are hidden inside the single vertical
unit. The striking horizontal lines of the bespoke
Corian vanity in Corian Designer White with its
seamlessly formed Corian basin, Corian door fronts
and electric cabinetry are enhanced by elongated
mirrored cabinets holding generous amounts of
storage. Corian Designer White is a very clean
black white perfect for this streamlined space.
Designer Celia Visser.

FABRICATION
The Corian vanity top and door fronts were
fabricated and installed by experts from Topline
Benches a favourite with designers due to the
absolute care they take to deliver a great outcome.

THE BATHROOM DESIGNER


Designer: Celia Visser for Celia Visser Design, with
Corian from Evolution of Surfaces. Elegant in its
simplicity, this versatile room exceeded the clients
expectations, and won Visser a National Kitchen and
Bathroom Association Design Award.
For more information on Corian, call 0800 267426,
or visit corian.co.nz

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www.peterfell.co.nz

B E AU T Y
5

Winter beauty
isall about
luxurious
textures and
rich scents
this seasons
products look as
good as they feel.

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11

1. Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Night Oil, $189. 2. Bottle, $29,


by French Country Collections. 3. Hand towel, $39, from
Tuberose. 4. Jo Malone London Rare Teas Cologne in Jade
Leaf Tea 175ml, $550. 5. Bottle, $13, by French Country
Collections. 6. Loofah, $29, from Tuberose. 7. Diptyque
Philosykos EDP 75ml, $232. 8. Fornasetti Candle, $299, from
World. 9. Mecca Cosmetica Come Clean Body Wash, $54.
10. Sothys Desquacrem Deep Cleanser, $64. 11. Dish (part of
set), $110, by French Country Collections. 12. Elke Tremble
earrings, $249, from World. 13. Soap, $24, from Tuberose.
14. Pot, $29, by French Country Collections.

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Beauty | REPORT

ON SONG
MAC is wooing us with another
of its spectacular creative
collaborations, this time
teaming up with Chris Chang;
the Shanghai-based designer
of fashion label Poesia. The
colourful 14-piece collection
of decorative lipsticks,
eyeshadows, eyeliners and
more was inspired by the
ancient art form Kunqu,
otherwise known as Chinese
opera. Set to launch here in
June, were not sure if the
bright yellow and green
lipsticks are for everyone, but
the intricately designed
packaging already has us
eyeing up the whole range.

Skin food

Beauty
REPORT
This seasons new and noseworthy
beauty launches.
Eds
pick

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with your natural hair colour.

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What we put on our bodies


isas essential to a healthy
glow as what we put in it. To
perk up a dull complexion
this winter, Este Lauder has
added three new products to
its Nutritious Vitality8 range,
from $35. Theyeach contain a
new, intensiied Pomegranate
Complex, designed to leave
you with nourished, hydrated,
supple, smoother and more
radiant-looking skin.

LUMINOUS
LUXURY
New Dior Eau
Lumire EDT 50ml,
$150, is a more vibrant
version of the original
Jadore EDT. Fresh
top notes of blood
orange and a warm
middle of vanilla,
magnolia and lemon,
make this a really
versatile day-to-night
fragrance.

MOROCCAN
MAGIC
Extend the life of your bouncy
blow-dry with the help of
Moroccanoils new dry shampoos,
$46 each. Available in two shades
for light and dark hair, they are
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starch to revive lank locks without
leaving a sticky residue or powdery
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infused with a soft violet tone to
mute any brassiness on blondes.

Cer up

FRESH AND
FRUITY

Planning a winter escape somewhere tropical,


or are you heading to the snow? Wherever you
go, remember to wear sunscreen at all times
to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Clinique has released an array of new suncare
products to protect, conceal and hydrate your
face, skin and body without leaving a thick or
greasy feel. Priced from $50.

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CLEAN
GREEN
If you like a fruity
fragrance without
too much sweetness,
Jo Malone Londons
Limited Edition Nashi
Blossom Cologne
100ml, $220, ticks
all the right boxes.
Top notes of lemon,
a heart of nashi
blossom, and base of
white musk, make it
mouthwateringly
good. It can be worn
alone or layered over
your favourite Jo
Malone London
scent to create a
zesty alternative.

P GLOWING

Dont lose your


healthy, sun-kissed glow just
because its winter. The new
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Limited
Edition Colour Collection, from $49, is
inspired by a summer sunset and designed
to give you that just-been-on-holiday
afterglow. The range includes a prismatic
highlighter and bronzer to illuminate the face,
an eyeshadow palette to enhance your lids,
and multi-dimensional glosses for the
lips. These products also make a
great capsule collection for a
winter break in the sun.

If you are not yet ready


to relinquish your summer
scents, try Issey Miyakes
new LEau dIssey Limited
Edition EDT 100ml, $94.
This fruity-loral fragrance
marries tangy notes of pink
grapefruit with lychee and
a fresh heart of passionfruit
and guava. But be warned
youll smell good enough
toeat.

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Winter

WARMERS
From deep auburn to rose gold,
this seasons hair colour trends add
subtle warmth to your tresses, says
Elise Wilson.

ITS ALL ROSY

he arrival of winter demands


some ine-tuning of your
beauty regimen and that
includes your hair colour.
The good news this season is that less is
deinitely more. More subtle dimensions
are in, says colourist Jennifer Morgan,
co-owner of Morgan and Morgan in
Auckland. Here, three hair professionals
give us the inside scoop on the seasons
chicest shades.

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For the ultimate in winter chic, opt


forpink undertones to your colour.
Ifyou have a warmer complexion think
about a rose gold or rose copper hue,
suggests Morgan. Not too light, not too
dark, and with the perfect pink copper
relection, this is a skin-lattering shade
that will warm up your complexion
easily. A new take on the redhead,
this lighter colour with a subtle hint of
rose pops nicely against a dark winter
wardrobe. If your skintone is cooler,
imagine the perfect rose mahogany,
says Morgan. Once youve had your
newcolour done, prevent fading with
anat-home enhancer and protector.

TRY: Juuce Dusky Rose Conditioning


Colour Treatment, $26. Lust SemiPermanent Colour in Misty Rose, $22.

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THE BLEND TREND


The ombre trend is here to stay, but this
season the look will be more seamless,
says Chinney Yeap from Buoy Salon and
Spa in Wellington. Theres deinitely
no place for stripes or severe two-tone
balayage, it should look like multi-tonal
natural hair. The new buzzword this
winter is sombre, which is a soft, subtle
ombre that typically blends higher up to
achieve a more natural look, says Yeap.
However, the ends remain light, with
only subtle hints of dimensional darkness
going through. For a look that will grow
out subtly, ask for a number of shades
and tones in the same colour family to be
weaved throughout your hair. Whether
you are blonde, brunette or a redhead,
this will add shimmering dimension and
texture to your tresses.

AUTUMNAL AUBURN

BLONDE AMBITION

To add depth and richness to your hair,


try adding some warmer colours on the
roots and pull some pieces through to the
ends, says Danny Pato, creative director
and co-owner of D&M Hair Design in
Auckland. This gives the appearance of
two diferent tones, without lightening
the hair. Refresh trending copper
and deep auburn tones at home with
Schwarzkopf s new wash-out mousse.

Not quite golden and not quite platinum,


this seasons take on blonde rests
somewhere in the middle and it looks
gorgeous when it catches the light.
This sought-after colour is generally
achieved with a blend of highlights and
lowlights artfully applied to complement
the natural undertones of your skin.
But remember, good things take time.
To ensure lightened locks look healthy
and shiny, Pato recommends Olaplex.
When it is added to bleach or colour, it
protects and repairs hair at a molecular
level, helping to prevent damage, he
says. Other than the expertise of your
professional colourist, the only thing to
help protect hair fully when lightening
is Olaplex. To maintain blonde hair at
home use a purple-tinted shampoo or
conditioner to neutralise any brassiness,
and an intense conditioning treatment,
such as Olaplex No 3, once a week to
ensure your hair stays in optimum
condition between salon visits.

TRY: Schwarzkopf Live Salon Colour refresher


Mousse in red and dark brown, $17 each.

Not quite golden


and not quite
platinum, this
seasons take on
blonde rests
somewhere in
the middle.

TRY: Joico Color Balance Purple


Shampoo and Conditioner, $34 each.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3, $49.

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Revlon ColorStay
Gel Envy Longwear
Nail Enamel in Skys
the Limit, $19.

Pantone
POLISHES
This year Pantone announced not one, but two
colours of the year Serenity and Rose Quartz.
Heres how to nail these trending hues.

Essie Nail
Colour in Fiji,
$23.

Morgan
Taylor Nail
Lacquer in
Water Baby,
$19.

Faby Nail Lacquer


in Fairy Dreams,
$20.

Pick your shade


Mecca
Cosmetica
Artistry
Nail Polish
in Phrynia,
$26.

Sally Hansen
Complete Salon
Manicure in
Hats Off to
Hue, $17.

While blue may not be your usual choice


in nail colour, there is a shade to suit
everyone, says Amber McIver, owner of
Verdo Nails in Auckland. Deep blues
pop against light skintones, whereas
pastel hues look great on medium to dark
skin. If you want to stick with pink,
McIver recommends peachy tones for
medium skins and bright, bold shades for
darker skintones. Light skintones can
pull of all shade variations.

Natio
Nail
Colour
in Petal,
$14.

Rimmel
London
Super Gel
Polish in
Perfect
Posey, $13.

Make it last

Faby Nail
Lacquer
in The
Dance of
the Graces,
$20.

Essie Nail Colour


in Aruba Blue,
$23.
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The ultimate goal is polish that goes the


distance. Preparation is key to reducing
lifting and chipping and to ensure a
beautiful, smooth inish, says
Auckland-based nail expert Heather
Vette. First, shape your nails with a ile.
Next, Simply push back and carefully
scrape away the cuticle, followed by
lightly removing the shine from the nail
with a bufer, says Vette. Finally, remove
excess oil and dirt by wiping nails with
polish remover before you start to paint.

Sally
Hansen
Complete
Salon
Manicure in
Pink at Him,
$17.

Dior Vernis
in 262 (from
the Polka
Dots Vernis
Plumettis
Duo), $58.

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eat styling tools are undoubtedly the easiest way to achieve salonworthy hair at home. With minimal efort lat irons can turn
wild curls into a sleek new do, and a curling wand can transform
lank locks with volume and texture. Not all hair styling tools are
created equal, however, some snag and damage hair, while others are just too
tricky to handle. Heres our pick of the smartest stylers out there.

ICED OVER
Inverse Hair System, $249.
Who knew sub-zero temperatures could improve
the condition of your locks? Designed to be stored
in the freezer and used daily on wet or dry hair,
this tool locks in moisture and improves strength
and elasticity. The result? Softer, smoother hair.

Smart stylers
Whether you want to straighten, curl or dry your hair, beauty editor
Elise Wilson has the inside track on the best new tools for the job.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: REBEKAH ROBINSON. ART DIRECTION: ANNA SAVELIEVA.

TWO-IN-ONE
Dafni Hair Straightening
Ceramic Brush, $250.
This brush-and-straightenerin-one is the hassle-free way
to sleek strands. Heating to
185C in seconds, the brush
evenly distributes heat to dry
hair without damaging your
tresses, and smooths and
straightens it 10 times faster
than a normal iron.

Before using
any heat styling
tools, shield your
hair with heat
protection spray,
serum or cream.

CURL CREATIONS
Remington Keratin & Argan Oil
Nourish Conical Tong, $100.
Infused with keratin and argan oil,
thisclever curling wand helps to
strengthen hair as well as restore,
repair and enhance its shine. The
conical shape helps achieve natural
orpolished waves with ease just
remember to use the protective glove.

FROM WET TO DRY


Tangle Teezer BlowStyling hairbrush, $46.
This innovative brush takes
thetime and efort out of
blow-drying medium-to-long
hair. The ixed-base teeth mean
theres no pulling and tugging,
and excess moisture is removed
quickly, leaving you with
frizz-free, voluminous hair.

TRAVEL ESSENTIAL
ghd Azores Limited Edition Atlantic
Marine Allure, $310.
Featuring a practical 2.7m swivel
cordand smooth blackceramic plates,
this multi-styler efortlessly straightens
all hair types, while contoured edges
help create long-lasting curls and waves
withease.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL ROOKE. STYLING: LOUISE HILSZ.

LIVING

Food to nourish body


and soul, and why a
river cruise might just
be the ultimate way
to see France.

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Lets do

LUNCH
What better way to mark the arrival of a new
season than with a celebratory meal inspired by the
latest cookbooks? The Simply You team did just
that and topped it of with a tasty cocktail.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL ROOKE.

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Seated clockwise from left: editor


Naomi Larkin, style editor Louise
Hilsz, art director Anna Savelieva,
beauty editor Elise Wilson, editorial
assistant Nathalie Owen, brand
manager Liezl Hipkins (standing).

Nespresso
martini
MAKES 1
Ice
50ml vodka
35ml coffee liqueur
1 shot (30ml) Nespresso
Coffee beans (to garnish)
1 Fill a martini glass with
ice to chill.
2 Combine all the
ingredients inside a cocktail
shaker and top off with ice.
Shake well.
3 Remove ice from the
martini glass.
4 Using a strainer, pour
the contents into the
martini glass.
5 Garnish with 3 coffee
beans.

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Plum and rocket salad


with almond zaatar
SERVES 4 (AS PART OF A MEAL)
1 tbsp zaatar (shop-bought) or to taste
1 tbsp slivered almonds, lightly toasted
2 big handfuls rocket
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1 tsp honey
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Combine zaatar and toasted almonds. Place rocket
and plums in a serving bowl. Whisk honey and lemon
juice together in a small bowl.
2 Continue to whisk while you slowly drizzle olive oil
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freshly ground black pepper.
3 Dress rocket and plums with just enough dressing
to coat, sprinkle with almond zaatar and serve
immediately.

Recipe taken from:


AYear in My Real
Food Kitchen, by
Emma Galloway.
Published by
HarperCollins New
Zealand, $45.
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Pulled pork
with romesco
SERVES 6
PULLED PORK
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tbsp good-quality smoked
paprika
2 tbsp sea salt
3kg pork shoulder (approx),
bone in, preferably free-range
6 cloves garlic
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 carrot, diced
ROMESCO
4 red capsicums
1 tomato
4 cloves garlic
1 red onion, skin removed
and quartered
2 slices white bread
cup blanched whole
almonds
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parsley
30ml red wine vinegar
125ml olive oil
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TO SERVE
1 loaf bread
Fresh garden leaves
Good-quality olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Combine fennel seeds, thyme,
smoked paprika and salt and rub
all over the pork. Cover and
refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or
preferably overnight.

2 Preheat the oven to 200C.


Place spiced pork shoulder in a
deep casserole dish. Cover the
pork with water and add garlic,
onion and carrot. Cover the dish
with greaseproof paper, then
tightly wrap foil over the top.
Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
3 Reduce oven to 160C and
continue cooking pork for 3-3
hours until tender and pulling
easily off the bone. Remove
from the oven and shred.
4 For the romesco, preheat oven
to 180C. Place capsicums in an
oven tray with the tomato, garlic
and red onion. Roast for 15
minutes. Remove tray from oven.
5 Add bread and almonds to
tray. Return to oven for 5-6
minutes ensuring almonds dont
burn. Remove tray and cool.
6 Peel skin off capsicums and
remove seeds, keeping only
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7 Remove the tough core from
the tomato. Squeeze garlic from
skin. Place cooled ingredients
along with the remainder of the
ingredients in a food processor,
and pulse until you have a rough
pesto-like consistency; dont
overblend into a pure.
8 To serve, pile the pulled pork
onto sliced bread on individual
plates. Add a good dollop of
romesco and top with garden
leaves dressed with olive oil and
lemon juice.
Leftover romesco sauce can be
kept in the fridge for up to a
week and is great with chicken
and seafood.

Recipe taken from: New Zealand


Caf Cookbook, edited by Anna
King Shahab. Published by
Penguin Books New Zealand, $50.
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Roast carrot and


quinoa salad with
miso dressing
SERVES 4
1kg carrots, peeled, topped and tailed
Good splash or two of light olive oil
Flaky salt and black pepper
200g red quinoa
350g rocket
small radicchio
2 tbsp olive oil
250g halloumi
2 avocados (optional)

Minted baby
potatoes, peas
and crme
frache
SERVES 8 (AS A SIDE)
750g baby potatoes, skins
scrubbed if dirty
250g peas, fresh or frozen
(if using fresh in the pod,
youll need just over 500g)
8 shallots, or 2 banana
shallots, thinly sliced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
200g crme frache (thick
sour cream)
40 mint leaves (1 loose
handful), shredded
1 Boil the potatoes in lightly
salted water until almost done
(when you can insert a knife
through them). Add the peas
and cook for an additional
2 minutes. Drain into a
colander and run cold water
over them for a few minutes,
then drain again.
2 While the potatoes are
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cooking, saut the shallots in


the oil with a teaspoon of
salt over medium heat,
stirring frequently, until
caramelised and slightly crisp.
Tip into a bowl and stir in the
crme frache.
3 Tip the potatoes and peas
into a large bowl and add the
shallots and the mint. Stir
together and taste for
seasoning. Transfer into a
clean bowl to serve.

Recipe taken from:


Savour: Sensational
Salads for all Seasons, by
Peter Gordon. Published
by Allen & Unwin, $55.

1 Preheat the oven to 160C.


2 Cut the carrots on the diagonal you
want about 3 pieces from each carrot.
Brush a large roasting tray with some of
the olive oil and spread out the carrots.
Now pour in some more olive oil and use
your hands to mix it through until the
carrots are coated all over. Sprinkle with
salt and pepper. Pour a 2mm layer of
water into the tray, then cover with foil

and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.


When the carrots are almost done,
remove foil and cook for a further 10
minutes, until caramelised.
3 Bring a largish saucepan of water to the
boil and add the quinoa. Cook until
tender (10-15 minutes). The quinoa is
cooked once it puffs up and becomes
translucent. Once cooked, drain water
and leave to cool.
4 Spread rocket evenly between four
plates, laying it to the edges. Tear
radicchio into pieces and scatter over the
rocket. Sprinkle over a little salt. Place a
cup of cooked quinoa in the middle of
each plate on top of the rocket and
radicchio. Spoon a good 1 tablespoons
of miso dressing (see recipe, below right)
on top of the quinoa, then place 5 or 6
carrot pieces around this.
5 Put a small pan with olive oil on
medium heat. When the pan is quite hot,
slice halloumi into thick strips and brown
in the pan on both sides.
6 Divide halloumi between the salads,
placing the slices in between the carrots.
7 Serve with sliced avocado, if desired.

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and date cake
SERVES 10
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185ml unsweetened hot espresso
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cool. Line a deep, 20cm round cake tin with
baking paper.
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beater. Add the eggs a little at a time, as well as
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cheese in a bowl and beat with an electric
beater until smooth. Beat in lemon zest and
add enough icing sugar to make the icing stiff
but spreadable. Spread icing over the top of the
completely cooled cake.
6 This cake keeps well for up to three days,
iced and stored in a cake tin or airtight
container in a cool pantry.

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Random
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Zealand, $65.

Recipe taken from:


A Treasury of New
Zealand Baking,
edited by Lauraine
Jacobs. Published
by Random House
New Zealand, $40.
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Sailing

THE SEINE
A river cruise from Paris to the beaches of Normandy
introduces Pamela Wade to magniicent scenery,
sobering history and delicious local cuisine.

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he Englishman making himself a cup of tea in the


Club Lounge sighed heavily. Its been such a long
day, he said. We had to leave London so early to
get here. And then theres the time change!
I left him mournfully stirring his tea and
continued exploring our new home for the next eight days. The
Tapestry II is a river cruiser belonging to Avalon Waterways and
her patch is the Seine, between Paris and the Normandy region
in north-western France. My journey from New Zealand had
been somewhat longer than the weary Londoners, but I knew
it would be worth it. Launched in 2015, the Tapestry II is full of
luxurious comforts enjoyed by just 128 passengers in her all-suite
accommodation. The biggest on the water, these suites are unique
in having the beds facing panoramic windows, allowing for surely
the laziest sight-seeing ever.

PHOTOGRAPHY: PAMELA WADE.

Historically one of Europes irst


thoroughfares, the Seine is still busy
with barges carrying cargo.

From left: the elevated


Promenade Plante walkway in
Paris; the famous Notre Dame
cathedral; an old water mill in
the picturesque town of Bayeux.

Not that I spent much


time in my suite. In this
respect, river cruising is less
relaxing than its ocean-going
equivalent, for the simple
reason that there is always
something to see. Thats the
problem with 360-degree
scenery: obsessive types like
me are always afraid theyre
missing something and the
endless parade of pretty
villages, farmland, woods
and hills, a cast of waving
ishermen and dog-walkers, and a soundtrack of birdsong, lapping
water and chiming clocks, had me spinning like a top.
I soon gave in to the challenge of seeing as much as possible
and the standard was set high right from the start. The garden at
Claude Monets house in Giverny is a dazzling celebration of his
art. As local guide Marie-Hlne explained, Monet considered
this garden his greatest masterpiece and in real life, his muchpainted lily ponds are simply gorgeous, surrounded by roses,
hollyhocks, azaleas, and sweet Williams, the Japanese bridges over
the water dripping with wisteria. Inside his house, I was delighted
to discover that he and I share a bright yellow dining room but
while I stopped at the walls, his professional boldness with colour
extended also to the table, chairs, dressers and sideboards. Colour
followed him to the end, Marie-Hlne declared, telling how his
body lay in state in his bedroom, draped not in black, which he
never used, but in patterned curtains from the house, pulled down
by his friend, prime minister Georges Clemenceau.
Interesting snippets like these make the guided walking tours
a pleasure, as well as providing indispensable insight into long

The endless parade of


pretty villages, farmland,
woods and hills had me
spinning like a top.

From top: the harbour


at Honleur; a selection
of Normandys famous
cheeses; the locals are
cheerful about their
wet climate.

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From left: the


pretty village of
Beuvron-en-Auge; a
colourful pyramid
of macarons in
Rouen; the citys
ancient halftimbered houses.

Left: diferent styles of butter


can be bought by the chunk in
Rouens market. Right: a glass
of Calvados, Normandys
signature digestif.

centuries of complicated history. In Normandy that includes


Vikings, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, and D-Day
all of them bringing both glory and misery to the land.
At Les Andelys, the beautiful castle shining white on its green
hilltop above the river was where sheltering townspeople were
evicted by soldiers during a winter siege in 1203 as les bouches
inutiles (useless mouths) and left to die of starvation and cold in
the moat outside, trapped by the enemy.
The city of Rouen is a riot of colourful, medieval half-timbered
buildings, but its two main attractions are the site where Joan of
Arc was burnt at the stake, and its ancient cathedral, which was
severely damaged by the 6,000 bombs that fell on the city in 1944.
Its at the D-Day landing beaches, of course, where the shadows
of the past fall most darkly over Normandys green landscape,
its little towns each with a memorial cross and stories to tell.
Passengers were taken by coach to either the American or Allied

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sections of the coastline, to sandy beaches with resonant names:


Omaha, Utah, Juno. We went to Arromanches to see the concrete
remnants of Mulberry harbour, visited museums and stood on the
clif where the sides of bomb craters are now velvety with grass
but the bottoms are shockingly deep. We went to the cemeteries
and looked out over the graves, the straight lines of the headstones
bringing order now to what was chaos, fear and courage.
It made for a long and sobering day; but the cruise has plenty
of delights as well. Even in the rain Theres a reason why
Normandy is so green, city guide Stphanie told us cheerfully
Honleur was glorious. Tall, narrow houses surround a small
harbour bristling with the masts of yachts and narrow cobbled
streets wind up the hill past inviting little boutiques to the unusual
double-nave church of St Catherine.
Bayeux would have warranted a visit even without its famous
tapestry, chainches trilling in neatly pollarded trees, a little river

From left: the bedroom of


Napoleons wife Josephine in the
Chteau de Malmaison; the
Galeries Lafayette department
store; a portrait of Napoleon.

running past water mills, the domes and buttresses of its cathedral
worthy of a much bigger city. We saw the local version of thatched
cottages, the ridges held together by the roots of lowering irises.
Beuvron-en-Auge was outrageously, over-the-top pretty, dazzling
with colourful half-timbering.
And then there was the food. When you are angry, you must
heat! said guide Estelle, in charmingly accented English. And
eat, we did. Local cheeses
Camembert, Pont lvque,
Livarot and crpes, cider and
Calvados, home-made quiche,
six-hour rice pudding, and lamb
raised on the salt marshes. Some
of it was at markets from local
producers, some served by our
hostess Madame Franoise in
her Beuvron summerhouse,
most of it in Tapestry IIs
own dining room, where
waiters Tiago and Shady had
a refreshing disregard for the
reined half-glass pour and illed
our wineglasses to the brim.
We have so much of it! they cried.
The pice de rsistance was Paris: Notre Dame, Versailles,
Montmartre, the Louvre, and the Eifel Tower scintillating in
the dark, as the guide so aptly described it. Our last night took us to
the Moulin Rouge, where the expected topless dancers with their
feathers and slick routines were supplemented by unexpected, and
astonishing, variety acts: acrobats defying gravity, roller skaters
defying physics, aquatic pythons defying their handlers and
escaping from their water tank.
I hope the Englishman thought the cruise was worth his epic
journey; I know I did.

Waiters Tiago and


Shady had a refreshing
disregard for the
reined half-glass pour.

The Tapestry II.

GETTING THERE
Avalon Waterways offers river cruises across Europe
including the eight-day Paris to Normandy itinerary
travelling on the Seine. Highlights include Monets
gardens at Giverny, the medieval city of Rouen, Van
Goghs home and resting place in Auvers-sur-Oise,
the landing beaches of Normandy, and the great
landmarks of Paris. Departures in 2017 are on sale
now, priced from NZ$4,088 per person twin share
aboard the Suite Ship Avalon Imagery II (based on
October 28 2017 departure, category E). EARLY BIRD
OFFER: Until May 31 2016, Avalon Waterways is
offering air credit of NZ$1,500 per person with all
2017 European cruises of seven to 14 days.
For full details and bookings see travel agents, or visit
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10 Norman Spencer Drive,
Manukau, Auckland
Ph: (09) 277 7488

The Sleep Experts

ADVERTISING PROMOTION

A.H. BEARD
With more than 116 years experience, its
fair to say that A.H. Beard knows a thing
or two about making beds. Driven by
their mission to improve lives through
better sleep, they have built an enviable
reputation as innovators of sleep products.
Take the internationally-recognised Relex
Support System found in A.H. Beards King
Koil range for example. Endorsed by the
International Chiropractors Association,
King Koil mattresses featuring Relex
support technology offer support that is
individual to you, no matter what your
shape or size. Pocket coils minimise partner
disturbance, while specially designed
active coils provide extra support where
you need it most. King Koil is available
from all good bedding stores.
www.ahbeard.com

PATERSONROSE
Wow! Patersonrose is a NZ
company proudly celebrating
10 years of design, creation
and supply of childrens
bedding to homes
throughout NZ, Australia
and SE Asia. Specialising in
beautiful 100% cotton, the
Patersonrose philosophy is
to create design that appeals
to all ages, with shouts of
colour and fun that children
wont outgrow quickly. Each
collection starts with the duvet,
expanding from bed, to loor,
to wall, with the ability to mix
and match colours, patterns
and accessories to create a
truly personal look.

The Sleep Experts

Buyers guide

Elderly Assist Ltd


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Eunice Taylor Designer Lighting now proudly represents


Visual Comfort in New Zealand.
Metal Banded
Table Lamp
designed by
E F Chapman.

For more information and a list of stockists:


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Morava supplies fashionable lifestyle items such as this impressive 87cm


Crystal Nymph Vase in Alexandrite Aquamarine. A beautiful limitededition piece, with only 50 made worldwide, this stunning vase is mouthblown, hand-cut and hand-polished using lead-free crystal by Moser,
renowned crystal makers in the Czech Republic since 1857.
18 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland 0800 328 428 www.morava.co.nz

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Buyers guide

Beautiful Cowhide Ottomans

Call us now on 09 522 1050

Cowhide ottomans are our specialty. Custom made ottomans to suit your home dcor - made in New Zealand

gorgeouscreatures.co.nz

BD Barcelona Design sofa,


$6,135, from Matisse.
Everyone knows
Im a lipstick fanatic,
so this Matisse sofa
has my name
written all over it.
MACs tinted lip
balm, meanwhile,
will protect my lips
from the cold.
Elise Wilson,
beauty editor.

iPad Pro 9.7 inch, from


$1,049, by Apple.

The new iPad Pro


includes the Apple
pencil for drawing and
this rose gold version is
super stylish. Maracs
blue armchair will
make a bold statement
in any lounge.
Naomi Larkin, editor.
Marac
armchair,
POA, from
6DUVoHOG
Brooke.

LAST
WORD

MAC
Tendertalk
Lip Balm
in Teddy
Pink, $40.

fr e team
Sofa, $19,250,
from Lorenz & Z.

Theres no better way


to counteract grey skies
than with bright interiors,
like the colourful patterns
on this table and chair.
Louise Horne,
sub editor.

The Simply You stafers reveal this


seasons objects of desire.
Grange table, $9,144,
from Domo.

Bold patterns
instantly add a
fun vibe to any
room. I love this
chair from Kovacs
while this Lalique
vase is a great
investment piece.
Nathalie Owen,
editorial assistant/
writer.

Chair, $2,066, by
Kovacs.
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Lalique vase, $12,900,


from Cavit & Co.

Im huge fan of
bright colours, so
Id tap into the
colour blocking
trend this season
with this sofa and
button box.
Louise Hilsz,
style editor.

Cube, from
$170, by King
Living.

Button box, $120,


from Tuberose.

Framed print, $429, from


Shut the Front Door.

Chair, $1,495
each, by Kartell.
The retro geometric
pattern on this
print would look
great on my living
room wall and
these patterned
cubes are the
perfect way to put
your feet up and
enjoy a glass of
wine after a hard
days work.
Anna Savelieva,
art director.

LAUNDERED LINEN
Relaxed, soft & timeless. Duvet & Sheet Sets from $299
Paired with the Mero Bean Bag & Ottoman Set $199

Visit our website to view


our stockists list, full range, & catalogue

www.mmlinen.com
Level 1 l 50 Victoria Street l Christchurch 8014
info@mmlinen.com l +64 3 377 6006