In a small 1890s built home in Parnell, a spare room with multiple functions needed some vision.
The brief for this room was to:
• Maximise functionality
• Design and create in an environmentally conscious way
• Add warmth and space.
In a room 3m x 3.5m that was to be used for piano practise, kitchen, dining, and office. We first utilised the placement of colour to create an illusion of space.
White floors and vintage grey walls in a range from The Natural Paint Company meant VOC free walls and clean air.
Second-hand furniture with rounded edges made the room spacious and environmentally conscious.
A floating shelf as a piano table created the illusion of a piano suspended in.
Hanging plants added to the vibe and clean air as well as elongating the room and freeing up space on the floor.
A large wicker pendant added drama and another natural element to the room.
The results were modern and eye-catching. The space feels open and functions perfectly. The kitchen wall is phase two, to be completed.
At the Nautilus in Orewa, I was asked to transform a tired two-bedroom apartment into a luxury beach getaway.
All measures were taken to ensure the project was carried out in an ethical way. Poly carpets and vinyl were uplifted and replaced by natural timber planks.
Bespoke Timber Coatings is a New Zealand manufacturer and supplier of high-quality, sustainable timber flooring working together with Forestry New Zealand's One Billion Trees Programme.
Existing Art pieces were carefully reworked in the new colour scheme. This avoided excess waste and created a stunning feature in the living area.
The kitchen was refaced, saving all existing cabinetry minimising waste.
New crisp white cabinet doors, teamed with natural hex tiles, made the kitchen, light, bright and modern. Without having to replace the countertops, it looked like a brand new kitchen.
Freedom furniture provided the drapes in the new ethical, VOC free linen range, and the bedding was hand-selected to only include ethical and sustainable brands of organic cotton and bamboo.
Overall the clients were thrilled with the results and the space feels natural and chic.
This two bedroom apartment needed a complete overhaul to bring it up to standard for an Air BnB rental.
Recently awarded for being top of its category, the client brief was to:
• Modernise completely
• Solve space and storage issues in kitchen dining area
• Add wow factor
The kitchen’s natural hex tiles and gold glitter grout has been featured in numerous online articles.
The custom kitchen island incorporates dining space and ottoman seating which solved the space issues with the apartment.
Bright, eye-catching designer wallpapers and custom artworks have brought personality and a sense of luxury to the viaduct apartment.
The clients have reaped the rewards creating this unique space and the guests who stay here give rave reviews.