Design excellence

  Christchurch kitchen designer Davinia Sutton made history at the recent National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) Excellence in Design Awards, with her business taking home a record-breaking 13 awards.       Her awards, for seven unique kitchen and bathroom designs, included the prestigious Supreme Kitchen Design Award, the Supreme Bathroom Design Award and […]

Spanish revival: RESENE

  Take inspiration from Californian Spanish-style homes to create a conversation pit that’s a conversation piece in itself.     Modern California Spanish style champions simple yet elegant design as it’s known for symmetrical decorating and reframing interior spaces with archways. Warm woods are a staple in this style too, which makes relaxing desert tones […]

Colours to inspire

  Each December, The Pantone Colour of the Year is looked upon to spark inspiration in the interior and design world. In 2021, for only the second time in its 22-year history, Pantone selected two colours to define the year. The two independent colours, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a bold and brilliant yellow, show how […]

Timelessly Tactile

Natural materials are moving to the forefront of our interior styling as environmental impact begins to dictate many of our purchase choices. Wood: it’s earthy, rustic, homely, timelessly elegant and sustainable… what’s not to love?     New home décor trends are constantly emerging, tempting us with their new appeal. But there’s one material that […]

Touch of gold

Nothing delights the eye quite so much as the glitter of gold. Wherever gold is, gloom is dispelled. Be it the ring on your finger, the scarf around your neck, or the coverlet adorning your bed, there’s something about gold. Here are a few ways to get a touch of gold in your home this […]

Where the wild things are

We modern-day humans have long harboured a fascination for all things tribal and, thanks to children’s books and Hollywood, our collective imaginations have run riot on the subject.     Think of Tarzan swinging across the jungle; the dashing daredevil Lawrence of Arabia striding desert sands; Hepburn and Bogart pitted against the mighty Ulanga River […]