Merry Christmas!

Award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong has been sharing her top tips for creating successful interiors throughout 2019. This issue, she simply wants to wish all her readers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. “Enjoy the break with your family and relax!” she says. “It’s been a fabulous year and I thought I would […]

Fleck Construction

A family friendly space: Fleck Construction and Jeremy Kingan Architects team up to build an excellent family home

“I love houses with rhythm,” says Jeremy Kingan, an Architect based in Central Otago. Clearly the judges of the NZIA Southern Architecture Awards agreed, selecting Jeremy’s ‘Fleck’ house as one of the housing category winners for 2018. The rhythmic design concept of patterned repetition is evident in the gabled barn section of the house where […]

Cameron Bailey

On top of the world: We chat to the number one Harcourts sales consultant in the world who just happens to be Christchurch’s very own Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey has been awarded the number one Harcourts sales consultant in the world and is also thrilled that the company he is part owner in has had its Papanui office announced as the top office for Harcourts out of over 800 offices globally. Metropol talks to Cameron about the 15 years of dedication behind […]

Casa Construction

It’s all about the detail: Casa Construction raises its sights towards the 2018 Master Builder Awards

The team at Casa Construction has had a big year already. A brand refresh, launched in March, has helped to position the business for expansion down south to Wanaka. Now with the Master Builder awards in full swing, Casa is focussed on completing more houses that are as beautiful and well-crafted as this year’s entry, […]

Molls Dolls

The dames of dance: how the award winning dance group ‘Molls Dolls’ got their collective groove on

Molly Chapman was four years old when she donned her first pair of tap shoes and clicked her way across the floorboards. Born and raised in Dunedin, Molly grew up in a family that was, and still is, very involved in musical theatre. “My sister plays leading roles and directs musicals in Dunedin, and my […]

O'Neil Architecture

People make the place: O’Neil Architecture

When people think of O’Neil Architecture, it might conjure up images of its award-winning homes scattered throughout New Zealand, or perhaps founder and Principle Designer Darren O’Neil springs to mind. However, there is a team of talented folk behind the scenes who passionately bring clients’ visions and dream homes to life – guiding clients through […]

Premium Home Builders

A talent for transformation: Premium Home Builders have been wowing the judges (and homeowners) with their renovation and design skills

Specialising in architectural builds and large-scale renovations, the innovative team at Premium Home Builders can transform a dated abode into an award-winning home. With a strong focus on sustainability and creating healthy, energy-efficient homes, the company ensures quality craftmanship, contemporary design and an exceptional building experience. This is reflected in one of their recent projects, […]

Patisserie Yahagi

Sweet love: Patisserie Yahagi gets their joy from bringing happiness through the giving and receiving of food

When you work within or establish a new business, what makes you the happiest? For Eri Yahagi, the owner of Patisserie Yahagi at Church Corner mall in Upper Riccarton, happiness comes in knowing that her customers enjoy her desserts and cakes, but especially when they pass that joy on to their dearest people. These were […]