Bring some French romance to your bedroom

  French décor is one of the world’s most enduring styles, and head of the list is the bedroom or boudoir.     One of the most embraced and romantic is the country bedroom. From casual to chic, this style is often about soft feminine neutrals and pastels or the complete opposite, more masculine yet […]

Rug up for winter

  Our bodies aren’t the only things we need to rug up this winter… our living spaces could also do with an injection of rugs, too. These floor coverings anchor a room and work hard to define and differentiate spaces in a home.     Rugs can be used to frame an area, such as […]

Visions expertly brought to life: McDonald & Hartshorne Quality Furniture

  Personal service, expertly crafted customised furniture and upholstery, and attention to detail make McDonald & Hartshorne Quality Furniture Specialists the people to call on for a fresh new look.     Company co-director Keith Hartshorne personally deals with clients in one-on-one consultations, enabling him to determine clients’ needs. In-home visits assist with fabric selection […]

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 […]

Fine furniture: McDonald and Hartshorne

In 2007 the retail store of McDonald and Hartshorne was in Manchester Street. It mainly stocked Danske Møbler furniture, along with New Zealand made furniture from both local and nationwide suppliers.     February 2011 brought serious changes to the business and it returned to doing what it did best when it first began back […]

Refurbished & ready: Seatons

In a world of flat pack furniture, investing in pieces which will last generations can seem daunting. But with quality refurbishes like those by Seaton’s French Polishing & Furniture Repair in Christchurch, heirlooms can be restored and given a new lease on life – and new real estate in your home.     Restoring high […]

Reinventing spaces: Douglas Furniture

In the world of business, it’s an irrefutable fact that longevity is everything. Longevity knows what it’s doing; longevity earns trust and confidence. Douglas Furniture have a proud and long history here in Christchurch – nearly 65 years in fact.     For a little under seven decades, this business has been producing commercial joinery, […]

Wicker-ed Furniture: WovenVeranda

Cirebon is situated about 250km east of Jakarta, Indonesia and has become a bit of a superstar in the world of outdoor furniture. Establishing itself as the rattan trade centre and manufacturer over time, it is here that WovenVeranda products begin their lifecycle before ending up on the shores of little old New Zealand.   […]

Inside Out

A decked out entertaining space is the ultimate way to enjoy a Kiwi summer. We’ve got all the tips and tricks to get you there.   DECKED OUT A deck that is flush with your interior living space is the ultimate way to create indoor outdoor flow and make your backyard feel more spacious; run […]

Making an entrance: Canterbury Office Furniture

When it comes to first impressions, appearance is everything. Canterbury Office Furniture has been creating inviting, attractive and functional work environments for 20 years.   A reception counter and furniture that is visually arresting brings assurance to the visitor, while a collaborative space, meeting room, board-room, or cafeteria designed by an inhouse designer seeking the […]