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Make a spring transformation: Armstrong Interiors

Spring is the season of transformation when it comes to our humble abode. But according to award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong from Armstrong Interiors, this season is about so much more than the archetypal spring clean.



With spring finally here, what does this mean from an interior design perspective?
Consider your family – how do they want to live, what makes them feel good, what do they need to improve about their living space and minds? The arrival of spring brings freshness, fragrance and finally opening the doors to let the sunshine in. So a nice way to freshen up your home is to have a good tidy up of things you have accumulated during winter. It’s a chance to simplify your bench tops and re-style your furniture layout. Your interiors have the power to change your mood.

After winter’s heavy throws and blankets, how do we style beds for spring?
This is a nice time to take the darker, moody, warm tones away and replace them with soft greys and whites. We still need warmth, so maybe change things up with a lighter throw on the end of the bed and new cushions. Try sleeping in linen sheets; this will be lovely change.



With the end of the year fast approaching, when is the best time to get started on home projects?
Spring is always a busy time, coming into the silly season, with Labour Weekend and Show Week just around the corner. Easy yet effective changes include adding cushions, painting a room (a cost-effective way to get a fabulous new feel), changing accessories or new curtains to instantly change the feel.

We have been spoilt with choice of colours over the winter with mustards, oranges and dark greens. What colour trends are we looking at for spring?
I have just painted and restyled my own bedroom for spring. I used Resene Quarter Rice Cake. This is a creamy white; warm and fresh. Great for villas or for someone looking for more than just white. I have accessorised with a soft floral pot plant, new cushions on my bed in Liberty Florian, with piped edge and backing in velvet, and very soft dove grey linen duvet and white sheets. Feminine colour tones and patterns. This summer, florals are in and I was in the mood for ‘soft and pretty’.


Angelique Armstrong
Armstrong Interiors Ltd


Visit, phone 03 356 2636 or check them out on Instagram, armstronginteriorsltd




Spring in your step

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, so instead of reminding you that we’re quickly heading into the time of year when spring cleaning is in order, we’re going to tell you about the interior opportunities the season of spring offers us.

It’s all about perspective, you see. Instead of the seasonal spruce up, why not look at it as an opportunity to introduce practical perfection and add some spring in your step? Yes, it’s time to invest and we’ve got a moodboard of sophisticated fundamentals that will help you to get your home in order.


  1. Set up: Bathrooms can be a bugbear at the best of times, but this stylish bathroom set will bring style to your wet room.









2. Sleek storage: Organisation has never looked more attractive than these cute little Mustard Made lockers that come in all shapes and sizes. Use it to display favourite ornaments, or to give clutter a home.




3. Standing out: Potted plants are an easy way to bring life and colour to your interior spaces and, when it comes to presentation, naturally plant stands are a great way to make your pots ‘stand out’.



4. Decked out: It’s time to get yourself decked out – after all, sunny days are just around the corner. This deck chair from Bastille and Sons will stand you in good stead.



5. Life of the party: It’s time to get your entertaining mojo back! When it comes to preparing for a busy schedule of hosting over summer, beautiful table linens will ensure you are the life of the party.



6. Printed perfection: Get some colour in your life with this apron from H&M. You’ll feel like cranking up the barbie in no time!