“Your bedroom is a very personal space,” says Gavin How, Manager at Station Road Home.
With winter on the horizon, many people consider a change to their bedrooms, creating a new look and feel with either the introduction of a statement piece, or a complete reinvention of the whole room. When it comes to restyling, the temptation is to play it safe. “Somehow, we’ve decided it’s all about this absolute plainness and straight lines,” Gavin says. “But many of our clients are well-travelled; they’ve lived overseas and have an understanding of the wider choices in terms of international design styles.”
Station Road excels at pushing the boundaries of style and design, and bedrooms are on Gavin’s mind. “Our bedroom ranges are very popular, there’s such a lack of good quality bedroom furniture with some flair to it.” Flair is Station Road’s specialty. No matter what look you may be going for, its vast catalogue will have it. A ‘French’ look, with soft lines, embellishment and slightly more feminine is very popular. The deco, Parisian Salon feel, is a winter favourite. Perhaps a more ‘Glamour’ look – blacks, whites, and silver or gold with elegant, fine lines is what you are going for.
“Then there is what we might call a ‘plantation’ look with a resort feel,” Gavin says, featuring darker timbers, strong shapes, perhaps with woven cane. Or possibly an ‘artisan’ look is more your style; imperfect materials – knotted timbers, exposed metals – but beautifully crafted. These looks and more are currently in store at 148 Victoria Street and on the website at www.stationroad.co.nz.
When you step into the lobby of a grand hotel, it makes you feel good, excited. It’s a special feeling.
“What is it about the interior design, furniture and fixings that creates that inspired feeling?” asks Gavin How, Showroom Manager at Station Road Home. “We like to bring something of that special feeling into our home. “What we are encouraging people to do is have the confidence to reach out to something that’s slightly unexpected in terms of international style. Express your individuality with something that’s unique.”
Unique is in plentiful supply at Station Road Home. The Christchurch based company supplies premium furniture and décor to clients who understand that furniture, fashion and art are closely related. “We have customers who have treasured pieces that have been with them in several houses and they continue to shop with us.”
Whether the old premises, a former 19th century worker’s cottage on Rangiora’s Station Road – hence the name – or the new showroom at 148 Victoria Street in Christchurch, “we’ve always been a destination store”. As second-generation cabinet-makers, Station Road established a reputation for manufacturing and understanding the value of quality furniture. The Caracole range, imported from the United States, attests. From classic modern to traditional, or French or Asian themed, these pieces are truly unique in New Zealand.
“First and foremost we’re about providing premium quality, unique pieces of furniture, expertly designed and crafted from beautiful materials.” Visit the store to see the range. Bring photos of your rooms to take advantage of the expert knowledge and advice Gavin and his team can provide or visit