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Moodboard Series with Fisher & Paykel for Homestyle


On sale today, the latest issue of Homestyle is all about colour. Incorporating this element into my kitchen moodboard series ended up being a really fun process and I'm excited to share a sneak peek with you today. Going a step further, I chose two kitchens this time around to showcase two different but equally gorgeous colour palettes. The first is a kitchen by Swedish stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg. Fresh and stylish with a relaxed Scandinavian vibe, I took inspiration from the beautiful sage green cabinetry. The introduction of even a subtle shade like this can completely transform a lacklustre space. Marble and timber provide warmth and texture, while the forest green Bentwood chair is a great accent piece. In terms of cooking, the Fisher & Paykel 60cm Freestanding Cooker not only looks great, it allows for several courses to be prepared simultaneously, while the the 90cm Wall Canopy Rangehood is a perfect match to the clean lines of the kitchen. 

Photography by Petra BindelHouse of Pictures

Wall Paint, Dulux Lexicon - Dulux
Carrara C marble splashback - Archstone 
Cabinetry in Resene Rainee - Resene 
Floors in Porter’s Perfect Floor Paint in White - Porters Paints
Line wall light 2.0 - Douglas and Bec 
90cm Wall Canopy Rangehood - Fisher & Paykel
High Key Tokyo II – 23 photographic print by Derek Swalwell - Tokyo Wave
Magnetic knife rack - BillDan Design 
Sunbeam London kettle - Sunbeam      
Pan Goose Neck mixer - Robertson Bathware
Rectangular chopping board - Indie Home Collective 
Kubus 4 candleholder - Urban Couture 
60cm Freestanding cooker - Fisher & Paykel
Cover chair by Muuto - Bauhaus
Custom Splay table by Timothy John - Paper Plane 
Thonet No. 18 Bentwood Café chair - Thonet

Designed by interior architect Atelier Baptiste Legué and art director Sandrine Place, this next kitchen in Paris features a pretty combination of pastel paint colours which cleverly define the compact space. One of my favourite features is the Terrazzo benchtop and splashback. A great way of adding texture and colour to your kitchen, this engineered stone provides many different options in terms of form, colour and pattern. Catering to kitchens of all sizes, Fisher & Paykel's ActiveSmartTM 900mm French Door Fridge has a flush-fit design for easy integration into existing spaces or cabinetry. Finished in sleek white glass, the 60cm Single 7 Function Built-in Oven and 30cm 2 Zone Touch & Slide Induction Cooktop complete the streamlined look.

Photography by Julie Ansiau

Ceiling in Dulux Torpedo Bay - Dulux
Walls in Dulux Albany (pink) and Dulux Cockle Bay - Dulux
Terrazzo benchtop - Terrazzo Stoneworks
Coloured concrete shade #677 - Peter Fell 
Crystal Bulb lights by Lee Broom - Bob and Friends 
Nivito Rhythm Copper Rose mixer - Paterson 
Pink Stairs photographic print by Annaleena Leino Karlsson - The Minimalist
Hay Gym hook, $80 - Simon James Concept Store
Milk & Sugar Segment tea towel - Paper Plane
ActiveSmartTM 900mm French Door fridge - Fisher & Paykel
Enamel teapot - Paper Plane 
Talo bowl - Citta Design 
30cm 2 Zone Touch & Slide Induction cooktop - Fisher & Paykel
Odyssey rug - Freedom Furniture 
Nerd chair by Muuto - Bauhaus
60cm Single 7 Function Built-in oven - Fisher & Paykel

Another wonderful issue packed with loads of interior inspo, the latest design finds and beautiful homes, Homestyle is available from all good retailers nationwide. You can also subscribe here

Before I go, I'm thrilled to announce the winner of the Aura GiveawayStacey Hartshorne.  Big congratulations Stacey and thanks to everyone who entered! 

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Homes to Inspire | Grey Contrasts in Denmark


This elegant home in Denmark belongs to interior stylist Cille Grut. A lover of grey, she has used varying shades throughout to great effect. The dark grey wall in the area shown below provides a lovely contrast to the surrounding white ceilings which feature amazing fretwork. Not only does the grey add depth, it also makes the gallery wall pop. Adding warmth by way of tan leather, the iconic leather stools and lounge chairs are by Poul Kjærholm. The stunning Beetle Chair and cushions both by Gubi have been upholstered in a graphic print by Pierre Frey, injecting a splash of colour and loads of charm. 

Simple in design, the kitchen is given a subtle lift with grey cabinetry. The soft hue pairs perfectly with the pale wood benchtops, while the cutting boards and stool give the room a rustic edge. The gorgeous office is bathed with light thanks to beautiful big windows and the bedroom, also painted grey, has a serene quality. I've been thinking about painting our bedroom and this is providing great inspiration!  

Photography by Chris Tonnesen

Images via Elle Denmark 

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Aura | New Collection Launch + Giveaway


Today Aura launch their Spring/Summer collection and I am delighted to be sharing it with you, along with a celebratory giveaway. As we've come to expect from Aura both the homewares and styling are breathtakingly beautiful. Centred around the theme 'all that's vintage is new again' the new cushions and throws embrace this with a variety of textures. From stonewash, to linen, to waffle knits and frayed fringes, the pieces seek to blend natural beauty with a modern, Melbourne aesthetic. Continuing on their path of dusty blues, glacier greens, subtle pastels and tonal greys, Aura have once again produced a stunning colour palette with pieces that can easily be mixed and matched.

New to the collection is the Sine bedlinen featuring geometric prints and elegant simplicity in blues, whites and greys. Made from 360 thread count pure cotton with white piping, the reversible quilt covers are available in king, queen, double and single. I particularly love the white side up, folded over at the top to show a glimpse of the luxurious sateen midnight blue! Available in a selection of earthy tones, the pure cotton Waffle Throw provides the perfect textural layering piece for the bed or sofa.

The Aura Spring/Summer Bath Collection features a selection of luxury towels awash with dusty tones and subtle contrast patterns. These include the pure cotton Sine and Feather Towels which are luxuriously thick and soft. With a clear fusion between vintage and modern, the new marled Waffle Towel is a favourite of mine. Beautifully textural, it features a gorgeous European-styled fringing and is available in two gorgeous colours; Smoke and Denim. Which leads me to the fun part... a giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a Waffle Towel pack in their choice of colour! The Waffle Towel pack includes two bath towels, a hand towel and a bath mat, valued at $159.80 and is available in two colours; Smoke and Denim.

To enter, simply click on the link at the bottom of the post which will take you to a form to complete with your name, email address and your choice of colour if you win. One entry per person is allowed.

Please note that we require your name and address so that we can announce and notify the winner. They will not be used for marketing purposes.

The giveaway is open to NZ and Australian residents only and will close on Monday 25th July at 10am NZ time (UTC +12). The winner will be chosen via and announced on the blog that day. They will also be notified via email to arrange receipt of their gift voucher.

To enter, complete the entry form here.

Update: This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winner Stacey Hartshorne!

Images courtesy of Aura


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Citta Design Preview | Postcards from Palm Springs


Last night I attended the Citta Design Summer 2016|2017 launch at their newly renovated Auckland showroom. The stunning space showcased the new collection 'Wish You Were Here - Postcards from Palm Springs'. Capturing the sun, fun and laid-back luxury of this famous desert resort, the gorgeous palette immediately drew me in. Sun-warmed and earthy, punctuated with modernist brights and the occasional metallic, the colours reflect all of the natural elements that make up Palm Springs -  from the chalky pastels of wind-eroded rocks, the faded greens and bleached out blues of cacti, to the cerulean blue of a twilit desert sky and toasted yellows which call to mind lingering sunsets. Ahhhh... sound's dreamy doesn't it? Now for the eye candy....  

The collection evokes the lightness, optimism and ease of the 1950s Desert Modern with its airy interiors, sleek touches of luxe, clean lines and angles. Beautifully tactile, the natural fabrics and ceramics feature deconstructed botanical and architectural prints, inspired by the aesthetic of the Desert Modernist architecture and its cool surfaces of concrete and stone. Many of the collections earthy natural textures take their cue from traditional weaving and art of Native American tribes - the areas original inhabitants.

An exciting addition to the new collection is the Pop outdoor furniture range designed by Robin Delaere. Fully modular, the gorgeous pieces feature a non-toxic aluminium frame and colour-fast upholstery fabric, both of which will stand up to the outdoor elements of UV rays, chorine, salt water and washing. 

Hmm.. I definitely wish I were there, don't you? The new collection will be available from August so not long to wait!  

Images courtesy of Citta Design

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New + Noted


A few weeks ago I attended the first NZ H&M open house, a preview to the long-awaited store opening this Spring in Auckland. Opening with the H&M AW16 Studio collection for women, I was excited to get a glimpse of this beautiful range. Of course I'm also hoping that the H&M Home collection will follow suit and arrive  here at some point! I love the look of their bedding and smaller accessories which fit so well in a muted colour palette alongside natural materials. Here's a taste of what's coming next season.

Images via Inredningshjalpen

Unique and industrial, I love the Roly-Poly Chairs and Table and Spade Chair by British designer Faye Toogood. Shown here in a refurbished Georgian guesthouse, they are part of  a "curated residence'' by London fashion store Hostem. Sitting alongside furniture by Pierre Jeanneret, Max Lamb, and a range of homewares, the pieces can be purchased by visitors who rent the house, at the end of their stay. See the full house tour here

Images via Dezeen

Cereal Magazine have just launched their Copenhagen Guidebook and to celebrate, they hosted an event at the Muuto showroom. A stunning setting for the new guidebooks, they were showcased amongst a curation of Muuto furniture and products. With beautiful attention to detail, they included a series of fine art prints featuring photos from the guide, mounted on the surrounding walls of the showroom. The guidebook is now available to order here

Photography by Ash James via Cereal

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