I really enjoy working on renovation projects, the end results are always rewarding. This project was no exception. John and Fay’s family farm house needed serious attention. The layout was typical of its era, dark cramped separate rooms with no thought given to the sun or the stunning rural views.
Walls separating the dining, lounge and kitchen were removed connecting all 3 rooms into a bright family friendly space. We used the large existing laundry as a combination scullery, home office, laundry room with direct access into the kitchen, the remaining kitchen space suited a functional galley layout.
Original timber floors, simple white cabinets and bench tops, Italian glass mosaic tiles the colour of the summer sky, some funky lighting….. perfect!
A slight shift in wallpaper trends is underway. This stunning Harlequin paper is a great example. Patterns are becoming smaller creating a subtle background to an Interior rather than the bold single feature walls we have become accustomed to. These new wallpaper patterns are small enough to use on every wall of a room. It’s a nice change!
Thinking outside the square when using an ordinary product like this white brick tile for a kitchen splash back can transform ordinary into fantastic.
This is Ultimate Homes new “Lakes View” show home at The Lakes, Tauranga. When I first suggested it the tillers knees went a bit weak but the end result was worth it.
I have a new project under way… a bathroom renovation in a stunning Tuscan villa. The current layout is dominated by a corner spa bath and very dated wall tiling. As with most renovations its going to involve some compromises, this time its the terracotta floor tiles which run through out the entire home and therefore have to stay.
So I’m going to add some clean modern lines while keeping with the overall Tuscan style, maximum storage with a custom-made vanity and the Robertson Zen basin will be a perfect fit along with tumbled marble mosaic tiles.
I have created this blog so I can share with you my inspirations, knowledge and favourite products, all of which are a constantly evolving part of my daily work as an Interior Designer.
“Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful… and if it’s both necessary and useful then don’t hesitate to make it beautiful”
I love to live and work by this Danish Design Institute quote; I hope I can inspire you to live by this idea as well!
I am blessed to have such a wonderful career, I love working with people helping them to create homes that are uniquely theirs, join me on a bloggers journey of design and don’t forget to remind yourself of the quote as you surround yourself with the things you love.