I recently completed a Perfect Combination Project – A blank canvas spec home + existing clients on their second project = boundaries pushed with amazing results!
The newly constructed spec home was beautifully proportioned but super plain – so plain it made you sleepy!! Client brief was to add some personality, warmth and interest so we set to work……..
The Master bedroom was spacious opening out onto a sunny courtyard but lacked any redeeming features so we added Harlequin wallpaper, Hemptech fabric and Bianca Lorenne Bed linen.
Feature wallpaper was repeated in the Lounge with dramatic effect, an existing David Shaw Chair was revitalized with new Harlequin fabric.
Another stunning Harlequin wallpaper in the entrance added drama
These simple additions change the house to a home.
A space well and truly stamped with the clients personality.
Amazilia is the stunning newly released collection from Harlequin very aptly named as it is indeed Amazing!
Described as “Featuring extravagant tropical motifs in exotic colourways, delicately depicting hummingbirds, botanically-drawn butterflies, feathers and glossy over sized leaves” it is a typical Harlequin explosion of colour.
Only with the use of Digital print technology can fabrics show such intricate realistic details and vibrant colours. It’s nigh on impossible for me to pick a favorite – I’m a bird girl so many of the designs delight me, BUT if I had to narrow it down…..
The Spray Dyed Velvet is incredible, the intensity and shade of colour changes across the width of the fabric subtly drifting from one colour to another, the warmer of the 8 available colourways are seemingly on fire.
I can’t resist anything to do with birds – I have an every growing collection of nests and feathers in my office so the Limosa wallpaper is a given for me. Available in 5 colour ways I love the water colour effect of the image and the multitude of colour you can pull out as coordinating shades. The proportion of space verses pattern is well balanced and restful.
Apartment living can pose plenty of challenges from a design perspective, particularly when the space is to be a permanent residence.
With my inner need to make all things functional and beautiful I was definitely up for the challenge.
The client brief was simple, the only restriction to the Mount Maunganui beach front penthouse apartment were the exterior walls. The existing floor plan was a poor use of space, the interior dated and tired so the decision was made to gutt the apartment and start with a clean slate.
Many many many concepts later we found the solution; open plan living pivoting around the central kitchen with direct access to the deck creating the hub of the home, a hidden office space incorporated into the dining room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms all in a striking monochrome palette perfect for showcasing the undeniably stunning view of the beach.
The project is testament to the professional team that gathered together making concept into reality, local award-winning builder Todd Grey played an enormous role in transforming my ideas into reality, every detail was given our consideration from the ever-present top floor apartment constraints to custom-made cabinetry to tiling to wallpaper, fabric and custom furniture.
The result is timeless.
Sharp clean lines suit the monochrome palette of Black and White with a Gold accent
Harlequin Wallpaper and fabrics
Harlequin wallpaper with Bianca Lorenne bed linen……beautiful!
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!