Tag: soild timber

New build villa style

  • 24 May 2017

Every now and again a special project comes along,  without a doubt this is one of those. I was lucky enough to work with some extra- ordinary clients who had a very clear vision and buckets of bravery, digging deeply into my bag of tricks we created something pretty special together.

Hours of deliberation over tiny details, lots of excited clapping (mostly from me), and Harwood Homes amazing team of builders and subcontractors, produced this new build which is oozing with character and intricate detail.

Client brief was to recreate the essence of a traditional Villa with a modern twist.

Inky depths of Resene Nocturnal in the entrance set the mood for the rest of the home, traditional Wainscoting panels were custom made for the entrance hall along with metal screens through which you catch a glimpse of what lays beyond. Crystal chandeliers in the dining room cast delicate shadows on rich Black Marie solid timber flooring. Suspended shelving displays collected  treasurers, touches of brass continue through out the Interior adding warmth.

Images by the very talented Amanda Aitken.

Kieran Kinsella Stools

  • 12 March 2015

Oh boy this is a treat Kieran Kinsella’s work encompasses all things I admire in design – simple elegant forms that enhance natural materials

When I look at these wooden stools I immediately think of the illustrations on Maurice Sendak’s book ‘Where The Wild Things Are” these little babies are ready to march across the room! They all ooze personality, look at wedge detail…..aah no way I could choose just one

Discovered on Design Blog Bliss

cool stools

  • 12 July 2013

Searching for bar stools I stumbled across these super cool stools, with a little more digging I discovered they are not only New Zealand made but made right here in Tauranga!

I love the simplicity of them, the seat and collar detail. American Ash available both as a low table stool and a high bar stool….yeah!!

They are designed and made by Y.S Collective.
Definitely Beautiful and Functional.