Interiors

Bathe in colour

Colour is an interior designer’s superpower. Whether your home is dipped in monochrome, or playfully painted in complementary tones, colour has the ability to inspire. 

Kitchen envy

Partly inspired by Josh Emmett’s home kitchen, this space in Auckland’s Mt Eden is versatile and highly customised for its client. HOME spoke to Hewe’s designer Gunnar Friese about its detailing and brief.

Bringing the Hamptons to Takapuna Beach

The 2021 City Home of the Year, House on Takapuna Beach by CAAHT Studio, met the challenge of the fishbowl effect, as beach goers and dog walkers promenade the sand beyond the site’s border.

Sunset pinks

The statement pink-tinted concrete bath and basin were sourced from Concrete Nation, in a tone that is picked up by the chunky texture of the Italian floor tiles.

Cedar and oak

Surrounded by grand old trees, including an 80-year-old oak, the site called for a new home that took full advantage of the garden. 

Pacific threads

For over six years, New Zealand/Samoan textile designer Lucy Tupu has been creating unique rugs in New York City, that reference her cultural heritage. On the eve of Lucy launching her first international studio here in Aotearoa, HOME discussed the influences and aspirations that fuel

Motueka bathroom

This luscious bathroom is part of a luxury lodge situated high on a hilltop in Motueka, near Nelson.

Fusion house

Looking out from the living room of this Remuera home, you could be mistaken for thinking you were in a Balinese retreat or a Japanese inn.

The softness of granite

A careful balance of textures and colour transforms this renovated Mt Eden villa into a calming oasis.

Creating a seamless integration with the outdoors

When building a home above Lake Wakatipu, how does one design an interior that complements and celebrates the inspiring views? Trinity Design discusses how they accomplished this at Queenstown’s Closeburn Lodge.

Spirit island

The act of cooking is one full of habits and ceremonies. This South Island kitchen takes the ritual of preparing gin-based drinks for visiting friends as one of its main design cues.

Elegant warmth

This North Canterbury house was conceived by architect Gareth Ritchie (of Rangiora’s firm Archco) as his own family home.

Rustic hints

The initial feel of this kitchen is one of comfortable rusticity which quickly gives way to one’s curiosity at unravelling the many unique, and fairly urbane, design elements at play here.

Well-being in mind

This kitchen is part of a villa extension by Jones Architects in Auckland’s Mt Eden. The idea was to create a contemporary, open-living kitchen and dining space at the back of the home and create a second tier for the master suite, robe, and ensuite.

Chiaroscuro

This traditional villa in Herne Bay underwent a significant extension (by Ponting Fitzgerald), and the kitchen acts as a pivotal space between the outdoors and the interior social spaces.

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