Interiors

How this pared-back kitchen took its inspiration from commercial kitchens

It’s all about efficiency and functionality in this minimalist kitchen where everything was designed to be a fingertip or a pivot away Project Bach kitchen Designers Dean Poole & Stevens Lawson Architects Location Karekare, Auckland Brief An owner-designer creates a highly orchestrated space in a

A pre-1900s Georgian-style home gets a respectful kitchen renovation

See how Christopher Wood Architects seamlessly altered and restored this character home with pared-back modern style Project Mount Eden kitchen Architect Christopher Wood Architects Location Mt Eden, Auckland Brief To update the kitchen in this family home, ensuring it connects with the dining, living and outdoor

How a Waiheke Island bathroom was designed to feel like a luxurious hotel

With a luxurious combination of intricately placed tiles, moody colours and brass detailing, the bathroom in this Waiheke Island home is epitome of style The overview Project ‘Lantern House’ bathroom Architect Herbst Architects Location Onetangi, Waiheke Island Brief Create an elegant, intimate bathroom that takes

This kitchen designed by Mike Hartley is an open-plan dream

Thoughtful design and a showstopping choice of steel-grey stone makes this Auckland kitchen a hard wearing yet stylish space This kitchen designed by Mike Hartley is an open-plan dream Project Castor Bay kitchen Architect Mike Hartley, 13 Location Castor Bay, Auckland Brief To create an

How a small bathroom was squeezed under the eaves of a gable roof

Guy Tarrant had many constraints in designing this Mt Eden home, not least fitting three bedrooms and two bathrooms under the eaves of a gabled roof The overview Project Mt Eden bathroom Architect Guy Tarrant Architects Location Mt Eden, Auckland Brief Fit a bathroom under

Creative cabinetry takes centre stage in this bungalow kitchen reno

“The owners cook a lot, so it’s a working kitchen,” says Wellington architect Mary Daish of the space she refitted in a 1920s bungalow in Lyall Bay Creative cabinetry takes centre stage in this bungalow kitchen reno Project Lyall Bay kitchen Architect Mary Daish Architect

This design duo’s secret to creative success is one we can all use

Award-winning Auckland design studio Material Creative has reinvented the space at the Naumi Hotel. Discover how you can use technology to reinvent your own creative process This design duo’s secret to creative success is one we can all use Until recently, the hotel offering across

A small apartment kitchen is redesigned with architectural precision

A small galley kitchen presents as a collection of furniture thanks to the custom-designed walnut cabinetry and skillful balance of minimalism and function A small apartment kitchen is redesigned with architectural precision Architects: Nat Cheshire and Ian Scott, Cheshire Architects Location: Auckland Brief: For the

Herbst Architects design a rich oak and copper kitchen in a Muriwai home

Timber and copper contrast against this Muriwai home’s pristine gallery-white walls. Architect Nicola Herbst describes the details behind the design    Herbst Architects design a rich oak and copper kitchen in a Muriwai home Architects: Herbst Architects Location: Muriwai, West Auckland Brief: As a key

How the kitchen design of this small Christchurch home maximises space

We discover how a material crisp palette and integrated design has allowed architect Tobin Smith to create a seamless living space in his small Christchurch home How the kitchen design of this small Christchurch home maximises space Designer: Tobin Smith, CoLab Location: Christchurch Brief: Create

A windowless bathroom in a small apartment is given a luxurious redesign

The small windowless bathroom found in this modest apartment has been transformed with rich oak and brass accents into a surprising sanctuary  A windowless bathroom in a small apartment is given a luxurious redesign Architect: Nat Cheshire and Ian Scott, Cheshire Architects Location: Freemans Bay,

This Auckland bathroom used rich materials to create a refined experience

The ensuite in this robust Auckland home uses a warm palette of materials to create a sense of occasion and make bathing more than just a functional act This Auckland bathroom used rich materials to create a refined experience Architect: Dave Strachan, Strachan Group Architects Location: Mt Eden,

This bathroom design was influenced by mid-century and Japanese details

The mid-century design and Japanese details found in this Auckland home inspired this bathroom renovation’s considered, artisan aesthetic Designer: Katie Lockhart Studio Location: Northcote, Auckland Brief: Reference the home’s modernist roots while updating the bathrooms to cater to a young family. Describe the project in

How minimalist design took this small bathroom to the next level

Floor to ceiling tiles and refined function create a generous feeling of space in this small Christchurch bathroom. Tobin Smith discusses how he streamlined his design How minimalist design took this small bathroom to the next level Designer: Tobin Smith, CoLab Architecture Location: Christchurch Brief:

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