Interiors

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:

Why a neutral colour palette isn’t always the answer

From the earthy 60s to 80s pastels, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins laments interiors being dipped in bland Why a neutral colour palette isn’t always the answer When I first started writing about interior design, one of the early pieces I submitted was in response to a

This open plan kitchen in Mahurangi is masterfully detailed

With no demarcation, this kitchen merges seamlessly as part of the living area. Discover the details behind architect Belinda George’s award-winning home This open plan kitchen in Mahurangi is masterfully detailed Architect: Belinda George Location: Mahurangi Brief: A kitchen at the centre of family life,

Step inside the open plan kitchen of award-winning architect Guy Tarrant

At his previous home, Architect Guy Tarrant designed a beautiful oak kitchen with honed granite benches that’s replicated almost exactly in his new space Step inside the open plan kitchen of award-winning architect Guy Tarrant Architect: Guy Tarrant Location: Pt Chevalier, Auckland Brief: A kitchen as a backdrop

A galley style kitchen in Cambridge breaks away from open plan living

The galley design of this kitchen in Cambridge works separately to indoor living and seamlessly with an outdoor courtyard A galley style kitchen in Cambridge breaks away from open plan living Architect: Christopher Beer Location: Cambridge, Waikato Brief: Functionality foremost, and a kitchen that sits

This Auckland villa’s kitchen blends modern style with a heritage feel

Thanks to extensive planning and considered material choices, this Auckland villa welcomes a new kitchen addition in a seamless merger   This Auckland villa’s kitchen blends modern style with a heritage feel Architect: Jane Priest Location: Herne Bay, Auckland Brief: A functional kitchen for a growing family, with an

The kitchen of this Hahei holiday home was built for socialising

Efficiency was the name of the game for this Hahei holiday home’s kitchen. Discover how this space was built for socialising This beach retreat required an efficient space to cater for its owners and their guests Architect: Paul Clarke, Studio2 Architects Location: Hahei, Coromandel Brief: A