Vibrancy and hue: Art and furniture that transforms

We revisit the winning Home of the Year 2019 — Diagrid House by Jack McKinney Architects — to see how some exquisite furniture and rugs by Ligne Roset and artwork from Parnell Gallery might transform such a strong, architectural interior.

With thanks to the homeowners, Cameron Ireland and Rachael Newnham, for location usage.

(From left to right) Noctambule rug, $4,850, from Ligne Roset; Ploum large settee (in Moby Safir), $16,350, from Ligne Roset; Caffé low table (in Marron Emperador), $3200, from Ligne Roset; Ariane, bronze sculpture, 195x140mm, by Olivier Duhamel, $2900, from Parnell Gallery; recycled glass vase (large amber), Madam Stoltz Denmark, $29, from Madam Rat Floral, @madam.rat.floral; brass plate — pebble tray, $109, and Geo marble cone (forest green), $79.90, both from Città Design,; Madam Rat florals @madam.rat.floral; Natural Colourfield, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 800x1000 mm, by Stephen Howard, $9000, from Parnell Gallery; Mabel silk blend cushion cover, $89.90, and Edmund silk blend cushion cover, $109, both from Città Design,; Pukka armchair , $6150, plus small footstool, $2330, (both in Gentle Abricot) from Ligne Roset; The Honeymooners’ Bed, 2022, Oil on Canvas, 1290x1210mm, by Peter Hackett, $22,000, from Parnell Gallery. All other items: stylist’s own.
Roll desk, $3,180, from Ligne Roset; Ilot high stool (in Cloud Marine), $1,420, from Ligne Roset; Earth Vessel — Gold Paint and Raku, $250, from Public Record,; Madam Rat florals, @madam.rat.floral; Libri Muti Gallery notebooks by Slow Design Florence, $149 (set of 2), from Tessuti,; Moonlight, 2022, Polymer and Acrylic on Panel, 400x400mm, by Tim Jones, $2600, from Parnell Gallery; Meisterstück Glacier Solitaire fountain pen, $2980, Montblanc,; Gavrinis rug (mustard), $4350, from Ligne Roset. All other items: stylist’s own.
Whakapapa Disc #1, Aluminium, 540mm in diameter, by Sally Smith, $1260, from Parnell Gallery; Ned Collections, Harmie LT Vase Joe Black $129, with florals, both from Madam Rat Floral, @madam.rat.floral; Stump occasional table in Carrara marble, $6390, from Ligne Roset.
Thot pedestal table, $1980, from Ligne Roset; Costa Pillar Candle, $49.90 (each), and Nought Stem Holder, $59.90, both from Città Design,; Madam Rat florals, @madam.rat.floral; Gilded Devotion, Mixed Media, Resin and Gold Leaf on Canvas, Anna Stichbury, sold, on loan from Parnell Gallery; Ècume rug (blue), $3950, from Ligne Roset; Flax armchair high back (in Cordoue Moutarde), $7450, from Ligne Roset; City jacquard throw (russet brown) by R+D.LAB, $730, from Tessuti,; Paravent screen, $4780, from Ligne Roset.
Entrelacs rug, $5,320, from Ligne Roset; Oda pedestal side table (yellow), $860, from Ligne Roset; Woman Uplifting, bronze sculpture on stone base, 225x307x153mm, by Alfred Hassencamp, $1400, from Parnell Gallery.



Art direction: Federico Monsalve

Styling: Kate Grewal

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