Tag Archives: living room


The Power of One

The best interiors are usually those unafraid to mix and contrast colour, but a new trend has been emerging that is equally as striking.  Layering multiple shades of the same colour in a single room is a look that requires bravery and more than a little taste, but the end...

Luxe for Less

A home that feels expensive pays attention to texture, lighting and feel; is confident in its choices and indulges in items that are not necessarily costly, but exude a rich atmosphere.  These days it is easier than ever to achieve a high-end look in your home for prices within reach....

Sizeable Downsizing

With our growing ageing population continuing its migration to smaller urban dwellings; so too is the design of the inner-city home.  With the recent announcement of more than 120 homes to be built in Christchurch’s east frame, we’ve taken a moment to look at what it means to downsize –...

A Return to the Brutal

One of the hottest home trends right now is not one to sit quietly in the background – Brutalism, as the name suggests, was an architectural movement that rose from post-World War II; an imposing showcase of structure and celebration of design that utilised readily accessible, rebuildable, raw, unfinished materials. ...

Child’s Play

Nowadays it’s common to see children’s rooms beautifully decorated to within the nth degree.  If this inspires you to create a similar space, remember that although they’re stunning in their setup, it’s the clever little details that’ll make these rooms really popular with their inhabitants.  Here are our top tips...

Tiling Trends

Let’s look at a few of the gorgeous and current tiling trends you’ll want in your home right now! When looking to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom, you can’t go past the most effective and budget-friendly option of tiling.  Per square meter, the cost of introducing tiles into these areas...

Tropical Infusion

Both relaxing and spiritually uplifting, Tropical decor is your best escape from winters icy grasp.  With this interior theme, don’t be afraid to think creatively; it’s both floral and textured design - but not as you know it.  It’s a clashing of bold and warming colours, a mix of foliage...

A Hygge Home

Pronounced ‘hooga’ this increasingly popular Danish concept translates roughly into English as ‘cosiness’.  Said to be making homes nicer and people happier, the act of living in a state of hygge is helping Denmark rapidly climb the ranks of becoming one of the world’s most happy countries.   Now that the...

A Pop of Colour

While a calming neutral is a homeowner’s best friend, sometimes it’s nice to throw our adult sensibilities away and embrace our childhood love of vibrant, bold colour.  You don’t have to go all-out and start painting the ceiling fushia (though if that’s what your heart desires then go for it),...

Create timeless interior in 5 Steps

Elegant, enduring, subtle, understated – these are the words often used to describe a design considered to be timeless.  But how do you introduce a timeless look in your home?  What makes a unique and timeless home design?  Despite its awe-inspiring presence, this look is relatively easy to achieve, so...