A Place Beside The Seaside

The Project: A recently purchased do up - Single level, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home with panoramic views back towards Welcome Bay in Maungatupu, Tauranga.

The Clients :A husband & wife team; both with a keen eye when it comes to design and had already begun the renovations when I was contracted to offer my advice and expertise for the interior spaces.

The Brief: To bring together elegant yet coastal decor,incorporating existing furniture, such as an earlier purchased gorgeous leather cigar sofa. This sofa brought a certain level of drama to the room and paired well with a fabric sofa purchased at the same time from Hunter Furniture. We went to work with the use of soft furnishings in varying fabrics & textures. A linear geometric print from Warwick NZ, transformed the window nook and complimented the dining table chairs already in purchased long ago. A contemporary velvety plain fabric in the colour 'Moss' complimented the red tones in the leather cigar couch and the reindeer hide softened the coolness that leather can sometimes convey. A range of throw cushions from both Mulberi and Weave Home created a layered warmth making the large open living spaces feel cozy and welcoming.

As with many renovations, the project can take on a life of its own and these clients have now gone on to renovate the kitchen, with updates to the bathrooms and laundry on the list next. Saving the best for last when they convert a bedroom off the master into a large walk in dressing room and ensuite to become what will be a truly remarkable home.

What the client says: "Loved the warmth and the overall feeling that our home now conveys. Cass was able to listen and interpret the little details that made our house unique to us."

A Place Beside The Seaside