This lovely home in East Tamaki had lots of potential, but also some challenges in terms of design and construction issues due to a curious number of odd angles that I needed to work around. Never daunted by a challenge, I engaged some of my best contractors and came up with some creative solutions for installation. I was tasked with updating both the kitchen and sitting room with a light bright refresh for the new owners. The existing kitchen was boldly coloured with an impractical layout that did not complement the simple architectural feel of the property.

Mindful of the budget, I decided on sleek white lacquer cupboards with good mechanics and timber that was pre-fabricated and not custom made. The floors are not timber, however you would never know this, were made of interlocking cost-effective tongue and groove planks. The engineered Caesarstone benchtop was a gorgeous  material that gives a look of natural stone. In the living area, Scion made a custom yellow ottoman and cushions that mixed beautifully with the owner’s existing sofa. I chose light paint colours with accents of mustard to tie everything together. The greens and blues in the sitting room tied back to the kitchen for a seamless flow from space to space.

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